Question of the Week in Review - Chapter 2: Your Ideal Smartphone


Do you like your ideal smartphone?

  1. Yes, I do

    1,321 vote(s)
  2. No, I don't

    112 vote(s)
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  1. Nicole Q.
    Brand Person Apr 5, 2016

    Nicole Q. , Apr 5, 2016 :
    As the greatest wise @Mike once said: ‘smartphone design (specially hardware) is a game of trade-offs, you can always have something at the expense of something else.’

    The reason behind the statement can be easily interpreted if one knows how a phone is actually made:

    Product Manager starts the journey by composing a phone design with perceived ideal hardware specification;​

    Industrial designer works on the design, tries out different materials;​

    Hardware engineer customizes the mainboard, the camera lens, the battery, the fingerprint sensor;​

    Procurement engineer finds the supplier who offers parts with the best quality and lowest price;​

    Structural engineer figures out how to put all these pieces inside of a phone body, and ensures that each component functions well.​

    (and believe me, these guys fight a lot)​

    The original design will be repeatedly tested and modified for thousands of times, during which the trade-offs occur.

    Human beings seek perfection. However, a perfect smartphone with ALL awesome features in EVERY aspect, will probably end up being huge or surprisingly expensive. The practical way for smartphone makers is to find a balance point: a phone with best camera and fashionable design for trendy people; a phone with top performance for the professionals; an affordable phone with OK features for the ones who are budget minded.

    If one plays the trade-offs well and precise, users benefit. To make our users happy, is always what OnePlus' biggest mission is.

    Thus we asked the Community about the most favorable features by the past QotWs; when pulling all results together, your ideal phone appeared. A phone that is made by the Community, and now, we are presenting it to you:


    Week 2: Screen
    Week 3: Features
    Week 5: Camera
    Week 7: Fingerprint Sensor Placement
    Week 8: Launchers
    Week 9: Custom ROMs
    Week 12: Charging
    Week 14: Accessories

    Let me know if you like the review :) I liked it a lot.


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  2. shashwatsapkota
    Froyo Apr 5, 2016

  3. Gaurav Rohilla
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2016

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  4. pablofg1978
    Head Moderator Head Moderator Apr 5, 2016

  5. rphlfjrd
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2016

    rphlfjrd , Apr 5, 2016 :
    I like the infograph. ;)

  6. Yaznas
    Gingerbread Apr 5, 2016

  7. camohan
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Apr 5, 2016

  8. Lancelot_69
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2016

  9. Rick Manders
    Community Veteran Apr 5, 2016

  10. barb
    Nougat Apr 5, 2016

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  11. Green1230
    Honeycomb Apr 5, 2016

    Green1230 , Apr 5, 2016 :
    Actually, looks awesome! Personally I don't really care much about NFC or expandable storage (if you have enough built-in storage it really doesn't matter), but would stress a great camera with HDR and water resistance.
    Hope this could be achieved at a reasonable price. To reenact the price/quality ratio of the One.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2016

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  12. pranayysharma
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 5, 2016

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  13. Maximus Decimus Meridius
    Marshmallow Apr 5, 2016

    Maximus Decimus Meridius , Apr 5, 2016 :
    I love this @Nicole Q. ! Thsnks for the info. If i had to choose a career, urs wouldve been a great choice for me :)

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  14. matskb
    Honeycomb Apr 5, 2016

    matskb , Apr 5, 2016 :
    Definitely like this form of review!
    Phone looks pretty good too (and as you said, it's not perfect for me, nor will it be for anyone, but it has my preferred choices).

  15. LiFeLeSSLeGeND
    Honeycomb Apr 5, 2016

  16. theshinybeast
    Marshmallow Apr 5, 2016

  17. jkb114
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2016

    jkb114 , Apr 5, 2016 :
    Love this!!
    People can't say that OP don't listen to their customers..
    When was the last time Samsung or Apple produced something like this?

  18. funmunke
    Marshmallow Apr 5, 2016

    funmunke , Apr 5, 2016 :
    Finger print sensors are super overrated. I'd rather trade that for another feature.

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  19. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Apr 5, 2016

    dsmonteiro , Apr 5, 2016 :
    That's an awesome infography, thanks!

    Pretty much inline with what I think. I'd just like to see higher-res screens to help giving VR a boost. But for normal use a 5.5" 1080p would be perfect!

  20. bklyn000
    Gingerbread Apr 5, 2016

    bklyn000 , Apr 5, 2016 :
    Well, my ideal smartphone doesn't exist, yet. Like you said there's always tradeoffs when it comes to purchasing a phone, but if I had to choose then that rendering is definitely what my ideal phone would be, awesome review!

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