OnePlus 2 gets official price cut to 345 Euros
The arguably over-hyped OnePlus 2 launched for just under $400 USD, but will now be available for just 345 Euros (or $350 USD) starting today. The price cut applies to the 64 GB SKU and any new purchases made in the past two weeks will be partially refunded for the price difference. The refund notifications will be sent via email to all new buyers.
OnePlus has attributed the price cut to lower production costs of the smartphone. The OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X launched with the objectionable Invite System that prevented many interested customers from getting their hands on the smartphone. The Chinese manufacturer eventually dropped the system for both the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X in December and January, respectively. The OnePlus 2 in particular was vaunted as a "flagship killer" that fizzled quickly after launch with its lack of USB 3.1 Type-C, NFC and other staple features of flagship devices. It's core specifications are also standard for a high-end device with nothing noteworthy to separate it from competitors.
Despite the unimpressive launch, the OnePlus 2 is an excellent smartphone once users can look past its hype and empty promises. It offers dual-SIM LTE, 4 GB memory, and a great 5.5-inch 1080p display. Nonetheless, it also suffers from throttling issues, non-expandable storage, and no wireless charging or Miracast features.