The OnePlus 2 has been a big success in pre-orders with over 30,000 phones ordered in 64 seconds. However people from the company got the One Plus 2 phone early and have been shooting footage and images with the phone in the last week. The quality is nothing short of amazing for regular video with macro capabilities that rival the best video cameras of a few years ago. The quality of the codec and detail extracted by the lens are extremely good.
When it comes to slow motion the quality of 120fps 720p is also better than other rivals in the Samsung and HTC space with less aliasing and Moire artifacts. It is still not perfect 720p but it comes very close. The iPhone 6 still provides a better slow motion capability with 240fps as an option also. Things are going to heat up with more releases soon in the mobile world, Apple 6s phone will probably debut sometime in September with improved specs and Android phones with better resolution and slow motion frame rates should be available by Christmas.
Today has been quite busy in portable device land with the release of the Moto X, Moto G and the One Plus 2 handsets. The hype and rumors regarding slow motion modes on these phones turned out to be way ahead of the norm and what we are left with is the same tired old specs of yesteryear when it comes to slow motion performance. 720p at 120fps seems to be the norm for an afterthought slow motion feature. Apple for example continues to up the ante with 240fps and possibly more in the upcoming iPhone 6s refresh. There is nothing wrong with these phones but if you want slow motion performance in your portable handset, the latest Moto and One Plus 2 are not what you would consider optimal. They however offer pretty good feature sets and great cameras for normal video applications and still capture.
One Plus 2 Camera specs:
- 5.5 inch : 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI Screen
- Sensor: 13 Megapixel (1.3um)
- Lenses: 6 lenses to avoid distortion and color aberration
- OIS: Yes
- Laser Focus: Yes
- Flash: Dual-LED
- Aperture: f/2.0
- Front Camera: 5 Megapixel – Distortion free
- Video: 4K resolution video, Slow Motion: 720p at 120fps
The One Plus 2 is a phone flagship design for less money than you would normally pay for such a device. it has a modified Android OS “Cyanogenmod” that is fast, free of bloatware and very good with battery life. It has optical image stabilization, large pixels for a 13 megapixel sensor, fingerprint sensor and a great alert switch so you can deactivate alerts in a custom way when you are sleeping, in a movie theater or simply want to disconnect for a while. It is a lot of phone for the price. Even the One Plus 1 is still used in benchmarks today as a competitive phone in the mid range.
- 4k 2160p video
- 720p 120fps slow motion
- 13 Megapixel – Sony Exmor IMX 214 Generation 2 sensor
- 6 lens element design to avoid distortion and color aberration
- 5.5″ 1080p display with 3100mAh bettery.
- 2.5GHz Quad-core Qualcom Snapdragon 801 cpu.
- MSRP of $299 for 16GB and $349 for 64GB version
- Android with CyanogenMod extremely customizable.
The phone is very capable and should create competition to the Nexus 5 from Google and Galaxy S5. 720p 120fps is not a new spec it was available since the Note 2, Galaxy S4, iPhone 5s, HTC One, Note 3 and Galaxy S5. The iPhone 5s and the HTC One have about the same resolution in hi speed mode which is not true 720p.