Yet, the One is your kind of phone if you like surprises - and believe in delaying pleasure. It's the phone for Android purists and modders, running the highly customizable CyanogenMod with over the air updates.
If that's Android how you like it and phablet size isn't a deal-breaker, the One also comes with flagship-grade hardware at the price of a mini, at most. You get Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, 4K video recording, a FullHD 1080p display and a whopping 64 gigs of storage - that's a respectable list by any standard.
Beyond the mechanical sum of specs, the OnePlus One truly handles well - the UI is buttery smooth, expected from a blend of pure Android and CyanogenMod, the screen is nice and sharp, the battery does well, the camera is excellent, the speakers are extra loud and the hardware costs more than they charge.
Here's a list of our other key test findings for the OnePlus One:
- The display is good and quite bright, but the poor blacks cause an only average contrast ratio
- Battery life is solid, especially call times
- It benchmarks like a champ
- The still camera is excellent and resolves plenty of detail
- Video recording is second to none, and we don't say that only because of the great DCI 4K footage
- Speakers are among the loudest we've tested (despite not being stereo)
- Managed to play every video format we threw at it, including those with DTS and AC3 audio tracks
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