Interested in the OnePlus 2 but not so keen on the idea of dealing with the company’s invite system? Just like last year, OppoMart is offering an alternative solution to waiting in virtual line, but just like with the OPO — there’s a few catches involved.
First is the pricing. OppoMart currently only lists the OP2 black 64GB model, priced at $459, a premium of about $70 over what you’d pay if you got the phone directly from OnePlus. Second, this is the Chinese version of the phone, which will differ slightly in terms of software and hardware. While the same overall specs and Oxygen OS-based software will apply, there will be regional changes, and you’ll want to verify that the phone will play nicely with your particular carrier/region.
OppoMart says the device will work on the following bands: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz , WCDMA: Bands: 850/900/1900/2100MHz, and LTE FDD: Bands: 2100/1800/2600MHz. Obviously you’ll want to double check for support before biting the bullet.
Finally, it must also be said that OppoMart has a somewhat mixed reputation. Please keep this in mind before deciding whether or not to pick up the device through OppoMart. It is also unclear what kind of warranty you’ll get here, especially since you’re buying a Chinese model and essentially importing it to a different region. That means if something goes wrong with the phone, you may be left unprotected.