I saw my wife staring at her iPhone 4S the other day. I asked her what she was doing. She was reading an e-book on the Kindle app. Lord help her eyes!
This rekindled (pardon the pun) my quest to move her to Android. The new OnePlus One
seemed like a good idea: big, fast, pretty, CyanogenMod ...
So I went to eBay and bought an invitation. Currently you can only get the black 64GB model.
It came in a couple of days. I had already been talking it up to her. She wasn't excited but didn't push back.
When it got here it was a different story. She didn't want to transition from iOS.
I knew what was good for me so I let the OnePlus One sit there for a few days. Still no movement.
I posted that I had one for sale on eBay, Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. I got a nibble from a former co-worker who had been playing with one at work.
We worked out a deal and we swapped phones - the OnePlus One for an unlocked 16GB iPhone 5S.
Until she saw it. Her reaction was "The screen is so small." After I climbed down off the ceiling ...
The transition was easy. Well, as easy as anything is that involves iTunes. AT&T was very helpful giving me a new nano-SIM without activating it. Then when I was ready I just called them and it worked. Thanks!
I haven't exposed her to TouchID yet. LTE and 5GHz 802.11n are both nice. And it's light and thin.
|Device||Apple iPhone 4S||Apple iPhone 5S||OnePlus One|
|Device type||Smart phone||Smart phone||Smart phone|
|OS||iOS (7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1, 5)||iOS (7.x)||Android (4.4.4, 4.4) CyanogenMod 11S UI|
|Dimensions||4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)||4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)||6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm)|
|Weight||4.94 oz (140 g)||3.95 oz (112 g)||5.71 oz (162 g)|
|Physical size||3.5 inches||4.0 inches||5.5 inches|
|Resolution||640 x 960 pixels||640 x 1136 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|326 ppi||326 ppi||401 ppi|
|IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Colors||16 777 216||16 777 216||16 777 216|
|Features||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coating||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coating||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass|
|Camera||8 megapixels||8 megapixels||13 megapixels|
|Flash||LED||Dual LED||Dual LED|
|Focal length (35mm equivalent)||35.00 mm|
|Camera sensor size||1/3.2"||1/3"||1/3.06"|
|Features||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama||CMOS image sensor, Autofocus|
|Camcorder||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)||3840x2160 (4K), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)|
|Features||Digital image stabilization||Digital image stabilization, Picture-taking during video recording|
|Front-facing camera||0.3 megapixels VGA||1.2 megapixels||5 megapixels|
|Apple A5||Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC|
|Dual core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9||Dual core, 1300 MHz||Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400|
|Graphics processor||PowerVR SGX 543MP2||PowerVR G6430||Adreno 330|
|512 MB RAM||1024 MB RAM||3072 MB RAM|
|Built-in storage||64 GB||64 GB||16 GB|
|Talk time||14.00 hours|
|Stand-by time||8.3 days (200 hours)|
|Talk time (3G)||8.00 hours||10.00 hours|
|Stand-by time (3G)||10.4 days (250 hours)|
|Capacity||1570 mAh||3100 mAh|
|Not user replaceable||Yes||Yes|
|Filter by||Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists||Album, Artist||Album, Artist, Playlists|
|Features||Album art cover, Background playback||Album art cover, Background playback||Album art cover, Background playback|
|Speakers||Earpiece, Loudspeaker||Earpiece, Loudspeaker||Earpiece, Stereo speakers|
|Built-in online services support||YouTube (upload)||YouTube (upload), Twitter||YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+|
|800, 1900 MHz|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|FDD LTE||700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1) MHz||700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz|
|TDD LTE||2300 (band 40), 2600 (band 38) MHz|
|Data||HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A||LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS||LTE, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS|
|A-GPS, Glonass||GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning||GPS, A-GPS, Glonass|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b, g, n||802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz||802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac|
|USB||USB 2.0||Yes||USB 2.0|
|Features||USB charging||USB charging||Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging|
|Other||TV-Out, Computer sync, OTA sync||TV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync||NFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync|
|Notifications||Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone||Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone||Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone|
|Additional microphone/s||for Noise cancellation||for Noise cancellation, Video recording||for Noise cancellation|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint ID||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass|
|Hearing aid compatibility||M4, T4|
|Other||Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording||Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording||Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording|
|Officially announced||04 Oct 2011||10 Sep 2013||23 Apr 2014|
|Accessories||Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic, Dock Connector to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation||Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation|
|MSRP price||$ 299|