OnPlus X Hands-on: Beautiful to look at, Comfortable to touch and Smooth to use

OnPlus X Hands-on: Beautiful to look at, Comfortable to touch and Smooth to use

Yesterday afternoon, OnePlus officially released the new products OnePlus X smartphone and OnePlus Icons earphones. OnePlus X is a new device targeted at sub flagship, it comes with 2 versions, Standard version and Ceramic version. The 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM version is 1499 Yuan and 3GB RAM + 16GB ROM version is 1599 Yuan. The Ceramic version only offers 3GB RAM version.

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The phone highlights appearance design very much, coming with White and Black(Ceramic version is just Black). Being exquisite and beautiful is the key point, the Glass version OnePlus X takes double-sided 2.5D curved glass, Ceramic version uses double-sided ‘C’ trimming. Both of their Aluminium Alloy Metal bezels uses Anodizing technology and engraves 14 processes of 3D textures via CNC technology which OnePlus called it Arles Texture Design. OnePlus X looks so elegant on appearance and very comfortable to touch and hold.

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Glass version: OnePlus X adopts double-sided 2.5D glass, which is technically the first time OnePlus take such design. What special is OnePlus X uses o.9mm glass, instead of 0.6mm. The advantage of more thickness is to make the glass better to touch and nicer to look. OnePlus don’t really want always to be thin. The whole thickness of the phone is still pretty excellent, 6.9mm only.

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Good-looking appearance and visual effect are OnePlus X’s important selling points. The official advertises, Metal Makes the Light Flow. The main design is the engraving on the side of the phone. Through 14 processes of 3D textures, the metal gives OnePlus X different texture in the light, they also named this design as Arles Texture. OnePlus CEO said at the scene that the difficulty of Arles Texture is 3 times increased and the cost is one time higher than other products. The light from the 2.5D glass to the metal frame gives out very amazing effect. There are 2 colors of the metal frame, Silver and Golden.

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Ceramic version: In addition to 2.5D glass version, OnePlus this time also released a more fashionable version-OnePlus Ceramic version(Zirconium ceramic), the Moh’s hardness is 8.5, second only to Sapphire with 9 and higher to Gorilla Glass with 5 to 6.

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The Ceramic version and Glass version are the basically the same to touch, both are smooth and comfortable. But Ceramic version is heavier, weighs 169g and the Glass version weighs 138g. On appearance the Black color of Glass version is darker and the edge cutting trimming of Ceramic version looks more obvious. Ceramic version uses double sided ‘C’ trimming, smoother than the 2.5D glass version. The hardness is also the main difference between them, Ceramic version is harder.

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OnePlus X runs the H₂ OS powered by Android 5.1.1, adopting the new Material Design style. The detailed version is H₂ OS V1.2.0, will be updated to the next version later.

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On system style, H₂ OS is still very simple and clean with excellent smoothness on operating. Besides the original APPs, it is also built in with some third-party APPs, including AliPay, Taobao and so on. The APPs from OnePlus include OnePlus Doctor, OnePlus Community and so on.

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The popular wake gestures are also supported on OnePlus X, Duble-click to wake the screen, draw circle to launch camera, draw V to launch Flashlight and so on that can be experienced on the previous OnePlus phones are all able to operate on OnePlus X.
On core hardware, OnePlus X runs 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, coupled with 2GB RAM/3GB RAM + 16GB ROM. Both versions support dual 4G LTE network. And the 3GB RAM costs 100 Yuan more. If it is for daily use, the 2GB RAM version would be excellent enough.

Regarding camera, OnePlus X features 8.0MP front-facing camera and 13.0MP rear camera. The camera launch speed is just 0.25s(It announced at the scene that the camera launch speed of Samsung S6 is 0.52s and iPhone 6s is 0.58s). Its PDAF speed is 0.2s and it is also equipped with dual ISP.

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OnePlus X’s camera interface is quite simple, very convenient to operate. After tried, we found it has really rapid focus speed. OnePlus has announced some shooting proofs of OnePlus X on the official site, the whole performance is quite outstanding. More actual shooting effect will show in our full review later.

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As for battery life, OnePlus X takes a 2525mAh battery. According to the test date it announced: After 5 hours and 21 mins video watching, there is 51% battery remaining. But we have no clue under what conditions the test date come from(for instance, screen brightness, network connecting and so on). So the data is just for your reference.

OnePlus X highlights ‘delicate yet beautiful’ on the whole, but not really focus on cost performance. The efforts put on the design and craftsmanship are tremendous. In this large screen era, fewer and fewer manufacturers would make 5.0 inch device. But convenience of one-handed operation and portability, this size has overwhelmed advantages. ‘Beauty” of the phone lies on its
double-sided 2.5D glass and more. Meanwhile, the Arles 14 processes of Arles Texture do look more textured than the flat metal bezel. The Ceramic version even deeper users’ impression on OnePlus X, a smart call.

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Left: Standard Version/Right: Ceramic version

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White Standard version

Just as OnePlus itself confessed, if considering from the specs and configuration, it is not easy for OnePlus X to compete with other products with the similar configuration. In fact, its is more exquisite and elegant than other smartphones with the same price range and even the full metal phones on the market, on the beauty of appearance design, the craftsmanship, grip feeling and so on. We will bring you more details later in the review.

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