Even though both were available towards mid to end of 2014, they weren’t being sold in India. Add to that the ‘flash sale on select sites’ theory where stuff typically gets sold out in seconds. Earlier this month, there was an announcement that both these products could be bought off the Mi site, starting 09-Jun-15, 2 pm onwards. I wasn’t too optimistic of snagging ‘em but at 2 pm sharp, I was thrilled to see both products shown as available before realising I hadn’t even created a Mi user account :p Managed to quickly do so, add both products to the cart, and make the payment. Right, so its been a fortnight since then, and overall it has been a decent experience.
So yes, its been close to a fortnight since I got my hands on the OnePlus One, and it has been a good experience.
Ever since the motherboard of the Note2 was replaced in June, and given the recent issues with random re-starts, I’d been looking around for a replacement phone. I wasn’t keen to buy the Nexus 5 or wait for the Nexus 6, not too enthused with the Moto G or Moto X, had to be incredibly lucky to snag any Xiaomi Mi3 or Redmi 1S off Flipkart, and for a brief moment, even considered buying the iPhone 5s (Gold, 16GB) off Amazon as the sale price plummeted from 35-36K to 30K. However, being used to larger screens now, this was a no-go. And nope, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plusweren’t feasible options either :p