OnePlus 3T review: The Best Mid Priced Phone
OnePlus 3T is technically a mid-cycle upgrade. On the design front nothing has changed, the dimensions and weight of this phone are exactly the same as the OnePlus 3, which I’d say is good. Good because OnePlus 3T has a bigger 3400 mAh battery compared to the older OnePlus 3 smartphone. I got the gunmetal colour option for review, which looks more classy compared to Soft Gold on the regular OnePlus 3.
Like I said, this phone follows the exact same design; so you have the antenna bands on the top and bottom, the camera in the centre but with a new sapphire lens cover for protection, and the OnePlus logo just below that. It has CNC-driller speaker at the bottom, the USB 2.0 Type-C port in the centre, just below the fingerprint scanner/home button, and the headphone jack next to it. The volume button, the notification slider button are on the left and the power button and SIM tray is on the right hand side.
Under the hood, the jump from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to the Snapdragon 821 chip may not seem much at first glance, but pair that with a better optimized updated Oxygen OS software, and the performance benefits are visible when you are multi-tasking and gaming. That performance, assisted with 6 GB RAM, is where the OnePlus 3T is way ahead of almost every rival.
The boosted battery capacity from 3,000mAh to 3,400mAh now means almost a day and a half of heavy use. The Dash Charge feature, OnePlus claims, can charge a completely discharged battery to 60% in 30 minutes.