Released in June 2014, the OnePlus One seems to be a really successful device, bearing in mind the high competition. I decided to write a short review about this smartphone, so everybody can see what is so special about it and what makes it successful in the big android market.
This android smartphone is a really powerful one which we should not underestimate, because the CPU it carries is one of the most powerful ones ever released from Qualcomm, though we can see the same CPU in a lot of other smartphone. Also I wanted to mention the price of this smartphone – less than 350 euros in Germany.
The performance of the OnePlus One is comparable to the devices from the high-end class, which is a good reason for potential buyers out there. But let’s have a look at the specifications of the device and see if it is worth or not.
OnePlus One has LTPS LCD display having the size of 5.5” inches, which categorizes it as a smartphone from the big size class. With FullHD resolution, the dpi of the screen is just 401 which is really good.
The display is covered with the Gorilla Glass 3, which should give it additional scratch and break protection, but I honestly am not surprised from the Gorilla Glass so much.
Knowing the price of the device, I would say that its camera is a good one – 13mpx with dual-LED flashlight. Also being able to shoot videos at 2160p resolution and 720p@60fps, I would say that the camera is not bad at all and is one of the advantages of this device.
The front camera of the smartphone is 5MP, which makes it perfect for selfies.
The internal memory of the phone can be either 16 or 64gb and there is unfortunately no microSD slot – here we see the first big disadvantage of this device. The OnePlus One has 3GB RAM though, which makes it comparable in this direction with devices like the new HTC One M9 or Galaxy S6.
The smartphone shows great performance thanks to the quad-core CPU – the 2.5Ghz Krait 400 from Qualcomm. The CPU there is only one, while we can see two quad-core CPUs on the Galaxy S6 or comparable devices.
The OnePlus One is also coming with the Adreno 330 GPU, which I personally think could have been better, for example the 430 one. The overall performance is still great, games and heavy apps run on the smartphone without problem and together with the 3GB ram, running lots of multiple android apps is obviously not a problem.
In my personal opinion, the OnePlus One is a great device which could have some better specifications, like the GPU, but still for its price, it is a great LTE smartphone. The battery of the OnePlus one is not removable, but neither it is on the most new devices, so I won’t count this as a disadvantage.
If you chose OnePlus One for your next smartphone you made a great choice, because no phone could serve better for these money.
Here are some more photos of the smartphone: