As you must have heard “third time’s the charm”, it is what OnePlus will be hoping for with its third-generation smartphone, OnePlus 3.
Sticking to their ‘Never Settle’ mantra, OnePlus has always pushed forward with its ‘flagship specifications for half the price’ plan and early signs are positive with the new OnePlus 3.
The follow-up to the initial breakout of this Chinese outfit was sort of lacklustre with OnePlus 2 failing to make the same impact as its predecessor OnePlus One. It was a case of OnePlus becoming a victim of their own success as expectations were too high and the still-small firm wasn’t able to live up to it.
But times are about to change as with the release of OnePlus 3, they are surely launching a model capable of reaching great heights.
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Here is a review on the latest smartphone from OnePlus.
OnePlus 3 Short Review: The latest Flagship Killer From the Company
Hardware and Design
The biggest advancement from the last model to this one is the design. This is the first full-metal design by the Chinese outfit which makes this model far more attractive than the previous models. OnePlus 2 failed to live up to expectations and users were unhappy with what was offered. But thankfully OnePlus has listened to the fans’ calls and called for a more premium design and delivered its first metal uni-body smartphone cut from a single slab of aluminium.
The phone weighs just 158g and is lighter than either of the two released before. From the back, the anodized aluminium body is 7.35mm in thickness and has an attractive minimal design. The call speaker sits above the display near the front-facing camera to the left which is located near the notification light.
Display and Screen
OnePlus 3 sports a vivid 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED panel with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels while giving a pixel density of 401ppi. Its 2.5D screen is made up of Gorilla Glass 4 which is said to be far more resistant to shattering than the previous versions.
The display is really pleasing to use, especially with the oversaturated colours and the deep black typical of AMOLED panels. The AMOLED panel sits close to the glass and bezels, at 0.75mm each are also small.
CPU and Performance
This amazing device comes equipped with Snapdragon 820 processor which is only used in high-end devices. It also comes with 6 GB RAM which is incredibly high for a smartphone. Even though this device doesn’t have microSD slot, the internal storage is 64 GB which is more than enough for storing your favourite songs, movies and apps.
It also comes with an 8 MP front camera for taking crystal clear selfies and extraordinary video chat sessions with friends and family. The rear camera is even better, as it stands at 16 MP and allows you to click images in high quality.
OnePlus 3 comes with Oxygen OS 3.1.1 which is almost like a skinned version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. OnePlus has made sure to prevent bugs and glitches like the ones experienced in previous versions. They have tweaked some camera quality features and put some photo gallery improvements among others.
Regarding software features, this device has the usual feature that users are used to, like dark mode, along with the ‘shelf’ which you can find when swiping right from home screen. This is also thought to be an alternative to Google Now on Nexus devices. Its more or less like the previous versions of Oxygen OS.
OnePlus 3 doesn’t differ from the features that made its predecessors great, it has only upgraded and improved with each model. However, this is the first time it has come with an all metallic body and a smooth build of Oxygen OS to please both tech and normal customers.
Its battery life isn’t outstanding yet it’s incredibly high RAM and it has an excellent pair of a camera which can only be considered as few of the many positives.
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