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OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

I will never forget the moment when I was able to access the first OnePlus device. In the year 2014,…

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

I will never forget the moment when I was able to access the first OnePlus device. In the year 2014, the firm launched its first model, the authentic flagship killer . A terminal that could only be accessed by invitation, and that managed to make the whole community fall in love tech . Being honest, it was a terminal that swept in performance to almost all the competition , at a simply ridiculous price.

The firm has changed a lot, making wise decisions, others not so successful, but trying to keep their spirit alive forever Never Settle . Today, we talk about the OnePlus trajectory , one of the firms that most hype It manages to create year after year, despite the criticisms that are being raised about the firm.

The story of OnePlus, summarized in 6 phones

OnePlus One, the culprit of everything

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

The OnePlus One was the mobile . A terminal with a design that although it did not fall in love, was clearly differential with respect to the competence. The hardware was simply brutal for its time , with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch Full HD panel – which was not his forte – and a 13-megapixel camera. Hardware top at a ridiculous price, which we will discuss later.

Specifications OnePlus One
Dimensions 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9mm
Weight 162 grams
screen 5.5 inches Full HD
Pixel density 401 ppp
Processor Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 at 2.5 GHz
RAM 3GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod 11S
Storage 16/64 GB
Camera 13 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front
Battery 3.100mAh
Others Bluetooth 4.0, NFC

What was striking is that the terminal came with CyanogenMOD 11S, a modification of Android 4.4.2 KitKat that sat like a glove. A mobile that cost 269 euros, and that offered practically the same as those that doubled in price , a secure purchase, that managed to make the OnePlus name a reference.

OnePlus 2, all a job thrown over the land

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

Although some remember it with affection, the OnePlus 2 It was the biggest stone in the way the Chinese firm stumbled . At the design level he could not convince almost anyone, with that finish of sandpaper that was anything but pleasant to the touch. In addition, there were serious problems with performance , despite incorporating the second version of Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, that damned processor that nobody wants to hear about.

Specifications OnePlus 2
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop with Oxygen OS
screen 5.5 inches LCD LTPS with Corning Gorilla Glass
Resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels (401 ppi)
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1
CPU 4 ARM Cortex-A57 cores plus 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores
GPU Adreno 430
RAM 3/4 GB LP-DDR4
Storage 16 or 64 GB internal
Cameras 13-megapixel rear with OIS, laser auto-focus, f / 2.0 and dual LED flash, and 5-megapixel front
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type C reversible, 3.5 mm jack, fingerprint sensor
Battery 3300 mAh
Dimensions 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm
Weight 175 grams

It was a terminal with OxygenOS, OnePlus severed relations with Cyanogen, and went on to make its own ROM . At that time, we had Android Lollipop, a version that by itself did not stand out in performance, and with which OnePlus did not know what to do. The support of this device was also quite poor, leaving a very bad taste in mouth to its users. The price began to increase, and quite a bit, the OnePlus 2 cost about 340 euros in its most basic version, and about 400 in its 64 GB version .

OnePlus X

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

The OnePlus X was the bet on the mid-range, gone through ups and downs . A relatively old processor, and a support that did not measure up, made this device something very big that ended up in something very small. It was the first terminal of the firm with an AMOLED panel, and was beginning to lay the foundations for what would be, in the future, OxygenOS.

OnePlus X
Dimensions 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm
Weight 138 grams (Onyx) 160 grams (Ceramic)
screen 5-inch AMOLED with Full HD resolution (441 ppi) and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM 3 GB LPDDR3
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Oxygen OS
Storage 16 internal expandable by microSD up to 128 GB
Cameras 13 and 8 megapixels
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with GLONASS, Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack, FM radio
Battery 2525 mAh

Just like the OnePlus 2, it was abandoned on Android 6.0 Marshmallow , translated this in numerous critics on the part of the users, and in the cancellation on the part of the company of the possible plans to send new terminals outside the high range.

OnePlus 3, the ship returns to its course – or almost

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

The OnePlus 3 It was a great terminal, surrounded by big mistakes. He left with a little polished software, and the press voraciously devoured him . However, with a few updates everything was solved, and this terminal with the Snapdragon 820, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, managed to enjoy a good reputation.

Specifications OnePlus 3
Dimensions 152.7 × 74.7 × 7.35 mm
Weight 158 grams
screen 5.5 inches FullHD 1080p Optic AMOLED
Pixel density 401 ppi
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM 6 GB
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow under OxygenOS 3.0
Storage 64 GB
Cameras Main 16 megapixel f / 2.0 and 8 megapixel front
Battery 3,000 mAh with Dash Charge technology
Others Fingerprint reader, Alert Slider, Gesture controls, Gorilla Glass 4, USB 2.0 Type-C, Dual nano-SIM, 4G LTE Cat. 6, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2

His main problem was the scarce 3000mAh available. A low battery for a range top , which was not able to reach the end of the day in the case of the most intense users. Luckily, the firm listened to the users, and subsequently launched, which for us is the best OnePlus that there has been in history .

OnePlus 3T, things well done

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

The OnePlus 3T It is one of my favorite mobile phones, and one of the ones that has lasted the longest. A terminal with a Snapdragon 821 processor that came with certain dedicated drivers for photography, a 3300mAh battery that ended the problems of autonomy , and yes, a price that began to be somewhat high, 439 euros.

