The OnePlus 2 has been unleashed upon the world and hands-on reviews have been flooding the internet. We're publishing our hands-on review tomorrow, so in the meantime we’ve rounded up some other OnePlus 2 reviews for you. Here’s our hands-on OnePlus 2 review roundup.
“Come on Apple and Samsung - this is how it should be done” writes Lily Prasuethsut for TechRadar. “OnePlus has done something utterly remarkable here: created a fingerprint sensor to rival Samsung and Apple, a screen to take on Sony, a laser autofocus that steps up to LG and a build quality that elevates it above most of its other rivals, and yet does it for half the price.”
High praise indeed, TechRadar seemingly sold on the OnePlus Two offers at the price point.
Engadget wrote an in-depth feature on the OnePlus 2, and made some telling comments about the display: “If you place the One and 2 side by side, you should notice the improvement. But by itself, the OnePlus 2's display didn't strike us as particularly noteworthy at first glance. It's certainly brighter than most smartphones in its class (about 600 nits of brightness, we're told), but brightness alone won't necessarily make it stand out.”
The display may be a sore point for some users, given that it sticks to the Full-HD resolution of its predecessor. Engadget was keen to highlight what it's improved with its camera, though.
“Camera-wise, don't be fooled by the same 13-megapixel and f/2.0 specs," writes Engadget's Richard Lai, "because the real upgrade lies within the pixel density: a generous 1.3um instead of the common but smaller 1.12um for this resolution, meaning it's more capable in dark environments and therefore [takes] fewer blurry shots.”
In some early impressions from The Verge, Nathan Ingraham wrote "While most of these specs are pretty standard fare for a high-end smartphone, the price remains anything but: the 16 GB model will retail for $329, while the 64 GB version will go for $389. That’s more than last year’s model, but after spending some time with the phone, I feel like the price increase is justified for what you get."
The Verge’s feature was generally positive. Ingraham said that OnePlus’ software implementation was "graceful and minimalist," and that the fingerprint scanner did indeed "work as advertised".
Finally Sean Hollister writing for Gizmodo says the OnePlus 2 is “So good, it makes me want to leave Verizon,” adding “the moment you touch this phone, you won’t believe it costs just $330. Why? Because in terms of materials and build quality, it’s only a stone’s throw away from the best you can buy”
We’ll have our hands-on OnePlus 2 review up tomorrow once we’ve had a chance to test the device. The initial response has been generally positive, but what’s your opinion? Let us know in the comments below.