The OnePlus X was announced not too long ago and it’s basically a phone with an affordable price tag, decent specs, and a pretty slick design to boot. If you were thinking of getting your hands on the phone, it could be a worthy purchase but if you are living in the US, here’s some bad news.
According to the OnePlus X specs, it seems that the phone comes with LTE Band 1, Band 2, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, and Band 8. However as pointed out by the folks at Droid-Life, in the US it would be ideal if phones had Band 12 and Band 17 which are the bands commonly used by AT&T and T-Mobile, at least as far as unlocked devices are concerned.
The 700MHz spectrum also makes it possible to get service coverage even when you are in buildings, but as you can see in the list above, the OnePlus X does not have them. It does have Band 4 but given that AT&T tends to rely more on Band 17 for its LTE network, this means that LTE connectivity on your phone might not be very good.
When asked by Droid-Life if the company will be adding more bands in the future, the company replied in the negative. “The bands listed on the spec sheet are correct. We have no plans for adding more bands right now.” Given how ubiquitous 4G LTE connectivity is becoming, it does seem like a pity that the OnePlus X could struggle with that in the US, but like we said, it is decently specced and has a good price, so if LTE connectivity is not a priority, it is still a phone worth considering.