Oneplus 5 128GB O2 £449.10 with student discount @ o2 instore
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Oneplus 5 128GB O2 £449.10 with student discount @ o2 instore

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Found 14th Jul 2017
Majority of O2 stores offer student discount for 10% on PAYG.

£15 top up is required if you are not an O2 customer

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    Everything above £350 for that phone is a joke.
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    How do u do so? I asked three days ago and was told student discount is not possible, how did you get them to do it
    Edited by: "fahed2000" 14th Jul 2017
    fahed2000

    How do u do so? I asked three days ago and was told student discount is … How do u do so? I asked three days ago and was told student discount is not possible, how did you get them to do it



    It's massively hit and miss. Some stores will some won't. Depends on the staff in the store and which way the wind is blowing that day. I gave up trying after trying 3 different stores when I bought my Oneplus 3t earlier in the year.
    I have asked 3 different ones in my area. No student discount.
    I'm a big fan of oneplus and have no hesitation in recommending the 3 or 3T. However, the 5 seems to have problems. Make sure you do a bit of research and satisfy yourself that it is a phone you want.
    Everything above £350 for that phone is a joke.
    Not worth this price
    ElgyVeeten

    Everything above £350 for that phone is a joke.


    humadoon

    Not worth this price



    Not really. The price is just right and is still far cheaper than most of the smartphones on the market. You're getting the top-end Snapdragon 835 and a choice of 6 or 8GB RAM - something where most OEMs still offer 4GB. You're getting one of, if not, the second best DXO rated camera in a smartphone on DXOMark complete with DOF sensor. Fingerprint, headphone jack, 1080p display, metal construction and decently big battery.

    In comparison, the S8 is £680 or there abouts and the camera doesn't rate as high as the OP5.

    So no, everything above £350 is fine for this phone.

    Everyone expects everything for cheap these days.
    ElgyVeeten

    Everything above £350 for that phone is a joke.

    humadoon

    Not worth this price



    S8 can be purchased for about £500 on Amazon Europe (many deals already posted on HUKD) - BTW I'm not a big fan of Samsung any more due to their ridiculous pricing tactics!
    mchu6am4

    S8 can be purchased for about £500 on Amazon Europe (many deals already … S8 can be purchased for about £500 on Amazon Europe (many deals already posted on HUKD) - BTW I'm not a big fan of Samsung any more due to their ridiculous pricing tactics!



    I mean, not everyone will buy from Amazon EU. Even at £500 its still a cheaper phone with a lot more to offer.

    I regret getting my S8 and not waiting.
    mchu6am4

    S8 can be purchased for about £500 on Amazon Europe (many deals already … S8 can be purchased for about £500 on Amazon Europe (many deals already posted on HUKD) - BTW I'm not a big fan of Samsung any more due to their ridiculous pricing tactics!



    The S8 is a crap phone aswell.
    Tried this but the store never offered with student discount.
    ritchiedrama2 h, 37 m ago

    The S8 is a crap phone aswell.

    In your opinion... I'm sure lots of people will say same about the 1+5...
    M0nk3h3 h, 44 m ago

    Not really. The price is just right and is still far cheaper than most of …Not really. The price is just right and is still far cheaper than most of the smartphones on the market. You're getting the top-end Snapdragon 835 and a choice of 6 or 8GB RAM - something where most OEMs still offer 4GB. You're getting one of, if not, the second best DXO rated camera in a smartphone on DXOMark complete with DOF sensor. Fingerprint, headphone jack, 1080p display, metal construction and decently big battery.In comparison, the S8 is £680 or there abouts and the camera doesn't rate as high as the OP5.So no, everything above £350 is fine for this phone.Everyone expects everything for cheap these days.


    Too bad this is all fantasy/paper specs. Sure, oneplus might have 6 or 8GB of RAM but what is the point when this is not utilised. Apps running in memory still close and have to restart anyway.

    DXO or not, actual tests show it's not better than S8 or LG6 especially in low light conditions. On top of that there is no OIS so video looks stuttery and worse than 3/3T.

    Also don't forget they inverted the screen position for some reason so you might experience jelly effect when scrolling.

    S8 costs between 500-550 depending on the offer.

    So yes, OP5 is not worth buying especially at the current price.

