What Happened to OnePlus?

12 ian. 2021
3 593 598 Vizionare

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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  • One + can you send some phones for testing, to Hispanic world

    Gabriel GuerroGabriel GuerroAcum oră
  • Little disappointed you didn't mention at all CyanogenMod dropping OnePlus, which fundamentally changed how OnePlus phones software was developed.

    Michael BlunkMichael BlunkAcum oră
  • don't be a fan boy! you got me with that 😭

    Rotten SoulRotten SoulAcum 2 ore
  • Watching this from my one plus 3😏

    pol gpol gAcum 12 ore
  • It's getting so expensive period.

    lass1234lass1234Acum 13 ore
  • I have the op7t pro...one of the more bulkier phones...not too happy with it

    iceshiraiceshiraAcum 23 ore
  • Isn't that quote from Spider Man 1?

    Mark MerlinoMark MerlinoAcum o Zi
  • 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.

    Patrick KrottPatrick KrottAcum o Zi
  • The impolite security practically boil because himalayan therapeutically decide regarding a pink weight. clear, fearful fearless orchid

    Caren ShawneeCaren ShawneeAcum o Zi
  • Yes, another Red Chinese brand.

    SSSSSSAcum o Zi
  • can u sell ur 6t to me..plis?

    Ariff mustafarAriff mustafarAcum o Zi
  • Actually, vivo and OPPO are independent corporations, and OPPO owes oneplus and realme.

    John WongJohn WongAcum o Zi
  • 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

    LostInChinaLostInChinaAcum o Zi
  • *As I watch this on my OnePlus 6T*

    Sherica SmithSherica SmithAcum o Zi
  • 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.

    Kiki LangKiki LangAcum o Zi
  • Get a Moto g if you want a budget killer

    ArronArronAcum o Zi
  • I May Not Be A Fanboy Of A Phone Manufacturing Company, But Damn I'm A Fanboy Of A Qualcomm...😬

    Yang Sun TsukudaYang Sun TsukudaAcum o Zi
  • 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 🤣

    Seedless BangusSeedless BangusAcum o Zi
  • 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.

    Josh GaylordJosh GaylordAcum 2 Zile
    • 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

      Total2GamerzTotal2GamerzAcum o Zi
  • Their build quality was horrendous, and when they fell apart, there was no support for them. Typical chinese stuff.

    Atlas NetworkAtlas NetworkAcum 2 Zile
  • 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

    ginnayyyyginnayyyyAcum 2 Zile
  • "Dont be a fan of the company" Me watching this from my OnePlus 8: 😭

    ツchipodleツchipodleAcum 2 Zile
  • I wish HTC One series will make a comeback someday

    Jourden SandJourden SandAcum 2 Zile
  • 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?

    Drip N RipDrip N RipAcum 2 Zile
  • great presentation man. thx

    Deepak KumarDeepak KumarAcum 3 Zile
  • 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.

    Umaymah AbdullahiUmaymah AbdullahiAcum 3 Zile
  • I have the OnePlus 7Pro and I love it

    Isak sIsak sAcum 3 Zile
  • From Oneplus for many years to Poco X3 nfc lol

    SnoepoXSnoepoXAcum 3 Zile
  • 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.

    White GlassWhite GlassAcum 3 Zile
  • Amazing reveiw

    Omar HashimOmar HashimAcum 3 Zile
  • Marques, I think you wore your shirt front side back.

    random afrandom afAcum 3 Zile
  • 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.

    WwHhIiTtEeWwHhIiTtEeAcum 4 Zile
  • make more videos like these please so i can stop overthinking about these

    Arpan BiswasArpan BiswasAcum 4 Zile
  • And the price was great then

    zeezeebozeezeeboAcum 4 Zile
  • 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.

    Descript ODescript OAcum 4 Zile
    • 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

      myke marcelomyke marceloAcum 2 Zile
  • Hey

    265_Dhruv Puthawala265_Dhruv PuthawalaAcum 4 Zile
  • Good job

    gabriel silviugabriel silviuAcum 4 Zile
  • Hahaha you're phone is practically Oppo, mamang Marques lol

    vmaniacvmaniacAcum 4 Zile
  • 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

    the normal onethe normal oneAcum 4 Zile
  • Any business is in the market to make as much money as possible

    Mark FalsingMark FalsingAcum 4 Zile
  • OP is so overrated. Had op 6 at work and it was a pain to use.

    Jens JosefssonJens JosefssonAcum 5 Zile
  • I still think no one can touch OnePlus in performance to price ratio

    Vivek SharmaVivek SharmaAcum 5 Zile
  • 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

    Adam RainAdam RainAcum 5 Zile
  • Oneplus one still has its charm, that sandstone back, I still love it and have it in my collection!

    Kunsh AnandKunsh AnandAcum 5 Zile
  • 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.

    Ples RobertsonPles RobertsonAcum 5 Zile
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    korrick greenkorrick greenAcum 5 Zile
  • OnePlus skywalker eventually became Darth plus

    aSAD HollowaSAD HollowAcum 5 Zile
  • After the latest update my google pay stopped working? Anyone encountered this issue? Oneplus 6t here

    OlehOlehAcum 5 Zile
  • thats why i got the 7 flat and kept it so far

    1nt3rl0ck1nt3rl0ckAcum 5 Zile
  • Sssssssssssssss

    Paulo AndoniPaulo AndoniAcum 6 Zile
  • Like that classic intro style and music ! + Quality Vid on OnePlus, dam nostalgia!

