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Why I turned down an invite to buy a OnePlus Two

When the original OnePlus One came out I commented that the invite system had frustrated me and I’d decided not to buy one. However, as soon as I received one I changed my mind – the features you got for the money was too much to pass on.

Now the OnePlus Two is out – more powerful and with more features but with that same invite system. I got sent an invite on Friday with 24 hours to claim it and…. left it to expire. Why? Let me explain…

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Yes, I’ve Bought a OnePlus One

So, after deriding OnePlus for their shoddy distribution practise I’ve gone and bought their phone anyway. How did that happen and how two faced can one man be?

Well, I did what I said I was going to do. I got sick of their method of sending “invites” to buy a phone via competitions. Smashing phones and all sorts were required – basically, hoop jumping. I stopped trying. However, I did get emails from them telling me when they were giving more invites anyway and many of them consisted of nothing more than following them on Facebook and Twitter to be able to enter. I was already following them so I simply had to click a button. That kind of hoop jumping I can do.

None-the-less no one was more surprised than me to get an invitation on Wednesday night but, I have to say, I wrestled with the decision for some time as to whether to buy one or not.

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Why I’ve Given Up On The OnePlus One

The OnePlus One looks a fantastic phone – high specifications and a low price, both beating the Google Nexus 5. But I’m not going to buy one now, even though I was very, very interested.

For those unaware, OnePlus is a new Chinese phone company (but another one, named Oppo, is behind it) but one that doesn’t want to compromise – hence the high specifications. The phone is quite a monster too with a 5.5″ screen (getting perilously close to being a “phablet”) with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. A fast quad processor is on board along with 3GB of memory. It runs the CyanogenMod version of Android and comes in various colours, and both 16GB and 64GB models. You can pick up the 16GB model for £239 or the 64GB version at £269.

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