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OnePlus 3T (2016)

Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Adreno 530
6 GB / 64 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

This phone boasts a 5.5 inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro chipset, and 6 GB of RAM.

Take a journey through its pros and cons!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the OnePlus 3T smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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OnePlus 3T specifications

BrandOnePlus
Name3T
Model3T
Release date2016

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.57 oz
Dimensions6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inch
Colorsgold, gray
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the OnePlus 3T is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v7.0 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
CPUQuad-core, Dual-core 2.35 GHz Kryo, Dual-core 2 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 530

The OnePlus 3T comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means the source code is free to the public. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

AMOLED displays are famous for their vibrant colors. They also have high contrast and are energy efficient. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM6 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotno

The OnePlus 3T comes with 6 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. 64 GB of storage is usually seen as good for a smartphone. It should be enough for most users. The internal storage of the OnePlus 3T (6 GB) cannot be expanded.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashLED
Selfie camera16 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The 3T offers optical image stabilization (OIS) for their rear camera systems.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The OnePlus 3T supports 4G/LTE networks. This OnePlus phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our 3T smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. This phone is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3400 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3400 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The 3T does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4, Dual SIM, Fast charging

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The fingerprint reader is a biometric security feature found in 3T smartphones. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device.

Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. With fast charging, we can get a significant amount of battery life in a few minutes of charging. Gorilla Glass is very scratch resistant. It reduces the likelihood of everyday scratches and abrasions.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this OnePlus phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • AMOLED display
  • adequate memory
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • non-expandable storage
  • single camera setup
  • no 5G support
  • low-capacity battery
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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