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For those of you who have never heard of the OnePlus Two, man it sucks to be you! It’s an affordable flagship device from the Chinese startup company, OnePlus, whos parent company is Oppo, who made the very much renowned device Oppo Find 5. Truth be told, this year’s OnePlus is not exactly a flagship killer, as opposed to what the company claims. But I’ll talk about its shortcomings in a minute, first lets look at what the OnePlus Two brings to the table.
You get stock Android with this device, it’s the Oxygen OS, which is based on AOSP. As such your device’s performance is gonna be stellar, trust me on this. The device comes with a Snapdragon 810 and 4GB of RAM, so there is plenty of processing power and memory to keep the phone running at peak. However, this comes at a cost, but in this case, it’s not OnePlus’ fault, but the fault of Qualcomm, which is the company behind the Spandragon processor. You see, there have been a lot of reports of heating issues with S810 devices. Devices getting hot is not anything new, however, the S810 get hot quicker than other processors, the reports tell. The temperature increase however is significant and noticeable if you game a lot, but in day to day use, it might not be as bad is this article might make it sound, so take it with a grain of salt.
Other specs of this device are flagship worthy as well. You get a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front, 64GB of storage. You also get a 5.5″ 1080P display, which is more than good enough on a phone, in my opinion. If you are a pixel junky though, you might not be satisfied because it doesn’t have a QHD screen. But, again, in my opinion, you don’t need anything higher than 1080P on a phone. You also get a fingerprint scanner where you can store up to five different fingerprints.
There are however two real big shortcomings this device has. First of all, the device gets the new and reversible USB-C port, which is one of its most awesome features in my opinion. However, because of having USB type C, it doesn’t come with QuickCharge, so a full charge can take you longer than 2.5 hours, some have even reported 3+ hours for full charge. However, if you are going to charge your phone overnight, than this is not going to be a problem for you at all. The 3300mAh battery must be enough for a day of usage, after unplugging your device in the morning to then plug it in for a charge overnight. The second big shortcoming is NFC, and again, just like with the last one, how its absence will affect you depends on the fact whether you actually use NFC or not. With Google announcing Android Pay during this year’s Google I/O, you could expect it getting popular, and in order to use it, you will need NFC.
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