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OnePlus One Specs

The OnePlus One is now official with its jaw-dropping price and insanely limited (plus confusing) availability. Once you can potentially purchase one, though, I’d imagine it will be well worth the $300 and $350 price tags.

After all, OnePlus managed to include the most premium specs of the moment in a phone that is half the price of the Samsung Galaxy S5 at full retail. We are talking the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 13MP rear Sony camera, 5MP front camera, 16 or 64GB of storage, and a 3100mAh battery, all in a body that is only 8.9mm thick.

The phone should also work quite well on AT&T’s LTE network here in the U.S. It technically supports T-Mobile’s band 4 as well, but the GSM compatibility might not be there, at least according to the official spec sheet below. 

Impressed by what you are seeing?


  • Colors:  Silk White or Sandstone Black
  • Dimensions:  152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm
  • Weight:  5.71 ounces (162g)
  • Operating System:  CyanogenMod 11s based on Android 4.4
  • CPU:  2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • GPU:  Adreno 330, 578MHz
  • RAM:  3GB LP-DDR3 @ 1866MHz
  • Storage:  16GB/64GB eMMC 5.0
  • Sensors:  Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light
  • Battery Capacitiy:  3100mAh embedded


  • Size:  5.5-inch
  • Resolution:  1080p Full HD (1920×1080), 401ppi
  • Protection:  Gorilla Glass 3


  • Rear Camera:  13MP Sony Exmor IMX 214
  • Lenses:  6 lenses to avoid distortion and color aberration
  • Flash:  Dual-LED
  • Aperture:  f/2.0
  • Front Camera:  5MP
  • Video:  4K resolution, slow motion 720p at 120fps


  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
  • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
  • LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40
  • WiFi:  Dual-band WiFi (2.4G/5G), 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • Other:  NFC, GPS, Digital Compass


  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Microphones:  Tri-microphone with noise cancellation


  • Ports:  Data & Charging – micro USB 2.0; Audio – 3.5mm
  • Buttons:  Power, Volume, Capacitive
  • SIM:  micro SIM
  • Indicators:  1 LED notification light (multicolored)
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  • This is Spartaaaaa

    Verizon or not, I’ll get one and use it as a tablet over WIFI 😉

  • mcdonsco

    Does anyone know if this would include an SPP bluetooth profile?

  • Younis

    better be an unlocked phone, so that i can bring it to my country.

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  • Brian

    Nobody is missing wireless charging (Qi)?

  • Chris King

    We’ll see when CyanogenMod phone comes out how good it is. Never been a big fan of the rom as it was always too buggy. Hopefully now it will run better but there seems like a whole lot of smoke and mirrors going on here

  • Too big, not interested.

  • James Hill

    It’s got a 5.5 inch screen. Kellen disapproves.

  • jim

    Why don’t they just call it the ‘ 2 ‘,,, makes more sense, 1+1 just sounds stupid

    • flosserelli

      There wasn’t enough phones with “One” in their name.

  • LionStone

    “built-in” stereo speakers? Guess it would look kinda funny with external speakers hanging off it! 🙂

  • CaptainHowdy13

    I’ll have to see a review to be more interested. I don’t trust the company since its so new

  • maxx1987

    nice, but too big. couldn’t buy one anyway.

  • mcdonsco

    Certainly a really nice phone to say the least and with a 64gb(!!!) option for $350….Wow!

    But alas, there are too many fail points:

    -No wireless charging
    -No Verizon
    -No “normal” size option
    -No track record

    • flosserelli

      1. I wouldn’t say “no wireless charging” is a complete fail. Granted I’ve never had a device with wireless charging, and I am sure that I’d use it if I had the option, but it is really not that difficult to plug a phone into a power cord. Wireless charging is nice, but certainly not a “dealbreaker” imo.
      2. No Verizon is a fail only for people stuck on Verizon.
      3. I agree they should consider offering a smaller version, but I am not surprised they are only offering one size at launch. If this model takes off, maybe a smaller version will come later this year or next year.
      4. I wouldn’t consider “no track record” a complete fail, either. All OEMs must start somewhere. No one can blame you for being unwilling to give a new manufacturer a chance. But that is no reason to label them a complete fail (at least not yet).

