If you’ve thought of buying a OnePlus 2, but the $389 price tag was a little too rich for you, today could be the day you have been waiting for. OnePlus announced a little earlier today that the OnePlus 2 will be permanently reduced in price to $349/£249/€345, giving a saving of $40/£40/€54. And, if you purchased the handset at the higher price in the last 15 days, don’t fret, OnePlus has promised to refund the difference.
Besides discounting the OnePlus 2, OnePlus will include a free StyleSwap ($27) or OnePlus X case with any OnePlus 2 or X purchase as part of its Valentine’s Day promotion. OnePlus X buyers can choose from either a Karbon or Rosewood case for their handset. On top of that, free shipping is included.
OnePlus recently dropped the 16GB variant of the OnePlus 2 handset from US and EU inventories, which means that the 64GB model is now just $20 more than what the 16GB variant was originally priced at.
If you were on the fence, is the price cut tempting enough for you to splash the cash? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Admittedly, OnePlus has made a few mistakes on the steep learning curve it finds itself on, but the young company has recently had a string of wins: free shipping on orders over $100, an invite-free OnePlus X faster than any other OnePlus device, and now a permanent price reduction on the OnePlus 2. That’s right, OnePlus has announced that it has found that “Goldilocks” point in production where producing a OnePlus has never been cheaper. So, in true OnePlus style, they are passing that saving on to you.
The OnePlus 2 now starts at $349 (down from $389), €345 (down from €399) and £249 (down from £289). These prices are all for the 64 GB OnePlus 2 in the U.S., Europe and United Kingdom, as the 16 GB OnePlus 2 is no longer available in those regions. You can hit the OnePlus forum for more information or head straight to oneplus.net to pick up the flagship killer at a reduced rate.
The OnePlus 2 features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, octa-core Snapdragon 810, 4 GB of RAM, OxygenOS running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 13 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and laser auto-focus, plus a 5 MP front-facing camera and 3,300 mAh battery.
Valentine’s Day deals are now in full swing, with this latest one coming by way of OnePlus. The company is offering up a free StyleSwap cover ($27 value) with the purchase of a OnePlus 2 for a limited time or while supplies last.
All you have to do is pick the StyleSwap cover of your liking out, add it to cart along with the OnePlus 2, and use the promo code LOVE at checkout.
Unfortunately, at least as far as the US variant goes, the OnePlus 2 is only available in a 64GB selection, meaning consumers will be paying close to $400 for a OnePlus 2. OnePlus not too long ago got rid of the smaller storage capacity option, which was also decently cheaper than the 64GB selection.
Still, the OnePlus 2 is a formidable smartphone for the $400 asking price. It’s smooth and its Android-based Oxygen OS is slick and efficient. The OnePlus 2 is also a fairly powerful smartphone, and will be able to handle anything you throw at it. It also takes some nice photos, though the camera app can get bogged down easily.
All in all, it’s a nice gift to consider this Valentine’s Day, particularly for the loved one in your life looking to get some new tech.
Do you have a OnePlus 2? What do you think of it?
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OnePlus is getting into the Valentine’s spirit by offering a free StyleSwap Cover of your choice whenever you purchase a OnePlus 2. The promo code is LOVE, and this offer is only valid for a limited time or while supplies lasts.
The OnePlus 2 is a gorgeous and affordable device that brings a lot to love to the table. The metal frame gives it the heft of much more expensive devices, and it has one of the best 1080p screens we’ve seen. Although there’s some software quirks, the hardware is phenomenal, offering blazing performance most of the time. The Alert Slider is a functional and elegant innovation, and it has enough battery to last it all day long, no problem.
The camera app is a bit slow, so you’ll probably want to swap that out for something third party, and you’ll be running the Android-based Oxygen OS rather than stock Android. All in all, this mid-range champion is nothing to sneeze at, and you’re definitely getting a lot of bang for your buck. For a more in-depth look at what you can expect from this device, be sure to check out our full review.
OUR REVIEW OF THE ONEPLUS 2
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The StyleSwap Cover, usually ~$30 value, comes in a variety of looks. You can choose from sleek bamboo, rugged kevlar, black apricot, or rich rosewood. OnePlus is throwing out additional promo codes, but you’ll have to follow them on Twitter to catch them as they arrive. In the meantime, head over to the promo’s landing page to see what’s up for grabs!
Are you a OnePlus 2 owner? Let us know what your experience has been like so far to help out anybody who may be on the fence!
Indian customers had to settle for the 64GB model of the OnePlus 2 when the handset launched in India last year, leaving some out of luck if they didn’t need that much space or wanted to save a little money. After missing its promise later last year, the 16GB OnePlus 2 has finally made its way to India for Rs. 22,999.
Other than the difference in storage capacities, there is only one other hardware change between the two models. The 16GB version comes with 3GB of RAM rather than 4GB, but this isn’t going to make a noticeable difference to day to day performance.
