One Plus has introduced its 3rd baby (One Plus-3) to this world which is most awaiting phones in the industry. The whole tech industry is buzzing about this phone for its wide range of specs under minimal price. Though one plus says it burns them to produce its devices for cheap price fans are always happy to have a high-end phone for a affordable price. As per the latest devices available in the market, we can definitely say OP3 is a flagship killer, as no other company in present market offer high-end phone in this price range.
Since 2013 One Plus is winning against all the major smartphone manufacturers like Apple, HTC, Motorola, Samsung and LG every year it makes a new benchmark by its devices. And coming to this year there is a high computation among all the companies as there is a vast growth in new concept and trends in smartphone manufacturing. Under this competition, One Plus 3 again made a big revolution with its stunning specifications.
Design and Dimensions
This is one of the most important aspects of everyone as how it look if you hold the device in your hand and One Plus takes care on its device look and fell OP3 come with a super finished aluminium body which is similar to HTC One M8, iPhone 6s. Unlike the sharp edges, this time, it comes with smooth curve surface which really makes us hold device comfort. I’m a big fan of one plus sandstone back, I really love this new design which makes the device look premium among the rest of devices available in the market
OP3 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display with slightly curved Gorilla Glass 4. It is 7.35 mm thick smartphone with massive specs inside. Button placement is quite similar to the one plus-2 and this time more attractive and perfect to operate. The fingerprint sensor is quite impressive and faster which can unlock the device in less than 0.2 sec.
Two stripes at the back along with the aluminium metallic body it looks similar to HTC. The camera on the device looks like a bump compared to its previous models and one plus is famous for integrating the camera in the whole body but this time, it didn’t.
Display & Sound
One Plus didn’t make its flagship this time in this segment as the trendy display in present market is Quad HD. Coming to the price it is highly recommended unlike the last year IPS LCD OP3 come up with the 1080p Optical AMOLED display. And this is good enough to view the VR stuff without any compromise. Gaming experience and viewing videos on this display is perfect and smooth. It works pretty well in daylight without any brightness adjustments.
Same as the One Plus-2 last year OP3 comes with the single bottom mounted speakers. Audio is pretty clear when you are in the minimum volume levels. MaxxAudio equalizer is missing in this compared to OP2, and I think only a few people use this to equalize the audio. I usually use this while hanging out with headset to have a comfortable music experience.
Well, this is the another the biggest aspect to every on who holds the smartphone to capture the precious moments. OP3 come with a 16-megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 aperture lens from Sony with optical image stabilization and capable of recording 4K video right from its camera. This is the perfect camera to have stunning snaps.
Compared to the past devices by one plus this camera is quite and faster and impressive. It takes god pictures in the poor lighting. It’s not pretty good compared to the Samsung galaxy S7, but its image stabilization helps to capture the decent pictures. Colors are accurate and the image is detail and sharp enough.
Smart capturing technology helps to capture photos easier at a glance, its optical stabilization technology works perfectly in recording the video and taking photos smooth and sharp. Now all the photography enthusiast are happy to hear that it supports the RAW images with manual mode.
One Plus-3 comes with 8 MP front facing camera which captures really awesome selfies and we all know that how good is its One Plus X camera. And not smile capture comes in it to take a quick selfie without any click on the camera option. It recognises the slime and the posture of the person and captures the image automatically. And if you are love taking selfies and pushing them to your social media accounts you can have a look at these photo editing apps for android.
Hardware and performance
Like all the leading smartphones releases One Plus 3 also come with Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipsets and an Adreno 530 GPU but the major difference and the killing factor for all the other smartphones are its 6 gigs (6GB) LPDDR4 RAM along with 64 GB internal storage which is really impressive and makes OP3 the legend in performance section. These specs make OP3 a robust device for a better performance device compared to latest releases and this is one of the best segment One Plus leads every year, it again brakes its own record in this while compared to all the other smartphone makers around the globe.
The response of the device is so quick even though 50+ apps are opened in the background. Gaming experience is very impressive as the loading is quick because of its robust inbuilt specs. Device come with the temperature sensors, unlike the old device, it doesn’t warm your hands while playing high-end games and recording high-resolution videos. There are very minimal pre-installed apps available in it which are almost similar to a stock android. Many of us like this as we want to install the apps that what we really need to make our device work smart the way we like.
The battery is one of the major element in choosing the smartphone. OP3 comes with 3,000 mAh lithium-polymer battery (non-removable). A new technology in this segment introduced for the first time called Dash Charge technology which helps to charge the battery back over 60% at just in 30 Minutes of plugging it.
One Plus says that it comes with 5 layer protection which employs custom safety measures to safeguard the adapter, cable, and the device. Both phone and charging adapter come with temperature regulation system so that it never heat up the device while charging.
Wireless charging is not possible for OP3 as it comes with a premium space-grade aluminium alloy.
Connectivity & Networks
OP3 holds two Nano SIM card slots with which helps to connect two networks at a time. Both the SIM slots support 4G LTE and other connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C and OTG compatible. OP3 NFC-enabled device which is missing in OP2.
Availability and Special Offers
In India devices are officially available at Amazon.in with a price of INR 27,999/- Along with this Amazon India announces few special deals to all its users who purchase One Plus3
- 12 Months Pro subscription with Saavan music which involves unlimited song downloads without ads.
- 12 Months accidental damage protection by One Plus Care
- 12 Months double data for Idea customers
- INR 500 eBook promotional credits if you download and sign up into Kindle app.
One Plus 3 Review Conclusion
If you are user of One Plus One, Nexus, Samsung or LG since past one year and planning to upgrade your device for more functionalities, gaming, and better performance this is highly recommended device to grab, and I’m pretty sure you will love the device once it is in your hand with its amazing specs and premium look.