OnePlus is a bit of a legend in the smartphone scene with their Flagship killer the OnePlus One, so expectations are high with the launch of the OnePlus 2. We were able to get our hands on at the San Fransisco and take a few sample photos and video using the 13MP shooter.
The OnePlus 2 is a 5.5 inch Smartphone with a 1080p IPS LCD display running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 4GB or RAM and 64GB of storage (32GB will be available a bit later on). Living at the bleeding edge of technology they’ve dropped the MicroUSB port for charging and data transfer in favor of USB Type C which is quicker for charging and moving files around.
The camera is 13MP and has a 6 lens set up, dual LED flash,an aperture of f2.0 and has a large 1.3um sensor for good low light shots. The camera’s autofocus claims to have the ability to snap into place in 0.33milliseconds. Myriam Joire tests out the 4K video capabilities of the camera in the video below, she also takes to task the auto focus while filming to give you an idea of what it’s capable of. The one thing we’re ecstatic that they didn’t leave out of this camera is OIS, which is optical image stabilization and something that we thing that all smartphone cameras should have!
What you have to keep in mind is that this isn’t final software and when it comes to photos, it’s often about the post processing capabilities. Just take the OnePlus, changing out the camera app to the Oppo camera made a huge difference in the camera quality when I tried it just last week. So take this as a starting place and expect it to get better upon launch (and beyond).
If you’re looking to pick up a OnePlus 2, you’re going to have to suffer through the Invitation process yet again. It’s not perfect, but it keeps the price of the phone down by allowing them to build what they can afford and not invest into carrying extra stock.
Here is a link to the OnePlus Website where you’ll be able to get invites and of course like with the OnePlus One launch you’ll be able to pick up a few here … if you’re lucky.