Well we have been all waiting for this “flagship killer” to see if it lived up to the hype, now, everything is out and we finally can check this boy out.First of all “No invites required”
This is the third iteration of OnePlus into the flagship market, this time with a different approach but keeping what they became known for, A BUDGET PRICE.
This time the device is presented as a metalic unibody design with just two color option which are Graphite and Soft Gold.
On the spec sheet we have everything you could ask for, so let’s go into it:
Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android™ Marshmallow
CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Quad Core, Kryo™: 2x 2.2 GHz, 2x 1.6 GHz
GPU: Adreno™ 530
RAM: 6GB LPDDR4
Storage: 64GB UFS 2.0
Fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor,
Ambient light sensor and Electronic Compass
Ports: USB 2.0, Type-C
Dual nano-SIM slot
Battery: 3,000 mAh (non-removable) with Dash Charge (5V 4A)
Buttons: Hardware keys and on-screen navigation support
Other: Alert Slider, Gesture Control (Display On + Display Off)
4G LTE (Cat. 6)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Display Size:5.5” Resolution 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 401 ppi
Cover Glass: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Type: Optic AMOLED
Night Mode Display
System Accent Colors
16 MP Sony IMX 298 Sensor, 1.12 µm, OIS, Autofocus, RAW Image support, Auto-HDR, Dynamic Denoise, Manual Control, Clear Image
4K resolution video at 30fps
720p video at 120fps
8 MP Sony IMX179, 1.4 µm, Autofocus, Fixed Focus
1080p video at 30fps
AS you can see, they bring back the NFC support for this version, which is great, but they also confirmed already that they will not be offering a OnePlus X 2 as the company want to focus on flagship devices like when it started.
Another killer feature of these devices is the insane amount of RAM you have now, 6GB of RAM to move everything around.
The only “downside” you could find its the 1080p screen for a 5.5″ device on 2016, but in reality you’ll not see any difference unless you compare it directly to an S7 side by side.
What still remains to be seen if the 3000mAh battery will be enough or even better due to the lower resolution screen, what could help a little is the fast charging capabilities, giving you 6h of use with just 30min charge.
Another great feature of the OnePlus 3 lies on its super customizable nature, you minimum knowledge you can easily slap a custom ROM on it and make it look exactly the way you want.
At the beginning we told you that now the device just have two color options, but now all those lovable back cover of the OnePlus 2 are now cases that you can use depending on the occasion.
All that for $399 is not a bad deal at all, the best part? They finally get rid of the “invite system” so you can get right now if you want to.
But let us know, Would you get one? Do you have one already? What are your thoughts on this 6GB monster? Sound off in the comment section below or join the conversation on twitter.