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OnePlus X

Specifications

OnePlus X
OnePlus X
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 330, Core: 450 MHz
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, multitouch with up to 10 points simultaneously, Active Matrix OLED, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, eMMC 5.0, 9.5 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 128 GB (SD, SDHC, SDXC), Sensors: ambient light, proximity, position, accelerometer, orientation and G sensors, digital compass, GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Wifi Direct, OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 4 (band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 (FDD) as well as 38 and 40 (TDD))
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.9 x 140 x 69 ( = 0.27 x 5.51 x 2.72 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, 2525 mAh
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera
Webcam: 8 MP, primary camera: 13 MP (auto focus, f/2.2, HDR, 1080p videos)
Additional features
Keyboard: virtual, SIM tool, USB cord, silicon sleeve, power supply, OxygenOS 2.1, 12 Months Warranty, head-SAR: 0.317 W/kg, body-SAR: 0.420 W/kg
Weight
138 g ( = 4.87 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 73 g ( = 2.58 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
269 Euro

 

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Average Score: 78.52% - good
Average of 29 scores (from 38 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 77%, features: 72%, display: 82% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the OnePlus X

85% OnePlus X Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Revamped. The X model by OnePlus is a smartphone that is positioned below the present flagship but is better in some aspects. It only sports an SoC from last year, and thus the configuration is very similar to that of the flagship device. However, the X is more than just a renamed One.
80% One of the best value phones, but there won't be another OnePlus X to come
Source: PC Advisor English
The OnePlus X was the best value smartphone of 2015. We love the premium design in a smaller form factor to the firm’s other phones. Software is a strong point and you get a gorgeous screen. However, cuts had to be made somewhere and the X is lacking features such as NFC, 11ac and Wi-Fi. It also is missing the fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C port found on the OnePlus 2. Battery life isn’t great and cameras aren’t best in class but this is a great phone for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% One of the best value phones, and now just £189
Source: PC Advisor English
The OnePlus X was the best value smartphone of 2015. We love the premium design in a smaller form factor to the firm’s other phones. Software is a strong point and you get a gorgeous screen. However, cuts had to be made somewhere and the X is lacking features such as NFC, 11ac and Wi-Fi. It also is missing the fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C port found on the OnePlus 2. Battery life isn’t great and cameras aren’t best in class but this is a great phone for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% OnePlus X
Source: It Pro English
The OnePlus X is a good-value phone, one whose high-quality build and performance outclasses virtually all other phones at this price. Its key problems is that it trades away much of the camera finesse of the OnePlus 2, and has a slightly problematic display in places.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honor 5X Vs Nexus 5X Vs Oneplus X
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this in-depth look at the honor 5X vs Nexus 5X vs OnePlus X! When it comes to making a choice between these, the important question is with regards to what is important for you from your smartphone experience. The honor 5X offers a solid metal build quality and a fast and accurate fingerprint scanner, along with expandable storage, while the Nexus 5X brings to the table NFC, a fantastic camera, a stock software experience, and a very reliable fingerprint reader as well. Finally, the OnePlus X also features a great build quality and a software experience that overshadows stock Android in certain aspects.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2016
70% OnePlus X review: Another winner from China?
Source: IT Pro Portal English
That said it’s not perfect, having to sacrifice the dual-SIM capability for extra storage is a bit frustrating, and the lack of NFC means no using Android Pay or quickly swapping data with other handsets. Other more minor frustrations include the hard to see hardware buttons below the screen and the fact that the back quickly becomes covered in fingerprints making the phone look rather scruffy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% OnePlus X review: great design, but misses on specs
Source: T3 English
It’s hard to justify picking up the OnePlus X when the OnePlus 2 was such a fantastic phone. If you can be bothered with the process of getting an invite, it’s worth spending a little more money and getting the far better flagship product. The design of the OnePlus X is great, and it's impressive what OnePlus has done here considering the price. But when you compare it to the slightly older and better equipped sibling, it’s all about the OnePlus 2. OnePlus can only really offer the best high-end specs within its flagship range, dropping the price down to the £200 mark is just too low to offer the full Android experience. It's a shame but unless you're really passionate about this design, you want the OnePlus 2.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
OnePlus X – Unboxing
Source: Cool Smartphone English
I have not been able to do much testing with in the short time using the phone, but I can say that I have been very impressed with it so far. In particular, the battery life. I was able to get through a full day and it just kept on going until 4 PM the following day. That’s from a 2535mAH battery and bear in mind this running Android 5.1.1 – not 6.0 with Doze mode built in. The UI feels snappy and fluid, as it should with the 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 chip. This is also supported by 3GB RAM twirling the gears behind the scenes.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/04/2015
