In November appears OnePlus X in Germany.The China smartphone offers powerful technology at an affordable price. How much is it for 270 euros? The answer in the test.
ENDE in 2014 went to the manufacturer One Plus One Plus One name. The Chinese rely on strong technology, which costs relatively little. In the competition among high-tech devices like the OnePlus Two more for the high price segment. The pricing policy is in the so competitive smartphone world. But the actual network hype triggered the sales strategy: OnePlus smartphones can be by invitation only manufacturer relate.RECEIVED VIA waiting lists or participation in social media competitions – a hefty price tag for affordable exclusivity.
Chic design, but Apple says hello
Who opens the plain packaging of OnePlus X, could also be an oversized iPhone 5suggest the wrong path. The China-cracker sees Apple counterpart confusingly similar to, but is significantly larger. The black-fixed glass surface and the noble metal frame make a similar impression of quality as Apple now be anywhere in the premium Phone.In order for the longest possible remains even in roughest environments, to the Gorila used glass 3 fine scratches declare war.
A duel that the OnePlus X can hardly win: After a short usage notice particularly sensitive smartphone users upon closer inspection first signs of wear on the smooth backside – fingerprints to mention. Thanks to moderate degree (140x69x6,9 millimeters) and weight of 138 grams, the new OnePlus X fits comfortably in your hand. This is also the colorful AMOLED display ensures. With 5 inches in traditional Full-HD resolution, it combines for the average Joe user the perfect size to be.
Price reflected with weaknesses inside
Inside work ELT the powerful Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm. The 2.3 gigahertz (GHz) clocked quad-core processor was installed last year in numerous flagship and is in conjunction with the 3 gigabyte (GB) of memory (RAM) is still the ambitious middle class.In the benchmark tests of the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS OnePlus X lands in midfield: Geekbench 3 accounted at individual cores 917 points and 2,378 in the multi-core vote. Thus, it is even behind the old an annual OnePlus One!
Blanke numbers while navigating through the on-site Oxygen OS (based on Android 5.1.1 currently.) Do not stand out negatively. All Apps start promptly, the menus you scour without waiting. The Adreno 330 graphics unit, also from Qualcomm helps in games while juggling pixels. In optical flagship titles like “Asphalt 8 – Airborne” the built-in technology, however, surprisingly strong coming to stutter. It remains unclear whether the processor alone and the graphics unit are responsible.
Sharp photos and spoiled for choice
The 13-megapixel main camera with f / 2.2 aperture shoots in the light flawless photos at night and under diffuse light conditions take blur and image noise appreciably.Instead of now the trendy dual-LED flash, a LED does all the work. For sharp Selfies the manufacturer has thought of a 8-megapixel front camera. Videos You have up to Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) in the box. Slow-motion video at 720p to solve act while viewing but little harmony and lack an added value in the technical implementation. The results found on the tight 16-GB memory space. Not remove the dirt, expand it via micro sD card up to another 128 GB. Those who prefer having a second SIM card, is in the hybrid slot one another nanosim. Thus, you have to choose between more memory or a second SIM card.
Less power for longer battery
Put the Chinese in OnePlus Two more on the new USB Type-C port, comes in the smaller output proven micro USB engineering. On the left side of the metal frame of the known mute button is recessed. The special structure of the lifts away from the power and the volume buttons on the other side – an advantage for use in your pocket. The non-removable battery offers a capacity of 2525 mAh (mAh). Sounds undersized compared with current standards. Through the smaller screen and the lack of a power-hungry Eight core processor still come good on the day. With the quick charge function allows the be recharged within a very short time, it lacks the wireless charging option
Prices and availability of OnePlus X
Properties that the OnePlus X transform at a retail price of 269 euros in a real price-performance hit – unless you get the smartphone at all. As of November 5, the OnePlus X must be purchased in Germany, but only with an invitation. The rest is transferred to the waiting list and checked regularly his email inbox. Cold comfort for those waiting: The official blog promises Manufacturer OnePlus a revised, fairer Invitation System and provides a free sale in prospect.
On November 9, makes a special sale event in Berlin the beginning. Place and date are not yet known to. Those who like something exclusive, gets 100 euros more for the ceramic design. According to the manufacturers, the limited edition of 10,000 pieces variant is produced in an elaborate 25-day process, which should make the material more resistant to scratches. Market entry for Ceramics version is planned for 24 November.