OnePlus' One Android smartphone has created quite a stir since it was unveiled recently. Featuring top-of-the-line specs at an extremely affordable price, the smartphone is being labeled as "Nexus-Killer" as Google's flagship smartphone was known for featuring high-end specs at cheaper prices. Its manufacturer, OnePlus has labeled the One as the "Flagship Killer". The One's specs at the price of $299 sound to good to be true.
The One has been reported to be FAST! Thanks to its Snapdragon 801 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and CyanogenMod which makes the phone even more blazing fast. The phone has enough battery and storage size to satisfy any hardcore Android user. Having no removable battery or an expandable SD card don't sound like a problem when the phone features a 3100mAh battery and also comes in a 64GB storage variant that costs the same as the 16GB variant of Nexus 5.
Geek.com were lucky enough to get a hands-on with the upcoming smartphone. The site reports that the One features a dual navigation button scheme which means that the usual Android navigation keys can be set to on-screen as well as on the capacitive keys featured on the smartphone even though the layout has been reported to be different.
Comparing the One's performance with the Nexus 5, the publication did a quick boot test of the two phones. OnePlus' One easily beats the Google's flagship smartphone with extremely fast boot time. While the Nexus 5 completely boots up, the reviewer boots up the One twice! Even powering off the smartphone is snappy and the phone switches off in just two seconds. What is interesting to note here though, is that after the complete booting process, the CyanogenMod 11S OS on the One seems to load widgets after it loads the OS which might be the reason of such a fast bootup process. Also, the smartphone takes comparably longer when it is restarted but still faster than other Android smartphones. We would have liked it if Geek.com had done a reboot comparison. It seems likely that OnePlus has modded the CyanogenMod 11S to feature some kind of fastboot mode which makes the phone boot and shutdown so fast.
Check out the boot comparison in the video below:
OnePlus' One looks like one impressive smartphone that is bound to make a lot of news in the coming days. Do you think that the One would actually "kill" other flagship smartphones from the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony or HTC and blow the competition out of the water? Let us know in the comments below.