OnePlus 3T Review: Can the New Flagship Match Up?

OnePlus is a company that is relatively new to the extremely competitive world of smartphones. Launched in December 2013, one has to acknowledge that it has come a long way from where it started. Their biggest reason for success is that they offer top-level specs akin to flagship phones of companies like Samsung and Apple, and that too at nearly half the price! The OnePlus 3 (their previous flagship model) faired pretty well. But does the OnePlus 3T pack enough punch to be worth shunting out Rs. 29,999/- for? Let’s check it out.

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Dazzling Display: The phone comes with a touchscreen measuring 5.50 inch with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at 441 pixels per inch (PPI). It is an Optic AMOLED screen with a vibrant colour range that doesn’t disappoint.

Superb Specifications: It comes with a powerful 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 6 GB of RAM. The variants are 64 GB as well as the new 128 GB for internal storage, neither of which can be expanded.

Special Software: It runs on OnePlus’s custom Oxygen OS Android 6.0.1 that holds a lot of added potential over the stock Android OS.

Cool Connectivity: It supports a dual-SIM system supporting GSM and nano-SIMs on both slots. The connectivity supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, NFC, 3G and 4G. It also includes sensors like Proximity Sensor, Compass Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor and Accelerometer making it a fairly cutting-edge phone for its price range.

Charismatic Camera: The front camera is a pleasant surprise at 16 MP with the rear cam also a 16 MP. Needless to say the photo quality is impressive. The camera also offers a nice Pro Mode with complete manual control and great focus.

Built and Battery: The battery is a non-removable 3400 mAh, which is more powerful and larger than the one in the previous model. The OnePlus 3T weighs at a decent 158 grams measuring 152.7 mm by 74.7 mm. It feels fairly compact to hold in the hands thanks to its user-friendly design and slight curves both on the front and back. It comes at an ultra-thin 7.4 mm thickness that suits its improved design and gunmetal colour finish. One of its salient features include the three-way alert slider that shifts between Normal Ringing Mode, Silent mode and the Do Not Disturb mode. The same side also features the volume control, and on the opposite edge we have the dual-SIM slot along with the Power Button.

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All in all, the OnePlus 3T ranks high on all features including a better battery life and the famous Dash Charge, but it has faults such as the highly disappointing camera bulge at the back panel that nearly ruins the beautiful design. Go for it if you’re looking for an all-rounder at a decent price!

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