What Happened to OnePlus?

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Marques Brownlee

Month ago

It is possible to outgrow your original intentions.
OnePlus and enthusiast brands vs their inevitable change...
You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain
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Keval Main
Keval Main 4 hours ago
Loved the video
Ozil Smith
Ozil Smith 5 hours ago
Me watching this on my 1+6 still recommending this phone to everybody after having it for +2 years: 🥺
Aaron 11 hours ago
I still like OnePlus. Had the One back in 2014, then a few shitty phones in between and now I'm on the OnePlus Nord and pretty happy with it.
my name is untitled
my name is untitled 13 hours ago
Nemesis left fnatic so sales dropped abysmally low
Razvan Constantin
Razvan Constantin 13 hours ago
Got to catch them all! Had 5t 6t 7t love it ! Made amazing videos and photos, visuals anything with this phone. Price is right, amazing specs, never settle!
Debajit B
Debajit B 14 hours ago
Nice informative video.
captiantim1 20 hours ago
Outstanding insight 😉
Jessica Hart
Jessica Hart Day ago
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Farhan Hasan
Farhan Hasan Day ago
watching on OP 7 Pro
bellyom Day ago
I have decided not to buy anything that is made in China because of what they are doing to the ethnic minorities and Hong Kong. It's a matter of principle for me .
vmbo Day ago
Enthusiasts move from new brand to new brand.
Gabriel Guerro
Gabriel Guerro Day ago
One + can you send some phones for testing, to Hispanic world
Michael Blunk
Michael Blunk Day ago
Little disappointed you didn't mention at all CyanogenMod dropping OnePlus, which fundamentally changed how OnePlus phones software was developed.
Rotten Soul
Rotten Soul Day ago
don't be a fan boy! you got me with that 😭
pol g
pol g 2 days ago
Watching this from my one plus 3😏
lass1234 2 days ago
It's getting so expensive period.
iceshira 2 days ago
I have the op7t pro...one of the more bulkier phones...not too happy with it
Mark Merlino
Mark Merlino 2 days ago
Isn't that quote from Spider Man 1?
Patrick Krott
Patrick Krott 2 days ago
I had a OnePlus 6T for like 2 days and kept having issues with the microphone levels being too low. Sent that POS back and got a Pixel instead. I hate when companies add shells to the existing OS. The core Android OS is just fine as it is, no need to spruce it up and create instability.
Caren Shawnee
Caren Shawnee 2 days ago
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SSS 3 days ago
Yes, another Red Chinese brand.
Ariff mustafar
Ariff mustafar 3 days ago
can u sell ur 6t to me..plis?
John Wong
John Wong 3 days ago
Actually, vivo and OPPO are independent corporations, and OPPO owes oneplus and realme.
LostInChina 3 days ago
Had an oppo. It was alright but ColorOS installed random bloatware after updates and they pretty much bricked the phone with their update to Android 10. I loved the S7, so went back to Samsung for the S21 and do not regret it one bit
Sherica Smith
Sherica Smith 3 days ago
*As I watch this on my OnePlus 6T*
Kiki Lang
Kiki Lang 3 days ago
I thought you were going to say, "I'm Batman" in that Oneplus came out of no where, and kick ass, then got old, and died.
Arron 3 days ago
Get a Moto g if you want a budget killer
Yang Sun Tsukuda
Yang Sun Tsukuda 3 days ago
I May Not Be A Fanboy Of A Phone Manufacturing Company, But Damn I'm A Fanboy Of A Qualcomm...😬
Seedless Bangus
Seedless Bangus 3 days ago
thats why i didnt purchase any oneplus any more 🤣 ive been using my oneplus5 since 2017 and the other reason my wallet refuses to buy one 🤣
Josh Gaylord
Josh Gaylord 3 days ago
Just wanted to say, the Nord N10 is still the best phone I've ever been able to afford and it makes every other offering at the price I picked it up for look hilariously old and slow.
