OnePlus has had some pretty unusual contests in the past, some more infamous than others. There was the phone smashing contest that saw people destroy their phones without even knowing the entry criteria, and then there was the contest that was for women only and required them to take photos of themselves with a OnePlus logo. OnePlus’ latest contest probably belongs in the bin of slightly misguided contests as the Chinese manufacturer is offering 50 people the opportunity to trade in their Samsung Galaxy handset for a OnePlus 2 i.e. either the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge or Galaxy S6.
The obvious flaw with the contest is that all of these Samsung handsets can cost up to twice as much as the OnePlus 2 in some markets, and we’re interested to know why OnePlus is only targeting Samsung devices with this contest instead of just all flagships, iPhone included. Obviously, we can’t fault OnePlus completely as the “donated” phones do go to charity Hope Phones, but it’s an obvious targeted campaign at Samsung that doesn’t quite hit the right note. Again.
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