OnePlus One – Un-boxing and a first review

It’s here! It’s been here for 5 days already, and I’m ecstatic! I have the OnePlus One on my desk right now. This was the un-boxing, and below you have a quick initial review.


When I first saw the specs and presentation I was baffled. The only thing that scared me for a second was the size, considering I’m coming from a 5″ device to a 6″+, and as expected it felt weird the first two days, but I got used to it.  The packaging is brilliant, the device comes packed nicely as you can see in the images, the only thing missing is a headset, but it’s not mandatory 🙂

The Hardware: kicks ass! I’ve been pushing it’s limits with apps that used to bring my SIII to a halt because the temperature was too high (e.g. Sky Force), but the OnePlus One did not feel warmer than my hands warmed it up.I can feel the 3 Gigs of RAM, and all the apps are a lot smoother running directly from the phone’s 64GB internal memory, rather than from the class 10 SD Card I was using.

The Battery: Holding steady, no complaints there yet. A full load, after a complete battery drain carried me completely through the second day, and lasted well into the night. Unplugged at 7AM and plugged back in around 1AM. And I did push it’s buttons during that second day! The 3100 mAh demon allowed me to continuously play music on it for about 10 hours yesterday. Youtube playlists (full wifi and screen on) for about 3.5 hours, and TuneIn Radio (wifi streaming, display off) for the remainder of time.   PS: The charger is simply beautiful!


The Operating System? CyanogenMod Powered! I have been using CM for quite a while now on my other Android devices, but CM11s just brought me Android KitKat  4.4.4 and I simply love it! OTA updates are quick and apparently they fix issues from what I’ve been reading. I had a single issue of not being able to hear calls at one point, which was fixed by a quick reboot. I can’t say it was the OS’s fault or if I was playing with it too much, and I was not able to reproduce it yet. I’m not holding my breath.

A quick benchmark with AnTuTu confirmed the title of “Flagship killer” this device has received…


Invites ? I don’t have any yet, and some people already expressed themselves, so, without promising anything, leave a comment, and I’ll hand them out when they arrive.

Pentru că… Sometimes

Eu încă sunt blocat…

Ticket ID: 6683952
Order Number: 1407280513259632
Order Date: July 28, 2014
August 17, 2014 04:10 PM From: Marius Perijoc
Subject: Track my package
Additional information:
Hello, I have not received part of my order yet, and I am unable to track it using the tracking number PNL9918102688
This has been going on for a few weeks now, and it is completely unprofessional…
Contact information:
Marius Perijoc

August 17, 2014 10:48 PMFrom: Customer service
Dear Marius Perijoc,

Your order was shipped via Airmail on 2014-07-31. The reference number is PNL9918102688 . We are sorry but these numbers are just serial numbers while can’t be track online since it is the most economical shipping method.

It usually takes 10-20 working days (14-28 calendar days) for transport. If you fail to get the package by 28-08, please contact us and we will check with Airmail then.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in advance. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.


MiniInTheBox Customer Service

August 17, 2014 11:30 PM From: Marius Perijoc
I do believe this transport was advertised to reach it’s destination in 3 to 5 working days, not 10 to 20… I ordered based on that time frame. How do you explain this discrepancy?
August 18, 2014 05:02 AM From: Customer service
Dear Customer,

Thank you for your purchase of MiniInTheBox.

Due to international regulations for shipping, if your order contains lighters, batteries, lasers, electronic cigarettes, liquids, creams or powders, the entire order can not be shipped by air and is not eligible for our free promotion expedited shipping. We will send the economic costs.

Note: For any other questions you can contact us at any time by posting a new ticket, we are always ready to help you.

With best regards,

Customer Service MiniInTheBox

August 18, 2014 05:07 AM From: Marius Perijoc
This is strange, because the first parcel of the package arrived safely, and it contained two batteries and a laser…
How was that any different?!
August 19, 2014 04:35 AM From: Customer service
Dear Customer,


Thank you for your understanding.

Thanks again for your shopping on .

For further questions you can contact us at any time.

With best regards,

Team of Customer Service


This ticket was closed on August 19, 2014