OnePlus X Review: Budget Beauty

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Founded less than two years ago, this small smartphone company from China has a new concept of selling their phones. It is based on invite system which helps in creating hype and a demand for these limited edition smartphones.

Soon after the debut of their ‘flagship killer’, the OnePlus 2, the company introduced a more budget-friendly model, the Rs. 16,999 OnePlus X. You might think it is a smaller version of OnePlus One. Let us review it and know if that stands true.

Design

Earlier it was referred as OnePlus Mini, X is bit small which makes it easier to handle compared to its predecessors. It is slimmer and is made of metal frame, curved glass and a glass back, which makes it look premium. It comes in two colours, ceramic and onyx. The former one is priced bit higher and is available for Rs. 22,999. The glass back is sturdy enough to resist damage. On the top left corner you will find camera and flash.

The OnePlus X comes with 5-inch full-HD Amoled screen which you will love. It’s is very sharp, detailed and vibrant. It’s is easy on the eyes as you can still view from odd angles and under sunlight. Additionally, the phone comes with the Amoled technology to support a low power ‘duochrome’ mode, which shows you the time and any notifications without activating the entire screen.

Specifications and Software

OnePlus X comes with 16GB of internal storage, dual-SIM connectivity, 3GB of RAM, and a non-removable 2525mAh battery. The SIM tray has slots for two nano-SIM cards both of which support 4G connectivity, but the second slot is hybrid and will force you to choose between expandable storage and a second SIM. Charging and data transfers are done through a standard Micro-USB port, but this phone takes time to charge. Also it does not feature NFC and wireless charging.

Camera

It is loaded with 13-megapixel camera, which is the primary camera and 8 megapixel front camera.  The camera app is designed similar to Google camera except for few modifications like buttons for self-timer and switching cameras. The camera is quick and delivers awesome colour and lightning. It works excellently indoors and outdoors.

Performance

The call quality is good and it does perform great when connected to mobile network as well as WI-FI. The audio quality is reasonable when you connect the phone to headphones. The 2525 mAh battery will last for approximate 11 hours if you will watch videos non-stop. If it has a normal usage, the battery will last for a full day.

OnePlus has succeeded in making big waves in the mobile market and the invite-only system markets it well. OnePlus X is a budget device that delivers power packed performance. It has looks great, feels premium and has excellent screen.


by techtalks @TechTalks December 15, 2015 12:45 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

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Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

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They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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