      • kyij

        1. My phone has wireless charging and I do not think it is that special. Yes they have $10 Qi chargers now, but you still need one everywhere. And you can not readily pick up your phone and send a text while it is charging – or play some game, it has to sit there and charge.. So it is not that much of a fail. If people wanted, I am sure you could easily open this case and buy a non-OEM battery that has Qi enabled, sure it would not be easy if your trying to pioneer this, but maybe somebody will come out with an easy to follow guide to do this.
        2. I am sure as hell tempted to switch from verizon atm. Yes I “can” get 30+mbps dl, but with bandwidth caps, why does that matter (before when I had no caps, I blew through >200GB in one month >.> )
        3. Smaller version = less demand for both sides = >2 new models (smaller 16gb white, smaller 32gb white, smaller 16gb black, smaller 16gb white..etc) which really eats into the cost. They just went with what the market wanted “more-so”
        4. This should be obvious too to people. If no company could startup, then no globalization could readily happen due to a monopoly.

        • LionStone

          Wait, what? I regularly take calls and text with my phone on the charging plate. If you don’t it’s by choice not because you aren’t able to.

    • Arthur Dent

      – Required to beg or perform stupid tricks like a court jester in order to buy one
      – Menu capacitive button, REALLY? In 2014 … on Kit Kat??
      – No SD
      – No removable battery

  • cezeOne

    The One Plus One has all but the “6” band on WCDMA bands in comparison with my Sprint Nexus 5 WCDMA bands? I’d like to find out a little more about compatibility if any.

  • Rob

    No microSD? That sucks, good thing there is a 64GB version!

  • EvanTheGamer

    Well, seeing how I upgraded my Galaxy Note 3 in October 2013, I won’t be able to upgrade again until sometime next year.

    Looks like I’ll be waiting for OnePlus Two, then.

  • k.houan

    But is it dust/water resistant???


    Do they actually want to sell any of these things? Make it work on VERIZON and they might have a chance…didn’t they say they listened to consumers about what they wanted? For gosh sakes… Most of the the readers on this website are on VZW!!! Wouldn’t they want people like us to actually buy this phone???

    • thatotherguy

      Riight because Verizon is the only carrier in the entire world right? You know this phone isn’t just selling in the US right?


        Yeah…do you realize you’re reading and replying on a website based in the US? And most of its readers are on Verizon… I understand the international part of it. I’m not an idiot…but if they want an impact in the US they need to make it compatible with this nations largest and most reliable network! (No pun intended for a plug) Verizon has the most customers and the best network (overall) and they’re not going to do well (in the US) until it’s on that network.

        • kyij

          Yes, but you can not just make something compatable on a network because you feel like it. You literally have to sell the rights to that company and that is it.

          No phone out there is able to just become a verizon phone unless verizon agrees to it. If this phone was allowed on their market, the sales of all of the other phones with verizon’s logo would plumet.

          • BRIAN MUENTER

            I agree… It just sucks for people that want a phone like this..that read this site…that have VZW. If I don’t have unlimited data I definitely wouldn’t have Verizon, I would have a carrier that allows and works with other phones and brands other then what they want and approve. Come to think of it, Verizon sound like apple! (Lame!)

          • flosserelli

            YOU make the choice to get raped by Verizon every month. You obviously value unlimited data more than better device options, and that is your choice. So enjoy your unlimited data and stop bitching about the phone selection.

          • BRIAN MUENTER

            Thanks! Enjoy a poor service and terrible customer service! Thanks for the harsh remark…dick! And this is what the internet is for! (Well that’s what everybody uses it for)

          • flosserelli

            I switched to T-Mobile and have better service than I did with Verizon.
            I haven’t had any reason to contact T-mobile customer service yet, so I can’t comment about that.
            Oh, and when you start name calling, you lose respect and people tend to disregard the rest of your comments.
            Cheers! 😛

        • decayo

          So filled with delusion. This phone wasn’t made to specifically cater to readers of droid-life.com. Why do the network preferences of the readers of this site have any bearing on business decisions related to this phone? I’m sure they would love to be available to Verizon users, but Verizon, as a corporation, is a bully; they lock down their network and keep these types of phones off of it. How else can they force you into a 2 year contract without extremely inflated phone prices? And why would they undercut that scam in order to let their users use this thing? Think for a second.

    • SplashMTN

      Verizon would never allow a phone like this on their network – at least not without slapping 3-5 logos on it, filling it with bloat, turning off some desired functionality and putting it through “rigorous” testing. It would drive the price up and would have been a waste of money to include the necessary radios for this to work on Verizon.

  • paul_cus

    Well, I subscribed on their website. Whatever that means.

  • besweeet

    T-Mobile uses WCDMA band 2 (PCS 1900) and band 4 (AWS 1700), so the phone should work fine.

  • Jason Peters

    I know it is a 5.5 inch phone, but is it just me, or is this phone really tall? It is a 14.4 mm taller than the LG G2, even taller than the often complained about HTC One M8. I love this phone and the look we’ve seen, but I don’t really want to handle something that huge.

