Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has introduced its sophomore model OnePlus 2 which, like its predecessor, the OnePlus One, aims to offer the specification of a high-end phone at a budget price point. To a degree, this concept seems to work. The camera's 13MP resolution isn't anything out of the ordinary these days but optical image stabilization and a laser-assisted AF system are usually only found on expensive top-end models.

Images are captured through an F2.0 lens with six elements and in low light a dual-LED flash helps getting your skin tones right. The One Plus Two is capable of recording 4K video and 720p slow-motion footage at 120 frames per second. For image viewing and composition there is a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD display. In terms of resolution, it's not quite on the same level as the quad-HD screens on the latest generation of flagship devices from most other manufacturers.

OnePlus' own OxygenOS operating system, which is based on Android 5.1, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 3 or 4GB of RAM. Users can also pick from 16 or 64GB versions. Power is provided by a 3,300 mAh battery. Like its predecessor the OnePlus Two can, at least initially, only be ordered with an invite. For those who have one of the latter the top-end version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage will be available for $389 from August 11 on the OnePlus website

Key Specifications:

  • 13MP sensor
  • F2.0 6-element lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Laser-assisted  focus
  • Dual-LED flash
  • 4K video
  • Slow motion 720p at 120fps
  • 5MP front camera
  • 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display (401 ppi)
  • OxygenOS (Android 5.1)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz
  • 64GB or 16GB storage
  • 4GB or 3GB RAM
  • 3300 mAh battery
  • Fingerprint sensor