OnePlus: The Flagship Killer

After releasing six new Smartphone within a short period of three and a half years, OnePlus has been able to earn the title of “The Ultimate Flagship Killer”.
A big spec, premium design at a small price is what makes this company remarkable. Not just once, not just twice but they have been continuing this for six consecutive times with the release of the new OnePlus 5. Unlike Samsung, Apple, LG and other flagship companies, OnePlus has a limited number of audiences. However, this is not a con but a pro for the company because this is what that makes it easier for the company to reach out to all of its audiences and acknowledge their responsibility for the efficient manufacture of the next Smartphone model.

Founded in December 2013 by Pete Lau and Carl Pei, OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, based in Shenzhen. The company serves 42 different countries and regions around the world as of March 2016. Despite not having an authorized dealer in Nepal, we can find all the models provided by this company online and even in the local stores. OnePlus 1, OnePlus 2, OnePlus X, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 are the models manufactured by
OnePlus till date. Now, you may be wondering what happened to OnePlus 4? How come there’s a OnePlus 3T but not a OnePlus 4? Well, here’s a fun fact. The number 4 is considered bad luck in China. So instead, they decided to go with the name 3T. And let’s accept it, 3T sounds cool.

The recently released OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 3T are the top notch flagship killers available in the current market. A flagship is basically what a company has to offer as their best product with all the best features available in the trading business. The OnePlus 3T is run by a Snapdragon 821 chipset powered by Adreno 530 GPU with 64 GB of non-expandable storage and 6 GB of RAM. At this point, your mind has probably been blown away but be patient and keep your mind at ease because you'll be amazed knowing the specs of OnePlus 5. The new OnePlus 5 is run by a Snapdragon 835 chipset powered by Adreno 540 GPU with two variants; one with 64 GB of non-expandable storage powered by 6 GB of RAM and another one with 128 GB of non-expandable storage powered by 8 GB of RAM. Yes, you read it right.

The headlining feature of the OnePlus 5 is the dual primary cameras on the back which is kind of similar to what Apple did with their new flagship iPhone 7 Plus. Unlike most phones, it has a 1080p AMOLED display which is not much of an end of the world compromisation. The screen is pretty bright even in outdoors and the colors are quite vibrant and accurate.

Despite the fact that OnePlus 5 is more lighter, gives more battery backup, has more RAM and gets faster updates, only the tech savvy people are aware of this brand. Otherwise, in our country, people would normally resort to more branded and expensive phones by Apple or Samsung and refer to OnePlus as just another ‘Chinese brand’. But I can assure you that OnePlus breaks this stereotype among the Nepalese Smartphone users. Since we change our phones almost twice or thrice a year, why not give this one a try? The new OnePlus 5 has been priced at Rs. 59,499/- and the OnePlus 3T at Rs. 49,000/- on the website of Kaymu. So, if you’re looking for a new phone with almost all the new features at a low price, then OnePlus sure is the brand you’re looking for. Be Smart, Live Smarter and yeah, Never Settle (pun intended).

Prithivi Bikram Shrestha
Masters of Arts in English Literature
Tribhuvan University 

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