OnePlus 2by OnePlus

  • OnePlus 2
  • OnePlus 2
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
81%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The price and spec sheet of the OnePlus 2 seem to contradict each other, but don't be fooled. The phone is really that cheap.
  • As far as 1080p displays go, this one is a looker.
  • The fingerprint reader is fast and convenient.

CONS

  • The invite system leads to long delays and frustration for users.
  • The software needs an update or two to iron out bugs and issues.
  • No NFC, quick charge, or wireless charging--all features power users will miss.
OnePlus is back with another smartphone that's aimed at undercutting the Samsungs and Apples of the smartphone industry on price, without sacrificing experience. It's a moderately powerful Android-based smartphone with a 5.5-inch display, 13 MP camera, 3,300 mAh battery, and sharp, attractive styling--all at an attractive price. Getting one can be a challenge, though, since OnePlus uses "invites" awarded by people who already have one, or through sweepstakes and other promotions to make the limited supply of phones available.
NameOnePlus 2Nexus 6PGalaxy S6 edge+Moto X Pure EditionAxon Pro
ManufacturerOnePlusGoogleSamsungMotorolaZTE
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List Price$469$500$768$399$450
100%

On busy days, even with ample gaming included, we've made it through the day no problems with plenty of battery remaining.

On busy days, even with ample gaming included, we've made it through the day no problems with plenty of battery remaining.

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90%

It's not without its flaws however. There's no NFC, no microSD and no fast or wireless charging options; and, while the rear plate can be re…

It's not without its flaws however. There's no NFC, no microSD and no fast or wireless charging options; and, while the rear plate can be removed, the battery cannot.

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90%

Sure enough, the OnePlus 2 scanner is another winner. While it’s a bit slower than the iPhone 6 scanner, it’s about as reliable and still qu…

Sure enough, the OnePlus 2 scanner is another winner. While it’s a bit slower than the iPhone 6 scanner, it’s about as reliable and still quicker than using a pattern or pin for security.

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90%

I noticed a few bugs during my testing period, including intermittent lag between app launches and some random, but infrequent, Home button …

I noticed a few bugs during my testing period, including intermittent lag between app launches and some random, but infrequent, Home button unresponsiveness.

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86%

It's surprisingly easy to get some good-looking shots while using the Auto mode, and OnePlus' controls are dead-simple.

It's surprisingly easy to get some good-looking shots while using the Auto mode, and OnePlus' controls are dead-simple.

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85%

Thankfully, the camera is the only place where I experienced any sort of lag or poor performance. The OnePlus 2’s Snapdragon 810 processor a…

Thankfully, the camera is the only place where I experienced any sort of lag or poor performance. The OnePlus 2’s Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM handled anything I needed, and the near-stock software didn’t bog the system down with unnecessary interface features.

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70%

Given that the OS is pretty new, there are still plenty of bugs, though I suspect these can be fixed via a software update. For example, the…

Given that the OS is pretty new, there are still plenty of bugs, though I suspect these can be fixed via a software update. For example, the one thing that irks me the most is that the zoom function for viewing pictures is broken -- every time you try to do so, the images just snap back into place.

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70%

OnePlus did some very clever things with the fingerprint sensor. When the phone is off, you can press your registered finger to the sensor a…

OnePlus did some very clever things with the fingerprint sensor. When the phone is off, you can press your registered finger to the sensor and the phone will wake up and unlock immediately. One step and you're ready to go—neat.

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70%

The OnePlus 2 isn’t the thinnest, the lightest, nor the best-looking smartphone you can buy. However, it’s one of the cheapest flagship phon…

The OnePlus 2 isn’t the thinnest, the lightest, nor the best-looking smartphone you can buy. However, it’s one of the cheapest flagship phones with high-end specs available.

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60%

OnePlus says it doesn’t care about price, that it doesn’t want to be known as “the cheap phone” but rather “the best phone.” If that’s true,…

OnePlus says it doesn’t care about price, that it doesn’t want to be known as “the cheap phone” but rather “the best phone.” If that’s true, it doesn’t make sense that the 2 doesn’t support the fast-charging standards built into just about every flagship phone on Earth.

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Despite its high end internals, the OnePlus One didn't exactly have a premium feel on the outside. The sandstone coating on the plastic was …

Despite its high end internals, the OnePlus One didn't exactly have a premium feel on the outside. The sandstone coating on the plastic was nice for grip, but it still felt like a flexible, plastic phone.

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Sometimes, I’d miss shots when the camera loaded too slowly or when the shutter didn’t fire immediately. And that’s too bad, because this ca…

Sometimes, I’d miss shots when the camera loaded too slowly or when the shutter didn’t fire immediately. And that’s too bad, because this camera’s image quality is totally solid.

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Positive Reviews
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One Plus 2 is worth the money, but for heavy use, this is not your cuppa phone
Pros ---- -> The slider button for notification access is very handy. It is possible to change notification profile without needing to take the phone out from your pocket. -> Registered two fingers for the finger print scanner. While taking out the phone, I make sure to pick up the phone while holding my finger to the scanner. Screen unlocks by the time the phone comes out of my pocket. Very fast (and accurate) fingerprint scanner Cons ----- -> the phone heats up. It doesn't heat up to a level where you cant use it, but it still gets uncomfortable -> Camera isn't amazing, but it works decently well

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