£199 (€269, $249) for black Onyx version, £269 (€369) for Ceramic version
Until now OnePlus’s strategy has been all about disruption. The OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 were built to show up Samsung and its rivals, offering what they’d charge upwards of £400 for at a significant discount. The OnePlus X is a little different, though. Rather than set out to be a cutting-edge handset, the OnePlus has assembled mid-range components, or those that were high-end just a year ago, to put together what could prove to be the best £200 (€269, $249) phone on the market, and one that's a pocketable size to boot.
The perennial OnePlus question remains, though: how much of it is hype?
Right from the off, the OnePlus X looks a cut above other phones in its price range. The standard version uses a sleek glass back, where the trend for sub-£200 phones is to use glossy plastic that looks a bit like glass. The slightly cheaper Sony Xperia M2 Aqua and Honor 6 are obvious examples. As usual, OnePlus is pushing the limits of what’s possible at the price. The OnePlus X's sides are metal too, not a plastic impersonation. Combined with an iPhone-like 6.9mm thickness, these expensive materials make the phone feel much more luxurious than its price tag might otherwise suggest.