In the OnePlus Lineup of smartphones, there is is the OnePlus One,OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X (Which wasnt actually a flagship).Now, there is a new addition to the OnePlus family- OnePlus 3, the self acclaimed 2017 Flagship killer .
The OnePlus 3 isnt going to slug it out with the King of Android -the galaxy s7 in terms of specs and hardware ( It lacks the water resistance and wireless charging ability of the S7) — but it is a sure match for the HTC 10 ,LG G5 ,Xiaomi Mi 5 and will puts less pressure on your pocket than the Galaxy S7 that you may be forced to ignore those fucking features.
Aside the major upgrade inthe internal specifications of the OnePlus 3,the Oneplus 3 also comes with a major upgrade in the design & build different from most of the flagship devices we have seen so far in 2016.The device is made of a single slab of space-grade aluminium alloy measuring just 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35mm and weighing in at 158g.
Oneplus 3 Display & Processor
The Oneplus 3 retains the display size and resolution of its predecessor offering a 5.5-inches display with full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.There is a corning Gorilla Glass 4 on top the display for protection against scratches.
Under the hood of the OnePlus 3 is the same impressive processor powering the S7, HTC 10, and LG G5 – the Snapdragon 820 and a 6GB RAM larger than what you get from the S7 ,LG G5 and the HTC 10,but it isnt the first nor the second Android Phone with 6GB RAM.Just like most recent flagship phones,the Oneplus 3 comes with 64GB of internal storage without the microSD card slot option.
Oneplus 3 Camera
OnePlus tried all it can to surpass the galaxy S7 by stuffing the Oneplus 3 with a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS,but does more megapixels equals better photos?,that is left for the galaxy S7 to proove. Until we get our hands on both devices,we may not be able to judge how the galaxy s7 camera quality compares with the Oneplus 3
On the reverse side of the OnePlus 3 ,there is again a front facing camera with megapixels(8MP)more than that of the galaxy S7 ,but like we said before,we will have to lay our hands on the both devices before coming out with how well they fare against each another.
Battery & Software
The OnePlus 3 boots Android 6.0.1 out of the box with OnePlus’ Oxygen OS skin on top and is powered by a non removable 3,300mAh battery and with a promise of up to 36 hours usage between charges.The OnePlus 3 also comes with a ‘Dash Charge’ feature that offer to charge the battery up to 63% in 30 minutes. This ‘Dash Charge’ feature is different from well known Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology, but instead uses a proprietary system based on Oppo’s VOOC technology and is only available to OnePlus Dash Charge cable and adapter.
Oneplus 3 supports Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and available in Graphite and soft gold color options.
Oneplus 3 Specifications
|Display||5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display
1920 x 1080 resolution, 401ppi
Gorilla Glass 4
|Processor||Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Kryo: 2x 2.2 GHz, 2x 1.6 GHz
|Cameras||Rear camera: 16MP Sony IMX 298 sensor with PDAF, 1.12μm, OIS, EIS, f/2.0
Front camera: 8MP Sony IMX 179 sensor with 1.4μm, EIS, f/2.0
|Software||OxygenOS based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometor, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light and Electronic Compass|
|Ports||USB 2.0, Type-C
Dual nano-SIM slot
3.5 mm audio jack
|Connectivity||GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
North America model: WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8 FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17 CDMA EVDO: BC0
Europe/Asia model: WCDMA: Bands 1/2/5/8
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/3/5/7/8/20
TDD-LTE: Bands 38/40/41
|Audio||Speakers: Bottom-facing speaker
Microphones: Dual-microphone with noise cancellation
Dash Charge (5V 4A)
|Materials and colors||Materials: anodized aluminum
Colors: Graphite, Soft Gold (Available shortly after launch)
|Dimensions and weight||152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35mm
The Oneplus 3 is available to buy invite free in over 30 counties including US,UK,Canada ,Sweden,Denmark,Poland ,India and Honkong at about $400. You can see the table below for region specific Prices.
The OnePlus is already on sale in the U.S. and Europe via oneplus.net and it is available in India via Amazon.in .
The Oneplus 3 price when available in Nigeria will range from N80,000 -N90,000 depending on where you are buying from.