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[Review] The Onplus One. A flagship killer...

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iTechy21:
Overview and introduction
So for those that follow me on Twitter may have noticed that I tweeted about my new phone. The mythical OnePlus one.
What makes this phone special you probably ask?
The price.

Price vs specs
At 275 (inc. 6 Postage and packaging) this lives up to the nickname "the flagship killer" with a top of the range Quad core processor and 3GB of Ram to power this thing. It beasts through gaming as if its a walk in the park. And is even comparable to the Samsung galaxy S5 (yes I know the G Alpha is out along with the new G Note but they are pushing 600 ish in the UK alone).

Software
Running Android KitKat with CyanogenMod installed this has to be the must have phone for those power users out there.  CyanogenMod allows for customisation down to the smallest of details such as changing the position of the clock to changing the boot animation  CyanogenMod has been made safe to get on this phone (along with support for two years from the release so another year and a bit). But the support doesn't stop there...
With OnePlus making their own firmware to flash if people want to use it. It's called oxygen OS which lands in March. And Android lollipop to fall in the next few weeks...

Extra hardware stuff :P
You also get a 13 Megapixel camera and 64gb of storage which is plenty of space for the 4K footage you can film. And with a 5MP front facing camera which is on par with most iPhone's. A nice 5.5 inch screen puts this in the phablet category but the size doesn't matter when you have raw power in your hands.


Issues
However some software issues have arisen such as the significant battery drain in the latest version of CM and people have reported yellow bands on the bottom of their screens which is due to the adhesive not being cured properly and if you drop the phone face down on it's screen it stops working completely. I have personally experienced random reboots that I think are because of the unlocked boot loader but I can't be 100% sure...
However issues like this are expected from a new startup that only recently turned 1.

Tl;Dr
A great phone for the price. With perfect software. However there are teething issues. If you like to tinker with phones, this phone is for you :)   

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[email protected]:
That's one killer phone there ;)
CyanogenMod is the best !! It is completly optimized for all android devices
I hate the oneplus one in India because it dosent come with CyanogenMod it comes with stock android :( but there is an alternative it's called Micromax Yu thou (Indian manufacturer)

[request] iTechy 21 can you put a image while it's booting (I want to see the boot logo :D )

iTechy21:

--- Quote from: [email protected] on February 19, 2015, 04:28:08 PM ---That's one killer phone there ;)
CyanogenMod is the best !! It is completly optimized for all android devices
I hate the oneplus one in India because it dosent come with CyanogenMod it comes with stock android :( but there is an alternative it's called Micromax Yu thou (Indian manufacturer)

[request] iTechy 21 can you put a image while it's booting (I want to see the boot logo :D )

--- End quote ---
I can do a small video if you would prefer. If you root and install TWRP there is nothing stopping you getting CM11 / 12 zips from cyanogen11s directly...
Edit here is the booting animation for stock :P
CyanogenMod11s Stock bootlogo: http://youtu.be/vpRSkDffW4U

[email protected]:
The boot logo looks good! This is my samsung galaxy ace boot logo....

Bruan:
It is a nice phone indeed! I actually have one of those myself (have done for a while now).
Do you have issues with the video recording in slow motion with bands going across the screen sometimes?  I know the camera software used in Cyanogenmod 11S is not as good as it should be for the camera sensor used (same as in some Sony phones and others), but I'm not sure if that is the case.

What sort of battery life do you get with it?  I've found all the Android L ROMs don't have as good battery life, by a few hours or more on the SOT (screen on time), and standby.   On KitKat I get decent battery life, even with having my phone connected to my Moto 360 nonstop. (I have yet to make apps for that, even though I know Java and make android apps -__- )  I found that the Furnace kernel (discontinued because other developers kept stealing the credit pretty much for his work it seems?) had the best battery life by far on everything. Sadly I don't think it works with the latest CM11s because of the new audio tweaks - can't play videos it seems, for me at least.

Also, if you are new to the whole android thing (maybe not?), and like flashing (why not, it doesn't void the warranty), check out MultiRom.  Very cool for quickly testing things all while having a fallback install, even if battery life takes a few days to settle into place on each new ROM.


Good job on getting a tempered glass screen protector (I think, or just a really thick normal one) :3  Do you have a case for it yet?

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