Due to poor distribution issues, OnePlus Two had a rather rough time in the press and the promotions which were shot from the hip didn’t prove too useful for the company. However, it is probably one of the reasons why the geeks love OnePlus Two so much. OnePlus devices come with a roughness that is quite easy to forgive once you gaze upon the wonderful hardware packed in this device.
OnePlus Two comes with a lot of that attitude and builds up on the successful reputation of the OnePlus One. However, OnePlus Two sometimes forgets its primary reasons for being competitively priced in the market. Apple keeps releasing their new iPhones and recently a lot of manufacturers have caught the cue that larger sized phones are winning right now.
As a result, most companies are planning to develop big sized phones into a suitable and usable form factor. The OnePlus Two does this perfectly and brings out an excellent form factor. Even though the smartphone is big, it comes with a curve at the back which makes the smartphone quite easy to handle, grip and use.
It comes with a natural shape that is best suited for the real world instead of catering to minimalist design lovers. In the meantime, the back cover comes with a detachable option.
It has enough roughness in the texture to make it feel quite secure while holding and not proving to be uncomfortable at the same time. In most large smartphones, you will prefer to have an external case that allows gripping the device properly.
In case of OnePlus Two, the external cover is good enough and offers plenty of friction to keep things balanced. The side bezels are as thin as possible in the OnePlus Two and the electronics options are pushed above and below the screen, which ultimately ends up being a win. The width of the device is reduced and it makes it quite easy to handle.
When the handset is in a normal position, it is difficult to reach the home button or any of the controls which are located at the bottom of the screen. Inside the case, the OnePlus Two hardware is distributed in a packed fashion. Large screens cause issues in a smartphone but in the case of OnePlus has managed to prime the device for perfectly balanced usage.
In case you aren’t aware of the hardware specifications of the OnePlus Two, they are as follows:
- 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 1.8GHz Octa-core CPUs
- OxygenOS 2.0 based on Android 5.1 with Android M features
- GPU: Adreno 430
- 3/4GB LP-DDR4 RAM
- 16/64 GB, available capacity varies
- Embedded rechargeable 3300mAh battery
- Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light sensors
- 4G/LTE support, Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1, Dual-band Wi-Fi,
- 5in IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display (401 PPI)
- Front camera: 5Mp, Distortion free
- Rear camera: 13Mp, 1.3um, 6 lenses, Laser Focus OIS, f/2.0, Dual-LED flash
- 4K resolution video, Slow Motion: 720p video recording at 120fps.
While we have the OnePlus Two from OnePlus, Huawei recently came out with their Honor flagship, dubbed the Honor 7 while Motorola released their Moto X Style. Both of these devices come with flagship specifications under the hood but the 2016 Flagship killer, OnePlus Two is hot on their trail. Similar to any other device, the X comes with a great quality and rock solid build material.
The rubberized back also provides an excellent grip. A classy look is donated by the presence of metal on the side. With the help of Moto Maker, one can also make the necessary changes to the back cover of their device.
There are a number of exchangeable back covers available in wood, provided by the company. Compared to that, the Huawei Honor 7 comes with an all-metal build that can be noticed in most of the flagship smartphones of this company.