OK, so you might have heard that a certain Chinese smartphone company called OnePlus just unveiled their brand new flagship smartphone called the OnePlus 5. It’s got a monster spec sheet including geek-gasm inducing words like “Snapdragon 835”, “128GB of UFS2.1 storage” and “8GB of LPDDR4X RAM” which looks great in a brochure.
Unfortunately, by now, you might also have heard that this very company has been accused of cheating on synthetic benchmark tests by rigging their device to “maximise performance” during certain benchmarks. This obviously caused an uproar because this isn’t the first time OnePlus had been caught red handed.
But my question is: How much does this matter to you the end consumer?
Everyone’s favourite French smartphone company Wiko has dropped three brand new budget smartphones running Android Nougat and not a single device will cost you more than RM800.
For those who need a data-only SIM for WiFi sharing or for home broadband, Maxis has just revised its Wireless Broadband offering with their MaxisONE Go WiFi. These new plans offer up to 65GB of data which you can use anywhere with no weekday/weekend restrictions.
For those who don’t want to get the HTC U11 outright, Maxis is now offering the squeezable flagship smartphone on contract. Officially priced at RM3,099 in Malaysia, the HTC U11 from Maxis is offered from as low as RM1,499 on standard contract or RM70/month with its Zerolution program.
As Digi continues to expand its network, they aim to provide more freedom to its users by providing more value and convenience when it comes to its digital services. To deliver that promise, they have just announced 4 freedom propositions covering Music, Video, Gaming and Roaming. While most of them are just a rehash of their current offering, Digi is making premium video content more accessible by offering a subscription plus additional data bundled in for one affordable price.
The OnePlus 5 is finally official and it continues to offer top end specs at a lower price point. If you settle on not having the latest, you can now own last year’s OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T with a significant discount.
For those in the know, OnePlus is definitely the company you turn to when you want a high-end flagship smartphone minus the high-end flagship smartphone price tag. Because of this marriage of performance, near-stock Android experience and good value OnePlus has amassed somewhat of a cult following for smartphone fans like you and I. And we all look forward to days like these, days where OnePlus reveals their next big flagship smartphone.
This year, it’s called the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus has set out to give us the one thing we really wanted in one of their flagship smartphones: A stunning camera experience. The best part? It also comes with a whole lot more awesomeness.