OnePlus X hands-on: Premium design for a mid-range phone

To be honest, OnePlus X is more attractive than OnePlus 2 in our opinion, especial its design. Moreover, the specs are also very good as well when we compare it with other mid-range phones. But whether it can survive in today’s fierce market is another thing. Why don’t we look at its hands-on pictures first and and then figure out the result? Let’s do it now!

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OnePlus X hands-on pictures

Though the OnePlus 2 is a flagship smartphone, its design is not as impressive as the OnePlus X design. Somewhat the X reminds us of Apple iPhone 4 series with a smaller size (compared to phablets) which is ideal for female users to hold and use. Besides, we want to emphasize that OnePlus X is a glass and alloy phone, coming along with super slim bezels. The handset unboxed in this post is a white version; the front and rear panels are made of 2.5D glass and there is an gold alloy chassis placed between. So beautiful!

OnePlus X Specs recap

Summarizing a bit the OnePlus X specs, we have a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, a non-removable lithium-polymer 2,525mAh battery and a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. In addition, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage are on-board, but not NFC. And just like its bigger brother OnePlus 2, the X runs on OxygenOS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. More info about the OxygenOS is that it provides a handy Dark Mode for nighttime reading and some gestures designed to help you use the phone more easily.

As for the camera, there are a 13MP rear f/2.2 snapper with 0.2-second autofocus and phase detection autofocus, plus an up to 8MP front-facing shooter, perfect for selfies, right?! However, the lack of laser focus makes OP X slower and the F2.2 aperture is slightly noisy in low-light situations.

Overall, for a mid-range phone, OnePlus X specs are cool and we can say that it is a strong competitor in its kind!


Well, if you are about to buy a new smartphone for under RM1,100, OnePlus X is one of the best choices. It has the beauty; it has the power; it has a reasonable price. Therefore, don’t forget to put it in your list!

(Source: gizchina)