The OnePlus One 16GB model costs $299 or GBP229 officially. That is super affordable by flagship standards. Basically, we are looking at one third the cost of many other flagship smartphones in the market.
This weekend, Noni and I explored the cost of purchasing and shipping a OnePlus One smartphone to Nigeria. The result is shocking. Living in a pariah nation is expensive business. You see, OnePlus does not ship directly to Nigeria, so you have to get someone to make the purchase and ship first to the UK or some other “friendly” country. Then, there will be a second leg of shipping to get the device into your hands here in Nigeria.
The 16GB will cost you a total of N86,000, shipping inclusive, if you are resident in Nigeria to get the OnePlus One 16GB model. No; that is not exactly affordable from the Nigerian perspective. Not by a long shot.
I leave you with the words of Noni:
You better really, really want that phone and intend to keep it in a frame.
I agree. If you really do want it that badly, the One can be purchased without an invite every Tuesday on the official OnePlus One webpage.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.