Welcome to the 30-day challenge of the OnePlus 2. This is the first video you are watching in this series. Be sure to check out my thoughts of the display and the hardware of the OnePlus 2. In this video, I’ll be covering the performance of the OnePlus 2 and will be answering all of your questions.
“How’s the 820 doing? Is it #TEAMSNAPPY approved?” by Miguel Flores:
Considering the OnePlus 2 is rocking the Snapdragon 810 processor and the 820 processor was only just announced by Qualcomm, no. but it’s #TeamHype worthy.
“What is the available free RAM and if there are any overheating issues with the Snapdragon 810 processor” by Nagraj H
I’ve actually received a lot of questions asking about the overheating issue of the Snapdragon 810 so I’ll be sure to answer that here in a moment. But the RAM usage is definitely better than TouchWiz. After clearing all of my running apps, I had about 2.4GB of RAM free. And I’m using the 4GB variant of the OnePlus 2. The system itself I found used about 800MB and the apps used about 400MB.
As for overheating issues, I actually haven’t really experienced any overheating issues which is excellent news. The phone does get pretty warm, especially when performing intensive tasks like extensive multitasking, updating apps in the background, and/or running GeekBench 3. It can get fairly warm to the touch but it’s really not too bad, nothing that will burn you at all. No overheating messages or anything like that, which is once again fantastic news. So no, the Snapdragon 810 processor does not overheat on the OnePlus 2.
Timo Christ wants to know about the scroll/swipe performance on the OnePlus 2. He has a Galaxy S6 and says it has a very poor scroll performance which is most noticeable in Google+, Google Play Newsstand, or on the Play Store.
So I’ve been using the OnePlus 2 for about a couple of weeks now and the scrolling performance is actually pretty smooth. I wouldn’t say it offers the smoothest experience but 95% of the time, I haven’t experienced any sort of stuttering. All the stuttering that I experience was actually due to my data connection and their lack of. When content is loaded, it’s really buttery smooth. I haven’t really had any problems or any noticeable problems.
But I want to give you my rundown on the overall performance. GeekBench 3 gave the OnePlus 2 a single-core score near 1200 and a multi-core score near 4200. Not the best scores we’ve seen in GeekBench but certainly towards the top of the pack. Before the OnePlus 2 was official, there were some reports that the OnePlus 2 scored among the highest scores in AnTuTu. So I decided to run AnTuTu and it gave the OnePlus 2 a score of around 52000, which isn’t the 62000+ that some of the media outlets were reporting on. But it’s still a very good score. The Snapdragon 810 processor is no joke even though it has received a lot of criticism over the past several months.
Most of my usage with the OnePlus 2 has been based off how it runs right out of the box with little customizations. I wanted to get a really good feel of how it would function without adding any sort of launchers or terribly obtrusive customizations. With that said, I actually decided against using the shelf home screen which I will use in review in my next video so stay tuned for that. But overall, I can navigate the OS in a breeze. There is no stuttering or hiccups throughout the OS that I’ve experienced. Apps open up quickly and multitasking is excellent overall. Usually with multitasking on a heavily skinned version of Android, there is a slight lag or stutter when first opening up an app in the overview multitasking menu. But with the OnePlus 2, there is no lag. Apps just resume running and they work in the background for you to easily switch back to with little noticeable strain on the processor. It’s a very fluid experience overall.
The only issue I found is app-specific. For whatever reason, some apps just do not work well with the OnePlus 2 while others work flawlessly. For example, the Phoenix app which is my preferred Twitter app. I use it on every device. It would crash consistently every time I would tap on a user in my timeline. But with the most recent OnePlus 2 system update, the problem seems to have disappeared. So this app-specific problem doesn’t appear to be a problem (at least right now).
In the next few days, I will be back to let you guys know my thoughts on the OxygenOS software. If you guys want to be featured in next week’s video, leave me a comment letting me know what you want to know about the OxygenOS software and I’ll do my best to answer it in the next video.