Quick Review of OnePlus 3

The Good
  • Powerful Processor with 6GB of RAM
  • AMOLED display is good to look at
  • Dash Charger is capable of charging the phone swiftly
  • Premium build quality
The Bad
  • Camera performance is hit or miss
  • Lacks Micro SD card expansion
  • Dash Charging is available only when the included cable and charger is used

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OnePlus 3 Full Features & Specifications

Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: A3000
Display   9 /10
Screen Size 5.5 inch
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen Type AMOLED
Pixel Density 401 PPI
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Screen Features 2.5D Curved Glass
Chipset   9 /10
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 2.2GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 9 /10
Processor Type Quad-Core
RAM 6GB 10 /10
Graphics Adreno 530
Camera   9 /10
Rear Camera Resolution 16MP
Dual Rear Camera No
Front Camera Resolution 8MP
Dual Selfie Camera No
Camera Details 1/2.6" Sensor Size, 1.3 µm pixel Size, White balance settings, Continuous shooting, Panorama, ISO settings, Scene mode, Digital zoom, Exposure compensation, HDR, Geotagging, Touch focus, Self timer, Face detection
Video Recording Resolution 4K Video Recording (2160p)
Camera Features Autofocus, OIS, EIS, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Dual LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 6.0 Marshmallow
OS Detail Oxygen OS
OS Upgradable To Android Oreo
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type USB Type C
Features Fingerprint Scanner, GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope
Dimensions (mm) 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4
Weight 158 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, VoLTE (Works with Jio)
Headphone Jack Type 3.5mm
Color Graphite, Soft Gold
Build Material Metal Unibody
Device Warranty 1 Year
Body SAR 0.645W/kg
Head SAR 0.995W/kg
In The Box Device, Charger & Cable Separate, Earphone, User Manual, Warranty Card
Storage   4 /10
Internal Storage 64GB
Approx. User Available Storage 52.6GB
Card Slot No
OTG Support Yes
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Nano SIM
SIM 1 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
SIM 2 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) No
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
4G Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)
Battery   7 /10
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Battery Type Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes, Dash Charge

OnePlus 3 Features

The OnePlus 3 follows the OnePlus 2, OnePlus X and the OnePlus One as the fourth major smartphone to be released by OnePlus. As expected from a OnePlus smartphone, the OnePlus 3 packs a powerful punch when it comes to specifications, while costing just a shade more than half of what a true flagship of 2016 like the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the LG G5 would cost. The OnePlus 3 was the first smartphone to launch with a “global VR shopping experience” as it was available exclusively via the Loop VR app.

Display & Design

The OnePlus 3 comes with a premium build quality, very different from any that we have seen on any OnePlus device so far. While the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 featured a sandstone back, the OnePlus 3 replaces it with a metallic back giving that extra bit of premium-ness. The front of the phone is dominated by a 5.5 inch Full HD display. The screen on the OnePlus 3 uses an Optic AMOLED display. The edges of the phone are nicely curved so that the phone does not feel sharp on the palm, a stark improvement from the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2.

Hardware and Features

The OnePlus 3 is powered by the latest flagship chipset from Qualcomm in the form of Snapdragon 820 chipset. The Snapdragon 820 chipset is coupled with a 6GB of RAM on board, to ensure a lightning fast performance from the device. In terms of features, the phone comes with a fingerprint scanner that is embedded in the home button of the phone. The fingerprint scanner claims to unlock your OnePlus 3 in less than .2 seconds. The phone in India will be shipped with introductory bundled offers with Saavn, Kindle as well as an option to pick an accidental warranty with the device. The OnePlus 3 also is the first smartphone from OnePlus that at launch will not be on an invite only model.

Camera & Storage

The rear camera on the OnePlus 3 is a 16MP sensor with a single LED flash. The front facing snapper is a 8MP shooter that should suffice for the selfies and video chat requirements. The rear camera is capable of shooting videos in 4K and has OIS, so that the shots come out without any blur. The OnePlus 3 is available with a 64GB internal storage. There is no slot for a MicroSD card here, so you have what you have and cannot expand the memory. Although 64GB should be sufficient for most of the things you want to store, else you could always look at backing up your things on the cloud to make more storage space.

Battery and Connectivity

The OnePlus 3 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery, which is non-removable. It comes with a quick charging technology that OnePlus is calling ‘Dash Charging’. On the connectivity front you have a Dual SIM card slot with Nano-SIM cards. This is not a hybrid SIM slot, so do not end up inserting your MicroSD card here. You have LTE support on both the SIM cards as well as the usual array of connectivity options including WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. There is no radio here, though you will get a USB Type-C port for charging and syncing.


