OnePlus 2 (64GB) vs Competition: After Price Cut To $349

by Joel 1

In a surprising move, OnePlus cut down the price of its most popular 64GB variant of the OnePlus 2 to $349. This is a staggering $40 reduction from the official price tag of $389, clearly making it one of the best smartphone deals, even though its more than 6 months old now.


OnePlus CEO Carl Pei explained that the cost of production has reduced for the OnePlus 2, which is why the company has decided to pass on the savings to its customers. Moreover, Carl promised that if you bought the device (internationally) in the past 15 days, you will get a refund of $40.

So, now that the phone retails for a much cheaper price tag than at launch, we take a look at the popular smartphones that competes directly with the OnePlus 2.

In the table below, we will compare OnePlus 2 with close competitors like the Nexus 5X, and ZTE Axon Pro to see if this is indeed a good deal.

OnePlus 2 vs Axon Pro vs Nexus 5X

oneplus 2 vs axon pro vs nexus 5x

You will see that Axon Pro does have a few advantages over OnePlus 2, like a faster-clocked processor, Hi-Fi Audio, 2K display and dual cameras. However, after the price cut, the OnePlus 2 is almost $50 less than the Axon Pro and with a larger battery, storage and fingerprint ID, the former turns out to be a good deal.

When we bring Nexus 5X to the table, which costs $349 i.e. the same price as OnePlus 2, we see how underpowered the phone is as compared to the OnePlus flagship.

After the price cut, you probably won’t find such a powerful device in this segment. You can check out the comparison table below for more details.


No. SPECS OnePlus 2 ZTE Axon Pro LG Nexus 5X
(73.3% STB)
1920 x 1080p (401 ppi)
GG3 Protection
5.5-inch IPS LCD (73.5% STB)
2560 x 1440p (534 ppi)
GG3 Protection
5.2-inch IPS LCD (70.2% STB)
1920 x 1080p (423 ppi)
GG3 Protection
*STB = Screen To Body Ratio
2 CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
@ 2.0GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
3 GPU Adreno 430 Adreno 430 Adreno 418
5 STORAGE 64GB + NO MicroSD slot 32GB + NO MicroSD slot 32GB + NO MicroSD slot
6 CAMERAS 13MP f/2.0
Laser Autofocus
dual LED flash
5MP Secondary
13MP + 2MP dual cameras
f/2.0 PDAF
dual LED flash
8MP Secondary
12.3MP f/2.0
Laser Autofocus
dual LED (dual tone) flash
5MP Secondary
7 BATTERY 3300mAh (non-removable) 3000mAh (non-removable) 2700 (non-removable)
8 OS OxygenOS 2.2 (Android 5.1) Android 5.1 Android 6.0
9 DIMENSIONS 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.9mm
Weight: 175 grams
153.9 x 73.7 x 9.4mm
Weight: 172.9 grams
147 x 72.6 x 7.9
Weight: 136 grams
10 FEATURES 4G LTE, Fingerprint ID 4G LTE, Hi-Fi Audio 4G LTE, Fingerprint ID
11 PRICE $349 (64GB) $399 (32GB) $349 (32GB)


You may also want to check out our extensive review of the OnePlus 2. You can check it out from below.

OnePlus 2 REVIEW