Renowned for making the “Flagship Killer” smartphones, OnePlus has today launched a mid-ranger devices named as the OnePlus X. OnePlus X although a mid-ranger looks beautiful, even more than its big brother the OnePlus 2. It has a premium finish with Gorilla glass on front and back and chamfered metal rail all around the phone. It has a nice heft to it and feels premium in hand. The glass at the back curves a little bit and meets the metal band to ensure a comfortable handling. It runs on Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and has 3GB of RAM. Plenty of power to give you a smooth performance. It also brings the physical notification button which always is a nice add-on.
The base model has 16GB of internal storage and a dual sim support. One of the sim slots also doubles as a microSD slot which can support microSD up to 128GB. The inclusion of microSD slot is a big relief for users who like to have a lot of media on the device. It will be a big feature, especially in markets like India where streaming services are still in its nascent stage.
OnePlus ahs used a display panel which is just gorgeous to look at. It comes with a 5.0-inch Active Matrix OLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a pixel density of 441ppi. The OLED display ensures deeper blacks and clearer color reproduction. The display is covered with Gorilla glass 3 for added protection.
OnePlus X also features a descent camera module. The primary shooter is a 13MP ISOCELL module with f/2.2 aperture. It also has an 8MP front facing camera. The battery is rated at a big 2,525 mAh. With the adoption of Android 6.0/Marshmwllow, this will ensure a good battery life.
Display: 5-inch display(1920 x 1080)
Processor: Qualcomm 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801
GPU: Adreno 330
MicroSD: Up to 128GB
Connectivity: 2.4GHz b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, LTE
SIM card: Nano SIM, dual compatible (but uses microSD slot)
Camera: 13MP ISOCELL 3M2 CMOS with f/2.2 rear cam, 8MP front cam
Battery: Non-removable 2,525 mAh LiPo battery
Software: Oxygen OS (based on Lollipop)
Dimensions: 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm, 138g for Onyx, 160g for Ceramic
OnePlus X boasts an incredible spec-sheet for its price. But, the USP of this smartphone will surely be its premium build quality. No other smartphone in its range or even higher has such a premium look and feel. It just looks gorgeous. The anodized metal frame sandwiched between a glass front and back gives it a luxurious look.
The Oneplus X will come in two variant. The first one named ‘Onyx’ has a glass back.The second version named ‘Ceramic’ has a ceramic back (as the name suggests). The ceramic version is more scratch resistant and durable with a hardness of 8.5H. OnePlus claims that only out of five (~20%) could make it out of the production line. Hence, this version will cost you more. The ceramic version brings a little more heft to the device at 160g (against 138g for the Onyx version), which surprisingly feels better in hand. OnePlus X ceramic will be a limited edition product with OnePlus shipping just 10,000 of these.
Launch, Price, and Availability:
The OnePlus X Onyx will cost you INR 16,999 (249 USD)while the limited edition OnePlus X Ceramic will be priced at INR 22,999. The Oneplus X onyx will sadly follow the invite system for the first month. After a month, it will go under flash sale on Amazon India.