Let's take an overview of the features of the new top of the range for those who want to refresh their ideas:
- Operating System: Android Lollipop 5.1 customized with Oxygen OS
- Processor: Snapdragon 810 v2.1 - OctaCore to 4x 1.8 Ghz + 4x 1.5 Ghz
- Video Card: Adreno 430
- RAM: 3 or 4 giga (LPDDR4)
- ROM: 16 or 64 giga - not expandable
- Display: IPS Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixel) - 5.5 ”, 401 PPI
- Double camera:
- Rear: 13 MegaPixel
- Front: 5 MegaPixel
- Battery: 3300 mAh - non-removable
- dimensions: 51.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm
- Weight: 175 g of
- YES: Dual- (nano) Sim (dual-4G) - Dual Standby
- Connectivity: USB Type-C, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi
- Supported networks:
- GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
- WCDMA Bands: 1 / 2 / 5 / 8
- FDD-LTE Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20
The technical sheet certainly encourages the purchase of this Two OnePlus, however the differences from the previous model are not many and we see them together.
To begin with, as we all know the OnePlus One (or OpO) was a single-sim, so here is the first difference with the new model, the second difference is in the processor: always Qualcomm Snapdragon, no longer Quad-Core, but Octa- Core, exactly let's move from the801 to810! Also the maximum frequency has changed, reduced from 2.5 GHz to 1.8 GHz (but this because of the cores more than the previous one). A small change is related to the battery: if in the One the battery was from 3100 mAh, now in the Two it is from 3300 mAh, however it seems that still lack the support for the Quick-Charge. Perhaps the larger battery is felt since OnePlus Two weighs a few grams more (175g) than its predecessor (160g) while maintaining the same dimensions. The design would have remained almost unchanged were it not for the restyling of the loudspeakers, theUSB TYPE-C, the rear camera slightly lower and the addition of a button Physical home that hides a fingerprint reader.
The OnePlus Two is available in two versions: the first most powerful with 4 gigabyte of RAM e 64 gig of ROM, the second slightly lower with 3 gigabytes of RAM and 16 gigabytes of ROM.
The only drawback of this device is the lack of NFC chip - which we remember was present on One -, probably because it is still a technology not fully exploited in the various fields.
Moral of the story: if you already own a OnePlus One keep it! It is not worth switching to OnePlus Two as the features are not significantly superior. In other cases it is really a great device at this price.
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