Should You Buy the OnePlus 2?

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Should You Buy the OnePlus 2?

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After months of leaks, speculations, announcement and hype, the OnePlus 2 is here, and like many, we had to watch the launch without the VR Cardboard, which was more like seeing a footage shot with fish-eye lens with motion sensors. Anyway, OnePlus says that the OnePlus 2 is going to be the flagship killer and with the price of Rs. 22,999 for the 16GB variant and  Rs. 24,999 for the 64GB variant. To help you decide whether the phone is worth a hole in your pocket, let’s take a look at the main factors made while purchasing a phone – performance, display, camera and notable features.

OnePlus One was criticised for overheating quickly and this time, the company seems to have taken care of it. The new OnePlus 2 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, which combined with thermal gel and graphite in the phone should take care of the overheating problem. The 1.8GHz octa-core 64-bit processor combined with 4GB of RAM is fast enough to run Facebook, Twitter and Clash of Clans simultaneously at the same time.

Although the processor is capable of 4K streaming, you won’t be able to view any 4K in its native resolution. The phone sports a 5.5 inch display with a 1080p resolution. While it is natural to expect a 4K display in this age, it is also important to note that a 1080p display is more than enough at 5.5 inch. Higher resolutions are better experienced on large screens, such as TV or computer displays. The picture may be clearer at 4K but even 1080p provides good viewing experience.

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The phone uses the Type-C USB port, which is good because it is a reversible port that can take care of power, data transfers, and display output. Being slim and compatible with almost every device with standard USB ports relieves customers of four or six connecting ports. It reduces the demand of the system’s space and gives manufacturers freedom to trim down the size of machines and, hence, weight. Moreover, OnePlus 2 uses a lightweight aluminium alloy, so the phone should not feel like a clunky device in your hands.

OnePlus 2 sports a 13MP rear camera with sensor pixel size of 1.3 micron pixels. While OnePlus has retained the same megapixels, by increasing the sensor size it has improved the quality of the image. Put it this way, iPhone 5S used a sensor with 1.5 micron pixels and most standard phones use a sensor with 1.12 micron pixels.  Thus, your images will be captured faster, will be less blurred and even if you capture a photo in a dark environment, it won’t be a monstrosity. For selfie lovers, there is a 5MP front camera.

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The phone can be customised using OnePlus’ StyleSwap covers available in four variants – Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood, and Kevlar. According to reviews so far, the covers can be swapped without any hassle. Also, there is a new feature called the ‘alert slider’. It is a button on the side of the phone that toggles between three notification profiles – ‘None’, ‘Priority’ and ‘All’. The button was added on the suggestion of a Reddit user. The phone has a 3,300 mAh non-removable battery and runs on Android 5.1 with OxygenOS.

For those disappointed with the display, do not worry. Adding 4K resolution would’ve only added to its cost and moreover, streaming 4K content consumes a lot of data. Given that OnePlus has improved the overall design of OnePlus 2, it is worth its value.

The OnePlus 2 will be available in India from August 11.

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  • Tushar Shinde
  • Vipin Meshram

    definitely with that Kevlar swap cover

  • Sachin Balan

    No NFC, No Wireless Charging, No thanks you. I will settle with something better as LG G4.


    Seems like article has been corrected. Deleting my previous comment.

  • Sarang Sharma

    S6 has worst battery life too

  • Sarang Sharma

    I dont need wireless charging … I dont need super amoled i am happy with oneplus screen i have owned many samsung in past and amoleds have worst colours

  • Ayush Kothari

    I hate Cyanogen OS ……..
    And does One plus have enough service centres ?

  • Ayush Kothari

    Its dual sim …..

  • Ayush Kothari

    S6 has Super Amoled display and NFC …fast charging ….wireless charging and world’s best processor.

  • Ayush Kothari

    I would suggest Samsung S6 if u have One plus one or even two …..

  • Vimal Chaunkaria

    They need to consider budget aswell

  • Rushikesh Ajmere
  • Sunmith Shetty

    What do u suggest?

  • Waasif Jumani

    Sunmith Shetty

  • Bee Vang
  • Sarang Sharma

    If you have oneplus one then no. If you have samsung or anyother phone then yes

  • Raj Gandhi


  • Atharv Yaduvanshi


  • Atharv Yaduvanshi

    Great phone but disappointed at 3 points a lil bit..
    1. Looks– Front is awsm but the rearU0001f61e
    2. Screen– I know thr is not a huge difference between FHD and QHD in daily usage but QHD makes phone future ready.
    3. Cynogen mod– No comments U0001f621U0001f621I wish it have the dual boot

  • Better Specs with nice combination of Power and Security and Design….. Love to Have One..

  • Shashank Sharma

    right folks

  • Viren Chugh

    I would still prefer the OnePlus one!

  • Durga Srinivas Betha

    Better design in look, Quad HD Display, 16 to 20 mp cam, Quick Charging and above 500 ppi pixel density. The only thing I liked is finger print and Dual sim. And SD 810 is history now it’s time for 820 @Siddhant Pathak

  • Siddhant Pathak

    And what were your expectation?

  • Durga Srinivas Betha

    Oneplus Two is not as I expected. Waste

  • Fazil Muhammed


  • Mustaq Ahmed

    Oh that bloody invite system!

  • Supratim

    It has dual nano 4g sim

  • Imran Ahmed

    Its only mentiond on gsmarena. Except that nowhere it is mentioned. Not even on official site.

  • Vibhaw Kumar

    Dual sim 4g…. Bro!!

  • Rahul Jumani

    I am ready to buy oneplus two because it has oxygen OS 5.1… unlike cyanogen which was unstable and gave many problem on my oneplus one.

  • Imran Ahmed

    Is it dual sim or single sim? Anyone got any idea?

  • Anikét Singh

    In which year?!

  • Muhammad Qasim Naeem

    well i think one plus one is better

  • Salman Pasha