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: 7.0 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 36 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)


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, whic... More

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.

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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, the... More

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 nighttime shots that we’ve been very happy with.

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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... More

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.

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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... More

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.

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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 compla... More

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.

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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 ov... More

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.

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One of the best high-end smartphones, just like the old one was

from Notebookcheck

The OnePlus 3T is a worthy successor to the OnePlus 3. However, the task has not been too challenging for the manufacturer because the previous model was already one of the best high-end Android smartphones. The changes for the OnePlus 3T are also pretty small, so this is still the case here.&nbs... More

The OnePlus 3T is a worthy successor to the OnePlus 3. However, the task has not been too challenging for the manufacturer because the previous model was already one of the best high-end Android smartphones. The changes for the OnePlus 3T are also pretty small, so this is still the case here. If you already own the OnePlus 3, you do not need the OnePlus 3T, but all others can get it. Buyers will probably like that there is finally a 128 GB version of the smartphone. It is only 40 Euros (~$42) more expensive than the 64 GB version in the online shop of the manufacturer, so it is really interesting due to the missing microSD-card reader. The slightly faster SoC is a nice addition, but the difference is rather small in practice due to similar temperatures.

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A tremendous value and slight, but a worthwhile upgrade

from Phandroid

We said it in our OnePlus 3 review over 5 months ago: OnePlus didn’t just hit it out of the ballpark with the 3 — they knocked it into the next galaxy. The OnePlus 3T is no different. It takes an already appealing smartphone and makes it that much more enticing with better software, n... More

We said it in our OnePlus 3 review over 5 months ago: OnePlus didn’t just hit it out of the ballpark with the 3 — they knocked it into the next galaxy. The OnePlus 3T is no different. It takes an already appealing smartphone and makes it that much more enticing with better software, new storage option, and longer battery life. Damn near irresistible, in fact.

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More of the same (for more money)

from Talk Android

Like its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T is an incredibly well-rounded, solid device that competes well above its price range. It makes compromises, but should definitely be worth a look for anyone trying to pinch some pennies on a new high-end phone.

Like its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T is an incredibly well-rounded, solid device that competes well above its price range. It makes compromises, but should definitely be worth a look for anyone trying to pinch some pennies on a new high-end phone.

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Solid system and app performance

from NDTV

On the surface, the OnePlus 3T might seem like a minor upgrade over the OnePlus 3; the key areas being the battery capacity, higher resolution front camera and the faster CPU. However, after using it for the better part of a week, it's clear that the improvements extend to the brighter and more c... More

On the surface, the OnePlus 3T might seem like a minor upgrade over the OnePlus 3; the key areas being the battery capacity, higher resolution front camera and the faster CPU. However, after using it for the better part of a week, it's clear that the improvements extend to the brighter and more colour-accurate display, and faster internal storage. The newer firmware also plays a big role in providing a better all-round experience compared to its predecessor.

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