My personal phone has been the OnePlus One for nearly a year and I’ve liked it a great deal. In terms of performance, screen, storage and price, it’s hard to beat. I was never a great fan of the styling, particularly regarding the flat metal trim round the screen, so when I saw the OnePlus 2 had really upped the design, I was in straightaway for an early invite…
…and the new 2 arrived a few hours ago. I restrained myself enough to take a few unboxing photos as I went for GNC readers tech gratification.
Unlike the original One, which came in a flat slip case, the 2 comes in a more traditional shoebox style case. OnePlus has stuck with the vibrant red.
Let’s whip the shrink wrap off.
Opening the box reveals the OnePlus 2 itself.
Taking the phone out, there’s a “Getting Started” guide underneath and below that is the charger (UK model) and the flat USB cable.
Looking more closely at the USB cable, it’s fully reversible with USB A on one end and new-fangled USB C on the other.
A few gratuitous close ups. Here’s the rear camera.
The Alert Slide. Best idea ever. Hold on, didn’t the Palm Treo 650 have one of these?
The fingerprint sensor and the USB C port at the bottom of the phone.
Top of the phone and the audio jack socket.
I bought a case too. I really wanted a yellow one but it was out-of-stock.
The cases replace the rear cover using OnePlus’ StyleSwap feature. The case and rear covers have little clips that click into the back of the phone. Anyone who had a Nexus 10 and genuine flip cover with recognise the way it works. It’s neat and means that rear covers don’t add any bulk and cases become an integral part of the phone. You can also see the dual SIM carrier.
Finally, here’s the OnePlus 2 snug in its new case, ready for setup.
That’s it for now. I’m still loading all my apps and getting it configured the way I like it. I’ve still to get my SIM card swapped to a nano SIM too. Early impressions are good, especially in terms of the styling. Fingerprint sensor is pretty cool.
Disclosure – this was a personal purchase though the early invite was enabled by OnePlus’ PR team.