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The 2014 flagship killer - the OnePlus Phone maybe the most valued phone in this year. At the price of $349 (USD), you get the similar specification and quality of other flagship phones which you need to play double or triple price.
The specifications are very impressive:
Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs (same as Galaxy S5)
3 GB RAM (Galaxy S5 only has 2GB)
5.5 inch JDI1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI
64 GB Storage
3100 mAh battery
The build quality is also very impressive, on par with other flagship phones, like Galaxy S5.
The OS is Cyanogen which basically is the pure Android plus some cool customization features. For example, you can double-tap to wake the phone, draw a circle on the screen to invoke camera. The OS update is much faster than other big companies. OnePlus promise will upgrade to Android 5.0 within 20 days after Google.
This phone's camera is also very nice and it can take slow motion video (like iPhone 6). Another benefit is that it supports USB OTG, this means it can read/write a USB drive directly (either the USB drive with microUSB or with a OTG cable).
However, you need a invitation code to get one. If you don't have invitation code, the good news is there will be a 1 hour time on November 17 open to order. If you did not catch this window, almost every month, there will be a short time (one hour to one day) open to order. Just keep visit the One Plus site to see the notice.
On October 27 there was a first wave of pre-order and all the people I know have successfully ordered their phone (even the server was down for the first 10 minutes). Just keep trying and the order will go through.
You can click the link below to start prepare like register a account, fill in your shipping address and choose the phone and accessories. But you need to come back at November 17 (11AM to 12PM) to finish the order. For example, in December 2014, there was a one day open for order to celebrate one year anniversary.
You also need a Paypal account. If you don't have one, make sure you create one and associate with your credit card (do not need to be US Dollar credit card) before the pre-order begin.
You can order 1 or 2 phones. I suggest you order 2 (ask someone to order together with you if you only need one). This is because the shipping & handling fee is the same ($27.99) for 1 and 2 phones. You may also pay less tax and duty.
The protective case or the flip cover is recommended. The Flip Cover provides better protection than protective case and can automatically turn on/off the screen when you flip the cover. The protective case is too thin and too slippery.
Comparing with Apple's case ($55), flip cover only costs $14 (sometimes on sale). A unique bamboo cover is also available at the cost of $49.
As for the tax and duty, I know someone who ordered using invitation code paid around $60 (CAD) per phone. However, for many people ordered in the October 27 pre-ordered time, the tax and duty is much less: Only $30 (CAD) for 2 phones!
So if you ordered 2 phones and you are lucky, the total price is around $349 + $30 = $380 (USD).
The shipping company is DHL, which provide excellent and fast service. It only take one day to deliver once the phone is picked up. If nobody at home, it gives your options of delivery again or leave at the door.
Recently DHL seems correcting the real value of the phone and some people paid around $110 (CA) for two One Plus Phone (64G) for duty and tax.
You can use the following link to track the shipment:
The tax and duty can be either paid on delivery or pre-paid online through the following link:
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