  • Nick Klenchik

    For those who were wondering

  • Mike

    I want one! In black!

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    This set of LTE bands makes this a great world phone choice.

  • rodney11ride

    3 seperate posts on same phone back to back to back. Jeesh

    • T_Dizzle

      It’s a phone website…

      • rodney11ride

        It is? Crap my bad…

  • WallBreaker

    Like sprint for my unlimited data but hate them for being a CDMA and not GSM I miss out on alot more phone options.

  • Arthur Dent

    Nice specs. But I refuse to freaking BEG a company to let me spend my money with them. What the hell is wrong with you, Kondik, that you work with such a stupid marketing scheme? Yeah, 1+ is a separate company, but you should have laid down the law since they are running your OS. It is very bad press for Cyanogen.

    The entire marketing plan for this device has been terrible from start to finish.

    • SplashMTN

      They may be doing the invite system to ensure they have enough stock to keep selling the device. I don’t like it at all, but I could understand if this was the case.

      • Arthur Dent

        It’s STUPID marketing, pure and simple, regardless of the reason. Let people have a fair shot at buying whatever stock you have, instead of requiring them to beg or perform stupid actions to qualify to give you their money. They are doing it to try and create hype and exclusivity, and to get people to market for them for free.

        Add to that the stunningly retarded smash your phone ‘promotion’. Holy crap, they have some real winners (/s) running the marketing over at OnePlus!

  • J2886M

    So this won’t work on Tmobile well???? Wtf,

    • It will, Kellen derped.

      • J2886M

        Damn, almost ruined my day

        • Same. I’ve had multiple confirmations that this will work just fine on T-mobile.

  • Marc

    I hope this actually sells. The markups that these manufacturers and retailers are getting on smartphones is out of control. This is the type of thing that will hopefully drive down the price of everything else in the market.

  • Everything looks good except the invite system. I feel like a lot of people are going to be really pissed off when we learn how this is going to work. I hope they have a decent amount of stock (50k+), but I have a bad feeling it’s less than 20k.

  • Guy Pierce

    Pretty decent specs!

  • Ryan B


  • Ant

    If all these specs were in a moto x all the moto fanboys would be running rampant. let another company shine for once. I have a Nexus 5 this without a doubt is my next phone.

    • tharealoc

      Well of course, it would be the best speced right size phone. See kellens editorial

  • Woodhouse

    No availability on Verizon… WHY, GOD, WHY?!?!?!

    • Because Verizon sucks.

      • Woodhouse

        I agree but I’ve got grandfathered unlimited data and it’s the only network with reliable coverage where I live, so I’m kinda stuck with them.

      • rodney11ride

        Wow you even changed your avatar… Lol

        • What else is a fanboy to do?

          • rodney11ride

            Lol true guess I was jealous

  • turdbogls

    its a sweet phone, especially for the price, but their “no compromises” fails in a couple of spots.
    no wireless charging
    not fully compatable (maybe) with T-mobile
    that size….its Ginormous.

    • moelsen8

      i would’ve put sd card and IR blaster on my wish list too. as long as we’re not compromising and never settling, at least. they should definitely have room in that phone for them..

      • hkklife

        Qi wireless charging trumps IR for me but I definitely miss the microSD. At least a 64GB version being offered helps.

        • moelsen8

          yeah IR blaster is definitely dead last on my wishlist. i really would love to have it on one of my “next” phones. been trying to hit that one for a while now haha. i’m really all in with wireless charging though.. hard to get over that one.

      • turdbogls

        forgot about that….the IR blaster would be cool, the SD card thing is a moot point for me since 64GB is PLENTY of space.

        • moelsen8

          plenty is a relative term. while i agree on a day-to-day basis 64gigs is more than plenty, there’s a part of me that wouldn’t mind hauling around a major chunk of my music/video collection (physically). or all of it, across multiple cards. guess we can argue this all day. and we all have in the last bunch of years. but never settle! haha.

          • turdbogls

            HAHA…so true. I will fight to the end that 32 gb is enough for everyone…..ever. j/k

            in all seriousness, their “never settle” campaign was pretty good, but there would be things I would have to settle with to get this phone in my hands….but at the price, it might be worth it. still deciding if I want to ditch my N5 for this thing…..decisions decisions.

          • moelsen8

            i was almost ready to do the same with my N5, even after being disappointed about the no-go on wireless charging. however i think the size is a dealbreaker for me.

          • turdbogls

            yup, my thoughts exactly. if it were a bit smaller (like GS5 size) I could deal with it, but the sheer size, and no wireless charging is making it really hard for me to pull the trigger on it

  • Paul Hansen

    Tmo operation should be interesting… I’ll give it a shot should I get an invite but…. Missing 1700/2100 GSM.

