Conclusion: OnePlus 2
The OnePlus 2 reigns supreme: The build quality is top, working and operating speed to compete with the top 3 of ULTIMATE TECH NEWS leader board and the camera quality is often what provide the flagship models of the established manufacturers. OnePlus so do not exaggerate when they speak of a “Flagship killer”. Small concessions are merely to make at NFC and wireless charging technology. But for the cheap price of 339 euros or 399 euros delivers hardly any other manufacturer as much power.Important note: The OnePlus 2 there not to buy in stores, but exclusively by the manufacturer in his online shop – and even there only if it has previously been invited by a friend this (OnePlus Invite) or participated in a PR campaign of OnePlus has.
OnePlus One is certainly the best alternative for many of the top smartphones from Samsung, Apple, LG & Co. The reason: you get a lot of smart phone with upper-class hardware for little money. That gave the OnePlus One in ULTIMATE TECH NEWS test the good EndNote 1.97. By OnePlus 2 the start-up wants to shift up a gear. Among the changes include a revised software, a flatterer processor, a better camera, new wood-backs, longer battery life and most importantly – finally shorter waiting times.ULTIMATE TECH NEWS, the Chinese top smartphone already in the newsroom and reveals what it offers.
OnePlus 2: The changes in the software
Instead of concentrating on CyanogenMod, presented OnePlus months ago on the self-developed Oxygen OS order. If you expect great visual changes will be disappointed: Oxygen OS as well Cyanogenmod resemble the well-known Google Android very. The OxygenOS used in the “2” 2.0 is based on the latest Android 5.1.1 version. Compared to the standard Android only minor change: With “Shelf”, the user receives another home screen leftmost which holds frequently used apps or your favorite contacts. Persist known from previous gestures: Paint a “V” on the off screen, start the torch, an “O” will start the camera, a double tap wakes the screen. OxygenOS works extremely liquid is clear and provides similar functionality to Cyanogenmod. Who cares about his data, found in the settings under “App Permissions” button to access to some permissions specifically to escape – this is achieved, inter alia, with Cyanogenmod. However, both systems do not protect in full. Thus, for example only at Cyanogenmod of access to their own pictures can be prevented, but only locks OxygenOS access to the phone function.Incidentally, the outstanding Swift key app is pre installed, which replaces the optional standard keyboard and facilitates entry by swiping.
OnePlus 2: New octa-core processor debatable
The fast pace of work is mainly due to the chip set. While still a Snapdragon 801 processor was used in the predecessor, OnePlus sets the OnePlus 2 on a revised version of the Snapdragon 810 1.8GHz clocking. The eight-core processor is now one of the most powerful on the market and is available in other high-end devices like the HTC One (M9)or Sony Xperia Tablet Z4 installed. The extent to which software modification affects the speed, it can be seen in the following comparison: only the note 1.62 While the HTC One (M9) with the same processor receives for operating and working speed, it creates the OnePlus 2 on the good grade 1, 51 – that’s as fast as the Leader board First, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. And yet one of the eight-core smartphone achieved the legendary speed of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus (Note 1.21) – although this uses only a two-core processor.
Back to OnePlus because the octa-core processor also has major drawbacks: Once the processor racket a few minutes, the temperature rises enormously. The processor must therefore curb his power again in order not to blow. This leads to a strange result: is briefly recalled power, for example, when opening a large PDF document or an image, the Snapdragon 810 is considerably faster than its predecessor. But with permanent use, such as in demanding games, breaking the power after a few minutes. The new 810 can then even be slower than its predecessor.
