For a two-hour period on January 20, folks in North America can purchase a OnePlus One, no invite required. To help bring in the new year, OnePlus is offering everyone who may want one, the chance to purchase a One without jumping through hoops from 7 to 9pm EST on their website. (more…)
2014 is over, in a day or so. That means we are reflecting on the year that was, the phones that took up a major portion of our lives, which apps were the best out of the hundreds of new ones, and which storylines dominated these airwaves. But in the end, this site’s coverage really revolves around two things – what comes out of Google (Android, services, Google Play, etc.) and which phones are the best in the world. The Google stuff will be discussed in varying ways over the next day, so for now, it’s time to focus on the best phones of the year. (more…)
2014 is less than two weeks from being officially in the books. It has been a solid year for smartphone tech, especially on Android, though I’m not sure this year carried the same weight or significance as years past. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good year and a bunch of really great smartphones were released that will last a long time, I just don’t know how many of them will be all that memorable in a couple of years from now. With that said, we still need to decide who came out on top.
We saw follow-up flagships from all of the major players, like Samsung, Google, Motorola, LG, Sony, and HTC. None of them really took any chances, but they all still delivered phones that you would have no difficulty finding supporters of. Beyond the standard crew, we also saw Sony finally enter the US market while its newest flagship was still fairly fresh, and OnePlus made a big splash while pissing people off along the way. Like I just said – there were a ton of options, all of which were good in their own right.
We will have our DL staff top lists here shortly, but for now, we want to know the DL reader phone of the year. Who are you taking?
What is the Android Phone of the Year?
- Moto X (2nd gen) (20%, 3,011 Votes)
- Nexus 6 (17%, 2,545 Votes)
- Galaxy Note 4 (14%, 2,134 Votes)
- DROID Turbo (13%, 1,993 Votes)
- G3 (12%, 1,760 Votes)
- OnePlus One (9%, 1,282 Votes)
- One (M8) (7%, 1,104 Votes)
- Galaxy S5 (4%, 575 Votes)
- Xperia Z3 (3%, 405 Votes)
- Other (2%, 268 Votes)
Total Voters: 15,077
Can you believe it? OnePlus actually survived an entire year of existence. I say that because well, they made so many mistakes throughout that pissed so many people off, that it surprises me a little. While the phone they made is still one of our top of 2014 (our review), the road leading up to, during, and after the One’s launch was beyond rocky.
But hey, congrats to a year, OnePlus. Hopefully you learned a lot in 2014. 2015 is going to be a big year, and even though the last year was tough to swallow, we are still interested in what you are up to. (more…)
As a quick reminder, OnePlus is doing pre-orders for their One smartphone, right now. They initially planned to hold pre-orders for an hour, but due to demand and their struggling servers, they have extended the pre-order period to a full three hours. So, as I write this post, you have just over two hours left to get in an order. (more…)