One plus, a Chinese Start-up company, founded less than 3 years ago, (December 2013 to be precise) took the smartphone market my storm. It started a revolution which nobody else offered before in the smartphone market. It gave consumers flagship specs at an affordable cost, and it was the key to their success. Fast Forward to 2016, Oneplus have already made a brand to itself while serving across 42 countries.
The company unveiled their third iteration in the form of Oneplus 3 on June 14th, 2016. So let us look at a OnePlus 3 review Quick Specs and Initial Impressions.
- 5.5″ FHD 1080p display (IPS LCD) & 401 Pixels per Inch
- Dimensions of 152.7 / 74.7 / 7.4 mm or 6.01 / 2.94/0.29″ with 73% SBR (Screen to Body Ratio)
- Dual Micro Sim with 4G LTE with Dual Standby. Support for select LTE markets. LTE band 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17 for North America models. The Global Model supports Band 1,3,5,7,8,20,38,40,41
- Also, Supports GSM/HSPA/HSPA+/EVDO
- Dual Channel 6GB of LP-DDR4 RAM
- 64 GB ROM supporting UFS 2.0 (Up-to 14k IOPS)
- No MicroSD Card slot for further expandability.
- Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) Quad Kryo Cores from Qualcomm.
- Adreno 530 GPU with base clock of 510 Mhz and up to 624 Mhz
- 16 mp Rear Camera (Sony® IMX298 Sensor) shooter with f /2.0 and 1.1 μm pixel side.
- 8 MP Front Camera with 8 MP 1.4 μm (Sony IMX179) sensor and f/2.0
- 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
- OxygenOS based on Android Marshmallow OS 6.0
- Dual Micro-Sim Support (GSM + CDMA)
- Integrated Sensors: Fingerprint, Barometer, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, Proximity.
- In-build Wi-Fi 802.11 b,g,n/ac with NFC and Bluetooth 4.2 support.
- USB C Type Connector and a Standard 3.5 headphone jack.
What you will like
- The big one, No more invite system!
- Metal body makes it far grippier than its predecessor, the Oneplus 2
- Snapdragon 820 and Android 6.0 gives a smooth and silky performance. No lags or performance issues whatsoever.
- UFS 2.0 gives world class ROM performance for handheld devices.
- 6 GB of Dual Channel memory should suffice the need for even the most demanding power users.
What you will not like
- The 3000 mAh battery might not give full day battery backup for power users.
- The Sony Sensor does not do a good job in low light situations.
- The Camera sensor size has gone down compared to Oneplus 2.
- The Camera hump on the back side of the phone might get damaged on a flat surface.
At $399, it is a great value for what you get. Besides the small capacity batteries and smaller sensor size of the camera, there are no major negative points for this phone. I would recommend this phone to anyone who is in the market for a phone with flagship performance.