    Mr HussainMr HussainAcum 6 Zile
  • 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.

    ermocrateermocrateAcum 6 Zile
  • 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.

    kyufailkyufailAcum 6 Zile
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    Delbert KopplinDelbert KopplinAcum 6 Zile
  • Boycott Oneplus (china🤬)

    R. P.R. P.Acum 6 Zile
  • 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.

    Larry BentleyLarry BentleyAcum 6 Zile
  • 4:37 dam you have so many phones a hole closet dam

    Jacob BaranowskiJacob BaranowskiAcum 7 Zile
  • 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.

    Rachel NoffkeRachel NoffkeAcum 7 Zile
  • Much enjoyed!

    Liz KundLiz KundAcum 7 Zile
  • Too bad where i live all these brands dont sell to us we mostly get apple and samsung

    Chuck NorresChuck NorresAcum 7 Zile
  • @Markquesbrownlee hello brother ...I need new phone can you give me 1plus 8 ....as a secondhand sale ....if you can, I really appreciate it 👍

    Yash PurohitYash PurohitAcum 7 Zile
  • This is not good company go for other flagship phone pixels and samsung

    Rishikesh SawarkarRishikesh SawarkarAcum 7 Zile
  • Preach MKBHD Preach.... Oneplus no more people's company.

    Cloud UnkonwnCloud UnkonwnAcum 7 Zile
  • I want to rob that closet😎😎😎

    RaiNyRaiNyAcum 7 Zile
  • the drawer full of phones hurts me real bad! give those away and save the planet

    faraz ahmadfaraz ahmadAcum 7 Zile
  • 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

    Svenn31Svenn31Acum 7 Zile
  • 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.

    Alvin LeewardAlvin LeewardAcum 7 Zile
  • 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

    Patrick LloydPatrick LloydAcum 7 Zile
  • Oneplus 9 leaks are blowing my mind oneplus is a top quality android company the oneplus 9 looks like pretty focused phone

    TherealgamingdealTherealgamingdealAcum 7 Zile
  • Xiaomi it is

    Lobster JohnsonLobster JohnsonAcum 7 Zile
  • 3:31 whatta legendary set

    That's what that wasThat's what that wasAcum 7 Zile
  • feel like a 9 min ad

    jojie salagan riveraljojie salagan riveralAcum 8 Zile
  • 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!

    Warren Harper JrWarren Harper JrAcum 8 Zile
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    Delila MctagueDelila MctagueAcum 8 Zile
  • Oneplus has the right idea. 1. Make a Flagship Killer OnePlus (Number) 2. Make a Flagship OnePlus (Number)+Pro

    James CarbonJames CarbonAcum 8 Zile
  • Nice workplace!

    Tequila TruthTequila TruthAcum 8 Zile
  • OnePlus replaced HTC

    James CarbonJames CarbonAcum 8 Zile
  • 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..

    thyristorthyristorAcum 8 Zile
  • 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.

    deep janideep janiAcum 8 Zile
  • That intro music hit me right in *the feels*

    Giorgos ZafirisGiorgos ZafirisAcum 8 Zile
  • 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.

    MacrovMacrovAcum 8 Zile
  • dark mode 😎

    suraj adhikarisuraj adhikariAcum 8 Zile
  • I have a OnePlus 8. When I tell people they're like"so a samsung or apple?"

    Cole OlszewskiCole OlszewskiAcum 8 Zile
    • @namcicle it is

      Cole OlszewskiCole OlszewskiAcum 7 Zile
    • Thats quite annoying, isnt it? I can relate XD

      namciclenamcicleAcum 7 Zile
  • 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

    The BlenkThe BlenkAcum 8 Zile
  • 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)

    Suzanne OttenSuzanne OttenAcum 8 Zile
  • 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!

    Rebecca StillRebecca StillAcum 8 Zile
  • 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.

    ssengkkyssengkkyAcum 8 Zile
  • Boycott one plus

    abhishek malujaabhishek malujaAcum 8 Zile
  • I used it and it is a garbage phone.

    Love LearningLove LearningAcum 8 Zile
  • MKBHD should start a new OnePlus one type phone

    Dr Javed AlikhanDr Javed AlikhanAcum 8 Zile
  • Watching this video on a OnePlus 2, lamenting that phones like this, or like the OnePlus 1, aren't OnePlus' thing anymore, but happy that the brand is seeing success

    Bronze CactusBronze CactusAcum 8 Zile
  • One plus 7 pro love it. No notch for the win

    Rubeno_24Rubeno_24Acum 8 Zile
  • Woah, phone drawer

    Carter FeldmanCarter FeldmanAcum 8 Zile
  • What other brands do you recommend?

    Kevin RosaKevin RosaAcum 8 Zile
  • One plus is a cult.

  • it's mainstream in Asia.. where the majority of the market is..

    Greg DGreg DAcum 9 Zile
  • Mkbhd: People have 2 reactions to one plus: 1. What's One Plus? 2. Oh cool, I've got one too! He forgot the third reaction: Soooo, does the mean you have a 9 pro?

    L WhitehurstL WhitehurstAcum 9 Zile
  • it was good now they are shit

    Jakob TomaJakob TomaAcum 9 Zile
  • Any chance of you giving them away then haha (just kidding) . Ps : keep slaying

    lakshya singhlakshya singhAcum 9 Zile
  • What about when ppl ask you in fake life

    Good GuyGood GuyAcum 9 Zile