OnePlus is a chinese company that became famous last year when they released their flagship phone, the OnePlus One. It was wildly popular because it had great specifications at such a low price. This year Oneplus did it even better but did Oneplus cut some corners to achieve an astounding price?
The OnePlus 2 is crafted using aluminum, high quality glass and a removable back cover. The device feels amazing in the hand even at it large size. It manges to pack a huge display into a compact and thin body. The removable back plates can be swapped in and out until you find the one that suits you. The back covers come in wooden, Carbon fibre and sandpaper. Each back cover feels premium but our favourite is the apricot wood variant found second from the left in the picture above. Altogether Oneplus has built a phone that thin, light and premium.
The OnePlus 2 houses a 1080p display with a pixel density of 401 ppi. Its big,bright and colourful. The display is also easy on battery which is always good to see. The display can even be used when its not lit. Draw custom symbols that you set up and it will perform a task like turning on the flash or opening the camera. Altogether the display on the OnePlus 2 is great even adding some cool features.
OnePlus has packed the OnePlus 2 with great internals. With a Snapdragon 810 and Adreno 430 the OnePlus 2 handles any task you throw at it. Oneplus has also bundled 4GB of RAM. Multi-Tasking is super with the OnePlus 2 but we would have liked OnePlus to take better advantage of the RAM. Gaming is excellent on the OnePlus 2. The device not heat up more than any other device under heavy usage. Altogether the Oneplus 2 is amazingly fast for such a good price.
The OnePlus 2 comes with a 13MP OIS camera. Dual LED flashes help in low light but they wont be needed much due to the excellent low-light shots produced from the OnePlus 2. It can even take 2k video that's smooth and clear. Photos are clear, bright and vivid during the day whilst night photos are also very good. A laser auto-focus system helps the Oneplus 2 focus very fast. The camera app itself is good and can be activated even when the phone is asleep. Altogether the camera on the OnePlus 2 is great and we couldnt ask for it to be better.
Battery,Speaker and More
The OnePlus 2 manages to house a 3300 mAh battery in such a thin package. The battery lasts very long even while gaming. Stand-By times are excellent. OnePlus has added USB-C charging technology which is a new reversible cable that will eventually replace Micro-USB. The only problem with the new cable is that currently fast charging is not possible meaning that it will take 2 hours to charge it from 0%. The bottom firing speaker on the OnePlus 2 is loud but thinny. Thankfully OnePlus lets you take full control of the speaker with a built in equalizer. Unfortunately OnePlus did not bundle NFC with the OnePlus 2 but it did bundle a finger print sensor that works even when the display is not lit
The OnePlus 2 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 with OnePlus' own skin Oxygen OS running on top of Android. The OS is fast and very customizable. The OS runs very smooth and packs lots of useful features. Altogether the software on the OnePlus 2 is great and will get eve better over time
The OnePlus 2 is one of the best phones this year with a great design, latest processor, Super camera, Finger print sensor and long battery-life for an amazing price it is a ''Flagship Killer'' after all.
We give the OnePlus 2 an 8.8/10