Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The OnePlus 3T's screen is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.35GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad core 2.35 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.1.1 Nougat) operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3400mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3400 mAh battery.



The OnePlus 3T is hands down the best high-performance Android phone you can buy for the money.

- Andy Boxall , Digital Trends 

Reviews summary

8.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 44 reviews

What's good  

  • Solid build quality
  • Crisp, colorful screen
  • Great performance
  • Price
  • Fast, detailed rear camera
  • All-day battery life
  • Dual SIM support

What's bad  

  • No microSD support
  • Inconsistent front-facing camera
  • Proprietary fast charging

The OnePlus 3T has big shoes to fill. With its predecessor topping phone lists on review sites across the Internet, this latest release is more of a subtle improvement than a brand new phone. How are reviewers taking to the new entry in the OnePlus line up?

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Reviews were quick to point out that the 3T uses the exact same design as the 3--short of a slightly larger camera bump on the rear. However, that isn’t a bad thing. The 3T’s aluminum unibody chassis features minimal embellishment and reviewers all agreed it feels great in the hand. PC Advisor UK declared that OnePlus “made a 5.5in screen phone slim, svelte and usable with one hand (just).” Digital Trends called the phone “a real beauty.”

One design feature that stood out to reviewers was the Alert Slider. This physical button sits on the side of the device and allows you to change notification volumes and settings without touching the screen. Most reviewers raved about it.

Heading around front, you’ll find a 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED screen and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. Reviewers loved the display calibration feature, with many noting that it quickly wrangled the stock color settings from overblown and garrish to pleasing and accurate. While the resolution falls behind other flagships, Alphr describes the screen as “as sharp as you need it to be.”

Powering the phone, you’ll find a 2.35GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor. Paired with 6GB of RAM, reviews used words like “silky” and “buttery” to describe performance. PC Advisor UK applauded the phone, saying, “In a full week of use we experienced absolutely no lag, slow app changes or overheating. It is truly like using a desktop at some times.”

You’ll find models with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. There’s no microSD storage with the maker opting for dual SIM support instead. Media lovers or gamers might opt for the larger option.

The phone ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, OnePlus plans to have Android 7.0 Nougat available by the end of 2016. Their Oxygen OS skin was popular with reviewers for its subtlety and convenient improvements to the stock Android experience. Recombu noted, “Android fans will be right at home with the interface, while some of the shortcut tools and gesture support is genuinely useful.”

Reviews for the phone’s cameras are generally positive. GSM Arena called the 16MP rear-facing camera a “solid snapper by any means,” further noting, “It performs consistently and reliably under all conditions. It seldom requires more than a single attempt to capture the desired shot.”

While the 16MP front-facing lens sounds impressive on paper, reviews were scattered. Many felt that the photos shot lacked light balance and the increased resolution only led to more noise. However, they also noted that it was great for video chat or live streaming.

The phone’s 3400mAh battery netted most reviewers a full day of usage with room to spare. The included Dash Charge cable and wall adapter promise a 60% charge in only 30 minutes. Reviewers confirmed that the system works great and the phone stays cool during charging. However, should you need a replacement charger or cable, you’re left waiting for one to ship from OnePlus or settling for slower charge speeds using a third-party option.

Overall, reviews indicate that the 3T is a worthy successor to the OnePlus throne. Alphr summed up opinions well, saying, “It's not quite the outright bargain the OnePlus 3 was, but the OnePlus 3T’s speed, screen quality, decent camera and practical design mean it's set to take over as our favourite smartphone just as soon as the OnePlus 3 is no longer available.”