80% The £199 smartphone that's GREAT value
Source: PC Pro English
The OnePlus X is a relatively compact slice of smartphone loveliness for £200. No, it’s not the fastest phone in the world, nor is it the best in any category, but it's a good all-rounder. I’d quibble if it were £300 – in fact, I’d tell people to buy a Nexus 5X instead if it cost that much – but, at this price, I’m inclined to give it a pretty easy ride. In fact, the only stern challenge comes from its own stablemate, the £239 OnePlus 2, or since-deposed flagships such as the LG G3, which is now available for around £250 – and far easier to get hold of. That’s pretty much the crux of it: the OnePlus X is yet another good, if not great, phone marred by one incredibly, outrageously aggravating flaw – it’s infuriatingly difficult to actually buy the damn thing. If you’re one of the lucky people who get an invite, or you nab one in the flash sales, then you’re on to a winner – but you'll need to be patient if you’re intent on bagging yourself a smartphone bargain. Best of luck.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% OnePlus X review: Great design and display; but camera and battery life disappoint
Source: Tech2.in.com English
OnePlus X is an interesting experiment by OnePlus to reach out to the audience that does not want a large screen phone. In terms of design and display panel – OnePlus has really nailed it. Also features such as dual SIM support and FM Radio will be loved by many. At Rs 16,999, OnePlus X does deliver the goods and is a phone worth considering only in case you want to own a OnePlus device. Camera performance and battery life performance have not been impressive. While camera is good for daylight photography, the low light performance is not up to the mark. And with the battery life, we always had to keep the charger handy. The OnePlus X lacks quick charging feature, and it takes almost 2.5 to 3 hours to charge fully, which is a lot of time in an age of quick charging adapters.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
70% OnePlus X Review
Source: Phone Arena English
It seemed like a killer mid-range offering – one with great design, decent specs, no-nonsense UI, and, above all, a very tempting price tag. Perhaps we had our expectations set too high as we're now convinced that the OnePlus X is not the ultimate mid-ranger. But it is not a bad phone either. It is a good-looking handset with very responsive software and a fitting price. We did run into a number of issues, however. Most notably, the OnePlus X does not run games very well, which comes as a surprise given its hardware specs. Also, the low-light performance of its camera is quite poor, the quality of the earpiece is disappointing, and the battery life could have been better. But the last few flaws we can live with considering how much the phone costs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
OnePlus X review: Super-premium experience at a budget price
Source: Androidbeat English
The quality standard for sub-£200 smartphones has been going up and up in recent years – and we now get to the point where you can have an utterly premium experience in your hand – materials, display, speed, audio, the works, all for a third the cost of an iPhone. Corners have been cut here and there – the lack of NFC and the poor visibility of the capacitive controls, but these may well be trivial to you as a potential purchaser. In which case, run, don’t walk to get your invite and pick the OnePlus X up – it really is that good.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/27/2015
70% OnePlus X (Unlocked)
Source: PC Mag English
OnePlus X is a solid phone for an excellent price. It's easily the best-looking phone you can get for $250, though it falls short of some other unlocked options and misses some LTE bands. The Nexus 5X is more expensive, but it's also more powerful and offers better connectivity options for U.S. users. The OneTouch Idol 3 4.7, meanwhile, offers largely comparable hardware for $70 less. And both devices are much easier to get than the OnePlus X, which could prove to be the deciding factor for many potential buyers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Affordable Good Looks
Source: Tom's Guide English
Do not judge this phone by its stunning cover; you will be disappointed. The OnePlus X is very attractive and affordable, but its mediocre cameras and below-average battery life keep it from being a superb phone.For the same price, you'll find a longer-lasting battery and a larger, brighter screen in the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3. But the Idol 3 is slower, and lacks the OnePlus X's style. If you want a compact, premium-looking handset with decent performance and you don't mind charging your phone more often, the OnePlus X is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2015
82% Oneplus X review
Source: Android Authority English
With a premium body and solid internals, what we have is a device that might be OnePlus's most compelling yet. It is certainly not without its flaws, and may not be future proof, but for now, the OnePlus X is one of the best bang for your buck smartphones of the year.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Affordable, but no ace
Source: Pocket Lint English
OnePlus has a formula: make phones affordable. We're huge fans of the OnePlus 2 handset, which effectively carved a new standard by delivering near-flagship quality for a middling £239 price-point. With the OnePlus X, however, the formula has been tweaked. It's a smaller, slimmer and even-more-affordable £199 handset with 5-inch AMOLED display that, on paper, sounds every bit as enticing as its bigger brother OnePlus 2.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% OnePlus X Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
It's a decent mid-budget device that offers strong performance using a dated but powerful SoC and more than enough RAM. It also boasts of great looks, a premium feel, good software, and a superb screen. However, the quality of the build is somewhat questionable, and the camera is utterly lacking in detail and definition. Heat dissipation issues have a tendency to negatively affect battery life. If you do choose to go for the OnePlus X and manage to get your hands on an invite, this is a decently rounded phone which offers a good combination of performance, looks and software.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% OnePlus X review
