OnePlus teases that its ‘One’ is a better deal than the HTC One M8, will fully unveil the device April 23rd

March 25, 2014
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While most of the tech world is abuzz with news related to the HTC One (M8), that’s not the only One vying for your attention. Earlier today, OnePlus announced that the teasing is almost over and that the company will be fully showing off its OnePlus One handset on April 23rd.

If that’s not enough to get you excited about the company’s Cyanogenmod-powered handset, OnePlus has also released a new image to its Facebook page that illustrates how it’s One is better than the new HTC One (M8). OnePlus points out it has a bigger display, a 13MP camera, a bigger battery and that it lacks an extra branding logo on the front. OnePlus also shows how both handsets offer a quad-core Snapdragon CPU and similar storage options, but the OnePlus One has a price tag that’s under $400.

What else do we know about the OnePlus One? According to OnePlus, the handset will feature a hands-free voice control similar to the Moto X, has removable backs that will come in bamboo, denim and other premium materials, and manages to pack a 5.5-inch display into a body that’s no wider than the Xperia Z1. Whether you actually find the OnePlus One more appealing than the HTC One M8 probably comes down to a matter of preference, especially in terms of display size and the differences between cameras.

What do you think of OnePlus’ One, are you intrigued by what you’ve heard and seen, or will you reserve judgment until the company full outs the device on the 23rd or April? Conversely, what do you think of the HTC One (M8), impressed or not?

Comments

  • enJOHNeer

    Shots fired! Oneplus One better back it up!

  • enJOHNeer

    Weird how the storage for Oneplus One is 16/64. Why not just 32/64

    • Charles

      Because, according to 1+, you either care about storage or you dont. Also, 64Gb will be priced like a 32Gb, so it wont cost alot more.

      • thartist

        Wow! “you either care about storage or you dont. Also, 64Gb will be priced like a 32Gb” Amazing!

  • MasterMuffin

    Waiting for all the fan rage. Let’s see both phones first please? :)

    • KingofPing

      Seriously. Wouldn’t mind knowing what it looks like/how it was constructed.

      Mind-blowing specs covered with crap isn’t going to make me want to run out and buy one… Here’s hoping they’ve got a good designer.

      • MasterMuffin

        They said that it will only loose to iPhone. Weird PR, but should mean it looks grear

        • KingofPing

          Time will tell. *crosses fingers*

  • Captain Spaulding

    The OnePlus One seems like it will be great, but there’s no way to make a decision until both have been released.

  • AndroidBoss

    Oneplus One forgot one thing: will it be as premium as the HTC One M8?

    • Ivan Budiutama

      and weird naming combined with their company logo. What was it called? OnePlus One? They have like 8 troll G+ post complete with pictures: http://www.androidauthority.com/oneplus-trolls-353540/
      and they don’t have more times on the naming or decided a better codename?

    • Justin Merithew

      Probably not. They skewed the comparison and left out the positives of the M8 that they can’t match. Aluminum unibody, expandable storage, and front facing speakers. For a company who’s stalling on showing their phone they’re being especially arrogant.

      • AndroidBoss

        Yeah, and the swip gestures while the phone is off. Also the remote control feature. I’m sure the HTC One M8 is better and there is a catch in this Oneplus. But price wise the Oneplus is way cheaper.

        • Justin Merithew

          True, but you can finance the M8 through carriers, so you can pay the larger sum over 2 years if you need to, or pay it off quicker if you get the opportunity, instead of shelling out $400 at once. I’m Hoping the OnePlus One is a good phone, but it’s not a total no brainer over the M8.

  • Mike Dye

    Can’t wait till April 23rd! One Plus is building a dream come true.

  • Ben Edwards

    Bigger is not better! Based on screen size alone I would pick the HTC over the OnePlus.

    • Airyl

      Technically, having a bigger display is better, but having bigger dimensions is bad. If the phone is long like the Find 7, I see no reason for it to be a problem.

      • Ben Edwards

        Personally, I would still have to disagree. The 5inch form factor suits me best for the way I use my phone, it’s comfortable, and I can still do most things one handed. I’ve used a Note 2 and it just feels too big and cumbersome, a taller would be equally as uncomfortable (IMO).

