Updated on 1 December 2015 by

2015 should see some of the hottest smartphones getting released under the $400 price point. The fundamental reason behind this trend is the emergence of a new breed of Chinese smartphone vendors which are combining the Android OS (or versions of it) with cutting edge hardware. The company which brought this trend home is OnePlus, which raised the bar with its OnePlus One flagship and followed that with the OnePlus 2.

The OnePlus One boasts of some top-of-the line specs which were till now limited only to the super-$700 price point but will now see emergence in the sub-$400 price point throughout 2015. The specs to look out for are super-5 inch display, class leading HD resolutions in excess of 400 PPI, quad core processors with atleast 2.5 GHz speeds, super-10 MP cameras and atleast 3000 mAH batteries.



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Apple iPhone 6s
LG Nexus 5X
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Motorola Moto X Play
Apple iPhone 6s
LG Nexus 5X
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Motorola Moto X Play
$649 - $1,025
$371 - $600
$400 - $1,287
$350 - $599
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Oct 2015
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.3 MP
16.0 MP
21.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
4.7 inch
5.2 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Battery Capacity
1715.0 mAh
2700.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
3630.0 mAh
Operating System
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Carrier
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Average Rating
 4.5 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.1 stars
Camera
76% Positive
24% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
100% Positive
73% Positive
27% Negative
Display
73% Positive
27% Negative
100% Positive
80% Positive
20% Negative
93% Positive
7% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
25% Positive
75% Negative
Look and Feel
92% Positive
8% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
Battery
30% Positive
70% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
86% Positive
14% Negative