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Welcomed with the warmest attention and excitement, the OnePlus One is also one of the most exclusive devices we have seen. This affordable gem comes with top-of-the-line specs, a stunning design and solid build quality. It’s a steal for just $300, but the invite system has fans growing more desperate by the day.

It may have taken a bit longer than expected, but OnePlus is finally ready to start shipping more substantial amounts of devices. The Chinese manufacturer has just launched their “Storm of Invites” campaign, in which 2500 invites will be given away, along with a free 64 GB Sandstone Black Edition OnePlus One for a lucky winner.

OnePlus One is using social networks to both advertise and give away invites. Social networking has been the manufacturer’s strongest tool so far, making such a move obvious. Users can enter to win in 5 ways, each counting for an individual entry.

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How can I enter to win an invite or a new OnePlus One?

Go to OnePlus’ Storm of Invites website and perform one of the following options:

  • Like OnePlus’ Facebook page
  • Join the OnePlus Mailing List
  • Tweet about the Giveaway
  • Follow OnePlus on Instagram
  • Write a Message in OnePlus’ Forums

After taking care of business, you can simply wait until the contest is over and OnePlus has chosen the winners. We don’t know the exact details, but it seems winners will be chosen at random, including the smartphone winner. Demand is high, so make sure to get your entries in time.

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Do keep in mind participants must be 18 years or older, and reside in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom or the United States. You are not allowed to win more than one invite (yet), so don’t try that either.

Those who don’t make it in can still buy a OnePlus One from, but that has some significant caveats, including a higher price. It may very well be worth it, though. The device is quite stunning. You can read more about it in our full OnePlus One review. Check it out and go get your invites!

Edgar Cervantes
Edgar Cervantes has over 5 years of experience in tech journalism. Exploring the latest gadgets and constantly studying the industry are part of is daily drive. Regardless of what he is working on, you can be sure he is always trying his best to bring you the best content. He will be dead honest and will bend to nothing.
  • Jayfeather787

    This company has been disappointing me. This is good way to make up for it. Give it to me.

    • MasterMuffin

      Definitely isn’t

    • AndroidBoss

      You write anything just to advertise that link…?

      • Would you prefer a different link with the same relevant info? I’d say anything coming out of China these days should be scrutinized. Not that those companies are the only ones that have seen malware on brand new out of the box devices, but it is a valid concern.

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  • j7981

    “Welcomed with the warmest attention and excitement”
    You should see how angry the people who reply to their G+ posts are…

  • Adon

    really like the phone but i feel like i have to beg to buy it,not hot.

    • VersedNJ

      Adon, I feel the same way. And I’m not going to beg for a phone.

  • Luka Mlinar

    All this is based on their word which isn’t worth anything at this point. I was supposed to be one of the first ones to get it only to get a msg saying that my invitation is gonna be delayed because of logistics. This was like 2 weeks ago.
    As if there weren’t enough delays on the surface, there are more behind the curtain. Good luck people :D

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  • Raghav Kapur

    Why don’t these idiots just release it the way a phone is “normally” released. The interest in this device will be diluted if they delay the launch further

  • Sal

    Nope that G3 is calling me and I will soon get ready to preorder the phone. One Plus had their chance but they took too long!

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    • George Av

      Have fun with the world’s dimmest screen :P

  • David Gabel

    I did those sign ups to see if 1+ will live up to their claim of being able to deliver (to anyone). So far I’ve only seen review/tester devices being shown off with reviews, but no actual production unit.

    • Kash Gummaraju

      Not even the reviewers have an actual consumer ready unit, they have those testing units

      • David Gabel

        That’s what I mean though. I don’t consider reviews of test/review units to be real reviews (or real phones) hence why I’m on the side claiming that this phone is vaporware. I happily wait to be proven wrong by OnePlus when they begin shipping real units to real people.

        • Kash Gummaraju

          That’ll be when the next nexus is rocking a snapdragon 805+ this fall with 3gb ram and the other latest tech.

  • Ryu

    OnePlus has made horrible decisions as a company, and it seems to not affect them much as of yet, but I think it will affect them more as time goes on.

