OnePlus 2 – A Big Plus in Android Smartphones

  • Overall Rating

  • Performance

  • Features

  • Price

Price: ₹ 24999

Key Specs

    5.5 inches (Large) Full HD, Gorilla Glass, Octa Core, 1.8 GHzSnapdragon 810
    4 GB RAM ,13 MP Primary,Dual LED Flash, 5 MP Front , 3300 mAh, Li-Polymer , 64 GB, Non-expandable ,Fingerprint sensor, Dual SIM

Pros: Good performance, superior features

Cons: No earphones in the box,heating on calling

Bottomline: OnePlus 2 is a phone with stunning design and powerful features, and while the smartphone performance is good it does heat up occasionally.

OnePlus launched another flagship phone that is OnePlus 2. We know that OnePlus One was a huge surprise when they announced the price and features of the phone. Now the company is all set to showcase OnePlus 2 in the Indian market. 

OnePlus 2

 

Robust design with bright vivid display

On the front of the device, you find a sleek pane of black glass without any logo and three bottoms just beneath the display. The outer frame is crafted from alloy of aluminum and magnesium–aluminum makes it light weight and magnesium is responsible for the strong frame.The smartphone has an Alert Slider key on the left edge that integrates with Android’s notification settings. With the help of this key users can switch between 3 different profiles as per their need: All notifications, Priority interruptions and Alarms. It has a sandstone black cover at the back which similar to the one in OnePlus One.

OnePlus also offers choice of stylish vibrant look covers that include wood built Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood and Kevlar. These covers provide an elegant design finish. The smartphone has speakers that is drilled on the bottom edge like iPhone, and volume rockers and power keys are on the right edge. It has a Micro USB charging port of the new USB Type-C standard, which lets you plug in the charger regardless of its orientation.

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OnePlus 2

 

The device has a good grip and although the sandstone cover is smudge resistant but the front black glass is prone to fingerprints and smudges.

OnePlus 2

This handset has a HD 5.5-inch IPS in cell display screen which is visible even in direct sunlight, with a good viewing angle of 178 degrees. The screen is highly sensitive to touch and response with even a slight touch. The OnePlus 2’s display supports an impressive 1500:1 contrast ratio which makes every color more vibrant and realistic.

 

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High-res camera that captures every details

It packs a 5 MP front camera and 13 MP rear camera that takes images of 4128 x 3096 pixels, and has features like optical image stabilization, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, etc. The camera has various modes included: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, and HDR. With OnePlus 2, a user can capture videos in 720P, 1080P and also 4K videos. The quality of 4K videos is also superb and we did not find any noise. The camera took crisp and clear photos of objects in a day light and even in low light conditions.

 

OnePlus 2

Powerful hardware specs

It is available in two variants, Quad-core 1.56 GHz Cortex-A53 with 3 GB RAM & Quad-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 with 4 GB RAM and has Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor,Oxygen 2.0 OS based on Android OS 5.1.1 (Lollipop). The phones comes with 16 GB/64 GB ROM, without microSD. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Dual Nano SIM slot, Bluetooth etc.

OnePlus 2

OnePlus 2 has all arms to convert it into action, whether playing graphics intensive 3D games like Asphalt 8 or Dead trigger 2 and operating or switching between apps, the usability is smooth without any lag.

OnePlus 2

We tested this phone for different functions and the results are as under:

1) Calls and Basic functionality: While calling we have no issues like call drops. The voice is clear and loud.

2) Perfect Gesture control and Fingerprint recognition:The handset has some good gesture control which responded well like making “V” on screen to switch on the torch directly, making “O” for camera, Double tap to wake up the phone. Scanning fingerprint is a feature which we generally see is a flagship phones, It basically scan your fingerprint and you can unlock your phone by scanning the save fingerprint to the middle button at bottom of display.

3) On testing the phone on different Benchmarks we found the following results-

     a) Antutu 50843

     b) Quadrant 35330

     c) 3D Mark 23735

     d) Vellamo 3078

 

The smartphone has heating issues which we faced during long calls and heavy gaming. 

 

OnePlus 2

Average battery life

OnePlus 2 packs a non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery. On testing the battery life in our battery test (playing videos online via WiFi with full brightness and sound) we  found an average backup of 6 hours and 40 minutes.

 

OnePlus 2

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