Review smartphone OnePlus One – killer flagships

Review smartphone OnePlus One – killer flagships


Just a few days we have published an article in which I briefly told, where there was a project (start-up) OnePlus One and what its prospects are waiting there, we touched on the known characteristics of other moments. On Wednesday, April 23, the company held in Beijing, the official presentation of its first smartphone, and now we can look at it and try to assess the future of the device with the new party, knowing all the information about the product and, most importantly, the final prices for different versions OnePlus One in different countries.

Let’s start with the most important information:

The smartphone will be available in the second quarter of the year, probably in mid-May. The system prompts when purchasing remains, at least at first. That is, even for those countries in which the device will be available, this is an order via the Internet Invitational system.

Full list of countries where you can buy a device, also confirmed:

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United States.

Now look at the detailed characteristics OnePlus One:

  • Operating System: CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
  • Network: GSM / EDGE, WCDMA, LTE (microSIM)
  • Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (quad-core, 2.5 GHz)
  • Graphics: Adreno 330 (578 MHz)
  • Memory: 3 GB
  • Data Memory: 16/64 GB
  • Screen: 5.5”, JDI 1920×1080 pixels (FulldHD), 401 ppi (Gorilla Glass glass 3)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi Dual Band 802.11 b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • Navigation: GPS, Glonass
  • Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0 (Sony Exmor IMX 214)
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Battery: 3100 mAh removable
  • Dimensions: 153 x 76 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 162 grams

All the advanced features confirmed, so we are facing one of the top smartphones the first half of 2014. Of competitive advantage can note the presence of 3 GB of RAM, of the drawbacks – no memory card slot. Otherwise, the “paper”, all smartphones are roughly equal – Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2, OnePlus One.

Externally OnePlus One very simple for my taste. Any decorative elements, except a thin frame around the display, no cheerful colors and other things – simplicity and minimalism. On the front plane of the body does not even have a company logo, it will be empty.

Basis shell smartphone – magnesium alloy, the main external elements – plastic, at the start of the device will be available in two colors – black and white. Removable panels will also be among the first – imitating the texture of bamboo denim surface, wood and Kevlar.

The smartphone system implemented Touch, And Go, an opportunity to “wake up” the device double tap of the screen. There will also be switched off panel with the onscreen buttons. Having three microphones – one more typical flagship chip, here it is too.

At the presentation of the smartphone paid much attention to the story of the cameras, especially for a basic, built on the new module Sony EXMOR IMX214. Resolution 13 MP, 6 lenses, aperture f/2.0, dual flash.

Naturally, online and offline project are already examples photo, and they look very bad. Of course, it should be understood that such personnel are made with special diligence: you shoot with a tripod if not, then at least the employee hands with hands-tripod (can not breathe for five minutes, do not blink, do not move while shooting), angles chosen the most successful weather – as well. Therefore, studying pictures shown on the official site, it is worth keeping in mind this information.

Smartphone chip can be called CyanogenMod 11S – based on Android 4.4 shell smartphone capabilities continue to expand in terms of fine-tuning “for themselves.” Plus, Root-access out of the box.

The overall situation with OnePlus One now following – a smartphone with the top at the moment features and price in more than two times lower than the nearest competitor. According to the characteristics OnePlus One is on par with the Samsung Galaaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8, however, if there are three smartphone data from about 600 U.S. dollars evro/700 then OnePlus One – $ 300 for the 16GB version and $ 350 – for the 64 GB version. I do not know whether there are people who are not impressed by the difference in price. It is huge! The whole question boils down to how the company is going to meet the demand for the device, and shall be turned into buying OnePlus One lottery, as it is the first year of smartphones Xiaomi? This Chinese company is also able to make great products and install them on the low price tags. However, sales system in limited quantities, and even waves when the wave for a certain number of smartphones sold and the next wave comes in a month or ever again, really spoils the impression of Xiaomi. Sometimes a smartphone on sale in retail really only for the price of one and a half times higher than claimed, and bought on the internet just can not be in the first few months – wave sold out in a couple of days.

If sales of the mysterious invitation company will move to real sales in countries declared when the user of this country can visit the website and order delivery device for the above $ 300, OnePlus One can in a short time to develop the project of unknown brand new smartphones Known throughout the world. Otherwise OnePls One and the same device will be now.

If you shop for a new smartphone, be sure to pay attention to OnePlus One. It makes sense to wait for May and understand how you can buy a smart phone outside the stated countries for sale (I’m sure this opportunity will be). Even if the price tag on the device when purchased with dancing with a tambourine would be declared above, OnePlus One will still be very tempting offer of top smartphone.