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...
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37 Comments

31. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

True. I do like OnePlus' innovation on the other end of the cable too, making it reversible kind of. Even with it not being equipped with USB Type C, I'll be purchasing the Note 5. Once I hold on to that for 2 years and get a new phone, USB Type C 3.1 will be almost mandatory on all phones.

33. Plutonium239

Posts: 1199; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The Lumia 950 and 950XL will come with type-c. And the type-c will probably be better than micro in terms of holding up. I had to replace the microusb port on my Lumia 1020. It failed slowly, first I was unable to get data onto or off the phone via usb for like 6 months, and then it started getting very picky about exactly how the cord would sit when plugged into the phone or it wouldn't charge. I accidentally dropped my phone when I was taking it out of the case, so I cracked the screen. I wasn't going to get a wireless charger and the wireless charging accessory plate to charge it, it would have cost me more. I ordered a replacement display(full assembly) and replacement usb port. I changed both of them out very easily as every component is attached to the "rocket board" as referred to in the nokia service manual via very easy to attach and detach ribbon cables. I have not seen a connector like it before, but I really appreciated the design. To replace just the screen, it would take under 5 minutes, or even the internal battery, as that is not soldered in. It is very friendly to repair. Sorry I got off on that little rant/story, but the point is, USB type-c should hold up better and not fail like micro usb. The usb failures are quite common if you plug your phone in all the time.

35. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

The Lumia 950 and 950XL have peaked my interests, and will be a game changer if they include 3.1 on them. Just the fact that you don't have a 50/50 chance on plugging it in correctly, and when you are incorrect, possibly damaging both the cord and port on the type-c will be amazing in itself. No longer will I need light when plugging in my phone! By the time I get a new phone after this year (probably 2017 or early 2018) every phone should have the type-c 3.1 connection and I'll be able to go to a friend's house and use their charger without dragging mine around. Shoot though, by that time, every phone will probably be using wireless charging so whatevs!

36. Plutonium239

Posts: 1199; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I am not sure wireless charging will take off as fast as you think it will. It really depends on which kind you are referring to. The wireless charging that requires them to be set on a pad or the kind that can be powered up via your wireless router.

27. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Nitpicking. It's a low-priced flagship, people! Seriously?

34. Plutonium239

Posts: 1199; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The One Plus Two would have been better if Windows 10 Mobile/Windows Phone 8.1 was an optional OS.

37. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

The 2015 Moto X is going to take this out. Sadly no OIS but im not a person who takes lots of photos. Just have to keep your hand as steady as possible...
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