So after many months of waiting the OnePlus One has finally been officially unveiled. On first impressions it seems like the wait was worth it. The specs of the device are very impressive and place it at the high end of the market but the phone is priced at the lower end.

The 16GB version of the phone will retail for just €269 while the 64GB will go on sale at a Nexus beating price of €299. Initially the phone will go on sale in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S so yet again no love for Ireland but I’m sure you’ll be able to ship one from the U.K easily enough, once you manage to get your hands on an invitation first.

The Specs of the device are as follows:

BASIC PARAMETERS

Color Silk White/Sandstone Black
Dimensions 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight 5.71 ounces (162 g)
Operating System CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
CPU Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs
GPU Adreno 330, 578MHz
RAM 3 GB LP-DDR3, 1866MHz
Storage 16/64 GB eMMC 5.0, available capacity varies
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light
Battery Embedded rechargeable 3100 mAh LiPo battery

DISPLAY

Size 5.5 inch JDI
Resolution 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401 PPI
Type LTPS IPS with TOL
Protection Corning© Gorilla© Glass 3

CAMERAS

Sensor 13 Megapixel – Sony Exmor IMX 214
Lenses 6 lenses to avoid distortion and color aberration
Flash Dual-LED
Aperture f/2.0
Front Camera 5 Megapixel – Distortion free
Video 4K resolution video with stereo recording Slow Motion: 720p video at 120fps

CONNECTIVITY

Connectivity
  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
  • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
  • LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40
Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
NFC 65T (software card emulation, payment methods and multi-tag support)
Positioning Internal GPS antenna + GLONASSDigital Compass

PORTS, SLOTS, BUTTONS AND INDICATORS

Ports Data & Charging: Micro USB 2.0Audio: Jack 3.5mm
Buttons Power ButtonVolume RockersCapacitive / On-screen buttons
SIM 1 slot – Micro SIM
Indicators 1 LED notification light (multicoloured)

All told, this is a really impressive device at budget price. We’ll hold off on full judgement until we get our hands on the device but it’s certainly ticking all the boxes for now.