And we begin… We start the first match-up of this year’s voting with what we’ve dubbed the “play-in” round, for the lack of a better term. A 25-item bracket isn’t the most visually pleasing, especially if you’re OCD, after all, so we needed to make it work.
At any rate, our first matchup is BlackBerry Classic vs. OnePlus X. Yes, the BlackBerry Classic is a tad older, it’s been out for well over a year now, but it is the most recent hardware refresh and runs BlackBerry 10. Sure, the Passport runs it as well, but this phone is newer and this is probably the latest smartphone we’ll see for the year, or longer. Sure, we’ll see more BlackBerry phones this year, but likely running Android like the Priv.
What about OnePlus X? The device isn’t the most powerful of the OnePlus family, that title goes to the One follow-up in the OnePlus 2. But I’d argue that the One Plus X looks and feels more premium than the more spec’d-out OnePlus 2. I’m a big fan of glass front/back designs. I get a tad excited when I see those features. One huge benefit it has is its price, too, and it’s one of the best phones in the $250 price point. It looks a heck of a lot more premium than its price suggests.
But how does the OnePlus X compare to the BlackBerry Classic? That’s for you to decide.
Vote below, and vote as often as you’d like. Have fun and be kind to each other.
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|March 17||BlackBerry Classic||vs||OnePlus X|
|March 18||Nexus 6P||vs||Sony Xperia Z5|
|March 19||Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||vs||OnePlus 2|
|March 20||Samsung Galaxy Note 5||vs||HTC One A9|
|March 21||Nexus 5X||vs||Sony Xperia Z5 Premium|
|March 22||iPhone 6S||vs||Microsoft Lumia 950|
|March 23||LG G5||vs||Samsung Galaxy S7|
|March 24||iPhone 6S Plus||vs||Nextbit Robin|
|March 25||HTC One M9||vs||Microsoft Lumia 950 XL|
|March 26||Motorola Droid Turbo 2||vs||Winner of March 17|
|March 27||Winner of March 18||vs||Winner of March 19|
|March 28||Xiamoi Mi 5||vs||Winner of March 20|
|March 29||Winner of March 21||vs||BlackBerry Priv|
|March 30||Huawei Mate 8||vs||Winner of March 22|
|March 31||Winner of March 23||vs||LG V10|
|April 1||Moto X Pure Edition||vs||Winner of March 24|
|April 2||Winner of March 25||vs||Motorola Droid Maxx 2|
Round 2 – Quarterfinals
|April 3||Winner of March 26||vs||Winner of March 27|
|April 4||Winner of March 28||vs||Winner of March 29|
|April 5||Winner of March 30||vs||Winner of March 31|
|April 6||Winner of April 1||vs||Winner of April 2|
|April 7||Winner of April 3||vs||Winner of April 4|
|April 8||Winner of April 5||vs||Winner of April 6|
|April 9||Winner of April 7||vs||Winner of April 8|