Is OnePlus 3 really a killer deal of 2016? So lets check it out. This phone is packed up with a massive amount RAM but what about the performance ? Can it beat other companies flagship smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S7, LeEco Le Max 2 and Xiaomi Mi5 ?
It comes with Snapdragon 820 Chipset and 64GB of internal storage in the price of Rs 27,999.
Build Quality and Design
The phone comes with a full metal body which adds up premium feel and design. It also has a matt finish on its back in-spite that, it is being made up of metal. At the upper point and lower back you will see the network antennas, which are necessary.
Coming to the down side of the phone there you will get capacitive buttons that can also be switched over to on screen buttons. Beside it there is a fingerprint scanner which is really very fast comparing it with other flagship devices. Fingerprint sensor is being made up of ceramic which make it more hard and protected.
At the bottom of the phone you will get a single speakers with decent audio quality, it loud enough for daily use and beside it Fast/ Dash charging Type-C Port and a 3.5mm Headphone jack. The dash charging support 4 amp charging which can charge the device from 0% to 60% in 30 minutes. But below portion looks similar to iPhone design.
When we come on to the right side of the phone it comes with dual sim tray panel as well as a power lock button beside it with a premium metal finish covering on it. The Sim Tray Slot only Support Dual Nano Sims and No Micro SD Card Slot, which means the phone memory is not expandable.
Display & Performance
Oneplus 3 comes with 5.5 inches FHD screen with 401ppi. Yes, it is 1080p screen not 2k or 4k screen, which might be there. Overall the Display is good, colors are vivid and accurate. You can see the screen from sides.
OnePlus has leveraged with Sony’s IMX298 sensor for its OnePlus 3, bringing a 16MP sensor with 1.12µm pixel size .You also get Optical Image Stabilisation, a f/2.0 aperture which helps you to take good shots in different lighting situations.
I have already made a separate video on camera review for Oneplus 3, Do check it out:
The front camera is 8MP which comes with 1.4µm pixels and a f/2.0 lens that will help to take selfies in low light conditions and is really good and crisp in it.
Oneplus 3 Specs
One Plus 3
Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Full HD Optic AMOLED
(1920 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 401 ppi
Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820
CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Quad Core, Kryo™: 2x 2.2 GHz, 2x 1.6 GHz 64-bit
GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno™ 530
RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 6GB LPDDR4
Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64GB UFS 2.0
Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Fingerprint recognition or fingerprint authentication refers to the automated method of verifying a match between two human fingerprints. Fingerprints are one of many forms of bio metrics used to identify individuals and verify their identity.
Sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water. Bottom-facing speaker Microphones :Dual-microphone with noise cancellation Features:OnePlus Music Technology : Dirac HD Sound®
Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor,
Ambient light sensor and Electronic Compass
Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Sony IMX 298 Sensor (16 MP) 1.12 µm
4K resolution video at 30fps Slow Motion 720p video at 120fps
Aperture : f/2.0
Auto-HDR, Dynamic Denoise,
Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Dual LED flash
Sony IMX179 (8 MP) 1.4 µm EIS :Yes Autofocus Fixed Focus Aperture f/2.0 Video 1080p video at 30fps Auto selfie Smile Capture
SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
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