Finally the most awaited flagship smartphone OnePlus 3 is launched. This launch event was live in virtual reality worldwide. OnePlus sold Loop VR headset for ₹1/- in India so that customers can watch launch of OnePlus 3 in 3D. Price of the phone is $399/- in US, ₹27999/- in India from OnePlus site and Amazon India.
Processor and RAM:
This flagship is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clocked at 2.15 GHz along with Adreno 530 GPU. This processor unit is supported by 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB internal storage. It does not have SD card slot, hence you can’t expand storage. Processor and RAM combination is the key which makes it a flagship phone.
Phone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Oxygen OS on top of it out of the box. Phone will also get assured updates in near future. Google is planning to launch Android 7.0, and OnePlus 3 will get this update for sure.
To click your special moments it features a 16 megapixel f/2.0 aperture rear camera with a Sony IMX298 sensor and LED flash. Camera features geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR, touch focus, phase detection auto focus (PDAF) and optical image stabilisation (OIS). PDAF helps in focusing fast and OIS helps in taking shake proof pictures.
It can record 4K (2160 pixel) videos and comes with auto HDR mode in video. For the purpose of selfie, it comes with 8 megapixel f/2.0 front facing camera. Quality of selfie is decent in low light conditions.
Display and Design:
It features a full HD (1080x1920pixel) optical AMOLED display of 5.5 inch and display to body ratio is 73%. It comes with a protection of corning gorilla glass 4. Dimensions of the phone are 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm and weights 158 grams.
Battery and Connectivity:
Oneplus 3 is backed by a 3000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. Battery is a weak point in the phone, but it comes with dash charging and OnePlus claims that phone will charge from 0 to 60% in just 30 minutes. On connectivity front it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS (with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS), 2G, 3G, 4G, USB Type-C and NFC. FM radio is absent in this flagship.
Phone also features Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, Compass and Barometer sensors. It comes in 3 different colour options and these colours are Gray, Black and Gold. In India OnePlus 3 users will get 1 year of Saavn Pro subscription. It also comes with double data offer of 1 year for Idea users.