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    The affordable, high-end smartphone is no longer a pipe dream. In fact, it hasn't been for a while. Some may not consider the Moto X a high-end phone, especially not by today's standards, but it's certainly a capable smartphone that performs exceptionally and doesn't break the bank – at least not anymore. The Moto X didn't exactly start out budget-friendly. It began as a full-priced, high-end smartphone, and its pricing quickly worked its way down as Motorola ran various promotions. Now, albeit nearly one-year-old, the base Moto X can be had for just $350 without a contract, and it's a ...

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    The close of June marks an end to the latest season of smartphone shindigs: WWDC and Google I/O are behind us, and we've still got a couple months to go until IFA. What's a smartphone fan to do in the interim? Pocketnow's got plenty of news, reviews, and features coming out over the next few weeks to keep even the most fickle smartphone user interested, but this year we thought we'd spice things up even more with a special month-long event. A couple weeks back we brought you our latest smartphone giveaway, as Huawei helped us award a lucky Pocketnow reader a new Ascend Mate2 4G LTE. That ...

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    The OnePlus One has been a bit of a unicorn, despite retail boxes finally heading out to buyers in most countries the phone is sold in. We say most, as a design change in the OnePlus One has lead to one of the worst possible reasons for even more of a hold-up, at least in the European Union (one of the biggest markets for smartphone sales, we might add). The story is this -- all handsets hoping to clear the European customs process must bear the "CE" regulatory logo. That's all fine and dandy, and the OnePlus One does indeed carry it, but OnePlus decided to give the logo a bit of a ...

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    OnePlus has done an admirable job at getting people talking about its inaugural One handset, and between the CyanogenMod software, very capable-looking hardware, and incredibly affordable price tag, it's an easy phone to be tempted to purchase. The biggest problem, really, has been getting your hands on one, and we've covered the details behind the OnePlus One invite system at some length. But what if you could just buy the phone outright, no invitations to worry about? Tempting, no? You might be seeing stories going around today about a Chinese site that's selling the phone without the ...

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    Earlier this week, we learned that release plans for the OnePlus One were hitting a snag: despite invitations to purchase going out to potential customers, and orders coming in, OnePlus didn't quite have the smartphone ready to go. The delay was tied to efforts to resolve a software vulnerability uncovered in the CyanogenMod software the handset runs, and at time it sounded like we might be in for a bit of a wait as the code was updated, tested, and ready to install on all these One handsets. Thankfully, better news has already arrived, and it sounds like this hiccup is already behind us. ...

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    As invites start rolling out to early supporters of OnePlus, the company has revised the release date estimate for their flagship One smartphone due to an upcoming software update related to recently-discovered OpenSSL vulnerabilities. Invited people are receiving an email from OnePlus letting them know about the delay without going into much detail, but over on Reddit, a Cyanogen Inc. employee decided to clear things up a bit better. OpenSSL vulnerabilities discovered last week have been pegged as the reasoning behind this delay, and Cyanogen wants the factory release of the OnePlus One ...

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    In terms of smartphone offerings, this year is shaping up to be one of the most impressive ever. Not only are manufacturers managing to pull together some of the most advanced specifications into a single device, they are also (finally) focusing on things like user experience, software optimization, and sheer performance. And to top it all off, some are giving design and hardware more attention than in past years. The end result is stellar smartphones, all of which run well, look gorgeous, and offer a horde of useful features. Don't get me wrong. While these phones are more well-rounded ...

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    The OnePlus One has been quite hard to find, only available so far to forum members, auction bidders, and contest winners, among a select few others. The "2014 Flagship Killer" certainly has been heavily anticipated by many, so it may please you to know that OnePlus has announced that the first invites for the OnePlus One have been sent out. Invited people are getting emailed special links to claim their invites, presumably only valid for the 64GB One model. The methodology for selecting people for this particular batch of invites is unclear -- many early members of the OnePlus forums, ...

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    Say you want to get your hands on the new OnePlus One: what are your options? Well, you're going to need an invitation before you get a chance to purchase this guy. We've already seen OnePlus talk about distributing invites to its loyal forum members, and learned about contests it's begun running in order to award invites as prizes. That all seems like a lot of uncertainty, though; can't you just pay for an invite? As it turns out, yes you can, and officially no less, but not without a few catches. OnePlus has announced its intention to auction-off a pack of 15 One invites. We haven't seen ...

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    If you want one of the best values in Android phones around, the being-sold-at-cost OnePlus One, you're going to need an invite. Over the weekend we shared with you some of the specifics behind how these invitations would work, including how OnePlus was making them available to participants in its user forums, as well as plans to award invites as prizes to participants in upcoming contests. Today we see the arrival of the first such contest, giving you a chance to score a One invite of your own. For what it's calling the “It's Raining Invites” contest, OnePlus invites potential buyers ...

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    Before December 2013 few had ever heard of OnePlus. These days however, the Hong-Kong based company and its recently launched handset are all over the news. OnePlus promises its consumers they will never have to settle when choosing their next smartphone.  Indeed, the OnePlus One boasts some impressive specs and an equally impressive price-tag. Although currently the purchase of the One is possible through an invitation system only, increased availability is expected in late June. Until then, we sat down with the company's Director, Carl Pei, to discuss the OnePlus One, its creation and ...

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    As we continue to wait for the first batch of OnePlus One invites to roll out to possible consumers, we're learning more about how OnePlus will hand these invites out. Besides the winners of OnePlus's "Smash the Past" contest and reviewers, no consumers have yet received OnePlus One devices. OnePlus has announced two upcoming contests to get in on the invite-grabbing fun, and will also send some invites to their loyal forums users. While the company hasn't offered any other information regarding the contests, they have shed some light on how they will be choosing forums members to get ...

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    OnePlus is a bit "unusual" when compared to other smartphone manufacturers. Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, and even Motorola all make smartphones, just like OnePlus does. Unlike OnePlus, with the others, what you see is what you get. Specifications are debated in board rooms, and phones are cooked up according to a very specific formula. Customer feedback doesn't seem to be much of a concern. OnePlus listens to customers, so why can't larger OEMs do the same? OnePlus Listens OnePlus is a relatively new brand. Sure, we've since learned that OnePlus is very tightly coupled with OPPO, but it's a ...

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    Bought an Oppo Find 7a (our review), but can't bring yourself to live with the proprietary manufacturer skin? Don't fret -- you can now make your device into a OnePlus One. The drama surrounding the fact that OnePlus has close ties with Oppo has finally amounted to something, it seems. The various similarities between the One and the Find 7a in hardware have made it possible for developers to port the ROM from the One to the Find 7a. To flash the ROM, all you have to do on your Find 7a is install a custom recovery such as TWRP or ClockworkMod. Then, install the ROM you find at the source ...

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    Something has been bothering me in the smartphone world lately. It’s something that started off slowly and enjoyed a little ribbing. Then it got silly. Now it’s just plain old dumb. There are too many “One” smartphones today. Already we see the HTC One, the OnePlus One, and the rumored Moto X plus One. So let’s run through those ones again shall we? Moto X Plus One, One, and OnePlus One. Did I miss anyone? Or should I say, “Did I miss any One?” Confused yet? You should be. I think those three companies should get together and run a promotion – “Say all of these names 5 ...

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