        • Airyl

          Everyone has their preferences, I guess. :)

          • Ben Edwards

            They do, but it seems you’re not allowed to on the internet :P

        • Rami

          Did you read the part that says the body is as big as the Z1 (which is a 5inch) ? Having a bigger display doesn’t matter if your screen to body ratio is better…

          • Ben Edwards

            Lol. Have you held a Z1? It’s not exactly a small phone (being larger than basically every other 5incher out there…), so having the same body size as a Z1 is NOT a selling point for me.

          • Rami

            Yes, I own a Z1… And that’s really besides the point. Hiding a one plus one under a Z1 means a smaller bezel, so no it’s not “the same body size”… That would make it as big as the other 5 inchers you’re talking about if we want to nitpick about 6mm (difference between the nexus 5, s4 and Z1)

          • Ben Edwards

            How is that besides the point, when your whole point originally was about the size of the Z1? Regardless of whether it has a smaller bezel or not, it’s still going to have the same body size overall? That wouldn’t make it the same as an S4 or N5. I don’t get what point you’re trying to make here…

            Let me set it to you straight. I don’t like the size of the Z1, I find it too large and uncomfortable to hold/use – especially one handed. I don’t like the Note 2 for much the same reasons. A 5.5 inch screen, regardless of body size, is still going to be tricky to use one handed, there’s no way to reach from top to bottom with a single thumb swipe so it isn’t a selling point to me.

            THEREFORE; bigger is not always better. And I know I’m not the only one who thinks that way. Argue yourself black and blue, I don’t care, because I won’t be buying the device regardless.

          • Matt Pest

            Well…… it was you who said your preference was for a 5 inch phone. If they pack more screen in the same size phone I’m having trouble seeing the downside.

  • spade

    “No extra logo on front”

    ROFL! xD

    • Airyl

      That’s nothing too special if you follow Chinese brands like JiaYu and Zopo. They never have logos on the front of their phones. It is hilarious that they added that to the advantages though.

      • spade

        It would be special if they use the logo space for more screen, don’t you think?
        Well, IMO even the famous OEMs don’t look good either if they make the front logo take too much space, it looks kinda annoying ;)

        • http://trapchan.blogspot.com trapchan

          samsung doing it right

          • spade

            Yeah..

    • Jhonybravo

      The point here is… OnePlus one is not using any extra space for logo or name.

      • spade

        Yea i know Captain :)

      • Evan Cm

        To devil’s advocate, I’ve read in many blogs that the device actually stores valuable hardware under this logo. Now whether or not the device could’ve been re-designed to put that hardware elsewhere and save the space is a whole other monster.

  • Charles

    The odds of me buying the 1+1are very high!

  • Dwight Lindley

    Sounds quite interesting. Anxious to get more details as available.

  • thartist

    April 23rd. Too late?

  • Colton Williams

    Why the hell are you fighting with HTC over the few customers that are going to buy the HTC One? Why not attack Samsung or Apple since they control the market? I mean if you 5% of HTC One buyers to switch that might be a couple hundred thousand..maybe. But 5% of GS5 buyers or Apple buyers well that a couple million. And I am not bashing the HTC One I plan on buying it, I think its a great device but I don’t think it will outsell the S5, or Iphone 6.

  • Aki I.

    The one plus is looking like a good candidate to replace a note 2..same screen size, updated internals. But Damn, the stylus can be useful and it doesn’t have one. That said, I can also do without the stylus, but multi window…

  • Alphonso T Wilson

    I’m a Nexus kind of guy and waiting for the nexus 6. But this has me a little intrigued . I’ll wait for reviews and see now update will be done.

    • http://trapchan.blogspot.com trapchan

      Cheap phone kind of guy *fixed

      • Alphonso T Wilson

        Nope – I’m not for cheap
        It just has to be better than a iPhone
        (I have never own one and never will)

      • Alphonso T Wilson

        Well- did you get one or are you on the waiting list?

  • MrDakhil

    HTC one m8 lake a good camera and the aluminum unibody looks cool but it actually gets so hot with heavy usage