Source: Techradar English
The OnePlus X is another solid smartphone, and it's the best-looking OnePlus yet. Factor in its surprisingly low price tag and OnePlus may well have a mid-range winner on its hands.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% An inexpensive phone that doesn't feel cheap
Source: Greenbot English
The OnePlus X is a good looking phone with pretty decent camera, battery, and processor performance—and it's super cheap.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% An inexpensive phone that doesn't feel cheap
Source: PC World English
The OnePlus X is a good looking phone with pretty decent camera, battery, and processor performance—and it's super cheap.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% OnePlus X review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Superb build quality, an excellent screen and a great battery life, but the OnePlus X isn't the budget smartphone killer we were hoping for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% OnePlus X review
Source: Stuff TV English
No-one has quite the price aggression of OnePlus. And the OnePlus X is yet another bargain blower for people who don’t like the feel of the OnePlus 2, or are after something a bit smaller. Its design is lovely, with no sign that this is a supposedly 'cheap' phone. It’s a delight. The only issue is that the OnePlus 2 only costs £40 more at £240 and has a more versatile camera and, for the screen snobs, more relaxed-looking colours.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
73% Never settle for second best
Source: Engadget English
It seemed like a dream on paper: The specs of the company's excellent debut flagship squeezed into a smaller, well constructed shell. In reality, OnePlus has cut some corners here. The X suffers in the camera and display department, and for some reason doesn't support some increasingly common LTE bands in North America.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 73%
OnePlus X review
Source: GSM Arena English
The OnePlus X is not another flagship killer, we have the OnePlus 2 for that. Instead OnePlus decided to take a break from the high profile smartphone gane and brings us a stunning mid-ranger capable of delivering on both looks and performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2015
80% OnePlus X review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The OnePlus X is an impressive-looking smartphone – and for £200 will happily meet most buyers' needs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% The best £199 phone you can't buy
Source: PC Pro English
OnePlus attempts to weave its invite-only magic once again with the 5in OnePlus X – and it’s largely worth waiting for
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% OnePlus X review: simple beauty
Source: Pocketnow English
For those people, the OnePlus X is an excellent option. The dated processor and mediocre camera will probably go mostly unnoticed, drowned out by the brilliant build quality and a cohesive software experience that’s absurdly good at this price point. Even those with more demanding mobile needs may be tempted by the potent mixture of a sensibly-sized Android smartphone with a reasonable price tag in tow. In terms of fit and finish, the OnePlus X is the gold standard of midrange smartphones. For $249, you may be able to find a smarter sidekick … but you’re not likely to find a prettier one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 73%
80% OnePlus X Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The OnePlus X may lose some of the OnePlus 2’s glamour with no fingerprint scanner and cut-back performance, but it’s still a smooth operator that’s impressively slim and light, with a sharp, seriously good AMOLED display and a dependable 13-megapixel camera proving highlights.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
73% OnePlus X Onyx
Source: Think Digit English
If you really care about buying a good looking smartphone on a budget, then the OnePlus X is the best that you can get right now. On the other hand, if you want top of the line, uncompromised performance, then the Asus Zenfone 2 is a better buy. The OnePlus X is better looking than the Zenfone 2, has a much better camera and similar battery life. It's only the performance that puts it behind.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 73%
Will the OnePlus X be the best budget Android phone?
Source: PC Pro English
It’s hard to say at this stage how good the OnePlus X is going to be. On the one hand, the design looks absolutely stunning, especially the ceramic model; on the other, the specifications aren’t exactly cutting-edge, and the battery in particular looks to be on the small side.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2015
OnePlus mini is cheaper but not necessarily better
Source: PC Advisor English
Although the Nexus 5X offers good value for money, there's no denying that the OnePlus X is an incredible deal at under £200. The design is gorgeous and it offers expandable storage, a similar screen and decent cameras. However, if things like the fingerprint scanner, NFC, the latest Wi-Fi and a faster processor are important then the Nexus 5X might be worth paying extra for.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2015
OnePlus X Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
Once again OnePlus shows that it can bring an amazing value to a product. In terms of absolute value, I would say that this phone is basically your 2014 high-end phone, with a design that would beat most 2014 Android handsets. This in itself is a feat. In terms of relative value, the $249 (unlocked, U.S) price is extremely aggressive for a no-contract phone. The internal hardware still remains very powerful, and this is a phone that is fully gaming-capable, and it can challenge most phones that are in circulation today.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2015
OnePlus X hands-on
Source: Think Digit English
The OnePlus X is a significant departure from the Flagship Killer mantra that followed the past two models. This time, OnePlus focused more on delivering a compact device that still retained a good deal of features and specifications but wasn't really a flagship device anymore.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2015

