We all know how greatly equipped the One Plus One was, but does the new One Plus 2 take the game to a new level? We find out.
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Welcome the V8 of the smartphones – the new One Plus 2. In a market which was taken by storm not so long ago by a phone known as One Plus One, this is One Plus’s second offering to the world of smartphones. On paper, the phone looks very impressive with a dual-sim slot, 5.5-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen, display resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, 401ppi pixel density, 4GB RAM, 64GB memory and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. All these things work together beautifully to provide you with a very nice experience while using this phone. Even while playing some of the most demanding games, the phone doesn’t break a sweat, not once. The picture quality is simply superb and the 5.5-inch screen is quite bright and visible even at not-so-usual viewing angles.
A few days after we got the phone, One Plus released a software update of the phone, and once we installed that, the fingerprint sensor (which can be used to unlock the phone) worked flawlessly. The upgrade also allowed us to use the 13MP rear camera much more effectively by adding manual mode, which made taking tricky pictures extremely easy. Some of the amazing features of the camera include taking pictures up to 4,128 x 3,096 pixels, optical image stabilisation, laser focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. The sensor is also able to record 4K videos, slow motion videos and also time lapses.
The look-and-feel of the phone is very impressive and it fits in your palm pretty effortlessly. The matte finish of the One Plus 2 makes it easy for the phone to not slip from you hand. The metal frame certainly makes it look a bit hefty as it weighs 175gms. One Plus has developed a new OS for this new phone – Oxygen 2.1 – which is One Plus’s own and has been based on the Android platform, but with some extra, easy to use features.
The non-removable 3,300mAh battery is good enough to serve you for over a day of extreme use. The phone has the tendency to heat up if overworked, like while shooting a video for a longer duration or while playing a heavy-duty game.
So, is this phone worth your money? We have little or no doubt in saying, “yes,” here. A company can’t just come out of nowhere and write a success story when there are giants like Samsung and Apple out there. It has to be very good value for money. And both the phones from the One Plus stable provide just that. With its fantastic feature list, if this phone doesn’t deserve your Rs. 24,999, nothing else does either.