Reviews (8.9/10 Avg. rating)


Gadget Review

An incremental update to probably the best-in-value Android smartphone in 2016

from Gadget Review

OnePlus had a winner with its super refined third iteration flagship smartphone, and while the existence of the incremental 3T may be in question, it builds on a successful formula that gives interested consumers an even tougher bargain to turn down. You simply won’t find another $400 smartphone with topped-out specs like a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 821 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 3,400 mAh battery. But it’s not just about the specs. The 3T is through-and-through a well crafted smartphone; so much so that any of its slight compromises, like the 1080P screen resolution or average l... Full review

Recombu

Strong specs and impressive value for money

from Recombu
The OnePlus 3T may be meeting some tough competition from the latest series of flagship phones, but this great-value handset can more than hold its own in 2017. That Nougat update adds the best Android features found in the latest phones, while the gorgeous display, dependable and simple-to-use camera and blistering performance simply can’t be beaten at this price point... Full review
VR-Zone

The most affordable flagship you can have

from VR-Zone
The OnePlus 3T is a spectacular smartphone and at its price point, it’s hard to find anything else in the market that can beat its power and user-friendliness. I absolutely loved its battery life and fast-charging capabilities. Its unparalleled speed is just so lovely, especially when coupled with the beautiful OxygenOS skin on the OnePlus 3T. There is no other phone I would recommend more than the OnePlus 3T at this price... Full review
IT Pro

Premium performance at rock-bottom prices

from IT Pro
Independent of price, the OnePlus 3T would still be an excellent phone on its own merits. It can capably go toe-to-toe with flagships like the Galaxy S7 and the Pixel XL, with impressive specs and performance and a pleasing catalogue of features... Full review
Digital Photography Review

Offers all-around top specifications and snappy general performance

from Digital Photography Review
The OnePlus 3T is an absolute top-end smartphone in most respects. While its camera performance does not quite match the very best in class, it is still on a high level, making the latest model from OnePlus a very interesting proposition to mobile photographers who want value for money... Full review
Android Authority

Makes improvements in all the right places

from Android Authority
If you already have the OnePlus 3, the 3T really isn’t compelling enough to justify an upgrade. The improvements are nice, but the overall experience isn’t significantly different between the two, and if software updates are a concern, the good news is that both devices will receive them at the same time... Full review
TrustedReviews

Again the best Android smartphone you can buy for the money

from TrustedReviews
The cynical among us would say the OnePlus 3T merely corrects the shortcomings of the original OnePlus 3, and gives OnePlus a reason to hike the price up again. But the hardware improvements do go some way to justifying the OnePlus 3T’s creation and, in fairness, the OnePlus 3 was an already excellent template to build upon... Full review
GSMArena

Little bit better than the OnePlus 3

from GSMArena
If you're in the market for a new smartphone today and you're okay with ordering it online instead of going to a brick-and-mortar shop, the OnePlus 3T is a must-consider. It has a lot of great features going for it and just a few considerations against it. The lack of water-proofing is the sole thing holding the 3T back from a proverbial gold medal. The lack of microSD expansion isn't a big deal when storage starts at 64GB... Full review
The Inquirer

Powerhouse of a phone that would make an excellent main handset

from The Inquirer
The OnePlus 3T is a powerhouse of a phone that would make an excellent main handset for all but the most demanding Android fan. Price-wise, OnePlus is really delivering on its "Never settle" philosophy by making more expensive phones look vastly overpriced - particularly the Google Pixel XL, which may have a better camera but is otherwise a very similar experience despite costing half as much again... Full review
Chip Chick

A superb Android smartphone with a simple, uncluttered interface

from Chip Chick

The OnePlus 3T is not much of a departure from the OnePlus 3, which isn’t a problem with us — the 3 was one of our favorite Android phones of the year. Thanks to lightweight, well-optimized software, the OnePlus 3T runs faster than most phones running on the same chipset. Granted, there are some trade-offs. The OnePlus 3T’s camera, being the same as the one on the 3, isn’t bad, but it suffers noticeably in low-light conditions. That’s usually something we say about all smartphones, but the Google Pixel, Huawei Mate 9, and Samsung Galaxy S7 all take pretty sharp... Full review


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