Everything You Need To Know About One Plus 3

With a great metal and glass design, the OnePlus 3 has a 7.4mm-thick frame which makes the phone a pleasure to both hold and look at. The 5.5 inch phone uses a Super AMOLED Samsung screen and has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resulting in pixel density of 401ppi. Unlike OnePlus 2 there’s only one OnePlus 3 variant and it has 64GB of storage with no memory card slot. The phone also has a great fingerprint scanner.


The display is sharp and all the viewing angles are great. OnePlus claims that it has given a 40% boost to the graphics to OnePlus 3 over its predecessor. The OnePlus 3 is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and comes with 6 GB of RAM. There are two performance cores and two lower-clocked ones. Both use the Kyro core 14nm architecture which is fundamentally well-organized than the older Cortex-A57 cores used in the Snapdragon 810.

The one feature of OnePlus 3’s interface which makes it stand out is Shelf. It’s an extra homescreen which simply riffle to the right from the default homescreen and you’re there. When you start using the phone, Shelf will have your five most-used apps with a quick memo function. However, you can add a bunch of your most-used contacts and other Android widgets of your choice.

OnePlus 3 is quicker, accurate and more feature-packed than the stock Android offering options like ‘clear all’ option at the bottom of the cascade of app thumbnails. That includes two other options: a link to app management and a ‘clean all’ option. While ‘clear all’ closes the apps currently running in the background, ‘clean all’ not only closes but stops all the background apps to free up more RAM and create less pressure on the battery life. Other features such as Double Tap to Wake, SwiftKey are a great plus point. Gaming is a pleasure on this device as it barely gets heated under stress. The OnePlus 3 also features NFC technology.

Coming to the cameras, the OnePlus 3 has a 16MP Sony PDAF sensor on the rear and an 8MP frontal snapper. It includes a Phase Detection AutoFocus, optical image stabilization, Auto HDR, electronic image stabilization, HQ Mode and Dynamic De-Noise. You can shoot 4K videos but by default it’s set to 1080p. You can however, move through options like 720p, 1080p and 4K resolutions by tapping the menu icon next to the record key. The phone has a USB Type-C socket instead of the usual micro-USB to charge its 3000mAh battery in no time at all. However, its stamina is less notable and inconsistent. The speakers too are great which settle on the bottom of the phone and the sound is crystal clear and loud.

The OnePlus collection of mobile phones is also easily available than ever before. You can now simply order online from the OnePlus website instead of waiting for an invite to buy like before. So what all do you think about the new OnePlus 3? Share your comments down below.

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by techtalks @TechTalks July 22, 2016 10:08 AM UTC


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