As its core is made of lightweight magnesium, the OnePlus One weighs 162g. You need a tool to get the back off too it’s just there to let people customise the phone. What is the issue 4G.9mm thick. The problem is that there’s one missing band that’s extremely important in the UK 800Mhz, also known as band 20.
While the LG G3 has the same size screen, the OnePlus One is still significntly bigger as it doesn’t have the super-slim screen surround of LG’s latest. It’s like a cross between sandpaper and felt. The OneOlus One is 153mm tall, 76mm wide and 8. That’s a very similar weight to the smaller HTC One M8.
Another way the OnePlus One claims its own style is by using a very unusual rear finish. However, that it isn’t compatible with most 4G networks in the UK may be an instant deal-breaker for many of you. That may sound terrible, but it’s very tactile surface that makes the phone feel that bit more substantial than a lot of other phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S5. It is thin, but has a substantial footprint.
We used the black 64GB version and it has an oddly, deliberately rough soft touch finish. The phone supports the 700, 1700, 2600, 2300, 2100 and 1800MHz bands. That only leaves EE, which only uses bands the OnePlus One can use. OnePlus didn’t even exist a year ago.
The back of the phone is removable, but it’s not designed to be removed frequently, there’s no hidden memory card slot and the battery is locked in place.SEE ALSO: Best Android Phone Round-upOnePlus One ConnectivityThe hardware is a success story as long as you can handle that extra size. It’s just big.
SEE ALSO: OnePlus One Problems: Is it too good to be trueThe design is deliberately simple too. It’s not as stunning as the HTC One M8, but for a first effort from a small company, it’s quite the achievement.The one other missing connectivity bit is an IR blaster, which lets you use a phone as a universal remote for your TV, Blu-ray player and so on. A microSIM tray sits near-invisibly on the phone’s side, and as the volume and power buttons are a similar colour to the OnePlus One’s back, they’re effectively hidden when viewed from any distance.
All the other high-end bells and whistles are here. Last time we checked, London wasn’t all that rural. Why has OnePlus left such an important band out Because it’s not really an important band in other key territories. In a way you can almost consider the OnePlus One a EE network exclusive, even if it isn’t deliberately so.
NFC, ac-grade Wi-Fi and Cat4 4G are all in place in the One. If this means nothing to you, don’t worry it’s not what’s there that matters. Weight is no real issue, though. Three also relies on the 800MHz band for some of its 4G, so 4G signal on that network may not be too hot.
An official statement on the OnePlus forums suggests the band was left out as it is only used to supply rural areas of the UK and other countries with 4G. But it is way off the ridiculous size of supersize phones like the Samsung Galaxy Mega and HTC One Max. OnePlus plans to offer other back covers made of different materials, but don’t hold your breath about these being easily available in the UK. Several networks here use this band, and as the OnePlus One doesn’t support it, you can’t get 4G on O2, Vodafone, GiffGaff, Tesco or Lycamobile.
Consequently, though, the OnePlus One does take a bit more getting used to than those phones. SEE ALSO: OnePlus One vs Oppo Find 7a The OnePlus One also comes in white, but only in its lesser 16GB storage edition. Over the past couple of years we’ve mellowed from thinking this is pointless to kind-of useful, but we’re yet to meet many people who have the feature and actually use it. You can still use it in one hand.
OnePlus is a Chinese company and China is famous for its phones that ‘borrow’ the designs of other better-known phones.5-inch screen we imagine OnePlus takes no small amount of glee in offering such a large screen at half the price of its competitors. It’s because the phone has a 5. But there’s a serious problem under the hood of the OnePlus One, and we think it is the number one problem with the phone.
Even the OnePlus logo is remarkably small especially given that building a brand is OnePlus’s number one priority at this point in its sub 1-year existence. SEE ALSO: Best Mobile Phones 2014This is a serious issue, and is the best reason to leave this phone on the shelf. OnePlus One DimensionsThis picture tells you a little more about quite how bit the OnePlus is. Still, let’s not forget this is OnePlus’s first go at a phone.
Clear design thought has gone into the OnePlus One. But the OnePlus One successfully creates its own look and feel, and one that compares fairly well with all the other top-end phones we have here in the UK. As a phone that sells for 229 but can easily compete with the Galaxy S5 and Nexus 5, it’s an absolute star on the value front. SEE ALSO: OnePlus One vs Nexus 5OnePlus One DesignIt is sold as an alternative to phones like the Galaxy S5 and One M8, but the OnePlus One is actually significantly larger than the competition.
The OnePlus One is the most hyped phone ever to come from a company that most people have never heard of. End of story. Have a great day guys!