Yesterday, smartphone company OnePlus released their new flagship device, the OnePlus 3. OnePlus is known for striving towards making affordable and easy to use smartphone devices that include all of the typical features you would find on any other flagship smartphone, but at a lower price, so let's take a look at what they have for us this time.
The new OnePlus device is meant for those people who are interested in buying a smartphone that won't break the bank, but will still pack a punch when it comes to performance.
The new smartphone measures at 7.4mm thick and weighing in at 158 grams. That's about the weight of a hockey puck. The OnePlus 2 measured at 9.9mm and 175 grams because of that larger battery which OnePlus should've stuck with because, let's be realistic, who doesn't want a larger battery?
The standard Sandstone Black from the OnePlus 2 has been replaced with a nice, soft, cold aluminium casing with a non-removable 3000 mah battery. OnePlus does allow the user to customize the back with protective cases available from their site. These cases are the typical Karbon, Rosewood, Sandstone, Bamboo and Black Apricot casings.
The OnePlus 3 has a new design, unlike before where its camera was inside the body of the phone with the flashlight. This time OnePlus has ditched that idea, and has gone with a camera that pops out of the back. The rear camera is a 16 megapixel from Sony with a f/2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus. The front facing camera is a 8 megapixel camera with a 1/3.2. This is a step up from the OnePlus 2, which had a rear camera that was 13 megapixels and a front facing camera which was 5 megapixels.
The device will be a powerhouse. It'll be housing a Snapdragon 820 with the Adreno 530, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Unfortunately there will be no expandable storage. The OnePlus 3 will come with OxygenOS which is customized version of the Android OS made by OnePlus for their devices. OxygenOS is near stock Android. The new OnePlus 3 also has Dash Charging, which is their version of fast charging. OnePlus has mentioned that their Dash Charging feature will charge the phone up to 63% in 30 minutes, which will last about a day, but it will only work with the massive charger that is included in the box.
The smartphone will start at $399 USD and £309 GBP. What do you think? Do you like this new powerful, feature packed OnePlus 3 better than its predecessor, the OnePlus 2?