Foreign Reviews

80% Noch Immer Ein Top-Angebot
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% OnePlus X
Source: Computerbild - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
74% Preiskracher mit Premium-Design
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 74% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
85% Glasklares Schnäppchen aus Asien
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 93% performance: 95% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 87%
91% OnePlus X
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 91% features: 93% display: 96% mobility: 89%
Smartphone Oneplus X Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

Comment

Model: The OnePlus X is a budget build with value-for-money and solid specifications. As usual, it is supplemented with the great-looking design that will make the highest count of turning heads back in the public. This rounded-edge phone features the OnePlus logo on the glass back, which is safe to sit in the hand, but possibly sensitive to fingerprints. It is surprisingly sleek, light and thin. The 5-inch AMOLED display panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 provides crisp and colorful images. Thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3 GB of RAM, the OnePlus X achieves a high performance.

Its 13 MP rear camera is also absolutely perfect when the light is bright enough to give enough clarity and details to a photo. However, the phone is not for those using AT&T, because it lacks LTE Band 17. This particular user group would have to forgo this phone for a better network experience. The battery life can get an average user through a day. No quick charge support and no room-filling sound is not odd for a tiny 7 mm phone. At its standard market price, the OnePlus X has been always impressive thanks to its great screen and simple software.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0 Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
801 MSM8974AA: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.26 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.138 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


OnePlus:

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Shenzhen OnePlus Science & Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 2013. The first smartphone was launched in 2014.

It is a subsidiary of BBK Electronic Corporation, a Chinese giant electronic company group, which contains Oppo and Vivo, too. Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus combined had a world market share of more than 10% in the smartphone business in 2016. This exceeded even the Huawei share and resulted in rank 3 behing Samsung and Apple. Furthermore, it was an increase of about 140% compared to 2015. However, OnePlus is the smallest of the three BBK-smartphone manufacturers.

There are not too many reviews on OnePlus smartphones, the ratings are above average (as of 2016).


78.52%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-11- 5)