The OnePlus 2, arguably the most anticipated smartphone of 2015, has been listed on Lazada’s Philippine website for a reasonable price of P21,799 (for the higher-end 4GB RAM version), which isn’t too far off from its official price of $389 (around P17,800). When you factor in shipping, import duties, and taxes, not to mention the fact that you don’t have to jump through hoops to secure an invite, the deal sounds almost too good to be true.
The OnePlus 2 for P21,799 sounds almost too good to be true. And it is; because as compelling as the phone is on paper, it doesn’t come with any local warranty.
And, much to my disappointment, it is; because as compelling as the OnePlus 2 is on paper, it doesn’t come with any local warranty whatsoever, meaning if anything bad happens to your shiny new gadget, for whatever reason, you can’t rely on anyone else to fix it without running the risk of falling into the rabbit hole that is DIY repair. I probably don’t need to tell you this, but the line between a warranty-less mobile device and an expensive paperweight is vanishingly thin.
If you don’t mind venturing into warranty-less territory, you’ll likely find the OnePlus 2 to be one of the most powerful and feature-rich phones you can buy today without breaking the bank. It has earned a lot of positive press recently, with many reviewers citing its fast performance, premium feel, and unbeatable price as its greatest strengths.
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OnePlus 2 hands-on video from Pocketnow