There are very less amounts of phone that provide some amazing specifications and features at a fraction of the price when compared to costlier phones with similar specifications.
These types of phones are often termed as “Flagship Killers”. The title was first introduced when a new mobile start-up named One Plus launched their first ever phone named the One Plus One.
Attractive name, right? Not only the name but we will take a look at the specifications later on in this same post and we will see that the term flagship killer fits totally right in with the One Plus One.
We will not be reviewing the device in this post but we will be taking a look at various different aspects of the phone and we will see how and what experience it provides to the users. Without any further ado, let us start.
One Plus One Overview
One Plus as a company is based in China and it was founded by one of the previous vice presidents at OPPO (another mobile and consumer electronics company) on December 17, 2013.
It’s wonderful to see such a new company create so much buzz around the world. All thanks to the specifications, the price and the much criticized invite only purchase system.
That’s correct. Till this date you need an invite to buy a One Plus One unit. This system was not liked by people around the globe but since One Plus was a start-up and they could only build so many units at a time, this system helped them manage the orders and also created quite some buzz when people started creating conversations on forums asking about One Plus One invites.
One Plus One Specifications
Check below the stunning specs of One Plus One smartphone!
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5 GHz Quad-core
• Adreno 330, 578MHz GPU
• 3G RAM
• 16/64 GB storage options
• 13 MP rear facing camera along with a 5 MP front facing camera
• 3100 mAh Battery
• 5.5 inch 1080p Screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3
• Currently runs on CyanogenMod 11S; One Plus’s own Android variant coming soon
Now looking at the specifications you can easily tell that the phone has some high end specifications along with a great display and runs CyanogenMod out of the box. The specifications also make it totally future proof as the updates will be provided by Cyanogen Inc and One Plus both.
Along with this, the phone is totally hackable which means you are allowed to flash it with any ROM available for the phone and you’ll still be covered in warranty. How cool is that?
One Plus One Build and Design
There are 2 versions of the OPO i.e. 16 GB version which comes with white poly-carbonate back and it’s known as the One Plus One Silk White version whereas the 64 GB version comes with a black back with a rough finish and it is known as the Sandstone version. There’s no version between 16 GB and the 64 GB.
So, all in all the phone feels pretty great in hands and the build quality is solid. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 but that doesn’t make the screen unbreakable. One drop and you’ll have a screen cracked phone. The Gorilla Glass will resist some scratches though.
One Plus One Display and Camera
The phone has a 5.5 inch 1080p screen with 401 ppi pixel density which looks beautiful. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 but just a drop will crack the screen so handle the phone with care.
The imaging department comes with a rear camera of 13 MP which can shoot videos up to 4K and a front facing camera of 5 MP which is great for taking selfies. The camera is supported dual LED flash so you can take some good images in low light.
One Plus One Price
The phone is priced at a surprisingly low tag of $299 for the 16 GB version and $349 for the 64 GB version. Now compare the phones from other companies which carry the same specifications yet they are priced at least double.
All in all, One Plus One is an amazing smartphone to have if you want a great phone at a low price tag. That is, if you get an invite which is kind of easy now a days. It was very problematic to get an invite in the initial days one OPO but it has become easier now.