After three evolutions of OnePlus and a tour of the smallest phones with the X model, we find that the Chinese company has created a fourth iteration of its flagship product. Arrives earlier than expected and seems to makes sense, I’ll explain and present in this article.
I was not expecting such a move on OnePlus, I had come to the idea that there would be a phone by season, and that every year update would be very important in specs. For OnePlus 3Q this philosophy skips to introduce a kind of version 3.5″, with interesting details for which you are looking for a phone now, but more complicated to recommend if you already have the current model.
You know my opinion; we start from a phone that hits the top, and if the factor “dollar” weighs heavily in our valuation, then there are few rivals in the market. How can this be improved? Updating the main hardware and placing a front camera of better quality, yes, touching the price slightly.
|PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS||152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm (158 grams)|
|SCREEN||AMOLED 5.5 inches|
|RESOLUTION||1,920 x 1,080 pixels|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|MEMORY||64 / 128GB|
|SOFTWARE VERSION||Android 6.0.1|
|CONNECTIVITY||LTE Cat 6|
|SMASH REPAIRS||16 megapixels. 16 megapixel front camera|
OnePlus 3T, the view is the same
If there is better technology available today, why not offer it? OnePlus 3T is a welcome update, it’s worth it
Outwardly nothing changes, same design lines, same elements and materials. It will cost us easily differentiate the new model from above: lie, gray metallic color is darker area, it is a new tone called Gunmetal, very attractive.
For this OnePlus 3T remains the other color that premiered as special edition, the golden “Soft Gold”. The colors will be related to the capacity of memory, as we will see later.
Comment on the screen AMOLED 5.5 – inch full HD resolution is also the same, so in the front all remains the same. The protection here is double thanks to Gorilla Glass 4 and a protective sheet installed, which we can easily remove.
Snapdragon 821 and 128GB
I do not think anyone has had complaints about the power of OnePlus 3: to give us a Snapdragon 820 for 400 dollars is more than good, but the reality is that there is a substitute in the offer of Qualcomm, and the Chinese company wants to offer it in this 3T. We talked about the Snapdragon 821.
On paper more power thanks to the most powerful version of the Snapdragon 821 (MSM8996 Pro), which runs 2,35GHz, while we have a more fuel – efficient chipset. OnePlus claims to have optimized the software, as well as the file system so that everything runs faster, especially effective with very large applications.
Like its big brother, the OnePlus 3T comes with 6GB of RAM, in LPDDR4 format. There is no phone in the market with better numbers in this regard, and is a great advantage when working with multitasking and open applications.
Another important new features found in the internal memory, if we were already satisfied with the 64GB UFS 2.0 format, now a variant that doubles the amount appears on the phone placing 128GB.
We do not forget to mention that this is a dual SIM phone, unlocked, capable of connecting to LTE (Cat 6) networks at 300Mbps. Both the fingerprint sensor under the display and the Alert Slider button with three positions remain.
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More battery in the same space
On drums we find pretty good improvement going from 3,000 the OnePlus 3 to the 3,400 mAh in this 3Q. It’s 13% more capacity without the phone being bigger or weighing more. If we add more intelligent hardware to the consumption, we can achieve better autonomy.
Again the quick charge Dash Charge, a system that fills our phone in half an hour. The secret is in the charger, which manages fast loading with consistency and stability, allowing the phone not to warm up, and even letting us run demanding applications while charging.
16 megapixels, front and back
No surprises with the main camera which remains the option with 16 megapixel Sony offers in its IMX 298 . It is very capable thanks to its optical stabilization – supported by a software system – its PDAF focus system, or a f / 2.0 aperture lens. I am a user of the previous model and I am sure that few people will need much more.
In the video part we find that is capable of recording format 4K at 30 frames per second, or we can go down to 720p and choose a creative 120fps. The camera gives us RAW support and some manual controls.
The most significant change we have it on the front sensor, which happens to be 16 megapixels, with a lens aperture associated with f / 2.0. This camera is responsible for Samsung (3P8SP) and is capable of recording video in 1080p format at 30 frames per second.