Big specs, small cost: is the OnePlus One the ultimate smartphone?

We're still searching for the trade-off

OnePlus One hands on video

When the OnePlus One landed on our desks, we were a little bit wary. Top-end specs combined with an ultra-low price tag – surely there had to be a trade-off somewhere?

Well, if there is, we've yet to find it. With a Galaxy S5-rivalling 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, 3GB of RAM to match the Sony Xperia Z2 and a price that undercuts the

The only "catch", if you can really call it that, is that the OnePlus One comes running the community-driven CyanogenMod over the top of the latest version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Although the software will be familiar to anyone acquainted with Google's homegrown OS, it offers a greater depth of customisation options beyond what you'd expect from your typical Android affair.

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You'll find everything else you need to know about the OnePlus One and what we make of it in our in-depth hands-on video below.