OnePlus Two: Hardware Hard To Beat, Complaints Regarding Audio Quality and Invite Scheme!

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OnePlus One was clearly the best Android phone to be released in 2014 and OnePlus Two promises to be even better than that. For starter, OnePlus Two comes with an improved hardware. However, experts are of the opinion that the Android version of Google needs to become a little more matured.

OnePlus Two takes the smartphone to the next level. The phone comes equipped with a 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor, which clocks in 1.8GHz. It has a 3 GB and a 4GB RAM along with a choice on 16 GB or 64-GB internal storage. The OnePlus Two has a 3300mAh battery and the only problem is that the battery is not replaceable.

The display is 5.5 inch HD with 1080X1920 pixels. The rear camera is 13 MP while the front camera is 5 MP. The phone also has a fingerprint scanner apart from the regular affair of the latest Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. OnePlus Two also has a USB Type-C port. The phone uses dual micro-SIM cards

While the software is comparable to any of the top selling Android devices in the market, the hardware of OnePlus Two rivals the best handsets in the market. The phone looks pretty usual with a blacked-out screen in the front panel. The company has added a new metal band around the outer edges of the screen and has made the back-cover replaceable.

The one complain that the users have been facing is that the audio quality of the phone isn’t good at all. There is a single speaker at the bottom of the phone and it isn’t very good. The users in North America have faced an issue where they have seen that the speaker of OnePlus Two refuses to play the audio from Tidal.

Users have reported that the audio from other online portals like Spotify, Netflix and Time Warner haven’t faced any such issues. This when brought to the notice of the engineers of Tidal, was promised to be looked into and rectified immediately.

However, when users have played games like Mahjong and Solitaire, they have complained that instead of playing the audio from the game, the phone remains silent. This might be a glitch that is found in the Oxygen OS and the users hope that an update would fix the bug.

OnePlus Two was unveiled way back in July, but the phone was available only in the basis of invites. The Chinese company has now announced that they will be giving out 3000 invites in the next two days, which will make it available to interested consumers all across India.

The rules for the competition are very simple. There is only one entry per contest and winners will be selected on the basis of first come first serve. The links are available on the company website.

If you get the invite, the OnePlus Two can be yours for $349 for the 4GB RAM 64GB model. While it is in the same price bracket as the Asus ZenFone 2 and Moto X, the OnePlus Two comes with a better hardware, though the software needs an improvement.

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OnePlus sure knows how to get noticed in the short time that they have been in the market. The company makes bold statements and big promises and matches it with cheap affordable handsets. However, the fact that the phones are available only on the basis of an invite is something that infuriates many potential consumers.

These similar sentiments were actually shared by Carl Pei, who is the co-founder of OnePlus. He went on to Twitter to post how his company needs to learn how to under promise. The OnePlus Two was launched under a lot of hype, but then this was badly hurt when the supply chain issues started cropping up.

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  1. Phone doesn’t have NFC. I have my oneplus two now for over a week and can’t complain about the sound, quality is far better than the iphones or my previous galaxy. Can’t say about other of the latest smartphones. The invite system is completely shambles, I was myself 5000 in the waiting list and never got the invite but two of my referral did and they were 2.5 million down in the queue. One of those referrals got me the phone.

  2. Forgot to mention, phone is great, very fast and battery lasts me just about a day. Only issue so far I found is the camera is a bit leggy and it can take sometimes a second or two to save the picture after you press the button. Enough to miss a good picture!!

  3. That it is a powerhouse of a phone is an understatement for One plus two. If you are that “value appreciating” customer (not a synonym for price sensitive) who is not willing to pay a higher premium for sub specs Samsung phone , options like One Plus two and the anticipated Mi 5 from Xiaomi are possibly the best bet today. But the choice comes with a flaw – Mi 5 is not going to reach India anytime before Feb even it its rumored launch happens in Nov’15 – One plus two has been a sheer disappointment with its waiting game. When the product is good – one can command customer’s choice but an agonizing wait like this undermines the ” USP” as the customer , being uncertain of the delivery date will choose to move. One plus two has clearly goofed up on its “Just in time” production logic and will loose a significant chunk of the “enrolled for invite” clients – I am surely dropping off the list !!! Also remember by the time they are ready to meet the demand – an optimistic bet would be six months from now – their will be a new “phone ” on the block – Buying a One plus does not insulate a customer from the better loaded smartphones that will be launched in 2016.

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