Today was the day that the OnePlus 2 was scheduled to go on sale without an invite for a full hour, giving would-be buyers the opportunity to skip the virtual waiting list and jump right in. Too little surprise, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for the “flagship killer”. Just like we saw with the early attempts to sell the OnePlus One without invite, the company’s website has encountered server issues due to the huge traffic surge seen during the OnePlus 2 sale. In order to better accommodate buyers, OnePlus has now extended its sale by one hour, meaning it will end at 5PM EST (2PM PST) — about a half hour from now.
So is the OnePlus Two worth picking up? Yes and no. On one hand, there are a number of handsets that offer competitive features at similar or only slightly higher pricing, such as the Moto X Pure Edition (Style) or even the new Nexus 5X and 6P. That said, the OnePlus 2 still has pretty solid specs and if you can get one without an invite, it might be worth doing.
As a refresher, the OnePlus 2 comes with an octa-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, with either 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, depending on whether you get for the 16 GB or 64 GB version. Other specs include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 13MP rear cam, a 5MP front cam, and a 3300 mAh battery. There’s also USB Type C, though we are starting to see a few other handsets (including the new Nexus family) incorporate that tech as well.
If you’re interested, you better act fast as the sale is almost over. Also it is worth noting that when I attempted to use the check out system, I ran into a few errors but finally made my way into their buying area, only to find the 16GB model appears to be out of stock. It’s unclear whether the 16GB will be out for everyone or just in certain regions, but there’s a pretty good chance that you might have to pay a bit more and go for the 64GB model if you do wish to buy today.
Anyone manage to pick up the OnePlus 2? Let us know about how the buying process went.
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