OnePlus 3 can definitely be termed as “The most awaited phone of 2016”, but is it worth all the hype? Let’s start with recollecting its specifications.
Specifications of OnePlus 3
- 5.5″ full HD display with 401 PPI
- Gorilla Glass 4 Protection
- 6GB RAM – DDR4
- 64GB internal storage (not expandable via microSD cards)
- Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 based on Oxygen OS
- Snapdragon 820 Processor
- Adreno 530 GPU
- 16MP Sony IMX 298 sensor rear camera with support for slow motion video at 120fps in 720P and 4k recording.
- 8MP Sony IMX 179 sensor front facing camera
- 3000mAh battery with Dash Charge
- Fingerprint sensor, NFC, USB Type C
OnePlus 3 was launched after several leaks and rumors as said by The Unbiased Blog. These specs obviously look good on paper but after I inspected the device carefully for some days, it was more satisfactory and I definitely would like to list out the reasons why you should get one for yourself.
Is OnePlus 3 Worth It?
1) The Design:
The design reflects craftsmanship of this device, absolutely stunning! The tactile buttons with metallic finish gives a premium feel when u hold the device.
2) The Display
Although it’s not a 2k display, the color quality is commendable, with vibrance and the right amount of saturation. It is a delight to watch videos in the 5.5 inch optic amoled display.
3) The Camera
The pictures taken with this beast are unquestionable. It has optical image stabilization from the hardware perspective and also electrical image stabilization from the software perspective. It is capable of recording 4k videos and the front camera is surely magnificent for the selfies-every-hour.
4) The Hardware
The hardware boasts the best in the industry with snapdragon 820 chipset along with a mammoth 6GB RAM. It surely ensures a snappy performance and can handle many tasks and bigger games at a time with ease.
5) The Fingerprint Reader
You might be thinking, every phone has a fingerprint scanner so why are you mentioning it specifically. But, I have a reason for it. The fingerprint scanner is amazingly fast. We can call it the fastest scanner any Android phone has ever had. On my regular usage, it scanned on an average of less than 0.2 seconds.
If you’re an android geek and love to play with the custom stuff, you wouldn’t need to worry even once. It already received plenty of development the next day after launch. So, don’t be surprised if you find many custom roms for this device.
7) Amazon Offers
The Amazon is offering 1 year accident damage cover for this device, in case if u break it. It’s gonna be covered and replaced. However I would advise u to read the conditions of the physical damage offer.
8) The Dash Charge
Lastly, how can I end this review without mentioning its signature feature “The Dash Charge”. OnePlus 3 charges from 0-60% in just 30 minutes and full charge in an hour. So, that makes it another tremendous feature of this smartphone.
Considering all the things you look for in a smartphone, you get the everything you need under 30,000. One can say that OnePlus has clearly done a masterstroke with the launch of OnePlus 3.