OnePlus is letting everyone buy a One this month, while another Chinese manufacturer launches the thinnest phone. Uber also partnered with Sprint… and not for good.
The OnePlus One is a stunning device. Its specs are amazing and its price is incredible, and that is why it’s so hard to get a hold of one of these devices. Well, OnePlus is feeling jolly this holiday season and they are allowing you to purchase one without an invite.
Purchases are said to arrive by December 25th, but you better hurry. This offer is “ending soon”, so you don’t have much time to make your order. As always, prices start at $299.
Opinion: You really can’t go wrong with this phone if you are looking for a good device on a tight wallet. Not to mention, it’s actually one hell of a device.
It seems manufacturers are all about making the thinnest device in the world, and as it turns out, it’s usually a Chinese manufacturer that wins in this battle. This time around we are taking a look at the brand new Vivo X5 Max, which measures in at an incredible 4.75 mm of thickness.
Oh, and that is at its thickest point – the device is actually 3.98 mm at its thinnest. Other specs include a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p display, a Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and 13MP/5MP cameras.
Opinion: It takes a lot of hard work to make a phone this thin. Especially at this point, when one thinks phones just can’t get any thinner. I just have to wonder how fragile it feels….
Uber may be gaining a lot of enemies lately, but they are also getting new friends. One of them is Sprint, who has partnered with the ride-sharing company. Some of you will not mind this partnership, but some of you will hate it.
In fact, Uber announces that many handsets already have the app pre-installed, and you can start using it during the holidays.
Opinion: This news is all fun and games if you happen to be an Uber user. The rest of us will simply see it as bloatware. An app that is just there, and you likely can’t get rid of.