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73 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

It seemed like a dream on paper: The specs of the company's excellent debut flagship squeezed into a smaller, well constructed shell. In reality, OnePlus has cut some corners here. The X suffers in the camera and display department, and for some reason doesn't support some increasingly common LTE bands in North America.It's an oddly disparate device; unmatched for raw performance at $249, but unable to keep pace in other ways. With better all-round phones available in the same price range, including OnePlus' own flagship, it's difficult to recommend.

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Pros
  • Impeccable build quality
  • Strong performance
  • Cheapest OnePlus yet
Cons
  • Bad camera, day and night
  • So-so display
  • Limited LTE support

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70
 
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User Reviews 2
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
522
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
522
161
Yes

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73 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Engadget

73
 

User Reviews

80
Sili-one
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
60
Bjornpavlak
The batterylife and the camera are below average. Not updated to the lastest...read more
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