This is the true spiritual successor to the original Nexus 5. The current OnePlus line offers top-of-the-range devices at almost half the price of competitors like the Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S7 or the iPhone 7. In fact, the OnePlus 3T offers even better specs in many aspects, such as its ridiculously high amount of RAM.
This phone is very fast and snappy. Navigation and app loading is electric even and its 64GB of minimum internal memory guarantee you'll never run out of space, as long as you don't start recording gazillions of HD videos... I never managed to fill up the 32GB of storage of my Nexus 5, now that I have double that amount for the same price I can just do whatever I want!
The only relevant aspect where the more popular flagships like the Galaxy S7 or the iPhone 7 best the OnePlus 3T would be the camera. Don't get me wrong though: 16MP packed in both your frontal and rear camera will ensure your pics look really nice and you won't have any grounds to complain.
Thanks to its USB-C interface, this phone fulfills its promise of charging from 0 to 60% in less than an hour, it's that good. Some people have reported battery life is bad though. I disagree. I am 100% positive this phone can last me a whole day, from morning till evening, with normal usage.
The screen is very good too, it's AMOLED so you'll know you'll get pretty rich colours and great blacks. You don't see many phones under $500 with an AMOLED screen like this, to be honest. It doesn't have the greatest pixel density I've ever seen but it's more than decent enough.
Maybe this is a bit subjective since I've been using a Nexus 5 for many years but the OnePlus 3T feels a bit on the heavier side to me. Not particuarly heavy, but I wouldn't classify this as a lightweight phone. Nonetheless, given it's a 5.5'' phone, maybe that's to be expected.
Other than that, build quality is fine, the soft gold finish of my model is nice and subtle, very pretty. It doesn't stand out massively in terms of aesthetics but it's not an ugly phone at all. No heating problems with it either, not even whilst charging and installing software upgrades, which is a situation where smartphones warm up pretty quickly. Fingerprint scanner is more useful than I expected too. Accurate and very fast too. OxygenOS feels like 95% stock Android and is great. This phone also supports the latest version of Android as of today (Nougat 7.1) so that's always a big plus.
In conclusion, I'd recommend this phone to any fan of the old Google Nexus line, before they got pricey as hell, who appreciates a clean, efficient vanilla Android experience free of bloatware and vendor gimmicks. Kudos to OnePlus!
Amjad, 25 Mar 2017Can someone suggest a reliable place in Karachi to buy One plus 3Tonly you can buy at some online store....
Hey guys finally I bought this phone and I received it few days a go. It works perfectly, it's dash charge is awesome. And despite what others say, both rear and front camera are very good. (Of course it has a little noise in dark) i didn't face any heating problem even during heavy works. It upgraded to Android 7 very easily. I hope my opinion will be useful for you. My previous phone was Note 5.
James, 25 Mar 2017I owned s7, and its really great device compared to this one plus 3T,only thing that disappoin... moreActually, samsung s7, doesn't necessarily lag but it suffer ocassional stutter
And when used for prolonged time or heavy usage(usualy the chipset will start to warm up) the phone will start to slow down a little bit and showing sign of lag
This however, rarely happen on exynos var. since it has better thermal
battery sucks!!! last only for 2 hrs after lastest updation , dont go for the same
Raghu, 23 Mar 2017Dear Guys,
Please tell me the suggestion please. my idea is One plus 3T phone... moreIt's a brilliant phone. 6gb ram you just can't go wrong if you want all singing all dancing then s7 edge..but for what you get it's totally brilliant. And I have the s7 edge and iPhone 6s and of all these phones I keep going back to the 3t
Have the op3t and can tell you that if you are looking every kind of gadget in a phone, do not go for this phone. If you are looking for a phone that does everything fast. Then this is the phone for you. For what you get it's fantastic
Lasde, 23 Mar 2017Hey guys, i currently in dilemma which one should i buy for late june 2017 either s7 ( not edg... moreOne Plus gets updates almost as fast as the Nexus and pixel phones. A lot faster than Samsung.
Rhostbho, 23 Mar 2017where and how can i get this phone, i am in south africaFrom Amazon.com
I owned s7, and its really great device compared to this one plus 3T,only thing that disappoints me with s7 is thr front facing camera. I dont know why people keep telling s7 lag etc. Its really a great device specially the exynos variant. I rather go with xiaomi mi 5 at 220$ for 64gb rather than 450$ with almost no significant improvement over the other. Btw miui 8 in mi 5 is great also.
why doesn't Oneplus make 6 inch version of OP 3T? with same specs!
S3mm, 24 Mar 2017To face lag behavior And regreting it after 5 or 6 month, no thanks
1+ 3T is betteethe funny thing is that you don't even need to wait 7 month to face lags on samsung phones. they bring this feature out of the box from day 1!
I can't believe how shitty samsung software is. It can't handle to bring basic fluid functionality with highest hardware specks.
Most people including ALL samsung fanboys don't understand the importance of proper software.
Azmato, 24 Mar 2017A run its not 64 GB but 128 GB internal as no ad card. But still people are flocking to buy S8... moreWould not only primarily focus on specs and costs. But also other aspects like e.g. on reliability, durability, support, firmware-upgrades, look& feel, etc. Furthermore, ask yourself the question what kind of specs do I really need.
james, 24 Mar 2017I am telling you all guys better spend your 450$ on samsung s7 edge. Samsung s7 edge is a very... moreTo face lag behavior And regreting it after 5 or 6 month, no thanks
1+ 3T is bettee