OnePlus 2 permanently discounted- anyone who bought one recently to get retroactive discounts

OnePlus has been attempting to redress itself for a few months now, trying to please its users with updates, hot fixes and price reductions for its devices. The latest move in attempting to appease customers is to drop the price of OnePlus 2. The ordering and shipping difficulties that customers complained about in the past are now being taken care of (with the drop of the invite system) and orders above $100 will ship for free.       OnePlus 2 will drop $40 from its price, going down to $349 permanently. The smartphone launched in July and it came in two different configurations: a 16GB storage version with 3GB of RAM and a 64GB version with 4GB of RAM. The rest of the specs are comprised of a Snapdragon 810 processor with a 5.5” 1080p display, 13MP camera, fingerprint sensor and a 3300 mAh battery. The 16GB version is out of stock at the moment, but the 64GB version used to cost $389 until today. Keep in mind that OnePlus’ flagship does not have NFC, fast charging or wireless charging, if that makes any difference.   Anyone who bought a OnePlus 2 in the last 15 days will also get the retroactive $40 discount, which is a great and unexpected deal that will not make them feel somehow cheated.   Source: OnePlus  

OnePlus 2 review – the new “flagship killer” smartphone of 2015

OnePlus 2 is the newest Chinese 2016 Flagship Killer, but is it really worthy of this title already? We shall see next year. For now, it seems that this device could be a 2015 flagship killer, if not for some of its own shortcomings. Its best features are the beautiful display with a solid build and its low price for the features it offers. On the other side of the barricade are its heat up issues, the lack of a microSD, fast charging and NFC.       Design and display   OnePlus 2 is a well-earned step-up from OnePlus One, replacing its plastic body with a sturdy metal frame and a grainy grey back frame made of stronger plastic. If you are not pleased with the regular back cover, you can choose a bamboo, rosewood or dark apricot wood or Kevlar one for an additional $27. The display is relatively well-sized at 5.5 inches with full HD resolution at 401 ppi. The viewing angles are pretty good,with vivid colors and crispy brightness.       The device is a bit on the thick side, at 9.9mm, and it weighs a bit too, at 175grams or 6.17oz.   An important addition to the OnePlus 2 is the fingerprint scanner below the display. This digit reader is different from the likes of iPhone and Samsung because it does not require you to swipe your print on it. All you have to do is hold your finger on the reader and it will recognize you. You can […]

OnePlus 2 update for OxygenOS 2.2 starts rolling out

OnePlus 2 is getting another update! Its operating system, OxygenOS, has reached version 2.2 today and it brings about some well-deserved bug fixes and a number of security patches. Panorama and photo-sphere issues in the Google Camera are now fixed, plus you will be able to tweak your screen temperature from the quick settings section.     This way you will be able to adjust the colors of your display as you want. Here is a complete list of the changes for OnePlus 2:   added NTFS and exFAT support for OTG fixed dual SIM preference selection issues in settings fixed Google Camera photo-sphere and panorama bugs added hide search bar option in launcher settings screen temperature can be adjusted from the quick settings security patches general bug fixes and optimizations holiday wallpapers.   The OxygenOS update will roll out in patches, which means it will take a few good days to reach all OnePlus 2 devices, but it should come to all devices soon enough. Let us know how your phone feels after the OTA.   Source: AndroidCentral  

OnePlus 2 goes invite-free forever this week!

Want a OnePlus 2 device but are annoyed by the invite system? The company has decided to drop its invite system forever (at least when it comes to this device) and you get a bonus offer of buying a OnePlus X device without an invite between December 5th and December 7th.         Just in case you don’t get the chance of ordering one of the X devices – which sells for $249 – you will be able to get an iPhone case soon, but that will need an invitation.   You have to hurry up though, because if you want your OnePlus 2 to arrive before Christmas you have to place your order by December 7th.   OnePlus 2 spec list:   5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (1080 x 1920p) with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octacore processor with Adreno 430 GPU 3/ 4 GB RAM 16/64 GB storage 13MP primary camera plus 5MP front camera Android 5.1 with Oxigen 2.1.2 UI Bluetooth 4.1 USP Type C fingerprint scanner 3300 mAh battery.   This is not all! Here are all the discounts you can get during December 5th-7th:   OnePlus 2 StyleSwap Covers are 50% off Select OnePlus One accessories are 90% off All other accessories are 10% off As a special holiday gift, a limited number of first orders will receive an exclusive Never Settle mousepad!   If you like this new phone or are curious of how things go on a cheaper device with basically the same specs […]

Marshmallow update for OnePlus One and 2 coming in 2016

If our news earlier gave you hope of an early Marshmallow update anytime soon for the OnePlus One or OnePlus 2, you will have to contain your happiness. And wait for a while because the update will not come up until Q1 2016. That means these updates will come any time between January 1st and March 31st, because there is no clearer time frame for it to happen yet.       OnePlus X was not included in this bit of news, but that does not necessarily mean it will get its Marshmallow update sooner either. The Q1 windows is only a promise for Cyanogen OS users which puts Oxygen OS on a whole different schedule. While we wait, OnePlus assured us that Oxygen OS maintenance updates will keep on rolling. A fingerprint scanner for OnePlus 2 is in the works, but they are waiting for Marshmallow to implement the built-in functionality just to make things easier.   Source: OnePlus

Oxygen OS v.2.1.1 for OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X is live!

Oxygen OS is being updated to version 2.1.2 and the OTA is going to the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X. even if the update itself is the same version for both devices, the changelog is not very similar, and below you will find out why.     OnePlus 2 changelog   The smartphone is getting and improved preview interface on the camera plus some performance improvements when you install apps: Improved UX for preview in Camera Performance improvements on app install and launch Individual icon customization support Fixes for RAW format on 3rd party camera apps Russian & Turkish language support Lockscreen wallpaper support Security patches Bug fixes to System Update to improve OTA stability General bug fixes and performance improvements If you have a OnePlus X, your Oxygen OS update will include HDR mode color improvements and some bug fixes.   OnePlus X changelog:   UX bug fixes in the Camera app Improvement to color offset in HDR mode Bug fixes to System Update to improve OTA stability System optimizations in low battery state General bug fixes and performance improvements   The HD storage on OnePlus X is a known fact for the OEM, and it will apparently be addressed in a future update. The Oxygen OS 2.1.1 update will roll out in stages and it will take a few days to get to every smartphone. When it does happen, you will get a notification on your device. it won’t be long now!   Source: AndroidPolice