OnePlus 3 got a competitor, finally, and it’s from the same company – the OnePlus 3T. With the OnePlus 3T made available in India, it really makes no sense to buy the OnePlus 3. 3T indeed is the OnePlus 3 killer.

Unboxing : No difference with the packing, same as OnePlus 3 – inside the box : handset, user manual, warranty card, SIM tray ejector pin, Dash charger (5V/4A) and USB Type C data cable. SAR value as mentioned on the box : 0.784W/Kg @ 1g head and 0.581 W/kg @1g body.

Design, Display and OS

There is really no difference with respect to the design, OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T both look and feel the same. 3T is using metal body, pretty slim with a decent weight of 158 grams. Dimensions are 74.7 x 152.7 x 7.35 (mm). Build quality is premium.

OnePlus 3T box pack and unboxing

There is a quick set notification button on the left side. This handset is comfortable to hold and use. 3T comes with dual Nano SIM slots; 4G with VoLTE is supported. There is no external SD card slot. There is LED notification and good number of sensors – accelerometer, light, proximity, magnetic, gyro and hall.

OnePlus 3T review OnePlus 3T dual nano sim slots

OnePlus 3T features a 5.5 inch Optic AMOLED screen with 2.5D curved glass supporting full HD resolution (1920 x 1080p). This screen also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Color reproduction, viewing angles and touch response are excellent.

OnePlus 3T is running OxygenOS based Android Marshmallow out of the box, it will get Nougat update.

Memory and Storage

The review unit that I got was packed with 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB UFS 2.0 (ROM). There is no external SD card slot. On first boot you will get around 113GB free space and 3.7GB to 4GB free RAM.

OnePlus 3T back panel

Performance

If OnePlus 3 was excellent this is excellent ++. This handset is powered by Snapdragon 821 chipset – it’s 64 bit quad core clocked at 2.3GHz with Adreno 530 GPU. The one thing that surprised me was the battery temperature – maximum temp I encountered was 34 degrees.

OnePlus 3T build quality

The benchmark scores are pretty impressive better than as seen on the OnePlus 3.

OnePlus 3T Benchmark

Quadrant : 47760
AnTuTu : 161084  / 61237 –   2nd time 160470  / 62554
Nenamark 2 : 59.6fps
Disk Speed : 384 MB/s read / 174 MB/s write
Multi Touch : 10 point

OnePlus 3T ports - usb type c, audio jack

Gaming

Looking at the benchmark scores anyone can guess that the handset is no doubt powerful. I tried asphalt 8 and it worked buttery smooth in high quality mode.

Camera

There is 16MP camera on the back and a 16MP selfie camera on the front. Rear camera is with f/2.0 aperture using SONY IMX 298 sensor. Front camera  is using Samsung 3P8SP sensor. The handset can record 4K videos. Camera quality is excellent.

OnePlus 3T 13MP camera on the back

Camera Rating 4.5 out of 5

OnePlus 3 rear and front camera sample

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Others

The finger print sensor on the front is very fast and accurate. I did not face any issues with WiFi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth. Reliance Jio SIM worked well without any issues. Sound output is loud and clear, speaker vent in on the bottom side and the handset is using USB type C port.

Battery

There are dual advantages of the 3400 mAh battery, first the charging – it’s amazing, using Dash charger I was able to charge the handset from 0% to 100 in just 1 hour 32 minutes. The second best thing is the battery life – on a full charge you can expect 5 to 10 hours of non-stop moderate to heavy usage.

With mixed moderate usage OnePlus 3T will last for up to 2 days and with heavy usage up to 1 day.

OnePlus 3T Battery Performance (time / battery % drop / estimated battery temperature)

  • Running Benchmark app – 9 minutes / 3% / 34 degrees
  • Asphalt 8 game play – 22 minutes / 6% / 34 degrees
  • 4K video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) – 25 minutes / 4% / 30 degrees.

Verdict

OnePlus 3T is better, planning to buy OnePlus 3? Skip that and go for OnePlus 3T for  a little extra, it’s worth it.

Rating 4.7 out of 5

OnePlus 3T is available for Rs. 29,999 (64GB variant).

Published by Gogi Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in

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  1. The battery temperature hits 45 degrees maximum…? Why some other techys are getting this much score , am aftaid of them to whom we will trust.

    1. Battery temp is mentioned in review. Battery temp is well under control, if someone is getting 45 degrees they are doing something wrong.

  2. Hello Sir

    I would like to ask only one question for ONE PLUS 3T

    Give TRUE OPINION on CALL and EARPIECE QUALITY OF ONE PLUS 3T…

    Is it comparable to Samsung Flagship Phone?

    Thanks and Regards.

  3. need help!!!
    I’m using oneplus 3t. Is there any private mode option or any way of hide some pictures without any app?

  4. Hi Gogi,

    I heard that 1+3t is very delicate and might break easy. Did it feel like a sturdy phone? Sorry to ask , but I have a 1 year old baby who loves to throw phones and currently she’s dropped one plus one( current phone) ,nothing happened to it.. but we are planning to buy 1+3t primarily to capture good photos /videos of hers, but i’m wondering if its a sturdy phone as well.. please advise Sir..

