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OnePlus X is a Reasonably-Priced Flagship Contender

It is likely that you have not heard about the Chinese phone maker OnePlus, but its existence has probably contributed in some way to the sluggish sales Apple has had to deal with in recent times with its iPhone. The OnePlus One brought the company significant attention in the market back in 2014, although the successor device didn’t do much to build on this. The OnePlus X is making the raves currently with an awesome, premium design combined with some flagship-level features at a price that is not overly exorbitant.

OnePlus X


Design and Display

This mid-ranger flaunts an amazing design that could pass it off for some of the flagship devices on the market. It shows off solid build and uses premium zirconia ceramic in its construction. Its Chinese manufacturer boasts no company has been able to master ceramic designing technology as it did with the OnePlus X. Whatever that means, we can only say this phone is a beauty to behold.

It sports an appealing svelte profile at just 6.9 millimetres and the weight is not excessive either at 138 grams. The device packs in a 5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen having a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Images should come super-sharp on this awesome display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.


The OnePlus X is fitted with a sturdy 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture. The shooter is based on ISOCELL technology and features phase detection autofocus, LED flash and HDR, amongst other options, to enable breathtaking image capturing. It can be used to shoot 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. Selfie lovers will love the powerful 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a Beauty Mode as well.

Hardware and Software

Buyers get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 on the OnePlus X. Although this CPU is a bit old, it is still capable of great things. The quad-core Krait 400 GPU is clocked at an impressive speed of 2.3 GHz. It is accompanied by 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. While this device will not beat the iPhone in terms of performance, it should not do too badly either. It offers 16 GB of onboard storage, expandable by as much as 128 GB using a microSD card. The OnePlus X boots its maker’s own OxygenOS 2.2.0 software, a custom variant of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Sundry Specs and Features

The X is equipped with a 2,525mAh Li-polymer battery, which doesn’t exactly seem quite promising in terms of runtime when you consider the high-resolution screen. It supports dual-SIM, dual standby functionality. LTE network support is covered so you can expect lightning-fast mobile data speeds. There is also Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot support. For location and positioning, you get GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS.


Priced at $249, the OnePlus X makes for a good deal if you are a lover of chic, classy device that also offers superb visuals. It is a decent alternative to the more-expensive iPhone 6, but it is outdone in some regards by the new 4-inch iPhone SE. You should be expecting to pay at least about N70,000 to lay your hands on a unit of this device at this time.

OnePlus X at a Glance

– 5” Full HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– 13MP rear and 8MP front cameras
– 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU
– 16GB onboard storage with 128GB microSD card support
– OxygenOS 2.2.0 (Android 5.1.1 Lollipop)
– 2,525mAh Li-Po battery
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