OnePlus has made quite a name for itself in the last couple of years – part due to their infamous invite system and part due to their affordable flagship phones which go toe-to-toe with more expensive ones. This year they are launching the OnePlus 3 which is again an affordable flagship phone but without the invite system which we have all despised.
The all-new OnePlus 3 comes with a fully redesigned all-metal body which totally sets it apart from the two previous flagship phones by the company. On a first look, it looks like a love child of the HTC 10 and iPhone 6s (even OnePlus 3’s home page looks something made by Apple). It has a clean glass slab on the front with a speaker piece and 8 megapixel front camera on the top, a beautiful 5.5-inch 1080p display in the center along with finger print sensor and capacitive touch button at the bottom. The display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and has less than a millimeter thick bezel on both sides. On the back of the phone, we have the usual business like the 16 megapixel shooter (Sony IMX 298 Sensor) with both optical image stabilization and electronic image stabilization along with a flash. The camera is capable of shopping 4K video footage at 30FPS. Rest of the back is pretty plain with the company logo and antenna lines.
The OnePlus 3 comes with 64GB non-expandable storage along with dual SIM support. In terms of ports, there is a USB 2.0 Type C port and a 3.5mm audio jack. 4G LTE, Bluetooh 4.2, WiFi 802.11ac and NFC come as standard.
In terms of battery, the OnePlus 3 ships with a 3000 mAh unit with DASH charging support which is just a fancy name for the fast charging. Using with supplied cable and brick, the phone can be changed from 0 to about 60% in about 30 minutes. Thanks to the non-demanding 1080p display, the 3000 mAh battery should easily last a day and some.
The OnePlus 3 ships with OxygenOS which is built upon Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. It would be wrong to refer to OxygenOS as a modified version of Android because its not. Its pretty much stock Android with some little feature here and there which don’t cross the line into the bloatware category.
Price is the biggest thing about OnePlus 3 as always. It will be sold for $399 internationally and will come in Graphite Grey along with the Soft Gold which will follow shortly after initial launch. Given the $399 price tag and no invite system, the OnePlus 3 should be available in Pakistan for around Rs 45,000-50,000.
OnePlus 3 Video Reviews:
Below are some of the video reviews of OnePlus 3 from some of our favorite tech channels: