OnePlus X : May not be a Flagship but Exhibits Qualities as One

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Yesterday, OnePlus X was officially announced and will be made available by the 5th of November at the starting price of $249 (or € 269).  It may not be this year’s flagship but the 5.0-inch handset does not lack in packing creatively unique and impressive specs, earning its rank among the best upper mid-range smartphones in 2015.

OnePlus X
OnePlus X

 

OnePlus X is available in two models, namely, Onyx and the Limited Edition Ceramic.  The first one, Onyx, sports a black glass back plate with rounded metal bezels.  Ceramic is a limited edition model that features zirconia back plate, earning the hardness rating of 8.5 Mohs or an equivalent diamonds rate of 10H.  It will be initially available in 10,000 units before Christmas, starting on November 24.  Also, it will be available in Canada for $449 (CAD); Europe for €369; and India for ₹22,999 (INR).

 

Android Lollipop 5.1.1 may be running inside but some features of the newest Marshmallow will be present as well together with what Oxygen UI has to offer.  It’s a good thing that OnePlus did not put too much bloatware, freeing precious space that users can fill in with their preferred apps.

 

 

Specifications  

  • Body : 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm, 138g, glass main body and metal accents
  • Display : 5.0” AMOLED screen, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 441ppi
  • OS : Android Lollipop 5.1.1 + Oxygen UI
  • Chipset/ CPU : Snapdragon 801, 2.3GHz Quadcore Krait 400
  • GPU : Adreno 330
  • RAM : 3GB
  • Storage : 16GB + expansion of up to 128GB via microSD
  • Camera : 13MP primary with LED flash; 8MP front
  • Battery : 2525 mAh, non-removable

 

Advantage

  • Small dimensions with 7.5mm thickness
  • Big display with high resolution and extremely high pixel density
  • 3GB RAM and Dual SIM Support
  • 4G LTE support

 

Downside

  • Non-removable, non-replaceable battery
  • Missing NFC connectivity and fingerprint sensor

 

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