Video: OnePlus X Unboxing and Hands-on

In late October, we attended a press event in San Francisco, where we got to go hands-on with the newly announced OnePlus X. As we draw closer to the device’s launch date on November 19, we now have the device in-house, so we can deliver a more personal account with OnePlus’ budget-friendly smartphone.

Nothing has changed from the last time we saw the OnePlus X. It still features the same 5″ Full HD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP rear-facing camera, as well as Oxygen OS on top of Android 5.1.1. What it lacks also has not changed, and that would be NFC, USB Type-C, and a few pretty important LTE bands for US consumers.

The OnePlus X launches in the US on November 19 via invite system, priced at just $249.

Below, we unbox the OnePlus X, detailing everything you will find inside the box, then give a brief software tour.  (more…)

OnePlus X Might Struggle With LTE in the US

Last week, OnePlus announced the OnePlus X, a nicely designed, budget-friendly unlocked smartphone for the global market. At the time of announcement, OnePlus gave out a list of LTE bands supported by the device, which many noticed was very lacking in terms of US support.

We reached to OnePlus, asking if the list of bands was indeed accurate, and unfortunately, the company’s response confirms that anyone who purchases this device in the US may struggle with LTE connection. (more…)

OnePlus X Specs (Official)

Digging the new OnePlus X? Well, you should probably learn about everything it has to offer, so here are the official specifications for the device. A few of the highlights include a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera, and expandable storage via microSD.

The big highlight is the device’s price. Available via invite system starting November 19, the OnePlus X will be listed at just $250. Besides its lack of NFC, I dare you to find many devices on par with the OnePlus X for that price.

Check out the full spec list below.  (more…)

OnePlus X Hands-on and First Impressions

It does not have NFC, and it does not have USB Type-C. With that in mind, say “hello” to the new OnePlus X from OnePlus. To be marketed as a budget-friendly smartphone, yet still offering a premium in-hand feel and gentlemanly aesthetic, the OnePlus X will launch on November 19 in the US for a price of just $249. As I just mentioned, the OnePlus X lacks a few things that made the OnePlus One (NFC) and OnePlus 2 (USB Type-C) attractive devices, but does offer the most luxurious look we have seen to date from OnePlus.  (more…)