Domestoboto, 19 Apr 2020Do you have proof that OP8 has "no Widevine L1 certification"?
And lest we forget, initial ... moreApparently, only the US/North American variant has Widevine L1 certification. It has always been like that as with all the previous Oneplus phone models.
So if you live elsewhere and get an international variant, it's more often than not Widevine L3 certification only. Neflix, Google Play movies and Amazon movies will all be in horrible low resolution 480p.
It's the same issue with most other PRC China [mainland] based smartphone companies. Even the most expensive flagships from Xiaomi, Huawei, and Oppo and Vivo (Oneplus sister companies) don't have it.
The exception is Asus because Asus is Taiwan ROC based (technically it's still China [Taiwan, Republic of China], but it's not PRC [People's Republic of China], that is, [mainland China] based). It's a studio thing. Movie producers are wary of those PRC based phones because there's more piracy there.
MrGrumpy, 17 Apr 2020You'd need to be as rich as Mr Stark to consider buying a ludicrously overpriced OnePlus. Just... moreSorry if you're thinking that the world should only be buying compromised $400-500 Xiaomi phones as you want to...
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2020Waste of advertising money.
The advertising money would have been better spent adding miss... moreDo you have proof that OP8 has "no Widevine L1 certification"?
And lest we forget, initial teardowns show that OP8 (non-Pro) STILL has the gaskets to enhance water resistance.
Demakwala, 17 Apr 2020Do you ever notice that those who criticize the strong or the elite are usually weaker or less... moreUhmm, no.
It depends on your definition of 'elite'. If you think owning an overpriced Oneplus 8 Pro or iPhone instantly makes you an 'elite' member, you're seriously dreaming.
Waste of advertising money.
The advertising money would have been better spent adding missing features to the crippled Oneplus 8 phones - like micro sd storage expansion, headphone jack, Widevine L1 certification, an IR blaster, FM radio, etc. and the advertising savings could have lowered the EXORBITANT price of Oneplus phones significantly, doing SO MUCH MORE to PROP UP its sagging 'flagship killer', great value' appeal.
Sorry Oneplus, only Oneplus fanatics ang Oneplus cultists will buy an overpriced phone with no headphone jack, no micro sd storage expansion,no Widevine L1 certification, etc.
No Robert Downey Jr. ad will change that even if the potential buyer is an avid Ironman fan.
Anonymous, 17 Apr 2020This phone stands toe to toe with all the best phones out there, yet costing hundreds of dolla... moreOnePlus has left being an enthusiast phone for a long time now, keep dreaming buddy. Ads and bling are their key selling points.
Do you ever notice that those who criticize the strong or the elite are usually weaker or less successful than those they pass judgement on? And those who are strong or elite in their respective area of expertise rarely comdemn those who are not as strong or as successful as they are?
This phone stands toe to toe with all the best phones out there, yet costing hundreds of dollars less than comparable Samsung and Apple. It’s just awesome. Who cares about a stupid actor. Fire the actor and cut the price by 50 bucks.
I expect the phone used by a man who looked like Stark should be so much more advanced than the current one shown in the video.
this is not a good idea to have made such an ad. it gave an impression of so-old tech.
Anonymous, 17 Apr 2020I mean, he's worth half a billion now.... I don't think he cares about money anymore (unless h... moreThen why is he doing this ad, for Chinese audience to boot? (The phone's texts are in Chinese).
Money is money. He's simply working, simple.
You'd need to be as rich as Mr Stark to consider buying a ludicrously overpriced OnePlus. Just who do they think they are? Apple?
OnePlus with Downey Jr??? It's a very awkward match. From the awesome Stark phone to this ordinary looking smartphone. Awkward.....
nice add. one plus 8 series is actually promising if compared to the other better known brands; still better value for money. now, after sales support, such as software updates and accessible and reliable phone hardware service will really matter if 1+ wants to establish itself as a really good brand. here in our country, i realized that even OPPO and HUAWEI have better hardware repair/service than Samsung, whereas Apple charges so exorbitantly! And LG, they’ve long been trying to resurrect themselves not knowing that after sales support has been one of their greatest weakness.
You can't get a 120hz+qhd++ip68 with better build quality in low price. Period.
Note7 owner, 16 Apr 2020Looks like any other phone that's been released in the last 2-3yrs. I'm also very sure it does... moreQuote, "Looks like any other phone that's been released in the last 2-3yrs. I'm also very sure it doesn't improve anyone's social life more than what they currently are rocking."
With a considerably larger battery in the OnePlus 8 Series, one can message away uninterrupted on antisocial media for longer, thereby boosting one's social life.