OnePlus launched its latest flagship smartphone OnePlus 2 with Oxygen OS in it. It comes powered by Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 clocked at 1.8Ghz. Offering one of the best hardware and software specifications in the industry, the second iteration of the Chinese manufacturer offers many interesting features. We have uncovered all the interesting features that OnePlus 2 offers, take a look.
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OnePlus 2 is a pretty good smartphone and comes with a heavy set of specs. If you are struggling hard to insert SIM on your new the device, then it’s quite an easy task. First, you need to switch off the device and remove the back panel carefully. Now, Remove the tray and place the SIM card in the marked direction, and then keep the tray back in the slot. Now close the back panel and switch on the device. You have successfully inserted the SIM card. OnePlus 2 is a dual-SIM smartphone, and both the SIM cards are to be placed carefully in a single tray.
Sharing Data Network over a device can be done with the help of Tethering or Hotspot option on your device. If you want to share your data network using OnePlus 2 device, then Launch the Settings app and further tap on the More option under the Wireless & Network section. In the newly opened list, Tap on the Tethering & Portable Hotspot and enable the type of Hotspot that you want to use. You can also set up the Network name, Security, and Password for your hotspot.
Capturing the screen is one the best feature on any smartphone. To capture a screenshot on your OnePlus 2, press the lock/power button along with volume down button. Your screen gets captured and saved on your device. If you want a quick access to the screenshot, then swipe the notification panel down or else you can find the screenshot in the gallery.
Every device comes with default OS installed on it. If there are any bugs in the system, then those can be removed by upgrading your device with the latest updates provided by the manufacturer. OnePlus 2 has an option where you can check for updates manually. All you need to do is open the Settings, scroll down to the System option and tap on about phone option. In the newly opened window, click on the system updates. The device checks for the updates, if there are any updates available. And if no updates are there, then a message stating your system is up to date is displayed on the screen along with the last checked details.
If you want to install any external file on your device, then you must enable the Unknown sources option on your device. To enable this on OnePlus 2, you have to launch the Settings app. Further, in the list scroll down to the Device Administration and enable the Unknown sources option. Now you can install any external files on your device without any interruption.
OnePlus 2 comes with a stock notification panel that you’ll find in the Stock Android UI. The quick settings in this notification panel can be customized by clicking on edit icon below the profile setting in the notification panel. In this, you can drag the tiles and re-arrange the icons on the panel, as well as hide or show the tiles by tapping on it and then click on save button. Your notification panel is customized. You’re ready to go.
Battery saver mode helps you to improve the battery life and reduces the device performance for long battery life. This option is helpful when you have the low battery on your device. To enable this option on OnePlus 2, you have to launch the Settings app. Now tap on the battery option in the new list click on the menu button and further tap on Battery Saver to start saving the battery juice. You can also set to turn ON this option automatically whenever your battery reaches 5%.
Yes, OnePlus 2 comes with LED notifications to notify you of the Global notification, battery full, battery charging, and battery low. You can customize the color of the notification from the Settings app. After opening the app, head over to the notification’s option, there you would have tap on the type of notification and select a color for it. It’s that simple. Select based on your preference.
Every device with Android version 5.0 or further comes with screen pinning feature on it. OnePlus 2 comes with Android 5.1.1 on it so to enable screen pinning option you go to settings, and further tap on security. In the new list, scroll down to screen pinning and enable it. Now you can pin any screen on your device by opening the recent menu and tapping the pin button. You can come out from the pinned screen just by double tapping the back button.
Amazon Kindle, Amazon shop, Audio tuner, Calculator, Camera, Chrome, Clock, Contacts, Sheets, Slides. Swift keyboard, voice search, and all Google based apps are some of the pre-installed applications available on Oneplus 2 device.
There is no memory card option on Oneplus 2 device so you cannot move the apps from internal storage.
OnePlus 2 comes in two different variants one is 16GB, and other is 64 GB. In the 64 GB variant 10 GB of space is occupied by the Oxygen OS and some of the pre-installed apps. So users get around 54GB of space is available for the usage, which is pretty good.
OnePlus 2 comes with 4GB RAM on the device. When you close all the applications and see the availability of RAM, then you’ll not approximately 0.98GB RAM is used by system while 470MB is used by inbuilt apps, and you’re left with 2.4 GB free RAM.
The back cover of the OnePlus 2 is removable and can be changed with five other different cover styles like sandstone black, Bamboo, Rosewood, Black apricot and kevlar.
