OnePlus One Vs OnePlus 2 : What’s the Real Difference?
The day has finally arrived. OnePlus has released their highly-anticipated follow up to their 2014 OnePlus One, the OnePlus 2. The launch event was showcased exclusively through Virtual Reality technology via specially designed OnePlus VR headsets. All this while, the Chinese start-up had been releasing teasers and trailers to keep their fans occupied ahead of the launch today. These, served the purpose, and managed to create the desired hype.
First, let us see have a quick look at how the OnePlus 2 fares against its elder brother, the OnePlus One.
|Display||5.5-inch LTPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3||5.5-inch TPS LCD in cell, Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Resolution||1080×1920 pixels, 401 ppi||1080×1920 pixels, 401 ppi|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801||Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 v2.1|
|Processor||Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 430|
|RAM||3 GB||3/4 GB LPDDR4 RAM|
|Storage||16/64 GB||16/64 GB|
|Rear Camera||13 MP Sony Exmor IMX214 camera with f/2.0 aperture||13 MP with OIS, 1.35 sensor size and fast laser focus and f/ 2.0 aperture|
|Rear Camera Video||2160p at 30fps, 2160p(DCI) at 24fps, 1080p at 60fps, 720p at 120fps, HDR, stereo sound recording||2160p at 30fps, 2160p(DCI) at 24fps, 1080p at 60fps, 720p at 120fps, HDR, stereo sound recording|
|Front Camera||5 MP||5 MP|
|Front Camera Video||1080p at 30fps||1080p at 30fps|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery|
|Operating System||CyanogenMod 12||Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Oxygen OS|
|Connectivity||SIM: MicroWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspotBluetooth v4.1, A2DP with A-GPS, GLONASSNFC, microUSB v2.0, USB Host||SIM: DualWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DPGPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Radio FM,microUSB v2.0, Type-C reversible connector
|Miscellaneous||Available in Silk White, Sandstone Black colours;||Fingerprint sensor, Reversible USB Type-C Charger|
|Price||Rs 21, 999||Rs 22,999/24,999|
As we can see in the spec sheet above, there is not much difference between the One and 2. Most of the specs including the screen size, resolution, storage and camera. The OnePlus 2, although, stands out in the terms of its processor and RAM. OnePlus 2 is also the first OnePlus device to feature a Type-C USB port and a fingerprint sensor, that can store five unique fingerprints.
Camera-wise the megapixel number may not have budged, however the company has added an array of useful sensors. The OnePlus 2 comes with a sensor pixel size of 1.3 microns that makes it up to 35% larger than standard smartphone cameras. The new Laser Focus feature also helps to take clear shots in less that 0.3 seconds. It also features the coveted OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), which has been previously seen in the iPhone 6 Plus.
Just like the specs, the price also barely sees a change. The company had announced that the new handset will not cross more than the price of Rs. 28,500 ($450). Honoring that promise, OnePlus revealed the final launch price of the new OnePlus 2 as Rs. 22,999 for the 16GB variant and Rs. 24,999 for the 64GB variant.
We think the upgraded design and the new camera, RAM, reversible chargerm and fingerprint scanner may be worth the amount, but we’ll only give our final verdict after our full review. Watch this space for more on the new OnePlus 2.