Today’s big news is the launch of the OnePlus X, we already announced the specifications of the budget phone here, now we have pricing info and a great hands on video to check out.
So first of all the OnePlus X is going to cost $249 in the U.S and 250 Euros in Europe which makes it affordable when compared to larger brand phones of the same specs and also more affordable than the ZUK Z1 with the same processor. Of course the OnePlus X is a device that will attract a different clientele than the ZUK though and has a much more impressive design and build quality to match.
The all glass phone has 2.5D curves on the front Gorilla Glass 3 panel and the ceramic rear panel, and to keep those glossy surfaces safe a number of protectors will be offered with carbon or wood finishes. The body itself will be available in Black or While with either silver or gold metal finish.
At 6.9mm the OnePlus X is thin and has an machined alloy chassis around the body. The chassis has the 3 position notification switch like the OnePlus 2, but a standard USB seems to have been employed.
The international version of the OnePlus X will come with Oxygen OS which OnePlus have had plenty of time to get running smoothly on the Snapdragon 801 and 3GB RAM as it’s the same hardware as the OnePlus One. The Android based system will show on a smaller 5-inch 1920 x 1080 AMOLED display however which will offer deep black colours that can also help improve battery life should you choose to run a black wallpaper.
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Speaking of the battery it is a 2525mAh battery built in to the phone. This might sound small, but considering the hardware and the size and resolution of the screen it’s actually more than adequate.
A micro SD card means that you can insert 128GB cards in to the phone, which is necessary due to the 16GB of internal storage, however using a SD means you can only use one of the 2 nano SIM slots.
OnePlus X Specifications
|Chipset||CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.33
|System||Oxygen OS based on Android 5.1 (International version)|
|Screen||Display Size:5-inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass 3
|Camera||Rear Camera: 13MP camera f/2.2
Front Camera: 8MP front camera
|Network and Wireless Connectivity||4G: FDD – 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
|Battery capacity and life||Non-removable 2525mAh battery|
|Size||Dimensions: 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm|
In China the 2GB RAM version of the OnePlus X will cost 1499 Yuan with a 3GB RAM model costing 1599 Yuan and sales will start on 5th November. U.S prices are $249 and European customers will have to pay 250 Euros.