OnePlus One equals a happy consumer

OnePlus One equals a happy consumer

by Gary Oldwood on 25 April 2014 · 2282 views

Full specifications of the OnePlus One were revealed only a couple of days ago, and it seems that it's going to be one of the most agile and powerful smartphones up-to-date. OnePlus must be really proud of it, and reasonably so!

The elegant (but not-so-small) OnePlus One

A Closer Look

OnePlus recently announced its first android smartphone, the so-called “One”. There have been countless rumors floating around about it in the past, but now that the full specs are out all doubts and concerns will be removed.

OnePlus One will be a delicate and light device weighing only 162 g, but this doesn’t mean it will easily fit in your pocket with its 5.5-inch screen, which will have a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 16,777,216 colors. In the back it will be equipped with a 13 MP Sony IMX214 sensor with 6 lenses, f/2.0 and a shutter speed of 0.3s. The camera will be able to record videos in a resolution of 3840x2160 (4K) and 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps) in MPEG4 format, while front camera will be a 5 MP one- not disappointing either.

Moving on to the juicier stuff, the One will be carrying Qualcomm’s precious Snapdragon 801, a quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz, which in combination with a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM will satisfy even the most demanding users. The installed non-removable battery will have a capacity of 3100 mAh.

Other features include 4G LTE, 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. The OS it will be running on will not be the typical Google Android 4.4 but a modified version- CyanogenMod 11S. That’s not surprising since OnePlus has a close relationship with Cyanogen.

Release Date: Q2 2014

The OnePlus one will be available somewhere in the second quarter of 2014, and its price will depend on its internal memory. The 16GB model will cost 299$ and the 64GB model will cost 349$.

The high quality and relatively low price will undoubtedly make it a top competitor in the market against giant manufacturers, which is the reason why it was given the name “the flagship killer”.

Let’s Smash!

If you want to get your hands on a OnePlus One earlier than the rest and you’re willing to sacrifice your old smartphone, then check out the Smash contest. In this peculiar operation, OnePlus will pick 100 people out of those who apply and ask them to record a video of themselves smashing their current smartphon in any way they want- be it with a hammer, a baseball bat, a blender, a brick or virtually anything that can cause impressive damage to the device. The applications period has opened and will last until May 2nd, but to apply you must live in one of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR China, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.

I would gladly smash my current LG L3 E400 in exchange for a OnePlus One. Would you?

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