The Shenzhen-based startup OnePlus gained its popularity by introducing invite based sale system in the mobile industry. Generally, mobile companies accept pre-registrations or pre-orders and make the phone available to selected customers, and after few days they introduce the phone properly in the market. On the other hand, OnePlus was strictly limited to invites. This created a lot of buzz for the company. On later stages, the company scrapped the invite-based system, but the popularity of the phones is not at a place where it is hard to complete for companies that make mid-range phones.
OnePlus 3 was introduced some time back, and now the company has introduced a better version of the phone. Dubbed as OnePlus 3T, the phone has many upgraded features which make it one of the best phones by OnePlus. The phone is available in two models of the phone based on the internal storage. The 64 GB model costs USD 439 which roughly makes Rs.29800/-. The 128 GB model costs USD 479 which roughly makes Rs.32500/- As the phone does not have memory slot or hybrid SIM slot to upgrade the memory, it is better to go for the 128 GB model as the difference in the price is very less.
Features of OnePlus 3T
The phone comes with 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with the screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display gives the pixel density of approx 401 ppi and the screen to body ratio of the phone is approx 73.1 percent. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection which saves it from scratches and bumps.
Processor and memory
The phone packs one of the most powerful SoC available in the market at this time. It comes with Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 with a quad-core processor clocked at different values. The first 2 x Kryo cores are clocked at 2.35 GHz while the remaining 2 x Kryo cores are clocked at 1.6 GHz. It also packs Adreno 530 GU which enhances the gaming as well as video playback experience for the users.
As mentioned above, the phone is available in two versions based on the internal storage. The first variant has 6 GB RAM with 64 GB internal storage while the second one has 6 GB RAM with 128 GB internal storage. There is no option to increase the memory in both models. If you need extra space either choose the higher version or go for the cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive.
OnePlus 3T comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera that supports OIS and has the aperture value of f/2.0. OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will receive Android 7 Nougat together in next couple of months. It also packs powerful LED flashlight that comes in handy while shooting photographs in the low light conditions. The rear camera supports features like phase detection autofocus, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging HDR and panorama. The sensor size of the rear camera is 1/2.8″ while the pixel size is 1.12 µm. it can shoot videos in two different resolutions that are 2160p at 30 fps for not videos and 720p at 120fps for slow motion videos. It also supports Auto HDR.
Coming to the front camera for selfies and video chat, the phone packs 16-megapixel camera which is rare even for the high-end phones. The only problem here is that it does not have any LED flash support for the front camera. Otherwise, the quality of the front camera is perfect in normal light conditions.
The phone can connect to 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE bands and has a feature that makes it a hotspot for sharing internet connection as well. It supports other connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The phone also packs NFC support for mobile payments. It comes with standard 3.5mm audio jack. The phone uses MicroUSB 2.0 type-C 1.0 reversible connector for wired connectivity and charging.
The phone runs on Android 6.0.1 marshmallow with OxygenOS 3.1.1 on the top. The phone has fingerprint sensor under the home button along with an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors under the hood. It measures 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm and weighs 158 grams. The phone comes with non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery that supports fast charging. It can reach up to 60% in just 30 minutes. It is available in Gunmetal and Soft Gold color options. The phone will be available in the US from November 22 and in Europe from November 26.