Flashback: OnePlus One's story is one of great success and some missteps

29 September 2019
Initially, the plan was to sell 50,000 units. Six months after launch, the young company had sold ten times as much and would sell much more.

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The OPO has to go down as one of the best phones ever made. It still looks fantastic up against the soulless slabs and rubbish notches of today. I still use mine to tinker around with new ROMs and LineageOS 16 is ridiculously fast on such an old piece of hardware.

Unfortunately gaming causes it to heat up and throttle a lot because of the old 32bit processor and archaic GPU otherwise I could quite easily use it as a daily driver still.

It's quite simply a legend among phones.

Walter C. Dornez, 08 Oct 2019True, though I do understand taxation by the government. As... moreWell if you ever come to Slovakia you will clearly find we pay 20% tax to fill pockets of people presenting government.
Roads pedestrian routes many buildings grass and trees in the city quality of city services and many else cannot say that.
They cannot say they are happy with the money spent on making everything clear and working.
Just for example a really good example.
Our country Slovakia is like 250 kilometers from south to north and about 500 wide.
From tohe capitol city of Bratislava a Highway was starting to exist in 1996 which should end at second biggest city in country known as Košice which is like 450 kilometers away.
From the first step build first concrete placed back in 1996 until now its nowhere to be finnished desúpite the fact there was so much money put into this project we should have highway to even London or Moscow build in 23 almost 24 years of nonstop working on this highway.
Another fact is that our first class roads in Capitol city looks likes military tanks training grounds. And some towns and roads looks even worse.
I hope i dont need to continue.
When i go to our neighbours country Austria everything there looks like country from a very far future.
Its just us which looks like a modern city build with medieval technologies or vice versa :-)
No jokes you have to come here to clearly see how bad or funny this is.

Domestoboto, 30 Sep 2019MIUI is objectively bad compared to OxygenOS. For one, inst... moreBruh you can install a new rom on the phone for a reason.

CptPower, 08 Oct 2019Exactly. Another horrible thing of our country is 20% VAT... moreTrue, though I do understand taxation by the government. As long as the roads are clean and fixed, water comes when I want it, and basic necessities are given, taxation makes sense.

Walter C. Dornez, 07 Oct 2019Yeah, malls do tend to have some expensive stuff. Though de... moreExactly.
Another horrible thing of our country is 20% VAT on everything except services which are 10%. LIke hairdresser thats 10% but when you buy goods like food or new phone a 20% goes to VAT or in other words money one pay to his country and government.

CptPower, 05 Oct 2019Flip flops??? Whats that supposed to be mean??? Here in S... moreYeah, malls do tend to have some expensive stuff. Though deals are pretty nice as well

Walter C. Dornez, 05 Oct 2019EU pricing is weird. Then again, I live in America where so... moreFlip flops???
Whats that supposed to be mean???
Here in Slovakia a tiny country with 5,5 million of people and about 250 km from south to north border and about 500 from east to west we have plenty of vendors or shops.
Just cell phones sells more than 100 different shops.
But the pricing is completely horrible,
But i do understand that some E-Shops which doesnt need to pay rent and people are pretty cheap. Compared to some large malls where everything is pricey due to a very high expenses.

CptPower, 04 Oct 2019just a good example for Note 9 512GB disk space https://mo... moreEU pricing is weird. Then again, I live in America where some flip flops are a thousand dollars, so I guess I'm not one to talk

Walter C. Dornez, 04 Oct 2019That's....odd. It's as of you guys are selling based on specsjust a good example for Note 9 512GB disk space
https://mobilne-telefony.heureka.sk/samsung-galaxy-note-9-n960f-512gb-dual-sim/
Price range from 699 euros up to 1331 euros.

And cheapest note 10 version.
https://mobilne-telefony.heureka.sk/samsung-galaxy-note10-n970f-8gb-256gb/
From 800 eur brand new up to 1060,32 depends on vendor.

CptPower, 04 Oct 2019Well the trade in makes sense if its a good value but most ... moreThat's....odd. It's as of you guys are selling based on specs

Walter C. Dornez, 04 Oct 2019Huh, makes sense. I’d rather do that than trade in, but som... moreWell the trade in makes sense if its a good value but most cases are opposite asking lets say 400 for like brand new note 9 to trade for note 10 is just bad.
The note 9 ghere in Slovakia still cost in some vendors more than cheapest note 10 in some other vendors.

CptPower, 02 Oct 2019Here in Slovakia we can sell our old devices to other peopl... moreHuh, makes sense. I’d rather do that than trade in, but some deals are too good

Walter C. Dornez, 02 Oct 2019Makes sense. What's your stance on trading in an older phon... moreHere in Slovakia we can sell our old devices to other people and sometimes trade them to the major company like Samsung buys older samsungs but only S and Note series which is harsh.
In case of apple is same.
If i like something i usualy use it until it dies or if i have other option i use it.
Like for example my Vibeshot from Lenovo i gave it to friend of mine and mine parents when his old samsung galaxy young died. I sold it for 100 eur last year january and since fisrt day of possible buy i have my Moto X4 for mid october 2017. So because i had a spare device i sold my Lenovo Vibeshot in a top condition with brand new batery i paid for replacement to our old friend.

CptPower, 01 Oct 2019Well i can only agree on that. Despite the fact i can buy... moreMakes sense. What's your stance on trading in an older phone though?

Walter C. Dornez, 01 Oct 2019Well that would be nice, but let's just hope they don't por... moreWell i can only agree on that.
Despite the fact i can buy even two of them i wouldnt cross 400 euro and you know that i told you plenty of times.
Same goes with Oneplus device with price that would cross 4 numbers regardless the first will be 1-2 or anything above.

CptPower, 01 Oct 2019Hmmmm. Well we will see. I mean and i really hope even ... moreWell that would be nice, but let's just hope they don't port over that 2800 dollar price tag haha

Walter C. Dornez, 01 Oct 2019I mean, I'd argue that the OnePlus 7 Pro should be the max ... moreWell if you say so i wont mind my friend.

Walter C. Dornez, 01 Oct 2019I mean, I'd argue that the OnePlus 7 Pro should be the max ... moreHmmmm.
Well we will see.
I mean and i really hope even the oneplus can come with some like breakthrough device such as alpha something beyound believe.
I am not expecting anything foldable just something completely unique.

  • s-pen pusher

Anonymous, 30 Sep 2019And that would still not solve the problem of the astonishi... moreokay, so after i answered the ads you segue to bloatwares. okay, admittedly miui has bloatwares. well, most android skins do have bloats, even aosp. however' it is not "astonishing" as you claim it to be. this is not to defend miui as well, because i hate its bloats myself; but compared to other oems their bloats is actually lesser. your claim about the settings being confusing is subjective; again, even aosp can be confusing for some. it all boils down to xiaomi being the only oem now pushing for hardware competitiveness at significantly lower cost; or in other words xiaomi is the only oem now that offers devices that can rightfully claim to be flagship killers.

  • s-pen pusher

Anonymous, 30 Sep 2019The difference is the software (OxygenOS). They base hardwa... morewhen you say flagship killer, you are talking about the hardware or the specs- it is supposed to be on a specs on par with flagships but would be priced significantly lower. software is irrelevant to the term "flagship killer".