With an epithet like ‘2014 Flagship Killer’ and a starting price of $299, the OnePlus One has a lot to get excited about. Although the company was only founded in 2013, their first release has been likened to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Nexus 5.
The OnePlus One is available in two models, a white 16GB model and a black 64GB model which has an interesting rough-soft back panel. This material choice gives the device a solid and premium feel. The cell phone has an impressive 5.5 inch screen with a stunning 1080p display, making it stand out from the rest of its competitors which have relatively small screens by comparison. However, despite its large screen, the OnePlus One is incredibly portable and easy to use.
One of the unique selling points of the One from OnePlus is its operating system. The phone runs on CyanogenMod 11S which is a highly customized OS which is based on Android 4.4.2. The user interface and themes can be heavily modified, allowing you to tweak the OnePlus One to your perfection. Beneath the surface, the OnePlus One is powered by the same formidable processor which fuels the LG G3 and other high-end flagships, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor. This allows you to multitask and play computationally-demanding games with ease!
The OnePlus One is equipped with a superb 13 megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 camera which boasts f/2.0 aperture. This allows you to take awesome photos even in the most challenging of environments such as low light. The camera contains 6 physical lenses which helps reduce distortion, allowing you to take sharp and precise photographs every time! On the front of the phone there is an impressive 5MP pixel camera which is perfect for video calls and selfies. Clocking in at 80°, the OnePlus One’s front-facing camera has a wider viewing angle than the average cellphone, allowing you to get more background in your photos. This feature is perfect for group shots!
Currently, only individuals who win contests or receive an invitation from someone who has purchased a OnePlus One are able to purchase the smartphone from the official website. However, it has been rumored that phone will soon be available to pre-order in the USA. Very exciting news indeed!