    M0nk3h3 h, 58 m ago

    Not really. The price is just right and is still far cheaper than most of …Not really. The price is just right and is still far cheaper than most of the smartphones on the market. You're getting the top-end Snapdragon 835 and a choice of 6 or 8GB RAM - something where most OEMs still offer 4GB. You're getting one of, if not, the second best DXO rated camera in a smartphone on DXOMark complete with DOF sensor. Fingerprint, headphone jack, 1080p display, metal construction and decently big battery.In comparison, the S8 is £680 or there abouts and the camera doesn't rate as high as the OP5.So no, everything above £350 is fine for this phone.Everyone expects everything for cheap these days.

    Does copy/paste make you proud instead of having a personal opinion? G6 is £330, Moto Z was £299, Axon 7 is below £300 so if you don't mind getting ripped off by OP that's your problem mate. SD835 and 8gb RAM means absolutely nothing since so many soc's like SD625, SD820/821 and the latest Kirin 955/960 offer the exact same day to day performance. I feel sorry for you really.
    funkybot43 h, 21 m ago

    Too bad this is all fantasy/paper specs. Sure, oneplus might have 6 or 8GB …Too bad this is all fantasy/paper specs. Sure, oneplus might have 6 or 8GB of RAM but what is the point when this is not utilised. Apps running in memory still close and have to restart anyway. DXO or not, actual tests show it's not better than S8 or LG6 especially in low light conditions. On top of that there is no OIS so video looks stuttery and worse than 3/3T.Also don't forget they inverted the screen position for some reason so you might experience jelly effect when scrolling. S8 costs between 500-550 depending on the offer. So yes, OP5 is not worth buying especially at the current price.

    Don't waste your time educating that jester mate, everybody who believes in DXO should be exiled from this planet.
    Edited by: "ElgyVeeten" 14th Jul 2017
    ElgyVeeten

    Everything above £350 for that phone is a joke.

    humadoon

    Not worth this price


    S8 comes with so many accessories though not free . Samsung Dex lets you use phone like computer. Samsung VR and Gear watch and camera. S8 has also the best screen in the world, even the new iphone 8 is going to use it. Plus it has micro sd slot. What is the use of 8Gb ram when you cannot use it. Plus no usb 3.0 on Oneplus 5 so cannot output 4K video to TV directly or use USB C hubs now selling in the market which can all be used with S8.
    Edited by: "sam_of_london" 15th Jul 2017
    ElgyVeeten

    Does copy/paste make you proud instead of having a personal opinion? G6 … Does copy/paste make you proud instead of having a personal opinion? G6 is £330, Moto Z was £299, Axon 7 is below £300 so if you don't mind getting ripped off by OP that's your problem mate. SD835 and 8gb RAM means absolutely nothing since so many soc's like SD625, SD820/821 and the latest Kirin 955/960 offer the exact same day to day performance. I feel sorry for you really.



    You want my own opinion? You've just had it. I mean this could be me but I'd still trade my S8 for a OnePlus 3, the sheer battery life and power is far superior to my S8. Pahaha, Kirin is a joke of a SOC, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole - it's the reason they're cheaper. I like how you jump to a conclusion of a copy and paste job, I feel sorry for you really.

    sam_of_london

    S8 comes with so many accessories though not free . Samsung Dex lets you … S8 comes with so many accessories though not free . Samsung Dex lets you use phone like computer. r wSamsung VR and Geaatch and camera. S8 has also the best screen in the world, even the new iphone 8 is going to use it. Plus it has micro sd slot. What is the use of 8Gb ram when you cannot use it. Plus no usb 3.0 on Oneplus 5 so cannot output 4K video to TV directly or use USB C hubs now selling in the market which can all be used with S8.



    Oh you mean the dock that the majority of Samsung users aren't going to use (and that's coming from an S8 owner). VR is still pants really and we're still a long way off proper VR on mobiles. Micro SD slot isn't a viable argument anymore, give the record a rest. A hub on a smartphone, pahahaha, jesus. What next, you can argue you can use a hairdryer on your S8? 2014 called, they want their smartwatches back - Smartwatches are a dying fad. Outputting 4K to a TV, being tethered to a TV? No thanks. As for the display, well, bye bye battery life.

    And you claim the iPhone 8 will use the same screen, I mean I'd like a source at least to prove this? And a source they're releasing an iPhone "8" (8 being the main focus because it could well be a 7S). I mean they surprised us all releasing just an "iPad".

