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Verge threw a bombshell at OP

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If those of you that have or are considering buying a OPX, is this a deal breaker?

  1. Yes

    41 vote(s)
    53.2%
  2. No

    36 vote(s)
    46.8%
  1. gorbuha
    Jelly Bean Nov 13, 2015

    gorbuha , Nov 13, 2015 :
    Yeah Nexus 5x did not get very good reviews... don't like the design and the battery life is terrible
     

    #61
  2. veratoloz2005
    Lollipop Nov 13, 2015

    veratoloz2005 , Nov 13, 2015 :
    Our problem is we are in the US. If we were elsewhere, we would have an opportunity to choose among many wonderful devices. Among smaller phones, Xiaomi Mi4C seems to be very good.
     

    #62
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  3. gorbuha
    Jelly Bean Nov 13, 2015

    gorbuha , Nov 13, 2015 :
    Will it work on T-Mobile?
     

    #63
  4. meatandy
    Oreo Nov 13, 2015

    meatandy , Nov 13, 2015 :
    Your right , it's a mess.
     

    #64
    nyzproof333 and Ceasedd like this.
  5. gorbuha
    Jelly Bean Nov 13, 2015

    gorbuha , Nov 13, 2015 :
    It will not work on T-Mobile otherwise it would have been perfect. It is missing bands 2, 4 and 12 :((((
     

    #65
    sunilbagalur likes this.
  6. TlathamXmahtalT
    KitKat Nov 13, 2015


    #66
  7. Adyb1975
    Gingerbread Nov 13, 2015

    Adyb1975 , Nov 13, 2015 :
    Haha... I was about to buy one for my wife but I didn't because of that. Instead i got her a ZTE 5.5" go phone that works fine on LTE. I just popped her AT&T sim card in it and works just fine. I didn't have to use the prepaid card. For $129 at Walmart it's on day 2 with 78% battery left in it. It beats my old OPO when it was new on CM11.
     

    #67
  8. skylinecrash
    Donut Nov 13, 2015

    skylinecrash , Nov 13, 2015 :
    Please stop spreading misinformation, I literally made an account just to comment on this.

    The OPX does support bands 2 and 4. You know what other awesome phone didn't support band 12? The nexus 5. Though, it did support band 17. Basically, if you have AT&TT, don't get the OPX since they rely heavily on band 17 and the OPX doesn't support it.

    But it will be fine for T-Mobile since they do NOT rely heavily on band 12. Many places around the country still do not support band 12 so band 4 will be just fine.

    Posting the from my nexus 5 that has a good amount of bar and LTE access while being on band 4.
     

    #68
    onefan16, Ceasedd and TlathamXmahtalT like this.
  9. veratoloz2005
    Lollipop Nov 13, 2015

    veratoloz2005 , Nov 13, 2015 :
    Check the bands. Looks like it will, except band 12.
     

    #69
  10. lei.duan10
    Donut Nov 13, 2015

    lei.duan10 , Nov 13, 2015 :
    Does it support just regular 4G? My current phone doesn't (seem to) have LTE but I'm pretty okay with just 4G.
     

    #70
  11. skylinecrash
    Donut Nov 13, 2015

    skylinecrash , Nov 13, 2015 :
    What is your current phone?
     

    #71
  12. palitroque
    Eclair Nov 13, 2015

    palitroque , Nov 13, 2015 :
    couple of weeks ago, OnePlus announced its second smartphone of the year, the low-cost OnePlus X. The OnePlus X is an impressive little phone: it has a bright, sharp display, premium design, and clean software. And it has an aggressively low price of just $250. It doesn't have a dream spec sheet — the processor is woefully dated — but for the price, the OnePlus X seems pretty hard to beat.

    But it has one major flaw that keeps me from recommending this phone to anyone living in the US. It's an unlocked phone, which OnePlus advertises as compatible with LTE networks on both AT&T and T-Mobile. However, the OnePlus X lacks support for AT&T's most widely used LTE frequency. Further, it doesn't have support for a frequency that T-Mobile is rapidly transitioning its network to. (It almost goes without saying, but the OnePlus X doesn't work at all with Verizon and Sprint's networks, and it is not advertised as being capable of doing so.)
    That means that while the OnePlus X iscapable of connecting to AT&T's LTE network, it can't in many areas because it can't talk to the 700MHz frequency (also known as LTE Band 17) AT&T most often uses. In my experience, using the OnePlus X on AT&T in New York City and surrounding areas for the past week, I was unable to keep an LTE signal for more than just a couple of minutes. Most of the time the OnePlus X was stuck on AT&T's HSPA network, which is much slower in both uploads and downloads than LTE. All of these issues also apply to the MVNOs that use AT&T's LTE network, such as StraightTalk or Tracfone.

    Depending on where you live, you might have better luck using the OnePlus X on T-Mobile, at least for the time being. But T-Mobile is aggressively moving its network over to the 700MHz spectrum it owns the rights to (Band 12), and there are certain areas of the country that rely mostly on it already. If you have a OnePlus X in those areas, the best connection you'll get is HSPA.
     

    #72
  13. palitroque
    Eclair Nov 13, 2015

    palitroque , Nov 13, 2015 :
    OnePlus confirmed to me that the X is not compatible with AT&T's Band 17 or T-Mobile's Band 12, and it says there are no plans to add support for them in the future, via a hardware tweak or software update. It's not clear to me why this decision was made, but omitting support for the most popular LTE frequency on the largest carrier the phone can work on boggles the mind. Three long years ago, Google's Nexus 4 launched without LTE, which was disappointing, but forgivable for the time. But in 2015, it's not.
     

    #73
  14. Tokolozi
    Marshmallow Nov 13, 2015

    Tokolozi , Nov 13, 2015 :
    Yes I see you read the verge, even can type over word by word. Sorry to say someone posted this article before you.
     

    #74
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    Nov 13, 2015


    #75
  16. geko95gek
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 13, 2015

    geko95gek , Nov 13, 2015 :
    Yes, totally pointless thread.

    Tbh I don't even get why OP is going to sell this device in NA. It should be just an EU/Asia exclusive.
     

    #76
  17. veratoloz2005
    Lollipop Nov 13, 2015


    #77
    vasgou, sunilbagalur and Tokolozi like this.
  18. Tokolozi
    Marshmallow Nov 13, 2015

    Tokolozi , Nov 13, 2015 :
    Because on some carries it might still work.
     

    #78
    vasgou, sunilbagalur and UngIued like this.
  19. veratoloz2005
    Lollipop Nov 13, 2015

    veratoloz2005 , Nov 13, 2015 :
    It will work, just in some areas it will not work very well.:)
     

    #79
    vasgou, sunilbagalur and Tokolozi like this.
  20. Deactivated User
    Nov 13, 2015


    #80