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Is it just me or is the hype significantly winding down?

Discussion in 'OnePlus Smartphones' started by Luka, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Luka

    Luka Super Moderator

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    I can't even be bothered to check the OnePlus forum. At first i was psyched about everything OnePlus and then i was pissed at how poorly Pete Lau run the company, but still happy about the fact that they made and awesome phone. It's like how i said about Apple, it's not the problem that people hate it, the problem would be if no one gave a damn.
    So i guess the question is, do you guys still give a damn? And how much did the whole thing wind down for you (don't matter if you liked it or not)?
  2. Rob Triggs

    Rob Triggs Moderator Staff Member

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    It's still a great handset, but I agree with you, the phone simply isn't on my radar anymore. I think the blame lies with the invite system.
    The invite idea seems to have kept the phone solely in the hands of people who were already hyped about it, halting any word-of-mouth praise from reaching the wider world of Android. We're spoilt for choice when it comes to Android handsets, and you won't stay in the focal point for long if consumers can't enjoy your product.

    All that being said, it wasn't ever really going to be a massive mainstream success, as the brand is so new. But they really needed to build a positive first experience for consumers, to act as a platform for their next device. I don't think they've managed to do that.
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    Jayfeather787 New Member

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    I still think it looks like a great phone, and I still want it, however, the invite system is extremely stupid.
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    nuno sousa New Member

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    I think the invite system just killed all the hype because everybody that wanted a opo and cant get an invite will look to other devices that are as good or better and dont mind paying more 50 or 70 dollars and buy the dam thing and its done . but thats just me .
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  5. nuno sousa

    nuno sousa New Member

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    Soon all brands will have mid range devices that do what opo does and the price wont be that much different. Htc e8 is out mi4 its not mid range but good price . plus i've seen people selling invites so the business model its not at all perfect
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    The invite system would work if the life cycle of phone industry was the cars with new models every four years but currently its 6 months before a brand lauches a new flagship . but that just me
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    The hype isn't dying down. Visit any android forum and you'll still see people looking for invites. Other companies won't be able to compete with the specs OnePlus offers because OnePlus sells at cost, LG,HTC or Samsung won't do that. Find me a phone with a 13 megapixel camera, 3100 mah battery, 3 GB of RAM, 2.5. GHz quad core processor, 400ppi and 1080 resolution for $350 or less. Nothing competes. If people want to pay $300 more OR sign a 2 year contract for a phone with lesser specs, be my guest.
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    xavouine New Member

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    Sure the hype is not what it was 'round may/june/july but whenever they let go of the invite system, it's going to pick right back up. (that is assuming they keep the same unbeatable price). However, hype or not, it is still the uncontested best tere is when it comes to specs/price
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    Completely agree. Hype is more or less gone and the phone is fine, with a lack of decent Customer Service.
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    mihai dumitrescu New Member

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    Honestly, I don't think you guys tried hard enough to get an invite, and I don't mean buying one on ebay or amazon. I got my invite at the end of august, after taking part in most of their invite events, but since they didn't deliver to my country, I decided to give it away, and like me there are hundreds on the forums giving away invites to anyone willing to take part in user-organized-events. I was dissapointed at first, but then I did some research to find a way to get the phone delivered to me, and 3 days later, while I was on the forum, I found someone from the community kind enough to share an invite with me, for FREE ! There are daily hundreds of invites given away by simple users, but if you think the phone will simply land on your lap just because you want it to, then keep on dreaming. The invite system is addressed to those users who are commited to the OPO project and are willing to fight for an invite, lets call them groupies, while the casual users will probably get the chance to buy the phone later, when it comes out for the masses, if they still want it of course.
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    That's what makes this phone special end exclusive everyone wanders what this phone is I think only nerds end tech fanatics know about this phone

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