Faster, better, stronger.
In our original review of the OnePlus 3, we already said that it “improves upon its predecessors in every way and stands as one of the best smartphones we’ve tested,” which still holds true to this day.
But that conclusion might be short lived since OnePlus decided to release an even faster smartphone in the form of the OnePlus 3T – think of it as ‘S’ upgrade for the OnePlus. It features nearly the same physical dimensions and size, with only the internal specifications getting fresh new updates.
The OnePlus 3T now features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor running at 2.35 GHz with the same 6 GB of RAM. You can choose between 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage but just like the original OnePlus 3, there is no option for expandable storage.
It also uses the same 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a full HD 1080p resolution. It may not match the ones offered by Samsung or Google, but the quality of the screen is top notch. Brilliant colors and deep dark blacks highlight the display of the OnePlus 3T.
The OnePlus 3T now comes a new gunmetal color in replacement of the original silver option, which makes the darker tone give it a more premium and classy look. The brushed metal exterior is a little slippery, so it’s best that you use a case with it.
The power button and volume rockers are located at both sides, with the signature alert slider present on the left side that conveniently lets you change the sound profile without having to turn go through the menu.
The OnePlus 3T also sees USB-C for charging and data transfers. It also supports OnePlus’ Dash Charge technology and the larger 3,400 mAh battery also manages to make the OnePlus 3T last for more about a day.
The recent version of Oxygen OS runs on the OnePlus 3T, which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Most of Nougat’s new features are present on the current software, which also has minimal changes to keep the classic stock Android look. Its superfast and incredibly snappy thanks to the updated hardware.
Both the front-facing and rear-facing cameras of the OnePlus 3T are now at 16-megapixels, and still produces the same excellent image quality as the OnePlus 3.
Everything you love about the OnePlus 3 gets upgraded to even better specifications with the OnePlus 3T. Overall, the beefed up upgrades easily makes it one of our top Android smartphone choices.
[The top tier model of the OnePlus 3T with 128 GB storage option would cost you 1,999 AED]