The announcement of OnePlus Two earlier today puts another great contender in the mid-range price point. The OnePlus Two joins the venerable Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) in the Php15,000 range as among the best bang-for-the-buck smartphone.
Asus has dubbed the Zenfone 2 as a flagship killer with its high-end specs (4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Intel Atom quad-core) at a mid-range price. OnePlus has also claimed that the OnePlus Two is a 2016 flagship killer with its 4GB DDR4 RAM, 64GB storage and Snapdrgaon 810 octa-core processor at midrange price.
Both handsets are very compelling for their respective asking price.
So we looked a little closer and see how the two handsets are truly respected in their price category.
|OnePlus Two||Zenfone 2 ZE551ML|
|Display||5.5-inch LTPS LCD||5.5-inch IPS LCD|
|Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 4||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Resolution||1920x1080 pixels||1920x1080 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core||Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz quad-core|
|GPU||Adreno 430||PowerVR G6430|
|Cellular||dual-SIM, dual-LTE||dual-SIM, LTE|
|Bluetooth||4.1, A2DP||4.0, A2DP, EDR|
|GPS||with A-GPS, GLONASS||with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Battery||Li-Po 3,300 mAh||Li-Po 3,000 mAh|
|OS||Android OS 5.1||Android OS 5.0|
|Dimensions||151.8 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm||152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm|
|Weight||175 grams||170 grams|
|Price||Php14,800 ($329) 3GB/16GB|
Php17,500 ($389) 4GB/64GB
We’re unsure if the OnePlus 2 will eventually be officially released in the Philippines but we’re certain we’ll see a lot of them to be accessible via Lazada.
Based on the line-up of specs in the chart above, both handset have their respective strengths and weakness.
* More specs option with RAM, storage, processor
* Expandable external storage
* Built-in NFC
* Powerful processor and GPU
* Generous base RAM of 3GB
* Faster DDR4 memory speed
* Higher screen-to-body ratio
* Tougher Gorilla Glass
* Higher battery capacity
We’ll definitely secure a unit once this is released so we can test and review it.