After ditching the invite system for OnePlus X smartphone in February, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has slashed the price of its mid-range premium handset in India. OnePlus X has three variants and the price cut reflects only on the Onyx (glass) variant, while prices of the Champagne and Ceramic models are intact.
OnePlus X Onyx is now available for Rs. 14,999, which is Rs. 2,000 less than its original price on Amazon India. The Champagne and the Ceramic edition of the OnePlus X are still available at Rs. 16,999 and Rs. 22,999, respectively.
The price cut makes OnePlus X equivalent to Xiaomi Mi 4, which has the same specifications. The handset offers a few better specs than Sony Xperia C4 Dual, Lenovo Vibe P1 and Samsung Galaxy J7. But the competition in the budget smartphone segment is intense, as entries like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 1s and Lenovo K4 Note are ruling at present. But the company has made it clear that it would never make cheap products.
OnePlus X lacks some premium features like metallic body, but that's irrelevant considering it has a beautiful glass design and a fingerprint scanner, which is available in the Redmi Note 3, Le 1s, K4 Note and Huawei Honor 5X.
For its price, the OnePlus X offers a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, 13MP primary camera with LED flash, 8MP front snapper and 2,525mAh battery. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM and offers 16GB expandable storage. We reviewed the handset last year and found it quite appealing and user-friendly with room for improvements in the battery department.
The invite system for the OnePlus X was a major hurdle for consumers, who had plenty options available in the market. But the company overcame that by eliminating the need for invites to all of its smartphones.
The latest price cut follows a similar move on the company's current flagship model, OnePlus 2, in February. The company is said to be working on the next flagship in its lineup, widely referred to as the OnePlus 3. The 2016 flagship is expected to bring new design and challenging features at launch due this quarter.