The New One Plus 3T Review and Pictures
It’s a phone we didn’t expect the Chinese startup to launch when unveiled its 2016 flagship, the OnePlus 3, just six months just before the 3T’s arrival. But here We‘re.
The OnePlus 3T has killed from the OnePlus 3 after a split year, and it’s now the only real handset you are able to purchase coming from the firm. The 3 can be available in a couple of countries – ‘while stock lasts’ – but any regions which currently say ‘out of stock’ (UK and US) won’t see anymore units come up.
Premium metal unibody looks and feels great
The identical design as OnePlus 3
We’re not visiting spend a lot of time referring to the planning from the OnePlus 3T. Why? Because it’s identical towards the OnePlus 3, so we mean identical.
Same weight (158g), same size (152. 7 x 74.7 x 7.35mm), same aluminum uni-body, same rear camera protrusion, same factory fitted (but removable) screen protector…. you will get the image.
Actually, the only real new feature design-wise is that the addition of a brand new color variant to the 64GB version : gunmetal. This can be a darker grey compared to the silver which adorned the OnePlus 3, and joins ‘soft gold’ to provide two shade choices. The 128GB OnePlus 3T only is available in gunmetal though.
5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display
Great for from emails to gaming
Inside the run-up towards the OnePlus 3T launch there have been several reports suggesting the new phone would drop the AMOLED screen technology used upon the OnePlus 3 in favor of the LCD screen – luckily that didn’t happen.
This allowed the OnePlus 3T to keep a similar slim profile and bright, vibrant display. The AMOLED panel upon the 3T also features a similar Full HD resolution, leading to a 401ppi pixel density.
Performance and benchmarks
Super-quick app load times and multi-tasking
Faster performance during the OnePlus 3
The OnePlus 3T sports the same latest Qualcomm chipset inside the Snapdragon 821 – that’s a similar chip you’ll find inside the Google Pixel and Pixel XL – with 6GB of RAM providing ample support this can be a serious power player.
OnePlus reckons the 3T can topple the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 when it comes to speed, using the new chipset coupled with a brand new file system making everything slicker than upon the OnePlus 3.
Running the Geekbench 4 CPU benchmark, the OnePlus 3T managed a typical multi-core score of 4,313, putting it above the Sony Xperia X and Google Pixel XL.
Bigger, 3,400mAh battery is a superb addition
Comfortably lasts a full day on one charge
The foremost welcome addition towards the OnePlus 3T during the OnePlus 3 is that the bigger battery. The firm has were able to squeeze inside a larger power pack into the identical frame – a feat which in itself ought to be applauded.
It indicates battery capacity has increased from 3,000mAh inside the OnePlus 3 to 3,400mAh inside the 3T – and it also shows.
The OnePlus 3T now comfortably lasts an entire day (from 7am to 11pm ) on one charge, so we usually had a minimum of 10% left inside the tank at bedtime.
16MP rear camera is really a solid flagship snapper
New 16MP front camera is perfect for selfies and Snapchat
Upon the rear from the OnePlus 3T nothing has changed during the OnePlus 3, with a similar Sony-made 16MP rear camera protruding coming from the metal uni-body, and also a single LED flash sitting below it.
Fire in the camera app and it’s even more of a similar from OnePlus, having a relatively clean interface providing you with control over HDR (high dynamic range) and HQ (top quality) modes.
HDR helps to brighten darker areas with your photos, while HQ mode captures more detail – although you can’t use both modes together. In your time using the OnePlus 3T we found there wasn’t an enormous difference between the 2 modes, so we tended to choose auto HDR as default.