After much speculation, the OnePlus has announced their new smartphone called OnePlus X. It comes in two variants, an glass back model called Onyx and a ceramic back limited edition called Ceramic.
The OnePlus X Onyx is fashioned from black glass on a metal bezel, giving the phone a premium feel in your hand.
While, the Ceramic version is crafted in a process totaling 25 days. Starting with a zirconia mold just 0.5 mm thick, the ceramic is fire-baked up to 1480 degree Celsius for more than 28 hours before cooling for two full days.
To give a better perspective we have compared it with its predecessor: One Plus One and the OnePlus 2 smartphones. Read on to know more.
OnePlus has finally changed the design language of the OnePlus X, however it has a somewhat resemblance to the Sony Xperia design. The smartphone is available in two models, one with glass back called Onyx and a ceramic back, which is limited edition.
On the other hand, the OnePlus One was a good looking smartphone, and the company has managed to make the OnePlus 2 look even better by adopting metal to define the chassis. The OnePlus 2 dons a magnesium alloy frame which gives it's a premium and sturdy look and feel.
A key design-feature between OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2 is the alert slider key that is placed on the left side of the phone. The slider allows user to toggle between notifications. So one can chose from All, Priority and None to enable all notification alerts.
The OnePlus X sports a 5 inch 1080p Active Matrix OLED screen, which the company claims to have a great responsive and incredibly bright in direct sunlight, and the 441ppi pixel density resolution keeps the screen sharp without draining your battery.
Both OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2 shares the same 5.5 inch LCD with a 1080p resolution. But, the company has improved the display in terms of brightness and quality and also offers good viewing angles.
The OnePlus X is powered by Snapdragon 801 chipset at quad-core 2.3 GHz processing speed paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop along with OxygenOS UI on top. All the specification are similar to the OnePlus One.
While, the OnePlus 2 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit processor clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with an Adreno 430 GPU.
The OnePlus X has a 13 megapixel rear camera combined with f/2.2 aperture, perfect for documenting your unique everyday experiences. Optimized white balance and saturation maintain the integrity of the colors of your photos, and a lightning-fast 0.2-second autofocus with phase detection autofocus. It has 8 megapixel front-facing camera with supported Beauty Mode to capture a flawless selfie.
The OnePlus One also has the same 13 megapixel rear camera but comes with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera. On the other hand, the OnePlus 2 flaunts an improved camera. So you get the same 13 megapixel Sony IMX214 sensor with f/2.0 as seen on the OnePlus One and OnePlus X, but with additional features including higher pixel size. So you now get 1.3um instead of 1.12um.
OnePlus X supports two nano SIMs for more network choices and added convenience for people on the go. Even better, one card slot provides optional expandable storage with your own microSD card, allowing a maximum capacity up to 128GB.
While, both OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2 comes with 16GB and 64GB storage option, but there is no card slot to expand memory.
All three smartphone have somewhat similar specification and comes with great design and are very comfortable to hold. The difference is the that the OnePlus X features microSD card slot to expand and the major change is the design on the OnePlux X, which comes with an glass back model called Onyx and a ceramic back limited edition called Ceramic.