OnePlus Drops Pricing for OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X by $50

Dropping a few phones in price to likely make way for incoming OnePlus 3 inventory, OnePlus has the OnePlus X, OnePlus 2, and if you can find it, the OnePlus One on sale via its online store.

Once priced at $349, the OnePlus 2 is now marked at $299. The OnePlus X, launched at $249, is priced now at $199. I’m assuming you see a trend, as every phone currently available on the OnePlus website has been lowered by $50.  (more…)

OnePlus 2 OxygenOS 3.0 Update Detailed, Available for Early Flashing

Many OnePlus users have been left wondering where their OxygenOS Marshmallow update was, but finally, OnePlus is ready to let its users in on the goods. As posted to the company’s forum, a near final build of OxygenOS 3.0, which is the update to Android 6.0.1, is available for flashing by those who enjoy that sort of thing. If you don’t feel like flashing the update yourself, and choose to wait for an OTA instead, it’s not far out.  (more…)

OnePlus Gallery App Now Available on Google Play

OnePlus launched its own Gallery app to Google Play this week, making updates for the app much easier to obtain for users. The OnePlus Gallery, beyond being the app that showcases all of your photos, features the ability to edit your daily photos with the usual options, such as cropping and drawing. When your edits are done, photos can be shared straight from the app into whichever app you would like. (more…)

OnePlus Reflects on 2015, Announces OnePlus X Champagne Edition

OnePlus turned two years old today. In a blog on the company’s forum this morning, co-founder Carl Pei wrote a post reflecting on his past two years of shaking up the mobile industry with his company’s core promise to “Never Settle.” If you have been following OnePlus since its inception two years ago, you have probably heard most of what Carl wrote in his reflective post this morning, albeit through some rose-colored lenses.

Highlights include, “bringing consumers premium products at a disruptive price,” when referencing the OnePlus One and following that up with the OnePlus Two’s, “beautiful and premium design, as well as bleeding edge technologies such as USB Type C and fingerprint sensor.” While we loved the OnePlus Two’s fingerprint sensor, it was pointed out after the fact that the USB Type C was less than bleeding edge tech. (more…)

OnePlus 2 vs. OnePlus One: Quick Comparison

This day wouldn’t be complete without a quick comparison of the OnePlus 2 to the original OnePlus One, would it? We have that for you below.

In this short video, we didn’t spend time running through benchmarks or showing you the major software differences (we’ll save that for our review) from one phone to the next. Instead, we really just wanted to show you a side-by-side hardware and design comparison to get the ball rolling.

You can see that these phones still look very similar, but the OnePlus 2 has been given the premium treatment with a metal frame, some added weight, an upgraded camera, and a fingerprint scanner that doubles as a home button. Next to each other, the untrained eye may not be able to tell the difference, but there are indeed plenty of changes for this year’s OnePlus phone.

OnePlus One owners, is this enough of an upgrade?  (more…)