OnePlus 2: all the new features

OnePlus 2: all the new features
It's fair to say that OnePlus did not disappoint! The second take on the company's "flagship killer" vision comes packed with no less than 10 new and innovative features, and we're not even counting the aluminum & magnesium facelift that its design work has been treated with! In addition to that, OnePlus implemented new functionality such as USB Type C & dual-SIM connectivity, fingerprint security, high-end Qualcomm silicon, laser autofocus for the camera, and other goodies that we'll be having a quick glance at here. 

Now, we can't say we're thrilled with the omission of the microSD card slot, but that's a topic for another time and place. Meanwhile, here's the gist on the "new" in the new OnePlus 2!

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24 Comments

1. mixedfish

Posts: 1544; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Can we stop calling the AF lamp "Laser autofocus", such a marketing gimmicky name to rebrand a LED lamp with a colored plastic cap.

2. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

and I was like WHAAAAT?

15. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

those are 2 different tech lol the nornal LED lamp produces lights that you can see with your eye when the laser lamp produces light you can not (such as Infrared ray...)

3. Plutonium239

Posts: 1154; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

They decided to go with a fingerprint sensor instead of an iris scanner? I am looking forward to the iris scanner which is more secure than fingerprint sensors because your fingerprint can be lifted off your device and reproduced, whereas your iris cannot.

5. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

You want to use a smartphone or a FBI's Software. Why want to be so secure

7. TerryTerius unregistered

Although you are right that it is possible, it is so unlikely that it's not even worth worrying about. And the technology and expertise required to do that isn't exactly common and easy to come by. That aside, does an iris scanner need ample light to function?

12. antoniomigotto

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

It's a $330 phone. We don't need some holographic 16K display with a 10,000,000 MaH battery.....

4. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Laser Autofocus = LG Fingerprint Scanner = Samsung SD810 = HTC/Sony (is this another oven though?) StyleSwap = Motorola (only it is removable)

8. anfelside

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Or just buy this phone

10. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

*Fingerprint Scanner= Motorola/Apple (touch based) Besides, copying/taking inspiration is a good thing, in the end customer wins.

6. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

other than camera if it turns out to be good i think the zenfone2 by asus 4gb model will be a better deal but we should wait until op2 is reviewed anyways still a good phone from oneplus

9. Trickzter

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

It's got USB Type-C, but does it support USB 3.1?

11. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Nope, it's USB Type-C 2.0. And no NFC :( Not really sure what they were thinking there.

13. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

dual spekers?

14. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

+ OnePlus 2 is a USB2.0 device, not USB 3.1 + No NFC + No Quick Charge + No wireless charging + Full charge takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. NEVER SETTLE

17. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

You're fussing over wireless charging as if you'll actually use it. I understand it should have been included but it's the biggest gimmick out there, nothing more than another feature to tack on to the list. The quick charching however would have been useful. I'll personally be waiting for battery stats before moving forward with this phone

19. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Can you read English? It takes 3 hours and 20 minutes to charge, what is so difficult to understand here? And that USB-C is a gimmick, it's nothing but USB 2.0.

16. Gothbeard

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

16GB model, seriously? Do the designers actually own/use a smartphone?

18. AdrianUniq

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Oneplus Two without NFC Upcoming Note 5 without Type-C S6 without sdcard/battery HTC One m9 without fingerprint scanner WHAT IS HAPPENING ?! who will make a really high-end device with all s**t inside ?!

22. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Oneplus doesn't have the luxury of having carriers to sell their phones, so the price you see is the price you pay - no carrier subsidies, no ATT Next or Verizon Edge to soften the blow of paying full price up front. Which means that if they stuffed every possible high-end premium feature into the phone, they'd be running the risk that no one could afford it.

20. swarai

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

It feels like they built the phone towards a price instead of the other way around.

23. blingblingthing

Posts: 893; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Nothing wrong with that

21. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Beautiful!

24. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I dont trust SD810 :S

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