After riding the success of its previous phone OnePlus One, OnePlus has today launched OnePlus Two. As was the case with OnePlus One, the device follows the same mantra of providing high end specs usually found in expensive phones at a very reasonable price.
While OnePlus One unanimously enjoyed the title of ‘flagship killer’ last year, this year the competition has stepped in. Motorola is launching its flagship Moto X Style at the same price of $400. So which one is better? We have done a side by side comparison of both and you can see it for yourself.
If we talk about raw numbers, OnePlus 2 seems to winning here with its Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz versus the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 clocked at 1.8 GHz in Moto X Style. OnePlus 2 also wins in the RAM department boasting of a 4GB RAM versus 3GB in Moto X. But keep in mind that Snapdragon 810 is infamous for it’s heat problems. So, Snapdragon 808 may actually be a better choice given the fact that previous Moto X phones have proved good real world performers despite being lower specced that the competition due to Motorola’s mobile computing system.
In this department, Motorola is certainly having the upper hand over OnePlus 2 with more pixels per inch than The OnePlus 2. Moto X will be sporting a 5.7 inches 2560X1440 QHD display versus the 5.5 inch 1920X1080 HD display used in OnePlus 2. While Motorola is packing more pixels per inch in Moto X it will also drain the battery faster.
Talking about batteries, both the devices will have non-removable batteries. The OnePlus 2 will be featuring a 3300 mah battery while the Moto X will have a 3000 mAh one. But given the QHD display on the Moto X, Onelus 2 seems to be the clear winner in battery here.
The OnePlus 2 will be available in two options – 16/64GB with no microSD support. Motorola on the other hand will offer three options 16/32/64GB with added support or microSD expansion. So Motorola wins here.
OnePlus 2 is smaller than the Moto X. This time, OnePlus has gone the premium way by using magnesium alloy frame and stainless steel accents for the body. It also features a fingerprint scanner in the front. Motorola on the other hand has stuck to its plastic body, but as with the previous models, Moto X provide customization options like no other device on the market.
Camera is an important part of a smartphone now more than ever. Motorola is rocking a 21 megapixel shooter this time around. OnePlus 2 on the other hand is featuring a 13 megapixels one with the added benefit of laser Auto Focus versus the Phase AF used in Motorola. Both the devices have dual LED flash. On the front, both the devices are having a 5 megapixel camera with Motorola also has a flash on the front.
OnePlus 2 is having a fingerprint scanner and that’s where the list ends. No NFC. No Fast charging. Motorola on the other hand is offering both NFC and fast charging with its Turbo charger technology. Motorola also provides its set of exclusive Moto apps which are pretty useful. None of the devices will support wireless charging though.
Price and Availability
OnePlus 2 will be sold at $329 for the 16GB variant and $389 for the 64GB. The deal breaker here is the invite system of OnePlus. Motorola Moto X Style will start from $399.
OnePlus 2 comes with dual nano SIM option, while Motorola Moto X Style has a single nano SIM option.
We’re giving Moto X Style the winner’s trophy although OnePlus 2 is better is some aspects. That is because the real world preformance is not all about spec sheet as Motorola has shown with previous Moto X phones.