    1. All handsets are delicate, even if it is tough/ sturdy the glass / screen is the most delicate part. No two drops will be the same, there are a lot of factors that may or may not work and it will be different for every drop plus the environment you are in. In simple words if you drop handset and it breaks its your bad luck and if it does not – its your good luck.

      OnePlus 3 / 3T body is tough, if you drop and screen takes the first hit, screen will break – again depends on the drop height + many other factors.

  5. Hi All, I am planning to buy a OP3 from Olx for Rs 18K.. Is it worth..? or I can pick a new mobile at that price? Share your opinion Guys and Gogi.

  6. Dear gogi bhai, I am using jio Sim with 1+3t but it is not supporting native video call. I Saw most of the low end phones also supporting native video call. I spoken to jio customer care, they told me 1+3t manufacturers itself disabled the option. Please help me how can I solve this problem?

  7. Gogi sir I want to know 1 thing as you forgot to mention that what is the out of box user space for 128 gb variant ?

    And may I know that where can I find this variant?

  8. Gogi which camera is better Cool1 or 3T? I know both are from different categories and budget, but just curious.

  9. Gogi,
    Not sure, that’s why I am asking you.

    The recent low light night shots of the glowing buildings, taken by Coolpad Cool1 in your review, seems better than oneplus 3T.
    I have compared both pics.
    What do you say ?

  10. Excellent review as always from Gogi. Can someone please comment on aftersales support experience of Oneplus? That is the only grey area where we hear negative comments on Oneplus.

  11. Best all rounder phone for the price. Everything runs buttery smooth. Dash charger is simply the best charging solution on this planet. All the charging circuit is built inside the charger hence it’s superfast battery charging without heat generation inside handset.

  12. I would say, this is the best buy product competing with highly priced brands!!! A real value for money having all the beauty, sturdiness and capabilities. I haven’t bought this for only one reason, no CDMA support in India!!!! Rest of them are awesome. Planning for this, just go blindly.

      1. Wow, great mind!!! You must be a geeeeenius?!!!
        How you identified I am working for OnePlus man/woman????!!!!
        You must be awarded for this!!!
        You know, Gogi bro is also working for them!!!!!!!. That’s why he gave this much rating with out buying the handset???
        Ha ha ha…..
        ?????
        Lol……..
        Go and get some life dude….

          1. Bro, I don’t know which color you saw. The gold with white is looks good. Beauty is something not only decided by looks, it is also to be felt by using it. When you use it, it is very comfortable to hold, looks very sorry and the main thing is, it’s very sturdy. Just watch the ‘Jerryrig Everything’ bend test to see it your self.

    1. All CDMA bands will soon be replaced with 4G Lte Or 5G networks soon.
      Jio has already done that.
      So No need of CDMA any more now.

  13. I bought this phone and within 5 days it developed dead pixels; phone’s design is very good, light weight, superb performance and good enough cameras. I had to send it back and now waiting for refund to buy it one more time.

  14. Gogi, two questions I want to ask.

    1. Which one should be preferred – Galaxy S6Edge or Oneplus 3T ?
    and
    2. Which has a better camera performance- oneplus 3T with single camera or Honor 8 with dual camera ?

    1. 1. Depending on how much you can spend, both handsets unique.
      2. Camera of 3T is slightly better, however Honor 8 with wide aperture mode can capture outstanding photos that OnePlus 3T cannot.

  15. Great review gogi ji!. Quick question for you?; If Google Pixel XL gets a 100 for it’s camera, how much would the OnePlus 3T get?!?

    1. Pixel XL has the best camera, but the price difference is so huge it makes no sense. Also when you compare camera pictures the difference is not much, some might notice it some may not.

  16. Gogi, plss don’t mind,!! Geeky ranjit said asphalt 8 was a bit sluggish on this one compared to OP3, did they fixed software issues or what? I was telling my cousin to go with op 3 instead of op3t for that reason !!

    1. I did not face any such issue also I got the review unit late so not sure if there was any update to fix the issue or if there was any such issue.

    2. Gogis review are way more professional, accurate and honest. Hence not surprised if he does not get the handset at times from company, or they send late.

      If you have been following other reviewers you will notice they are themself confused, they will load multiple videos for same product and most of the time it is contradicting with their previous views. And this happens because they are in a hurry to go live with review. Their reviews are more like user reviews that done by professionals.

      1. Haaa bro try to understand other techs also…for example gogi will notice battery temperature but other will notice body temperature…2-3 ° more temperature comparing with battery temp

        1. This is exactly what I am saying a technical person will monitor battery temperature and a novice will look for things that makes no sense.

          Go outdoor in sun switch off mobile, the handset body will still heat up, I hope u understand what I am saying.

          1. If you are correct means moto g4+ should be super duper hit…when u take calls via ear piece then u will definitely consider outer body temperature…both are imp bro…not just battery

          2. Your logic makes no srnse. You still did not understand what I mentioned any way no point arguing with u.