OnePlus 2 gets a discount for good


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OnePlus have figures that producing a OnePlus 2 is now cheaper than it has ever been. And thus, the company has decided to pass on the benefit to the users… while also getting some media footage for itself.

Coming back to the pricing of the phone, the OnePlus 2 is now $349 (previously $389), €345 (previously €399) and £249 (previously £289) in the US, Europe and the UK. Worth noting is the fact that these are prices for the 64GB version of the phone.

While the OnePlus 2 has been a fairly successful device, the phone didn’t quite manage to create the demand that the OnePlus One did. That said, it isn’t really a bad device to get right now, considering how much easier (and cheaper) it’s gotten to do so.

If you’re in a fix still, our review of the phone should help. For the lot that cares more about the specs, here’s what the OnePlus 2 comes with: a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front facing camera and a 3300mAh battery.

To keep recent buyers happy, OnePlus will also be refunding the difference in price to people who bought the phone in the last 15 days.

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15 Comments

  1. Tremaine Underwood
    February 8, 2016

    I have an interesting question(maybe only to me 🙂 ). I noticed the other day that the price of the Meizu MX4 Pro 16Gb version has pretty much fallen through the floor. I saw one site selling them for $180. Now my question is this: why not buy this over say a Meizu Metal or Redmi Note 3. It may be quite old but it does have:

    A 2k screen(probably overkill)
    21mp camera
    3gb ram
    Samsung processor appears to be on par with the x10(admittedly I am guessing a bit here).

    On the support side, I checked on the Meizu forum that they have released Flyme 5 and are updating it on a regular basis(There is a beta version released a few days ago). The only downside for me is the single sim. I would actually love to see an article on bargains vs newly released. This kinda thing is going to be interesting as the gap between old and new generations gets closer.

    I know this is kinda off topic, but its in keeping with phones getting discounted as they get older.

    • Adam Irvine
      February 8, 2016

      I too would be interested to hear some other people comment on this… Are there any cons to the MX4 Pro at that price instead of one of the others you mentioned..?

      The only thing I can think of, I think there’s not much support for it on XDA-Developers (the last time I looked anyway…) And so that usually means that Meizu haven’t released any source or unlocked the bootloader etc… which makes it hard to release CM roms etc…

      Anyone?

      *Edit*
      Actually, I see this only for a 16gb model, which obviously coupled with the lack of a memory card slot is pretty useless, when you start looking for a 32gb model they’re more expensive than an MX5! So ye, it appears that they’re just selling the cr@p they couldn’t sell before at a ‘bargain’ price..?

      • MattD
        February 8, 2016

        It’s obvious a price drop after some time, even mx5 is having some (and I wouldn’t call it “cr@p”, we all should know by now mx5 is one of the best phones of 2015).
        That said, the mx4 pro is a bit of an odd device, since the standard mx4 is a better overall choice, so I can understand why pro’s price is dropping that way, especially the 16gb model due to the lack of substantial space available.

        However, you’re right: for what i know, meizu keeps its bootloaders locked and no type of modding is currently possible, and that’s something one should take in account when buying one of their devices (according to the things I’ve read online, some have some kind of sw issues that modding could get rid of, but it’s not currently possible)

        • Oscar
          February 8, 2016

          Actually meizu mx4, mx4 pro users and possibly mx5 and pro 5 might have an option to unlock boot loader. With the flyme 5 update there is now an option to unlock boot loader in the developer section in settings. If you click on it nothing happens but hopefully with a future update it might work, a warning message pops up as well warning you of the risk of unlocking boot loader.
          And in terms of bargains, the mx4 pro or the mx4 are excellent choices over the current phones in it’s price bracket namely the xiaomi redmi note 3, letv le1s, meizu metal. The 21mp camera is just amazing!!

          • MattD
            February 8, 2016

            Good to know… Probably all they want to do is to enable the possibility to flash yun os on their older devices, but it’s a good thing nonetheless.
            Anyway, standard mx4 wins over the pro version every time of the day for me, still they’re both good choices for today standards i think

      • balcobomber25
        February 8, 2016

        It’s funny because I see the 16GB models all over the internet for around $170, but the 32GB model is selling on many of the same sites for around $450. That is a big jump for nothing more than double the storage.

  2. Jay
    February 8, 2016

    About time before this phone went the hara-kiri route! Will at least serve as an expensive clothes pressing iron!

  3. Roy B
    February 8, 2016

    I bought a cheap “new” MX4 Pro and it turned out to be a refurb with stolen IMEI, it was a BIG trusted seller on Aliexpress. BUYER BEWARE. (PS I now have a OP2 and its much better, the camera is awesome 🙂 )

    https://meizufans.eu/forum/topic/2997/unknown-serial-no-and-weird-imei/71

    • balcobomber25
      February 8, 2016

      That’s one of the reasons I seldom buy from Aliexpress. I have also gotten screwed over from trusted sellers there.

      • A
        February 9, 2016

        Dear Balco, which website/seller you mostly prefer.

        • balcobomber25
          February 9, 2016

          1949deal, Merimobiles, Honorbuy (they run the Gizchina shop as well) and Pandawill.

    • MaxPower
      February 8, 2016

      That sucks, I feel sorry for you.
      Spread the word so that people can stay away from these scammers and hopefully it will screw their business.

  4. Nolan
    February 8, 2016

    Yay, that’s my daily driver. But some real complaints: shitty software, ok auto-focus and no NFC – so I always have to pair with my bluetooth speakers (which do support NFC but the phone doesn’t).

    Minor hiccups alright, but still a good, solidly performing phone. Multitasking is a joy. Still a good buy for 2016.

  5. balcobomber25
    February 8, 2016

    For $349 it is not a bad deal, I used one for 2 weeks when it first launched. I actually liked the software overall, but felt it still needed some tweaking. It is a solid foundation for Oneplus going forward. I just can’t get over the hideous styling. If OnePlus can make 3 a good looking device and finally get rid of the invite system they could win me over as a customer.

  6. fan
    February 9, 2016

    @yash ; when can we expect coolpad lite full review?