Welcome to the OnePlus 3 Review post, here in this post you will find everything about the OnePlus 3 smartphone that you need to know.
OnePlus 3 is one of premium smartphone with great design and build, a good Amoled screen, record-breaking performance, superb software, great battery life and an excellent price. It finally brings OnePlus into the domain of quality flagships, with a phone that excels on all fronts. However, sub-par low-light photography and no expandable storage are the only flaws in this otherwise excellent phone from OnePlus.
OnePlus 3 Review: Specifications
|Release date||June 2016|
|Dimensions (mm)||152.70 x 74.70 x 7.35|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000|
|Colours||Graphite, Soft Gold|
OnePlus 3 Review: Design
With a new aluminum uni-body design, OnePlus 3 looks better than all of OnePlus’ past phones (which either had a plastic or glass backing). It still looks identical to theand other smartphones, but that is not necessarily a bad thing, after all, HTC 10 is a pretty handsome smartphone. If you are not into the metal look of this slim and attractive phone, OnePlus offers snap-on covers made of wood, bamboo and other stuff.
There is familiar toggle of OnePlus on the right edge. This slide is to turn notifications on and off, but also to turn on priority notifications. Beneath the display, the home button doubles as a fingerprint sensor, and on the bottom edge are the speaker, headphone jack and USB Type-C port for charging. There is a rear camera on the back, which bulges outward from the surface of the phone. Many famous smartphones do this too, including the. It does not damage the camera or hamper your use of it, but OnePlus 3’s camera bulge is quite thick and a bit unseemly.
Despite all that, there is much to like about the phone. The 5.5-inch big, 1080p resolution display is bright and sharp, and I like the way its edges smoothly curve down into the bezel. There are also clear details around the display and charging port, which catch and reflect light in fascinating ways. All in all, the OnePlus 3 has a truly elevated aesthetic compared to its ancestor, and it is good-looking enough to beat most budget smartphones. Not only does it have premium specs on the inside, but with its aluminum construction and subtle detailing, it now flaunts a premium exterior to match.
OnePlus 3 Review: Camera
The primary camera of the OnePlus 3 is a of 16-MP Sony IMX 298 sensor, while the front camera has an 8-MP sensor with 1.4-micron pixels. The rear camera can shoot video at up to 4K and can also shoot slow motion video at 120fps, while the front camera can shoot video at up to 1080p at 30fps. Furthermore, the rear camera features optical image stabilization, phase detection auto-focus and RAW image format support.
The camera app is Google’s stock app which you will find on linked phones. It is designed around simplicity and maximizing screen space for the viewfinder. Because of this, there is only a single shutter button for capturing stills, and recording video is a two-step process. Camera modes such as time lapse, slow motion, video, manual and panorama can be reached through a small toggle in the top-left corner that’s easy to miss.
The settings menu controls particular settings related to only the mode that you are in, so you will have to switch modes to modify settings such as video resolutions and grid toggles. During photography stills, you can change the aspect ratio or toggle the self-timer. For the flash, HD shooting, HDR mode and the camera switcher there are small control. It is reasonably simple and easy to use, but we have seen better apps on other phones which offer more control.
When shooting outdoors in good light the camera itself is particularly good, producing pictures that are sharp and detailed, with very little noise and grain. Colors are vibrant, and images are bright and good to look at. Auto-focus can sometimes be a bit slow, but once it locks onto a subject or scene, pictures are generally well composed and properly rendered. Optical and electronic image stabilization both help in producing good stills and videos. The only defect is low-light shots, which tend to over-saturate whatever light there is and become grainy.
Videos are outstanding and detailed even at full-HD resolution, and you always have the alternative to go up to 4K if you want them sharper. Slow motion and time lapse modes produce interesting results, but more control over both of these, and possibly the inclusion of 240fps shooting, would have been great additions to the camera. The front camera takes amazingly sharp images as well, producing much better results than what we’re used to seeing from typical smartphones.
OnePlus 3 Review: Software
On the software front, OnePlus 3 is powered by OxygenOS 3.1.1, based on Android 6.0.1. OxygenOS is visually and functionally very identical to stock Android Marshmallow, with a few useful inclusion. Even not being quite as light as stock Android, it still retains the same level of ease and snappiness across the system. Additions come in the form of customization options, while most of Marshmallow’s standout features have been maintained. This includes the revamped app permissions system, Now On Tap, and Doze Mode. OxygenOS also lets you quickly unlock the boot-loader, which will then allow you to root your device or flash new firmware if you choose to.
The tool called Shelf is one of the key feature of the system, which can be accessed by swiping right from the home screen. And gives you quick access to weather information, frequently used apps, widgets, and contacts. The settings menu gives you access to adaptive brightness, color temperature settings, the ambient display mode, and more. Ambient display uses the proximity sensor to give you basic information without waking the phone. There is also the option to use Swift-Key as your default keyboard.
Some interesting customization options include the ability to activate a ‘dark mode’ which changes the color of the menus to dark shades, custom LED notification light colors for different functions, and button customization controls. It’s an excellent set of options for power users, combining all the goodness of stock Android Marshmallow with some of the customization smarts that aftermarket firmware such as CyanogenMod gives you, and we absolutely love it.
OnePlus 3 Review: Performance
As has been the case with the two Snapdragon 820-powered smartphones that we’ve reviewed so far this year, the OnePlus 3 is a perfect powerhouse. From playing games to loading Web pages; from starting up apps to taking pictures; everything just works fit and fine. It is helped along no doubt by the generous 6-GB of RAM. There is practically no delay or loading times, and we found it hard to go back to a lower performing smartphone after our time with the OnePlus 3.
When it came to benchmark scores, the OnePlus 3 broke a few of our records, thereby underlining its superior performance. AnTuTu produced the highest score we have seen yet from an Android phone, with 142,674, while the Quadrant score was a honorable 44,490. GFXBench and 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited produced scores of 30,276 (again, the highest we’ve seen) and 59fps. Essentially, this is hands-down the most powerful Android smartphone we have used so far.
OnePlus 3 Review: Verdict
After three previous try, OnePlus has finally managed to get everything right with the OnePlus 3. This is a phone which shine in every department, and OnePlus has even fixed the issues we had with reliability and build quality on some of its previous devices. The inclusion of important features such as NFC, a correct fingerprint sensor, an excellent Amoled screen and fast charging also finally means that this is a phone that checks all of the boxes.
Nevertheless, OnePlus 3 is not completely perfect. Although 64-GB of internal storage will in all probability be enough, a lot of people will have an issue with the fact that storage cannot be expanded. The single speaker is a bit weak, and there were some file format recognition issues which prevented us from running some video and audio files on the phone. Pictures taken in low-light were not quite as good as we would hoped. But all of these issues are minor, and take very little away from the fact that the OnePlus 3 is a fantastic smartphone.
The Price of OnePlus 3 in Nepal (Updated OnePlus 3 Price in Nepal) ?
The authorized seller of OnePlus phone for Nepal has set the price of OnePlus 3 is Nrs 39,000 in Nepal– and its price may slightly vary.
Where to buy OnePlus 3 in Nepal? (Online/Offline OnePlus 3 Purchasing Guide)
There are plenty of offline stores to buy OnePlus 3 in Nepal. You can find this phone all over Nepal. If you prefer to buy this OnePlus 3 online in Nepal, there are so many online shopping in Nepal. You can choose either daraz or sastodeals, choicemandu, Oliz Store or many others.