    • snobrdr2324

      Um what? It has WCDMA bands 2/4 which is what tmobile uses for its 3G HSPA network. GSM is 2g which Tmobile only uses Band 2 for, band 4 is only for UMTS on tmobile. Even if they did use Band 4 gsm, who cares? Missing a 2g band wouldn’t be a big deal in today’s world where 3G is almost everywhere, but as far as I’m aware there isn’t a GSM Band 4 network anywhere in the world so it would be dumb to add AWS gsm to a phone.

      • Fresh360

        Thanks for the explaination…Even for me, a self confessed geek, I had trouble understanding if this would work with T-Mobile. 1+ should spell it out explicitly closer to launch because a layman would be in the dark.

  • meh…im not impressed…cant even get your “flagship killer” on the best network…your killing nothing

    • Paul Hansen

      The grammar Nazi in me would like to point out your misuse of your.

    • snobrdr2324

      Blame Verizon not Oneplus. CDMA networks are extremely limited outside of the US and I’m guessing to keep cost down they are only building one SKU for the entire world. To add in a CDMA radio just for Verizon and sprint would add cost since there are much larger networks worldwide that use GSM standards. Not to mention Verizon doesn’t let unlocked phones on its network. Just look at the Nexus 5, google threw the CDMA users a bone but Verizon is the only major carrier not to support it despite it having compatible CDMA radios in it. Verizon is clearly not the best carrier since they won’t let their customers CHOOSE the phones they want and have to tell them these are what we will let you use. ATTs network is close enough to Verizon’s in most cases that I can’t justify Verizon’s draconian control over what phones they allow on their “holy” network.

      • rodney11ride

        I would blame Verizon but they aren’t going away from CDMA when it trumps quality of gsm anyday. Yes gsm is universal… I get it.. Verizon doesn’t drop calls (for me). Lol they ain’t following the old saying. Quantity not quality. Imo. Holy yes. I dont settle for close enough. The need for unlocking is becoming more and more irrelevant unless you like saying “mines unlocked”. With all the jiberish going into these skins (gs5 and note) the average person wants the gimmicks that cone with skin. Not a vanilla android. Not me but the other 5 in my family. They are buying a phone from the commercial. The gimmicks.

        • snobrdr2324

          I disagree that CDMA is “better” than gsm when all modern networks are based off very similar technologies. ATT and tmobile use WCDMA which is just wideband CDMA. They both suffer from the same issues like cell breathing but CDMA2000 allows the carriers complete control over what phones you can activate without offering any tangible benifits beyond using smaller channel sizes, this however comes at the cost of speed and simultaneous voice and data. ATT and Verizon are neck and neck in terms of coverage/reliability and it really comes down to a location by location basis. If Verizon is better for you and you don’t mind being forced to use Verizon phones then I can’t see any reason for you to switch to ATT or Tmobile. However, for me ATT works much better and I have the flexibility to use this phone on their network if I please AND I get a discount on my bill for doing so, which Verizon does not offer even with their new half baked more everything plans.

          • rodney11ride

            Boom! Good info.

    • WickedToby741

      Best quality network (and that’s debatable), not best network. They’re too consumer unfriendly to be called the best network.

    • rodney11ride

      What he said

    • flosserelli

      “Best network” is relative and depends on your location.

  • Anyone with a Nexus 5 considering this, check here: http://versus.com/en/oneplus-one-vs-lg-nexus-5

    This this is massive in comparison.

  • Antoine Bohannon

    Someone please enlighten me. It has the bands for T-Mobile according to the specs above. WCDMA band 1(2100), 4(1700) and LTE 4(1700). I thought these are the bands T-Mobile operates on. My HTC one has the same bands.

    • abqnm

      Yes. It should be fully functional on T-Mobile in the US, both for LTE and HSPA+ data.

  • John

    When you browse over to the LTE tab of the website it specifically states use it on ATT and TMobile. http://oneplus.net/one#features-lte

    Just throwing that into the no 1700/2100Mhz (T-Mobile) radios discussion.

    • flosserelli

      Nice find. If it is 100% T-mo compatible, then this will probably my next phone…if I can buy one.

      • snobrdr2324

        It’s right there if you look at the specs that this is Tmobile compatible. It has band 2 and 4 WCDMA and band 4 LTE which is all tmobile uses currently. It’s missing band 12 LTE for future tmobile LTE and it’s also missing Band 2 and 5 LTE for ATTs network which is disappointing. There are a few areas of the country where ATT has no Band 17 and IS using Band 2/5 for LTE so those areas are SOL until they hopefully get some AWS LTE eventually.

