OnePlus 3T – Turbocharged with Snapdragon 821, AMOLED, Dash Charging and Dual 16 MP Camera

Is it worth the upgrade to the OnePlus 3T (Turbocharge version)? Find out what neat upgrades and features are in store in most awaited upgrade.

Highlights of OnePlus 3T:

  • Powerful Chipset Snapdragon 821 (Top Tier Performance)
  • Great Gaming capability of the Adreno 530 Graphics Chip
  • Whopping 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM doesn’t lag and multitasking is overall very smooth
  • 64 GB UFS 2.0 (Universal Flash Storage) over 500Mbps (both on Read and Write Speeds)
  • Oxygen OS 3.5 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) supports OTA Upgrades
  • OS or UI community offers a lot of customization options, especially for Heavy users
  • Great AMOLED 5.5 inch, 1080p Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Protection
  • OnePlus has the Dark mode (emphasizes deep contrast and colors)
  • 16 MP SonyIMX298 Rear Camera (scratch resistant lens – protected by Sapphire lens)
  • Very good camera performance especially on great lighting, High Dynamic Range also works excellent
  • 4K Video with EIS 2.0 (Electronic Image Stabilization) and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • 4K video comes out great and the OIS and EIS works perfectly making the videos stable.
  • Intuitive Camera UI and also supports Manual Mode
  • 16 MP Samsung 3P8SP Sensor Front Camera, F/2.0
  • Accurate Front Fingerprint Scanner (Main Menu)
  • NFC Support, Dual Band WiFi
  • Fast and Stable WiFi Performance
  • USB Type C
  • Fast GPS with Glonass Support
  • 13% increase battery capacity from the OnePlus 3 (standard)
  • 3400mAh battery (Dash Charging 3.0)  Fully Charge in just 90 minutes
  • Dash Charger (most of the heat is on the charger and not kept on the phone)
  • No Throttling or build up of heat even used in gaming while charging

Possible Limitations or CONS:

  • No MicroSD Card Support
  • Not much has changed in terms of looks, actually the color is just the difference
  • The same design with the first OnePlus 3

Turbocharge your OnePlus 3, Should you upgrade or not?

Yes, but still optional, the new Snapdragon 821 chip performance is great when you look at it in terms of benchmarks, but real world difference is barely noticeable. If you already have first OnePlus 3, I think what you get here is a slightly bigger battery, improved camera performance as well as changes in the interface and a great looking AMOLED Display. More so, first time users will be more than glad to have one. It is currently one of the most anticipated upgrades of 2016. Right behind the Xiaomi Mi5s. If you loved the first OnePlus 3, then the turbocharged version will also make you happy.

SpecsOnePlus 3T
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 821 2.3GHz Quad Core
GPU: Adreno 530
MemoryRAM: 6 GB LPDDR4
ROM: 64 GB UFS 2.0 (Universal Flash Storage)
OSOxygen OS (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Display5.5 inch IPS Corning Gorilla Glass 4
AMOLED 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, 0.75mm Bezel
Rear Camera16 MP SonyIMX298, f/2.0 Aperture, Dual Tone LED Flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), Sapphire Glass, HDR,
4K Video EIS 2.0 (Electronic Image Stabilization) and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Front Camera16 MP Samsung 3P8SP, f/2.0 Aperture
Special FeaturesFront Fingerprint Scanner
NetworkDual Nano Sim, Dual Standby
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
CDMA EVDO: BC0
3G: WCDMA Bands 1/2/5/8
TD-SCDMA : Bands 34/39
4G: FDD-LTE Bands 1/3/5/7/8
TDD-LTE Bands 38/39/40/41
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.2
USB Type C
NFC (Near Field Communication)
SensorsFingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, E-Compass
GPSGPS/A-GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
IO2x Nano Sim Slot
1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
1x USB Type C
AudioDirac HD Audio
Dimensions152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm
Weight: 158g
Batterybuilt-in 3400mAh (Dash Charging 5V 4A)
Fully Charge after (1 hour and 30 min)
AVAILABILITY (Updated March 22, 2017)
OnePlus 3T retails at $417 (After Coupon)

Use Coupon Code: GB3T

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OnePlus 3T demonstrates how fast their “Dash Charging” works, you can charge the phone fully in just 90 minutes.

Highlights of OnePlus 3T:

  • Powerful Chipset Snapdragon 821 (Top Tier Performance)
  • Great Gaming capability of the Adreno 530 Graphics Chip
  • 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM doesn’t lag and multitasking is overall very smooth
  • 64 GB UFS 2.0 (Universal Flash Storage) over 500Mbps (both on Read and Write Speeds)
  • Oxygen OS 3.5 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) supports OTA Upgrades
  • OS or UI community offers a lot of customization options, especially for Heavy users
  • Great AMOLED 5.5 inch, 1080p Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Protection
  • OnePlus has the Dark mode (emphasizes deep contrast and colors)
  • 16 MP SonyIMX298 Rear Camera (scratch resistant lens – protected by Sapphire lens)
  • Very good camera performance especially on great lighting, High Dynamic Range also works excellent
  • 4K Video with EIS 2.0 (Electronic Image Stabilization) and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • 4K video comes out great and the OIS and EIS works perfectly making the videos stable.
  • Intuitive Camera UI and also supports Manual Mode
  • 16 MP Samsung 3P8SP Sensor Front Camera, F/2.0
  • Accurate Front Fingerprint Scanner (Main Menu)
  • NFC Support, Dual Band WiFi
  • Fast and Stable WiFi Performance
  • USB Type C
  • Fast GPS with Glonass Support
  • 13% increase battery capacity from the OnePlus 3 (standard)
  • 3400mAh battery (Dash Charging 3.0)  Fully Charge in just 90 minutes
  • Dash Charger (most of the heat is on the charger and not kept on the phone)
  • No Throttling or build up of heat even used in gaming while charging

Possible Limitations or CONS:

  • No MicroSD Card Support
  • Not much has changed in terms of looks, actually the color is just the difference
  • The same design with the first OnePlus 3

Turbocharge your OnePlus 3, Should you upgrade or not?

Yes, but still optional, the new Snapdragon 821 chip performance is great when you look at it in terms of benchmarks, but real world difference is barely noticeable. If you already have first OnePlus 3, I think what you get here is a slightly bigger battery, improved camera performance as well as changes in the interface and a great looking AMOLED Display. More so, first time users will be more than glad to have one. It is currently one of the most anticipated upgrades of 2016. Right behind the Xiaomi Mi5s. If you loved the first OnePlus 3, then the turbocharged version will also make you happy.

AVAILABILITY (Updated March 22, 2017)
OnePlus 3T retails at $417 (After Coupon)

Use Coupon Code: GB3T

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About Vincent
I am 27 years old and an avid fan of Phones and tablets. Writing blogs is my hobby and i have taken a keen interest in making Tablet and Phone Reviews.

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