There are a lot of smartphone manufacturers out there that use Android as their mobile operating system of choice. That makes sense, considering that Android is the go-to option at this point. Microsoft’s taking a break from Windows 10 Mobile, so any other company shouldn’t be expected to produce a device featuring Microsoft’s mobile OS on board.
And it’s not like any other company other than Apple’s going to be launching a flagship device with iOS built in.
Android as the go-to option is certainly not a bad thing. The operating system is the main competition for iOS because it’s earned that spot at the top of the mountain. Android continues to dominate the market in a variety of different categories, while other mobile operating systems fade out into the night.
The companies that have decided to launch phones that use Android are many, and some of them a lot of people may not have even heard of. For instance, in the United States it’s likely that a lot of people, even the ones that keep tabs on upgrading their smartphone every year, don’t know that Xiaomi exists at all.
Or OnePlus, for that matter.
One of the key differences between those two companies, though, is that OnePlus has been making a name for itself in other places than just one region. Sure, that wasn’t always spun in a positive light, thanks to very strange marketing and an invite system that didn’t necessarily go over well with all potential buyers out there. Still, the company has come a long way, much like Android itself, and recently announced its latest flagship device — the OnePlus 3.
By all accounts, OnePlus has listened to the critics and fans last year, and changed pretty much everything they needed to change in this year’s “flagship killer.” There’s a high-definition display, a ton of RAM under the hood, a ridiculously fast processor, what appears to be a solid camera, and software that’s not too bloated. The OnePlus 3 is a true flagship device, ready to go toe-to-toe with the competition from much larger companies, and with a price tag that’s drastically cheaper than the competition’s efforts.
I know a few people who picked up the OnePlus 2 last year, navigating the invite system to make it happen, and they weren’t left with overwhelming happiness after they spent some time with it. Still, one of them has already ordered the OnePlus 3 and is eagerly awaiting its arrival. And from what I’ve seen online, there are people buying these devices.
My question to you is a simple one: Are you one of those people buying a OnePlus flagship? There are only three of them at this point, yes, but has the brand one you over? And if so, did you switch to a OnePlus flagship from a high-end competing unit from the likes of LG, Samsung, or HTC? What made you want to make the switch? Or, on the other hand, if you aren’t going out of your way to pick up a OnePlus flagship, why not? Let me know!