If you thought that you could never get a phone with the best specs and features for under £300, you were probably right.
OnePlus has announced the launch of OnePlus Two, a premium smartphone dubbed by the company as a 'flagship killer.' A look at its specs, features and pricing gets us nodding our heads in agreement.
With prices starting from £239, OnePlus Two is made from an aluminium-magnesium alloy frame and jewellery-grade stainless steel accents. It houses a full HD 5.5” IPS LCD display, a 3300mAh battery, dual SIM slots with 4G connectivity, a 64-bit superfast Snapdragon 810 chip, 4GB RAM and 64GB of installed storage.
OnePlus also dubs the Two's cameras as the best it could ever produce. The primary 13MP camera contains a dual-LED flash, six lenses and an impressive f/2.0 aperture. There's also a sensor that fields 1.3µm light-collecting pixels for better-than-ever low light photography. The 5MP front camera can also stabilise its focus as quickly as in .33 milliseconds.
Additionally, you will also find USB Type-C ports for quick data transfer and charging, a fingerprint scanner and an alert slider for notifications and for turning the phone silent.
However, the phone weighs a little more on your palm than other flagship phones with a 175gm body. In contrast, iPhone 6 and Samsung's Galaxy S6 weigh 129g and 138g respectively.
OnePlus' home-grown OxygenOS, based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, is yet another factor that may not have too many fans as of now. It is a well-known fact that innovative suites that work with Android platforms do cause several stalls and crashes that users like us can do without.
Despite these interruptions, standing at 5.5 inches, OnePlus Two can be considered a rival for many premium flagship phones that cost twice as much. The company seems not to have compromised on speed, memory, looks and battery backup while keeping the pricing low.
You can purchase the 64GB variant of OnePlus Two for just £289 from August 11. If you'd like a first look, you can visit a pop up experience centre from July 31. The lower 16GB variant will be available later this year for £239.