Since we did our OnePlus One unboxing session a few days ago, I have had almost constant contact with the device, and it’s been a really interesting experience with plenty of discussion points to explore. But before we get deep into the full review (coming soon), we thought we would give you all a full and more detailed hands on video. Check it out below.
The OnePlus One certainly makes a strong initial impression, the 5.5″ IPS display looks stunning – it’s very bright and luminous with super thin bezels on each side. The thin chrome bezel is nicely recessed which gives the handset a very professional feel. Likewise the overall build quality is very impressive.
The overall hardware specs are very much in keeping with what you would expect from a fully fledged flagship device. A Snapdragon 801 processor from Qualcomm is paired with a bumper 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage (only 16GB on the $300 dollar version, 64GB will cost you $350), a 13MP rear Sony Exmor camera with Dual LED flash, Bluetooth, WI-Fi plus 4G support powered by 3,100mAh battery. The OnePlus is available in a choice of Sandstone Black, or Silk White. We have the black version, which does indeed feel very stone-like to the touch.
One of the key differentiating features of the OnePlus is its CyanogenMod operating system. Based on Android 4.4.2, the CyanogenMod 11S UI looks fantastic and offers probably the most customizable Android experience you will find. There are options abound, with the capability to basically change every single aspect of the phone.
The OnePlus one is quite simply one of the most impressive phones we have come across, and it also comes at a ridiculously aggressive price of only $300. Is the OnePlus One perfect, or did we encounter any problems? If you want to know the whole story, be sure to check out our full review. Coming soon.