In November, OnePlus released what seemed like a classier and sophisticated sibling of OnePlus 2. All siblings are compared and one generally tends to stand out. There are some significant differences between the OnePlus X and OnePlus 2. We pit the OnePlus 2 VS OnePlus X and have rounded up some of the difference that we believe cannot be ignored and you could choose the winner.
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
The OnePlus X and OnePlus 2 are beautifully designed smartphones. The OnePlus X looks like a high quality handset with a metal frame with neatly designed edges, with the display reinforced by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The OnePlus 2 makes use of a stronger Gorilla Glass 4, but lacks the glass gear of OnePlus X. In its place, it makes use of swappable back plates; which has a black sandstone effect, but there are four covers you can add to get a slightly different look. The OnePlus X takes a different route with Onyx and Ceramic models available. The Onyx model features black glass and a metal bezel and hits the scales at 138g, making it the lightest OnePlus smartphone. The Ceramic model is limited edition and it weighs 160g so still lighter than the OnePlus 2.
OnePlus 2 comes with both finger print scanner and USB type C, which is not the same with OnePlus X. It also opts for a 5-inch display opposed to the 5.5-inch screen adorning the OnePlus 2.
Both the smartphones support an intuitive “notification slider”; which allows you to control the amount and type of notifications you receive without having to silence the phone or fiddle with menus and a 1080p display.
With this in mind, we believe the right phone for you would be OnePlus 2 out of the two when it comes to design.
The primary cameras for both phones rock a considerable 13 megapixel camera, however, they differ somewhat when it comes to video. The OnePlus X can capture your scenes at either 1080p and 30fps, or 720p and 120fps. The OnePlus 2 will record at either 2160p and 30 fps, or 720p and 120fps. They’re similar, but the OnePlus 2 will be sharper.
If we look into the secondary camera, OnePlus X’s camera rates higher with 8 megapixels than OnePlus 2’s camera which is 5 megapixels. So your selfies are bound to look better with OnePlus X. However, it is important to note that OnePlus 2’s camera comes with laser-autofocus and optical image stabilization.
So all-in-all, the best camera performer between the two would be OnePlus 2.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE
Both devices run on OnePlus’ OxygenOS software based on Android Lollipop, which is similar to the stock Android interface. There are some notable changes, such as OnePlus gestures, the shortcuts/favorites area known as Shelf, and OnePlus’ own dark theme.
The big difference is that the OnePlus X uses a Snapdragon 801 processor, and the OnePlus 2 uses a Snapdragon 810. The base model of the OnePlus 2 comes with 3 GB of RAM, but you can pay a little more and get 4 GB. The One Plus X has 3 GB of RAM.
The Snapdragon 801 that’s in the OnePlus X can also be found in some of last year’s flagship phones, but with its 64-bit, octa-core chip, the OnePlus 2 should be the best for overall performance. Another thing to note is that the OnePlus X can also be expanded using a microSD card, but the OnePlus 2 cannot.
This is the biggest difference between the two smartphones, one which is of utmost importance, as compared to the previous two. The OnePlus X houses a 2,525 mAh battery while the OnePlus 2 houses a 3,300 mAh cell. The OnePlus X does benefit from quick-charging though, which the OnePlus 2 lacks.
In India, OnePlus X Onyx costs Rs.14, 999, while the ceramic cost Rs.22, 999. On the other hand, OnePlus 2 starts at Rs.20, 999 and jumps to Rs.22, 999 for the 64 GB. Therefore, OnePlus X Onyx is cheapest way to get an OnePlus smartphone in your hands.
In most regards, the OnePlus X and OnePlus 2 are quite similar if not equal, especially when one talks about the design and camera quality. Where the two differ the most is the software and hardware, which is probably the most important aspect of any smartphone. If you’re deciding between these two devices, the OnePlus 2 would likely perform better considering its chipset outpaces that of the OnePlus X.
However, if you are looking to buy OnePlus that is cheap, then the OnePlus X is the clear winner.
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