The much awaited OnePlus X, the mid-range
phone from OnePlus has been launched in India
in 2 variants – Onyx for Rs. 16,999 and Ceramic
for Rs. 22,999. The OnePlus X is company's first
mid-range budget smartphone and third one after
their flagships OnePlus One and OnePlus Two.
OnePlus One launched in 2014 was a blockbuster
success and OnePlus Two launched earlier this
year also had huge demand.
Now, with launch of OnePlus X the company
wants to target audience who are on the budget
– though at Rs. 17k price tag, it still remains
slightly over the Indian "budget" tag.
A budget phone in India is now expected to be
between Rs. 10k to Rs. 15k range.
Having said that for it's price, it does pack a
decent punch – Here are the specs for the
As mentioned earlier, there are 2 variants of the
phone – The cheaper Onyx version which
features a sheet of black glass on the back,
while the ceramic version has a ceramic back.
The OnePlus X features a 5-inch of Full HD
AMOLED display with a pixel density of 441 ppi,
powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor with
3GB of RAM and 16GB of Internal Storage. The
good thing however, is unlike it's predecessors,
the storage can be expanded up to 128GB with
microSD card. It comes with a Hybrid SIM tray
which can either have 2 microSims or one nano
SIM and an SD card!
OnePlus X SIM Card
OnePlus X come with Android Lollipop based
Oxygen OS and an alert slider on the left side
just like the big brother OnePlus 2.
As far the as the camera goes, it features a
13MP f/2.2 rear snapper equipped with ISOCELL
technology. The company claims that this tech
ensures that camera is faster than either
OnePlus One or Two. The front-facing shooter is
an 8MP with f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera
only supports full HD and does not have a 4K
video recording capabilities.
Interestingly, the phone does not have a NFC and
also does away with fingerprint sensor!
OnePlus X will be manufactured in India in
partnership with Foxconn at their facility near
Everyone hates Oneplus' invite system and
unfortunately OnePlus X will also use the same
invite system. You will have to register on
Oneplus X India website , and then you will be
able to make invite based purchase exclusively
on Amazon India.
Luckily, the invite system will be in the first
month only – From second month onwards (from
December) the phone will be available in open
As for the Ceramic Edition, only 10,000 of these
limited edition models will be made and there
will be a separate invite system for the same.