One Plus has recently launched a new smartphone, i.e., OnePlus X after the success of OnePlus 2 priced at Rs 16,999. The device is available in two color variants, i.e., Onyx and Ceramic White. It comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and 3GB RAM. The device comes with a simple design and is a budget-centric smartphone launched by OnePlus. If you have purchased the device and stuck with the options on it or don’t find the options on your User Manual or Quick start guide then here are few tips and tricks that can help you in exploring your device with ease.
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Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing that you do when you purchase a new device. The device comes with a non- removable 2525 mAh Li-Po battery hence the SIM card slot is on the right edge of the device. The device comes with a hybrid SIM card slot for SIM 2 with a combination of the memory card and nano SIM slot. To insert a SIM card on your device, power-off your device and push the SIM ejector pin the hole adjacent to the tray. The tray pop’s out, remove the tray and place the SIM card on the tray and push back in the port and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and will be ready to use in some time.
OnePlus X is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby and the SIM card supported by the device is Nano SIM card and supports 4G network.
Tethering Mode helps in sharing the data network on your device. To share the data network on your OnePlus X, Open the Settings and tap on More in wireless & network. In the new window tap on Tethering & portable hotspot and toggle the portable Wi-Fi hotspot to enable that on your device. You can also set the network SSID name and password for you device by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi hotspot in the same window.
There are two ways in which you can capture a screenshot on your OnePlus X.
Method 1: You need to press the volume down button along with the power key together to capture a screenshot.
Method 1: In this method, you need to press the power button firmly until the power window appears. Now tap on the screenshot option to capture a screenshot on your device.
The screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery option or else file manager on your device. As the device don’t have the Gallery application you can open that from the File application or Google Photos on your device.
Android Updates help in fixing the bugs on the device and OnePlus X comes with 160 MB out the box i.e., OnePlusOxygen_14_201510241934 and helps in fixing the following mentioned bugs on the device.
- Performance improvement
- Sensors optimization
- GMS Updates
- Fixes image scaling issue in lock screen wallpaper and shelf header image.
To install this update on your device, open the Settings and tap on About Phone and click System Updates. The device checks for updates and asks for a download. Once the update is downloaded click on install button. The device restarts and the update are installed on your device.
The device comes with another update of Size 17 MB, i.e., OnePlusOxygen_14_201511031712 and helps in fixing the bugs mentioned below.
- UX bug fixes in the Camera App
- Improvement to color offset in HDR mode
- Bug fixes to system update to improve OTA stability
- System optimization in low battery state
- General Bug fixes and performance improvements
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources Option on your device. To install the external app on your OnePlus X, open the settings and click on security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on Unknown sources and click on OK button to enable that on your device. Now you can install any app with an external apk on your device.
The quick settings in the notification panel can be customized on your device. To customizes quick settings, open the Notification panel and tap on the four box button below the account icon to edit the settings. Now drag the tiles among themselves to re-arrange. You can also show or hide the app by tapping on it. Once the customization is done tap on the save button.
Power Saving Mode improves the battery life in case of low battery on your device. To use this, open the setting and click on the battery option in the device section. In the new window tap on the three-dotted button and click on battery saver. In the battery saver window, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You can tap on turn on automatically and set the options to turn power saver automatically at 5% or 15% battery.
Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear Acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating your device
Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights and can be customized as per the user requirement. To use this feature on your device, open the Settings and tap on Customization in the personal section. Now tap on the LED notifications, you will find options like Global notification, Battery Full, Battery Charging and Battery Low. You can set the color for the notification lights by tapping any of the options and tap on the color. Now click on the OK button to apply that for the LED notification on your device.
Calculator, Calender, Camera, chrome, clock Files, OnePlus Radio, Swift keyboard and all the google related apps pre-installed.
Yes, there is an option where you can move apps from internal to external storage on your device. To move an app on your device, open the Settings and tap on Apps in the device section. In the list of apps, tap on the app that you want to move and click on Move to SD card. The app is successfully moved from internal to external storage on your device.
The device doesn’t comes with any bloatwares on it which is pretty decent for the devices of this price point.
The device comes with 16 GB internal storage out which 10.62 GB is available for the user and rest of the space is occupied by OS and pre-installed apps. The storage on the device can be expanded to 128 GB using an external Micro SD card.
Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. To use this feature on your OnePlus X, open the settings and tap on Security in the personal section. Now head over to Advanced and tap on Screen pinning. In the new window, toggle off button to enable that on your device. Now open the over view button and select the application that you want to pin on your screen and tap on pin icon at the bottom right of the screen. To unpin the pinned screen, you need to press the back key and recent key firmly for about 2-3 sec on your device.
The device comes with 3GB RAM out of which 2.1 GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
Yes, device supports the OTG feature where you can transfer the files from internal to the OTG drive on your device. To use this on your device, open the settings and tap on Storage. In the new window head over to the bottom of the page and tap on OTG Storage to enable that on your device. Now you can use the OTG drive on your device without any errors.
The Head SAR value of the device is 0.428 W/kg and the body SAR value of the device is 0.601 W/Kg.
After testing the device with various benchmarking tools here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 41341
Vellamo Multicore score: 1759
Vellamo Metal score:1470
Chrome Browser Score: 2770
Geekbench Single-core score: 923
Geekbench Multi-core score: 2546
Quadrant Standard score: 22819
The device comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop on it. There is no news about the device getting for the Android Marshmallow update, but the brand has staring working for the update on One Plus 2. You can also check the list of the devices getting the Android Marshmallow Update.
The gesture option available on the device are Double tap to wake, Open camera, Toggle Flashlight, and Music control. To use this on your device, open the Settings, and tap on gestures in the device section. In the new window, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now to use the gestures options tap on the check box adjacent to them to use them on your device.
The device comes with on-screen navigation button, and that can be used by enabling them on your device. To use this on your device, Open the settings and tap on buttons in the device section. In the new window, toggle the On-screen navigation bar to enable the navigations on the screen. The another option in the button section is that you can swap the functions by tapping on swap buttons on the device.
These are the general questions which a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you have any queries related to the device, pass them in the PhoneRadar Forums, we will get back to you.