We are glad to tell you that the much awaited mystery device from OnePlus has finally made its entry to the global market. The name was speculated by several leaks ahead of the launch, it is the OnePlus X. It’s the younger member added to the OnePlus family, as this is a first pocket-friendly smartphone from the makers, having a cut in the specs and price as compared to the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2. Here is an exclusive quick review of the OnePlus X.

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Key SpecsOnePlus X
Display5 inches AMOLED
Screen ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1.1
Processor 2.5 GHz Quad-core
ChipsetSnapdragon 801
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16/32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 2525 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight138g/160g
Price INR 16,999/ INR 22,999

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OnePlus X Hands On [Video]

Physical Overview

The OnePlus X has surely done a huge improvement over the design and build quality compared to the predecessors. It has a 5 inch display panel with beveled bezel edges that makes it easy to hold and use single handedly. The front and back has glass panels, which is jammed using a metal frame. Another version of the handset offers fire-baked ceramic back, in place of the glass. The construction feels very solid as the phone feels little heavier than usual 5 inch phones. The overall design and build quality is great and this device surely leaves an impression if design is concerned.

If you have a look around the phone, you will find a SIM tray placed above the volume rocker and the lock button on the right side,

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The left side has an alert switch, which we saw in OnePlus 2

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At the bottom , you will find a microUSB port in center, and speaker grille on both the sides.

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The 3.5 mm audio jack is located on top of the phone.

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User Interface

OnePlus X has Oxygen OS based on Android Lollipop which was found in OnePlus 2 earlier. It has almost the same features available that exist in OnePlus 2, and the feel is still like the stock Android. It is swift, smooth and easy to use while switching apps, opening and closing of apps. The animation in the UI makes the user experience very fluidic and it does not look unpleasant to your eyes for a single second.

Camera Overview

Paying attention to the camera, we found that it has few changes this time. The main camera comes with a 13 MP Isocell sensor with an 8 MP shooter in front. Both front and back cameras feature LED flash light. The camera UI is the same which is present in the OnePlus 2, so that OnePlus lovers can feel right at home. It features PDAF which naturally makes photography with this phone a treat.

Images in good lights were impressive; the focus was fast and captured good colour and details. In low-light the 13 MP snapper struggled in focusing and even the quality was not that great. Front camera works well; it is capable to click decent looking selfies.

Price & Availability

OnePlus X comes in 2 variants- the first one is the Onyx version which is priced at INR 16,999 and the other one is the Ceramic version, which is priced at INR 22,999. It will be sold exclusively on Amazon. OnePlus holds only 10,000 units of the Ceramic variant. With sales starting on the 5th of Novemberfirst month’s sales will be on an invite-only basis.

Comparison & Competition

OnePlus X falls in the price bracket of 16-18k INR phones, it has got premium looks and built quality which works in favor but on the other hand, some other phones like Moto X Play has got bigger battery compared to one plus x for a slight difference in price and offers stock android vanilla experience. Another phone with which competes with OnePlus X is Lenovo Vibe P1 which has got some cool features like finger print sensor, custom UI and better built and looks.

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Conclusion

OnePlus devices have always impressed us and have created a fan following with just 2 devices in the market, we are glad to have the same experience in smaller and affordable package this time. The design and couple of newly introduced features make it a steal at this price.

At 16,999, OnePlus has besieged the right spot with a great set of specs and striking design and build. Where the Ceramic version may sound way more overpriced at INR 22,999, it is a limited edition offering and can be considered if you really look for a tough shell.