The other Android, a look at the OnePlus 2

Subject: Mobile | December 8, 2015 - 06:05 PM |
Tagged: USB 3 Type-C, OxygenOS, oneplus 2, Android

OnePlus is not likely the first source you would think of when purchasing an Android phone but perhaps this review over at Techgage might just change that.  As you can see below the phones are rather attractive and OxygenOS is an interesting flavour of Lollipop 5.1.1.  The charge cable is also an interesting feature, it is USB Type-C, however the cable it ships with is specific to this phone and you should not be charging other USB devices with it as it is out of spec.  While there are advantages to a custom USB cable, there is also some danger associated with it so make sure to keep it separate from your other cables if you intend on picking this phone up.

The hardware includes an 8-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and Adreno 430 GPU powering a 5.5" 1080p IPS screen.  Depending on the model you choose you will either have 16GB local storage and 3GB of DDR4 or 64GB and 4GB.  Techgage liked the phone a lot, with a few caveats; check them out in the full review.

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"When a smartphone vendor comes along and offers its latest option as a “flagship killer”, it doesn’t exactly leave much room for leeway: it’s either going to be accurate, or off the mark. On paper, the OnePlus 2’s case seems to be solid, so let’s take a hard look at it and see if its promises are lived up to."

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Source: Techgage

December 8, 2015 | 10:11 PM - Posted by Reverend Clint (not verified)

A couple classmates have the oneplus1 and one has the oneplus2 and they seem to really like them. The back is especially nice and grippy.

December 8, 2015 | 11:13 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

the oneplus2 review:

Pros:
great phone!

great collectors item! (buy today, because manufacture makes zero profit, and will be chapt 11 by the end of the decade)

Cons:
should be called the "3"

December 9, 2015 | 09:43 AM - Posted by YTech

The OnePlus2 looks similar to the Nexus 5, but an updated version. Even the price ratio is similar to the Nexus 5. I would be tempted to buy if I would be looking for a new Android smartphone.

The sad part is that it's difficult to know if it's compatible with your Network Carrier, unless the Carrier sales the same model. Not because of OnePlus, but the Carrier themselves. Here anyways, they tend to change their network connectivity support without notifying you.

Secondly, if you want a nice case for the phone, your selection is limited to none.

December 9, 2015 | 09:07 PM - Posted by Mark Harry (not verified)

My daughter and I got OnePlus One's last November, we couldn't be happier. I was going to get a Two until my Trailblazer's engine had to be replaced and I bought a new car. No new phones anytime soon.

December 10, 2015 | 09:18 AM - Posted by Bianchi4me (not verified)

Jeremy, your post says 32gb storage on base model. Linked article chart says it's 16gb? That's a big difference on a phone without an SD card slot.

December 10, 2015 | 01:41 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

ah crap, fixing now.  The trend of not having SD cards is rather annoying, isn't it?

December 10, 2015 | 06:25 PM - Posted by Bianchi4me (not verified)

Yes, absolutely. I like to have my entire music collection on my phone. At 16gb, the base model seems like a product they put out to advertise a low starting price point, but don't seriously expect many people to buy.

Like the new car on the corner of the dealer lot marked "Only $9999!" Designed to lure you in, but then you find out lacking a/c, radio, power anything, defroster, auto transmission, etc. They don't actually expect people to buy it, just there to make it seem like a bargain to pay "a little more" for a complete product that actually meets their needs.

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