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OnePlus 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 reviews of OnePlus 3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the durability and camera are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the connectivity and screen, while there are some negative views about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the OnePlus 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

OnePlus 3 Smartphone Review

 

Power player. All good things come in threes. Probably this is just what the Chinese smartphone manufacturer was thinking when it launched the third generation of the flagship killer: The OnePlus 3. But it is not all roses.

build ; high performance without throttling ; decent camera ; fast storage device ; fast WiFi ; dual-SIM ; USB Type-C ; notification slider ; decent screen ; generous internal storage ; decent call quality and noise suppression ; Quick Charge

LTE Cat. 6 only ; regionally varying band connectivity ; non-expandable storage ; no radio ; no infrared ; noise-laden speaker ; useless sRGB mode

The OnePlus 3 is a successful smartphone that not only offers a solid configuration, but also looks good and is well-built. It features a fast Snapdragon 820, very generous 6 GB of working memory, a fingerprint scanner, dual-SIM, long-awaited NFC, a...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

OnePlus 3 Smartphone First Impressions

 

Power-Player. All good things come in threes. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer might have thought just this and launches the third generation of the flagship killer: the OnePlus 3.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

OnePlus 3 first look: 10 reasons to choose it over a Samsung, LG, HTC, or iPhone

 

I purchased my first OnePlus product and am already questioning why I pay $200 to $500 more for the big brand smartphones. The OnePlus 3 may change my future purchase plans.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Lynn La (cnet.com)

OnePlus 3 review

 

In June, the OnePlus 3 redefined the boundaries of what a midrange phone could deliver. For $399 or £309 (about AU$590), you get a top-of-the-line processor, a nimble 16-megapixel camera, and a long-lasting battery. You also get a speedy performance...

The OnePlus 3's sharp camera, powerful processor and enduring, quick-charging battery make a knockout combo when you factor in its low price.

The camera has a distinct bulge. Power users may be disappointed that the phone doesn't have a swappable battery or expandable storage.

At $400, the OnePlus 3 is the best budget Android phone you can buy, with a premium look and feel, and performance fast enough to go head-to-head with any high-end handset on the market.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

OnePlus 3 review: The best phone you can get for $399

 

OnePlus is back with its third-generation flagship phone, and it has more than enough horsepower to duke it out with devices twice its price. The phone's construction feels first-rate too, and OxygenOS -- the custom version of Android it runs -- could...

First-rate performance ; Excellent build quality ; Mostly stock Android, plus some neat features ; Dual SIM support ; It's $399!

Ships with a few minor bugs ; Limited memory options ; Dash charger doesn't work with all cables

At the end of the day, no phone is perfect, and the OnePlus 3 doesn't try to be. What it does try to do is capture the essence of a flagship smartphone -- impeccable performance, smart software and top-notch build quality -- and squeeze it all into an...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

OnePlus 3 review: lessons learned

 

Carl Pei wants you to believe in OnePlus. It's been three years since this 26-year-old co-founded the company, and as he's talking to me, the OnePlus 3, the company's latest flagship, is due to...

Great build quality ; Fast performance ; Bright, sharp display

Doesn’t work on Verizon or Sprint ; No SD card expansion ; Quick charging limited to included cable and power brick

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

OnePlus 3 (Unlocked)

 

The unlocked OnePlus 3 smartphone delivers tremendous bang for your buck, with top-of-the-line performance for $400.

Segment-leading benchmark performance. Long battery life. Good call quality. Sharp photos in good lighting.

Lower-resolution screen. Some corners cut in network and Wi-Fi support. Low-light imaging isn't great.

Comparisons and Conclusions The OnePlus 3 is a sleek, powerful Android phone. That's unquestionable. But $400 is an odd price for a phone right now since it's outside the budget realm. Our Editors' Choice budget unlocked phone, the Blu Life One X ,...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

OnePlus 3 Review

 

The OnePlus 3 is a phone that competes with the finest smartphones on the market today at almost every level. Why might you want to buy one? Because it might be a slightly smaller amount of cash to purchase than a device with almost identical features....

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

OnePlus 3 Review

 

Is it time to start taking OnePlus seriously? With a massive launch on day one with availability in 31 countries across the globe and fast shipping, the OnePlus 3 means business…

Hard-to-beat price ; Great design: solid build, thin and lightweight, comfortable to hold ; Very fast and smooth performance ; Excellent image quality ; One of the best selfie cameras we’ve seen on a phone ; Dash charging is extremely fast (you can...

Colors on the display are not properly balanced, whites appear blue ; Battery life is below expectations ; Super slow adaptive brightness ; Loudspeaker is not loud enough, lacks a bit in clarity

Some two years after launching with a loud bang, the OnePlus company is still going strong. It has done away with the invite shenanigans, and it allows consumers to buy the new OnePlus 3 right away.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Tennant (toptenreviews.com_old)

OnePlus 3 Review

 

For two years, I've been skeptical of OnePlus's vision. It has committed itself to building powerful smartphones at budget or mid-tier prices but has had trouble getting noticed thanks to long waitlists and not-quite-good-enough builds. With the...

The OnePlus 3 has climbed to the top of our benchmark rankings, outperforming industry heavyweights like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple iPhone 6s.

Its 1080p screen isn’t quite sharp enough for comfortable VR – not compared with Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones, anyway.

The best performance we’ve ever seen in a smartphone for just half the cost? This is how you make a flagship killer.

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance:3000

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 2160p / 720p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.323
Body SAR (EU):0.323
Head SAR:0.394
Head SAR (EU):0.394

Design

Color of product:Gold / Graphite / Grey
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:401
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video compression format:DIVX, H.264, H.265, MPEG4
Video formats supported:DIVX,H.264,H.265,MPEG4

Navigation

Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Screen protector:Y / Yes

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics:Adreno 530
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Shortcuts, Themes
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:2
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor:820
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor model:820

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6 / 6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal RAM:6
Internal storage capacity:64
RAM capacity:6
RAM type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.289
Height:6.01 / 6.02
Weight:5.57
Width:2.94
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