OnePlus 3 Review – Epic Flagship, Delivers Great Performance

OnePlus 3 is the company’s latest flagship smartphone and features a metal unibody build, complimented with best in class hardware.

The company’s will to deliver unwavering quality has resulted in creation of this quite a stunning device. This has all – fantastic performance, great camera, good battery life as well as wonderful strength.


With this device, as a brand OnePlus has surely delivered more than what a customer can ask for. And the company offers this super smartphone that delivers great experiences at a price point is definitely nowhere near regular flagship-level.

When OnePlus 3 arrived in the market, the innovative company behind this device also announced the end of its much-criticised invite system. Available for INR 27999, this smartphone is surely the most affordable flagship device.


OnePlus – Delivers Most Special Experience

OnePLus 3 is all about delivering quality experience – reviewing this device was a delightful experience for us. This smartphone has cold, hard aluminium body that gives it one of the most premium finishes that its users can cherish.

In order to make the user experience, all the more special and exciting, OnepLus 3 uses Corning Gorilla Glass 4 which curves at the edges of the screen and hence offers an additional layer of protection against accidental scratches and damage – we experienced this first hand, when we dropped this smartphone accidentally and it survived the crash quite easily.


The fingerprint sensor in OnePlus 2 unlocks the phone even from standby mode without first needing to wake the device. This makes it a little bit quicker than many other devices with regular fingerprint sensors. The sensor is incredibly accurate and registers with even a gentle tap of the sensor.

This allows up to five fingerprints to be stored, and the sensor can also be used to authorise online purchases and can also be used to control application access to certain apps.

OnePlus says that this sensor will continuously improve over a period of time to eventually learn user habits (done with the help of analytics) thereby making it more accurate over time.


Dashing Display

This smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch 1080×1920-pixel screen which has a pixel density of 401ppi. OnePlus 3 has an Amoled screen. This is ideal to deliver sharp quality and can deliver excellent pictures and video content.


This smartphone has Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC and it also comes with a hugely useful 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of internal storage (non-expandable). This is quite sufficient for any kind of heavy or light usage.

Apart from this, it also supports dual-SIM 4G connectivity with support for both FDD-Band 3 and TDD-Band 40, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC. In such a scenario it is an ideal phone that can support Reliance Jio data services – by offering great user experience on VoLTE.


This phone has a 3000mAh non-removable battery, which we found to be quite handful when it comes to daily usage. While we used this smartphone for regular tasks such as clicking pictures, surfing the net, messaging, streaming content – as well as playing games – this battery lasts well over one day of such usage.

The smartphone also comes bundled with a 20W Dash Charger, which charges the phone up to 60 percent in 30 minutes. This literally means that about an hour’s charging time should completely top up this smartphone even from near zero.

OnePlus is also selling a Dash Charger for cars, which plugs into a standard 12V car socket and can power the smartphone in a jiffy – even while sitting in a car.


Software and Performance

OnePlus 3 is powered by OxygenOS 3.1.1, based on Android 6.0.1. Best utilizing the power of Snapdragon 820 – the OnePlus 3 is definitely a powerhouse. When we reviewed the device – it showed absolutely dismal lag in performance, while we worked on loading Web pages, playing games and taking multiple pictures. Everything was incredibly well managed by the SoC.


Final Verdict

OnePlus 3 is a fabulous flagship that has class, performance as well as affordability on its side. Finally, we can say that this is one smartphone that checks out on all the quality parameters. And when you get these capabilities, at INR 27,999, it makes it even the more special flagship. true ‘flagship killer’.