The closest competition to OnePlus 3 comes from the Xiaomi Mi5 as both the phones are powered by Snapdragon 820. However, the Mi5 features a significantly lower RAM than the OnePlus 3. The LeEco Le Max 2 would be an interesting alternative to the OnePlus 3 too, if you are looking to pick a phone with strong specs at a reasonable price point. If not, all the flagship devices like the LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC 10 would make for good choices.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Does the OnePlus 3 work with Reliance Jio network?
- OnePlus 3 supports 4G LTE on Indian bands with VoLTE feature enabling the user to use the device with Reliance Jio network.

2. Does the phone have a Hybrid SIM slot?
- No, OnePlus 3 has two dedicated SIM slots and lacks a MicroSD card slot limiting the user with 64GB onboard storage.

3. What type of charging connector do I need?
- OnePlus 3 uses the latest USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing. The needed cable and charger are provided with the phone.

4. What is the internal storage size available to install apps?
- As mentioned above, the OnePlus 3 lacks storage expansion option. However, the internal 64GB of storage is sufficient for most with around 52.6GB of storage that is available for the user to install apps and store data.

5. How long would the battery last? Does is support fast charging?
- The battery of the phone should last through the day for most with average usage. But even if you need to plug in the device before you your day off, the Dash Charge support of the OnePlus 3 is a life saver that charges the phone up to 60% in around half an hour.

6. Is the battery removable?
- No, the battery is sealed inside the phone and is not user removable.

7. Can it record Slo-mo and 4K videos?
- Yes, the device can record both 4K as well as Slo-mo videos.

8. What comes in the box?
- Box contents include OnePlus 3 handset, Dash wall charger, charging and data syncing USB Type-C cable and a SIM ejector pin.
9. How much time does OnePlus 3 take to charge?
- It takes about 1 Hour and 10 Minutes with Dash Charging to charge the OnePlus 3 from 0-100%
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OnePlus 3 Ratings

User Reviews for OnePlus 3 (Total: 19)
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By Vaibhav Gandhi on September 13, 2017
a phone which brings a change in your life.
The Good
  • the phone has an excellent camera
  • it comes with a dash charger which charges phone within 1 hr.
The Bad
  • the phone gets overheated sometimes.
  • the update takes a lot our the phone space.
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By Rohan Sharma on September 12, 2017 | Verified Owner
The phone is worth every penny!
The Good
  • Superfast
  • Amazing camera
  • Slim body
The Bad
  • Camera placement could be better.
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By Harsh Bhanushali on September 1, 2017 | Verified Owner
A Perfect phone in terms of RAM, Price and Design
The Good
  • Powerful Processor with 6GB of RAM
  • AMOLED display
  • Dash Charger is capable of charging the phone swiftly
  • Premium build quality
  • Good camera
The Bad
  • Although charges fast but battery backup could have been better
  • Laggy in certain apps such as Saavn and Snapchat
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By Janak Rathod on August 30, 2017 | Verified Owner
One of the best phones I've used so far. The unibody design feels very premium in hand. 6gigs of RAM and Yrgigs of storage is enough for a daily driver. One of the best features is the dash charging. The phone gets charged to 60% in 30 mins and 100% in 55 mins - 1 hour.
The Good
  • Dash charging works efficiently even after a year's use
  • Good looking
  • Awesome camera quality, both front and rear
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • Fits in the palm very well
  • Uninstall alluminium slab body which is light and strong
  • One of the best UI's (Oxygen OS)
The Bad
  • Heating issues
  • Battery life could be a bit better
  • Huge camera bump on the back
  • Speakers could have been better
  • Might lag sometimes (rarely)
  • Lacks micro SD slot but I don't feel it's that big of an issue
  • Memory management could have been better
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By Sarthak Agarwal on June 23, 2017 | Verified Owner
One of the best budget phones in the market, probably the best in this price range. Amazing screen quality, Great UI, blazing fast battery, amazing task management and regular updates to the OS. This phone gives a heavy competition to the likes of Apple and Samsung, especially with it's low price and great camera. Talking about the camera, it clicks clear and crisp photos, and provides extra features such as Slo-Mo and TimeLapse. Also, having played some games on this phone, I have never noticed any sort of lag, mostly owing to the amazing processor this phone has, but also to the efficient task manager and huge RAM(6 GB) that this phone possesses. The worst thing about this phone and the marketing by OnePLus is that, even though they say this phone has a USB Type-C dock, it is basically just USB 2.0 with a modified dock that gives a little more file transfer speed and is made to look like USB 3.0 . Otherwise, there are not many problems that hinder performance and hence this phone should be bought without a second thought.
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By Akshay Ahuja on June 19, 2017 | Verified Owner
The smartphone comes bundled with sd820 6gb of ram along with 64gb of memory. 1920*1080 of display (FHD). The smartphone supported all the apps and games available across the store.
The Good
  • Dash charge (no heating issues with superfast charging)
  • Phones looks great
  • Camera quality
  • Low light performance
  • Camera speed (as 2gb out of 6gb is reserved specially for camera)
The Bad
  • Touch latency issues
  • Laggy in certain apps such as Saavn and Snapchat
  • Memory management issues
  • Slower gallery and file management applications
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