The OnePlus 3 device is very different from the original device OnePlus; the first phone was flawed when it tried to bring premium features to the budget market. However, the OnePlus 3 with its completely redesigned aesthetics and a spec sheet that offers top-notch hardware, may probably be raising the bars in the budget smartphone market. If you haven’t considered buying the OnePlus 3 device, here are 5 reasons why you should get it.
- Beautiful Display
The OnePlus 3 has a gorgeous 5.5-inch full HD display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. A QuadHD resolution screen would seem a step forward on paper, since both the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 came with full HD screens. The OnePlus 3 may have retained the screen resolution of its predecessors, but it’s a different display panel altogether. OnePlus calls it Optic AMOLED. The screen of the OnePlus 3 is significantly richer and brighter than the screens of the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2.
- A beast of a Performer
The OnePlus 3 is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU and whopping 6 gigs of RAM. The OnePlus 3 user gets 64GB of internal memory. And it manages heat dissipation better, much better than the OnePlus 2.
- It Runs Smooth
The OnePlus 3 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based Oxygen OS version 3.1.2. Oxygen OS offers an almost bloat-free experience out-of-the-box by adding a few in-house features. Key among them is Shelf, a home screen that holds all your recent apps, quick contacts, custom widgets, memos and reminders, all in one place. A system wide Dark theme, manual Night mode and gesture support are other notable inclusions. The OnePlus 3 has an unlocked bootloader that mean you can root it, ROM it as and when you like and it won’t void the phone’s warranty.
- An Exceptional Camera
Both the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X had terrible cameras. The OnePlus 3 is better, much better in this regard. It comes with a 16-megapixel camera and Optical Image Stabilization. The rear snapper is capable of recording time-lapse, 4K video and RAW file format. The OnePlus 3 is quick to focus and shutter speed is also good. The phone is capable of shooting some excellent photos in well-lit and indoor lighting situations with good dynamic range and little or no metering issues.
- A More Than Friendly Battery
The OnePlus 3 is the company’s first phone that supports its in-house fast charging technology, or fast charge in general, called Dash Charging. The accompanying Dash Charger is capable of charging the phone to up to 60 per cent in just 30 minutes. Moreover, the Dash charger has been built in a way that shifts most of the power management processes from the phone to itself so the phone doesn’t get hot while charging. The OnePlus 3 stays surprisingly cool even when charging.
There is no doubt that the OnePlus 3 is a budget-friendly, cost effective phone. While it may not be the cheapest phone in the market, it is cheap compared to its rivals in the market. Not only that, but the invite-based sales system is gone: if you want one, you just buy it like you would any other phone. The features of OnePlus 3 are so great that, despite it being cheap, it doesn’t look like a cheap device at all.