For the longest time, we’ve seen a distinct separation between premium phones, and budget phones. Premium phones would always have top-of-the-line hardware and software offered at terribly high prices, while budget phones would get simply terrible hardware and outdated software.
With the passage of time, however, thanks to Moore’s law, and open platforms like Android, we’re seeing an increasing number of seriously premium phones being offered at what once were budget prices. In recent times, we’ve seen this happen with the Nexus 5 and 5X, Motorola Moto G and X, the Samsung A series, and HTC One A9.
OnePlus - a China-based, OPPO-owned smartphone manufacturer - is one of the leading brands in this category. They took the smartphone world by storm when they promised (and delivered) a truly premium smartphone at the budget price of $300. Since launching the OnePlus One in 2014, they’ve improved on it with the OnePlus 2, introduced a more affordable OnePlus X.
OnePlus is popular all over the world, and their phones are surprisingly difficult to get because of an invites-based system. You have to sign up to get in line to get the opportunity to buy the phone. It’s an odd system, but it serves them well as they are able to control supply and demand.
As a result, however, OnePlus phones are even more difficult to get in Pakistan. You won’t find them widely available, and when they are available, they are so at a higher price which goes against the idea of getting a OnePlus phone in the first place. Still, we here at PriceOye always have our eyes peeled for the best online prices for OnePlus, so stay tuned!