OnePlus 3T review: Upgrade to the Flagship


OnePlus almost shocked everyone with their launch of the second flagship in the same year. Given that the first one was a massive success, the motive behind the act remains a secret.
Here, I am going to give you a brief review about the new OnePlus 3T. Without further ado, let’s get started.

OnePlus 3T Review: The differences.

As I said earlier, the review is brief. And, I have divided this into several sections for the reading convenience.

Not much needs to be said here. The OnePlus 3T looks exactly similar as that of its predecessor. There’s no change even in the placement of alert slider and buttons.
Along with the previous colours, OnePlus has unveiled a new gunmetal variant. That’s the only difference to point out in terms of design.

The display remains the same with 1080p resolution, AMOLED Optic screen and 5.5-inch size. The colours look vibrant enough, and the viewing angles are good.
If you aren’t a fan of vibrant colours, you can always change it to sRGB mode.


This is one area where see a difference. Under the hood, OnePlus 3T has got a Snapdragon 821 instead of 820 which was in its previous version.
The 2.3 GHz processor (the one found on Google Pixel) is powerful enough to run anything you throw at it. The 6 GB RAM coupled with SD 821 makes OnePlus 3T a performance powerhouse and in general too UI etc. is smooth as butter.


If you are a selfie buff, you are going to love this phone. Instead of the 8 MP front camera found on OnePlus 3, this one has got a 16 MP sensor straightaway.
The back camera remains the same. Both the lenses have f/2.0 aperture. The images shot with this phone looks good with good details and colour reproduction. You can watch our hands on review for more details about the camera and image quality.
The camera is similar to that of Google camera; we already saw on OnePlus 3. When it comes to dynamic range, it seems to overexpose colours. Still, you can get rid get rid of this issue through an extent by making use of the auto HDR feature.
Of course, you can shoot 4k videos as well and all that was good and bad in terms of OnePlus 3’s video shooting capabilities has also been inherited on this phone.

The core Android version remains the same; Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Oxygen OS version is Oxygen OS 3.5.1. OnePlus holds the credit of developing a UI that closely resembles Google Now Launcher. The Android Nougat update is also just around the corner and OnePlus claims that it will come soon for both the OnePlus 3 and the 3T.
It is possible for you to take a screenshot now by swiping down with three fingers. Moreover, there’s no third-party tool needed to lock your applications with a fingerprint.


OnePlus 3T comes in two different storage variants; 64 GB and 128 GB.
You get a 13% hike in battery capacity. Instead of 3000 mAh power, you get to use 3400 mAh. The dash charging facility remains there for the quick charging and that coupled with a higher battery size make this a welcome upgrade from the OnePlus 3.
Other hardware components like GPU (Adreno 530) are similar to as that of the predecessor as the 821 chipset is just an overclocked variant of the Snapdragon 820 without any significant architecture changes.

Final Verdict:
So, is OnePlus 3T worth the price?
Totally! The 64 GB version costs 29,999 INR whereas the 128 GB variant has a price of 34,999 INR.
For this price, you get the same internal chipset as that of Google Pixel. I mean, are you kidding me?
Totally worth it!

If you got the cash to spend in this price range then the OnePlus 3t offers a unique value proposition unrivalled by any say.

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Rahul Krishnan is a crazy techie and an avid writer from Kerala, India. When he is not writing, he watches F.R.I.E.N.D.S.


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