OnePlus X launched, will cost from $249


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.

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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.

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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

Model: OnePlus X
Sim Card:
  • Dual Nano SIM cards
Color: Black/White
Capacity RAM: 3GB

ROM: 16GB

Multi-Languages  Multi-lingual
Chipset CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.33

GPU: Adreno

System Oxygen OS based on Android 5.1 (International version)
Screen Display Size:5-inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass 3

Resolution: 1920*1080pixel

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

GPS:GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou

Bluetooth: V4.1

Battery capacity and life Non-removable 2525mAh battery
Size Dimensions: 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm

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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.

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32 Comments

  1. Sain H
    October 29, 2015

    I knew it that le1s killed this oneplus x anyone agree?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      October 29, 2015

      ooh ooh .. ME !

    • yalok
      October 29, 2015

      No. Le1s is 5.5″, this one is 5″. That’s totally different camp.
      Second, I still would choose anytime SD801 over Helio X10.
      Anyway, I don’t trust anymore oneplus and their oxygen os.

      • balcobomber25
        October 29, 2015

        I love the SD801 but I wouldn’t choose it over X10. X10 is an amazing chip for both power and efficiency.

        • Maximiliano On Line
          October 29, 2015

          Agreed, Helio X10 is better, power efficiency/performance, and its a 64bit SoC multicore optimized. Android loves that (and me too)

      • Vlada
        October 29, 2015

        But it should be possible to install CyanogenMod on it. That would be a big advantage of the phone.

    • Joel Adames
      October 29, 2015

      The Le 1s is better than the X but they are different size so different audiences… This is a nice phone but xiaomi and “”meizu”” have better offerings as well as huawei etc etc. Le 1s will be on my way as soon as I know for sure how much will it cost in the us.

      • Sain H
        October 29, 2015

        Dont worry about the 5.5 inch the design are sleek enough moreover it offer more value for the money. AND for anyone who want a 5 inch phone i’ll recommend mi4 or mi4c because this two have better camera sensor with 13mp f2.2 + 8 f1.8 for mi4 and 13mp f2.2 improved ver of mi4camera sensor(imx214)> imx258 + 5 wide angle
        For one plus X it got 13mp f2.2 + 8mp f2.4 not to mention about mi4c sd808 under the hood. Mi4 is still a good choice but mi4c($2353gb32gb) is a far better choice

        • Vlada
          October 29, 2015

          I need a phone not bigger then 5″, with Europen LTE (no LeTV, Xiaomi, Meizu has it) and SD slot. So my choices are limited.

          I will probably decide between Bluboo Xtouch and OnePlus X.

          I hope the OPX will receive Android 6.0 while I don’t believe the Bluboo will ever get it. This will decide.

        • Lars
          October 29, 2015

          I’m with Vlada. The OnePlus X has the better size (personal of course), an SD-slot and support for band 20. All missing on the Le 1s.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    October 29, 2015

    could have been WORSE …. but only reviews will tell if its worth the HYPE (AND PRICE :P) !

    • Sain H
      October 29, 2015

      Plus the damned invite system im afraid they failed this one

  3. fido futte
    October 29, 2015

    B20 is supported this Time – it took OP2 3 years to figure this out – good work And with 5-years old Snapdragon S801 SoC based on old Cortex -A7 = NOT FREAKING GOOD – it use battery life like an metal melt cast owen- i would expect you can play games for 30 min before re-charge is needed

    • balcobomber25
      October 29, 2015

      The battery time on this will be the result of the small battery and/or software not the 801. Every 801 phone I used had very good battery life.

  4. balcobomber25
    October 29, 2015

    This is a pretty decent phone for the money, last year this was flagship specs. I played around with Oxygen and it’s really not that bad. Only problem with this will be the invite system.

  5. MaxPower
    October 29, 2015

    the SoC actually is not the same of the OP One:
    the OPO had the MSM8974AC clocked at 2.5 GHZ
    while this one has the underclocked version MSM8974AA @ 2.33GHZ (the same of Nubia Z7 mini).

    performance should be almost the same but with a better battery saving.

    PROs: Amoled display, FDD bands for US (AT&T – T-Mobile), Dual sim.

    CONs: price (should have been ~ $200)

    Now it’s all about invitation system:
    if you have to deal with that then this phone won’t sell at all, but if you can buy it online without restriction then it might have few chances.

    • balcobomber25
      October 29, 2015

      Price is about right at $249, there would be very little profit (if any) at $200. What’s going to kill this phone is the invite system. We usually see a $50 markup at least on the reseller market. At $300 you can buy better phones (,same problem for the Zuk).

      • MaxPower
        October 29, 2015

        that’s why i said that if you can get it without invite then it might sell ok (i honestly don’t believe they will hit big numbers here)

        if you have to deal with invite then it’s going to be a disaster for the reasons you said.

        i said $200 because the OPO is already sold at $249 while the 64GB variant is sold at $299

        • balcobomber25
          October 29, 2015

          For me if I was in the market for a midranger I’d just get a Mi4c.

          • MaxPower
            October 29, 2015

            i disagree with you this time ( it doesn’t happen often).

            i would go either with the Letv 1s or Meizu Metal.
            MI4C only if i had to go for a 5″

    • Lars
      October 29, 2015

      It will be available in open sales after the first month of invite only.

      • MaxPower
        October 29, 2015

        i read that. I’m curious to see how they will do

    • Natsumi
      October 30, 2015

      the battery is not removeable… what a pity!!!

  6. Adam Irvine
    October 29, 2015

    I kinda wanted to be able to slag it off, but actually in my opinion, I think it’s priced quite well, decent specs all round, should keep people happy that don’t want a 5.5″ screen..?

  7. Hellvetta
    October 29, 2015

    Wow, Xiaomi Mi3 real killer!

    • Young
      October 29, 2015

      Mi3 is 2013 device.

      • Maximiliano On Line
        October 29, 2015

        That was the point of Hellvetta post`s

  8. Young
    October 29, 2015

    High price.

    • Vlada
      October 29, 2015

      Which better or cheaper 5″ phone can I get? I need European LTE, SD slot and a solid construction.

  9. Lars
    October 29, 2015

    Only looking at the European market, this is a killer phone with a killer price. The Moto G 2015 with a SD 401, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage costs about the same.

    I’m still considering this with one of those skins on the back (don’t like fingerprint magnets on both sides of my phone).

  10. Nishikanta
    October 30, 2015

    One thing missing is a dedicated sd card slot instead of hybrid which restricts dual sim functionality. Sd 801 is solid but should have 808. Also should have a nice color range different from op2 back panels

  11. Natsumi
    October 30, 2015

    249$ IS NOT 250€….. scammers!!!!