After the startling revelation of OnePlus 2 smartphone last July, the expectations from the latest smartphone have coupled since then. The prolonged wait has come to a fruitful conclusion with the launch of OnePlus latest flagship smartphone OnePlus 3 this month. Although it is too soon to pass a judgement on the eminence of the handset, few of the phone’s striking features are hard to go unnoticed.
OnePlus 3 Salient Features
Design and Display:
The handset is crafted from a single block of premium aluminium – alloy. The phone weighs 158 g and comes with 5.5” Optic AMOLED screen display with 1080p resolution and is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. It comes with Alert Slider button that lets you toggle between three custom settings. Although, the display projects a 1080p resolution similar to iPhone 6S Plus, the competing brands like HTC 10, Galaxy S7 etc. clearly outdo the OnePlus 3 in this area.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor performs 35% faster with 40% boost in graphics. UFS 2.0 technology helps you transfer data 3 times faster than eMMC 5.1. Packed with 6GB RAM, OnePlus sets new standard in smartphone history, hence shifting between 4K movies and high graphical games takes place without lagging. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner for Android Pay secure access which is capable to unlock from sleep mode within .2 seconds.
Given its low price tag (£309), the smartphone holds a competitive and exceptional camera setup. It is packed with 16MP rear camera (1.12µm pixel size and f/2.0 lens) and 8MP front camera (1.4µm pixel) with Optical and Electrical Image Stabilization, Auto HDR known as Dynamic De-Noise, 4K video with 720p slow motion support.
The OnePlus 3 supports 4G LTE (Cat.6) wireless network and is Wi-Fi and NFC Enabled. It is carrier-unlocked and features wide band support for service providers across the globe.The dual nano SIM card support, lets you connect to two networks at the same time.
The ‘Dash Charge’ feature charges 60% of your smartphone’s battery in 30 mins, giving upto 7 hours of HD video playback.
Oxygen OS proffers customizable icons and accent colours. The new feature, Doze aids in better battery life.
It is worth mentioning that the handset has arrived with a one year Accidental Damage Cover that is supposed to be manually activated
Should you go for the OnePlus 3?
The OnePlus 3 is one of the most attractive phones of recent times. Although, its camera and battery life doesn’t match other ace brands, it does have many extremely fascinating features that will easily put iPhone’s price to shame. Therefore, OnePlus has yet again elevated the competition with its latest launch. You can buy it from here.
One Plus 3 Specifications
|Display||5.5″ Optic AMOLED Full HD display, 1080 x 1920 pixels at 401 ppi|
|Camera|| Rear camera 16MP Sony IMX 298 Sensor with OIS & EIS f/2.0 aperture, records 4K video at 30fps and slow motion 720p at 120fps.|
RAW image support, Auto-HDR, Dynamic DeNoise, Manual Control, Clear Image.
Front camera 8MP Sony IMX179 with f/2.0 aperture. Record 1080p video at 30fps
|Color||Graphite / Soft Gold|
|OS||OxygenOS based on Android™ Marshmallow 6.0.1|
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820|
|CPU||Quad Core, Kryo™: 2x 2.2 GHz, 2x 1.6 GHz|
|Storage||64GB UFS 2.0 Technology|
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor, Accelerometer Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor and Electronic Compass|
|Ports||USB 2.0, Type-C, Dual nano-SIM slot, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Battery||3,000 mAh (non-removable), Dash Charge (5V 4A)|
|Connectivity||4G LTE(Cat.6), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2; NFC Enabled, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|Audio||Bottom-facing speaker, Dual-microphone with noise cancellation, Dirac Power Sound® technology for speaker optimization.|
|In Box||1 x OnePlus 3|
1 x Screen Protector(pre-applied)
1 x Dash Charge Type-C cable
1 x Dash Charge Adaptor
1 x SIM Tray Ejector