Review: OnePlus X is a smart buy Check Price, Specifications
Announced October 2015 and released a month after, the “OnePlus X” is yet another addition to the OnePlus family.
We have all loved the company for producing affordable phones with high end specs. So far, both of the company’s flagship phones have impressed its users, and according to TechRadar, the company’s decision to target budget conscious customers is a pretty smart move.
But according to the said Tech site’s review, it’s quite a shame that they went for an older Qualcomm processor (Snapdragon 801) with the “OnePlus X”, as it can cause some minor problems such as the stutters when you play heavy games. Also, the lack of NFC may be an issue to some.
However, the key selling point here is the price. This is something that no one can beat, especially that the phone does come with above average specs as well.
“OnePlus X” Specs
The “OnePlus X” measures 5.51 x 2.72 x 0.27 inches and it weighs 4.87 oz. It is dual sim enabled and it uses nano sims. For the display, the phone comes with a 5 inch AMOLED capacitive screen with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution or 441 pixels per inch density. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The phone runs the v5.1.1 of Android Lollipop and it is powered by Snapdragon 801 chipset, quad core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU, and Adreno 330 GPU. For the storage part, the “OnePlus X” has 16 GB internal memory, 128 GB microSD capacity, and 3 GB RAM.
“OnePlus X” comes with a 13 MP rear cam and an 8 MP front cam. The battery is a Li Po 2525 mAh battery and the color variants available are Onyx and Ceramic.
What is good?
Design is the most impressive making this one of the most appealing smartphones in this price range. The brushed metal chassis of the phone give it a premium look seldom seen in a budget phone.
The impressively crisp Full HD screen works really well even in bright sunlight. The battery life of the phone is fairly good and lasts about 12 hours with rigorous use.
Both the front and back camera are pretty good, though not as great as its predecessors. However, the camera does the job quite well including low-light selfies which is rather impressive.
What is not that good?
While the phone is very stylish, it is a hell lot of slippery. A cover is mandatory when you use this phone.
The OS is a bit too plain vanilla. OnePlus has not been able to give a unique software identity since it lost the partnership with Cyanogen.
Although the overall quality of the phone is decent, it is nowhere near its flagship quality. It is a mid-ranger in every sense, however, average users will have no issue with that, especially since there is 3GB RAM on board.
OnePlus X is a smart buy for those on budget with its stylish and compact design. I would still recommend users to ramp up their budget and go for the older OnePlus for better camera and 64GB storage. OnePlus also has an edge on performance front; however, if this is your budget, then OnePlus X is not bad by any means.