The dope OnePlus 3T!

oneplus 3t

It hasn't even been 6 months since the awesome OnePlus 3 was launched. Now there's a successor to that beast, the OnePlus 3T. Such a quick update cycle reminds me a lot about Sony and their Z lineup. With a new flagship every 6 months, they turned off a lot of active customers. Even though the OnePlus 3T has slightly better specs, the slight increase in the price tag worries me a little, about the company's future customer response. Anyway here's what's new with the OnePlus 3T.

The OnePlus 3T has a few upgrades under the hood.
  • It's powered by the 10% efficient Snapdragon 821 clocked at 2.3 GHz.
  • 6 GB of DDR4 RAM
  • The same powerful Adreno 530 GPU.
  • 64 GB/ 128 GB non expandable internal storage (Duh!)
  • A bigger 3400 mAh battery unit.
  • Same 16 mp rear Sony sensor
  • A new 16 mp Samsung front camera sensor .
  • Same 5.5' 1080p optic AMOLED display at 401 ppi.
  • OxygenOS on Android 6.0.1 marshmallow


There are 2 colors, soft gold and gunmetal grey. The 128 GB is exclusively available in gunmetal grey. I really do like the new looks, as I've always been a fan of darker colored devices. Word is, they're gonna stop the OnePlus 3 production and it will be replaced by the OnePlus 3T. However OnePlus 3 users will also get Nougat update along with the 3T before the end of this year. Probably by mid December.

oneplus 3t review
Gunmetal grey and soft gold
The only thing that upsets me is how fast the OnePlus 3 was replaced. The company says it wants to deliver the best technology to it's customers, without making them wait for it. I suspect we'll see the OnePlus 4 very soon as well! Right now, you can get the 3T 64 GB variant at $440 and 128 GB variant at around $480. That's still much better than the competition, in my opinion.

I agree that technology is a fast moving thing that waits for no one. But such swift upgrade cycles won't be pleasing a lot of people. Certainly not the ones who expect good value for every bit they pay, like me. Though OnePlus does offer excellent value for money in terms of specs, I feel they should also have planned delays, which lets us settle in and enjoy their beastly phones for a little longer. Wouldn't you agree?

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