OnePlus 2 review: a worthy sequel, flaws and all

OnePlus 2 review: a worthy sequel, flaws and all

I don’t envy the team at OnePlus. After shipping a smartphone that made us rethink what we could get — nay, what we deserved — for $299, it was tasked with building an even better follow-up. If this were some schlocky ’80s, teen coming-of-age film, it’d be time for a montage, but here we are a year later with a more confident, experienced startup and a new device that still promises to “never settle.” At $329 for the basic 16GB model (or $389 for the 64GB version), the new OnePlus 2 isn’t quite as wallet-friendly as the phone we got last year, and more than a few rivals have since come out with low-cost, high-power phones of their own. So, did OnePlus do the impossible again? Did it actually create a worthy sequel to a fan-favorite device, amid crazy competition in the world of cheap, fantastic unlocked phones? Well, yes, but it’s not without its flaws.

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