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The OnePlus X was launched in November 2015 and best featured as yet another spectacular smartphone from the house of the Chinese manufacturers. The phone launched just after the much touted OnePlus 2 launch in the market and quickly became the subject of discussion among both the tech gurus and the customers. So without wasting any time read on our exclusive OnePlus X review.
The phone is often referred to as OnePlus Mini because of the smaller dimensions as compared to other OnePlus smartphones. The phone is also slimmer compared to other OnePlus smartphones of 6.9mm. The phone has a metal frame topped with a glass back that provides an ergonomic design. The back panel of the phone is sturdy and seems to be resistant to shocks or scratches. The camera with LED flash light provided at the top left of the back panel, and a USB port provided at the bottom of the phone and so is the modern speaker grille. The power button, volume rocker buttons, and the SIM tray provided on the right edge of the phone. The phone is moderate in size, as its dimensions are 5.51 x 2.72 x 0.27 inches. The phone is not that heavy as it weighs 138/160 grams. The phone is available in three colors i.e. Ceramic, Onyx, and Champagne. The OnePlus X features with 5.0 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors providing a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The phone has around 441 pixels per inch, thus producing breathtaking and vibrant colors while the display is also multi-touch enabled. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which makes it scratch resistant. There is no problem associated with the viewing angles and color reproduction. The display of OnePlus X is dazzling and so will catch your attention instantly.
The OnePlus X equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset clocked to 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor and 3GB RAM. The Snapdragon chipset used in this smartphone, though not being the latest in the market, offers a power packed performance. The processor seems to provide a battery performance, and there was no noticeable lag when heavy applications played on the phone. Android version 5.1.1 has been chosen as the Operating System, while the phone uses OnePlus’s Oxygen 2.2.0 UI for running the phone. The Oxygen OS used in the phone looks similar to the stock Android regarding the overall appeal, as the notification bar and the app drawer look exactly similar. Talking about the tweaks that come with the Oxygen OS, the interface offers apps permission screen that provides detailed better control over the app usage. Just like OnePlus 2, this phone also offers the ‘Shelf’ feature. By enabling this feature, it becomes the left-most screen of the phone. It’s similar to Google Now that we are so accustomed to seeing on our phone. Overall, the software used in the phone is impressive as it offers a range of UI customization options.
The OnePlus X provided with a 13 MP primary camera that assisted by phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash and check quality. The secondary camera provided with an 8 MP camera. Full HD Videos records in the phone with options of recording at 1080p@30fps and 720p@120fps video quality. The video recording also features HDR, stereo sound recording and check quality. The primary camera has other features that include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR mode. The camera captures amazing pics daylight as well as in dim light conditions, but this is where the good reviews for the camera end. As the images snapped by the camera lack detail and look grainy when images are zoomed out.Noise seems to creep in every image shot by the camera. The loudspeaker provided in the phone prove to be a bit weak, and they do not get considerably loud, but, good sound is produced by the when headphones connected to the phone.
The OnePlus X phone powered by a 2525 mAh non-removable Li-PO battery. The phone can run for a complete day with light to moderate usage. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nas, hotspot, Bluetooth Version 4.1, A2DP, A-GPS, GLONASS, microUSB version 2.0.
The OnePlus X is an amazing dual-SIM flagship smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer. The phone looks impressive with its premium appearance and eye-catching display. The phone also provides a power packed performance topped with powerful software. Talking about the downside, the biggest issue we had with the phone is the questionable camera performance. Also, the reason for the absence of NFC in this smartphone remains unclear. OnePlus X is the best smartphone present in the market for the users searching for a value for money smartphone that offers a power packed performance.
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