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90
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Review

For $300, no other phone comes close to what the OnePlus One offers. Not only does it look and feel like a premium device, but it also comes with specs similar to what you'd find in a flagship smartphone. If you want a high-end phone on a budget, look no further.

Pros
  • Great value
  • Fantastic display
  • Premium hardware
  • Top-of-the-line specs
  • Firmware is as customizable as you can get
Cons
  • Minor stutters in processor-intensive tasks
  • Limited availability at launch
  • Low speaker volume
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Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

90
OnePlusOne28
I have to say I was extremely lucky to get an invite to buy this phone! After...read more
100
gorkatorras
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
themezzilla
I bought this phone on an impulse when a friend of mine offered me his invitation....read more
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.522
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Model
16GB

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (3100 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (13 megapixels) (f/2) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Dun, Hid, Opp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia, Europe, North america

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (GSM) (UMTS / WCDMA) (1 2100MHz, 3 1800MHz, 4 1700 2100MHz, 7 2600MHz, 17 700MHz, 40 2300MHzMHz)

Display

Screen size
5.5 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
401 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.5 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
3 GB
Processor make
Qualcomm

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Ruggedized
No
Model
64GB

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (3100 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (13 megapixels) (f/2) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc)

Storage

Internal memory
64 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp, Dun, Hid, Opp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (GSM) (UMTS / WCDMA) (1 2100MHz, 3 1800MHz, 4 1700 2100MHz, 7 2600MHz, 17 700MHz, 40 2300MHzMHz)

Display

Screen size
5.5 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color)
Pixel density
401 PPI

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.5 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
3 GB
Processor make
Qualcomm

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes
Ruggedized
No