In a surprising move, OnePlus cut down the price of its most popular 64GB variant of the OnePlus 2 to $349. This is a staggering $40 reduction from the official price tag of $389, clearly making it one of the best smartphone deals, even though its more than 6 months old now.
OnePlus CEO Carl Pei explained that the cost of production has reduced for the OnePlus 2, which is why the company has decided to pass on the savings to its customers. Moreover, Carl promised that if you bought the device (internationally) in the past 15 days, you will get a refund of $40.
So, now that the phone retails for a much cheaper price tag than at launch, we take a look at the popular smartphones that competes directly with the OnePlus 2.
In the table below, we will compare OnePlus 2 with close competitors like the Nexus 5X, and ZTE Axon Pro to see if this is indeed a good deal.
OnePlus 2 vs Axon Pro vs Nexus 5X
You will see that Axon Pro does have a few advantages over OnePlus 2, like a faster-clocked processor, Hi-Fi Audio, 2K display and dual cameras. However, after the price cut, the OnePlus 2 is almost $50 less than the Axon Pro and with a larger battery, storage and fingerprint ID, the former turns out to be a good deal.
When we bring Nexus 5X to the table, which costs $349 i.e. the same price as OnePlus 2, we see how underpowered the phone is as compared to the OnePlus flagship.
After the price cut, you probably won’t find such a powerful device in this segment. You can check out the comparison table below for more details.
| ||COMPARISON || |
|No. ||SPECS ||OnePlus 2 ||ZTE Axon Pro ||LG Nexus 5X |
|1 ||DISPLAY ||5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD |
1920 x 1080p (401 ppi)
|5.5-inch IPS LCD (73.5% STB) |
2560 x 1440p (534 ppi)
|5.2-inch IPS LCD (70.2% STB) |
1920 x 1080p (423 ppi)
|*STB = Screen To Body Ratio |
|2 ||CPU ||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 |
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 |
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 |
|3 ||GPU ||Adreno 430 ||Adreno 430 ||Adreno 418 |
|4 ||RAM ||4GB ||4GB ||2GB |
|5 ||STORAGE ||64GB + NO MicroSD slot ||32GB + NO MicroSD slot ||32GB + NO MicroSD slot |
|6 ||CAMERAS ||13MP f/2.0 |
dual LED flash
|13MP + 2MP dual cameras |
dual LED flash
|12.3MP f/2.0 |
dual LED (dual tone) flash
|7 ||BATTERY ||3300mAh (non-removable) ||3000mAh (non-removable) ||2700 (non-removable) |
|8 ||OS ||OxygenOS 2.2 (Android 5.1) ||Android 5.1 ||Android 6.0 |
|9 ||DIMENSIONS ||151.8 x 74.9 x 9.9mm |
Weight: 175 grams
|153.9 x 73.7 x 9.4mm |
Weight: 172.9 grams
|147 x 72.6 x 7.9 |
Weight: 136 grams
|10 ||FEATURES ||4G LTE, Fingerprint ID ||4G LTE, Hi-Fi Audio ||4G LTE, Fingerprint ID |
|11 ||PRICE ||$349 (64GB) ||$399 (32GB) ||$349 (32GB) |
|12 ||BUY ||ONEPLUS STORE ||AMAZON ||AMAZON |
You may also want to check out our extensive review of the OnePlus 2. You can check it out from below. [source]