Could the OnePlus 2 Be the Phone to Make You Drop Your Current Brand?
If you’re on the market for a new phone, and you think most companies and models will just make you look like another normal user, here’s a model that you might not have heard of. The OnePlus is a relatively new smartphone brand and model that was launched about 2 years ago and that has skyrocketed straight to success, to the point that it’s now a worthy competitor to the big players on the market. It might not be threatening everybody in terms of market control, but the product itself is fairing very well against the competition.
OnePlus is a company located in China that intends not to compete with other smartphone companies by offering a cheap alternative, like many new manufacturers would do, but rather aim straight to build the best device possible. The OnePlus 2, the sequel to their first successful device, has now been announced and looks to be the device that will take this phenomenon to the next level.
A Look That Works for the Long Run
What does this phone have going for it? Well, its attractiveness starts with its look and feel, and while the OnePlus might not be the phone that makes everyone jealous and drop comments at first glance, it does have a sleek and professional feel that never grows old. Obviously, the OnePlus aims to be a keeper in the department of looks rather than something you would want to throw away after two years.
The look of the phone can be kept to the original simple black, or the user can go for one of the plates of premium-looking surfaces like wood, which can give any professional an edge look-wise. This can help making the OnePlus 2 less blank for the users that want to add some life to its rather square and standard-looking default appearance. So far, OnePlus seems to be doing the right plays in this department to keep the customers coming back, and with all the models of phones out there, it’s an impressive accomplishment to stand out with your own design, moreover a classic one like this.
The screen on the new phone will be 5.5 inch and will display the activity of the phone happening in an environment that’s unique to the brand and phone, which is called OxygenOS, but that’s still based on Android and the phone should feel familiar to those who have been rolling with the green robot over the past couple of years. It’s also equipped with a Snapdragon 810, an Adreno 430 graphics card and 4GB of RAM, which is plenty to compete with the bigger manufacturers. The phone also doesn’t neglect the camera aspect with a 13 mp one on the back, and a 5 mp one on the front.
New Features and Looking to Retain its Buzz
Some other interesting features on this new phone (which should cost around $330) is the reversible type-C USB connection, which should facilitate charging, and a fingerprint reader, making it take only half a second to recognize the user. So, these features make the OnePlus 2 an interesting phone to bring on the road and a secure one as well.
It remains to be seen if this new version can keep going on the momentum of the initial version. Will it have lost some buzz in the meantime? Or will this new version only make this company’s reputation bigger around the web with this new release? Only time will tell, but OnePlus looks to be a company that wishes to keep things simple, but with an ambitious mission, which is to compete with some of the biggest players in the game. The OnePlus 2 looks to be a phone that can compete spec-wise, and the look should please plenty and make it a keeper for the long run. It might’ve been an impossible mission to undertake, but the OnePlus 2 looks to be in that sweet spot were customers are continuously switching over to this new company and growing their fan base. Potential customers should also expect different versions to fit different budgets. So far, the price of around 330 USD seems fair and still cheap compared to some options on the market. OnePlus definitely isn’t overcharging the customer here and the price seems to justify the features the device offers. The OnePlus looks to be proof that overdoing things might not always be the way to go in the mobile phone world, and maybe some bigger players will take some inspiration from it and make their own timeless type of device. The OnePlus 2 will keep the invite system that was used for the sales of the first model, although there will be much more invites this time to satisfy the higher demand.