OnePlus X Announced – Best Budget Smartphone

OnePlus has been heavily anticipating the release of it’s second smartphone this year, the OnePlus X. Today, they finally announced their new phone at gatherings held in multiple cities while the major event took place in India. OnePlus X is the phone that the brand thinks, is meant for everyone. With a 5 inch 1080P Super AMOLED panel, Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM. These characteristics are reminiscent of a high end flagship phone. Fortunately like other OnePlus smartphones, the price is extremely low. For $249 you can get the OnePlus X Onyx with 16GB of storage and card expansion upto 128GB.


The phone currently is running OxygenOS based off of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. There is not an exact time frame for Marshmallow but we think it will arrive pretty soon. Some things you miss from the OnePlus 2 are the fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C port. However, all in all, this package has a lot going for it. For more details on the specifications, please read below. In order to get the OnePlus X, you would have to go through the invite system which many users hate but only for a month, afterwards, there will be open sales.

OnePlus X Specifications:

Listed below are all the key specifications and features of the new OnePlus X. There are only two variants, OnePlus X Onyx and OnePlus X Ceramic. The difference between the two are the materials used and nothing else.


Colors:Ceramic, Onyx
Dimensions:140 x 69 x 6.9 mm
Weight:Onyx: 138 g (4.86 oz)
Ceramic: 160 g (5.64 oz)
Operating System:OxygenOS based on Android 5.1.1
CPU:Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 801 processor with 2.3 GHz Quad-core CPUs
GPU:Qualcomm® AdrenoTM 330
Storage:16GB eMMC v5.0
(Expandable storage up to 128GB)
Sensors:Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, HALL
Battery:Embedded rechargeable typical 2,525 mAh LiPo battery
Max. SARFCC: Head-1.108 W/kg; Body-1.110 W/kg
CE: Head-0.317 W/kg; Body-0.420 W/kg
IN Regulations: Head-0.428 W/kg; Body 0.601 W/kg


North America:GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/4/5/7/8
EU/India:GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
TDD-LTE: Bands 38/40
WCDMA: Bands 1/2/5/8
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/3/5/7/8/20
Wi-Fi:2.4Ghz b/g/n WCN3680
Bluetooth:Bluetooth 4.0
Positioning:Supports GPS, GLONASS, and BDS


Speakers:Bottom-facing speaker
Microphones:Dual-microphone with noise cancellation
FM Radio:Yes


Size:5.0 inch Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Resolution:1080p Full HD, 441 PPI
Type:Active Matrix OLED

Ports, Slots, Buttons & Indicators

SIM:2 slots – fits either 2 Nano SIM cards (DSDS) or 1 Nano SIM and 1 MicroSD card
Ports:Data & charging: Micro-USB
Audio: 3.5mm jack
Buttons:Power Button
Volume Rockers
Alert Slider
Capacitive / On-screen buttons
Indicators:1 LED notification light (multicolored)


Back Camera:13 MP
Front Camera:8 MP
Video:1080p resolution video
Slow Motion: 720p video at 120fps



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