The OnePlus One - The One that will Never Settle

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