The least expensive OnePlus 2 is no longer available in the US or Europe

by: Jimmy WestenbergJanuary 23, 2016
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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.

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  • Paul

    It was almost impossible to buy the 16 gb after a while so it makes sense that more interest was invested in the 64 gb. That said it’s pretty hard to use a smartphone with only 16 gb in this day and age. I do believe there should be a cheaper 32 gb variant however.

  • Armand Bernard

    16GB with no expandable storage isn’t really viable these days. you’ll probably only have 12GB to start with, and with a few dozen apps, 2 or 3 games, 200 pics and 4 gigs of music you’ll be full. light users might just about get away with it but 32GB+ is where it’s at these days.

    • Brian Darlage

      lol, how many people really have four gigs of music? That is like around a 1,000 songs. Are you being serious? The reason they are dumping the `6 gig is because they make way more off the 64 gig per sale. Way over 90 plus percent of all users that have cell phones do not need 64 gig.

      • Милен Стефанов

        On my Note 4 I always have around 8-10 gigs of music (don’t like streaming) and at least 15gigs videos… But all my music and videos are on the sd card (64gigs bought for $29)- my internal memory usage is no more than 50%, always there are 12-13gigs free… In fact even without a music & videos I can’t use 16gigs model- minimum is 32gigs…
        Of course no one needs 64gigs- 32gigs + sd card is more than enough. We don’t need 64gigs, but without an sd card we have no choice…

      • Armand Bernard

        I have 9.7GB music in total, although I only keep 5.6GB on my phone because that’s the stuff I really listen to on a regular basis. That’s 1700 songs and around 1000 songs respectively.
        I suppose I’m not in the average for having that many.
        I also tend to keep around 7GB video on the SDcard (a full season or so of episodes) to watch when I’m bored. Although that last amount isn’t fully necessary.
        I have a 16GB internal storage and a 32GB SD card. 64GB internal would largely do me, but 32GB without SD card expansion would be a little restrictive. 32GB + SD card is perfect.

      • Armand Bernard

        I think the reason it’s moving up faster than users really need it is because storage is getting cheaper. So OEMs can put in larger storage without a large boost in price. Although those that offer multiple options *cough* Samsung *cough* Apple *cough* often ridiculously over charge you for more storage.
        My 32 GB SD card was only £15 but the difference in price between a 32GB and 64GB smartphone is often £50. Ridiculous.

      • Consti2tion

        I have 22Gb of Music.

      • Kyle Griffiths

        Well i currently have 5 and half gig of music and it’s constantly rising so thats why people nees more space

      • MCManuelLP

        I’ll be honest, I once had about 3000 titles downloaded which took about 25GB but they were really high quality (meaning even worse to stream them) Sooo, yeah, probably many people have more than just 4GB of music. Doesn’t mean we listen to all of them all the time but that lets us choose and if we can, why not?

    • Karly Johnston

      No way was i only getting the 16GB Mi4c… for $30 you get an extra gig of RAM and double the emmc 5.0 storage.

  • Brian Darlage

    With 16GB:

    72 Songs
    36 Videos
    1852 photos
    60 Applications

    Available 5.1GB

    You are telling me the average person has more? Only person who could run into issues are silly 11 to 23 year olds who take 8000 selfies a week. The average adult is just fine with 16 gig.

    • Mike Spark

      72 songs? really that is enough for you? if you listen to music on your device 72 songs is clearly not enough. thats only a few hours of music then you are listening to the same songs over and over and over again. I want all my collection on my phone which is close to 10 GB this way I can listen to something I am in the mood for. Id prefer a 32 GB variant myself, but given the choice between 16 GB and 64 GB its obvious.

    • Kyle Griffiths

      I have 5.5gb if music (spotify) 2gb of podcasts, 50 videos, 70 shows (tv, anime etc) 7 pages if apps and a few photos. My16gb phone is full and i have used5gb In my micro sd card
      You can’t go on about the “average adult” is fine with 16gb when most use more

  • Jerry Rich

    OnePlus should pull the 64GB model as well and go back in the hole they crawled out of.

  • Ruby

    Unlike the OnePlus One, the Two sold in the US does not have European LTE band 3. Got the Moto X Pure Edition instead which works great in USA and Eurooe