OnePlus One is new, stylish, and powerful, but what grabs attention is its affordable price. it is a great bet for those who wish to have a high-end smartphone at a budgeted price.
OnePlus One, The name might sound confusing, but the specs aren’t.
In fact, OnePlus, the manufacturer, who unveiled itself at the fag-end of 2013, is all set to take the industry by storm by its killer flagship, the OnePlus One. This smartphone is reportedly at par or probably more powerful than Samsung Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8 in most of its functionalities. Not only are its configurations phenomenal, but the price is also mind-boggling, which is almost half of its rivals, thus keeping customers guessing with a host of questions, such as, how does the company manage to offer such high-end specs at a reasonably low price, or are there any hidden down sides to the device, or why are other brands charging so much for the same specs? Based on the available reviews, the handset so far promises of an amazing performance, with a few minor glitches.
Design & Built
Wrapped in a magnesium chassis, and donning an elegant yet understated look, the OnePlus One has a large body, but is super-thin and light. Available in sandstone black and silk white, OnePlus offers style swap exchangeable rear covers of unique styles including silk, sandstone, denim, bamboo, and kevlar.
Sporting a Full HD 5.5-inch display, with stunning 1920×1080 pixels resolution, and 401 ppi density, the device houses the most powerful processor, the Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 801, clocking at 2.3 GHZ. Backed by a mighty 3 GB of RAM, the handset runs Android 4.4 garnished with the subtle and flat CyanogenMod 11S program. The mobile comes loaded with a host of exciting OnePlus One apps, such as, Voice Wakeup, On Screen Gestures, and more. Other OnePlus One features include down-firing stereo speakers, 178 degree viewing angles, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, theme technology, easy switching between capacitive & on-screen buttons, and more.
The device reportedly comes in two memory variants of 16 GB and 64 GB. However, it does not have any scope of expanding the memory.
The handset comes packed with a 13 MP shooter at the rear end with 6 lenses and a wide f/2.0 aperture from Sony, with outstanding functionalities such as 4K video recording, slow motion recording at 720p, image stabilization, and dual LED flash. The smartphone also flaunts a 5 MP front-facing camera, with an extra-wide angle of 80 degrees, for clicking high-quality selfies.
Connectivity options offered by the phone are 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.1, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS.
OnePlus One boasts of a whopping 3100 mAh of battery.
The expected price of OnePlus One is approximately INR 18,000.
With an expected launch of OnePlus One in the second half of 2014, the device is likely to give competitors a run for their money. However, the final verdict is possible only once the smartphone hits the Indian stores.