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Here are the specifications of OnePlus 3 smartphone.
CPU: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & Dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
GPU: Adreno 530
RAM: 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM
Internal Memory: 64 GB
Expandable Memory: Cannot be expanded
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Rear Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS, EIS, LED flash
Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.2" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p
OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 wrapped under Oxygen OS 3.1
Weight: 158 grams
Battery: 3000 mAh, Non-removable
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, on Home button
Connectivity Options: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, v2.0 USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Colors Available: Graphite, Soft Gold
Design and Build Quality
OnePlus 3 comes across as an amazingly good looking device with an all metal design. The first thing that will strike you after holding is the thinness of the device, at times it does feel like you are holding a ruler and not a smartphone. The thin black bezel on both the sides makes the user feel that the display is floating on the glass and this makes for a very immersive experience. There are no doubts in our mind to say that this is a premium designed and strikingly attractive device.
The front of the device has half inch bezels on top and bottom. The top houses the LED light, the camera lens, proximity sensor and the speaker grille. The bottom has two soft keys which you can configure for using as Recents and Back as per your requirement from the Settings app. However, we don't like this idea as it confuses us many times finding the correct key. The Home button at the bottom center is a touch capacitive fingerprint sensor button.
The metal back of the device has antenna lines running across the top and bottom, the camera sensor, LED flash and OnePlus branding. The camera lens protrudes out of the chassis and that causes the phone to wobble if used after placing on a flat surface. However, its extremely rare that someone would use a smartphone that way.
The back cover is not removable. There is a sticker placed at the back to show how to insert SIM cards but you'll need to peel that off before actually using your phone.
We just love the design of this phone and even with the 5.5 inch screen, it does not seem that huge. Its a high quality design without an iota of doubt.
The display on OnePlus 3 is natural and bright. The display seems to float on the glass which adds to the pleasure of using the phone. There is absolutely no pixellation whatsoever. Screen reflection has been controlled well too. We thoroughly enjoyed watching Youtube videos on this phone as it portrays real life colors. Viewing angles are pretty deep and the display has moderate usability under direct sunlight.
OnePlus 3 comes equipped with Android Marshmallow 6.0 wrapped under Oxygen OS 3.1. The user interface has a very clean and minimalistic design, close to stock Android experience. Basic uniformity has been maintained across all the screens and layouts in terms of fonts, icons and colors. This makes the user feel like using a unified system instead of dealing with a variety of operating systems on a single phone. There are a number of gestures available like double tap to wake, opening camera by drawing an 'O' on the screen, drawing 'V' to toggle the flashlight and drawing '||' with two separate fingers to control music. Customisation of LED notification light colors as well as a dark mode are available too. There is absolutely no bloatware on the system. Only the most useful Google apps are present along with the basic phone utilities. We like this operating system very much for the simplicity it maintains.
The camera quality of OnePlus 3 is astonishing. The colors are realistic and the pictures are not over processed. But the best part about OnePlus 3 camera is the amount of detail it captures even in low light conditions like the second image above. Even in the third picture above, the water droplets have come across as being absolutely real and the green color of the leaves has been maintained very nicely. Touch to refocus works very fast and there is not much noise in low light pictures. This is one of the best smartphone cameras that we have come across till date and matches the likes of flagships from LG, Samsung and Apple. The front camera images are naturally reproduced as well along with ample detailing.
Bottomline and Verdict
OnePlus 3 comes across as an incredible device in almost all the aspects that we could have tested it on. Ultrafast performance, great battery life, a great display and an equally fast fingerprint sensor make sure that you are not able to find any flaws with this phone. OnePlus 3 is arguably the best Android smartphone of the year and holds its position as the numero uno phone at its price point. The only phone that can break a few of its sales at its price point is Le Max 2, which sports the wonderful CDLA digital audio technology. Other than that, if you have the pockets to pay for OnePlus 3, it is highly recommended from our end.
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