It has great specifications and comes for an affordable Rs 24,999 given its specifications and features. Here is what we found after using the phone:

Design: The regal yet simple design of the OnePlus 2 will take you by surprise. The combination of metal body and the plastic back panel, which looks like sandstone, enables a good grip. There is a Type-C USB slot at the bottom and a 3.5 mm slot on top.

Display: The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) LCD capacitive touchscreen which supports a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and has a pixel density of 401. The phone, which comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, has a screen-to-body ratio of 73.3 percent. LTPS is an active matrix LCD screen that is faster and more integrated than screens made with amorphous silicon substrates.

Hardware and battery: The elder brother of the OnePlus family comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor (quad-core Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57). The phone comes with top of the line Adreno 430 GPU that also supports a lot of games - both heavy and casual. It comes with support for Open GL, Open CL 1.2 and Direct X 11.2. The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor which is only available as of now in flagship phones which are priced above Rs 40,000. The phone comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM.

In terms of storage, the phone comes with an internal memory of 64GB. There is no slot for expanding storage via a memory slot. The device comes with a non-removable Li-Po 3,300 mAh battery to support it through the day.

Software: Although the phone comes with what OnePlus calls the Oxygen UI, it is nearly the stock version of Android Lollipop. Given that there are some glitches on call records menu on stock Android, OnePlus did manage to get rid of at least 75 percent of these glitches.

The 2 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera which supports pictures with a resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels. The unit has optical image stabilisation, laser autofocus and a dual-LED flash unit. The 5-megapixel front camera can also support video at 30 frames per second (fps). Other features of the camera include geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. Both cameras perform well in good light conditions but falter a little on extremely low-light conditions.

Connectivity: The phone supports 4G LTE networks and has dual-SIM support (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). It comes with Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), Bluetooth module 4.1. The device supports A-GPS and GLONASS, which improves location accuracy. Interestingly, the phone comes with a reversible Type-C connector for charging and USB use.

Verdict: The phone with its plethora of hardware offerings and stock Android experience at Rs 24,999 is a must buy if a user is looking for a flagship phone-like experience on an affordable smartphone. This could be the best Android smartphone till date.