OnePlus X review – is a phone with good looks and a quite decent camera, processor and battery. In addition, it is very cheap.
Chasing products OnePlus quite difficult. The company has managed to release two prominent Android smartphone in the past two years. But the purchase of one of them remains a challenge.
With the release of OnePlus X review dubious habit of selling gadgets by invitation only not disappeared. However, if you can buy it, you will be satisfied: the model is a good offer for its $ 250. European users in this sense are even simpler – they are available on the device JD.com lychnis without hassle. The phone has installed the same components as in new models from leading brands. For example, AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080p, two slots for SIM cards – and all this in a compact package.
Small and stylish: OnePlus X review
OnePlus X review – really small smartphone. Since it is convenient to work for a long time, and his body is a bit like the LG Optimus G or Apple iPhone 4S. This minimalist design has advantages, but glass surfaces also mean that this smartphone will always remain a fingerprint and you have to wipe it with enviable regularity.
Model X is small enough and can fit in just about any purse or pocket of his pants. In spite of the decrease compared with OnePlus Two screen size, type long emails, and tweets it quite convenient. Some of our editors have even expressed nostalgia for the time when almost all smartphones have similar size.
We liked the 5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080p – is installed on OnePlus X. juicy colors and viewing angles are excellent. Yes, there is no such color profiles, both on devices with Samsung AMOLED-display, but the black color is so deep that it creates a sense of overflowing the screen in the housing.
With the announcement of this model, we questioned: why in OnePlus X review was installed the old CPU? But, as it turned out, this makes sense: Snapdragon 801 now much cheaper than last year, and while many people are used quite successfully last year of HTC and Samsung, working on such a chip. Besides, OnePlus X is equipped with 3 GB of RAM that improves the situation somewhat.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 showed the expected results. Applications run fast and work well – the same as in last year’s flagship. Games like My Vegas Slots (yes, we have some play in it) is not too heated device. The only thing we have sometimes seen a “hanging” interface when switching between applications. However, when you start and stop the forced anything OnePlus X came to the “zeroing” of just a second.
OnePlus X review also has a very decent battery life. In standby mode, the battery on the regular 2535 mAh battery lasted about two days before the message that you need to connect the power adapter. The test battery PCMark he was able to hold 6:00 5 minutes. With regard to Geekbench, the battery shows the 4 hours and 47 minutes. The only problem is charge: the phone will be in for some time about leaving the outlet because this model does not support fast charging.
Finicky camera: OnePlus X review
In OnePlus X review installed the 13-megapixel main camera with f / 2.2, and a front camera with a resolution of 8 megapixels. Although OnePlus promise unit “with the fastest camera,” we have seen the opposite effect. Camera model X has the property to hang out, which frequently leads to blurry photos.
White balance almost never gets to the point. Several times the photos taken in bright sunlight, obtained overexposed. And despite the fact that the smartphone OnePlus X review removes badly in low light, HDR slow.
Despite having the same sensor 13 megapixels, OnePlus X review gives a very different result from the white balance than OnePlus 2
In low light OnePlus X review works well – at least much better than the Moto G with the same price tag
The photo is good if you can hold the device still during shooting. As such you can take in the overseas tour, but after that, you need to edit photos and to throw out failed. This is a fairly reliable smartphone for fast photo and posting on Facebook, but certainly it cannot be your only camera.
The video also turns out average. OnePlus X review default disclaims resolution 1080p, but it loses the focus point when the device is moving. Dark scenes will turn too noisy, but the camera has a mode of delayed recording, which saves 120 frames per second at a resolution of 720p.
In fact, we liked the operating system Oxygen OS. It is not filled with a variety of options, and its appearance is not too separates you from the original Android. Model X is running Oxygen OS 2.1.1, which implements such interesting possibilities as an individual issue of rights applications, and it is based on Android 5.1.1. Since the phone is sold unlocked, you cannot worry that operators will delay the update cycle. (OnePlus has announced the transition to Marshmallow in Q1 2016)
Oxygen OS offers a variety of customization options (screenshots to the right and middle), as well as a special “regiment”, which is to the left of the home screen
Oxygen OS There is not many things that you will not find in the original Android. For example, you can swap items Quick menu or customize gestures that work in the off-screen. It is necessary to pay attention to the “shelf”, which is located to the left of the home screen. It shows the most frequently used applications and contacts, and also leaves room for the widget. Stuck comfortable, but if you have already streamlined their icons and use his scheme for years, all the movements of the fingers remember – you do not need a “shelf”. However, disable it, set on the same screen, Google Now, alas, did not happen.
Is it worth it $ 250?
We appreciated the aesthetics and design OnePlus X review. It’s really a very stylish phone for half the price than many other devices of a similar level. Model X – is a simple smartphone that you can take with you anywhere. But for $ 250 I would like to see him, at least, a little more new technologies – at least chip NFC. Anyway, OnePlus X will be a very decent choice for all who want a stylish, affordable smartphone with basic functions. These tasks, this model solves the well.