8 features that would have made the OnePlus 2 way, way better


The OnePlus 2 is here. Although the hype has not settled yet, it's time to take a closer look at the device and nitpick at its features. 

Yes, from the looks of it the OnePlus handset can potentially offer a good value for the price tag it will be flaunting, but this definitely doesn't mean that the phone is without its shortcomings and issues.

The handset was announced earlier today, sporting top-end specs for a pretty decent price tag. It comes with a Snapdragon 810 v2.1 chipset on board (which reportedly won't overheat, or so they say), 4GB of RAM, a 3,300mAh battery at the back. The handset is available in either 16 or 64GB versions, which cost $329 and $389, respectively. 
There's a 13MP OIS-enabled camera on the back, as well as a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. By the way, the latter is also a new addition. Anyway, here follow the features that could have made the handset even better.

Related phones

2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

FEATURED VIDEO

37 Comments

1. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

shouldn't usb type c take care of point 3 ?

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah I was thinking of the same. I thought USB Type-C didn't need quick charge since it charges the phone pretty fast.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

USB Type C is only a connector USB Type C can support many different standards So far USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 1st gen, 3.1 2nd gen and Thunderbolt 3 Its Type C without USB Power Delivery 2.0 (up to 100W, 100W is for laptops, phones will probably be around 20-30W) Or something like Quick Charge So it charges at the same speed as regular USB 2.0, probably 5-10W

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

No, takes 3hrs 20min to charge to full. Source: OnePlus One via Androidpolice

25. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's a USB Type C connector, but oneplus two doesn't have the USB 3.1 features that a fully featured type C must have to feature 100W charging. It has a regular USB 2.0 with a type C connector.

29. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's a joke of a connector, the note 5 will transfer files faster due to ufs

2. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

#8. Thank you.

3. stealthlee4

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

seriously 16MP OIS camera?

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also no NFC?

18. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

what's wrong with it?

26. stealthlee4

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

previously the article wrote "There's a 16MP OIS-enabled camera on the back". i am so happy, but is ok, now back to reality, i can't sleep tonight

6. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

The other PA article said it was an OmniVision sensor.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Link? I'm pretty sure PA has said its unknown Its most likely Toshiba or Samsung OmniVision isn't on their partners list Unless if they are source the whole camera module from a third party, then it could be OmniVision

10. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Seems to me they were too fixated on the low price and decided to cut features/design from the final handset.

11. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

"What if we disappoint our fans?" It's simple, your fans will either stick with their One or jump to other ship. You know the Snapdragon 810 is a big failure, yet you still banged yourself to the wall. Companies who used the Snapdragon 810 on their flagships like OnePlus, Sony, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, HTC etc. deserved to face the drop in sales, they seriously deserved it, middle finger to them. _|_

12. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

no micro sd (so you have to get the 389 euro 64gb version) and an invitation system. sorry but no.

13. j7urner

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 26, 2014

Android authority said it was an omnivision sensor. No NFC and no wireless charging almost kill it for me. I have the one plus one and was looking forward to this but I'll def wait for the next. Nexus. Hoping for an 820 anyways.

14. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

NFC should gave been added though only about 3℅ use it. Since it is dual sim, they could have made the 2nd sim slot act also as microsd slot. The oneplus one does not have Qualcomm fast charge and it charges relatively quick so charging time should be OK in this phone as well.

16. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Reports are saying OP2 takes over 3 hours to charge.

15. meujohn

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Well said.... agree completely

17. steelew

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Sounds like it tried to be a samsung killer...and failed

19. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

So 16mp are not enough? Are you joking? The only phone with more than 16mp is the sony z series, but the gs6 and g4 perform better with 16mp (this means that 20mp are too many for that sensor size).

32. Plutonium239

Posts: 1231; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Actually, several Nokia Lumias have 20mp sensors and the Lumia 1020 has a 41mp sensor that takes better pictures than any other phone(except the LG G4 wins for low light with no flash).

20. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Love how the haters react, complaints with the price like this, it's simply killed most of the overpriced flagship you loved. I guess you Google worsheepers jealous and butthurt for not getting your sh!tty Nexus with this price where it used to be. And dig as many cons as you can to bash this and glorified yours. Insecurity at it's finest....

22. TerryTerius unregistered

So in your world anyone that has an opinion countrary to yours is automatically a hater... So now dissent isn't allowed? I don't see how wishing the 1+2 was a better product somehow means you're insecure. Those are some real logical gymnastics to tie two connected unconnected ideas to one another. Especially since they're asking for things that nearly every single current flagship has. At least fast charge and NFC. And getting rid of that stupid invite bs.

21. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

The main missing features that prove this phone is a fail: SD 810 No SUPERAMOLED No UFS 2.0 No fastcharging I don't really see how it is a 2016 flagship killer? Yes, it might be an iPhone 6s killer, I agree. But not the titans S6 or Note 5.

23. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

No flagship price for a flagship device

24. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I agree with all of your points. One I'd like to add is no USB Type C 3.1 The OP2 does have USB Type C but with 2.0 speeds so it's definitely not even close to being a 2016 flagship killer. You got a little too cocky, OnePlus.

28. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Yeah but then again neither all other flagships even bother to equip Type C. Given the PRICE (heavy emphasis there) its specs are still very reasonable and at worst still on par with most flagships. Don't forget their flexible software customization and you know how they kill other flagships : by stealing their sales.

30. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Because it mean you need to use a new lead, there was no need for them to add the type c and it's a limited type Samsung USB port on the note 5 will even transfer files faster than the note 3 with USB 3, due to ufs, r and w speeds

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.