Specs summary


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


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


The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat) operating system (OS).

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.
64/128 GB

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


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

Based on 40 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)

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

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

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


Reliable and well worth what it costs

from SlashGear
I was going to mention the fact that this model costs $100 more than its predecessor for very little in the way of major improvements. But since the OnePlus 3 is no longer available for sale from OnePlus, the point is basically moot. A smartphone as good as this for $439 off-contract should scare the likes of Samsung and Apple – but it won’t... Full review
The Mobile Indian

It literally never settles

from The Mobile Indian
OnePlus 3T is easily the best smartphone of 2016 when we consider 'Value for Money' proposition. Else, it would still make the top five along with the OnePlus 3. If your budget is around Rs 30,000, this is the best piece of hardware and software from OnePlus so far. However, if you own a OnePlus 3, it is not necessary for you to upgrade to OnePlus 3T. There are some devices in this price range but no one comes even close to what the 3 and the 3T has to offer... Full review
Fone Arena

Good gets better

from Fone Arena
The OnePlus 3T is one of those few devices where a mid-cycle refresh did make sense. For a little more money, OnePlus is now delivering a handset that is even better. With fantastic performance, incredibly smooth and stock like Android build, excellent hardware, you’ll find little to complain about here... Full review
Mobile Syrup

Victory lap

from Mobile Syrup
If cost is your only consideration, then, sure, get one of those phones, but if I was in the same situation and had the extra money to spend, then I would buy the OnePlus 3T. The moment-to-moment experience of using this phone is truly excellent, so much so that I continue to prefer this phone over some of the more expensive high-end phones available to Canadian consumers... Full review

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