Smartphones are the newest technology of the decade. We have seen a variety of them over the past several months as the major companies spent lots of money on advertising. One phone in particular didn't really require that much advertising. The information of its release spread like wildfire on the internet and via word of mouth. This phone is called the OnePlus One; Cyanogenmod’s newest endeavor into the smartphone business.
On paper, the phone seems like a beast with its 2.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 13 megapixel camera, 3gb of RAM, a 3100mAh battery and 16gb or 64gb of storage. It comes with a 1080p display and 5.5 inch screen that would fit perfectly in anyone’s hand. This monster of a phone sounds amazing but most people are probably wondering what the price of such a phone would be with its astounding specs. This “2014 Flagship Killer” is only priced at $299 for the 16gb or $349 for 64gb. This is definitely one of the best phones I have seen and I will definitely consider selling my Nexus 4 and go to this. Some Nexus users may be diehard fans and stick with the Nexus, but with specs and features that the OnePlus One comes with, it is hard to look the other way.
The OnePlus One comes with plenty for the price. Surprisingly this phone was introduced by Cyanogenmod, an aftermarket firmware maintained by many Android developers making one of the best ROMs available. The phone even comes with Cyanogenmod’s unique firmware called Cyanogenmod 11S based off of Android’s 4.4.2 KitKat. However, as of now, its only available for the OnePlus and is packed with various features and customizations that are very stable. Overall this phone seems really worth it. It would be a great thing to have a phone with this level of specs while running Cyanogenmod’s bloat-free software. Keep an eye out for this potential smartphone game changer.