The OnePlus One was an impressive device that launched last year and came with specifications that could compete with any modern day flagship device. The more impressive fact about this device was its budget pricing.
Sadly, the phone was available through an invite system at first but later it was released on most e-commerce websites. Its 2015 and the OnePlus Two has finally been released, sadly through an invite system yet again. It has an improved hardware and lots of features that befit a business phone while boosting its overall productivity.
The best features in the OnePlus 2 is the new fingerprint scanner, a Do-Not-Disturb button to prevent any notifications from disturbing you along with a dual-SIM support that is ideal for people who travel frequently. It is aggressively priced at $329, which is half of what an average flagship smartphone costs today.
However, as mentioned before, the OnePlus 2 is an elusive device and getting your hands can be really difficult and in some cases, nigh impossible. You won’t be able to waltz along to your favorite cellular store and get this device. The phone will be available from 11th August in small quantities.
You can head over to this link and sign up in order to put yourself in the queue for its reservation. You should also follow OnePlus on social media in order to notice when these reservations are available. The OnePlus 2 comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor along with 4GB of RAM.
For a budget offering, this is certainly sky-high specs. However, it comes with a 5.5inch full-HD display which won’t be as sharp as the quad-HD displays on the present flagship smartphones like the Motorola Moto X Style and the Galaxy S6. On the downside, the OnePlus 2 is a bit thicker than its predecessor at 0.4inches.
However, this shouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. It also has a metal frame which makes a device a bit hefty in nature. In the end, the OnePlus 2 has a more premium look, compared to its predecessor but at the same time, it is not as thin and light as its predecessor was. In the meantime, business users will welcome the nifty fingerprint scanner that is embedded in the home button of OnePlus 2.
With this feature turned on, it won’t be necessary to use your password every time you access your device. OnePlus claims that their fingerprint scanner can unlock the phone in less than half a second which is an astonishingly fast response time that beats the iPhone hands down.
Business users will also prefer the dual-SIM support that enables you to switch between two different data plans at your own free will.
This is a feature that can also be utilized for domestic usage. In case your company provides you a SIM with a unique business phone plan, you can switch to your work SIM when you are working. This prevents you from eating up personal data when at work. Another great feature in OnePlus 2 is the new Priority Mode in Android 5.0 Lollipop.
This lets you change some settings which lets you control when and how you will receive your notifications. All smartphones running Android Lollipop has this utility but OnePlus 2 takes it an up a notch by providing a physical switch that allows you to toggle quickly between the settings for Priority Mode.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus 2 battery is an improvement over its predecessor, at 3300mAh, that is 300mAh more than the OnePlus One. OnePlus 2 is priced at $329 with 16GB of storage with no two-year contract or whatsoever. The 32GB version will be available at $389 which is also a good deal.