    The device itself is amazing. Company, not so much.

  • AJ Aquino

    You’re eligible if you reside in United Kingdom but not in Ireland? Ah, c’mon like…

  • Norman Zaczyk

    I’m so close to invest 140€ more and just get the Find 7 with student discount. It’s preorderable, it has a SD slot, a removable battery and the rapid charging technology. I really wanted the OnePlus One but the Race contest just made me think about the whole thing all over again. If I win in this contest, I’ll probably take the Find7 nevertheless…

    • Marc Perrusquia

      Go for it.

      • Norman Zaczyk

        I will get my student card tomorrow and Oppo also first has to confirm that I’ll get 10% off…

        • Marc Perrusquia

          That sounds good I’m thinking of just getting the find 7 at this rate too.

    • David Gabel

      The Find 7 and OnePlus One are pretty much the same thing physically. You’re better off with the Find7 as you will have a real phone and not vaporware, and Oppo phones seem to do OK.

  • Gary

    Bring it on.

  • Christian B.

    At this point I wonder if OnePlus is paying writers for new articles to be published. Everyone can conclude by now that whole invite thing and availability is a joke and seeing new articles about it is quite irritating. Playing “lottery” for just a chance to *purchase a phone that is not even available is ridiculous. They will probably not sell more than 40% of all invites they end up giving out because all it is is a ability to buy.

    • Cuerex

      even if there are people which end up with an invite they won but don’t need, there were some people on the forums which shared their key to unlock an invite because they had reasons by that time, not to buy the phone anymore. so other had the joy to do so

  • Jerry Rich

    You’d have to be an idiot to buy one of these things. If they can’t even sell you one, how do you think their support is going to be. Too little too late for me, I’m moving on. G3 here I come.

  • killmore

    Oneplus is a failure. Quit hyping them up AA.

    • Linh

      It seems like 1+1 is paying AA for advertisement disguised as “news”. Awfully suspicious IMHO

      • Cuerex

        it seems like that OnePlus generated enough hype that news portals write about it to earn money by users clicking on the news.. it works damn fine actually as you can see. they don’t need to invest in news marketing

  • Melad360

    does anyone even really care anymore?

    • Vinnie Vegas

      Not me.

    • Adude

      Nope they blew it

  • Silver

    Meh! Too little too late

  • whatever, don’t care anymore, got a phone already

  • Vinnie Vegas

    This ship has sailed, guys. Sorry.

  • Vinnie Vegas

    If they’re still around next year and act more professionally, I will take a look at the oneplus two.

  • Gresom

    I did not want to wait, nor beg. So i recently bought a brand new LG G2 32GB and immediately installed cyanogenmod on it. The G2 is around it’s lowest pricepoint right now, it’s a little smaller and has a gazillion reviews. So no surprises.

  • mumusen

    Already bought a Note 3 and couldn’t be happier!

  • Tyrone_83

    I just need something I really hate this POS Alcatel phone I have. My phone is messed up and nobody from Alcatel has the balls to reply back to me either on social media or on there own website for FAQ help.

  • Ανδρέας

    More hoops to jump through? Whatever. No one cares anymore and no one will buy it. Not that they can even if they wanted to….
    So enough with the 1+1 hype please…

  • pitbullblackandwhite

    i think AA should stop writing articles about this phone… why advertise it if people can’t buy it… no use…

  • vincent

    Lucky go have mine yesterday! Awesome phone 38342 on Antutu bench

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  • Kareyoru Alafude

    It’s just android phone. Need entreat oneplus to sell to us, look like as an idiot.

  • I got one of these invites.

  • alvinsmith

    OnePlus One 4G FDD-LTE Quad Core 2.5GHz CyanogenMod 11S 5.5 Pollici FHD Corning Gorilla Glass NFC 3G RAM + 16G ROM Cellulari Android.

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  • Katiuska

    Come on

  • Jerry Rich

    Here’s an idea, why don’t they give away 2500 phones and one invite? If the 1+1 was free I might take one.

  • r2stik

    I’ll take G3.

  • Joao Lucas Calaça

    one day, I win :)

  • shae

    Is there an invite at least?