      • abqnm

        It supports bands 2 & 4 for UMTS, so that means full 42mbps HSPA+ support on 1700mhz or 1900mhz, and band 4 for LTE, so again full support. There should be no drawbacks on T-Mobile at all.

  • Collin Chapin

    So it does not work on AT&T GSM bands or it doesn’t work on TMO GSM ? I’m confused.

    PS. I know nothing about this stuff.

    • Allen Yates

      I believe it should work on AT&T completely. T-Mobile as well, except for HSPA on the 1700 MHz band. If they use that band in your area, you’ll just get 2G. Somebody please correct me if I’m wrong here.

      Edit: Maybe no support on 1700 Mhz at all. Does TMobile fall back to 2G on a different band in this case?

      • abqnm

        Where do you see no 1700mhz support? It is listed under both the WCDMA and LTE sections as band 4. It seems that they mention bands vs frequency for the data connections due to the different variations on each frequency. GSM, or 2g/voice doesn’t operate on 1700mhz so it isn’t listed.

        • Allen Yates

          You’re quite correct. I missed the WCDMA band line.

  • Sadly, I can live without the Qi charging, but I need confirmation on the T-Mobile compatibility.

    If T-Mobile is a go, this thing is mine (assuming I can get an invite). Even throwing the price out of the discussion, this is the best phone on the market. Can’t wait to get a hold of that camera.

    • Chris Hilbert

      Listed as compatible right on the page.

    • hkklife

      Give this thing a refresh with wireless charging , a slightly larger battery and full domestic compatibiliry for TMO and AT&T and it might be enough to make me jump ship from VZW when the inevitable end of grandfathered unlimited comes.

      • Larger battery? Haha, this thing has one of the biggest batteries on the market.

      • Arthur Dent

        How is 3100mAh not large enough, especially at that price point? WTH? Geez, I can get solid battery life out of 2300mAh in the N5. An additional 800mAh would be insane!

      • flosserelli

        I still get a full day out of my Note 2 (3100 mAh), and it is 1½ years old. The Snapdragon 801 and its integrated modem are much more efficient. I don’t hear many LG G2 owners complain about their battery life, and I am sure this phone will have similar (or better) battery life.

  • John Doe

    Isn’t Verizon on LTE Band 4?

    • flosserelli

      It is not coming to Verizon. No CDMA support, so no Verizon.

    • abqnm

      To answer your question, the majority of their LTE network is actually band 13. They have some band 4, but only in heavily populated areas to increase capacity.

      To answer the unasked question, no it will never work on Verizon.

  • jonzey231

    No qi charging

  • Guest

    Whelp, screw my grandfathered unlimited at this point. I’ve got wifi at home and work, and I hardly use any minutes talking. T-mobile $30/mo plan here I come

    • Franz

      You’ll have to use Wi-Fi exclusively then because this doesn’t work on T-Mobile… their bands seem to be missing from the press release. Let’s hope it’s a mistake.

      • snobrdr2324

        Please stop spreading mis information. This phone is 100% compatible with Tmobiles current network. It has Band 2/4 WCDMA as well as band 4 LTE and band 2 GSM which as of today is all Tmobile uses on any part of their network. Band 12 LTE is coming and this phone won’t get that but that won’t be coming until next year.

  • ilovetechnology

    Very strange that they didn’t include 1700/2100Mhz (T-Mobile) radios. Seeing as how quite a bit of prepaid GSM in the US uses T-mobile’s towers this seems like a very glaring omission.

    • They do, those are bands 4 and 1.

      • snobrdr2324

        Bands 4 and 2 actually, band 1 is a European band 2100mhz.

    • abqnm

      It is just how they advertise them. Back when there was only one carrier using 1700mhz (band 4) or 2100mhz (band 1), it was fine just printing the frequencies. But now with so many different carriers using different blocks of the same spectrum across the world, you have to market it this way.

      The frequency isn’t mentioned specifically for the reasons cited above. They only mention the voice frequencies because for voice, just the frequency is enough and is the same around the world.

      • ilovetechnology

        Thanks for the clarification!

  • Cory Wilson

    If I didnt just buy a nexus 5 a month ago I’d probably consider the 64gb model. This phone sounds amazing and could be a game changer if marketed properly

  • David Narada Brown

    so no wireless charging?

  • C-Law

    Awesome device. Wish it had a little brother in the 4.6″-4.8″ display range

    • Nick Klenchik

      Can’t agree more. I feel like 5 inches pushes my limit of what I can physically use with one hand

      • blackjaguar25

        ….Too easy, Nick.

        • Paul


      • tom riddle

        …that’s some funny sh!t right there dude.

