In 2014, the OnePlus One stood out and lived up to its flagship killer status. Flash forward to this year, and we have the OnePlus 2 (or Two, depending on your persuasion). It’s the successor that’s claiming to be another flagship killer—of 2016 this time. That’s not a typo, because it seems this phone has future-proof specs that help it remain relevant even next year.
These specs include the Snapdragon 810 processor, the USB Type-C connector, up to 4GB of RAM and a fingerprint reader. The camera retains its 13-megapixel resolution, but it now features optical image stabilization and laser focus. Probably to save cost, the 5.5-inch display still has a 1080p display. That translates to a pixel density of 401ppi, which isn’t really that bad versus quad HD displays.
The OnePlus 2 runs its own flavor of Android, called OxygenOS. It’s fairly close to the pure Android experience, with a couple of slight UI changes. StyleSwap covers are available that let you change the back of the phone to your liking. With a 3300mAh battery, the phone claims to offer an all-day battery life.
OnePlus 2 Specs
- Android 5.1 (OxygenOS)
- 5.5-inch LTPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~401ppi
- 1.8GHz 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
- Adreno 430 GPU
- 3/4GB RAM
- 16/64GB internal storage
- No microSD support
- 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Dual SIM with dual standby
- 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.1
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85mm
- Weight: 175g
- Li-Po 3300mAh battery
All these features can be had for a suggested starting price of $329 (approx. Php14,970). It’s higher than the OnePlus One‘s starting $299, but the upgrades make the increase reasonable. Sadly, the OnePlus 2 still requires those annoying invitations before you can buy it.