The overwhelming popularity of VoLTE network support on most high-end smartphones has prompted OnePlus to announce support for the OnePlus 2 in the upcoming quarter.
Launched more than a year ago, the OnePlus 2 is still capable of going head-to-head with some of the best phones at least in terms of performance and a few other aspects. Some even regard this device to be better than the recently launched OnePlus 3, which has been affected by a lot of bugs as the ownership base grows.
The OnePlus 2 has a 5.5 inch display with full HD resolution. It may not be the sharpest in the smartphone segment, but it is more than sufficient enough to hide the visible pixels. Considering the number of positives that one gets in other aspects of the device, this may feel like a small trade-off. The phone has a snapdragon 810 processor, thus becoming one of the first devices to do so. This ensures enough performance on-board and it was a major reason behind the phone receiving android 6.0 upgrade rather quickly. Since the device is less than two years old, it is all set to receive Android Nougat as well.
One of the few disadvantages of the OnePlus 2 remains the thickness of the device and the base variant with 16 GB of storage. Since there is no memory card support, one has to opt for the 64 GB variant and even then it may not satisfy the power users. The phone may have all the specifications to challenge the higher end devices available at almost twice the price, but it does not look like a premium device. In terms of design and appeal, the OnePlus 2 falls short with its bulky image and sandstone material on the rear of the 64 GB model.
Camera is a positive element of the phone for casual shooters, as the 13 megapixel sensor this not only quick to fire up but it is also extremely snappy when it comes to taking photographs. It is one of the few phones in this price range to offer optical image stabilization and laser autofocus combined. The adoption of the USB type-C port also makes it future proof going forward. The 3300 mAh battery lasts a full day for average users, but the lack of quick charging technology will be a disappointment for power users.
The availability of VoLTE support from the next quarter could improve the OnePlus 2 even further.