  • Justin Tierney

    Idk… Part of me wants it badly, just because of my need for nice things, and part of me is thinking, “its a cheap Chinese phone, ‘MERUCA!”

    I wish you could see this in person first…

    • Well, it comes from the same factory as Oppo and they’re arguably the best Chinese manufacturer. Peeps are saying it has similar build quality to Oppo.

      The quality is not quite as high end as HTC, but light years ahead of Samsung.

      • abqnm

        Except it seems that as opposed to HTC, One+ seems to go for high quality inside and out. The HTC One M8 is gorgeous outside, but have you seen how sloppily it is done inside? Tape everywhere.

    • You win the internet…id upvote this 1000x if i could

  • Dominick White

    Damn it, in love wireless charging. But this coming with 64 gb for that Price range. This is so hard to pass up…. If the reviews are good i may leave Verizon for this when my contract is up

    • moelsen8

      i hate to say it but i’m too committed to wireless charging at this point, and it’s a borderline dealbreaker for me. plus this phone is freaking huge.

      • Dominick White

        It would a lot better if it did come with wireless charging, but to be honest not many companies doing wireless charging. Other than the nexus line, and Nokia phones and Samsung (which have to pay extra for) and most of Verizon phone line up… I will just get a nexus 7 so my wireless chargers don’t go to waste

  • mog386

    Just as a little point. It should support T-Mo’s W-CDMA network (3G) since the phone supports both bands 2 and 4.

  • Shadowstare

    If this worked on Verizon, this would be interesting.

    • derek connolly

      I agree.

    • RabidNinjaGerbil

      If any worthwhile phone worked on VZW it’d be interesting…

      • Lucky Armpit

        Um…. Droid Maxx/Ultra/Mini? Moto X? GS4? Live under a rock much? *confused*

        • K

          If someone wants to get a lot of upvotes then basically all they have to do is say something negative about Verizon.

          • EdubE24

            The best network nationwide, I don’t get it, but whatever!!

          • Chris N

            They kind of suck at offering awesome phones at an affordable price like this….

          • zurginator

            As an OTR truck driver who’s job is to go to the ass-end of nowhere, I have to disagree. Verizon will give you coverage, sure – but a lot of that coverage is so bad it’s unusable. I have found AT&T to have much more network reliability.

          • josh

            I’m a local driver, and I haul material all over NC, and I completely agree with you. I have Verizon for personal, and att for work, and work phone is muck more reliable.

          • skinja

            Are you using the same phone on each network? The phone antennas matter quite a bit too.

          • ericerk

            Oh, Come on, it’s not 2011 anymore. T-mobile is kicking VZ’s ass. Where my Verizon phone gets 5mbps down T-mobile Gets 32mbps.

          • DAN

            Where exactly does tmobile get coverage?

          • zurginator

            East coast.

          • hoodieNation

            Where my Verizon phone gets 40Mbs downloads T-Mobile doesn’t have service…at all.

          • Have you tested it lately? I used to get 1-10Mbps down with Verizon (usually under 5Mbps too), but in the past month or two speeds almost everywhere have been 30-60Mbps. They are doing a great job increasing the backhaul and adding AWS.

          • d-rock

            It’s not the backhaul…it’s the fact that Everywhere VZ doesn’t have LTE, it’s completely worthless. Their CDMA network is horrible by today’s standards. On the other hand, AT&T’s non LTE network is HSPA, which if configured properly can match Verizon’s LTE speeds.

          • I’m talking about their LTE network, it was extremely oversold in many markets it was slower than 3G on other carriers. They fixed that with improved backhaul and AWS. Verizon 3G is awful, luckily 99% of their markets have LTE now.

          • EdubE24

            Nationwide Verizon smacks T-Mobile around. That’s not even comparable…

          • skinja

            That is probably because there aren’t as many people on that tower/antenna.
            VZW has more towers than anybody.

          • MicroNix

            You are correct it isn’t 2011 anymore. Any network that doesn’t have data coverage coast to coast is so 2011.

          • zurginator

            T-Mobile kicks everybody’s ass in speed. Verizon wins in overall coverage. AT&T wins in usable coverage and reliability. Spirit wins in eating glue.

        • RabidNinjaGerbil

          Oh, I’m sorry. I should have highlighted *WORTHWHILE*.

          As much a Motorola fan as I am, you haven’t mentioned a worthwhile VZW device. More specifically, you haven’t even mentioned a worthwhile Moto device. They’ve gone to crap after the Google acquisition.

          The closest VZW has come to a decent device is the One M8. Even that is just OK. They should support Nexus and the like. Additionally, to reference worthwhile they should stop locking loaders. Most of the decent devices they have are paralyzed by their bloatware and inability to have custom ROMs.

