Since day one, Oneplus has been trying very hard to craft a full brown,”flagship killer” of a smartphone. The company’s first phone proved that a relatively unknown startup could build a high caliber handset and a die hard fanbase around it. its second generation device pushed it even further into the big competition. And so there is oneplus 3 available for $399(Rs 27k) which launches today.
Here’s the full list of OnePlus 3 specs:
- 5.5-inch screen
- 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display (401ppi)
- Dimensions: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4mm
- Weight: 158 grams
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
- Adreno 530 GPU
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB storage (32GB variant may be offered in some markets)
- 16MP main camera
- 8MP selfie camera
- USB-C port (Dash Charge 5V/4A)
- 3,000mAh battery
- Fingerprint scanner
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Oxygen OS (Android 6.0.1)
Also, this time, the problem of the invite system has been gone and it is now open to all buyers from the day one. Suffice to say, this year’s bug launch is a big deal for Oneplus, and it’s only fitting that the Oneplus 3 mostly represents this young company at its best.
Excellent build quality
mostly stock android plus added some neat features
Dual Sim support
Ships with a few minor bugs
Limited memory Options
Dash Charger doesn’t work with all cables
No color option to choose
Still, the Oneplus 3 is silky smooth, Oxygen OS- a forked version of Andriod that Oneplus built- blessedly close to stock Andriod 6.0. that means it has handy features like Doze, which helps preserve battery life during long stretches of inactivity, and google Now on tap, which still isn’t as handy as its first seemed.
There’s no denying that last year’s OnePlus 2 was a well-constructed device, but it now looks like the days of sandstone polycarbonate are over. This year’s version is milled from a single block of “space-grade” aluminum, and the 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display up front is swathed in a very slightly curved pane of Gorilla Glass 4. It’s beautiful. More than that, its trim waistline — 7.35 mm — makes the OnePlus 3 feel sleeker and more elegant than you might expect from a phone with this big a screen. Think of it as a larger, much better OnePlus X and you’re on the right track. Oh, and in case you were worried, you can still purchase a sandstone case or an authentic bamboo case for old time’s sake; or you can go for the fancy black apricot version, rosewood version (both using real wood veneers) or Kevlar version.
If you spent only a few minutes with a OnePlus phone, you’d be forgiven for thinking it ran a stock build of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Well, not quite. The OnePlus 3 again runs OxygenOS, a modified version of Android I like to refer to as “stock plus”; there are plenty of additional features that don’t cross the line into bloat. The overall effect is more subtle than other companies’ approaches, and I think it’s more valuable as a result.
The most obvious addition is the so-called Shelf, and you’ll catch wind of it first because you’re asked if you want it during initial setup. When you swipe right from your home screen, you’re treated to the date, local weather recently used apps and contacts you’ve been in touch with lately. There’s a memo function too, for leaving yourself quick notes (with the option to create reminders from them), and space serves as a neat place to add widgets without cluttering up your home screens. The Shelf first appeared on the OnePlus 2, and I’ve mostly ignored it since then, but some will certainly find it handy. Throw in some perfectly adequate Gallery and Music apps and you’ve got the most obvious additions to the usual Android formula.
Smartphone makers agonize over their cameras, and with good reason — chances are it’s going to get plenty of use, and it’s easy to let people down. OnePlus was limited by cost, so it went with a 16-megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 aperture lens from Sony, and you know what? It’s perfectly adequate. Colors were bright and mostly well saturated (they occasionally came out a little weak), with a more than respectable amount of detail. You can get a little more nuance out of shots if you use an included HD mode, or output them as unprocessed RAW files.
I was concerned at first that the OnePlus 3 would fare worse than last year’s model in low light because the size of the sensor’s pixels has shrunk from 1.3 microns to 1.12 microns, but it’s basically a wash. In the end, the OnePlus 3’s main camera is a solid utility player; it’s pretty good in every situation, but it certainly won’t open your eyes the way other smartphone cameras can.
The OnePlus 2 offered a formidable day-and-a-half of usage between charges, which is par for the course with flagship phones.
That was thanks to a 3,300mAh battery, paired with reasonably efficient components like a Full HD display and the Snapdragon 810. The OnePlus 3 has a slightly smaller 3,000mAh battery, but seeing as it hasn’t made the jump to a QHD or 4K panel, we’d expect to see similar battery life once again.
Other Sites Says:
“A flagship has to bring more than its A-game to the smartphone races these days and this is a good example. It has a gorgeous, all-metal design and for the performance hungry, the OnePlus 3 really delivers: there’s the blazing-fast Snapdragon 820 paired with Adreno 530 GPU, a pin-sharp AMOLED screen, a great optically-stabilized camera, ultra-fast UFS 2.0 standard 64GB storage and a huge 6GB DDR4 RAM. As an OS, Android ‘grows’ into the amount of RAM provided and OnePlus is setting next-gen flagship standards here.”
The Economic Times
“A stylish smartphone with what is arguably one of the best Android cameras available at the moment. It is a flagship in every sense.”
“OnePlus is back with a bang. It offers better than flagship specs at an incredible price. The OnePlus 3 is one of the best smartphones of 2016 without the doubt.”
“The OnePlus 3 is an all-rounder. With powerful hardware, decent performance, basic but clean software, well-crafted aluminum body and a camera that can click some incredible photos in good light, it is also arguably the best OnePlus phone yet.”
India Today Online
ONEPLUS 3 PRICE AND HOW TO BUY
The OnePlus 3 is on sale for £399 – pretty good considering the internals with most high-end handsets.
Our main issue with each OnePlus phone to date was the invite system that has been gone this time. To buy the oneplus 3 you can visit the official website or you can buy from Amazon Officially
To buy oneplus 3 Click Here OnePlus 3 (Graphite, 64GB)
Thankfully, with the OnePlus 3, the invite system has been scrapped. That’s right, the phone is available to all.