GPU Performance

As always, it's important to test the performance of the GPU in order to better understand how a device will perform in workloads such as 3D gaming and similar situations. In the case of the OnePlus One and its Snapdragon 801 SoC, we're looking at an Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 578 MHz. While this is a known quantity by this point, it's still worth going over simply to verify that performance is in line with what we expect from this setup.

3DMark 1.2 Unlimited - Overall

3DMark 1.2 Unlimited - Graphics

3DMark 1.2 Unlimited - Physics

BaseMark X 1.1 - Overall (High Quality)

BaseMark X 1.1 - Dunes (High Quality, Offscreen)

BaseMark X 1.1 - Hangar (High Quality, Offscreen)

BaseMark X 1.1 - Dunes (High Quality, Onscreen)

BaseMark X 1.1 - Hangar (High Quality, Onscreen)

GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan (Onscreen)

GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan (Offscreen)

GFXBench 3.0 T-Rex HD (Onscreen)

GFXBench 3.0 T-Rex HD (Offscreen)

As one might be able to guess, the OnePlus One's graphics performance is where we expect it to be. At this point in the device lifecycle, the OnePlus One ends up behind the latest and greatest, but performance is more than acceptable as most of the GPU performance gains are spent on driving higher resolutions instead of better performance.

NAND Performance

In truth, storage performance tends to fall to the background on the long list of things that affect user experience. However, while it takes large improvements for a user to notice faster storage, poor storage performance is extremely obvious and painful to live with. To test this, we use Androbench with some custom settings to reduce variability in results. While Androbench seems to be an invalid test on Android 5.0, on Android 4.4 the test continues to work well for its purpose so we can disclose these results.

Internal NAND - Sequential Read

Internal NAND - Sequential Write

Internal NAND - Random Read

Internal NAND - Random Write

In this test, it's clear that OnePlus has kitted out the One with some extremely high-quality NAND (which appears to be a Toshiba solution) , but random I/O isn't quite as impressive. This may be due to the controller used. At any rate, one shouldn't have any problems with lag resulting from poor storage performance as the eMMC used in this device is incredibly high-end for a device of this price.

CPU Performance and Cheating WiFi, GNSS, Misc
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  • wrkingclass_hero - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - link

    Wow, I am surprised that you guys reviewed this. Thank you. Reply
  • leexgx - Saturday, November 22, 2014 - link

    not read the review yet but one note for EU buyers who want 4G it lacks band 20 4G800 support so it may not work on some networks in the EU (like UK O2, part support for EE and 3 due to some masts using 4G800), they need to make a revision EU model that supports the band 20 Reply
  • MantasPakenas - Monday, November 24, 2014 - link

    I'm surprised they didn't review some other great phones that are actually for sale. E.g. Sony Xperia Z3 (including the compact version)... Reply
  • paulstraker6 - Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - link

    I have an invitation to buy this phone If anyone want to use it.

    INVITE CODE - GLC0-VOVS-HM2M-UZDX - One - 64 GB Sandstone Black.

    account.oneplus.net/invite/claim/GLC0-VOVS-HM2M-UZDX

    Pls use the above link or inv code to buy the phone and need to use it today.
    Reply
  • garretelder - Thursday, December 4, 2014 - link

    The OnePlus One will never rank among the top phones (see rankings such as http://www.topreport.org/phones/). Reply
  • paulstraker6 - Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - link

    I have an invitation to buy this phone If anyone want to use it.

    INVITE CODE - GLC0-VOVS-HM2M-UZDX - One - 64 GB Sandstone Black.

    account.oneplus.net/invite/claim/GLC0-VOVS-HM2M-UZDX

    Pls use the above link or inv code to buy the phone and need to use it today.
    Reply
  • flyingpants1 - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - link

    Great battery, but too big. 5.25" should do it. Reply
  • Ortanon - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - link

    Size problems aren't just a screen thing: http://tabtec.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/LG-G3... Reply
  • tipoo - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - link

    Yeah, but it couldn't have accommodated such a large battery with a smaller one. It's bezels are also a bit larger than some phones with the same or larger screen size, but same thing there, it's for the battery, no space is wasted. Reply
  • dragosmp - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - link

    They could make it thicker :) Reply

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