OnePlus 2 gets a $30 price cut, now only $449 CAD


  • Tech Guru

    OnePlus FTW

  • Mo Dabbas

    OnePlus 2 is a really good phone for the price. But you can tell right away they cut some corners to get that price. Not so great lcd panel, no nfc, no fast charging are quick examples. For me nfc is something I use often when I want to pair my phone with my bluetooth speaker and headphones, or when I transfer photos, and even now for mobile payments, so that was the deal breaker for me. also the screen is a deal breaker, it’s really way behind things from htc, lg or Samsung. It’s a device you stare at it quite a lot so a good screen is a must.

    • David Markx

      Android Pay isn’t coming to Canada so NFC isn’t as big of a deal here.

    • Mo Dabbas

      If you are an rbc cardholder (debit or visa) you can do mobile payments with the rbc app with any android device that has nfc. I’ve been doing it for the past while now and it works fine.

    • KrispyInTO

      Google Canada Managing Director Sam Sebastian stated Android pay is coming to Canada in 2016

    • gommer strike

      Any thoughts on the One Plus X? Would you say that a great deal of corners were cut on that phone as well?

    • Mo Dabbas

      I have the OnePlus X as well. The screen is amoled but it kinda reminds me of the first amoled screens from Samsung. Colours are super saturated.
      I found it to be a better value. Sure the processor is not that powerful but it runs fine on regular use. Back camera seems to be the same (not sure tho) but the front camera is better. Battery on it is actually decent as well. It’s not a two day battery life, but it’s not hugely different from the OnePlus two. If one thing somebody would dislike would be the 16Gb memory. At least for my needs that’s too low ), but for many that may be enough with an SD card.

    • Anaron

      The issue with the OP2’s display is colour calibration. Everything else about it is decent. It has good brightness, contrast ratio and black levels. The lack of NFC is an issue for some people but most either don’t use it or don’t care enough to find uses for it.

      I haven’t had any complaints about the display and I came from the OPO and the Nexus 5 before that. It’s not a phone for everyone, obviously, but at least it doesn’t cost as much as flagship devices from other manufacturers. I’d be complaining if I paid $549 or more for it.

    • Mo Dabbas

      The OnePlus One and nexus phone are a year and two year old phones before the OnePlus two. Compare the OnePlus two with the galaxy S6, lg G4, htc one m9, Sony Z3 (phones of the same year as the OnePlus two) and you’ll see the huge difference.
      Blacks are gray on the OnePlus two. I understand it’s an lcd but other makers managed to get blacks close to led blacks even thought its on lcds. And colors are washed out. I don’t think it’s a problem of calibration but even if it is, calibration is not something people usually do on their phone and OnePlus only gives you the option of how warm or cold the colors are. If the standard calibration sucks then the phone screen still sucks in my books because I, as well as almost all users, won’t download other apps to calibrate the screen.

    • Anaron

      Shall we compare the Moto G 3rd Gen. with the iPhone 6S Plus too? The other phones you mentioned are in a different price category. It’s something that should be kept in mind when comparing the OP2 or the Nexus 5X, for that matter, with devices like the Galaxy S6 and LG G4.

      As for the calibration, there’s nothing you or I can do. OnePlus dropped the ball on that and I hope they don’t make that mistake with the OP3. If they do, then this will be the last device I buy from them.

    • Mo Dabbas

      True prices are different. But in this case OnePlus should not label it as a “flagship killer” phone then. The OnePlus One delivered on the same level (even some areas it was better) than the competition of high end phones of its year at its low price. The OnePlus two did not. If it’s a mid-range phone they should not label it as a high end device that is priced low.
      I’m also waiting to see the OnePlus 3. I liked the OnePlus two if not for the lack of nfc, fast charging and screen. I hope they get those right for the next one.

    • Anaron

      The OnePlus One was definitely a flagship killer but the OP2 lost that status when they decided to exclude NFC, fast-charging and by messing up the calibration of the display.

  • IgnoranceIsBliss

    While I generally liked my OnePlus One (once I got a good one), the lack of NFC and generally bad reviews for the OnePlus 2 are still enough for me to stay away. Hopefully they fix things with the OnePlus 3.

  • jellmoo

    I imagine that the price drop is related to the recent Nexus 5X price change. Now that they are priced the same, I’m not sure which one I would choose. Likely the Nexus, just to avoid a lot of the issues that seem to plague OnePlus, but that 64GB of storage would be tempting.

    • Patrick Cuyegkeng

      Even as an OP2 owner, for most users looking for a new phone I push them to a Nexus between the two. More reliable and better support.

      If you’re willing to tinker, and deal with the foibles of OnePlus, then the OP2 is a good value.

    • Mo Dabbas

      I have a OnePlus and I would recommend the nexus. OnePlus two still on Android 5.1 so you know they’re slow on updates.
      Also, the screen is cheap on the OnePlus two. The colors are washed out and contrast is not great (the blacks are really Grey). I’m pretty sure lg has better panel than that one. Lg usually makes good screens (I haven’t tried a nexus 5X yet though to compare).

    • Anaron

      The colours are inaccurate but the contrast ratio is great which means the black levels are good. The washed out grey you’re seeing might be another colour displayed inaccurately.

      As for the 5X, it has one of the best IPS displays currently on the market. The colour reproduction is superb.

    • Mo Dabbas

      The colors are washed out. And the black levels should be called gray levels.

    • Anaron

      I think you might be used to the true blacks of AMOLED. Once you go AMOLED, it’s hard to go back.

    • Anaron

      I have an OP2 and I haven’t experienced any issues. The major downside is the lack of speedy updates. The OP2 has better battery life than the Nexus 5X as well as 64 GB of internal storage.

      If you’re reading MobileSyrup, then I’d recommend the OP2. If you’re the average Joe, then I’d recommend the Nexus 5X mainly for Google’s support.

  • jay

    One plus one was the best phone when it came out. Everything worked so good. Not sure if the two can be a good replacement for it. Not sure why would I upgrade ?