The OnePlus 3T looks exactly the same as the OnePlus 3. From one look you really can’t tell the difference. OnePlus 3 contains a unibody metal design instead, this is seen on the 3T as well. The phone’s design elements look derived from the HTC and iPhone but if you look close enough it has its distinct OnePlus design lines.
Just like OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T is also on open sale with its e-commerce partner, Amazon. The biggest upgrade on the device is the processor. The OnePlus 3 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and in mid-year Qualcomm decided to come with a new flagship processor. OnePlus 3T comes with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, that you can see on the Google Pixel phones and new flagship phones by other companies.
OnePlus 3T’s fingerprint sensor authenticates you quickly and you can use it to lock apps too. It also acts as a capacitive home button. The machine-drilled holes for the speaker at the bottom add to the phone’s premium aesthetics. It consists of Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone socket on the bottom too.
The gunmetal colored back adds to the stealthy look of the OnePlus 3T smartphone. you no need to worry about scratches, thanks to the sapphire crystal glass. In the box, you get a 20W power adapter, a Type-C cable, a SIM ejector, and some instructions. The packaging and quality of the accessories are top notch, so no complaints here. Since the dimensions of OnePlus 3T are identical to those of its predecessor, you can use cases and other accessories designed for the older model.
OnePlus 3T’s capacitive buttons can pull triple duty, as you can program long-press and double-press actions to each of them in addition to their regular function. The ‘Gestures’ menu lets you play around with various shortcuts. In terms of apps, the OnePlus Community app, Amazon, Kindle, Google suite, and basic apps like a file manager and voice recorder.
OnePlus 3T performance
The general app and system performance of OnePlus 3T consists of 4GB of RAM. The generous amount of onboard storage also means you never have to worry about running out of space, even if you’re a compulsive media user. The new Qualcomm SoC can run anything your throw at it without breaking. Heavy games like Asphalt 8 run flawlessly. Even with extended use, the phone doesn’t overheat, which is quite impressive.
The punchy colors of the display make watching videos really enjoyable. The speaker is fairly loud if there is too much ambient noise but it is also audible. The display has very good sunlight legibility with wide viewing angles. OnePlus 3T also handles 4K video playback like a champ. OnePlus 3 was anyways a potent phone when it came to performance, multitasking, and gaming. OnePlus 3T is even better.
The pricing for the device is much cheaper in India compare to all other countries. The 64GB variant costs Rs. 29,999, while 128GB costs Rs. 34,999.