- OnePlus is offering a free battery replacement for its older smartphones
- It is available for the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, 5T, 6, and 6T
- To avail a free battery replacement, users need to visit a OnePlus store
OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6, and OnePlus 6T users can now get a free battery replacement in India, claims a user on Reddit. While the company is reportedly offering a free battery for these smartphones, users are required to pay the labour charges for fitting the battery.
The battery health of these devices may have significantly reduced due to usage and all the charging cycles over the years. Since these OnePlus smartphones are around 3 to 5 years old, a free battery replacement offer has arrived at a perfect time for users who plan to keep them for a couple of more years. The Reddit user claims that the reason why OnePlus India is providing free battery replacement to users of the OnePlus 3 series, 5 series, and 6 series is that it wants to clear out the large number of spare batteries left in the stock.
OnePlus free battery replacement offer: how to avail
According to the Reddit user, OnePlus is providing a free battery replacement for OnePlus 3 to OnePlus 6T only at an official OnePlus store. Alternatively, those who wish to avail a battery replacement online can visit the OnePlus India website to get it with a 50 precent discount on the total cost.
The post claims that OnePlus is offering batteries for OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, 5T, 6, and 6T for free, but it is charging a nominal fee as labour charges for battery replacement. The user was charged Rs 473 for the battery replacement on the OnePlus 5T. It is unclear whether the company is offering a battery replacement for OnePlus 7 series or newer models.
The OnePlus 3 / 3T has a 3,000mAh / 3,400mAh battery, the OnePlus 5 / 5T has a 3,300mAh battery, and the OnePlus 6 / 6T has a 3,300mAh / 3,700mAh battery. The batteries of these smartphones are quite small compared to what’s being offered on current OnePlus flagships. The battery endurance of these devices may have significantly decreased over years. Hence, it would be a good decision to get a free battery unit for a OnePlus phone to those who wish to use it for few more years.
How to check the battery health of a OnePlus phone?
Users can check the battery health on a OnePlus smartphone through the OnePlus Diagnostic app. After opening the app, users need to check “View Battery Status” on the main screen will show all the battery details such as battery capacity, battery temperature, charging and discharging state, charger type, and battery state. If the battery state shows less than 70 percent, users can consider replacing the battery.