Watch the OnePlus One take on the Nexus 5 in a boot speed battle

Watch the OnePlus One take on the Nexus 5 in a boot speed battle
The OnePlus One became official on Wednesday, and all that is left today is a minor little contest between the stock Android sporting Nexus 5 and the CyanogenMod packin' OnePlus One. The battle was a boot speed race between the two handsets that was captured on video. The stock Android Nexus 5 is powered by a quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, while the OnePlus One offers a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU under the hood.

It would seem that the OnePlus team spent some long nights with the code jockeys at CyanogenMod. Couldn't you just imagine the open containers of Chinese take-out and the pizza boxes lying on the messy desks, while the whiteboards are full of lines and lines of code written out in large black marker? The reason we would imagine that the OnePlus team sidled up to the CyanogenMod team, has to do the way that the OnePlus One boots up so quickly. In fact, you could watch the phone go through the process twice while during the same time, the Nexus 5 has booted up just once.

With an AnTuTu score north of 38,000, the OnePlus One has the looks and the power. The only question is whether or not the phone can be properly marketed. With consumers requiring an invitation to purchase the device, this might seem like an extra inconvenience by those who like to have a quick and seamless experience when buying a new phone.

Check out the boot speed battle between the Nexus 5 and the OnePlus One by clicking on the video below.



source: Geek.com via AndroidSPIN

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One
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    CyanogenMod UI
Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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37 Comments

37. Frankiebeans

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

my evo 4g has quick boot...yea thats right I said evo 4g -.-

29. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

watch video until he does a pure "reboot" that is the true time it takes to boot . no quicker than an equally equipped phone

26. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

it's fastboot, not boot. HTC also has this feature you liar =DDDDDD

20. greyhulk

Posts: 191; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Doesn't matter. Unlike the One+1, you can actually BUY a Nexus 5.

31. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yes, but why would anyone want to do that? I couldn't get rid of mine fast enough. It was cheap-feeling junk with awful battery life and a mediocre camera.

15. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

ladies and gentlemen you all are requested to be present at funeral of nexus 5 which was recently found dead under unknown circumstances.... onceplus one is one of the suspect although investigation is on going....

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

"Facepalm"

17. Jishnusur

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Well, that is wrong. S5 should be worried! B|

12. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Ugh, why did this phone have to be so damn big? It's the one thing I can't stand, and the primary reason I'll never own one. Pocket comfort is a must.

14. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

New company, I wouldn't be surprised if they release a smaller version later on.

24. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'd like to see a smaller version as well. The N5 is borderline too big for me now and the OnePlus One looks to be a lot bigger. Something in that 4.7 to 5 range with the same price point would be ideal. Hopefully these take off so maybe the invite only ordering system will go away. I get why they are doing it but by the time I can get one the N6 will be out.

27. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I think LG did a great job with the G2, the size of it still surprises me that it has a 5.2" screen. It's good to see OEMs going in that direction, better screen sizes but not huge phones.

28. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Very true, even the leaks on the G3 so a very small increase in overall size, yet a lager screen. All OEMs need to follow that direction, even Apple.

36. aksa123

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Phablet is just... bad.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

For yucks, I used trinity kernel, over clocked from 2.26 to 2.5 with Qualcomm Dalvik fix.(245mhz overclock) I scored 38,988 Antutu X on my N5. 801 is simply a better binned 800. Jmtc

22. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

The 801 has better camera bandwidth, but CPU/GPU its just a refined and overclocked 800.

23. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

From what I gathered it was just a higher clocked ISP. So a fsb o/c on a 800 across the board. I think that was a smoke an mirrors tactic. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

8. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Props to Cyanogen, he went from one of the most well known Android hackers to producing something this polished and well made. My next device was going to be the Moto 360 but the more I see this phone, the more I'm debating getting it next.

9. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Many phones do this nowadays, HTC have had this feature since at least the One X, it is called Fastboot on HTC phones and can be turned off/on at will. The phone doesn't completely shut down, it only hibernates and therefore will be much faster booting up/down.

11. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

There you go, fastboot is what it was/is called. The Desire Z has this and booted in 4 seconds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpWPMens9C8

13. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I'm familiar with fast boot. I was talking about the overall package being so well done. Great camera, very large battery, nice screen size, beautiful wood backing, and the very useful Cyanogen tweaks inside. Props to Steve for making a dream come true.

18. dc123

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

it's not a htc phone, the company name is Oneplus and the phone name is the one.

19. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

And where did i claim this was an HTC? I only said HTC had this feature for a long time...

7. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Make sure you watch the entire video. They should do a reboot at the end and it's on pare with the N5. Pretty sure HTC had a hibernate mode, and maybe still does, that would make it appear that a phone booted this quick when it is really just suspended in a deep sleep. When they reboot it takes closer to a minute (I didn't time it) to get to the lock screen.

6. Totse2k15

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Lol, damn! Nice!

5. Jishnusur

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

How on earth? :O

21. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Quick boot. Its like what HTC phones have. (Its like hibernate on windows)

4. amoodaa

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

This a strange phone

3. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I'll have what he's having.

2. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Damn that was like a 100 meters sprint race between usain bolt and gareth bayle

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