OnePlus has launched the OnePlus 2 with much fanfare today. The price of the smartphone is at Rs 24,999, and it comes with a new fingerprint sensor, USB Type C charging port, the latest 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and Snapdragon 810 processor. While the company claims it to be a 2016 flagship killer, and the Internet is lauding the great specs attached to a lucrative price tag, there are a few things missing on the OnePlus2 that we could not help but notice. While we think it’s a great smartphone on paper, these are the some of the important features that users won’t get with the OnePlus 2.
NFC chip: There is no NFC on the OnePlus 2, a feature found on many Android smartphones today. Interestingly, the OnePlus One was NFC-enabled, but the company decided to dump the feature in the OnePlus 2. “We heard from a lot of users of the One and saw most of our users weren’t using NFC,” Vikas Agarwal, GM OnePlus India said at the launch event in New Delhi. This means users won’t be able to use apps that rely on NFC to pair devices or transfer data. Wireless payments with Google Wallet or Android Pay just won’t work either.
microSD card slot: We didn’t see a microSD slot on the predecessor, and we don’t see the expandable memory option on the OnePlus 2 either. While, it won’t be missed so much in the 64GB variant, the 16GB OnePlus 2 buyers might miss it.
QuickCharge: The OnePlus 2 packs a good 3,300mAh battery that should last a full day of mixed usage. When the battery conks out, the company has even introduced the new USB Type-C port for charging. However, there is no QuickCharge feature, which charges the battery faster than regular charging, which has become the norm in most mid-end and high-end smartphones.
Wireless charging: The OnePlus 2 does not support wireless charging either. This feature is also seen on many flagships, especially on the Samsung Galaxy S6. Samsung highlights this feature as a big USP in most of its ads while taking potshots at the iPhone 6.
QHD display: Calling itself the 2016 flagship killer, the display quality of the OnePlus 2 matches to many smartphones available currently in the market in the affordable segment. The OnePlus 2 persists with a full HD display rather than QHD seen on most flagship smartphones. It flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) In-Cell display.