There are lots among us who are looking for a great phone with flagship hardware, offered at a reasonable price. OnePlus has been fighting against various smartphone giants like Apple, Samsung, HTC and Sony among others.
OnePlus 2, the next generation flagship killer from OnePlus and the successor to OnePlus One comes with killer specs at £239 for the 16GB model and £289 for the 64GB variant.
It is one of the best devices of 2015 but sadly you cannot purchase one without an invite. Alphr.com has ten OnePlus 2 invites to give out to ten lucky winners based in UK but you need to like their Facebook and Twitter page, according to their post.
This particular competition will be running from Monday 28th September 2015 until Wednesday 7th October 2015. Once the invites are issued, they will be valid for the next 24 hours only. Check it out if you really wish to grab one and don’t mind trying your luck.
Meanwhile, let’s take a look at how the OnePlus really is. With its first device, the company managed to ship 1.5 million smartphones in the last year and all eyes were on it once it decided to step up the game and release its successor in 2015.
First of all, one of the most important feature and a refreshing one is the addition of a priority slider which is located on the left-hand side of this device.
It consist of a three-position switch with the bottom one designed to receive all notifications, the middle one only allows priority notifications to come through which was a feature introduced in Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop and the top one prevents any kind of alerts and notifications from disturbing you at all.
Another important feature of this device is the Dual SIM support and a lot of potential buyers have been looking forward to it. Dual SIM isn’t quite popular in the West, but people with SIMs designated for two kinds of purposes should easily utilize one that supports this feature.
It comes with two different modes, Dual-SIM Dual Active (DSDA) and Dual-SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) and the OnePlus 2 makes use of the DSDS mode. This necessarily means that the person calling you in the secondary SIM will not be able to reach you immediately in case you are using the primary SIM.
Meanwhile, the quality of the OnePlus 2 speakers is quite great and they come with the integration of Waves’ MaxxAudio into OxygenOS.
This is the proprietary brand of Android by OnePlus and it also lets you toggle between various Audio Presets. The sound produced is loud and clear and great for everyday usage.
Another feature which is not that important is taking screen using the power button. The power button pops up the option of Reboot, Power-off and Screenshot on your display.
It’s not really new but not really common either. One of the most refreshing additions to OnePlus is the USB Type-C port. However, there are some problems with the latest software as well. In case of the OnePlus One, your phone would wake in case you received an update. However, with the new OxygenOS, this no longer happens.