You’ve probably never heard of OnePlus… but if you have, you’ll know why this unknown brand is suddenly sitting in our list of best smartphones in the world.
The reason is simple: it’s a phone that has all the power, specs and functionality of the top dogs, adds in super-customisable software and does it at nearly half the price. We’re talking big savings on cost (£229 for the 16GB version and £269 for the 64GB variant) without much in the way of compromise.
In fact, the only things it’s really missing are a microSD slot and removable battery, and those are elements more for the purists than absolutely necessary.
If we’re being super picky, it’s not got the greatest camera set up and the design is a bit… efficient, but at this price point it really doesn’t matter. And given the target audience is those that care about raw power over style, it makes sense that this is where the costs could be saved.