OnePlus One mobile phone

OnePlus One On Exclusive Amazon Sale with Prior Invitation: Will it Compete with Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung?

One Plus One by Chinese manufacturer is all set to go on sale on Amazon India from December 2 competing with Apple’s iPhone 6 and Xiaomi’s Redmi series of phones and the device is getting unusual attention in media owing to its plus points and few demerits to note.

However, the sale strategy is entirely different for OneOlus One sale on with the invitation entailed to membership for its newsletter that is sent with an official link through which the prospective buyers should register and upon receiving the invite can buy it in a relaxed way than rushing the 2PM Tuesday Xiaomi way.

While the price, not yet revealed by the company but reviewers are suggesting it to be in the range of Rs.25,000 is still high and on par with Moto G series of Motorola, which are incidentally owned by Lenovo now after the recent takeover. So, the mobile market of India has become a battleground for Chinese phones, while Apple, Samsung and Micromax are pushed to the sideline in anguish over their future sales.

The features are considerably far superior than Xiaomi phonesets and it is the first 3GB RAM phone unveiled in India with 5.5 1080×1920 pixel resolution display, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It sports superior quality Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with a quad-core 2.5 GHz processor with Adreno 330 GPU.

OnePlus One Mobile Phone on

OnePlus One Mobile Phone on

Its impressive 13 MP rear camera with a six-lens array and f/2.0 aperture of quick shutter at the speed of 0.3-seconds has been given thumbs up by reviewers but the complaint is that the handset is not good to shoot videos while walking as it lacks image stabilisation that creates a wobbly video, more so when shooting in 4K mode.

It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat version with a 3GB RAM and a fixed 16 GB or 64 GB with no privision for microSD card, perhaps the manufacturer’s assumption that no one needs memory beyond this currently.
Its connectivity features include 4G LTE, if applicable or 3 GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC. The battery is also a non-removable one with 3,100mAh capacity.

The phone has more positive features though on flip-side of it, certain complaints like the device getting heated up after long usage was noticed by test reviews. Another noticeable complaint is that the calls get dropped often once the recipent answers them. It is attributed to the tweaking of Android version by the manufacturer. Another point in focus is that the manufacturer has not provided headphones to the reviewers.

Otherwise, the phone is all set to go on another ad blitz soon rivalling Flipkart, whose no-easy-refund policy is creating hurdles for buyers to opt for electronic items from the top e-retailer. If Amazon can plan its sale with pro-active and buyer-friendly policy, there is every possibility that this phone may sell better, despite the high price range it is in.

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