OnePlus 2 Review – Specs, Features and Design

OnePlus 2 Review – Specs, Features and Design – The OnePlus 2 which was announced on the 27th of July via a virtual reality app went on sale today 11th August 2015.

OnePlus 2 Review – Specs, Features and Design

It’s been a little over a year since the OnePlus One was announced and now the Chinese smartphone maker which took the market by storm is back with a second-generation smartphone to take on the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z3+, LG G4 and others.

The OnePlus 2 price is now official so the 16GB model is just £239 and £289 for the 64GB capacity. The US pricing is $329 and $389 respectively.

The OnePlus 2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (V 2.1), a fingerprint scanner, 4GB RAM for the 64GB OnePlus 2 and 3GB for the 16GB OnePlus 2 and a reversible Type-C USB.

The display on the OnePlus 2 remains at 5.5in with a Full HD resolution (1080 x 1920). The firm has said it’s an IPS panel with a 178 degree viewing angle and a brightness of 600nits which compares to 559nits of the iPhone 6.

The OnePlus 2 has a 5MP front camera. The rear camera on the remains at 13MP and still has the dual-LED flash. The firm says it has an f/2 aperture, 1.3μm pixels and six lenses to avoid distortion and colour aberration. Other features include optical image stabilization (OIS), a laser auto focus (under 0.3 second) and 4K video recording. Support for shooting in RAW will also be added via a software update ‘shortly after launch’.

OnePlus 2 Review – Specs, Features and Design Below is the complete specification of the OnePlus 2:


OnePlus 2 Review – Specs, Features and Design

LAUNCHAnnounced27th July, 2015
BODYDimensions151.8 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm (5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 in)
 Weight175 g (6.17 oz)
 SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 – Fingerprint sensor
DISPLAYTypeLTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
 Size5.5 inches (~73.3% screen-to-body ratio)
 Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
 ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
 – Oxygen UI
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v5.1 (Oxygen OS)
 ChipsetQualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
 CPUQuad-core Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57
 GPUAdreno 430
MEMORYCard slotNo
 Internal16 GB, 3 GB RAM
64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, optical image stabilization, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash
 FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
 Video2160p@30fps, 2160p(DCI)@24fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps
 Secondary5 MP, 1080p@30fps
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
 3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
 Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
 RadioTo be confirmed
 USBmicroUSB v2.0, Type-C reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
 MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
 Talk time
MISCColorsSandstone Black
 SAR EU0.43 W/kg (head)     0.20 W/kg (body)
 Price group6/10


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