Ok so the title of this article is maybe a tad bit misleading. I am just as giddy as the next guy about the OnePlus 2 release coming up, and believe me there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this phone. You have to look at this phone for what it is. This is a Chinese budget phone. The OnePlus One was the same. In fact it would more than likely not have been the success that it was without CyanogenMod for one and the marketing genius which I believe sold most of these phones. Have you ever heard the saying bad press is good press. This applied for the OnePlus One. It became the phone by the people for the people. The same group of passionate Android heads that made this device a success will more than likely be happy with the OnePlus 2.
The problem here is that OnePlus is calling their device a “2016 flagship killer”, and for that I can’t just let them get off Scot-free. Even flagships are not perfect just look at the HTC One M9, however flagships don’t omit basic features. I have compiled a quick list of 5 reasons you shouldn’t buy the OnePlus 2. Don’t take this too literal. I still think this is a solid device worth buying in fact I will have an article out later discussing reasons you should buy the phone. Just know before buying the device there are some features that you probably use on a daily basis that are missing from this device. No flagship killer can be perfect.
-Reason #1 No Fast Charging / Wireless Charging
Some of you will be disappointed to learn that this device does not support wireless Qi charging. For me this is not as big of a deal. I have still never used wireless charging, but if this is something you use regularly and have spent a good bit of money on maybe furniture, or a car, or just random accessories that have Qi charging integrated you will miss that feature on the OnePlus 2. One of the main things that bothers me about the OnePlus 2 is the lack of Qualcomm 2.0 Quick charging support. I have become pretty accustomed to having the ability to fast charge my device with the S6 Edge. It dies for me everyday around 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I can just throw it on the charger for about 20 minutes and have a device ready to get me through the rest of the day. You won’t be able to do that with the OnePlus 2.
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