Oneplus 3T What’s better in comparison to OnePlus 3
Oneplus refreshed the 6-month-old OnePlus 3 with some beneficial upgrades that make their flagship phone even better. They have killed the OnePlus 3, and the new OnePlus 3T takes its spot as the most affordable Android flagship.
(Update 24/Nov/2016 – OnePlus 3T is going to launch in India on 2nd December 2016.
The OnePlus 3T is available globally for a price tag of $439 for the 64 GB variant and $479 for the 128 GB version. The price is $40 and $80 more respectively than the predecessors.
Notably, the new smartphone comes with faster processor, more battery life, and better front camera to justify this markup.
OnePlus 3T is Faster and has More Battery
The OnePlus 3T has the same design and build quality like the outgoing OnePlus 3.
The letter “T” was used in the name to be different from Apple and Samsung that is using the letter “S,” says Kyle Kiang (head of marketing at Oneplus).
Also, it comes with a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad-Core processor, with a clock speed of 2.35 GHz, in comparison to older SD 820 with a clock speed of 2.15 GHz.
The increase in clock speed will give at least 10% boost in performance. Quashing the rumors about the 8 GB Ram, OnePlus 3T comes with 6 GB Ram, same as the OnePlus 3.
Further, the improved front camera now offers a 16 MP Samsung 3P8SP Sensor with 1.0 micron in comparison to the 8 MP camera lens on the older Oneplus.
Improved Battery Life
Also, the mobile has 13% higher battery capacity and now comes with 3400 mAH battery.
Moreover, it supports the OnePlus proprietary dash charging. Besides, the Dash charging allows for a quicker charge with lesser heat. The OnePlus 3 has a 3000 mAH battery capacity.
Commendably, the additional battery capacity has not added any bulk to the device or increased its thickness.
Better Front Camera
The rear camera is the same 16 MP shooter with the Sony IMX 298 Sensor. However, it has got a sapphire lens cover and some improvement in the OIS for recording videos.
There were rumors about 3T coming with Android Nougat 7.0, but this is not the case, it runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the Oxygen OS.
Both OnePlus 3 and 3T will get the Android Nougat 7.0 by the end of December 2016, as per the latest report.
These are some of the refinements in the OnePlus 3T.
Undoubtedly, Oneplus is taking the space vacated by Nexus offering the best hardware for an affordable price with near stock experience.Also, Google has turned into Apple with the New Pixel phones available at an exorbitant price.
Further, the 3T comes with Full HD (1080P) display with 5.5 inch AMOLED panel. It will be available in the Soft Gold and the Gunmetal Grey Color variants globally.
In addition to above, the One Plus 3T will go on sale on 22 November in the US and 28th November in Europe. However, we don’t know the exact date for India launch so far.
To sum it up, the OnePlus 3T offers incredible value for money and is comparable to the high-end flagship devices like Google Pixel, Samsung S7 Edge and the iPhone 7.
The only low point for the 3T is its rear camera that may not have the capability to beat the rival flagship phones.
Android Nougat 7.1.1 Update for OnePlus 3 / 3T Brings 5 Major Improvements
The new updated for the Oneplus 3 and the Oneplus 3T is on the way and it brings some necessary improvements to the already excellent device. I am getting to admire the OnePlus more and more for the timely updates they are pushing to their smartphones and making the user experience a delight.
Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony has enormous resources still work at snail’s pace when it comes to Android updates. As per the recent Google data, only 2.8% of devices run on the Android Nougat 7.0 and 7.1. There are hardly 1% Android mobiles which are on the latest 7.1 Nougat. You are pretty lucky and smart if you bought the One Plus 3 / 3T.
Let’s Check out the Top 5 Improvements that the new Oxygen OS 4.1 and the Android Nougat 7.1.1 Brings to the OnePlus 3 /3T.
- Updated Google Security Patch for March 2017 – It is critical to have the latest security patches to keep the phone secure from any Android Vulnerabilities.
- Expanded Screenshots – You can take longer screenshots, with this new feature which can be very handy if you want to take a screenshot of an entire article you are reading on your phone.
- Better Images for moving subjects – There is blur reduction if you are clicking images of moving subjects like Kids or cars. This is a much-needed feature for the OnePlus 3T as we observed a lot of motion blur when shooting the moving objects, we will test this and see if there is any real improvement regarding camera output.
- Improves the Image stabilization while capturing vides – reduces the shaking of the camera. – The camera lacks the Optical image stabilization which is found in phones like the Samsung S7 and Samsung S7 Edge. The OnePlus 3T uses the EIS, and this will likely help in terms of capturing videos.
- Improved Bluetooth and WIFI connectivity.
While the updates are pretty significant and will enhance your user experience there are some countries like Canada which have already got the update, if you are in India, then you may get it pretty soon. Don’t Try to use a VPN and get the Canadian update.
One Plus recently unveiled a new OnePlus 3T deep black Colette Edition smartphone will be available for purchase in Paris alone and OnePlus has made only 250 of these new devices.
Early Leaks and Details – OnePlus 3T
New reports are making it more evident that OnePlus may launch a refreshed version of the OnePlus 3 named as “OnePlus 3T”. Recently OnePlus launched a new color for the OnePlus 3 in the Indian market. It is known as OnePlus 3 Soft gold and costs Rs. 27,999.
The OnePlus 3 was launched in June 2016, and it is a huge success.
It comes with a premium build quality, ultra-fast Snapdragon 820 processor, and 6 GB RAM. It comes at an affordable price of $400 or Rs. 27,999 making it a value for money deal.
Carl Pei (CEO of OnePlus) hints towards a minor upgrade to the existing OnePlus 3, and we may be called OnePlus 3T.
A New Faster Processor (SD 821)
The new smartphone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor that is 10 % faster in comparison to SD 820.
The Snapdragon 820 has two Kryo cores running at 2.2 GHz and two Kryo cores running at 1.6 GHz. On the other hand, Snapdragon 821 has 2 Kryo cores running at 2.4 GHz and 2 Kryo cores running at 2.0 GHz.
Both of them uses the same GPU – Adreno 530. The Snapdragon 821 processor also powers the recently launched Google Pixel phones and Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra.
The OnePlus 3T will have identical Amoled Display, unibody metal design, 6 GB RAM and cameras on the front and back.
The company might launch new color variant with for the 3T, in the near future.
The 3T is certified in China with the model number A3010, and it might launch sooner than expected.
Launch and Availability
The price may also increase a little bit considering the Snapdragon 821 will cost more, but there is no final word yet, so you might like to take all the above information with a grain of salt.