Our gadget analyst tested the OnePlus 3 in the launch event in Bangalore and Kathmandu. Is it still the flagship killer as it claims to be? The company has maintained its price and hardware according to market. OnePlus has kept minimum design changes and has given maximum effort in the power. The company is officially present in Nepal and it is going to launch the phone soon. In bloggers meet, it was suggested that the price will be under Rs 50K
The price of OP3 is Rs 28000 in India or about $480 internationally. The price of OnePlus 3 in Nepal will be about Rs 49000. In this age of metallic phones, OP is also taking this trend. This smartphone has a beautiful metal body design which houses a very powerful system.
In Nepal, at first there will be pre-order at first and then direct sales. The Online partner is Kaymu just like last time. According to the company, they got good feedback for OnePlus X. As of now the cases aren’t available for sales but may be imported soon.
The specification of the handset are in the table below. Lets take a quick look before diving into the analysis part.
|Processor||Quad Core (1.6 GHz+ 2.15 GHz)|
|Internal Memory||64 GB|
|Graphics Unit||Adreno 530|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820|
|Display||5.5” 1080p (401 ppi) P.D.|
|Camera||16 MP main / 8 MP Secondary f/2.0|
OnePlus 3 comes with a quad core processor which consists of 2.5 and 1.6 GHz Dual Core Kyro processor and Adreno 530 GPU. The graphics card performs very well for gaming and multimedia content consumption. Even though the processor is strong, the company could have gone with an Octa-core processor instead. We are getting 64 GB storage option which is enough for many people but there is no SD card support. It is bad because people want memory card and higher storage. The greatest thing about the handset is 6 GB RAM. New update makes the memory management fantastic and improves multitasking.
OP3 comes with a Gorilla Glass 4 covered 5.5 inches Samsung AMOLED screen with 403 ppi pixel density. The camera department has a powerful 16 Megapixel f/2.0 sensor with OIS at back. A 8 MP camera is provided at the front with same aperture size. Both camera can record 1080p videos but main camera can record 4K videos as well.
This latest mobile phones supports 4G, NFC, Gyro-sensor, Barometer etc. A 3000 mAh sealed in battery powers the device. It has a premium solid uni-body metallic design. It is currently running Android Marshmallow with Oxygen OS on top and it will surely get Android Nougat update. Fingerprint scanner also proved its swiftness in out test. The company is rolling out maintenance, security and performance updates.
Battery life has long battery life and efficient power management. The best part is Dash charge which is only possible via its own original accessory. In our view the device is priced fiercely, because it is providing all top line specs at a mid range price. It has very close competition with flagship phones of other companies.
It would have been perfect with octa-core processor and external SD card support. There is no compromise in performance or build quality, so One Plus 3 is recommended device if you are looking for mid range priced phone.