People stayed in line for invites on the OnePlus One because the hype was so high, people were really talking good things about the device and the price was so good, for a true flagship. With the 2, people were not happy with it, and on the X the target is different, aiming at smaller devices with a lower price tag. This last target wants their devices right away. People are willing to wait for a flagship - and not that long actually - but not for a cheap offer. Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 and 3 were a big hit, and Mi4 dropped in price. OnePlus is in a bad place right now, and I bet they are starting to lose money each day, just because they are no selling that many of devices, while they have to maintain a big structure that was mounted for the One's demand.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2016I see no problem, OPO1, OPO2, OPX (that's three, 3) and X became invite-free three months afte... moreThere's a typographical error on there, apologies, it appears you missed my sarcasm in the original post - I was purely pointing out that, in the article, they have named the OPX as the One Plux S.
I hope their PR gets hit by a Chinese tour bus, I never got the invite so I bought my friend's Z3 instead.
this only proves that no one is buying this junk. lol. never settle ... fail
While the PR is rather awful, the X is still an excellent phone in its price range. After all, it's essentially the OnePlus One (an awesome phone) with some handy additions (like that card slot).
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2016Yeah, like someone would even get in line to buy an Android phone. Especially considering it's... moreWell if people are ready to get in a long queue to get the next iteration of their fruit phone that is almost exactly the same but with a new number, I guess they could do that for any phone..
I personally prefer Samsung mostly because of the camera but OnePlus actually make very good phones that are not as expensive as others of the same level.
it is marketing strategy I think. They wanted to make people think that their phones are very special that only few can have it. But since the beginning, they were eyeing on this free selling, not sure if people will buy it though - strategy and phones themselves
I'll personally consider and iPhone once it's sub 400€ and has an AMOLED panel. I feel that AMOLED is like high FPS or SSD. Once you have it, going back is just painful.
If OnePlus makes an X2, I'll definitely consider upgrading in a year or two. Retaining the same form factor and upgrading the hardware would make an easy purchase for me. I'd pay 100€ extra for OIS and NFC tho.
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2016Yeah, like someone would even get in line to buy an Android phone. Especially considering it's... moreAlot people want android phones more then apple. And its not unknown chinese company OnePlus is well known chinese company like Xiaomi Huawei OPPO etc. and alot people like or want this phone and im one of them (my brother have oneplus one and he cant be happier)
Yeah, like someone would even get in line to buy an Android phone. Especially considering it's coming from a Chinese unknown brand.
Arengium, 28 Jan 2016Actually it's not because they want to show that their device is exclusive or special. It's be... moreNo it is so special.. Yes it is just bcos they has only few units produced as they can't afford to make mass production.. Same for one plus one in past
Maybe not the best for the price in terms of features and pure performance, but definitely a solid buy for a light to medium user. Glad to see it go invite-free.
There is no NFC and video recording in low light is poor, but if you can live without those, it's a very good device for the price point.
The Same is not true for India....Amazon is still selling the OnePlus X with invite only..... :(
Arengium, 28 Jan 2016Actually it's not because they want to show that their device is exclusive or special. It's be... moreActually it is exactly what they want to do . Make people feel like its special . I would say its a marketing gimmick that try to copy xiaomi and yet fail . The sales must be really bad that they cut the price so heavily and keep Doing no invite sales Lol .