OnePlus 2 smartphone at Rs 25k … Is it Worth?

OnePlus 2 Smartphone is being pitched as the 2016 Flagship Killer. The successor of OnePlus 1, the OnePlus 2 smartphone got unveiled Worldwide yesterday.

OnePlus, a global technology startup, has launched the OnePlus 2. This smartphone follows the global launch of OnePlus One last year. At Rs 24,999 the Company reaffirms that the OnePlus 2 smartphone will continue its commitment to the highest level of craftsmanship in the industry today.

OnePlus 2 smartphone

Here are the OnePlus 2 smartphone Specs and Features

The OnePlus 2’s aluminum-magnesium alloy frame and jewelry-grade stainless steel accents encase a vibrant, full HD 5.5” IPS LCD In-Cell display. At 600 nit brightness, OnePlus 2 Smartphone tops the chart, with Apple’s iPhone 6 coming at number 2 with 559 Nit.The OnePlus 2’s display outperforms in direct sunlight with 178 degrees of crystal clear viewing angles. Noticeably more solid and durable, at just 175 grams, the OnePlus 2 is easy and natural to hold. A 3300mAh lithium polymer battery powers the device throughout the day, and as a dual-sim device the OnePlus 2 simultaneously supports two Nano SIM cards with 4G LTE capability. 

The 64-bit Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 SoC is the fastest processor on the market. With up to 64GB of storage and eMMC 5.0 flash memory, the OnePlus 2 is lightning quick. Paired with up to 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, the OnePlus 2 powers all your apps, games and videos.


OnePlus 2 smartphoneThe OnePlus 2 puts extraordinary digital photography power right in your pocket. The 13 megapixel rear facing camera boasts 6 physical lenses, powerful dual LED flash, and f/2.0 aperture. Perhaps most impressive is the sensor, which contains large 1.3 µm light-collecting pixels to deliver low-light shots like you haven’t seen before. 

The OnePlus 2 camera has been engineered for improved clarity and stability, accomplished with the addition of an advanced Optical Image Stabilization system. Rear mounted laser technology sharpens and focuses the camera in just .33 milliseconds and the wide-angle 5 megapixel front-facing camera ensures every angle is covered.

The OnePlus 2 smartphone has 5 MP Front camera.


OnePlus 2 smartphone Color availability

In addition to OnePlus’ signature Sandstone Black, consumers now have access to a range of covers including actual wood built Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood and even Kevlar.


Dual Reversible USB Type-C Charging Cable

oneplus 2 smartphoneEquipped with a USB Type-C charging port, OnePlus is paving the way for the adoption of USB Type-C technology, the latest in charging and data transfer. Taking it one step further, the OnePlus charging cable uses patented technology making the Type-A side reversible as well.


Fingerprint scanner

The OnePlus 2 smartphone is equipped with a fingerprint scanner, adding premium security and convenience. Users can now wake and unlock the device with one of five stored fingerprints in less than half a second. Additionally, the OnePlus 2 features an alert slider for quick access to custom notification settings. Unprecedented on an Android device, the alert slider can silence the device with a simple click. 

Runs OxygenOS

The OnePlus 2 is the first device in the world to ship with OnePlus’ own operating system, OxygenOS.  

OxygenOS, based on Android 5.1, is a refreshing take on the pure Android experience. Subtle customizations like on screen gestures, dark mode, the ability to switch between hardware and capacitive buttons and toggle quick settings are baked in throughout the OS. Loaded with custom apps including Camera, Audio Tuner and File Manager, OxygenOS delivers a light, secure take on Android.


OnePlus 2 Pricing and availability

The 64GB OnePlus 2 will be available for purchase with an invite in India starting August 11th for Rs. 24,999/- exclusively on Amazon (Funny enough, the smartphone is still not listed; but the OnePlus 2 Case is already there).

The 16GB OnePlus 2 smartphone with 3GB LPPDR4 RAM will be available later this year.

If you happen to be in Delhi or Banglaore then you can visit the pop up experience centers there on July 31st to sign up for an invite and be one of the first in the world to see the OnePlus 2.