Speed and battery life
The new chip makes it the pivot of UHD video (3840×2160 pixels) possible. In addition, photos can be snap faster. In 3D games the smartphone accesses the previously fastest graphics chip, the Adreno 430, back. This run also graphically complex games liquid – as long as the processor is not too overheated. In the model with 64 GB of internal memory are 4 gigabytes of DDR3 RAM available, so it is the second smartphone after Asus Zenfone 2, which makes this huge memory available. So far, however, no application is known to us, in which as much memory would be necessary. Probably for most particularly the energy efficiency of interest: The new Snapdragon enables a batter runtime of 11:40 hours. Furthermore, the OnePlus 2 is supposed to be known by a heatpipe of PCs and a more intelligent utilization of the processors also “cooler than ever” – as already noted may OnePlus his promise not hold. In the commercial benchmark tests, however, confirmed the fast pace: In the Geek bench test the OnePlus 2 reached in single-core test 1100 points in multi-core operation 4500 points. In order for the OnePlus 2 plays at the top with: In the single-core operation, it does not quite reach the level of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge with the new Exynos chip (1300), in multi-core operation in accordance with custom applications prefers with 4500 points, however, over.
OnePlus 2: Chic Case, great hardware
The OnePlus 2 will continue to be delivered as standard with the back in Sandstone Black. The cover can be removed to insert about two nano-SIM cards, both of which can spark with LTE – a huge step compared to its predecessor, the LTE was unusable in Germany. Verso emblazoned the 13-megapixel camera with high light sensitivity due to optical image stabilization, the dual-LED flash and the laser focus. Backs made of genuine Apricot Wood, bamboo, rosewood or Kevlar buy for less than 30 euros after.
Ever affects the 175 gram “2” rather wertig: It nestles comfortably in the hand, the metal frame a quality image. On the front of the smartphone scores with a fingerprint scanner below the touch-Home Button (not mechanical), which is located below the 5.5-inch full HD display (1920×1080 pixels). The display is viewing angle stable and lit with 660 cd / m² significantly brighter than an Apple iPhone 6 Plus (506.6 cd / m²) or the Samsung Galaxy S5 (437 cd / m²). Despite comparable equipment manages the OnePlus Two, about a centimeter shorter stay than an actual iPhone 6 Plus. At the bottom is the USB port, which corresponds to the modern USB Type-C standard and can be plugged at both ends.
Smartphone Camera Killer
In the camera a lot has happened. Not only succeed pictures in low light without shaking thanks to optical image stabilization, the tripping time is drastically reduced by the laser focus. A mere 0.27 seconds elapse until an image is in the box – a tad faster than a Samsung Galaxy S6 (Edge) (0.3 seconds). Only the iPhone 6 Plus undercuts this time with lightning-fast 0.12 seconds. The final score in the area is surprised because with the intermediate score of 2.69, the OnePlus sets 2 earned before Samsung devices such as S6 (Rating: 3,01) or S5 (Rating: 3.11). Given the price, the “2” in this category more than just a flagship killer.
Conclusion: an alternative to mainstream – with limitations
The OnePlus 2 is traded at prices starting at 339 euros for the 16-gigabyte version with 3 gigabytes of RAM and 399 euros for the 64-gigabyte version with 4 gigabytes of RAM. So much power there was not for almost 340 euros to date. The hook: This order is not easy. The producer retains a certain exclusivity Per referral system and will better cope with orders. August 11, the first to be OnePlus 2 delivered.
|Display||5.5 inches (1920×1080 pixels)||5.5 inches (1920×1080 pixels)|
|Size||159,2×75,9×8,9 mm||151,1×74,9×9,85 mm|
|Weight||162 g||175 g|
|Operating system||CynaogenMod (Android 4.4)||OxygenOS (Android 5.1)|
|Processor||Four core (Snapdragon 801, 2.5GHz)||Eight core (Snapdragon 810, 1.8GHz)|
|Memory||16 GB, 64 GB||16 GB, 64 GB|
|Accumulator||3,100 mAh||3,300 mAh|
|Camera||5 Megapixel||13 Megapixel|
|Connections||Micro-USB 2.0, headphones||USB Type-C, headphones|
|Main memory||3 GB RAM||3/4 GB RAM|