Soon after the features were confirmed to be missing from the OnePlus 2 smartphone, several users vented their frustration on different forums and company channel. Android Police reached out to OnePlus for comment on the lack of NFC feature and received a reply that read, "We heard from a lot of users of the One and saw most of our users weren't using NFC."
(Also see: OnePlus 2 vs. OnePlus One)
While some may agree to the reason given by OnePlus for dumping NFC connectivity in its OnePlus 2 smartphone, the fact of the matter is the new technology is now even found on several mid-range smartphones. The technology has finally taken off lately with the some companies allowing contactless payments with NFC via a terminal in a store. With the missing feature, OnePlus 2 users won't be able to make use of Google's recently unveiled pay-with-a-phone system for Android devices called Android Pay in physical stores.
The missing Qualcomm Quick Charging feature, despite having a supported chipset, will mean that the OnePlus 2 consumers will have to go bear regular charging times via wall adaptor or a portable charger. Android Police cites OnePlus and notes that the OnePlus 2 will take up to 3 hours and 20 minutes for a full charge.
To refresh, the OnePlus 2 will go on sale in India, China, the US, Canada, and select EU regions on August 11. The 64GB OnePlus 2 has been priced in India at Rs. 24,999 and be available via Amazon India.