OnePlus now accepting donations in lieu of phone smashing

The OnePlus One looks like a promising device, but its maker’s marketing campaign is more than questionable. Let’s face it, OnePlus’ Smash the Past promotion was a terrible idea. It’s bad for the environment, wastes good phones and worst of all it may be a financial loss for its winners. However, it appears that OnePlus has come to its senses. Today, the Oppo Electronics subsidiary announced that it will now give participants the option to smash or donate their phone to Medic Mobile if they’re selected to receive one of the first 100 OnePlus Ones. 

So far the OnePlus One has received a positive buzz, but the biggest controversy surrounding the “flagship killer” is its awful marketing program. Why smash a $700 device for a $300 phone? If you’re not familiar with what this $300 device has to offer, check out its specs below.

  • 5.5-inch LTPS IPS with TOL 1080p display
  •  2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 3,100mAh battery
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 13-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • Android 4.4 KitKat (CyanogenMod 11S)