After the debut of OnePlus 2, comes the first midrange smartphone manufacturer Chinese: OnePlus X. Actually this is a device that is virtually identical to the OnePlus One in hardware but is smaller and above all a better body and a nice design and reminiscent of the Xperia series from Sony.
Hardware, Materials and ergonomics:
Oneplus X is an evolution of One and in General is not very different on a technical level.However, there are many differences in design and materials as well as in size. First off the side frame of the shell is made of metal, which makes much more solid and robust than X OnePlus One. It has also been used for the glass back housing which makes it very solid and pleasant to hold.
The heart of OnePlus X is the Snapdragon 801, not recent but still one of the best CPU of the last 2 years and can push the Oxygen smartphone OS, software on board. We then find 3 GB of RAM and a 5 inch display.
- Dimensions: 69 x 140 x 6.9 mm
- Weight: 138 g
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974AA 801 v3
- Processor: Quad Core 2300 MHz, 400, Krait
- Graphics processor: Qualcomm Adreno 330, 450 MHz, cores: 4
- RAM: 3 GB, 800 MHz
- Internal memory: 16 GB
- Memory cards: microSD
- Display: 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel, AMOLED
- Battery: 2525 mAh
- Operating system: Oxygen 2.1.2 (Android 5.1.1 Lollipop)
- Camera: 5MP rear front 13MP
- SIM card: Nano-SIM/microSD, Nano-SIM
- Wi-Fi: b, g, n, Wi-Fi Hotspot
- USB: 2.0, Micro USB
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Navigation: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Great General Assembly and given the 138 grams and only 6.9 mm thick. Very convenient side key that allows you to change on the fly audio profile hugging the Division made by Google on Lollipop (and marshmallows) but giving him a physical access.
With 5 inch diagonal and a Full HD resolution, we are dealing with a balanced product and that does not seek particular dimensional exaggerations. The screen is really nice, bright and with a good overall quality. The range of colours is well preserved and the viewing angles are rfetti using the Amoled technology. Well even in direct sunlight.
Great Touch Screen and sliding the front glass with protection for scratches. Also of interest is the choice of the theme that allows you to have a dark background on practically every menu making it even more enjoyable interaction with Android which, however, is very similar to the Stock version in Nexus. The colors are very saturated and perhaps overdone even for those accustomed to Amoled. Great the lipophobicity and shame about the external keys from the screen that are practically invisible is not backlit. Luckily you can make the screen and the problem becomes relative.
Drums, Audio and reception:
With 2525mAh there should be no doubts on the autonomy and performance are in line with the features of the phone.
- Oneplus x: Live Test battery on HDblog.it
Not bad even the audio portion that defends well both by the speaker (one only), either through the earbud. We don’t have the loudest heard but it is still in line with the current market. Great audio management software instead with options very intelligent.
Great reception and dual sim management good although it is not perfect. Improvements could arrive with future updates and although there are all the main options, some features are less effective than Dual SIM with Mediatek software. Excellent instead maintain the networks with which you can select virtually any band as fixed.
More comfortable physical button to switch audio profile side finally and get notifications only from those who want to or from anyone.
Oneplus X is based on the internationally OxygenOS. A custom Android-based software 5.1.1.The customizations are interesting because you don’t distort the essence of Android, they offer a home modified with some widgets and pleasing configurations and at the same time inserting lots of little goodies.
Interesting to Shell screen used in place of Google Now allowing to arrange them in a single page of our main activities. Gesture, themes, icon pack, color changeable and everything always very fluid and fast thanks to the powerful processor, both because of the RAM comes in.
Fluency so as there was to be expected given that OnePlus One was enjoyed precisely because of the responsiveness of the system. In this case, however, is not the Team that develops the Cyanogen system but is “everything” made in OnePlus. A more mature product that doesn’t fatigue even heavy websites although Chrome is not lightning and that is very pleasant to use.
Good also proprietary applications that a cure graphics that reflects well the style of all the system interface. For the rest Google media management programs and updates that should be ensured in the future since OnePlus proved to be attentive to user feedback.
Camera and Multimedia:
Among the limitations of the phone is the camera that, although not to fail, is definitely less than competitors more noble. The 13 megapixel resolution is high and the flash works fine but with low light noise tends to be much. We hope it will improve in the next update.
Good the multimedia part that uses Google apps but that is a good quality and the presence of spaker FM Radio. No problem with games thanks to GPU not new but still powerful.
Oneplus X proved a balanced product, well researched and mostly qualitatively great. Major flaws there are and the price is in line with the market. Perhaps a 64 bit processor could be appreciated but S801 is undoubtedly a happy choice for power, utilities and support has nothing to envy to the younger generation.