Total2Gamerz 3 days ago
I ve ordered one two days ago, definetly exited to get it, i ve used my asus zenfone 3 for ages and now after almost 5 years it s dying , and the only thing that i care about that has changed in these years is the high refresh rate screens, and the nord n10 looks like one of the best options without having a stupid high price
Atlas Network
Atlas Network 4 days ago
Their build quality was horrendous, and when they fell apart, there was no support for them. Typical chinese stuff.
ginnayyyy 4 days ago
I had the plus5 and I feel like it's really straying away from it's original mission...will probably no longer be buying oneplus here on out
ツchipodle 4 days ago
"Dont be a fan of the company" Me watching this from my OnePlus 8: 😭
Jourden Sand
Jourden Sand 4 days ago
I wish HTC One series will make a comeback someday
Drip N Rip
Drip N Rip 4 days ago
I do enjoy this type of video. I am one of the original One Plus customers. I bought my One Plus One (1+1) right after they first came out. I'm not a heavy cell phone user so I actually still use this phone. I never changed away from the Cyanogen operating system and now it's too late to try. So I've had this phone since 2014 (I know - crazy to be using a 7 year old product) but it's always been flawless and I bought the 64 G version and still have 40% of my memory available. So.. here's the deal.. I want to hopefully repeat my positive experience with One Plus and am considering the 8T. It's currently on sale at the One Plus USA site for $749 with 12 G / 256 G memory / 120 Hz fluid display / full charge capabilities w/I 38 mins / 48 mp camera etc... I realize that $749 isn't the same as the $399 I paid in 2014... but correct me if I'm way off base.. this seems like a killer deal to me. If I could purchase a comparably speced iPhone for that kind of money but I would be surprised if Apple 's latest greatest $1200 special even equals the performance of the 8T. (Or is so mind numbingly superior that I can somehow convince myself to part with an additional $500 just to more easily mate with my IPad Pro 11". In my mind, today's (2021) $749 isn't greatly different than 2014's $399. (Remember McDonald's 50 cent cheeseburgers?) Your thoughts?
Deepak Kumar
Deepak Kumar 4 days ago
great presentation man. thx
Umaymah Abdullahi
Umaymah Abdullahi 4 days ago
Loved this. I've been a fan of One Plus since the One Plus2 for me and I currently have a One Plus 7T. Marcus explained the issues perfectly and personally, I'm not disappointed because I feel the company did what it had to do to stay in business. I try to upgrade every couple of years so I guess I'll hold out for the One Plus 9 but one thing for sure, I'll always be a fan.
Isak s
Isak s 5 days ago
I have the OnePlus 7Pro and I love it
SnoepoX 5 days ago
From Oneplus for many years to Poco X3 nfc lol
White Glass
White Glass 5 days ago
Yeah I like these types of history oriented videos. Makes sense to consider other options when it comes down to weighed in upgrades or things you're looking for when newer technology comes out, taking price into consideration, uniqueness of the product due to the fact that it isn't the most popular choice but is still kind of up there.
Omar Hashim
Omar Hashim 5 days ago
Amazing reveiw
random af
random af 5 days ago
Marques, I think you wore your shirt front side back.
WwHhIiTtEe 5 days ago
I think this Video is really good and a lot of true things and i love OnePlus since the beginning, BUT i think OnePlus is still the best Phone not for the Buck but overall for me the best and aswell they are still "cheap" compared to Samsung and Apple and as you said with the North they have the cheap version (again). More buts because one Phone a year would be better for the Phones and Customers maybe not for OnePlus but for everyone else. It feels like that the normal Versions aren't finished and that the T Version ist the real Phone as they would like it. Maybe im wrong thats just how it feels.
Arpan Biswas
Arpan Biswas 6 days ago
make more videos like these please so i can stop overthinking about these
zeezeebo 6 days ago
And the price was great then
Descript O
Descript O 6 days ago
Okay but a flagship killer should be dragging the flagships closer to them, not drifting closer to the flagships. That being said, at the end of the OnePlus legacy, they've failed as a flagship killer and will simply be another branding label that drifts off into irrelevancy. And I'm typing this as a five year OP owner. My next phone will likely not be a OnePlus as it has drifted too far away from any form of redeeming characteristic and is just another soulless phone that isn't the best at anything and has lost its credibility as a loyal or honorable company. While they produce a fine product, that can be said about just about any other company in it's bracket. Not only for those reasons but also because they have too many options (no focus) and if I'm going to be forced to pick between sacrifices in my phone, I might as well consider every other option available to me from other companies. Once I'm forced to do that, OnePlus really doesn't have anything on the table for me. It was convenient to have a phone that was a pretty clear option for my price point and my personal needs in technology. It's no longer convenient to wade through varying degrees of technological sacrifice at price points that mimick the industry standard. Bad move for OnePlus. They're not relevant enough to be ditching their "enthusiasts" right now. They had a big boom in India and China however, those customers weren't loyalists. They'll hop on the next big underdogs phone and OnePlus will be left trying to redeem it's brand.