          I say this as a VZW customer running on a RAZR Maxx HD. I just went in last week looking to get a new device and walked right out. I love the coverage but their selection, prices, and customer no service leave something to be desired.

          • Jason Downing

            What are your thoughts about the G2? Serious question, because I love the damn thing and there’s definitely custom ROM support. Sure, it’s not fully unlocked, but loki allows custom kernels too without too much hassle.

          • The Narrator

            Stock rooted, xposed, and Xdabbeb’s camera is amazing. 4K, 120FPS, so good.

          • Jason Downing

            That’s pretty much what I’m running. Running his ROM and using g2 xposed with action launcher on top of everything. No complaints here.

          • Gato Mafioso

            G2 is a beast and xdabbeb’s rom is excellent especially with the camera mod he included.

          • cigar3tte

            I’ve been super happy with my Droid Maxx, so happy that I haven’t even rooted it.

          • PoisonApple31

            The closest to a decent device is an One M8? And you went shopping for a new device at VZW in Spring? I don’t think I can even take you seriously.

          • Craig Armstrong

            I switched to T-Mobile and it’s like the opposite of everything you just mentioned. Consumer friendly, good phone selection and pricing but the network leaves me wishing I had the best of both worlds. If T-Mobile can upgrade their network which I think they will with the next spectrum auction, they cab be great but for now, I give their network a work in progress.

          • Droid22

            Other than a Nexus 5, what’s missing?

        • Jason Downing

          Forgot the G2 and soon to be G3.

        • The Narrator

          Those phones suck. G2 mafukka

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    • Franz

      Sorry guys, you have to wait until CDMA is officially dead for that.

      • T4rd

        It wouldn’t matter, Verizon wouldn’t allow it on their network even if it was compatible.

        • jimbob

          Or they would find a way to completely ruin it even if they did allow it. And it would get any official CM updates 4 months after every other version.

        • grayson360

          And Kellex deleted my comment….

        • ReturnOfTheMack

          Thanks to the FCC, if/when Verizon starts using VoLTE (LTE only), they legally cannot block devices from being used. They only reason they can do it now is because of CDMA.

          • WickedToby741

            Just curious, but how did that work out for the Nexus 7? Just because they have to allow any LTE device on their network won’t stop them from implementing arbitrary network compatibility testing until said device is irrelevant. And the FCC doesn’t have the balls or the size to go after them.

          • ReturnOfTheMack

            It just wasn’t in their “system”. People got around that by simply going to their website or store and setting it up as a different tablet, one that Verizon already had listed. It was only a matter of getting the sim card activated, the tablet always worked fine.

      • michael arazan

        Even when VZW goes VoLTE they said they are keeping CDMA for their phones to “fall back on”

        • Not indefinitely though.

        • disqus_PWUxjI2KuO

          They are not keeping CDMA lol…after volte comes out they plan to drop support for CDMA and release LTE only phones by the end of 2014

          • Woodhouse

            Waiting for the OnePlus Two then

          • WickedToby741

            Even if they make a compatible phone there’s a decent chance that they’ll implement an arbitrary network compatibility process. Remember the Nexus 7? The Nexus 5 works fine on Sprint with CDMA. I’ve got news for you, it’s not CDMA that’s the problem, it’s Verizon.

          • Woodhouse

            The Nexus 7 issue had a workaround for previously activated LTE SIM cards though, so I’d be happy with the OnePlus Two having some similar workaround at the very least.

          • mcdonsco

            Aka; the 3

          • Woodhouse

            I like you.

          • ReturnOfTheMack

            Correct, apparently the long term plan is to r-purpose their CDMA network as LTE

      • S.Ober

        and that’s not until 2021

    • Rob

      More like AMAZING.

    • Terrance Steiner

      Agreed. I would love this phone but I am stuck on Verizon because of work. I cannot complain to much though, I don’t have to pay for my mobile phone and I get to keep unlimited data. It does suck that I can only have Verizon authorized phones because there are some awesome GSM phone (like this one) that I never get to try.

    • Ghgore

      Verizon would just completely ruin this phone.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    its the “bang for your buck” idea that piques my interest. i’d sacrifice a preferred size for the camera, battery, and price.

    z1-144 x 74 x 8.5 mm
    n5 -137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm
    1+ -152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm

    i dont know why they took the picture of the 1+ under the z1.

    • Fresh360

      Yeah that is my only qualm with this phone, the size. My issue isn’t a “I hate big phones aaahhhhhh” thing (but I do) it’s that I was lead to believe that it wouldnt be a big phone. When they placed it under the Z1 in the ad that pretty much put the cherry on top. Now it’s actually bigger than the Note 3, back to praying for a Z2 compact for me.

