Over the years whenever we hear the word One in the same sentence as a phone, we often just assume it’s an HTC phone. But over the past few months there has been a new One in the market, with some killer specs and an all around great experience. Yes I’m talking about the OnePlus One and we’ve been putting it to the test over the past few weeks. We give you the full OnePlus One review.
Let’s just give some background too start off. OnePlus is a newer company out of Asia and this is their first major smartphone. Some have even said that Oppo has a stake in OnePlus, but I can’t confirm that.
So let’s dive in. The OnePlus One packs some great internals. It starts with the processor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU, geek talk for fast, and to tell the truth it performs like a beast.
The One is running Android 4.4.2 KitKat on top of CyanogenMod named 11S. This skin is like none other because it gives the user an extra level of customization that other phones just don’t have. I found many of the features very useful and helpful; I had an all around good experience with the OS.
Now what about the outside. Well at 162g (5.71 oz) it feels really good in the hand. The dimensions are: 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm and again, it feels great in the hand. It doesn’t have the metal build like the HTC One M8, but the materials used gets the job done.
The screen looks great too. The IPS LCD display with a 401ppi has great color contrast and viewing angles. I was very happy with the display. The fact that it’s 1080p and 5.5 inches means that you can consume all the media in the world and it works fantastic.
Cameras fantastic too. The 13MP shooter with autofocus and a Dual LED flash captures great pictures and also video, as it has 1080p video capture. The front facer works great as well. With 5MP rest assured, your selfies will look great and again it has 1080p video capture.
However the company has all theses contests to get the phone, such as the “smash the past campaign” and a whole host of others like it. At first it was a great idea, but now can you please just get the phone on store shelves?!
But overall the phone works fantastic, call quality is good and everything else you would expect from a phone. I would definitely recommend this phone and will give it an 8.6/10. The major setback is that it isn’t even on store shelves yet. But if you can get your hands on it, then I’m sure you will love it
So there you have it folks, be sure to leave a comment and tell us what you think. Stay tuned to the YouTube channel and website and follow us on social media.
Author: Ben Smith - Twitter
Motorola RAZR HD Review ... there are so many important factors when choosing a smartphone. In this video I give you my opinion on the RAZR HD with regard to performance, the screen, camera & battery life. Be sure to watch!
Supplied by http://www.motorola.co.uk/
Otterbox Defender Series Case Review for HTC One ... it's time to think about protecting your investment from knocks & scratches. Check out this superb offering from Otterbox.
UK - Buy this case here http://amzn.to/YLGpAx
USA - Buy this case here http://amzn.to/18yqvRt
Supplied by http://www.otterbox.com/
Otterbox Commuter Series Case Review for HTC One ... a case that offers up a nice amount of protection without adding too much bulk. One thing it does add is a splash of colour. Check out the video to see how it performs.
UK - Buy this case here http://amzn.to/170tfWT
US - Buy this case here http://amzn.to/12UVDpN
Supplied by http://www.otterbox.com/
HTC One Alternative Review with iPhone 5 Comparison ... the review is finally here of HTCs flagship (for 2013) Google Android smartphone. How does it measure up against a whole host of other mobile phones, including the Apple iPhone 5.
Buy your HTC One & Accessories here http://amzn.to/YWtRWb
Supplied by http://www.htc.com/uk
HTC One S Mobile Phone Review ... after testing this mid-range mobile phone from HTC I give you the low down on battery life, the camera & call quality. How does this perform compared to the quad core HTC One X ... watch to hear my opinion. This particular phone was supplied by Vodafone, though there are plenty of mobile phone deals available for the HTC One X on other networks.
Written by Andrew Tatter
My New Daily Mobile Phone ... a lot of you have been asking what my new daily mobile is ? perhaps a Blackberry, something with Google Android in it, or a return to the iPhone. Check this video to find out.
My 2nd Channel http://www.youtube.com/dailytechtv