- USB Type-C
- Fingerprint sensor
- Good camera
- Stock based Android
- Weak Speakers
- No NFC
- Software updates are slow
Design and Build:
It is rather a huge phone, but it feels good in the hands. It’s got 5.5 inch display but it’s not the biggest phone with a display of that size. The metal band around the phone is a big improvement over the OnePlus One and this alone makes the phone feel premium. Thankfully it doesn’t try to thin out the body size and have a protruding camera like a lot of the other phones out there which is good, and instead they used up the space efficiently with a larger battery to boot. Even then the phone isn’t too heavy or too thick either, striking a perfect balance. There’s also a alert slider on the left side which kinda reminds of the iPhone silent button and this pretty much does the same if not more.
The OnePlus 2 has a 13MP camera with laser auto focus. The phone is capable to taking great photos but it’s a bit slow at capturing pictures. The phone has the biggest sensor among all 13 MP smartphone cameras and has Optical Image Stabilization as well. The laser autofocus is really fast and the OIS is really good as the phone can take some really good low light photos. There is a 5MP front camera as well capable of full HD recording.
The OnePlus 2 has a 5.5 inch 1080p display. It’s so good that you may easily pass it for a quad HD display, it’s easily one of the best 1080p displays you can find in a smartphone. it has great viewing angles, excellent brightness, colors and contrast.
The performance of the phone is top notch. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 810 and Adreno 430 GPU chip.There are 2 models, one with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal memory and the other with 64GB internal and 4GB RAM.
Phone runs on Oxygen OS Oneplus's take on Stock andoird and it mostly stays quite close to Stock AOSP Android as possible with few additonal features. While the software looks and works great for most bits the update are quite slow on Oneplus specially for a company who have only 3 phone models and Oneplus Two is the flagship device.
Phones over all performance is also slower compared to other phones with similar specs not by much but only noticable when you compare them side by side.
It’s got a huge 3300 mAh battery, which gives a great battery life. Also the stock Android experience and proper RAM management along with the 1080p display helps the cause. Although in this department the OnePlus One did a bit better. Another downside is the phone has no power saving mode, so you can’t expect the phone to stay alive in standby mode once the battery hits the red zone.
The OnePlus 2 is a great phone at a great price. It’s super smooth thanks to Oxygen OS which is near stock and 4 gigs of RAM. Even though the phone has the SD 810 which is known for overheating the guys at OnePlus have done a good job at keeping the phone away from overheating as much. It’s got great performance, a great camera, a nice display, great battery life and a premium build quality. And the best part is, they’ve removed the much dreaded invite system off this phone recently, so you can go get one without much of a hassle now.