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OnePlus 3T price and release date

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OnePlus 3T price and release date

It's been just 5 months since OnePlus dropped its surprising OnePlus 3: a well-polished phone with flagship-grade Snapdragon 820 system chip, a whopping 6GB of RAM and a refined design.

But - true to its slogan - it did not settle, and has now introduced the OnePlus 3T. Why? Simple: the Snapdragon 821, the next most powerful system chip went out and OnePlus did not want to keep its consumers stuck with an older chip. It has made some other small, but welcome improvements along the way, but also hiked the prices a bit.

Don't worry, the OnePlus 3T is still our top pick in the value-for-money category. Take a look at the OnePlus 3T prices and see how they compare against two other phones with comparable specs.


Good news is that the OnePlus 3T is officially available in the United States, the UK and Europe (it's also coming to India at an undisclosed date later), and it comes with an officially warranty and support. So when can you get it?

Here is the official OnePlus 3T release date across various markets:

  • November 22nd in the United States and Canada
  • November 28th in the United Kingdom and Europe
  • Coming later on (no release date announced) to India

In the United States, the 3T will work on AT&T and T-Mobile with full support for their 4G LTE bands. Unfortunately, the phone does not support CDMA, so it will not work on Verizon Wireless and Sprint.

OnePlus will also hold its pop-up events for the 3T in a couple of cities in Europe, and it's a holding an AMA event on Reddit on November 22nd, the date when it goes on sale. Expect Carl Pei and other top OnePlus executives to answer all the questions that build up around the OnePlus 3T then, and in the meantime feel free to check out the 7 new features of the phone over the OnePlus 3.

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posted on 16 Nov 2016, 07:11

1. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 585; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Bit expensive, they can't sustain low pricing.

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 07:28 6

2. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1318; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Expensive compared to what?

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 08:04

4. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 585; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Compared to more reliable branded mid-range and previous flagships.

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 08:10 4

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4178; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Reliable mid range that performs slightly better than lower end phones?
So, what you're saying is Apple, Samsung, LG etc are justified in selling their phones twice more expensive cause they've been around longer?

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 17:49

14. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1577; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I am pretty sure OnePlus has 0 profits or a tiny one. The only point of OnePlus is to try and build a brand name that might help its parent company Oppo when it decides to go fully worldwide.

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 07:38

3. PEsteves8 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Nov 2016)


Well Xiaomi's Mi5s phones are less expensive, right?

What are good reasons to choose the Oneplus 3(t)? (I'm actually curious, cause generally speaking, Xiaomi's phones are better when it comes to hardware/price relationship and I'm looking to buy a new phone)

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 08:24 3

6. Victor.H (Posts: 730; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Xiaomi is often mentioned as a good option for budget buyers, but there are a few important reasons to consider. First and foremost, Xiaomi is not officially sold in the United States and Europe. That means no official service or repairs, you're on your own. Second, it's imported for much higher prices than the advertized ones in China. Third, it does not fully support 4G LTE bands for all carriers. Fourth, it does not work properly with push notifications and you won't be able to get messages from popular apps like Viber. There are a few other considerations, but these are the most important ones. The OnePlus and other phones sold officially in the US and Europe don't have such issues.

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 08:56 1

10. jemeljsh (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Nov 2016)


Victor H. makes some valid points. Since I have been shipping few china phones, including xiaomi phones from ibuygou and tradingshenzen I could not agree more! The most important CON is the fact that you have to pay import tax (if applied) and VAT (value added tax) which makes those seemingly cheap phones very close to flagship phone prices freely available locally. OnePlus on the other-hand has its warehouses both in EU and in USA, so if you are either of those parts of the world no additional taxes will be applied.

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 13:22

13. thedrunkencow (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


I believe that the camera is better on the oneplus and also i prefer the software experience much more on the OP3. Also the battery life should be better on the op3t

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 17:51

15. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1577; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Xiaomi camera's suck. They really suck. There isnt a single Xiaomi phone so far that can be considered a great camera phone. From what I know OnePlus has a really good camera.

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 08:29 1

7. GreenMan (Posts: 1664; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Okay, Snappy 821 and 6 Gigs for 439 Yankee "Bukazoids" (Space Quest, anyone? No? Roger Willco, perhaps?)...

I must say that the pricing is SPOT ON...!

But then again, it doesn't have TouchWiz™ , eh? Nor does it have Pixel like features...

I like to think of it as a Nexus from another... Err... Well... God, what I've gotten myself into...

Let me rephrase myself: Its a Nexus without The Google's "Blessings"...

Anyhow, its a decent phone albeit a tad on the BLAND & BORING side... Funny because about a month or so ago, I was a STOCK ANDROID PATRIOT...!

In love with my SAMSUNG™ GALAXY™ S6™ and its TouchWiz™ ..

Oh well...™

G'Day!™

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 10:40

12. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 913; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


Oh man, you must be from a different planet. Amusing, though, I admit.

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 08:42

8. Ticklemyfancy (Posts: 160; Member since: 09 Oct 2016)


Well , now you forget India, huh , OnePlus?
India is the second biggest market for OnePlus.They better come with no increase in price compared to other countries!

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 08:42

9. aljololzz (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Nov 2016)


this is great

posted on 16 Nov 2016, 10:01

11. Ezio2710 (Posts: 514; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)


Sd821 is similar to 801

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