OnePlus One Review: Technical Specifications, Price and User Reviews

With the launch of Moto’s budget series phones, the smart phone markets are set to follow the new benchmarks. Taking from yesterdays Moto e to today’s Xiaomi Mi3, smart phones started out into markets with top notch specifications and low prices.

Google seems like quickly adapted the pace of the mobile phone market in India from the markets stats of the past few months. It come up with a new budget beast smart phone, the OnePlus One with new industry standards like ultra high resolution screen,  3GB RAM, CyanogenMod OS and lot more exciting specifications.

Let’s take a look at the technical specifications of the device and see if it can stand out in the ring of royal rumble battle.


Full Technical Specifications of OnePlus One:

Basic Parameters
Color Silk White/Sandstone Black
Dimensions 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight 5.71 ounces (162 g)
Operating System CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
CPU Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs
GPU Adreno 330, 578MHz
RAM 3 GB LP-DDR3, 1866MHz
Storage 16/64 GB eMMC 5.0, available capacity varies
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light
Battery Embedded rechargeable 3100 mAh LiPo battery


OnePlus One is available in two colors, silk white and sandstone black with  smudge resistant plastic panel on the back and scratch resistant gorilla glass 3 screen on the front. The whole device is fitted in a plastic panel with 5.5 inch wide screen, loud speakers on the bottom and volume rocker key on the left side of the screen. It also have a high resolution camera on the rear with dual LED flash.

The handset is of 152.9mm long and 75.9mm wide with 8.9mm thickness that can easily fit into an average human hand.

Color Silk White/Sandstone Black
Dimensions 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight 5.71 ounces (162 g)

It weighs 162g i.e., 17g heavier than the Xiaomi Mi3 and 13g heavier than LG G3. I hope this average of 15g is not an issue when you see the price of OnePlus One.


The modern screen size of 5.5 inches is adapted on to the device. The screen can render 1080p full HD resolution of about 1920x1080 pixels on the screen with 401 pixels per inch.

Size 5.5 inch JDI
Resolution 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI
Type LTPS IPS with TOL
Protection Corning© Gorilla© Glass 3

The Low Temperature Ploy Silicon(LTPS) IPS display with Touch On Lens(TOL) technology makes the screen thinner, brighter and cooler.

Processor, RAM and Memory

OnePlus One comes equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad core CPUs powered by 3GB RAM and Aderno 330 GPU that runs at  578MHz speed.

CPU Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs
GPU Adreno 330, 578MHz
RAM 3 GB LP-DDR3, 1866MHz
Storage 16/64 GB eMMC 5.0, available capacity varies

‘One’ comes with 16GB and 64GB internal memory variants along with the external eMMC support.

Operating System

‘One’ runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat version powered by CyanogenMod 11S operating system making it a better customization of android user interface.


The camera of the OnePlus One is one of the biggest assets of the device. One comes with 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash and f/2.0. The 6 lens technology avoids the distortion and color aberration of the subject giving the best pictures in single clicks. It can record videos of 4k resolution and slow motion videos of 720p at 120fps.

Sensor 13 Megapixel - Sony Exmor IMX 214
Lenses 6 lenses to avoid distortion and color aberration
Flash Dual-LED
Aperture f/2.0
Front Camera 5 Megapixel - Distortion free
Video 4K resolution video with stereo recording Slow Motion: 720p video at 120fps

The front camera is amazingly 5Mp one that can take distortion free images and HD video there by giving a definition for video calling.

The camera is my favorite part of the device and astonishingly it throws back LG G3 in the race.

Other Specifications


  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
  • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
  • LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40
Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
NFC 65T (software card emulation, payment methods and multi-tag support)
Positioning Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
Digital Compass

Audio supported
Recording: AAC, M4A
Video supported
Playback: MP4, H.263, H.264, RMVB, FLV720P
Recording: MP4
Image supported
Playback: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output: JPEG, RAW

Speakers Bottom Facing Dual Speakers
Microphones Tri-microphone with noise cancellation

Ports, Slots, Buttons and Indicators
Ports Data & Charging: Micro USB 2.0
Audio: Jack 3.5mm
Buttons Power Button
Volume Rockers
Capacitive / On-screen buttons
SIM 1 slot - Micro SIM
Indicators 1 LED notification light (multicolored)


OnePlus is affordable and is available in two memory variants 16GBfor $299 and 64GB for $345 i.e., around Rs.18,200 and Rs.20,100 respectively in India.

User Reviews

User expressed their views about OnePlus One on internet differently. Some liked the CyanogenMod UI where as some hated the loud speaker. Some said it’s a flagship killer where as some said it is not. Overall OnePlus One was given 4.2/5 for tits amazing specs and price it is available for.


What else can you expect from a device under $300 i.e., 20k rupees? It have dominating specs compared to latest LG G3, Xiaomi Mi3. So the price of about 18k-20k seems the right value for its trade. Google have really set some benchmarks in the industry again.

So I’ll give 4.5/5.0

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