OnePlus is enriching its portfolio with a new smartphone. The OnePlus X will be available from November 5, being released a few months later after the OnePlus 2 made its apparition, how different is the new model compared to the famous OnePlus One and its successor?
The OnePlus One had a floating arc design and two variants of textures for its back: Silk White and Sandstone Black. The device weighted 162grams, it measured 152.9×75.9×8.9mm and had a Full HD LTPS LCD screen with a diagonal of 5.5-inch, which gave a pixel density of 401ppi.
The OnePlus Two kept the screen size and resolution, it ditched the white version (but the buyers can choose one of the four available covers) and gained 1mm in thickness, featuring now a metal frame. Also, the shape of the body is rectangular, it measures 151.8mm in height and 74.9mm in width, it’s much heavier at 175grams and has a new fingerprint scanner below the screen, which sits between two capacitive buttons.
The OnePlus X is a lot smaller than its siblings, measuring 140x69x6.9mm and it weights either 130 grams or 160 grams. Its look is totally different, featuring a metal frame and two variants of back panels – Onyx, with a glass back, and this model is lighter, while the Ceramic model is available in 10,000 units and this is the heavier phone, its display is an AMOLED sized at 5-inch and it supports a Full HD resolution with 441ppi.
Both the OnePlus One and the OnePlus X are powered by a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 quad core processor which is backed by 3GB of RAM, but the first device has a faster processor because it was clocked at 2.5GHz, while the other model has its processor clocked at 2.3GHz, the OnePlus One doesn’t allow you to expand its internal memory, which comes in variants of 16GB and 64GB, while the OnePlus X supports expansion from 16GB up to 128GB.
The OnePlus Two is the top-tier model from this category, featuring the latest 64bit Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor (quad-core 1.56 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57) which teams up with an Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM (16Gb of storage) or 4GB of RAM (64GB of storage), but it’s not equipped with a microSD card slot.
All three devices have their main camera supporting a resolution of 13MP. The original OnePlus One supported only dual-LED flash and autofocus, its successor added OIS and laser autofocus, while the OnePlus X included LED flash and phase detection autofocus (0.2-second autofocus), but it compensates with its secondary camera of 8MP, which outperforms the 5MP front cameras from its siblings.
Also, while the OnePlus One and X have an aperture of f/2.2, the OnePlus Two has a wider aperture of f/2.0.
The OnePlus X has the smallest battery – 2525mAh, being followed by the OnePlus One with a 3100mAh battery and the OnePlus Two is the winner with its 3300mAh unit.