The OnePlus One is the first smartphone of the Chinese firm to natively incorporate a unique version of the popular CyanogenMod custom ROM CyanogenMod 11S. Based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, it includes exclusive features and customization. In addition, the terminal stands out for its great balance between the benefits offered and official price, below 300 euros. Its design is based on very geometric lines but also combines slight curvatures in strategic areas of its casing.
Size and design
The OnePlus One offers a minimalist external appearance, without strings, where the biggest novelty lies in the finish of the layer that covers the back plastic casing, rough. However, the manufacturer will offer as accessories different housings manufactured in other more noble materials such as wood. As for the rest of the aesthetic features, it is possible to emphasize the slightly curved shape of the back cover, more marked in the lateral zones.
The size of the OnePlus One housing is 152.9 millimeters long by 75.9 millimeters wide and 8.9 millimeters thick. As regards the overall weight of the equipment the manufacturer declares 162 grams.
Screen and Cameras
The multimedia aspect is well solved in the OnePlus One thanks to a screen IPS of 5.5 inches. Its resolution rises to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, which yields 401 dots per inch of density. In addition, its internal structure of type LTPS LCD (Low-Temperature Poly Silicon LCD) makes the display an extremely fast multi-touch panel. It also has a protective coating Gorilla Glass 3, the maximum certification of Corning.
The part of the cameras is divided into front and back camera. In the case of the first one, the equipment has a sensor of five megapixels with the capacity to create videos in quality FullHD. On the other hand, the rear camera is composed of a Sony Exmor IMX 214 second generation sensor. Among its specifications, we find af / 2.0 focal aperture and an optics composed of six elements. In addition to the amplitude of focus, the model has a dual LED flash kit to improve the captures in dark environments. Other features of the main camera are the ability to record video in 4K, plus the slow motion feature that offers slow video at 720p and 120 frames per second. Other additional functions are found in the part of the software that allows, among other things, to capture images with the HDR filter.
Processor, memory, connectivity, and battery
The OnePus One stands out technically for the processor included inside. The Chinese manufacturer has relied on the Qualcomm chipset to integrate a Snapdragon 801 at 2.5 GHz. It is actually the SoC MSM8974AC with Krait 400 architecture and Adreno 330 GPU with a working frequency of 578 MHz.
Regarding memory, it is possible to differentiate between RAM and ROM. In the first case, the OnePlus One has a DDR3 memory module at 1,866 MHz. In the case of the second type, the internal flash memory is eMMC 5.0 type and is identified in modules of 16 and 64 GB. In this case, there is no slot for additional microSD cards.
The wireless part of the OnePlus with CyanogenMod 11S is made up of a radio that supports the vast majority of 3G and 4G networks worldwide. Regarding the support in networks HSDPA +, the terminal is able to offer up to 42 Mbps in download and 5.8 Mbps in the rise. However, the most shocking data comes from 4G connections under LTE technology and its ability to download at 150 Mbps and upload at 50 Mbps. We also find a WiFi Dual Band connection that significantly improves the data transfer rate and the latest protocol Bluetooth 4.1. The rest of wireless specifications are completed with an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip and assisted GPS with support for the GLONASS network.
The autonomy of the OnePlus One is determined by a lithium polymer battery with 3,100 mAh of capacity. In this case the battery is of the removable type so it can be replaced at any time by another.
The great peculiarity of the OnePlus One, above the hardware, is the type of software that integrates. The birth of the model has been characterized by the included operating system version. Based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, this is a unique version of the custom ROM CyanogenMod. In this case the denomination of the ROM is CyanogenMod 11S and it has like differentiation functions and exclusive subjects.