OnePlus 3 Vs OnePlus 3T: Five Areas Where They Differ!

OnePlus has finally unveiled its long-awaited OnePlus 3T last week which is an upgraded variant of its current flagship killer, the OnePlus 3. Soon after that, there were reports stating that the company has discontinued OnePlus 3 as it went out of stock in Europe and the United States. However, it’s still not known whether the OnePlus 3 will be sold alongside the OnePlus 3T or discontinued.

The OnePlus 3, however, is still available in India to purchase for Rs 27,999. Then again, it isn’t known if or when the OnePlus 3T will hit the Indian market. Meanwhile, let’s see how the new OnePlus 3T competes with its earlier counterpart!

If you look at both the phones — OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, they look similar but these are few areas where they differ, as follows:


1) More Powerful Processor

Powering the OnePlus 3T is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 which succeeds Snapdragon 820 powering the OnePlus 3. As a user, you may not spot any difference between the phones, but technically there are a few. The Snapdragon 821, on the bright side, offers frequency boost up to 10% with higher clock speed than the Snapdragon 820. The Google Pixel is also powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor with OnePlus 3T having clocked higher.

2) Better Selfie Camera

There are many phones in the market these days which are designed specifically with selfie experience in mind. To name a few, there are devices such as Oppo F1 Plus and the recently launched Vivo V5 has a 20-megapixel front shooter. OnePlus had a definite scope in this particular segment which is why it packed in a 16-megapixel selfie camera in the OnePlus 3T. This is a significant upgrade over the OnePlus 3 which carries an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

3) Additional Storage Option

Unlike the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T comes in two storage options — 64GB and 128GB. This is a notable upgrade since OnePlus devices are not known for offering storage expandability via microSD card. Hence, those willing to invest more in terms of memory capacity, the 128GB option will be perfect for them.

4) Slightly Bigger Battery

The battery has also seen a little bit of improvement. The OnePlus 3 packs in a 3000mAh battery as opposed to a 3400mAh in the OnePlus 3T. Hence, the OnePlus 3T should last a little longer than the older phone. It goes without saying, all these upgrades will cost you more money than the OnePlus 3.

5) New Colour Option


The OnePlus 3T also comes in two colour options — Soft Golf and a new Gunmetal finish. The Gunmetal Finish, however, replaces the Graphite finish which is available with the OnePlus 3.

The phone is priced at $439 in the U.S. market (approximately Rs 29,799) for 64GB variant and $479 (approximately Rs 32,999) for 128GB variant. We are expecting the base model to be priced somewhere between Rs 31,000 and Rs 32,000.

Do you think these upgrades justify this price tag? Let us know in comments!

Tanmay Patange

Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. His experience ranges from writing all thing tech, and sometimes with a pinch of salt. He admires Silicon Valley and HBO Newsroom the most and has a dream of becoming the next Will McAvoy some day. Contact him at


    • Suraj
    • November 23, 2016

    Is the OnePlus 3 still a good value for money? Or we should wait for 3T?

  1. Yes, the OnePlus 3 is undoubtedly a good value for money phone. Coming to your second question, well, it depends on your requirements. If you are looking for the latest processor with better power-efficiency, it’s better to wait for the OnePlus 3T.

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