What you won’t find on the OnePlus 2: no NFC, no Quick Charging, no Wireless Charging, no microSD card support
You’ve probably read everything regarding the newly announced OnePlus 2 “2016 flagship killer”, if you’re a fan of technology. In case you are catching up: here’s the announcement, here are the specs, here’s our hands-on, and a quick take on what feelings the phone generates in some of us.
However, here’s a list of what you won’t find on the OnePlus 2:
- Quick Charging
- Wireless Charging
- microSD card support
AndroidPolice asked about the lack of NFC. OnePlus said “we heard from a lot of users of the One and saw most of our users weren’t using NFC”. So, blame your fellow OnePlus One owners/users for the lack of NFC support.
While we’re not all fans of wireless charging (we won’t even start a debate), a “2016 flagship killer” should offer support for it though. You won’t find it on the OnePlus 2, so you’ll have to go all wired. And, when you do, you won’t be able to take advantage of Quick Charging. While it is not clear at the moment why exactly Quick Charging is not supported, it might have something to do with the option of going USB Type C. However, we’ve seen phones in the past that were announced without Quick Charging and later gained that capability, so fingers crossed.
No microSD card support is at the bottom of the “no” list, as there are flagships out there that lack expansion options too, like the S6 and S6 Edge. While I am personally fine with 16GB of non-expandable storage, that might seem too little for some of you, so you’ll have to opt for the 64GB option.
…and, as a bonus, the OnePlus 2 has a non-removable battery, just like so many phones out there, from the S6 to the Xperia Z3+ to the M9 to the iPhone 6.
So, are these shortcomings a deal breaker for you or can you live with them?