OnePlus 2 comes with a Fingerprint option where you can access your lock with just a touch of the home button on the screen. There are two ways in which you can setup the Fingerprint option on your device. One is when you are booting up the device first time. You will be asked to set up the Fingerprint option, but if you discarded at that time, you could always relaunch the setup and configure the fingerprints. To set this up, you have to launch the Settings Apps, Scroll down to personal and click on Fingerprint. In the newly opened list click on next, and place your finger on the sensor till you finger gets scanned and remove it after you feel a vibration. After you print is a scanned click on finish, the fingerprint is added to the device. You can add up to five fingerprints on the device.
To delete the fingerprint, you need to launch the Settings app, scroll down to personal and tap on the fingerprint, enter the pattern to open the new window. There would a list opened where you will have to tap on the fingerprint that you want to remove and click on delete fingerprint. A confirmation message stating Delete the fingerprint now appears on screen, click OK. The fingerprint gets deleted, and a popup stating Fingerprint deleted appears on the screen. In the same way, you can also rename the fingerprint instead of deleting it.
OnePlus 2 comes with 13MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera. The internal options on the camera app include a photo mode, video mode, panorama, slow motion video recording, Time-lapse. These come when you swipe from the left. The video mode supports 720p HD, 1080Full HD, and 4K UHD video recording option. They can be initiated from when you swipe from the shutter button. The selfie cam or the front cam is of 5MP, which can be initiated once you tap on the icon below menu icon.
OnePlus 2 comes with a customization feature where you can change the theme from light to dark and vice versa. If you want to change the theme, you need to open the Settings app and scroll down to customization in the personal list and tap on it. In the newly opened list, enable the dark mode. The theme is changed from light to dark. You can also change the accent color in dark theme mode.
We initially read some rumors that the OnePlus 2 would come with Sony or the Samsung Sensor. But have received confirmation that it comes with a large sensor that is the Omnivision PureCel-S™ OV13860, 1/2.6″ 1.3um pixels. On a contrary, the original OnePlus one had come with the Sony IMX214 image sensor.
One Plus 2 is one such device where you can swap the functions of the capacitive buttons and on-screen navigation bar. To swap the functions on your device, open the Settings app and tap on buttons option. Further, tap on swap buttons in the new list to enable it. You have successfully swapped the functions of the capacitive buttons.
This is nice to touch to the smooth capacitive buttons when you’re using the device in the night or dark places, the backlight of the capacitive buttons would help you use them easily. To turn ON this feature, you have to launch the Settings app and head over to the Buttons option. The third option on the list should be enabled, and you’ll notice the backlight.
The Oxygen OS 2.0 allows users to change the functionality of the physical home button. To do that you have to launch the Settings app and further head over to the buttons options. Under home button section, you will see two calls to action options, Long press, and Double tap. You can configure these options by tapping on them and make them useful according to your needs.
Gesture options help you to access some of the functions when the screen of your device is OFF. OnePlus comes with few gesture options where you can access them by enabling them. Open the setting and click on gestures in the device list. Further, enable the option and mark the options that you want to use as a gesture. The options available on gesture menu are Double tap to wake, open camera, toggle flashlight, and music control.
The shelf is a new section on the home screen of the OnePlus 2. It is present on the left most panel on the home screen and can be obtained by sliding the screen from left to right on the home. This section shows the details of recent apps and recent contacts automatically. Shelf can be customized by clicking on the Edit icon on the shelf panel. Customization feature here includes adding of new apps or removing the existing one. After editing the section, you need to save the shelf. It acts as a convenient panel with all the stuff you need to access quickly.
OnePlus 2 buttons option helps you to enable or disable capacitive keys on the either side of home button/fingerprint button. Launch the Settings app and tap on the buttons option under the Device list. Now toggle the switch to ON if you want the ON-screen navigation bar. The capacitive keys would be disabled once you do that, and the on-screen navigation bar appears on screen with a back button, home button, and recent button.
Benchmark tools help you to gauge the various performance aspects of each device. We have tested the device using popular benchmark applications, and have listed scoring for the same as well. Check out:
Antutu benchmark score: 56552
Vellamo Multicore score: 2373
Vellamo Metal score:2297
Chrome Browser Score:4098
Geekbench Single-core score:1016
Geekbench Multi-core score: 4171
Quadrant Standard score: 27498
As the device comes with USB Type C connectivity it doesn’t support the OTG connectivity on it.
The sensors that are present on the OnePlus 2 are Direction. G-sensor, Acceleration, light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration, and Rotation Vector. They automate various tasks and makes them easy for the device to understand selective things.
When we have booted the device for the first time it comes with build number ONE A2003_14_150722. Later, we have go an OTA update, after installing the update the build number has changed to ONE A2003_14_150725. There is new firmware OTA update on the device when we have installed that on the device, the current Build is ONE A2003_14_150805.
These are the general questions that any user search for when they purchase a new device. If you have any query related to this smartphone then you can tweet us @PhoneRadarBlog, we will get back to you.