Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The best smartphone you've never heard of

phone1.jpg

"Apple or Samsung. Or maybe Motorola? Definitely not a Windows Phone..."

This is the usual internal monologue that accompanies the tech-flavoured ceremony that is the phone upgrade - an irksome choice between indecipherable numbers (how big exactly is a 3100 mAh battery?) and preferred apps. 

OnePlus, a mobile phone maker you've probably never heard of, has just made the choice even harder.

Phone

The first OnePlus handset was launched back in 2014 under the motto 'Never Settle': big specs, an Android OS, a big shiny screen and a low price, it was an interesting alternative that few had expected. The new model, OnePlus 2, is more of the same.

It's got everything you'd find on the 'flagship' models like the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6: a quick processor, 13 megapixel camera, 5.5-inch full HD display and finger print scanner. There are some neat extras the Apple and Samsung models don't boast, like dual SIM card slots, interchangeable covers and 4K video recording. In essence, it's quick, it's powerful and it makes phone calls.

But the only number worth bothering about with the OnePlus 2 is the price: £239. 

That's £380 less than the iPhone 6 Plus, for a comparable set of stats. 

You can find out more on the OnePlus page here, and sign up for an invite to buy one at launch here.

Now, here's hoping they start making three bedroom houses with an equally competitive value...

Related

Eye.JPG

The places you can and can't use selfie sticks in the UK

samsung.jpg

This Samsung monitor can wirelessly charge your phone

applemusicicon.jpg

Is Apple Music struggling?

dRONES.jpg

There’s A New ‘Dronecode’ That Could Land You In Prison

slow3.jpg

This Phone Hack Will Really Annoy Your Friends

maps.jpg

Google Maps Gets Really Sassy If You Ask It The Wrong Question

Comments

More

20 Things You'll Only Understand If You Owned A Nokia 3310

14 Feb 2017

The Nokia 3310 is getting a relaunch (yes, really)

The return of the King

by Gary Ogden
14 Feb 2017

The new iPhone looks like it's going to have wireless charging

A huge move from Apple

by Dave Fawbert
13 Feb 2017

Star Trek fans have a new reason to buy an Amazon Echo

They've done what you all wanted

24 Jan 2017

Watch Steve Jobs launch first iPhone 10 years ago

Today marks 10 years since Steve Jobs presented the world with this iconic product, but it could have been so different

09 Jan 2017

The best gadgets to launch at the biggest tech conference in the world

Christmas 2017 can't come early enough

by Joe Ellison
05 Jan 2017

16 best fitness gadgets to help you get into shape for 2017

Gadgets to get your sweat on with

by David Cornish
03 Jan 2017

An awesome paper cycling helmet wins Dyson design award

Only £4, and it'll save your life

by David Cornish
17 Nov 2016

Netflix finally confirms it's working on downloadable content

It's official, people

by David Cornish
03 Nov 2016

How Android users can now cast Harry Potter spells on their phone

Well this is neat

by David Cornish
02 Nov 2016