Hands-on: OnePlus X and custom cases [VIDEO]


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Hot off of OnePlus X announcement where we learned specs, pricing, and availability, if you were even thinking about plopping down your hard-earned money on the phone — no matter how affordable — you’re probably going to want a closer look. We get it. Lucky for you we have a hands-on with the newly announced OnePlus X, brought to you from our good friend Tony Hannides of Lazy Tech Guys.

More than just a quick hands-on, Tony not only gives you the full OnePlus X spiel, but he sprinkles some of his early first impressions of the phone having already spent a good few hours playing around with it. Here’s the video followed by what he felt were the biggest pros and cons of the OnePlus X.

The Good

  • Only $250
  • High-end build quality
  • Only $250
  • Feels solid in hand
  • Only $250
  • Camera isn’t bad (not sure about low light)
  • Only $250
  • Comfortable
  • Only $250
  • OxygenOS but very little bloat
  • Only $250
  • Free TPU case
  • Only $250

The Bad

  • Still no NFC
  • No Wireless Charging
  • No fast charging
  • No USB C (not a biggie)
  • No OIS
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Invite-only for a month
  • WiFi a/b/g/n — but no ac

Also shown off during the event were a few of OnePlus’ all new cases. Unlike the OnePlus 2, the back of the OnePlus X isn’t removable. That’s why OnePlus decided to give it its own line of cases. They come in a variety of materials and finishes, each with their own pricing. The wood backs will retail for $25, while the sandstone back comes in at $20, and the silicone at $15.

That’s not to say the OnePlus X doesn’t offer any protection out of the box. Inside you’ll find the phone comes with its own clear TPU case. Nothing too major, but a nice touch none-the-less. Check out our gallery down below for a more thorough look at the OnePlus X as well as those cases we just told you about.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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