    ElgyVeeten

    Don't waste your time educating that jester mate, everybody who believes … Don't waste your time educating that jester mate, everybody who believes in DXO should be exiled from this planet.



    Care to enlighten us all?
    M0nk3h1 h, 7 m ago

    You want my own opinion? You've just had it. I mean this could be me but …You want my own opinion? You've just had it. I mean this could be me but I'd still trade my S8 for a OnePlus 3, the sheer battery life and power is far superior to my S8. Pahaha, Kirin is a joke of a SOC, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole - it's the reason they're cheaper. I like how you jump to a conclusion of a copy and paste job, I feel sorry for you really.Oh you mean the dock that the majority of Samsung users aren't going to use (and that's coming from an S8 owner). VR is still pants really and we're still a long way off proper VR on mobiles. Micro SD slot isn't a viable argument anymore, give the record a rest. A hub on a smartphone, pahahaha, jesus. What next, you can argue you can use a hairdryer on your S8? 2014 called, they want their smartwatches back - Smartwatches are a dying fad. Outputting 4K to a TV, being tethered to a TV? No thanks. As for the display, well, bye bye battery life.And you claim the iPhone 8 will use the same screen, I mean I'd like a source at least to prove this? And a source they're releasing an iPhone "8" (8 being the main focus because it could well be a 7S). I mean they surprised us all releasing just an "iPad".Care to enlighten us all?

    All I can see is that your getting your information from the wrong sources and not through experience, which is called blind fanboyism. Oneplus One days are over mate, remember that.
    M0nk3h

    You want my own opinion? You've just had it. I mean this could be me but … You want my own opinion? You've just had it. I mean this could be me but I'd still trade my S8 for a OnePlus 3, the sheer battery life and power is far superior to my S8. Pahaha, Kirin is a joke of a SOC, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole - it's the reason they're cheaper. I like how you jump to a conclusion of a copy and paste job, I feel sorry for you really.Oh you mean the dock that the majority of Samsung users aren't going to use (and that's coming from an S8 owner). VR is still pants really and we're still a long way off proper VR on mobiles. Micro SD slot isn't a viable argument anymore, give the record a rest. A hub on a smartphone, pahahaha, jesus. What next, you can argue you can use a hairdryer on your S8? 2014 called, they want their smartwatches back - Smartwatches are a dying fad. Outputting 4K to a TV, being tethered to a TV? No thanks. As for the display, well, bye bye battery life.And you claim the iPhone 8 will use the same screen, I mean I'd like a source at least to prove this? And a source they're releasing an iPhone "8" (8 being the main focus because it could well be a 7S). I mean they surprised us all releasing just an "iPad".Care to enlighten us all?


    Just read the news . Apple has paid billions to Samsung to use their infinity display. Apple will also hide the touch button below the display, and produce a phone without bezel like S8 . Even Essential phone by Andy Rubin is going to be without bezel. Big bezel phones like Oneplus 5 will soon belong to history.
    sam_of_london

    Just read the news . Apple has paid billions to Samsung to use their … Just read the news . Apple has paid billions to Samsung to use their infinity display. Apple will also hide the touch button below the display, and produce a phone without bezel like S8 . Even Essential phone by Andy Rubin is going to be without bezel. Big bezel phones like Oneplus 5 will soon belong to history.



    *sigh* it's not a solid source though is it, because these are just rumors, there's nothing set in concrete and we've yet to have the Apple keynote. I doubt Apple would "pay billions to Samsung to use their infinite display" either, the fact you believe clickbait articles is laughable.

    ElgyVeeten

    All I can see is that your getting your information from the wrong … All I can see is that your getting your information from the wrong sources and not through experience, which is called blind fanboyism. Oneplus One days are over mate, remember that.



    Hmm, not through experience, meaning what? I own a OnePlus 3 and currently own an S8, Having much more experience from the Galaxy S2, S4 and even iPhone, so why don't I have experience?

    Wrong sources, care to enlighten me?
    Edited by: "M0nk3h" 15th Jul 2017
    ElgyVeeten

    Does copy/paste make you proud instead of having a personal opinion? G6 … Does copy/paste make you proud instead of having a personal opinion? G6 is £330, Moto Z was £299, Axon 7 is below £300 so if you don't mind getting ripped off by OP that's your problem mate. SD835 and 8gb RAM means absolutely nothing since so many soc's like SD625, SD820/821 and the latest Kirin 955/960 offer the exact same day to day performance. I feel sorry for you really.



