The rumors were true … today OnePlus X Android phone was officially launched at an event in London. OnePlus 2 do not ship to customers yet, but hey, why not announce a new material? Gadget geeks love them. So we called the two “promising” we have high hopes for the new X.
We got a view of the new device (s) in the event in San Francisco earlier this week.
Version Onyx is available on OnePlus.net in the UK on November 5, at EUR269, and in the US on November 19 for $ 249. The window will invite a month. Ceramic Edition will be available in Europe and India, from 24 November to EUR369. There’s only 10,000 are available, and for good reason … the process to make them take a total of 25 days, which is fire, baked in 2700 degrees Fahrenheit for 28 hours.
In addition to phones, the company also announced its own headphones, called “OnePlus Icons”, which will cost $ 49. Unfortunately, they do not come with a new OnePlus X, so you’ll have to pay extra if you You want to keep everything uniform.
They come in graphite and gold, and will be available somewhere “before Christmas.”
Back to the phones. I’ll shoot you right, it’s Android-phone, which wants to be the iPhone. It’s pretty … very nice, but OxygenOS not have an advantage over the latter operating system Android, Zephyr, I see. They look good and feel good, but … it may not be enough.
Here is a brief list:
- 5-inch Gorilla Glass display 3
- 1080 Active Matrix OLED-screen (AMOLED), resolution 441 PPI
- Onyx black glass or ceramic limited edition (only 10,000 of)
- Snapdragon chipset 801
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB of storage (expandable up to 128 GB)
- Supports two nano SIM-
- Onyx version weighs only 4.86 ounces, the super strong feeling in the hand
- 13MP rear camera (no 4K video, as the new Nexus line)
- 8MP camera frontfacing
We spoke to co-founder Charles Pei OnePlus after his speech in San Francisco last week, and he told us why the world is in need of your company. He says it’s partly because “Apple does not have a challenger”:
Chinese smartphone calls it “the flagship killer,” 2, so I’m not sure H. flagship killer killer? I asked the company how many devices they have sold to date, and they were not willing to share the details just yet.
This Android-phone, which wants to be the iPhone.
OS that I have mentioned, OxygenOS, a taste OnePlus custom Android from Google. And it’s pretty fast, but it looks mighty familiar.
If you think that you need is a phone or not, the company certainly has a way of drumming interest for their line of devices using the system prompt to make them available in a short period of time, and sometimes the opening things completely, thus causing stir in the “wants” and “gimmes”:
“Never stop” is the battle cry OnePlus, which is quite daring for the squirt … but we like it. I’ll spend more time with OnePlus X in the next few days and let you know what I think. I can tell you this, it’s not “kill” Nexus flagships, particularly 6P. It is also unlikely to “kill” iPhone, which he is clearly trying to be.
Having said all that, for the price, you’ll get one heck of a phone. If I had to choose between carrying Nexus 5X, which felt flimsy to me or well built OnePlus X, I could just lean over OnePlus. And you get a community that comes with OnePlus, which could only build itself to be a fanatic Android-equivalent conservatives iPhone Apple.
Speaking of this community, OnePlus plans on taking its show on the road around the world, allowing people to get the devices in their hands: