Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The OnePlus 2's screen is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop (Update Available: 6.0.1 Marshmallow) operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/64 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3300 mAh battery. OnePlus's performance ratings are 10 days standby time, 1829 minutes (2G), 1829 minutes (3G), 485 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



Although it doesn't quite live up to the hype, the OnePlus 2 offers good performance, a unique design and a fast fingerprint sensor for an affordable price.

- Cherlynn Low , Tom's Guide 

The OnePlus 2 is worth your cash if you're looking for a capable, powerful Android phone on the cheap.

- Chris Velazco , Engadget 

Reviews summary

8.1/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 40 reviews

What's good  

  • Fast and fluid performance
  • Clear and bright display
  • Customizable back covers
  • Long battery life
  • Good daylight and night time picture quality

What's bad  

  • No NFC
  • Limited editing and settings for camera
  • No Quick Charge

Called the "flagship killer" by reviewers and the public alike, the OnePlus 2 offers top of line hardware at a fraction of the cost of other flagship Android devices. While the specs might look great on paper, does the OnePlus 2 live up to the hype?

The first thing experts noticed was the premium design and build of the OnePlus 2.The back cover is removable and you can swap it out for four different finishes – Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood and Kevlar. A slightly curved design combined with the gritty texture of the sandstone finish gave critics an excellent grip on the phone. Its frame is made out of an aluminum-magnesium alloy with stainless steel accents. Due in part to the metal frame, the phone is quite hefty at 175 grams. It is also a fairly large phone measuring in at 6 x 3 x 0.4 inches. Still, most critics had no issue using it one-handed thanks to the narrow bezel space between the edge of the phone and screen.

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Making up the majority of the phones size is the 5.5-inch full HD (1080 x 1920p) LCD display. While there are QHD and 2K resolution phones available on the market, critics could barely see any difference in sharpness when they compared the OnePlus 2 alongside 2K displays. They credit this to the fairly neutral color balance with Androidpit adding, "It's less 'showy' than many screens…but the realistic shades were to its credit." One of the biggest marketing points of the OnePlus 2 is its brightness. When put to the test experts did find it bright with excellent sunlight legibility and wide viewing angles.

As with other flagship phones, the OnePlus 2 sports top-of-the-line hardware: 1.8GHz octo-core processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. As with other processors running on an octo-core, the OnePlus 2 puts some processors to sleep during basic tasks to prevent overheating and save battery life. Luckily, critics did not notice any issues with performance whether they were launching apps, editing photos or watching HD videos. They were also able to play a wide range of games from casual to more graphics-intensive ones without stutters or crashes. Thanks to the 3,300mAh battery, they were able to get over a full day's worth of use under normal circumstances and around ten hours when playing games and using 4G. Unfortunately, the OnePlus 2 does miss the mark on a couple parts including lack of Quick Charge and NFC (allows you to establish communication with other devices with NFC like registers that take Apple Pay).

Another big improvement from its predecessor is the camera. While the OnePlus 2 main camera still has 13MP the phone now has optical image stabilization, dual-LED flash and laser auto focus. With these new features, critics were able to take clear, detailed images in daylight though they noticed pictures were over processed in HDR mode. Where most camera phones struggle is under low light situations. Thanks to the OIS and auto focus, experts could capture crystal clear shots even in poor lighting. Still, the camera itself has fairly limited functions offering only a few editing options such as "beautify" and panorama.

For the price, reviewers consider the OnePlus 2 a quality phone with few drawbacks. Times of India states, "…it's certainly the most power-packed and feature rich phone that money can buy at the moment." First Post adds, "…we would definitely recommend this phone…Although you also need to be aware of its shortcomings."


Reviews (8.1/10 Avg. rating)


About

Hardware is rock solid, software needs a bit of work

from About
So, here’s the thing with the OnePlus 2: hardware is rock solid, software needs a bit of work, and some major corners were cut to bring the cost down. The 16GB variant costs $329, while the 64GB version is priced at $389. If you don’t use NFC, don’t care about wireless and fast Charging, have an invite, then you should get a OnePlus 2... Full review
G Style Magazine

Snappy performance, great picture-taking and decent audio

from G Style Magazine
The OnePlus Two for its price isn’t a bad smartphone in terms of what you get. But it just doesn’t feel as impressive when its OnePlus One sibling dropped last year. The OnePlus Two does have USB Type-C but doesn’t really help with anything. Also no NFC, wireless charging or even turbo charging are sad omissions to deal with. Its Oxygen OS sadly isn’t as fleshed out as their prior one they used with Cyanogenmod and is sorely missed... Full review
Tech Advisor

Magnificent Android phone & not just for the money

from Tech Advisor
The lack of NFC, a microSD card slot, a removable battery, and quick- and wireless charging means the OnePlus 2 is not a flagship killer. It does have some killer new features though, including USB Type-C, 4G dual-SIM support and some powerful hardware. At £289 (we don't recommend the 16GB OP2), it's an unrivalled deal... Full review
Android Magazine

A very good phone with disappointing software side

from Android Magazine
The OnePlus One was a great phone at any price. The OnePlus 2 is a very good phone, but at this price. Unfortunately, it’s not worthy of a top score. The lack of NFC we can probably overlook, but the current doubt and problems around the sensitivity of the fingerprint reader/home button together with the lack of fast-charging mean that the device falls short of perfection... Full review
TechRadar

Low price for features

from TechRadar

The OnePlus 2 packs the latest power, an improved camera and fancy fingerprint scanner into a new design, and it's finished with a price tag that puts the rest of the high-end mobile market to shame.

Is it the best phone on the market? No. If you're looking for pure mobile excellence the Samsung Galaxy S6, with its premium price tag, is still the pinnacle, but for those on more reasonable budgets the OnePlus 2 is a barnstorming buy.

The omission of a microSD slot and NFC may be too much for a select few, the lack of wireless and/or fast changing is a little disappointi... Full review

GSM Dome

Quality smartphone, but not good enough to boast to your friends about

from GSM Dome

As you know we don’t give grades anymore to handsets, so I’m going to say that I like the very “lite” software here, pretty close to stock Lollipop, but I miss the customization of CyanogenMod. The screen and camera are good, but the video capture is not and the design is quite unpleasant. There’s no lag or bloatware and the price is 200 euros less than the big brand flagships this year, which is a good thing. Overall, OnePlus 2 is the kind of phone that may be bought by people who want good features, but don’t want a phone to show off to their friends, b... Full review

Mobile Syrup

Excellent performer, adequate battery life

from Mobile Syrup

The OnePlus 2 may be the best phone you can buy for $479 CAD, but it comes with a bunch of caveats, the most notable of which is that it is really difficult to purchase at the moment. The phone’s flaws are all the more potent because its virtues are so obvious, and while OnePlus has scored high in its second go-round, it bodes well for the company’s third venture, likely available this time next year, pending its ability to properly scale to meet demand.

Once in hand, though, the device shines with enviable performance, ample battery life, a great screen and camera, a... Full review

Tech Advisor

A magnificent Android phone & not just for the money

from Tech Advisor
The lack of NFC, a microSD card slot, a removable battery, and quick- and wireless charging means the OnePlus 2 is not a flagship killer. It does have some killer new features though, including USB Type-C, 4G dual-SIM support and some powerful hardware. At £289 (we don't recommend the 16GB OP2), it's an unrivalled deal if you can get hold of one... Full review
Coolsmartphone

Bang for your buck with very few compromises

from Coolsmartphone

Let’s get the glaringly obvious thing out of the way. First, that this is a flagship spec phone for less than flagship money. Is it going to complete with the newcomers announced by the big boys around IFA time? Yes and no. To put this phone up against things like the Samsung S6+, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium and the iPhone 6S Plus is not really a fair comparison. However that is exactly what will happen to those who are looking to own this phone. There is one simple reason for this, and that is price. I have deliberately not pitched it against these devices as that would be silly. However... Full review

Droid Life

Specs are pretty good, especially for a phone at its price

from Droid Life

Even with a few of the fun software tweaks you can perform, decent build quality, and that attractive price, the downsides to this device — plus the complete lack of future proofing — I would not highly recommend this device to any potential buyers.

Mobile payments are a real thing now in 2015, so the lack of NFC is a major downside. Even if people “don’t use it,” having the ability to turn it on when and if you want it would have been nice. Instead, OP wanted to save a few dollars, at least from what we assume. Combine these struggles with the inabi... Full review


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 11, 2015
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /850/900/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop (Update Available: 6.0.1 Marshmallow)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.795 W/kg
Body: 1.447 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 508 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 485 minutes
3G Surfing Time 240 minutes
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1829 minutes (2G)
1829 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Sandstone Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.2 x 7.5 x 1.0 cm
(6 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 175 grams
(6.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitve touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats H.264 / AVC
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, ASF, DivX, XviD, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Built-in Fingerprint Sensor
Support USB OTG
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