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

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

Pretend, for a moment if you will, that the phone you have in your pocket magically disappeared and you were transported back in time to the moment you were considering your options. Or just pretend that you're in the market for a smartphone right now. Heck, some of you may even be! Anyways, money in hand, you have to decide between incredibly competitive devices this season, many of which offer very similar hardware. What do you pick?

Is it the all-around excellent Samsung Galaxy S7? The decidedly understated, but incredibly impressive HTC 10? An iPhone 6 Plus, perhaps? What about an LG G5? Or hey, how about the newly released OnePlus 3? At $399, that one sure is a good deal, offering an incredible value for your money. It's a game, sure, but be realistic. If you had to choose right now, and your financial situation was as it is in real life, would you opt for the third flagship in OnePlus' portfolio?

Why yes? Why not? 

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

Yes, I would
No, I wouldn't

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  • 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. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

No, I wouldn't.

25. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I rather pay additional $300 to get 2k display flagship than this outdated cheap 1080p. Says no one ever

26. sgodsell

Posts: 7369; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I am waiting for that modular Moto Z instead.

27. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

No one buys a phone for a 2k display. Most buy it for a elegant design and great camera like the galaxy s7, great audio like the HTC 10, or modularity like the moto z and lg g5.

30. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The vote for yes in the poll is much higher than no, this comment has way to many likes just for saying no lol. BTW I'd buy the OP3 but I probably wouldn't use the stock OS.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yes, I would. Though boring like the HTC, you can't really say that any other flagships are better this year? Any yes, I prefare it to the s7/s7E

3. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

No, I'm waiting for the Note 7 or the next Xperia flagship to replace my Z5.

14. Alter

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Yeah I plan to buy a new phone this year but first I want to see what the Note, V series (LG), and Nexus phones have to offer.

4. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Only if you lend me some money Phonearena, I am broke af.

6. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

This phone is amazing. Some would say the look is boring (or HTC like) but I love the clean, industrial look, and the specs are top shelf! Would I like to have expandable memory? Absolutely, but other than that, it's really hard to find any faults with this phone, especially for the price. No gimmicks, nothing overly unique, just a solid overall offering on paper and in build quality.

21. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

ikr really worth every penny you spend

9. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I will buy redmi note 3 for half the price of OP3. why to spend $200 extra just to post some better pics on facebook and whatsapp.

10. vasra

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

1. Small battery 2. HD screen 3. no SD card slot = meh There are much better alternatives in the roughly same 399-459 price range.

17. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Please name the few.....

19. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

The only one I'm thinking of is the ZTE Axon 7, which is still not available in the US.

11. Saltiest_Salt

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2016

I probably would not buy it, mainly because of the screen even if it has 6 GB ram. I know FHD is more than enough, but to me the screen is the most important and right now I think the GS7 edge is the best (not to mention the bigger battery).

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

If I were in the market, yeah, I'd buy it or consider buying it. But I'm not.

13. Alter

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

If I had to buy a phone right now, it would be down to the HTC 10 and this OnePlus 3. They both have the advantage of a rich developer community which is why I prefer them to the other options (S7, G5, Axon 7 etc). Both these phones likely have cameras and screens that are good enough for me. I don't need an SD card slot if internal storage is 64GB. The audio capabilities of the 10 are tempting but I'll go with the OnePlus 3!

15. Phonehex

Posts: 764; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Good phone but Galaxy S7 Edge FTW !!!

16. max1c

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Great phone for the price. But I'm extremely satisfied with my GS7E.

22. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Nope. Battery size. I'd get a second hand note 4 pending release of the note 7.

23. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

It's crazy how much cheaper this is compared to my S7 Edge. Makes me regret my purchase because it'll be dumb if I bought this now.

24. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Yes but I don't know where to buy.

28. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Not until I get reviews pointing out whatever corners they're cutting this time, if any, and a Cyanogen Mod ROM available for it (Oxygen OS is pitiful stock android crap). By that time, the Note 6 will be out and if it doesn't disappoint, I'd much rather go for it as I want a Digitizer Pen support in my next phablet...

29. Loveneesh

Posts: 437; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I think CyanogenMod ROM is in work for this phone.

31. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Sure, Oneplus phones are the babies of the android development community.

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