Last week OnePlus ended its Smash the Past contest in which it sought 100 people to smash their current smartphone, film it, then stick it on YouTube for the chance to buy the flagship-killing OnePlus One smartphone for just $1. Phone smash videos have already begun appearing on YouTube, and some may have jumped the gun a little. Here are some of our favourite OnePlus One Phone Smash videos so far. See also: OnePlus One hands-on review
The OnePlus One phone is a premium-spec smartphone with a budget price tag ($299/€269/£229 16GB model). OnePlus' motto is 'Never settle', and it's easy to see why. The OnePlus One phone bests the Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One, running a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 graphics and 3GB of RAM. It also features a higher-capacity - if non-removable - 3100mAh battery (beaten only by the Sony Xperia Z2's 3200mAh), a larger 5.5in full-HD touchscreen, and a 13Mp Sony Exmor IMX214 13Mp camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash. The front camera is primed for selfies at 5Mp, while video recording stretches to 4k with 120fps slow-motion available at 720p. But would you smash your phone for it? These people would. See also: What is the OnePlus One phone?
Best OnePlus One Phone Smash videos: Samsung Galaxy S5 potato gun
everything4ipod strapped its Samsung Galaxy S5 to a tree, then shot it at close range with what it calls a 'potato gun'. (Looks like some sort of crazy rocket launcher to us.) This one looks like fun even without the promise of a new OnePlus One smartphone. See also: Best smartphones of 2014.
Best OnePlus One Phone Smash videos: iPhone roadkill
Cepren wasn't content with reversing over his iPhone, so he snapped it in half in his bare hands, then scattered the crumpled remains on the ground. A fitting burial. Also see: Inside the OnePlus One phone - what the specs don't tell you.
Best OnePlus One Phone Smash videos: Two iPhones are better than one
Simone Messaggi cut his iPhone in two using a rotary tool. Is this the first glimpse of the iPhone mini? Read more about the possibility of a OnePlus One mini, a OnePlus One tablet, and a OnePlus Two phone.
Best OnePlus One Phone Smash videos: So unloved, Nokia
This video from hitardo in which a Nokia E52 is smashed to death with a spanner is great simply because no-one cares about its untimely demise. We'd smash a Nokia E52 with a spanner just for fun. In fact, we're more concerned about the hole they left in the brick below.
Best OnePlus One Phone Smash videos: Track to no return
Oh Francesco De Rosa, hasn't anyone ever told you not to play on the train tracks? You should have taken notice of them; you might still have a phone.
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