5 Things the OnePlus 2 Should Have Had

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The OnePlus 2 officially arrived today, and at first glance, it is worth the price. Still, like many who complain about The Avengers for being incomplete, there are some who wish OnePlus 2 could have been more than it is.

We look at 5 things that OnePlus could have included in its flagship killer (their words, not ours):

4K Display

OnePlus went with 1080p display for the OnePlus 2, citing it enough for viewing experience. Although 1080p resolution makes for a good viewing experience, 4K display adds more clarity and livens up the picture. Remember Sony Xperia Z series? If you ever watched the 4K trailer for The Amazing Spider Man 2  on a Xperia Z, the 4K resolution makes the trailer look full of life, not to forget the smoothness with which it plays. OnePlus could’ve used the advantage of Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, but it didn’t. The upside to this is  – the 1080p display might’ve helped keep its cost down.


NFC: While not huge, NFC has become important over the years. NFC could’ve allowed users to pay directly from the phone, connect accessories, transfer files and much more. Seems like a missed opportunity for OnePlus. At the India launch, the company claimed that the product has been made after conducting extensive research from consumers. Apparently, the data collected showed that not many users were inclined on using the NFC feature.

Open Sale System

OnePlus Invites

OnePlus faced criticism for this last time and the company faces it again, this year. Invites are dreadful; they may arrive late, may be expired and above all, it is hard to score one in the first place. For example, the company said that regular visitors on its forums would be favoured. OnePlus has to find a better way for the registration process.

More Storage Options

It’s unfair. OnePlus offers OnePlus 2 in two variants: 16GB/64GB. While those with 64GB may have no problem with storage, those with 16GB will be banging their heads against the wall. The company can introduce an expandable storage option in the lower variants. Or it can do the alternate: make the 32GB the lowest model, just like Apple did. This should satisfy users with storage problems.

Wireless and Quick Charging

one plus 2 USB

Since smartphone companies have failed to provide us with long-lasting batteries, they should be focusing on making sure that charging a device is quick and easy.

Any other feature you wished the OnePlus 2 had? Feel free to leave a comment below.

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Sachin Balan

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

Shriyansh Maniar

Also an ir blaster.

Vishal Pal

.igyaan logo

Abhinav Kagdiyal

megapixels don’t matter look at iphone 6 one of the best camera out there

Jugal Gala

4k display is a waste of battery and processing power.
Who uses NFC when you have WiFi direct! Android pay is far from becoming mainstream anyway.
There is an easy mod to add wireless charging to any phone whose back can be opened. But yeah, wireless charging should have been there.
An open sales system removes the element of uniqueness from the device.
Handling an external SD card storage option makes ROM development a tad bit more complex.


IR Port and at least an Water repellent coating.

Nikhar Juneja

These all features are useless ..! The company already said that 4k display is not needed .. 2k works best for our smartphones . cmon .. U should get a tv instead …

Karthikeyan Prem

and igyaan logo in the back side

Ayush Kumar

i’m using 5.5 inch 720p display from 8-9 months no issue with me :| and please stop. doing should have had it’s already God of mobiles :p i only think it’s basic model should have had 32GB :)

Gohar Munir

Aryan Chopra if only more people knew :/ I don’t know how many times I’ve had to explain this to people :/

Smit Bangare

And also cyanogen 12 osU0001f629

Goutham Msdian

then it should not be 389$

Kartikay Sharma

1080p is perfect even 720 is(i6)… I can live with less ppi in return of better gpu performance

Sai Abhijat

A better processor?

Rohan Sonawane

Your “should” says it all

Tanuj Kapoor

4k display under 25k !!! are you serious iGyaan ??

Ronak Kothari

This is just stupid

Prem Kalantri

Its just impossible to convince every1 in the world
What else did you expect ?
100$ ?
Gold coins in box ?
Why 4K ask for 8K display

Muhammad Saad Arif

Don’t mind me just making useless posts to fish for views on website

Aryan Chopra

Megapixels don’t matter, the sensor does.

Kashish Khandelwal

Oh c’mon.. Be practical! It offers the best bang for the buck!

Karan Kapoor

Gold body as well, right?

Tushar Ganeriwal

disappointed :( it should be 16MP