OnePlus 2
OnePlus 2 has just finished their virtual phone launch using Google’s Cardboard platform, but now the nitty gritty of details about the phone have begun to arrive.

The phone will have some pretty high-end specs, but notably the specs we’ve been provided with make no mention of features like Quick Charging or Qi wireless charging. Also missing from the list is NFC, so no payments – Android Pay/Google Wallet etc. – will be available on the phone. The OnePlus 2 will also come with Capacitive and On-screen buttons. The OnePlus 2 also has a multi-coloured LED notification light.


So what does the OnePlus 2 have in side it?

  • 5.5″ 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI LCD screen with In-cell Touch and Corning© Gorilla© Glass
  • 64-bit Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 810 processor with 1.8GHz Octa-core CPUs
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • 4 GB/ 3 GB LPDDR4
  • 64 GB/16 GB eMMC v5.0 (available capacity varies)
  • 13MP (1.3µm) Rear Camera with 6 lenses to avoid distortion and colour aberration OIS, Laser Focus and Dual-LED Flash and f/2.0 Aperture
  • 5 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Bottom-facing speaker
  • Dual-microphone with noise cancellation
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n and 5GHz 802.11a/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS and Digital Compass
  • Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light sensor
  • 1 LED notification light (multicoloured)
  • Dual NanoSIM
  • Connectivity Support
    • US
      • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
      • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
      • FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17
    • EU/India
      • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
      • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/5/8
      • FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20
  • Ports:
    • Data & Charging: USB Type-C
    • Audio: Jack 3.5mm
  • Volume Rockers, Alert Slider and Capacitive / On-screen buttons
  • OxygenOS based on Android 5.1
  • Embedded rechargeable 3,300 mAh LiPo battery
  • 151.8×74.9×9.85 mm
  • 175 grams

The OnePlus 2 has two accessories in the box, a single USB Type- C Cable and a OnePlus 2 USB Power Adapter. We also presume some sort of SIM tool.


Now. Let’s talk band support. The OnePlus supports 2G (that’s the GSM bands) as well as 3G (that’s the WCDMA bands) with support for Bands 1/2/4/5/8. In Australia we use Bands 1, 5 and 8 :

  • Band 1 (2100MHz) Telstra, Optus, Vodafone.
  • Band 5 (850MHz) Telstra
  • Band 8 (900MHz) Optus/Vodafone (Metro)

With regards to LTE support, it’s going to get a little difficult. We’ve previously been importing the US OnePlus One due to support for Band 3 1800MHz LTE on the US version, which is the most widely used LTE band in Australia due to being supported almost everywhere by all three major Australian carriers. In the OnePlus 2, that changes. The OnePlus 2 has two variants, the European and US versions. The US version supports Bands: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17:

  • Band 1: 2100MHz
  • Band 2: 1900MHz
  • Band 4: 1700MHz
  • Band 5: 850MHz
  • Band 7: 2600MHz
  • Band 8: 900MHz
  • Band 12: 700aMHz
  • Band 17: 700bMHz

The European model supports Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20:

  • Band 1: 2100MHz
  • Band 3: 1800MHz
  • Band 5: 850MHz
  • Band 7: 2600MHz
  • Band 8: 900MHz
  • Band 20: 800MHz

In Australia we use LTE Bands 3, 5, 28 and in TD-LTE Band 40. The OnePlus 2 only lists support for FD-LTE so it’s mainly the Bands 3, 5 and 28:

Update: It appears that on the spec page for the Indian version of the OnePlus 2, OnePlus has added TD-LTE bands: TDD-LTE: Bands 38/40/41 (2600,2300,2500), which of course is a boon for Optus users. This doesn’t change much for a number of users in Australia, but does for some Indian OnePlus fans. Thanks Ankur.

  • Band 3: 1800 (All Three)
  • Band 5: 850MHz (Vodafone re-farmed 3G Spectrum)
  • Band 28: 700MHz (Optus/Telstra)
  • Band 40: 2300 (TD-LTE Optus)

We’re looking at ways to import the European version of the OnePlus 2, so stay tuned for that.

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Andrew McGlashan

The way it is written, you make it seem like 28 is an option for us, but it is not. We really need 28 and 40 to make it viable, or at least 28 to be included. I won’t be buying the new One Plus — I do have the old one and I think I was lucky to get it. Maybe the 3rd version down the track, but definitely not the far too limited 2nd version for me.

Andrew McGlashan

Umm “In Australia we use LTE Bands 3, 5, 28 and in TD-LTE Band 40. The
OnePlus 2 only lists support for FD-LTE so it’s mainly the Bands 3, 5
and 28:”

28 isn’t a listed option, it’s just 3 or 5 … that won’t be good enough. We want all the AU bands, being 3, 5, 28 & 40.


Daniel Tyson

That’s essentially what is in the post – yes….


“The OnePlus 2 only lists support for FD-LTE so it’s mainly the Bands 3, 5 and 28”

But it doesn’t support 28?

Daniel Tyson

Right. I see what you’re saying. In the context of the post I was trying to explain that the FD-LTE bands left from what our carriers offer here in Australia is Bands 3, 5 and 28. I thought everyone would just take the next logical step and see there was no band 28 listed.


No NFC has turned me off this phone completely. Have NFC on my Bluetooth dock, use it for payments, Android Beam and NFC tags for user profiles. Would be too many convenient things to give up.


This is the Chinese version band support list.



No NFC is actually a hard stop IMO. I use the Commbank NFC payments way to regularly to want to go back now.


You could always purchase the NFC sticker from Commbank. I think that’s what I’m going to do, not a bad tradeoff.

Greg Eden

You would be a mug to buy a phone that does not support band 28. With both Optus and Telstra deploying B28 everywhere it is a big omission unless they make an Australian variant. A growing issue for all imported phones.

Will Dutton

Genuine question, is band 28 really going to be essential in your opinion then? After the OP2 launch I actually thought about getting the xiaomi mi note which is a great looking phone but again doesn’t have band 28


Great summary Dan, I only made it part way through the presentation.
Cheers for the notable ommissions, will have to keep an eye out for any developments.
All and all a great phone, let’s see what Motorola has to say in a few days.

vijay alapati

No NFC might be real stopper….I understand that android pay might not work as its running oxigen OS.

James Z

i wonder why they skipped the nfc tho really disappointing

Marné Prinsloo

There was talk of the pins being there so you may be able to add nfc with a sticker later.. We’ll see this soon hopefully!

Sean Hayde

Saw a swap cover and it had the pogo pins in the cover


The connectors on the back covers are so that the phone knows what cover you have, and it changes the theme/screen colours accordingly.