      • LSH99

        Agree completely. I’ll most certainly buy this phone at that price, but I will also have to pick up something smaller (probably a moto x or maybe its successor?) for those time when I need extended battery time and/or don’t want a tablet in my pocket.

      • NexusPhan

        I agree. I was pumped to get this phone even with the massive dimensions until I saw the side-by-side with the Nexus 5. I just cant do it…

  • DC_Guy

    This seems to good to be true…

    • It doesn’t work on many carriers.

    • Jacob Mustin

      im willing to bet it is riddled with bugs and problems. I really just dont feel comfortable buying from a no name company like that. Sweeeet setup, and amazing price, but i think people who buy will wish they had waited for second iteration

    • T_Dizzle

      The catch is, there is no catch. This is their launch phone so they’re selling it low. It’s an opportunity.

  • MrBouche

    I don’t think it looks like an Apple phone, but why do i still think they’ll hit them with a lawsuit because they think it does? Oh. paranoia.

    … That is one hell of a sexy phone though.

  • Aj Bastedo

    Someone is on east coast time today!

  • Teehee

    We are going to start seeing a lot of companies disappear. HTC and Sony are barely staying afloat in the mobile market. It will probably be replaced with Chinese phone makers like OnePlus, Oppo, and Huawei.

    • The Narrator

      When they make better hardware, I’m all for it. The Find 5 and Find 7 are solid phones.

    • chris125

      Until those Chinese make phones for more than a few carriers I think you are right.

    • Franz

      I can see HTC, I don’t think Sony is going away anytime soon, they actually do pretty decent in Europe and Asia (they just aren’t in the US Market).

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      Sony does quite well in Europe and Asia compared to HTC and even otherwise. At MWC in Barcelona, almost every other phone I saw in the city seemed to be an Xperia, and here in India also they’re very popular, while HTC is almost non-existent. So yeah, Sony’s gonna stay, and with their current mix of just the right pricing, features and advertising, they might start doing much better.

      • zurginator

        Sony really needs to market better in the US. They’ve got one of the largest names here, if they would just use it. Hell, market the Z2 as the Walkman successor (because front speakers). Market the camera with talk about how 80% of sports are covered with Sony cameras. Capitalize on the PS4, Bravia displays, etc. Why Sony can’t do this I’ll never understand.

        • mcdonsco

          Yea, I’ve never understood Sony’s reluctance to really push into the us market; doesn’t make any sense and from what little I do see of them here (tmobile) they do make great phones.

    • kyij

      But why is HTC failing? All honesty, I want this phone. But I do have an HTC DNA.. now I would be willing to “give it up” to get one, but I have verizon which is a whole ‘nother story.

      Expect for BB’s fail of the Storm, all of my smartphones have been from HTC (that I personally used). Though I have obviously used many others, I believe HTC is quite nice in features, specs, price is pretty heavy, but quality and hackability always seems great. I am just shocked everyone seems to hate HTC as a whole.

  • Joshua Herrin

    I was really hoping to use this on Olleh in Korea. :/ Missed by the 3g and lte band.

  • Junaid Ansari

    So will this work with T-Mobile?

    • flosserelli

      Not without 1700 and 2100 MHz bands.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        their first L.

      • We need confirmation on this. This was an instant buy for me until I saw this. How the hell could they have left this out?

        • snobrdr2324

          It’s confirmed right there in the specs. It has band 2 and 4 which are the only 2 bands Tmobile uses for HSPA.

          • Thank you kind sir or madam.

      • It does support 1700MHz (band 4) and 2100MHz (band 1)

    • T_Dizzle


  • Mark Aaron Collado

    wow. very nice specs. lets see how software holds up

    • Person.Boi

      CyanogenMod is basically stock Android on steroids; bigger, faster, stronger.

  • phathands

    I’m glad somebody decided to finally discuss network compatibility! Other sites I’ve been to list the bands but don’t translate it into what works on which networks. Confession: I’m too lazy to research it myself.

  • M3D1T8R

    Yeah baby. Now I just need this in a 5″ version, on Verizon. Particularly that second point. Unfortunately I think I’ll be waiting a while. Hopefully this will inspire others to step up their game a bit.

    • cwillen

      Dream the dream man. Dream the dream.

    • phathands

      Eh I doubt it’ll ever, ever happen. Maybe in 2020 when CDMA is gone.

      • The Narrator

        VoLTE will be here soon. But I don’t think that means we’ll get compatibility

    • The Narrator

      Give it up already, smaller sizes aren’t happening