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It looks like the lowest priced 4K camera yet !
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OnePlus is a new smartphone maker based in China founded by a former Oppo executive. Today the company has released its first high-end smartphone, which is simply called the One. With its 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC, 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 3GB of RAM and a 13MP camera, the One's specifications are on a similar level as other flagship devices released this year, such as the Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One M8 or Samsung Galaxy S5.

However, the One is quite unusual in two ways: its price and its operating system. At $299/€269 for the 16GB model and $349/€299 for the 64GB variant, the One is a significantly better deal than the competing devices mentioned above and even cheaper than Google's Nexus 5.

In terms of operating system, the One comes with CyanogenMod 11S, an Android 4.4-based version of the community-based CyanogenMod ROM which is more customizable than the Android versions that most manufacturers pre-install on their devices. It comes with a very "less is more" user interface design but OnePlus says the stock CyanogenMod design will be available through its theme engine and store.

With a 13MP Sony sensor, F2.0 aperture, 4K video and 120 fps slow motion at 720p, the One offers very solid camera specs. With a price point that compares favorably to many mid-level devices the One could become the device of choice for many mobile photographers who prefer Google's Android over other mobile operating systems. The new phone will initially be available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK and the US. No official release date has been given yet.
Key Photographic/Video Specifications:

13MP Sony Exmor CMOS sensor
F2.0 aperture
6 lens elements
Dual-LED flash
5MP front camera
4K video
720p slow-motion video at 120 fps

Other Specifications:

2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC
CyanogenMod 11S OS (based on android 4.4)
5.5-inch 1080p display, 401 ppi
3GB of RAM
16 or 64Gb storage
3,100 mAh battery
http://connect.dpreview.com/post/8387238374/oneplus-launches-high-end-bargain-phone


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Fail, as a video camera:

1. No micro sd slot.

2. No replaceable battery.

These are features we expect for a camera for extensive video-taking. Looks good, on paper, otherwise, but we also need to know how good the autofocus is.
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$349 for a 64GB 4K smartphone with 3,100 mAh battery and $99.95 for the 6000mAh powerstation PRO for a total of $448.95 , I don't see a problem IMHO.

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I'm going to make a wild guess that it will lag in quality in important areas relative to the big guys. wink.gif

I'll also guess the major carriers will stay away from it. Add in questionable support and it may not be the bargain it first appears...just as the cheap Chinese 4K displays are not top tier quality.

I still think the phrase 'you get what you pay for' applies.
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$349 for a 64GB 4K smartphone with 3,100 mAh battery and $99.95 for the 6000mAh powerstation PRO for a total of $448.95 , I don't see a problem IMHO.


You cannot take video with a cellphone attached to a powerstation that is larger than the phone itself. Let's be real. The whole point of cellphone 4K video is not just the low price, it's the portability. Try holding a cellphone and taking video with a large external battery attached with a cord!

It is worthy of consideration (but not if you also need to have a working phone in addition).
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You cannot take video with a cellphone attached to a powerstation that is larger than the phone itself. Let's be real. The whole point of cellphone 4K video is not just the low price, it's the portability. Try holding a cellphone and taking video with a large external battery attached with a cord!

It is worthy of consideration (but not if you also need to have a working phone in addition).
The Samsung S5 battery only has 2800 mAh capacity so it would run out before a 3100 mAh battery and I don't see a battery problem since you could charge it from a portable power brick long before it runs out while taking a lunch break or whatever. Also this looks like it does not have the bloatware that Samsung loads on their Galaxy S phones. With 64GB you could shoot 4K videos all day at half the price of a 16GB S5 no contract phone.
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The Samsung S5 battery only has 2800 mAh capacity so it would run out before a 3100 mAh battery and I don't see a battery problem since you could charge it from a portable power brick long before it runs out while taking a lunch break or whatever. Also this looks like it does not have the bloatware that Samsung loads on their Galaxy S phones. With 64GB you could shoot 4K videos all day at half the price of a 16GB S5 no contract phone.

You do not in the field want to have to wait for a battery to fully charge. That is totally unrealistic.

An alternative is, at that price, to get two phones!
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You do not in the field want to have to wait for a battery to fully charge. That is totally unrealistic.

An alternative is, at that price, to get two phones!
Two phones instead of a power brick ? Really ? Do you get your cookies making posts like that ?
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Another problem is that they are using a non-standard Android release without a google play license. Which, as I understand it, means you won't be able to download apps from the google play store and instead will be stuck downloading malware from a 3rd party app store. But still... 4k video for $350 in very compact form factor! If the image quality is there, you could just buy this phone as a camera and not even use it as a phone.
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Two phones instead of a power brick ? Really ? Do you get your cookies making posts like that ?

Here I was trying to go with your useful post that here is a really cheap phone (get two!), and you get snippy. Sorry you did not get the humor.
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I thought it was funny, Mark.
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It looks like it has both 4K UHD and 4K DCI (4096x2160 ). I hope this puts price pressure on future 4K smartphones so maybe by January 2015 when my 2 year Verizon contract expires there will be many more 4K smartphone choices.




Marques Brownlee is the first one on youtube to shoot reviews in 4K that I have seen.
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Watched his review and once he spoke about call volume being 'super low', it reminded me of what I said earlier in this thread, 'you get what you pay for'.

We often forget that the most important part of a cellphone is the phone. It's easy to say they'll probably fix it in a firmware update, but how do you know, where's the track record.

I'm not in the market, but this would be a 'pass' for me.
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