OnePlus X: When The Little Brother Is So Attractive or More Than The Older Brother


The flagships of companies that manufacture mobile or tablets they tend to have a very long shadow and in her other mobiles are hidden with a lower profile. Sometimes they are not so much so be to the tail is normal but there are occasions where the “little brother” stands out so much or more than the reference device.

OnePlus X is a good example of this. Yesterday we published the analysis of this terminal in Engadget and now we have to talk about his main virtue: value for money. By 270 euros We have a smartphone with a hardware that combines modern components with parts rather old but still dazzle in their performance. The final product is a phone so attractive that it will make more than one arises your purchase rather than go for the “big brother”.

The killer most attractive mid-range

OnePlus tried to popularize last flagship killer concept to talk about its One year. Last year he got it but with the Two have failed to achieve the same success (perhaps that have eliminated the invitations definitively…). OnePlus x broadens its range of terminals and this time launches What could be considered a range half killer.

As we have seen in the analysis, the OnePlus X is an old dog: processor Snapdragon 801 (2014 technology), 3 GB of RAM, has no NFC or not enter fingerprint reader… He has learned some new tricks that Yes, the introduction as an AMOLED panel which made the terminal looms in the screen section. Put the negative note the camera which is not excellent but provides good enough for the majority of situations.

In materials has improved a lot and if we talk about design the OnePlus X has much to say in a middle range where in this section have been slightly irregular. Back to hardware: not carry the most pointer is not a lastra, Snapdragon 801 today is enough to move Android with much agility and is almost a better option than a Snapdragon 615 which has not been shown to be at the height of the expectations.

What makes the OnePlus X a killer in its range is precisely the price: for 270 few mobiles approach you in specifications, materials and performance. Only the bq Aquaris M5 is close but with plastic housing and without as much detail as the Chinese manufacturer mobile.

In the Android world There has always been a fascination with good and affordable mobiles. A romance that began with the Nexus 4, which for many was the first smartphone in ratio quality/price is hard to beat. A year later on 5 Nexus claimed that throne and unfortunately later generations have not claimed that throne.

Moto G is also a good example but today its positioning is more in the line of affordable terminals. OnePlus One again to get that dream of round terminal for little money and now in 2015 they repeated with this model. A few months ago all committed can that would get it with the Two and not a range average. How things change.

OnePlus X isn’t perfect, or much less. It has some shortcomings, Yes, but none of its competitors covered them with guarantees. It is worth to take a look at the review of our colleague Kote to see what it has to offer. Remember that if you are going to buy the terminal do better through the official store warranty mainly.

Talking about buy… OnePlus returns to the blessed invitation system. This weekend (five to seven) won’t need to buy the OnePlus X but once pass this period will reactivate. Carl Pei company continues to have difficulties to ensure the supply of units so if you are wondering, this weekend is your chance.