OnePlus 3, the latest device from OnePlus has everything that you look for in a perfect smartphone. Released in June 2016 it boasts of 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. OnePlus 3 comes covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and has per pixel density of 401 ppi. Currently running on Android Marshmallow (6.0.1) it has Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo + dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo CPU and Adreno 530 GPU. To make it awesome with gestures and other unique features, it comes with its own Oxygen OS skin.
The most phenomenal thing about OnePlus 3 is its 6 GB RAM which is 2 GB more than any of the other present-day smartphones provide. People are still debating whether this much amount of RAM is required in smartphones or not. This time, OnePlus has ditched SD card slot and instead extended the internal memory to 64 GB. The front camera is 8 MP and the rear camera is just double (16 MP).
After hearing these mind-blowing super-awesome features, who wouldn’t like to get their hands on the OnePlus 3. So before you buy it, here’s a bunch of must-know facts about OnePlus 3.
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Fast Charge your OnePlus 3 with Dash Charge
Thinking about the power-consuming users, OnePlus has included a fast charging system on its latest OnePlus 3. Instead of using Qualcomm’s Quick Charge feature, OnePlus introduced its own “Dash Charge” system. With “Dash Charge” system, OnePlus promises 60% charge in less than 30 minutes. Dash Charge from OnePlus almost matches the speed of Quick Charge and Nexus Rapid Charge. To use the Dash Charge system, you will have to use the Dash Charger and the cable included in the box. If you will use any other charger, then your device will charge but it won’t give the speeds of Dash Charge.
Built In Dark Mode
OnePlus has continued its trend of offering Built In Dark Mode. You just need to head into Settings-> Customization and toggle into Dark Mode. Everything on your device will turn into dark color except text which will change into white color and accent color will convert into dark turquoise color. Dark Mode looks great on AMOLED display and it also saves some amount of battery %.
The most awesome thing which OnePlus gives to developers is you can unlock the Bootloader without much hassle. Unlocking bootloader will help you to wipe Oxygen OS and install your own custom ROM or to get away from future software updates. Another great thing about OnePlus is it won’t void your warranty if you unlock bootloader or root your device which isn’t a case with other companies out there. This gives you full freedom to tinker and tweak your Android device.
Stop Worrying about Screen Pixels
You might be worried about your screen pixels which are just 1920 x 1080 while other flagship devices are offering 2560 x 1440 display resolution. But don’t worry. Fewer pixels doesn’t mean that screen quality isn’t good. OnePlus 3 has AMOLED screen which performs and displays colors well and 401 ppi means you won’t have jagged line texts or images. Besides, having 1080 pixels also has many advantages like processor works fast in 1080 pixels which lead to better performance and optimization of apps along with increasing the battery life.
Manual Camera Control
OnePlus has improved a great deal when it comes to Camera. You can extra control on your Camera by using Manual mode in OnePlus 3. In Manual mode, you have features like tweaking white balance, shutter speed- up to 30 seconds, ISO, and focal distance. You also have the option to click RAW images in manual mode. RAW images will be taken along with JPG images but the size of images differ. Each JPG image is of 5 MB while each RAW image is of 30 MB.
Alert Slider is a unique 3-stage hardware button present above the volume rocker. It helps you to manage sounds and notifications on your device without turning on the screen. The Alert Slider works along with the Marshmallow’s notification priority settings. It toggles your device into “all”, “priority” and “none” mode. In “All” mode, you will get all your sounds and notifications, alarm and events without muting the sound. In “priority” mode, you can choose the things you want to mute and for what duration you want to mute. In “none” mode, your device will be completed silenced. You can do all this without waking up the screen. This awesome feature is not present in any other Android smartphones out there.
Don’t Remove the Screen Protector
OnePlus 3 comes with a proper screen protector installed on your device along with cut-outs for camera and sensors. It is not the best screen protector available in the market but it competes well with the inexpensive protector you may put on your phone. You should use the screen protector for a while before replacing it. Maybe you will start to like it. You can also buy tempered glass from OnePlus website if you require higher end of protection.
Radio Bands for AT&T and T-Mobile
If you are residing in the US, then be rest assured you will get all the radio bands for AT&T and T-Mobile along with their prepaid services. OnePlus has also introduced support for enhanced network services like Voice over LTE.
Dual-Sim Card Slot
Although Dual-Sim isn’t a popular feature in the US, it may be handy to keep 2 Sim cards while travelling in order to ensure you get network services on either one of them. In OnePlus 3, both the sim cards will get dual standby support which means both your sim cards can receive calls. You can setup both the sim cards in the settings menu and both will receive enhanced LTE services. And if you don’t need dual-sim then primary sim card will do just fine.
Buy OnePlus 3 Without Invite
Finally, OnePlus has ditched the invite system. Now you can buy any OnePlus device without any invitation. Although OnePlus took the time to ditch invite system, this new freedom for fans will still be celebrated.
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