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Initial impressions: No Invite Oneplus 3

Recently we got to experience Oneplus 3 at the Mumbai popup event and here is our initial impression on the same.

Oneplus 3
Quick Specs:

SoC Snapdragon 820 (Dual-core 2.15 GHz & dual-core 1.6 GHz)
Memory 64 GB, 6 GB RAM
Screen 5.5-inches, Optic AMOLED 1080*1920 (401ppi)
OS Oxygen OS (Android v6.0.1)
Camera Primary: 16MP, f/2.0, PDAF, OIS, EIS, HDR
Battery Li-Ion 3000mAh
Connectivity Dual sim GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB type-c
Colors Graphite, Soft Gold

Oneplus 3


Initial Impressions

Oneplus 3 is the third iteration of flagship killer phone by oneplus which is a proper balance between compromise and functionality. This time, oneplus moved away from its sandstone design and opted for full metal unibody design. The back panel is non-removable so the style swap covers are no longer available. Instead are available as cases for the phone. Oneplus 3 is a well-designed phone overall except for that camera bump on the back. The camera bump could be eliminated by opting for the larger battery like oneplus 2 but oneplus went the conventional way slimming the phone.

Oneplus cases


On the front OnePlus 3 has a Gorilla Glass 4, with fingerprint scanner-come-home-button below the display and the navigation keys on its either sides. The bottom of the phone houses the USB Type-C port which sits adjacent to the single speaker and the headphone jack. The power button and dual sim tray are on the right side and the volume keys and activity slider are on the left.

Oneplus 3 sim tray and Volume Rocker
Oneplus 3
Alert Slider

Oneplus went with an AMOLED display for Oneplus 3. Oneplus is calling it Optic AMOLED but is really a super AMOLED panel from Samsung. Oneplus is struck with a Full HD panel which still performs well. The only area it will be lacking will be in VR experience.

Oneplus is well known to provide flagship specs for an affordable price point, this time, it’s no different story. Oneplus 3 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with an Adreno 530 GPU and 64GB of non-expandable storage with a whopping 6GB of RAM. Overall, the hardware inside the OnePlus 3 is certainly premium with NFC making a return in oneplus 3.

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Oneplus also included fast charging which was excluded last year. The fast charging technology in oneplus 3 dubbed as Dash charging charges the phone from 0 to 60% in just half an hour.

Dash Charge cable
oneplus 3
USB C Dash charge

Oneplus 3 runs Oxygen OS based on the android marshmallow. Oneplus 3 is Almost stock android with minor tweaks to the OS for Oxygen OS a custom system designed to run on top of android to function smoothly. This tweak includes features like gestures, dark mode, shelf, buttons, option for using SwiftKey out of the box. The multitasking screen has clear all, app management and clears all option.

Oneplus 3
Bottom USB-C port and 3.5mm Jack

Oneplus 3 has a 16MP/8MP camera setup. On the rear, it has a 16MP Sony PDAF sensor, while on the front, it has an 8MP sensor. The rear camera on the OnePlus 3 is full of features, like PDAF (Phase Detection autofocus), OIS (optical image stabilization), EIS (electronic image stabilization), Dynamic De-Noise, Auto HDR and HD Mode. The front the 8MP front snapper comes with a beauty mode and smile sensor.


  • Performance
  • Display
  • Battery
  • Camera
  • Software
  • Design


With no invites needed to buy oneplus 3 it is easier to buy this handset from oneplus. Overall Oneplus 3 is best value for money mobile.  Oneplus 3 seems to be a true 2016 flagship killer.

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Sachin Agarwal
Sachin Agarwal
Meet Sachin Agarwal, a passionate social media enthusiast and a self-proclaimed geek with an unbreakable bond with technology. Currently serving as a Senior Manager in On-Demand Delivery at Reliance Jiobp, Sachin's fascination with technology remains unwavering while others his age may have experienced numerous breakups. Throughout his journey, Sachin has earned countless treats from friends who sought his expertise in resolving laptop and computer issues. Technology runs in his veins, making him the go-to Tech Advisor for everyone fortunate enough to know him. Now, with Indian Tech Guys as his platform, Sachin aims to share his vast knowledge and insightful reviews with the world, establishing himself as the "Sachin of Technology." Join him on this exciting venture as he explores and embraces all things tech.
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