Thursday , August 17 2017

OnePlus releases their low-end option, the OnePlus X

OnePlus X
OnePlus has unveiled their second phone this year, making the OnePlus X official. The OnePlus X like both the OnePlus and the OnePlus 2 before it, is not available for purchase in Australia and you will have to work with importers to get one in your hands.

The OnePlus X is the low-cost option for OnePlus fans, and for a low-cost it’s a decent looking handset, made of a metal frame, with a glass back and Gorilla Glass 3 front, though a ‘special edition’ ceramic option will be available in a limited run. The phone has decent if lower-end specs (by todays standards at least), with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM running the show underneath. There’s 16GB of on-board storage and the phone has options for either Dual-SIM or you can use the second SIM as a microSD card slot.

The phone has a 13MP ISOCELL sensor with an f/2.2 aperture on the rear and an 8MP ‘Selfie’ cam on the front. The rear camera is optimised for white balance and colour saturation to get an accurate shote, the sensor has a lightning fast 0.2 second autofocus with phase detection autofocus, which OnePlus says is their fastest camera yet. The OnePlus X features Auto, HDR and ‘Clear Image’ options and the front-facing selfie cam has beauty mode which should smooth out the bumps.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said of the handset:

Today’s smartphone user strives to find the perfect balance of style and performance. The OnePlus X is a design­centric device ­ chic and powerful enough to fit any lifestyle.

OnePlus X Specifications:

  • 5″ FullHD (1920×1080) Resolution AMOLED (441 ppi) Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core @ 2.3 GHz
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 16GB eMMC v5.0 with either dual SIM or MicroSD expandable up to 128GB
  • 3GB LPDDR3
  • Cameras:
    • Rear: 13MP ISOCELL 3M2 CMOS, f/2.2 aperture 1080p resolution video; Slow Motion: 720p video at 120fps
    • Front: 8MP OV8858, f/2.4 aperture
  • Radios (U.S.):
    • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    • HSPA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
    • LTE: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B8
  • Radios (Europe & Asia):
    • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    • HSPA: B1/B2/B5/B8
    • FDD ­LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20
    • TDD-­LTE: B38/B40
  • 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio
  • GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, HALL
  • 2525 mAh LiPo Battery
  • Multicolor LED notification light
  • OxygenOS, based on Android 5.1.1
  • 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm
    • Onyx: 138grams
    • Ceramic: 160 g

As with all OnePlus handsets you’ll need an invite to purchase one. There’s the standard Glass and Metal bodied option, which will be available from November 5th for €269 in Europe, and will then go on-sale in the US for US$249 from November 19th. The special edition ‘Ceramic’ option will be limited to 10,0000 units and will go on-sale in Europe and India from November 24th for €369.

To check out more about the OnePlus X, head over to the OnePlus website.

 
Source: OnePlus.

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11 Comments on "OnePlus releases their low-end option, the OnePlus X"

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James Adina
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wow this is a really late response but… I am not too scared of buying Chinese phones which besides maybe Meizu, OnePlus, Huawei and Lenovo are often really cheap so that they undercut the respective big brands of the Asian Smartphone world. A company I bought two phones from not to long ago which surprisingly impressed me came from a company called Elephone. I bought an S2 and a P8000, now neither of these are gonna beat out an iphone or a galaxy but for the price I was certainly impressed with what I got. The elephone s2 looks almost… Read more »
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I really like the look of the device, but I use NFC for payments so no go 🙁 – Would have got it otherwise…

subnoize
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subnoize

Looks pretty good, should stop anyone from buying the nexus 5x in australia.

John Batman
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John Batman

Sorry, but not really.

subnoize
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subnoize

$670 aud for a 5x and this will be like $350 aud

John Batman
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John Batman

Somehow you’re directly converting USD into AUD. I personally don’t see it coming in that way though. And don’t forget all US prices you are currently looking at is without tax.

I know it’s still cheaper than nexus 5X. However if arguably using LG G4 to fend off potential new nexus buyers is legitimate, using a still relatively expensive yet almost inferior in any creteria spec-wise phone to bash Nexus 5X seems a bit off IMHO.

James Adina
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James Adina

It looks nice but… there are other 5x alternatives out there that are arguably better and that being said the Nexus 5X is no slouch is still a insanely beastly phone despite the plastic build quality and slightly lower specs… its really impressed a lot of reviewers!

cjdacka
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cjdacka

I don’t know why, but this device looks really attractive.

David
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David

To me it looks very iPhone 4 style but bigger. Not necessarily a bad thing.

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It does have that sophisticated look doesn’t it despite of it’s mid range internals.

cjdacka
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cjdacka

I reckon 😛

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