1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General OnePlus One availability detailed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CafeKampuchia, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,543
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 8, 2011
    2,543
    2,787
    333
    Male
    Pursat, Cambodia
    It looks like those without an invite will be able to get their hands on One in June:
    The bad news for all the early invitees and phone smashers is that they will only be able to get the white 16GB model.

    Source: OnePlus forum

    The whole post is worth reading for those interested.
     

    Advertisement

    jirkak likes this.
  2. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,543
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 8, 2011
    2,543
    2,787
    333
    Male
    Pursat, Cambodia
    It looks like the Sandstone Black 64GB models have been moved up a couple weeks.
    Source: OnePlus forum
     
  3. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #49
    Points:
    608
    Posts:
    5,224
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013

    Great to see that they are responding to market demand, and given the price points it's no surprise everyone wants to buy the 64GB version of the OnePlus One.
     
  4. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,543
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 8, 2011
    2,543
    2,787
    333
    Male
    Pursat, Cambodia
    For those price points, 32 & 64GB makes more sense to me. Then they'd have more demand for the white version.
     
  5. zipred

    zipred Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    133
    Posts:
    970
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2013

    Oct 8, 2013
    970
    419
    133
    California USA
    I agree, it seems that if they equipped the white phone with 32GB instead of 16GB they'd sell more total units. The 16GB version is just too small.

    It'll be interesting to see how this launch plays out.
     
  6. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,543
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 8, 2011
    2,543
    2,787
    333
    Male
    Pursat, Cambodia
    By David at OnePlus on reddit:
    ...and eBay.
     
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #7
    Points:
    2,238
    Posts:
    22,240
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    22,240
    11,667
    2,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    IMO the 16GB would have been OK if the phone had removable SD storage. Somewhat to put all my songs, podcasts, photos and videos. Not having expandable and removable storage I think is rather unusual for a Chinese phone, most devices here have SD. The Oppo Find 7 takes an SD, however its predecessor the Find 5 did not.
     
  8. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,543
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 8, 2011
    2,543
    2,787
    333
    Male
    Pursat, Cambodia
    To defend themselves against criticism concerning availability and the invite system, OnePlus has put out this graphic:[​IMG]

    There will always be leadtime.
     
  9. badutahboy

    badutahboy Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    123
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010

    Jan 8, 2010
    123
    30
    43
    That's exactly how I feel about things. And if we drop the fastest and slowest releases shown, the average lead time is 64.75 days. That means in order to meet that average, the One+ One needs to be widely available (available could potentially mean backordered, as many of the devices shown were on launch date) by June 27.
     
  10. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,543
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 8, 2011
    2,543
    2,787
    333
    Male
    Pursat, Cambodia
    Puts things in perspective, doesn't it.
     
  11. Hadron

    Hadron  
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #8
    Points:
    2,218
    Posts:
    19,862
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010

    Aug 9, 2010
    19,862
    12,812
    2,218
    Spacecorp Test Pilot
    Dimension Jumping
    But there will always be data selection too, especially when a marketing department are involved. The Moto X European release was a hangover of the "old Moto" (pre-Google) way of working, where European releases were commonly 6 months or more after US - a big part of why Moto died in Europe (the G has been changing that). So including that was an extreme example. Conversely they omitted the HTC M8, which was available very shortly after launch here. So removing the X and adding the M8 would change the average significantly. By picking different examples you could make the average shorter or longer as desired (the G Flex looks carefully chosen too - far from a mainstream handset and second-longest).

    That said some delay between announcement and availability is common enough. I find the shenanigans of the "phone smash" and "invites" more offputting than the delay.
     
    KOLIO, antelifeUK and CafeKampuchia like this.
  12. THE W

    THE W Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,092
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012

    Mar 10, 2012
    2,092
    242
    163
    Detroit
    they actually did address the m8 release in the same thread as the graphic saying that HTC held off their unveiling an extra month. oneplus really couldn't do that as they were already getting many complaints on their forums prior to their reveal date on no one knowing what the phone looked like.

    smash winners will be receiving new final version phones to replace the phones they got free of charge along with the actual packaging.
     
