Don’t buy the OnePlus X in the US

A couple of weeks ago, OnePlus announced its second smartphone of the year, the low-cost OnePlus X. The OnePlus X is an impressive little phone: it has a bright, sharp display, premium design, and clean software. And it has an aggressively low price of just $250. It doesn’t have a dream spec sheet — the processor is woefully dated — but for the price, the OnePlus X seems pretty hard to beat.

But it has one major flaw that keeps me from recommending this phone to anyone living in the US. It’s an unlocked phone, which OnePlus advertises as compatible with LTE networks on both AT&T and T-Mobile. However, the OnePlus X lacks support for AT&T’s most widely used LTE frequency. Further, it doesn’t have support for a frequency that T-Mobile is…

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