I love One Plus Phones, but I hate the company for one simple reason–They don’t give a fuck about their costumers. The fact that you can only buy their phones with the help of an invite and they practically don’t sell phones offline is a deal breaker for normal customers. When they first came in, the invite system was a good move, since being a startup they cannot spend millions on advertisement and the invite system kind of created a good hype among customers.
However, in July, One Plus launched its second iteration– the One Plus Two for $389 with the same old invite system. The company said that the invite system will be improved by 500 times, but they failed to deliver. Moreover, Motorola launched its flagship MotoX Style for $399 which is a better value for money smartphone than the One Plus Two and you can buy one without the invites.
Today, One Plus announced its third handset–One Plus X; a phone that cost as little as $249 with superior hardware specs that puts all rivals to shame. The OnePlus X comes with a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) AMOLED screen and is powered by a last year’s flagship SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and 3GB of RAM. It has 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB. It uses a hybrid dual-SIM slot, with the second slot usable for microSD cards. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
The phone has a gorilla glass on the front as well as the back with metallic bezels on the side. The One Plus X is running Android 5.1.1 with Oxygen OS and should get Android Marshmallow 6.0 before the end of this year. The Phone comes with a non-removable 2525mAh battery.
- 5-inch FULL HD AMOLED Display
- Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front and back
- Snapdragon 801 chipset (QuadCore Cortex A15 processor @2.3Ghz)
- 3GB of RAM
- 16GB storage (Expandable up to 128GB)
- Supports two nano SIMs Or One nano and a microSD card
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash
- 8MP front facing camera
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- 4G LTE bands, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, FM radio, and Micro-USB
- 2525mAh battery
One Plus has said that the invites this time will only take one month at most and they will also be offering flash sale at the end of each month. I seriously hope that they won’t mess up the invite system like they did with the One Plus two.