myke marcelo
myke marcelo 4 days ago
It's hard to be on a place or state being called a flagship killer at these days as any company grows popularity and success users would always expect the same price of its older device to its newer device. The smartphone market is getting more competitive as technology is rapidly growing. There wouldnt be a company with success that would be staying branded as a "flagship killer" for the rest of its existence
265_Dhruv Puthawala
265_Dhruv Puthawala 6 days ago
gabriel silviu
gabriel silviu 6 days ago
Good job
vmaniac 6 days ago
Hahaha you're phone is practically Oppo, mamang Marques lol
the normal one
the normal one 6 days ago
This kinda happened with Apple too. When they started in the 70s they were like the underdog rebeling against IBM and now they are everywhere
Mark Falsing
Mark Falsing 6 days ago
Any business is in the market to make as much money as possible
Jens Josefsson
Jens Josefsson 7 days ago
OP is so overrated. Had op 6 at work and it was a pain to use.
Vivek Sharma
Vivek Sharma 7 days ago
I still think no one can touch OnePlus in performance to price ratio
Adam Rain
Adam Rain 7 days ago
My whole family managed to snag Oneplus Ones. We were getting fed up with the rising cost of the new Samsung Galaxy phones and when Oneplus was saying their phone was just as good for half the price, we all jumped ship. I went from a Samsung Galaxy S Epic, to the Oneplus One, and currently have a Oneplus 5, looking to upgrade to the 8 pro or maybe whatever the 9 will look like
Kunsh Anand
Kunsh Anand 7 days ago
Oneplus one still has its charm, that sandstone back, I still love it and have it in my collection!
Ples Robertson
Ples Robertson 7 days ago
Thank you for the short history of OnePlus. Also I use one plus I like it because it's a good phone and I feel like it is or has the possibility of becoming a flagship phone in the future and might even pass up galaxies. They are heading in that direction I feel like. And I can't wait to see what phone comes out later this year. Because that's probably the phone I'm going to upgrade to I currently have the seven or pro 7 or whatever it's called. I hope you cover their new phone that comes out later this year.
korrick green
korrick green 7 days ago
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aSAD Hollow
aSAD Hollow 7 days ago
OnePlus skywalker eventually became Darth plus
Oleh 7 days ago
After the latest update my google pay stopped working? Anyone encountered this issue? Oneplus 6t here
1nt3rl0ck 7 days ago
thats why i got the 7 flat and kept it so far
Paulo Andoni
Paulo Andoni 7 days ago
Mr Hussain
Mr Hussain 7 days ago
Like that classic intro style and music ! + Quality Vid on OnePlus, dam nostalgia!
ermocrate 8 days ago
I think their spirit continues to live in the sub-top phone, I love my OnePlus (non pro) 8, great package for half the cost of a flagship.
kyufail 8 days ago
This explains my feelings so well. I've been a huge fan of oneplus, heck I'm typing this on my 4 year old 3T. I love it to bits. But i did notice their recent phones aren't as appealing as they used to be. And they kept vomiting one phone after another. Still hoping great things from them. Kinda sad if i have to move on to another phone brand.
Delbert Kopplin
Delbert Kopplin 8 days ago
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R. P.
R. P. 8 days ago
Boycott Oneplus (china🤬)
Larry Bentley
Larry Bentley 8 days ago
Owned a 7pro, have a One Plus 8. Still very good phones for what I paid for them. Some of the features such a facial recognition I am absolutely impressed with. A bit more then I wanted to pay for sure but you get what you pay for. That coupled with their update cycle, something that was non-existent when I used Samsung, and no buyers remorse here.
Jacob Baranowski
Jacob Baranowski 9 days ago
4:37 dam you have so many phones a hole closet dam
Rachel Noffke
Rachel Noffke 9 days ago
You forgot the reaction: Me: I have a OnePlus 7 Them: lol so it's an 8? Me:..... Them: cus... the one plus 7 equals 8, hehe Me: ...ah, yes.
Liz Kund
Liz Kund 9 days ago
Much enjoyed!
Chuck Norres
Chuck Norres 9 days ago
Too bad where i live all these brands dont sell to us we mostly get apple and samsung
Yash Purohit
Yash Purohit 9 days ago
@Markquesbrownlee hello brother ...I need new phone can you give me 1plus 8 ....as a secondhand sale ....if you can, I really appreciate it 👍
Rishikesh Sawarkar
Rishikesh Sawarkar 9 days ago
This is not good company go for other flagship phone pixels and samsung
Cloud Unkonwn
Cloud Unkonwn 9 days ago
Preach MKBHD Preach.... Oneplus no more people's company.
