Last month, OnePlus officially unveiled the company's second smartphone of the year, OnePlus X.
The company garnered a lot of praise from tech pundits and fans alike for managing to incorporate top-of-the-line hardware and yet keeping the price of device pocket-friendly.
Now, the device is set for release on 5 November. We have listed five key attributes users will find useful while planning to buy the OnePlus X.
Five salient features of OnePlus X:
Well-crafted metal-body design and FHD display:
OnePlus X comes with a compact 5.0-inch display, enough to comfortably operate with one hand. It also comes with a brushed metal frame having 17 micro-cuts all the way around, so users get a firm grip over the phone.
However, we would like to advise readers to buy shell covers while purchasing the OnePlus X as it's back side is covered by glass, which is to prone to cracking if dropped.
[Note: A limited-edition OnePlus X comes with ceramic shell and will go on sale on 24 November]
On the front, it features a 5.0-inch full-HD (1920x1080p) IPS display having a resolution of 441 ppi (pixels per inch), guaranteeing clarity during high-resolution video playback.
Processor, RAM and storage capacity:
The OnePlus X houses Snapdragon 801-series quad-core CPU. Some might argue why the company has incorporated the three-generation-old Qualcomm SoC (System on Chip), but truth be told, the Snapdragon 801 is really powerful and capable of clocking a staggering 2.5GHz speed. No other device in the mid-range smartphone category boasts such a fast CPU.
The Snapdragon 801 is backed by a sumptuous 3GB RAM, which helps optimise energy utilisation among numerous applications running in the background, thereby promising lag-free operations during multi-tasking and also while playing power-intensive games.
The OnePlus X comes with a 16GB eMMC v5.0 inbuilt flash memory with an option of expansion up to 128GB via microSD card.
OnePlus X boasts a feature-rich 13MP camera with Samsung's ISOCELL 3M2 CMOS sensor, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and full-HD video recording capability.
It also houses an impressive 8MP front snapper with OV8858 sensor and f/2.4 aperture, which promises pretty good selfies.
Mobile operating system:
OnePlus X runs the company's proprietary OxygenOS based on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Unlike other custom skins, the OxygenOS feature has much fewer bloatware and is guaranteed to get the new Android Marshmallow soon.
The new OnePlus X houses a 2,525mAh battery. The company has not detailed how much talktime the device will be able deliver in a single charge, but going by the power-efficient AMOLED screen and internal hardware (processor and RAM capacity), one can expect the phone to run for a minimum of 12 hours if not more under mixed usage. It also boasts of Quick Charge Technology v2.0.
The OnePlus X has a physical slider button placed on the left side of the bezel. It acts as a notification access switcher with the options "none", "priority" and "all", thereby saving some time for navigating.
Read more: OnePlus X price details
Key specifications of OnePlus X:
|Display||5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 3
|OS||OxygenOS based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Processor||2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU|
|Storage capacity||16GB eMMC 5.0 (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Battery||2525 mAh (Quick Charge 2.0 technology)|
|Add-ons||Alert Slider, Dual-SIM slots (2 slots - fits either 2 Nano SIM cards (DSDS) or 1 Nano SIM and 1 MicroSD card),Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11ac), FM radio, GPS/GLONASS, Alert slider, 1 LED notification light (multicolored)|
|Dimensions||140.0 x 69.0 x 6.9 mm|
|Colours||Onyx (glass) & Ceramic|
|Panels||Rosewood, Black Apricot, Bamboo, Karbon, and Sandstone. [Note: have to be purchased separately]|
|Price||Europe (5 November):
USA (19 November):
India (5 November):