OnePlus X vs HTC One A9 vs Motorola DROID MAXX 2: specs comparison


The OnePlus X has just been announced, bearing a balance between premium looks, yesteryear hardware, and a pretty alluring price-tag. It's interesting to see how, in the second half of 2015, many manufacturers have taken the “value for money” model, instead of looking to pack as much expensive tech in a smartphone as possible.

The most recent examples of such smartphones are HTC's One A9 and Motorola's DROID MAXX 2. Granted, the One A9 is supposed to be viewed as a flagship device in the US, and it will get its price increased to $500 soon – something that's viewed as a pretty huge asking price for what the A9 is. Still, both of these phones pack midrange processors, and aim to offer users a more affordable high-tier smartphone experience.

The OnePlus X's philosophy is slightly different. Instead of settling for a midrange SoC, OnePlus chose to build the handset with a flagship processor – only it's a flagship from last year. The downside is that the phone will be stuck in the 32-bit era, if this can even be considered a minus so early on in the 64-bit age. On the flipside – a 1-year old flagship SoC is very probable to outclass a brand-new midrange chip.

Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.5 inches
5.0 inches

Technology

AMOLED
TFT
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

66.17 %
74.61 %
71.28 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor

Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 405
Adreno 405
Adreno 330

RAM

3GB
2GB
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
16GB
16GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), HTC Sense UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), OnePlus OxygenOS UI

Battery

Capacity

2150 mAh
3630 mAh
2525 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time (3G)

16.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 

Music playback

60.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

12.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
21 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (CMOS image sensor, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.2

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

4 MP
5 MP
8 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
 

Design

Dimensions

5.74 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm)
5.83 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches (148 x 75 x 10.9)
5.51 x 2.72 x 0.27 inches (140 x 69 x 6.9 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
 
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Splash
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 

Features

 
 
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

$ 500
$ 384
$ 249 / € 269
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