Hello, and welcome to my review of the Oneplus 2. The shipping was made with a tracking number, and it arrived 2 work days later. Also, note that the live chat support was splendid, especially when I wanted to learn my tracking number. The staff was responsive, and polite at the same time.
About the company, Oneplus is a subtle company, wanting to serve the best to their customers. Specifically, the ones that want their phone rooted easily, and with no extra dangers or fiddling around. They do not have ads or aggressive advertisement campaigns. As seen by my friends, when I tell them that the phone I am carrying is the Oneplus 2, they immediately respond with: “What is that?”,” By what company?”, “Is it a Samsung?”, and the best one, “Is it going to blow up?!”. That is true, but Oneplus made a tweet about the iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack, when at the same time, advertising their Oneplus 3. The tweet was saying: “You have headphones. The #OnePlus3 has a headphone jack. It’s not rocket science ;)”. Funny, in my opinion.
Proceeding to the review of the device. As for the outside of the device, the frame is constructed with an aluminum alloy, and the screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 glass top. The best thing that I will personally eternally praise Oneplus for, is that they included a screen protector pre-applied. Simply beautiful! The back shell is removable, but the battery is not removable. You can replace the lid, or paint it, as I did, though I would not recommend since the default back cover is plastic with a sort of leather applied on top of it, so the primer destroyed that, and then the paint doesn’t adhere well to the lid. I would just say to buy a default lid, carbon or wood, and be done with it, or buy a custom case and tempered glass, since it costs a fortune and takes a century to get parts for the phone if it breaks. Also, the express shipping costs 15 dollars more than normal shipping.
Starting to talk technical specs. The Oneplus 2, 64-gigabyte version is being powered by an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm snapdragon 810, clocked in at 1.8 Gigahertz. For a GPU, the Oneplus two uses the Adreno 430, more than good at that price. On censors, you have a fingerprint scanner, an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, and ambient light censors. It also supports 4G mobile internet access speed protocol, which is really good for browsing the web and looking at dog videos while you are on the train. About the screen, it is a 1080p, 5.5-inch screen, with good picture quality, and a 401 pixel-per-inch pixel density, higher than the iPhone 7’s 326 PPI density. Brightness can reach high levels, and it does not consume much battery power. The phone uses a not Fast-Charge, USB type-C port for data transfer, and charging.
To the camera. For the front camera, we are talking about a 13 megapixel, 1.3 uμ censor. 6 lenses for no mismorphing and chromatic mishaps. To be surreal, I don’t know as much as I know computers as I know cameras. You can see many just as good articles specifically for the camera of this phone, but for as much as I, and many of the people reading this know, the camera is awesome, can take photos in great shutter speed. When you want to take still photos, you can enable HD or HDR mode, depending on what photo you want to take. The phone will need a second or two to render the photo and all that things, and boom, you got yourself a nice picture, hopefully not one of your private body parts.
On to the battery. The battery is a 3.300 Milliamp Lithium-polymer (Li-Po) battery. It can withstand a day of use, for a high-school tech geek with a plethora of applications that run in the background. The one thing that I find bad and good with this phone is that it does heat up, but for those cold winter nights, I put it right on my face, and it heats the devil out of it. Even under a Spigen case. The battery is totally a pass by me and my use-abuse of the phone with the camera, Facebook, and Shuttle (The best music player out there).
Lastly, On to the Software. The Oneplus 2 is running a rather clean android ROM, with some highly welcome additions. What the company calls the “OxygenOS”, is a clean android ROM, with some additions and a highly awesome 1st page on the launcher called “The Shelf”. This Shelf is a place where you can put all your widgets in one place, and get additional widgets provided by Oneplus. From the days I bought the phone, I started using the Dark Mode. This has saved my eyesight at night, and my battery life during days where I was out of home for an extended period of time.
Some of you will notice that I mentioned the 64-gigabyte version of the Oneplus 2. That is because a 32-gigabyte version existed in the past, and is no longer being produced, or at least not sold in the original store, which the URL for it is: https://oneplus.net/oneplus-2. This review was not sponsored by any way.
To sum up, the Oneplus two is one of the best android smartphones at the budget of 300-320 euros.