Is OnePlus 2 worth it at $450? A look at 5 other phones at the same price

The latest buzz around OnePlus' upcoming smartphone is without a doubt, the OnePlus 2. Gearing up before the launch, numerous rumours have surfaced offering0 specifications for the upcoming device but at the end, it all boils down to what the company will offer us during the launch.


The next smartphone from OnePlus, is without doubt, the OnePlus 2. However, in the run up to the launch, numerous rumours have surfaced offering specifications for the upcoming device. There have also been periodic announcements on the official OnePlus forum. Eventually, it all boils down to what the company offers at launch. Interestingly, the OnePlus 2 will be revealed on 27 July in the world's first VR product launch.

 Is OnePlus 2 worth it at 0? A look at 5 other phones at the same price

The company’s CEO Pete Lau has confirmed on Twitter that the new smartphone won’t cost more than $450. This works out to approximately Rs 28,500.

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In terms of specifications, at this price, the smartphone is rumoured to feature a metal build. According to a new leak, the smartphone will offer 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. In other features, the company has already confirmed the presence of a Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC with a USB Type-C port too. In a recent post, OnePlus also claims that the fingerprint sensor will be better than Apple’s implementation of TouchID.

Along with a few leaks, an image of the OnePlus 2 has surfaced with some notable details. The OnePlus 2 will purportedly feature a metal frame with black matte finish. Also, the smartphone’s display is rumoured to be between 5.5-inches and 5.7-inches along with a 1080p resolution. It will be offered in 16GB and 64GB storage variants paired with 3GB RAM.

In other leak, a few live images of the OnePlus 2 have been spotted. According to a report by GSM Arena, the upcoming smartphone’s front panel is similar to the OnePlus One while the back panel offers a wooden finish. The report also points out that the back of the phone seemingly shows the rumoured fingerprint scanner on a vertical bar, under the camera and flash.

It seems like we have most of the important specifications in place, which brings us down to the crucial question. Would you play the designated price for this smartphone? Do you think other companies are offering better specifications for a lesser price? We take a look at 5 smartphones in the market which you can purchase for similar price and spec set.

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Price - Rs. 28,280)

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 features a 5.7 inch full HD screen and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset paired with 3GB RAM. It offers an internal storage at 16/32GB which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. It is equipped with a 13MP rear camera along with a 2MP front facing camera. It includes a Li-ion 3200 mAh battery as well.

2. Samsung Galaxy S5 (Price - Rs 22,999)

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Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 2GB RAM. It offers an internal storage at 16/32GB and can befurther expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. It is equipped with a 16MP rear camera along with a 2MP front facing camera. It also includes a Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery.

3. Sony Xperia Z2 (Price - Rs 29,999)

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Sony Xperia Z2

Sony's Xperia Z2 sports a 5.2 inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 3GB RAM. It offers an internal storage at 16GB which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. It is equipped with a 20.7MP rear camera along with a 2.2MP front facing camera. It is backed by a Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery as well.

4. Asus Zenfone 2 (Price - Rs 22,999)

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Asus Zenfone 2

Asus's latest Zenfone 2 features a 5.5 inch screen along with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Intel Atom Z3580 chipset for the 4GB RAM model. It offers an internal storage at 16/32GB which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. It is equipped with a 13MP rear camera along with a 5MP front facing camera. It is backed by a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery too.

5. Huawei Honor 6 Plus (Price - Rs 26,499)

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus

 

The Huawei Honor 6 Plus features a 5.5 inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. It is paired with a HiSilicon Kirin 925 chipset paired with 3GB RAM. It offers an internal storage at 16GB (3G model) and 6/32 GB (LTE model) and can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. It is equipped with a dual 8MP rear camera along with a 8MP front facing camera. It is backed by a Li-Po 3600 mAh battery too.

Given the devices available with a similar specification set and price point, every rupee below $450 that OnePlus discounts the device makes it worth the deal. Till the launch date, we'd be wondering at the exact pricing though!


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