The much anticipated OnePlus 2 which was announced last Tuesday, 28th July 2015, will be coming to Singapore in Q4 2015 and the local retail price is S$538 for the 64GB variant.

OnePlus 2 - Front
OnePlus 2 – Front
OnePlus 2 - Front
OnePlus 2 – Front

I played with the OnePlus 2 last Friday, 31st July 2015, at the OnePlus 2 media event in Singapore. I love the build of the OnePlus 2, it feels solid and have a premium touch to it. The phone comes with the Sandstone Black back cover which I totally love. If you don’t like it, you can swap it with four other back covers: Bamboo, Rosewood, Black Apricot, Kevlar, which are sold separately.

OnePlus 2 - StyleSwap Covers
OnePlus 2 – StyleSwap Covers
OnePlus 2 - Sandstone Black
OnePlus 2 – Sandstone Black
OnePlus 2 - Bamboo
OnePlus 2 – Bamboo
OnePlus 2 - Black Apricot
OnePlus 2 – Black Apricot
OnePlus 2 - Kevlar
OnePlus 2 – Kevlar
OnePlus 2 - StyleSwap Covers
OnePlus 2 – StyleSwap Covers

The phone features a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-core processor running at 1.8GHz with 4 GB LPDDR4 (1333MHz) RAM.

It runs on OxygenOS 2 which is based on Android 5.1. I notice a slight delay of 1 to 3 seconds as compared to a Nexus 5 or Nexus 6 when opening apps. Not sure whether it is a pre-production unit.
It uses Adreno 430 (650MHz) as its GPU and comes with 64GB eMMC v5.0 internal storage (there is no expandable storage).

The display is a 5.5″ 1080p Full HD (1920×1080) display with 401 PPI protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

It has dual 4G Nano SIM Slots and has a fingerprint reader. Though I am not sure how accurate the fingerprint reader is as I saw someone struggling to set it up.

OnePlus 2 - Setting Up Fingerprints
OnePlus 2 – Setting Up Fingerprints

Data and charging is through it’s USB 2.0 Type C port and is a pity that it doesn’t have NFC.

Battery capacity of the OnePlus 2 is 3,300mAh and is non-removal. It does not support wirelesss charging or quick charge as well.


  • Color: Sandstone Black
  • Dimensions: 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm
  • Weight: 6.17 ounces (175 g)
  • Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android 5.1
  • CPU: 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 1.8GHz Octa-core CPUs
  • GPU: Adreno 430
  • RAM: 4 GB LP-DDR4 1,333MHz
  • Display: 5.5″ 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI
  • Display Type: LCD In-cell
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Storage: 64 GB eMMC v5.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh Lithium-polymer (non-removable)
  • Wi-Fi: Dual-band Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n and 5GHz 802.11a/n/ac
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
  • GPS: Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS Digital Compass
  • Ports: Data & Charging: USB Type-C
  • Audio: Jack 3.5mm
  • Buttons: Power Button, Volume Rockers, Alert Slider, Capacitive / On-screen buttons
  • SIM: 2x 4G Nano SIM slots
  • Indicators: 1 LED notification light (multicolored)
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixel – Distortion free
  • Rear Camera: 13 Megapixel (1.3um) (f/2.0), OIS with Laser Focus, 6 lenses to avoid distortion and color aberration, Dual-LED Flash
  • Video: 4K resolution video, Slow Motion: 720p video at 120fps
  • Audio: Bottom-facing speaker, Dual-microphone with noise cancellation