I had just about given up on this phone and was patiently waiting on the release of the LG G3 to replace my Nexus 5. However, this morning I received an email from OnePlus indicating that I had won an invite to buy the phone. The invite expires in 72 hours so I need to decide quickly.
So I'm back to being in a tough decision and looking for some input from those who were also deciding between the OnePlus One and the LG G3 or other similar device. Obviously, the biggest differentiator between the OnePlus One and the G3, HTC One M8, and Galaxy S5 is the fact that the OnePlus One costs about half of what the other devices cost with similar/same specs. Aside from that, what were the biggest selling points for you to buy this phone over the others?
My current thoughts...
- I've grown used to wireless charging with the Nexus 5. I have a wireless charger at home and work which have been very convenient. I'll have to give this up with the OnePlus One. Alternatively, the LG G3 will have the capability to continue using the wireless chargers. This isn't a deal breaker but definitely on my mind.
- Size. I want a bigger screen than what I have with the Nexus 5 but I am not a "phablet" fan. So I'm trying to keep size at a minimum. The OnePlus One is slightly taller and wider than the LG G3. Has anyone held both devices and if you have, can you confirm if the OnePlus One feels noticeably bigger in the hand than the LG G3?
Aside from that, I like the overall design of the OnePlus One as it is sleeker with no branding on the front and durability between the two seems like it will be a wash. So overall, what ultimately sold you on the OnePlus One?