HOME > CONSUMER > OnePlus to sell on Snapdeal via invites, plus reviews by users

OnePlus to sell on Snapdeal via invites, plus reviews by users

12004807_10156148223975393_9214339508862021379_n

It looks like OnePlus is finally moving away from selling just on Amazon and tying up with rival Snapdeal.com as well.

The company is expected to make an official announcement of the start of sales on Snapdeal on Friday Sept 11, going by a poster released by Snapdeal (see on the top).

UPDATE: Snapdeal is selling only the original, OnePlus One model.

Snapdeal is India’s No. 3 online retailer after Flipkart and Amazon.

However, the supply of OnePlus Two will continue to be limited and interested customers will have to go through the ‘invite’ route.

There are widespread complaints online about the low number of phones being manufactured and put up for sale (and consequently the low number of invites being given to fans.)

Meanwhile, OnePlus has also been tying with companies such as Ola Cabs and Bharti Airtel and asking fans to use these services and win invites for OnePlus Two.

Not surprisingly, many fans are far from impressed by such moves and they’ve started tagging their posts under #HYPE.

“I am frustrated and disappointed with one plus. First 1+1 was pure hype. Now for 1+2 the 1+ company is cashing in the hype by partnering with other companies like ola, snapdeal or whatever. Just creating hypes,” complained Hasan Faraaz on Facebook.

“Instead of making partners they should give out One Plus Two, to the people waiting since months,” said Muntajeeb Ali.

ONEPLUS TWO REVIEWS

Meanwhile, there have been some ‘starting trouble’ for those who have bought OnePlus Two, with some even advocating that the older phone, OPO, is better than this one — especially given that it’s readily available.

Some have complained about heating issues, something that has been a concern with the Snapdragon 810 chipset contained in the phone. However, most reviews have not mentioned heating issues.

However, what has been mentioned by many reviewers is that the phone battery back up is comparatively poorer than that of the OnePlus One, which would last for more than a day easily.

notifications-img

Reported battery life ranges from 4-7 hours of ‘screen on time’.

“OPO had epic battery life. This just gives 1 day but standby kills battery and they have said its an software bug and it could be solved too,” said user Bala Vignesh.

However, there are clear improvements in OP2 that make it a better choice that going for the ‘One’ model, according to one user.

“Much better multitasking here. Open a webpage in Chrome, come back in the evening and the webpage wont reload. I barely close any apps yet it handles it like a boss….better performance in camera and processor and multitasking and fingerprint scanner is cool way to unlock,” he added.

Another user Naman echoed the sentiments. “Build quality, in-hand feel, camera (and) screen (show) huge improvement and fingerprint also works great for me. So best phone after LG G4, (Galaxy) S6, Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus,” he said.

The OP2 also comes with dual-SIM support — something that was missing in the first model.

Other than the poorer battery life and poor availability, reviews of OnePlus Two also point the lack of near field communication or NFC, a technology that lets you swap files and make payments without wires or cellular data. Similarly, the speaker volume and quality of the second model has been considered to be inferior to that of the first model.

That said, there seem to be some software optimizations that are missing in the OP2 which could be fixed in coming days.

“Even with an SD 810, why does the OP2 change music tracks slower than the OPO,” asked OnePlus Two user Wasil Imran. “Why is there a lag in handling the phone even with such a basic and feature stripped OS?”

He also mentioned the phone’s tendency to heat up and the lower battery life. “I agree you’ve given it a faster processor but was that really worth the change when battery life is highly compromised.”

As Vignesh added, people who’ve already bought OnePlus One can wait for the next version before upgrading. “If have OPO, there is no use of OP2 as it is just a more polished OPO with bump in performance,” he pointed out.

What the user reviews say:

Strong PointsWeak Points
Visibly better displayTends to heat up
More Power/RAMSoftware needs work
Fingerprint scannerPoorer speaker
Better CameraNo NFC
USB C supportPoorer battery

[socialpoll id=”2293755″]

