Let's play a game: Would you buy the OnePlus 3? (poll results)

Let's play a game: Would you buy the OnePlus 3? (poll results)
Yesterday, we invited you to play a game with us.

The rules were simple. Imagine that the phone you have sitting in your pocket or on your desk right now never happened. You're suddenly in the market for a new high-end smartphone, and you have to decide between the many, many great devices currently on offer. Those include the all-around excellent Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the understated but great HTC 10, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus of course, and the likes of the LG G5 and Sony's Xperia Z5 and Xperia X. But now there's also the OnePlus 3, which offers plenty of bang for your $399. Would you get it?

As it turns out, most of the participants wouldn't think twice and go right ahead for the OnePlus 3. That's not shocking given the flagship-level specs and mid-range price. Some of the reasons pointed out include the clean, industrial design of the phone, but unsurprisingly, the great value proposed by OnePlus was the most commonly cited motivator in the comment section.

Here's the proof:

Let's play a game: Would you buy the OnePlus 3?

Yes, I would
No, I wouldn't

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I would, but it doesn't give me a reason to buy it over other phones. Like the iPhones 3D Touch, S7 edge display, moto and LG modular designs. But I can forgive it because of its price. I guess I expected more for a phone with the 820 inside and 6 GB of ram.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's a decent phone all around and the SD820 just insures that in can handle any application you desire. I'd buy it if I had the money lol.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Problem is battery life which they sacrificed for thinness and unlike moto, they don't have addons. A case might suffice but those are usually far bulkier than a magnetic mod. So it all depends on the reviews and testing to determine if this is a good buy or just a meh buy like the last one.

18. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

the op2 was nothing special. they lost the thunder like they had with the opo. they added very tiny incremantal upgrades to the op2. the same screen for 4 phones already and how you can call a phone a flagship killer with a 1080p screen.smaller battery of the 3300mah op2. thats a big mistake. flaccid and meh all the way through. Lg G4 moto x style moto z force xiaomi mi5 all are better options. op has been in peoples face making it seem like its a quality product but look around. they have a lot of bugs associated with a new company and there is no reliability but because people constantly see op everywhere it gives a sense they are desired and high quality. there are veterans in the market who have products that work way better and better quality for less money.

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

3000mah 5.5in 1080 screen paired with the SD820. Honestly I think that set up can defiantly have good battery life. I know the SD820 isn't the A9 but my 6s plus has great battery life with a 5.5in 1080p screen and a smaller battery, I, OnePlus can't manage to get a good battery life score out of the OP3 they should just give up on smartphones.

3. Shocky unregistered

Half the price of a Galaxy S7 Edge so yes, I probably will.

15. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Yeah and its AMOLED FHD so I expect good battery life, and I wouldn't worry about cracking glass like on the s7. Design is also pretty good IMO.


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Well the 1 plus 3 sexist now and it has a chance to snag all of these fake would be buyers....sales numbers will show if it will truly be a success. Huawei is a name that I didn't think would sell as many phones so lets see if it can match Hauwei in real life. AT this time I would like a large screen, a big battery, lot's of ram for streaming with high resolution so that I can surf the web and watch Kodi when I am traveling. You must pay to play..

6. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Just booked!!!

7. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah its a cheap phone but let's face it, the phone industry has become too stale for some years now. We need more phones like the Moto Z and the S7E tbh. You know innovation has gotten to a peak when you hear people arguing over things like shape and location of a fingerprint scanner. Lol Phones like oneplus 3 are good, but those are just assuming that money is a concern, but on the other hand if money were not to be a concern pound for pound, innovation for innovation, design for design and feature set for feature set I don't see any reason why anyone wouldn't go all out on the Moto Z and the GS7E tbh.. Yeah, they're not cheap but that's the point, technology isn't cheap and innovation is definitely not cheap, hence they're targeted at a different audience.

8. shady_maniac

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

Go easy with the ads PA

9. Shocky unregistered

This site runs like crap on my Android devices even with adblock, I would hate to see what it's like with it disabled.

20. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Try UC Browser bro

10. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

would you, or WILL you..thats more relevant. the answer..I think sales will be bad for the op3 why? the oneplus one was a change to offer amazing specs (for its time) for very low cost. op2 didnt offer anything compelling and unique that stood out more than the opo and now since the opo, there are so many great asian phones that are selling for this price and competition is very tough. they pulled out the oneplus X out of their asses to try to get more spotlights on op but the "ooo shiny" wow factor is gone from them since the opo. huawei and xiaomi and meizu are stealing a huge chunk of sales from everyone. op3 doesnt have that wow it used to. the same regurgitated 1080p screen in 4 phones. lets hope they get the camera right on the 4th try. I am considering it as a backup device but Im looking at other asian models as well I also noticed how fast they removed the invite system when they realized people were fed up.a lot of people are quite pissed with them. im now looking for $350 phone but waiting to see the 32gb 4gb edition pa mentioned for $310 otherwise will go elswhere

11. Rocket

Posts: 657; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I bought one already, switching from note5 to op3.

12. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

I'll Buy ya Note 5 ☺

17. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

you downgraded and im certain youre full of s**t. no one goes from a kick ass qhd screen to a fhd. especially from a note 5 people on the net post what they want and most are lying.

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I'll buy in six months, saturation of Android devices, plus the holidays, equal drop in price. Don't need to be a beta tester, maybe get it for around $350.

16. Furbal unregistered

Got mine 15 seconds after the store opened

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