OnePlus X was officially announced worldwide at simultaneous events globally on October 29, as expected. The smartphone will go on sale in selected countries officially where the company currently operates. However, you can pre-order the device from anywhere in the world and that too without an invite.
The OnePlus X is available in two variants – a 2GB RAM variant and a 3GB RAM variant. It comes in White and Black colors and can now be pre-ordered on Gearbest. The OnePlus X 2GB RAM has been priced at US $279.99 and the 3GB RAM variant will set you back by $295.99. The smartphone can be officially purchased only if you get an ‘invite’, however, you do not need one here. Hence, paying a premium price can somewhat be justified. The device will start shipping from November 28, 2015.
The e-commerce portal from China delivers in most countries with free shipping. However, you could also expedite the shipping by paying nominal charges and get it within 3-7 business days. Lets have a look at the specifications and features. Also, check out our OnePlus X Hands-on impressions.
OnePlus X Specifications
The OnePlus X features a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor along with Adreno 330 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can also be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. The device runs on OxygenOS out of the box based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The device is made up of brushed anodized metal frame and has a glass back (Onyx version).
The smartphone rocks a 13 megapixel rear primary camera with LED flash, ISOCELL sensor, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), f/2.2 aperture. It can only shoot Full HD 1080p videos and not 4K like the OnePlus 2. On the front, there is a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. The smartphone is 6.9 mm thick and weigh 138 grams. It comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack and a 1.2W front-facing speaker. It supports Dual Hybrid SIM (nano) where the second SIM slot can fit in a microSD card. The phone also retains the Alert slider button found on the OnePlus 2, to switch between No, Priority or All Notifications.
The X includes 4G LTE (FDD-LTE : 1800/2100/2600 MHz), 3G (WCDMA : 850/900/1900/2100 MHz), 2G (GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 2,525 mAh battery under the hood. The company has also introduced five cases made from Rosewood, Black Apricot, Bamboo, Karbon and Sandstone for the OnePlus X.
The package contains Cell Phone (1), Power Adapter (1), USB Cable (1) and English Manual (1).