  13. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,543
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 8, 2011
    2,543
    2,787
    333
    Male
    Pursat, Cambodia
    You beat me to the punch.

    And lets not forget that HTC leaked every detail about the M8 in the months prior to its announcement making the "official" announcement date one day prior to availability a little less relevant to the discussion. All devices leak some before announcement; the M8 leaked like an open fire hydrant.

    Regardless of what info OnePlus chose to put out there, their point is valid. All phones require leadtime from order to delivery, and all manufacturers must decide when to announce/leak a product's details relative to it's availability. OnePlus is doing nothing different than anyone else in that regard, except for the controversial invite system.

    _____:ditto:
     
  14. confed

    confed Android Expert
    Rank:
     #142
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    1,076
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011

    Apr 9, 2011
    1,076
    377
    183
    Male
    Philly
    Just to be clear about the "phone smash"

    http://forums.oneplus.net/threads/poll-invites-for-a-cause.22069/
     
  15. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,543
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 8, 2011
    2,543
    2,787
    333
    Male
    Pursat, Cambodia
    Invites rolling out now:
    Source
     
  16. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Rank:
     #12
    Points:
    1,953
    Posts:
    17,941
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011

    Aug 30, 2011
    17,941
    13,153
    1,953
    Male
    Graduate Student
    MN
    CafeKampuchia likes this.
  17. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,543
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 8, 2011
    2,543
    2,787
    333
    Male
    Pursat, Cambodia
    Yup. I just read that here:

    OnePlus One delayed yet again due to software issues | Phandroid

    Source

    I wonder what the deal is. Are they trying to ship with 4.4.3? Why would that be necessary? All the major manufactures launch phones behind the latest release of Android and with software that isn't perfect.
     
    Rxpert83 likes this.
  18. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,543
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 8, 2011
    2,543
    2,787
    333
    Male
    Pursat, Cambodia
    Meanwhile, some smaller retailers start selling the device in Europe:
     
    Rxpert83 likes this.
  19. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    333
    Posts:
    2,543
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 8, 2011
    2,543
    2,787
    333
    Male
    Pursat, Cambodia
    Here is the reason for the delay:
    Source, via

    So it's not a problem with CyanogenMod as some have been suggesting.

    Edit:

    One more quote from reddit:
    Here's the email they are sending out to buyers:
    [​IMG]
     
    KOLIO and Rxpert83 like this.
  20. SAL8116

    SAL8116 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    108
    Posts:
    509
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012

    Jul 20, 2012
    509
    91
    108
    Central Florida
    The hype that OPO has created has turned to anger. Their forums are almost unreadable. The mod team there is horrible are corralling the trolls and various spam threads.

    They really screwed this release. I'm considering getting a Note 3.
     
  21. THE W

    THE W Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,092
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012

    Mar 10, 2012
    2,092
    242
    163
    Detroit
    they're still on target to make invites easy to come by at the end of this month.

    if they don't make that deadline, there will be hell to pay.
     
  22. badutahboy

    badutahboy Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    123
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010

    Jan 8, 2010
    123
    30
    43
    True that. From where I'm sitting, they gave themselves a deadline when they posted the lead time of various phones. If theirs isn't available by June 25, they've shown that they can't hang with their competition in regard to bringing a phone to market in a reasonable timeframe. If that's the case, why would we trust that they can match quality, customer service or other aspects of the experience?
     
    Rxpert83 likes this.
  23. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #7
    Points:
    2,238
    Posts:
    22,240
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    22,240
    11,667
    2,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    They got some serious problems here. It's now June and is still not available. It's becoming like another JooJoo tablet debacle.
     
  24. THE W

    THE W Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,092
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012

    Mar 10, 2012
    2,092
    242
    163
    Detroit
    the company stated end of june for supply to meet demand.

    we're not at that point yet.
     
  25. SAL8116

    SAL8116 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    108
    Posts:
    509
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012

    Jul 20, 2012
    509
    91
    108
    Central Florida
    True, but will they still be able to meet that demand now with the delay? They're very quiet up until last night when I last logged in over there. I'm giving them till a little after July 4th, if nothing I'll looking into the Note 3.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...