We received our One Plus One over the weekend and here is a quick look at the device and packaging of possibly the most hyped about device this year due to its costs,A rather silly invitation system is one way of getting your hands on one now which we bypassed either that or you can check online for people selling invites or the device itself,it may be costly now due to the availability.But this will level off over time as with any new release,and when production ramps up,this was kind of similar to how jolla started out if you remember it,the device running sailfish.

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Myself and many did not like how this launched via invites and basically a lottery to get one but this has seemed to turn out in their favour,people are going crazy to get this device,personally i thought how it was launched was wrong,especially when its a new product but its turned out well for them so hats off,hopefully continued updates and support will thrive leaving others something to think about.

First thing to notice is the packaging is rather nice,its solid and robust, does not feel cheap and it feels premium.

Given the package came in three pieces we can forgive this due to the high quality of the packaging and how its presented.

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With the One Plus you get a universal adapter,and a two pin plug,remember this comes from china,you also get a sleek USB cable much nicer than what is present in todays packaging also the sim tray key is presented in a rubber casing which again not seen to be honest.

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The back of the device has a rough finish but its actually nice,its nice to hold and not slippy like alot of todays phones there is a good gripping surface on it and its not easily marked though it does show dirt quite well but cleans off easily.It can be a dirt magnet depending where you leave it.

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The top of the device gives us the headphone socket and a mic also on the top looking at the device is the earpiece, front facing camera,proximity sensor and a notification light,this can be disabled if you wish as the device is very customisable.

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The bottom of the device gives us dual speakers and are quite loud,not on par with the HTC M8/816 but good,im impressed they pass the test and there is a decent sound from them.Also at the end is the USB port and another mic.

The back of the device has the camera and flash near the top also the one plus logo embedded into the casing,the camera protrudes a little so i would advise get a case,again this may take the look off the device and you cant feel how good it is to hold protecting your purchase is always important from my point of view.

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Also we have some company info and usual standard practice info printed down the end of the device.

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The left hand side of the one plus has the volume toggle and the sim tray,the sim tray is flush with the side panel and the volume toggles slightly raised,no problems with the buttons at all..

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The right hand side only gives us the power key,thats it one small button on its own,some may be used to having the volume toggles on this side but not this,its not a problem anyway.

 

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As a size comparison from the left.

HTC 816 – HUAWEI ASCEND Y530 – NOKIA LUMIA 930 – ONE PLUS

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First impressions of the One Plus are quite impressive despite its price it gives some high end droids stiff competition its fast and its powerful,good camera,robust premium build and not holding that horrible plastic feel.

 

Multitasking is great again no problems,not noticed any lag at all.

The screen is great a 5.5 inch screen with a 401 ppi.,Corning Gorilla Glass 3.Good camera 13MP dual flash with AF.

Battery is  3100 mAh battery but non removeable ,this is becoming the norm,but the power is good which should be almost standard for a device of this size,there is no SD expansion this might annoy some but you get 64GB internal storage.

You can read all about the one plus one HERE

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.