OnePlus Two

The original OnePlus One was touted as a flagship killer, but it was also a notoriously difficult phone to get a hold of thanks to the limited invite system. A similar system is in place for its successor, the OnePlus Two, but if you aren’t eager to wait in line to get your own invite to buy it, why not skip the invite system altogether and get it through Gearbest? You can get the 3GB/16GB (RAM/internal storage) variant on pre-sale for just $395.99 through the popular international online store while the more desirable 4GB/64GB version goes for $465.99.

Display

The OnePlus Two is an awesome phone on its own and should be deserving of the title of flagship killer. It features a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3 for protection against scratches and the like. The processor on the other hand is a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 paired with an equally powerful Adreno 430 GPU. You get 3GB of RAM with the 16GB variant while the 64GB variant gives you 4GB of RAM. Regardless of which variant you choose though, you’re still going to get some awesome multitasking capabilities on the OnePlus Two.

Camera

If you happen to be a smartphone shutterbug, the OnePlus Two delivers as well. The 13mp autofocus camera might not seem any special on its own, but it uses laser autofocus, similar to what LG has offered on its own flagships, allowing you to focus on the subject much more quickly than a regular autofocus smartphone camera. And if that wasn’t enough, the 6 lens elements minimize distortion and improve clarity.

Design

Of course, the OnePlus Two isn’t just about sheer power and performance, but premium build quality and design as well. It sports an aluminum and magnesium alloy frame to give it a strong yet lightweight build. The stainless steel accents help to give it an even more premium feel, enhancing the overall sleekness of the device. The device has been carefully crafted, and if you’re not satisfied with the gorgeous sandstone texture of the back cover that it comes with, you can always switch to a different StyleSwap cover in a different design.

Notification Toggle

The One Plus Two comes with more features you can shake a stick at: 4G/LTE, dual SIM support, a custom UI, and a neat notification toggle that lets you control how often you get notifications. Unfortunately, similar to its predecessor, the invite system can mean a long wait, even if you’ve already got the money to buy it. So if you’re interested in getting it on pre-sale right now through Gearbest, just head on over to their site here for the 3GB/16GB variant and here for the 4GB/64GB variant so you can get it shipped to you even sooner.

OnePlus Two Specs

  • 5.5″ Full HD OGS display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 401ppi) protected by Gorilla Glass 3
  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with OxygenOS UI layer
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 16GB/64GB internal storage
  • 13mp rear-facing camera with laser autofocus system and Sony IMX 234 sensor
  • 5mp front camera
  • 4G/LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Dual SIM support
  • 3,300mAh battery
  • Price: $395.99 for 3GB/16GB variant and $465.99 for 4GB/64GB variant

 

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JM Balicano

Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

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