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OnePlus 2 FAQ, Pros & Cons: All You Want to Know

OnePlus 2

The OnePlus 2 smartphone came with the same 5.5-inch 1080p display just like its predecessor but a lot has been changed internally. The company retained its Sandstone black back, but what’s changed on the back is the addition of laser autofocus, and USB Type C connectivity.

In India, the OnePlus 2 is coming with Oxygen OS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and the price set is Rs. 22999 for 16GB variant, and Rs. 24999 for the 64GB variant. Read below for the various user questions answered.

OnePlus 2

Specifications of OnePlus 2

What are the variants of OnePlus 2?

There are two variants of the OnePlus 2 smartphone:
Variant 1: Has 3GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage
Variant 2: Has 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage

Does OnePlus 2 have Gorilla Glass or other screen protection?

Yes, there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection provided to the OnePlus 2 over the display, to avoid scratching.

Are the navigation buttons having LED backlight?

Outside of the screen are three buttons, i.e. navigation ones with a slim blue light showing up on the either side of the middle one, though the middle button cannot be pressed. These are LED backlights for the buttons.

What 4G LTE bands are supported by OnePlus 2?

The 4G LTE bands that are supported by OnePlus 2 in India are the FDD bands – 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17.

Does OnePlus 2 have USB OTG support?

Yes, the OnePlus 2 comes with USB OTG support.

What is the processor and GPU in OnePlus 2?

The OnePlus 2 rocks the good and infamous chipset from Qualcomm, i.e. the Snapdragon 810 processor, octa-core 64-bit with clocking speed of 1.8GHz. Along with that is Adreno 430 GPU. In both the variants, the RAM is the LPDDR4 RAM.

How is the gaming performance on OnePlus 2?

The gaming is good on the OnePlus 2 smartphone, and every low-end to high-end game including Modern Combat 5. There is occasional lagging while playing the game, and we could play only for sometime so the conclusion could change a bit.

Does the OnePlus 2 heat or has any heating issues while playing games?

There is considerable heating noticed while playing games on the OnePlus 2, and at times after 40 minutes of gaming, the temperature went to about 48-degree, which is considered quite heated and does hit the experience of gaming badly.

How is the camera specs and video recording of OnePlus 2?

There is a 13-megapixel camera on the back of the phone, with the pixel size 1.3um. It has six lenses to avoid distortion and color aberration. The camera comes with Optical image stabilization and laser autofocus, and it can record 4K resolution videos, as well as 720p videos at 120 fps slow motion speed. On the front is a 5-megapixel camera for selfies.

What are the Android version, pre-installed apps on OnePlus 2?

The OS running in OnePlus 2 is Android 5.1 Lollipop based Oxygen OS, and this is the company’s own modified version of Android. There are some pre-installed apps including Google’s own Play apps.

How much external MicroSD storage is supported by OnePlus 2?

There is no MicroSD card slot expansion possible on the OnePlus 2.

What is the SAR rating of the OnePlus 2?

Head: 0.795 W/kg, Body: 1.447 W/kg

Is the OnePlus 2 Waterproof?

The phone is not waterproof, nor it is water resistant. It might be resisting water spills, but we cannot call it water resistant.

Is there a secondary noise cancellation mic on the phone?

Yes, there is a secondary microphone located just beside the camera on the back of the phone. It does help well in reducing the noise.

What are the types of SIM supported by OnePlus 2?

There are two Micro SIM card slots provided in the phone.

What is the side switch given on the phone?

The OnePlus 2 has what they call the Alert Slider, and this functions in having different notification profiles, coming handy at times when you are suddenly switching to a silent place and don’t want hassles of notifications while keeping the phone active.

What is with USB Type C connectivity in OnePlus 2?

The phone has a USB Type C port in the bottom, replacing the standard USB 2.0 connectivity, and it currently doesn’t show any great purpose except that it is reversible and users can insert the USB cord without having to look at the side.

Does OnePlus 2 support quick charging with USB Type C?

No, unfortunately we don’t see that feature available, and thus the charging is going to take about 3 hours and 20 minutes, according to the officials. The USB Type C might help in faster transfer speed of files, but isn’t helping in making the charging quicker.

What is the free Storage and RAM in OnePlus 2?

We tried the OnePlus 2 64GB variant, and in that about 54.4GB of internal storage was available to the user, and on a fresh boot, around 2.38GB of free RAM was available, which is quite good for multitasking.

Does Oxygen OS on OnePlus 2 have double-tap-to-wake feature?

Several features in the OnePlus One were limited to CyanogenMod, and so whatever was earlier won’t be seen in the new OxygenOS in OnePlus 2, but the double-tap-to-wake function is still available for the users.

Pros of OnePlus 2

  • 4GB RAM in 64GB variant
  • Laser autofocus, new camera app
  • Fingerprint sensor for security
  • A 3300 mAh battery

Cons of OnePlus 2

  • No NFC included, and no quick charging
  • Snapdragon 810 could heat up a lot

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