The OnePlus 2 be manufacturer wants to compete against the flagships of the established mobile phone provider. Since December, it is freely available and no longer available by invitation only. On paper, sound values of OnePlus One successor - like its predecessor - again good to very good. Particularly interesting single dot next to the user interface Oxygen OS based on Android 5.1: The Smartphone always has 2 SIM card slots. What can the phone else and like the OnePlus 2 test fall in comparison to the currently best dual SIM phones from? All information here at a glance.
OnePlus 2 Test 2016
  • Android5.1
  • 5.5 inch display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • LTE cat.4 (up to 150 Mbit / s), HSPA, GSM
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor (1.56 4x + 4x 1.82)
Buy online from 449.00 €


On its 5.5 inch screen, OnePlus 2 dissolves with Full HD. This is considerably less compared to the self-imposed competition - and no improvement over its predecessor. The manufacturer called "flagship killer" mobile occurs so against phones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos, which 2015 WQHD with 2560 × 1440 resolution offer since the beginning. And this ultra high-resolution format is becoming increasingly popular. A real disadvantage in the test is not: When the phone but do not want to be used for virtual reality applications, but normally holds in his hands, you notice no difference. Rather, the lower resolution can even save power and thus conserve battery power. Colors and contrast are good, individual pixels can not be seen: at about 401 ppi resolution is it too high. According to the data, the brightness would be enormous - namely 1500:. 1 But the test is not much difference compared to the flagship was seen. The viewing angle is great, but one clearly not the best. After all: For protection against scratches OnePlus now uses Corning Gorilla Glass. 4

operating system

OnePlus relies on Android 5.1, but with the in-house control system OxygenOS in version 2. The operation is very simple and almost corresponds to the "pure" Android, as eg mobile phones running on the Nexus. Some adjustments are however worth mentioning.
  • Gestures define to open directly certain apps.
  • Set Info LED to a limited extent.
  • remap touch fields below the screen.
  • Edit the permissions of individual apps.
It is interesting that Oxygen OS enables full control of all pre-installed apps. So each app permissions can be revoked individually among others. In the test, which has at various applications also works well. According to the manufacturer the way a OS update will be based on Android 6.0. However, a date for this is not known yet.


The exterior of the "2" is simple but well made. Front and back are made of plastic, the circular metal frame. The back can remove you and exchange them for other variants, so you can bring some individuality into play. Somewhat against the trend, but in my view very beneficial: The OnePlus 2 has not grown, but become more compact. At least in height and width. For the thickness has increased minimally - what possibly is the slightly more powerful battery.


With 13 megapixels camera the back is good, but not outstanding equipped. Other phones offer here some Megapxiel image resolution more. However, it is not only on the pixels, but also on the lens and aperture. WIth f / 2.0 allows the One Plus 2 camera in the test a fairly high sensitivity to light, which at dusk or low ambient lighting provides benefits. The best dual SIM phones have, however, already values up to f / 1.8 (the lower the better).
The front or selfie camera provides 5-megapixel resolution and f / 2.4 aperture for average good pictures. However, it can, as well as the main camera, rotate videos. The difference is clear even with moving images, especially the rear lens allows video up to 2160p, while the front comes on maximum 1080p - each at 30 frames per second. The main cam even slow motion shots of 120 frames / second are possible. However, the resolution drops to 720p.
Compared to its predecessor OnePlus One , the reverse can also use 13 megapixels, the progress in terms of image quality is clear. Color intensity and sharpness have become noticeably better, even if the one already makes pretty good shots. Compared to the best mobile cameras such as from Samsung Galaxy S6 duo or Sony Xperia Z5 Dual but you can not keep up.  

Mobile Internet

The supported frequency bands in the LTE network in the version officially available from OnePlus cover the three German LTE frequencies.Both 800 Mhz and 1800 Mhz and 2600 Mhz are supported. So you can - assuming a corresponding mobile phone contract - with up to 150 Mbit / s data. If no 4G available, the two but also mastered 3G (HSPA, UMTS) and the very slow 2G standards GPRS / EDGE. If it will bear the own mobile phone tariff, in LTE network coverage and voice-over-IP is also possible with the OnePlus. 2 Incidentally, we link to stores, where there is the OnePlus 2 without a contract.

SIM slots

Like almost all current smartphones above the entry level also sets the OnePlus 2 SIM slots in the nano-SIM format. Man, the device can also operate with only a single SIM - or insert two SIM cards and disable one of them.
Normally you put two SIMs , and is parallel accessible on both. But there are so-called dual SIM standby. This means that while you make a call to a phone number, the other is not reachable (not even for SMS).


  • With its Snapdragon 810, the OnePlus puts 2 on one of the best and fastest processors available today. A special feature is that the clock frequency OnePlus attaches voluntarily lower than it handle some other manufacturers. This should probably cause the heat problems sometimes occur are avoided. However, this is really only a problem if you use a long time very compute-intensive apps.
  • In addition to the processor and the memory plays an important role when it comes to speed. The OnePlus 2 can be purchased in two versions, one with 3 GB, even with 4GB of RAM. The difference is the producer himself at about 60 euros. Depending on the dealer prices fall but made differently unless one finds at all both variants on other marketplaces.
  • Despite these set down clock rate runs on the OnePlus everything "Everyday" fast and fluid from. And once for advanced games is plenty of power available.

battery pack

The lithium polymer battery is generous with 3300 mAh capacity. However, the 5.5-inch display also consumes a lot of energy, so that puts the value. For an ordinary day a fully charged OnePlus 2 features in the test but have enough power. In the test, the battery scored a talk time of over 10 hours or online term of almost 8 hours under ideal conditions. The charging time was just under 3 hours. Changeable battery is not unfortunately, but built into the device. For a sogeannten "flagship killer" here would be actually a good point was to offer a special advantage over the usual Super Phones. To provide a neutral overview as possible, here is a brief overview of some other reviews:
chipReally liked the test, the display and camera performance. Deductions for tripping delay and the lack of microSD slot.
network worldPraise there is for hardware equipment and software programs. As minus net world sees the lack of external memory and the relatively high weight.
computerweekThe ratio of price and performance comes in Review good. For slow Photo triggering there is criticism, total ranks of the report, the performance high.

Conclusion OnePlus 2

Large display, fast hardware, LTE - the OnePlus 2 is a very good smartphone. With the top models from Samsung, Sony and LG but is not on a level. The solid outer shell acts as compared to the metal bodies of various mobile phones now somewhat simplistic. Those looking for an alternative to the usual cell phone providers, but will find a well-equipped mobile phone for everyday tasks and far beyond. The price-performance ratio is good, but not a bargain. For the OnePlus 2 is perhaps too good.
  • Faster processor
  • Up to 4GB RAM
  • Fast ac-Fi
  • No microSD slot
  • Relatively difficult

Technology and mobile Details

property value
Display / Screen size 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display WQHD
resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 ppi
operating system announced Android 6.0 update to 7.0 ()
main camera 12.0 megapixels
front camera 5 megapixel
SIM 1 Nano SIM
SIM 2 Nano SIM
transmissionstandards LTE, UMTS, GPRS
Supported frequencies LTE / 4G: 800/1800/2600 MHz UMTS / 3G: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz GSM / 2G: 1900 MHz
processor Octa-Core 2.15 GHz
memory 4 GB of RAM 64 GB of internal memory
sensors Bullets
battery pack 3500 mAh
Dimensions 15.35 x 7.39 x 0.79 cm
weight 169 g

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