Specifications OnePlus 3T
Dimensions 15.2 cm x 7.4 cm x 7.35 mm
Weight 158 grams
screen 5.5 inches FullHD 1080p Optic AMOLED
Pixel density 401 ppi
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad Core Kryo at 2.35 GHz, Adreno 530 GPU
RAM 6 GB LPDDR4
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow under OxygenOS
Storage 64 or 128 GB UFS 2.0
Cameras Main 16-megapixel, Sony IMX298 f / 1.7 sensor with PDAF, Samsung 3P8SP 16-megapixel front and f / 2.0
Battery 3,400 mAh with fast charge Dash Charge
Others Front fingerprint reader, glass Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 2.5D, NFC, dual nano-SIM, Alert Slider, USB 2.0 Type C

Nonetheless, it remained a spectacular alternative to the traditional high-end. His support was exceptional, although he had to leave with Android 7.0 instead of with Marshmallow , move that OnePlus usually repeats to save an update.

OnePlus 5, yes but no

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

The OnePlus 5 It was a good successor to the OnePlus 3T, but it was not the flagship killer what we expected . We are talking about the year 2017, in which we find alternatives such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel XL and some other rival of Apple. Despite incorporating a double camera, OnePlus eliminated the optical stabilizer , an error that was paid with photographs moved in inexpert hands, and with a night performance, in some cases, worse than 3T itself.

Specifications OnePlus 5
Dimensions 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.25 mm
Weight 153 grams
screen 5.5 inches FullHD 1080p Optic AMOLED. DCI-P3 color spectrum. Gorilla Glass Glass 5.
Pixel density 401 ppi
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 10nm, Octa-Core at 2.35 GHz. Adreno 540 GPU.
RAM 6 – 8 GB LPDDR4X
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS 4
Storage 64 or 128 GB UFS 2.1
Cameras Main dual 16 megapixel f / 1.7 + 20 megapixel f / 2.6 with PDAF, FAST AF and Smart Capture. Front of 16 megapixels.
Battery 3,300 mAh with fast charge Dash Charge 2.0. Not removable.
Others Dual SIM, Alert Slider, front fingerprint reader, USB Type C 3.1, Bluetooth 5, LTE Cat. 12, NFC

Its price of 500 euros did not help either, as many considered it too much for a Chinese terminal. However, Snapdragon 835, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal, along with a very good battery , made the mobile a fairly balanced set, but did not keep that essence OnePlus that many sought with their purchase.

To finish the job, OnePlus upgraded the OnePlus 3 and 3T earlier than the 5, a nonsense that made a big splash . Yes, we celebrate updating old mobiles but, can anyone imagine what would happen if the Samsung Galaxy S8 upgraded to Android P before the Galaxy S9 ? You can imagine yourself the covers of that day.

OnePlus 5T, the OnePlus 5 that should have been

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

Something that bothered us a lot, is the picaresque of Carl Pei . In the presentation of OnePlus 5, the brand said they did not have the resources or technology to make a bezel-less terminal, something that was completely false. Also, he managed to convince the buyers that There would be OnePlus 5T , to encourage sales of the fifth model, which could be threatened by waiting for the improved version.

Specifications OnePlus 5T
Dimensions and weight 156.1 x 75 x 7.25 mm. 162 grams of weight
Manufacturing materials Anti-fingerprint anodized aluminum
screen 6.01 inches Full Optic AMOLED Display with support for sRGB and DCI-P3. Crystal Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Resolution and density Aspect ratio of 18: 9, FullHD resolution 1,080 x 2,160 pixels. 401 ppi. 80.5% occupation of the frontal
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core 10 nm at 2.45 GHz
RAM 6 or 8 GB LPDDR4X
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat under OxygenOS 4.7.0
Storage 64 or 128 GB UFS 2.1
Cameras Rear dual 16 f / 1.7 Sony IMX 398 and + 20 f / 1.7 mpx Sony IMX 376K with Dual LED Flash. Frontal Sony IMX371 f / 2.0 16 megapixel camera
Battery 3,300 mAh with fast charge Dash Charge
Connectivity LTE Cat. 13, Bluetooth 5.0 with support aptX & aptXHD, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Wi-Fi MIMO 2 × 2.
Others Rear fingerprint reader, facial recognition unlocking, USB 2.0 C-type, 3.5mm headphone jack, Dual SIM, Alert Slider

Neither, OnePlus did have the ability to make a bezel-less, and it would launch a T version . We already know how the firm works, so think twice before buying a “normal” version, since the hype can get expensive at 6 months.

OnePlus 6, the mobile that would not buy me

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

OnePlus, this has been the historical trajectory of the Chinese firm

“Never Settle”, but Apple is a trend and you have to introduce the notch, is not it, Carl? The OnePlus 6 will be a top of the range with the same design that we are seeing in virtually all 2018 smartphones . Little personality, although Android Oreo 8.1 and a hardware demolition will come hand in hand with this device.

Yes, I know it will be a great device, but knowing OnePlus, it may be better to wait 6 months, and get the T version . As you can see, the history of the firm is somewhat varied. There are many users who continue to defend OnePlus tooth and nail, and others, who have been discouraged a bit, despite having this signature within our top of recommendations.

Tell us, what do you think about the evolution of OnePlus?

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