We’ve played with the OnePlus 2 last fall and weren’t very impressed with it, so we had great expectations from the OnePlus 3 to come and fix it all. The device gets unboxed by us below, following its debut earlier this summer. This model is priced at $400 and stands out through its 6 GB of RAM and good looks.
The device is a flagship, that comes in a red and white box, with the typical OnePlus design. We get a manual, a special dedication from the OnePlus cofounder, USB type C cable and metal key to access the slots. There’s also a Dash charger, that juices up the phone from zero to 63% in just 30 minutes. This model is very good looking, with its slim 7.3 mm thick case and low weight of just 158 grams.
It has a gently curved display panel upfront and sits perfectly in the hand. A clear evolution from OnePlus 2. The Home button with fingerprint scanner is integrated below the display. Specs include a powerful Snapdragon 820 CPU, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, but no microSD card slot. There’s a 16 megapixel back camera here, with good pedigree, since it has the same IMX298 sensor as the LeEco Le Pro 3, Xiaomi Mi 5, ZenFone 3 and Huawei Mate 8.
This model also brings a 5.5 inch Full HD AMOLED screen and runs Android Marshmallow in a Oxygen OS guise. It brings a vanilla experience, a Shelf feature on the leftmost homescreen area, that includes the most accessed apps and a Memo function. We’ll be back with a full review soon, but so far the first experience is good. The updated price is here.