OnePlus X2016.02.17. // Phones

The mobile phone company, OnePlus, is still quite new in the mobile phone niche. Since their first mobile phone, the Oneplus One, people were really ecstatic about it because it gives superb performance at a reasonable price.

OnePlus 2, the 2nd generation of their flagship phone lineup, didn’t live up to the expectations of consumers. So, they try to redeem themselves by offering another lineup of mobile phones. This time, they want to cater for the vast majority of consumers who are looking for a great mid-range, budget-friendly phone.

Today, we are going to talk about the OnePlus X. Does this new budget-friendly offering from OnePlus enough to sway people to buy their mobile phones?

The design aspect of the OnePlus X is different than their previous mobile phones. Although the OnePlus 2 took on the design of its predecessor, the OnePlus X took a unique approach.

The OnePlus X Android mobile phone comes with a luxurious looking back glass panel that truly gives a premium look to the phone. Unfortunately, like all other glass panels, it can be a really problematic finger-print magnet. The good thing, though, is that it can be cleaned easily by using a microfiber cloth.

There are half-inch bezels situated at the top and the bottom of the screen and it doesn’t have any physical buttons on the front display which provides a cleaner look. On the top of the display lies the front camera and a little bit on the right side of it lies the LED notification light.

The phone does have a metal frame which not only looks premium, it does feel premium as well. Now, you might think this phone is hard to hold for a prolonged period of time, but that is just not true. In fact, this mobile phone is quite nice and easy to grasp and it didn’t slip out of my hand at all.

The physical buttons such as the power and volume buttons are situated on the right side of the phone. The power button does sit below the volume rocker which can prove to be problematic for some because it is just a little bit low (at least, for me).

As for the phone’s display, the OnePlus X comes with a really nice 5-inch Full HD Display with a screen resolution of 1920×1080. Considering that this is a mid-range phone, the fact that the OnePlus X has a 1080p screen pretty much makes it a winner for me.

This mobile phone comes with Android Lollipop 5.1 right out of the box and it does provide a cleaner interface for the phone.

As for the specs, the OnePlus X comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with clock speeds of 2.3GHz, an Adreno 330 GPU, and a whopping 3GB of RAM.

If you think that OnePlus opted for a cheaper camera sensor, then you’re wrong. It is wonderful to see a powerful 13-megapixel rear camera on this mobile phone. In fact, this phone’s camera is so powerful that it can support a resolution of 4128×3096. It doesn’t come with other camera technologies, though, but the quality of the captured shots is pretty much okay for the price.

And lastly, the OnePlus X mobile phone comes with a non-removable 2525 MaH battery. It is a little bit disappointing that you can’t remove the phone’s battery so that you can interchange them with other batteries, but I guess this is a drawback the company had to make.

Overall, the OnePlus X is a great mid-range phone. It only costs $250, and for the price, it comes with specs that rival even the premium mobile phones on the market.