    Hey mate.
    Genuine question.. when and where is/was the LG G6 available for £330?
    Thanks,
    KKH
    kkh786

    Hey mate.Genuine question.. when and where is/was the LG G6 available for … Hey mate.Genuine question.. when and where is/was the LG G6 available for £330?Thanks,KKH

    Eglobalcentral, couple of threads here on hukd about it.
    Buying advice needed!

    I was on the verge of getting a OnePlus5 128gb today - for £449 (I have a £50 voucher to use on it) - and was looking to buy it outright, and then either keep my old unlimited 3G data sim only contract, or get their 20gb for £21 Sim Only deal... I currently have a Nexus 5 that is constantly switching on and off, so need to change soon, and liked the idea of the 128gb on board after the puny 16gb on the N5.

    I'd be using mainly for web browsing and podcast playing/music, especially through the speakers so it would need to be loud, and a solid battery as i'll be using it on the train daily - the 8gb sounds good, as does the processor, but it sounds like these aren't really utilised?

    Without all the x is crap stuff (as all of these phones are pretty good), is there anything else for £500 outright or under that might be better suited - I saw the Google Pixel XL for £499 in CPW and that looked decent, and I would've considered the G6 too - put off the S8 by the huge price and the number of reports of broken screens already.
    Original Poster
    mattk341018th Aug

    Buying advice needed!I was on the verge of getting a OnePlus5 128gb today …Buying advice needed!I was on the verge of getting a OnePlus5 128gb today - for £449 (I have a £50 voucher to use on it) - and was looking to buy it outright, and then either keep my old unlimited 3G data sim only contract, or get their 20gb for £21 Sim Only deal... I currently have a Nexus 5 that is constantly switching on and off, so need to change soon, and liked the idea of the 128gb on board after the puny 16gb on the N5.I'd be using mainly for web browsing and podcast playing/music, especially through the speakers so it would need to be loud, and a solid battery as i'll be using it on the train daily - the 8gb sounds good, as does the processor, but it sounds like these aren't really utilised?Without all the x is crap stuff (as all of these phones are pretty good), is there anything else for £500 outright or under that might be better suited - I saw the Google Pixel XL for £499 in CPW and that looked decent, and I would've considered the G6 too - put off the S8 by the huge price and the number of reports of broken screens already.

    I upgraded from the Nexus 5 to the 128GB model. Battery life is fantastic, 8 hours of SOT!

    If you like stock android with tweaks, super fast performance,good battery and a fantastic camera, you can't go wrong
    M0nk3h14th Jul

    Not really. The price is just right and is still far cheaper than most of …Not really. The price is just right and is still far cheaper than most of the smartphones on the market. You're getting the top-end Snapdragon 835 and a choice of 6 or 8GB RAM - something where most OEMs still offer 4GB. You're getting one of, if not, the second best DXO rated camera in a smartphone on DXOMark complete with DOF sensor. Fingerprint, headphone jack, 1080p display, metal construction and decently big battery.In comparison, the S8 is £680 or there abouts and the camera doesn't rate as high as the OP5.So no, everything above £350 is fine for this phone.Everyone expects everything for cheap these days.


    There are 6 phones with a DXO Mark rating higher than the Oneplus 5.
    I got one of these yesterday and am delighted with it. Despite the criticisms above I'm not convinced there's anything better for the money, there's certainly better phones, but this is incredibly fast, slim, lag free and battery life is brilliant. Coming from the Motorola Nexus 6 I had the only thing I occasionally miss is the much larger screen, but only when playing games.

    I also thought I might be able to help on the student discount thing. I had a ring around and you need to get the staff to try and put the item through the till to then be able to identify the discount, which the store we bought from were happy to do (although the staff member still needed help from the store manager).

    The key might be that it is a student discount; the only proof we needed in the end was some ID proving student status at a college (my son used his college photo ID), so not sure if NUS membership is sufficient?

    Even after being told by the manager of the store how to access the discount, the shop staff still needed help, so it's clearly not obvious on the tills. I suggest trying to ring the store I bought from to see if they can help explain what to do, if you don't get any joy. I've attached a pic of my receipt just to show it is still possible. I think it pays to be persistent but explain the process to the shop staff, as it's clear they don't all know about it.

    I was also offered the phone without a top-up, but I needed an O2 SIM anyway just for priority moments access, so took the £15.

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