OnePlus One First Impressions

So I finally managed to snag an invite for the OnePlus One (Ill call it the OPO from now on), it finally arrived.

First of all, the packaging was very nice. Nicely laid out, in a simple style. The phone was on top, with everything else beneath it. The cable was nicely wrapped, and it’s a flat one that doesn’t tangle. It also comes with heplful took pre-attached which keeps the cable together when wrapped. The sim tray ejection tool also came inside it’s own casing, which was nice.


The OPO is a big phone. It’s a phablet, with a screen size of 5.5″ and not the smallest bezels in the world. It has top of the line specs, with 3GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, a quad core 2.5GHZ CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 1920x1080p IPS screen, wide angle 5MP camera up front, and on the back a Sony 13MP shooter. The battery is 3100mah. Sounds like good specs? They are. I’ve just finished my first full day, and I got just over 7 hours screen on time and 12 hours 30 mins on battery in total. This was with heavy usage, which included data usage, wifi usage, constant checking of notifications, playing 3D and 2D games for some time and browsing the internet for a while (including 9gag). So not bad at all for a first day.

The build quality is very good, with the Sandstone Black back cover holding up very nicely. It feels solid and has a bit of weight behind it, which adds to that effect. Performance is excellent, like you would expect, and it eats up benchmarks, getting top results.

So, my first impressions of the OnePlus One are very good. A full review will come in a couple of weeks, which is why this skimps on any images and the such and is light on the detail. Look forward to that.

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  1. James Ng says:

    Sounds good, but the OnePlus One has a Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.45 Ghz. The newer Snapdragon 805 starts clocking at 2.7Ghz with four Krait 450 cores and an Adreno 420 GPU, with 28nm HPm process technology. AFAIK I think that processor has only just started appearing on the mobile scene – I believe only the Samsung Galaxy s5 LTE-A edition and the Oppo Find 7 currently boast this chip – feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.