OnePlus 2 Full Specification Hands-on and Price

OnePlus 2 Full Specification Hands-on and Price

OnePlus 2 launch : OnePlus is launching it’s second version of its flagship mobile called OnePlus 2 or OnePlus two through VR as it is the worlds first product launch to do so.

Users can download the OnePlus VR launch app from Google play store here.

OPt_001-2OnePlus 2 Full Specification Hands-on and Price

The company first phone drew plaudits for delivering the specs and experience that compete with some of the best in the industry at a mere $300 price point. The OnePlus 2 is largely cut from the same cloth, with a slightly higher price of $329 for the 16GB version, or $389 for a more generous (and powerful) 64GB model, but more for your money. OnePlus is calling it a killer and certainly, with a new iPhone or top-end Samsung device costing $800-plus, the pricing is pretty lethal.

The device keeps the same 5.5-inch screen as the original, and this time around is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor from Qualcomm. The camera specs remain the same too — 13-megapixels on the back and five-megapixels on the front — but now includes autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization, and an f/2.0 aperture, which improves shots in low light among other things.

The device’s battery is bumped up to 3,300mAh, and the OnePlus 2 includes dual-SIM, a fingerprint scanner and — of course — it runs the company’s Oxygen version of Android out of the box. (The OnePlus ran Cyanogen, but — following a legal scrap — OnePlus develop its own OS, which is available as an optional download for the original device.)

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Camera-wise, don’t be fooled by the same 13-megapixel and f/2.0 specs, because the real upgrade lies within the pixel density: a generous 1.3um instead of the common but smaller 1.12um for this resolution, meaning it’s more capable in dark environments and therefore fewer blurry shots. In addition to that, the new camera is assisted by optical image stabilization, laser focus plus dual-LED flash. It’s no wonder the OnePlus 2 is almost 1mm thicker and 0.46 ounces heavier; but who cares, right? Admittedly, the lowering of the camera looks funny and will take some getting used to, but it’s designed that way so that your fingers are less likely to block the lens. On the other side of the phone, there’s a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for those who seek to satisfy their selfie needs.

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Another upside is that USB Type-C port: few other smartphones have it, and even those are rarely available outside of Asia. The OnePlus 2 could very well be the first globally available handset to ship with it. Bonus: the USB cable it comes with is dual-reversible at both ends and promises to be tangle-free.

DSC04125.0OnePlus 2 USB Type-C

Speaking of the back, yes, you can still swap the cover, but with much ease this time: just pop it off from the bottom left corner (after which you’ll have access to the dual Nano SIM tray underneath). At launch, OnePlus will be offering four alternative covers — Kevlar, bamboo, rosewood and black apricot — should you wish to try something other than the black sandstone that comes with the phone. Bear in mind, however, that one of these StyleSwap covers will cost you around $26.99 each.

DSC04134.0OnePlus 2 swap covers

How to buy OnePlus 2 or OnePlus 2 invite

When a OnePlus 2 is born, it’s assigned an invite to help it find its home. Launching a second flagship product to an exponentially larger community brings a whole set of new challenges, and invites will help us manage them. We’ve said it before and it will always hold true – we’re committed to bringing amazing products and services to every OnePlus user. To provide the best OnePlus experience and keep risk low, we’re launching the OnePlus 2 using invites.

How to buy OnePlus 2 or OnePlus 2 invite

 

OnePlus 2 invite
OnePlus 2 invite

How to buy OnePlus 2 or OnePlus 2 invite