Follow ULTRA.news
Priced cheaper, can Mi Mix 2 beat OnePlus 5 in India? The much anticipated 'bezelless' phone from Xiaomi, Mi Mix 2, has been launched in India at a price of Rs 35,999 for the 128 GB version.The phone is, without doubt, the most affordable bezelless device in India.In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S8 -- which has thin bezel...
PREMIUM PHONES: OnePlus has 57% market share online, Samsung 4% OnePlus, the sister company of Vivo and Oppo, totally dominates the online market for premium handsets with a 57% market share compared to just 4% for Samsung, the Chinese company said, quoting numbers from IDC.The numbers are only for online sales, and do not include data f...
OnePlus 5 to face competition from Helio X30-powered Meizu Pro 7 in India with Amoled QHD OnePlus 5, arguably the most successful high-end phone in India, is set to face some competition from Meizu Pro 7 Plus, which is now likely to the first phone to come with the advanced 10-nm Helio X30 chipset in India.Meizu has so far focused on the mid-range 10,000-rupee mark...
OnePlus beats Apple in customer satisfaction – CMR India survey Even as Apple and its iPhone brand remains the most aspirational smartphone in India, it is OnePlus -- owned by the same Chinese company that makes Vivo and Oppo -- that has won the hearts of its Indian customers.OnePlus -- which brings out only one phone at a time -- emerge...
Samsung loses title of India’s No.1 smartphone seller to Chinese vendor China's BBK Electronics, which sells its smartphones under brands such as Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus, has emerged as the top smartphone seller in India, dislodging Samsung which had been on top for six years.Samsung, however, continues to be the top feature-phone brand in the cou...
OnePlus 5 with 8GB RAM starts selling on Amazon India OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone maker, said it has started selling the 8GB version of its flagship phone on Amazon from today as part of its "Super Seller Week" on Amazon.The event will last till 25th August.There will also be some offers on the regular OnePlus 5 and OneP...
Xiaomi sells half a crore Redmi Note 4 so far Even as attempts are made to lower the consumption of Chinese products in India by a section of the population, Xiaomi said it has sold 50 lakh units of Redmi Note 4 smartphone in India in six months.A total of 100 mln smartphones are expected to sell in India in 2017, and go...
Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note 4X in India this Friday? Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi indicated that it is going to launch the Redmi Note 4X, the slightly modified version of the 'non-X' model, in India on Friday.64 GB Redmi 4XIt released a teaser video indicating the launch (see below).The model was launched in China i...
Samsung Galaxy J2 beats Redmi Note 3 & 4 as most popular smartphone in India Samsung J2 is the most widely used smartphone in IndiaThe humble Samsung Galaxy J2, launched two years ago, is the most widely used smartphone in India, beating hot-selling models like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 & 4 CyberMedia Research said.Samsung J2 is the most widely used smartp...
Xiaomi at No.2, overtakes Vivo, Oppo in Indian smartphone market Xiaomi has emerged as the second biggest smartphone brand in India after Samsung as its smash hit Redmi Note 4 broke sales records, according to market share numbers for the first three months of the year.The numbers also revealed that for the first time in eight years, t...
Redmi 4: Has Xiaomi forgotten the value-for-money proposition? Xiaomi today launched the Redmi 4 -- its 'entry level' model with a 5-inch display, but a deeper look at the phone's pricing reveals that the company may be moving away from its initial positioning as a value for money brand.At first glance, the device appears to be a true-bl...
Micromax Evok Note is no competitor for Redmi Note 4 Micromax Evok NoteMicromax has unveiled an online-only, affordably priced mid-range phone in the form of Evok Note, and comparisons are already been drawn between the 5.5-inch phone and the highest-selling phone of 2017 - Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.While the two phones do indeed ha...
Snapdeal appoints Jason Kothari as CEO of Freecharge, commits funds E-commerce firm Snapdeal said it has appointed former housing.com CEO Jason Kothari as the Chief Executive Officer of its wallet service FreeCharge at a time when competition in the mobile payments space is at an all-time high.Contrary to rumors of a cash crunch, Snapdeal sai...
Redmi Note 4 Black coming to India on Mar 1 Xiaomi has announced that the sought-after black-color version of its successful Redmi Note 4 smartphone will be sold in India for the first time on March 1.The non-availability of the black variant has been a big grouse with Xiaomi fans in India.The Note 4 was started se...
LENOVO K7 NOTE, with Snapdragon 625, to take on Redmi Note 4 in India Upcoming Lenovo K7 NoteTwo months after the launch of its latest mid-range phone, the Lenovo K6 Note, the Chinese smartphone brand is ready to unveil its next mid range model and the competitor to the successful Redmi Note 4"Something more noteworthy is coming soon," the...
Redmi Note 4 sets new record with 2.5 lakh phones sold in 1 flash sale Redmi Note 4, this year's successor to the most popular phone of 2016, has got off to an unbelievable start.The Chinese company sold a whopping 2.5 lakh (250,000) phones in the first flash sale itself, and that too in under 10 minutes.The previous record for the highe...
Redmi Note 4 is great, but can Xiaomi deliver the stock for flash sale?  Xiaomi seems to have yet delivered yet another winner in the form of the upgraded Redmi Note 4, launched in India today.The phone, priced at Rs 12,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, is arguably the most value for money phone in the market today.It also launched...
Rs 12,999 gets you Redmi Note 4 with 14 nm Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, better camera Redmi Note 4 has scored a small coup in the mid-range smartphone market in India by introducing the Snapdragon 625 chipset with 14 nm technology."This is the debut of the Snapdragon 625-enabled Note 4.. It's coming first to India, and is not available even in China," said the...
LIVE STREAM – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 India Launch Xiaomi is streaming the unveiling of its latest mid-range smartphone, the Redmi Note 4, via Youtube.It will not be streaming the event live on Facebook or Twitter, but only via a Youtube link. UPDATE: The phone has been priced at Rs 12,999 for the 4+64 GB version, Rs 10,9...
Lenovo P2 priced at Rs 17,999 for 4 GB variant, higher than expected Lenovo's latest smartphone in India, the P2, has been launched at Rs 17,999 for the 4 GB version, which is about Rs 2,000 more than the expected price.A cheaper option, at Rs 16,999, will also be available on Flipkart, but will come with only 3 GB of RAM.The pricing m...