RaiNy 9 days ago
I want to rob that closet😎😎😎
faraz ahmad
faraz ahmad 9 days ago
the drawer full of phones hurts me real bad! give those away and save the planet
Svenn31 9 days ago
im one of the OnePlus “fanboys” and i own a OnePlus1 and it is so TRUE and relatable on the quote “you either die a hero, or see yourself become the villain” its so sad to see my favourite brand slowly becoming the villain after every year goes by. But I totally agree on MKBHD’s opinion on this
Alvin Leeward
Alvin Leeward 9 days ago
One day Marques is going to accidentally ingest one of his phones and turn into a superhero called The Dark Android. His arch enemy will of course be Iphoneman. A former friend from High School who has a beef with Marques for reading a whatsapp message and not replying straight away.
Patrick Lloyd
Patrick Lloyd 9 days ago
Loved my 1+1, loved my 1+5, and am sadly away from 1+ with my newest phone upgrade. Loved both of these phones so much, but Samsung won out in my latest phone upgrade
Therealgamingdeal 9 days ago
Oneplus 9 leaks are blowing my mind oneplus is a top quality android company the oneplus 9 looks like pretty focused phone
Lobster Johnson
Lobster Johnson 9 days ago
Xiaomi it is
That's what that was
That's what that was 9 days ago
3:31 whatta legendary set
jojie salagan riveral
jojie salagan riveral 9 days ago
feel like a 9 min ad
Warren Harper Jr
Warren Harper Jr 9 days ago
Great job. Had a OnePlus 1 which was returned. Now have a OnePlus 7pro, but just bought the Poco X3 NFC for the wife which gave us much more bang 4 the bucks she was getting from Motorolas.. Time to switch now, not gonna be a fanboy!
Delila Mctague
Delila Mctague 9 days ago
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James Carbon
James Carbon 10 days ago
Oneplus has the right idea. 1. Make a Flagship Killer OnePlus (Number) 2. Make a Flagship OnePlus (Number)+Pro
Tequila Truth
Tequila Truth 10 days ago
Nice workplace!
James Carbon
James Carbon 10 days ago
OnePlus replaced HTC
thyristor 10 days ago
I had the 3,5T&6T and finally switched for a Pixel 5 2 weeks ago. OnePlus definitely lost its aura and is now an average Chinese phone brand : long update deployment, bloatware, and too much cut corners : camera, GPS, battery life..
deep jani
deep jani 10 days ago
I've been using OP from first model and been fan of this so called flagship killer and OP bullets earphones but after experiencing worse hardware quality & service issues over the time I've thrown this brand in trash and exploring new brand for amazing inventions. I'd advise wise person to use another brand than one plus.
Giorgos Zafiris
Giorgos Zafiris 10 days ago
That intro music hit me right in *the feels*
Macrov 10 days ago
Kind of reminds me of Metallica (my favorite band of all time). They get a bad rap for the 1991 Black Album as they supposedly "sold out" yet without their innovations, Metal wouldn't ever be heard by the large amounts of people that hear it now.
suraj adhikari
suraj adhikari 10 days ago
dark mode 😎
Cole Olszewski
Cole Olszewski 10 days ago
I have a OnePlus 8. When I tell people they're like"so a samsung or apple?"
Cole Olszewski
Cole Olszewski 9 days ago
@namcicle it is
namcicle 9 days ago
Thats quite annoying, isnt it? I can relate XD
The Blenk
The Blenk 10 days ago
All they do is release new phones every few months with slight difference in every model,discontinue the manufacturing of a model just under a year,dont make accesories for a year or older models and repeat
Suzanne Otten
Suzanne Otten 10 days ago
I have a OnePlus 8 Pro with 128GB of storage but it is full pretty fast. I love taking pictures, which is now at 80 GB and I have used 100% of storage. Does anyone else recognize this problem or now a good solution? (other than uploading your pictures and videos on your PC every few months)
Rebecca Still
Rebecca Still 10 days ago
I've really enjoyed all the OnePlus phones I've had. I moved from HTC years ago and didn't look back until this latest phone, the OnePlus 8, don't get me wrong it's a good phone but it was soooo expensive!
ssengkky 10 days ago
I'm sorry to say that OnePlus software might be great but hardware is worse. U will get great experience with gameplay, but u accidentally drop down for 1 time, u will see its weak points. It is not strong enough. It also cannot compatible with some BT speakers, even JBL Reflect mini 2. Feel bad after 6 months use.
abhishek maluja
abhishek maluja 10 days ago
Boycott one plus
Love Learning
Love Learning 10 days ago
I used it and it is a garbage phone.
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