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21-07-2020, 20:26   #31
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Whats the “surprise gift” thing when ordering? Options are flagship camera, 90hz display etc.
Marketing gimmick, you get all of those as standard features.
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21-07-2020, 20:28   #32
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Buy from Amazon for £349? Works out at €383.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08BPGX4..._z8YfFbCEZQCTJ
That price is for prime members only. If you never had a trial than you could sign up for the trial and also get it at that price.

Otherwise it’s 30£ more expensive.
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Agree with an earlier post commending OnePlus for managing to keep the phone's price down while including some good specs - it seems to be a really great bundle.

However, I'm not a great fan of the double punch hole pill shape on the front.

And I'm a little concerned about the main camera quality - OnePlus 8 reviews say it doesn't impress on that device.

I know at that price point I'm expecting too much - I may need to find an extra few hundred euro to afford a device with better camera specs, or alternatively, wait for Pixel 4a, whenever that sees the light of day.
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Marketing gimmick, you get all of those as standard features.
Yeah, the surprise gift thing seems really weird!
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I saw one comment elsewhere saying they got the Poco f2 pro on AliExpress for 420. I have a Poco F1, thinking the Nord might be a better buy.
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Anybody know if any of the carriers will offer the Nord with their plans?
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The surprise gifts are actually decent. Picking the right option actually could get you the new oneplus buds.



https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/w...means.1261740/

90hz is sandstone black case
Cameras is screen protector
Charger is sandstone blue case
5g is blue buds
Oxygen os is white buds
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The surprise gifts are actually decent. Picking the right option actually could get you the new oneplus buds.



https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/w...means.1261740/

90hz is sandstone black case
Cameras is screen protector
Charger is sandstone blue case
5g is blue buds
Oxygen os is white buds
You can't order from the oneplus site now can you? And I presume the free gifts won't be there in a couple of weeks.
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You can pre order it off Amazon uk for £349 (£30 off 379 if you pre order) - about €385 at the minute through revolut if you want to.
Think ill be going for it and through amazon. Buying for work and Oneplus wont give VAT receipts which stopped me buying from them before a good while back. Looks like a great phone for the money.
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I was reading that the buds aren't fantastic for actually listening to music, like the apple buds, you can hear a lot of noise. Might be better going for Amazon and then actually buying a pair of buds separately from another company.
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You can pre order it off Amazon uk for £349 (£30 off 379 if you pre order) - about €385 at the minute through revolut if you want to.
Think ill be going for it and through amazon. Buying for work and Oneplus wont give VAT receipts which stopped me buying from them before a good while back. Looks like a great phone for the money.
Plus, Amazon lets you pre-order while oneplus is now to "Coming Soon - available in 12 days".

Yes, you will not get a gift but at least you know you get it first (after the previously pre-orders).
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I had a Oneplus X which was a reasonable deal at the time, but they did not continue that range which seemed rather odd.
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You can't order from the oneplus site now can you? And I presume the free gifts won't be there in a couple of weeks.
No , I think it was just via early invites.

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I was reading that the buds aren't fantastic for actually listening to music, like the apple buds, you can hear a lot of noise. Might be better going for Amazon and then actually buying a pair of buds separately from another company.
Yeah, well they're not going to compete with the likes of Bose QC 35s. They're wireless buds without noise cancelling and they're tiny.

So don't expect them compete. I have airpods and Bose 35s.

Each have their place.
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The buds do look extremely underwhelming.

For not too much more money you can buy a lot better Id say.
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The buds do look extremely underwhelming.

For not too much more money you can buy a lot better Id say.
Yea, no silicon tips either.
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