The Original Flagship Killer
The first smartphone to ever truly show that you do not need to pay a hefty price for state-of-the-art performance in a smartphone. The OnePlus One truly lived up to the nickname as the “Flagship Killer”. In the time where only big brand names such as Samsung and HTC dominated the market with expensive flagship smartphones that packed the latest and greatest of specifications, the OnePlus One showed up and offered the exact same set of specifications, but without the big price tag.
It wasn’t that the OnePlus One was poor in other areas either; it has excellent build quality and a bright and vibrant display. It just did everything without the price tag.
Launched during the time of amazing smartphones such as the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5, the OnePlus One did not falter when it came to bringing up the specs. The powerful and efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor in the OnePlus One brought unrivalled performance during its time, allowing applications to open and close without a hitch; and with great power efficiency, it also had a lesser toll on the battery life of the smartphone.
The Best Storage Capacity
The OnePlus One’s great performance isn’t just thanks to the powerful processor, but also thanks to the use of EMMC 5.0 storage for its internal storage capacity. The OnePlus One comes in either 16GB or 64GB of internal storage; though the 64GB variant is more popular and sought after because of the OnePlus One’s lack of a microSD card slot.
Large and Clear display
Everyone likes watching videos and playing games, and OnePlus knows this; which is why the OnePlus One comes with a large 5.5-inch 1080p full HD JDI display. It delivers sharp images and text in your media and webpages.
OnePlus also enhanced the display with Touch on Lens (TOL) technology, which eliminates the gap between the touch sensor and the display panel, making your touches much more responsive than ever before. On top of everything built into this gorgeous display is Gorilla Glass 3 that protects it from scratches that may arise from daily usage.
Where most Chinese manufacturers of smartphones like to put on their very fruity looking user interface, the OnePlus One utilizes Cyanogen OS 12, an operating system that is based on Android. It brings a lot of fun and unique features as well as allowing the user to customize the smartphone exactly to their taste.