The 16GB OnePlus 2 still comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 810 SoC, 13 megapixel rear camera with OIS, 5 megapixel front facing camera, a 3,300mAh battery, fingerprint scanner and dual 4G SIM support, which makes it a reasonably high-end device. The smartphone doesn’t run Android 6.0 Marshmallow officially yet, but its latest OxygenOS 2.2 update quashed some of the handset’s niggle bugs with dual-SIM settings, added better OTG support, and Android security patches.
The 16GB model is available in the country exclusively from Amazon India for Rs. 22,999. You won’t need to bother with those irritating invites either, as the company dropped the system in India last month.
OnePlus took to its forums today to announce that the OnePlus X can now be purchased without an invite at any time.
The company previously required consumers to have an invite in order to purchase OnePlus’ mid-range handset. OnePlus eventually implemented Tuesday as a day where interested buyers could get a OnePlus X invite-free, though that system has been dismantled with the handset going invite-free from now on.
While many gawk at the company’s invite system, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei says they put in place to help them handle demand. The OnePlus 2 had an invite system implemented for four months, and the OnePlus X had one for even less. Pei hopes that OnePlus’ next smartphone will take even less time to go invite-free. It seems that the eventual goal is to not have a invite system at all once the company is able to handle the large demand in a timely manner.
As a quick refresher, the OnePlus X has a 5-inch Full HD, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Also included is microSD support, a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front camera, and a 2,525mAh battery. As far as software goes, it’s running OxygenOS 2 atop of Android 5.1.
Pei in the same forum post reminded buyers that the company is providing complimentary shipping on orders of $100 or more.
The company recently made an interesting, albeit strange move, pulling the 16GB model of the OnePlus 2 from US and European markets.
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You may be able to finally get your hands on a OnePlus 2 without waiting in line for an invite, but you’ll now have to spring for the pricier model. According to TechRadar, OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus 2 with 16GB of on-board storage has been pulled from U.S., U.K. and European online stores. This means the only variant available in these regions is the model with 64GB of internal storage, which costs $389/£289. A OnePlus spokesperson told the publication:
According to feedback we have seen much greater interest in the 64GB version of the OnePlus 2 in North America and Europe, so we have removed the 16GB version from those store pages as of this week. We will continue to offer the 16GB version in limited markets such as India, where customers are more interested in an option for different amounts of storage.
This news shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise. With no microSD card expansion available, having only 16GB of storage is very limiting if you aren’t keen on storing things in the cloud. The move will, however, upset potential OnePlus customers, as many folks value a cheaper price point over more storage.
What are your thoughts? Did OnePlus make the right move here? Let us know what you think in the comments.
In a move surely to annoy budget conscious customers, OnePlus has discontinued the 16 GB OnePlus 2 in the United States and in Europe. In a statement to techradar, a OnePlus spokesman said, “According to feedback we have seen much greater interest in the 64GB version of the OnePlus 2 in North America and Europe, so we have removed the 16GB version from those store pages as of this week.”
OnePlus has one of the best value for performance phones on the market, but it seems odd to get rid of the option that has the lowest barrier of entry to its customers. You’ll still be able to pick up the cheaper option in developing markets like India where budgets may be a bit tighter.
If you’re unfamiliar with the OnePlus 2 here’s a rundown of the phone.
At only $389 the OnePlus 2 is still a great option but it’s running into competition like the Moto X Pure and Nexus 5X. OnePlus is still offering the even more budget friendly OnePlus X for around $250. It will be an option for some, but the lack of some LTE bands, its small screen and older specs will turn off some customers.
What do you think of OnePlus’ decision to drop the 16 GB OnePlus 2 in the US? What do you want to see next from OnePlus? Let us know down in the comments.
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Regardless what you think of OnePlus‘ marketing antics, one of the things you can’t argue about is their offering of impressive mobile hardware at very affordable prices. With this in mind, OnePlus has decided to reduce their lineup in the US and Europe by removing the availability of the OnePlus 2 16GB variant, a strange move considering there are only two variants. While we don’t completely disagree with the decision – after all, 16GB with no microSD expansion is basically nothing these days – the OnePlus 2 lineup looks much less attractive after removing the $329 USD 16GB variant, leaving the $389 64GB variant all alone.
Note that the 16GB variant is still available outside of the US and Europe, which makes it even more unusual for OnePlus 2 to stop selling it. A OnePlus spokesperson was quoted as saying “According to feedback we have seen much greater interest in the 64GB version of the OnePlus 2 in North America and Europe, so we have removed the 16GB version from those store pages as of this week.” Only time will tell whether OnePlus has lost any business due to removing this variant.
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Fans of the OnePlus 2 in the U.S. and Europe are out of luck if they were looking for a 16GB model.
OnePlus has pulled the 16GB model of the OnePlus 2 from markets in the United States and Europe. The 16GB model was the cheapest version of the OnePlus 2, costing $329. OnePlus said it was pulling the phone because there was much more interest in the 64GB model, which cost $389.
The 16GB model will still be available in smaller markets such as India.
But OnePlus fans who want a cheaper model are not completely out of luck. The OnePlus X is available only in a 16GB model at a cost of about $285.
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