OnePlus 3T: All you need to know!

If you know me, you know that I’m not the person to care about specs. Sure, it’s nice to have the latest, most powerful processor with a lot of GHz but to be honest, if my phone runs smooth, I don’t care if it is powered by an Intel i7 or a Pentium or whatever.

Coming to the OnePlus 3T, although there were rumours that the phone would look the same with just some beefed up specs, I was hopeful, especially after the hype OnePlus made around the phone.

OnePlus 3T

Here are the key pointers about the OnePlus 3T :

  • It’s going to replace the OnePlus 3.
  • It looks exactly the same. No visual difference.
  • It has a beefier processor, the 2.35 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 821.
  • 3400 mAH battery compared to 3000 mAH on the 3T with Dash Charging.
  • A newer, better version of OxygenOS, OnePlus’ Android skin(will be available as an update on the OP3)
  • A new 16MP front facing camera compared to the 8MP one on the older model.
  • A 128GB option now available alongside the existing 64GB model.
  • Starting price 439$.  

And that’s about it. Truly boring. Not that this phone is going to be a bad one. I love the OnePlus 3 and truly believe that it is an excellent value for money.

And it’s going to get even better with better performance, more endurance and a crispier selfie camera. It’s just that I was expecting something better. It’s definitely not a worthy upgrade for OnePlus 3 users. I think it’s a bad move from OnePlus. Making a 6 month old flagship, an ‘older’ model is never a good decision and would leave the existing users a bit disappointed. If I were OnePlus, I would have axed the 3T and instead focus on developing and getting the OnePlus 4 to the market earlier, preferably near the launch of the S8 and other flagships, to munch on their sales. Unfortunately, I’m not OnePlus and the 3T is here to stay.


Rohan Bhateja
Rohan Bhateja

Vagabond who loves technology, ranting and brooding.