OnePlus 3 is the first widely available smartphone to feature 6 GB of RAM

OnePlus 3 is the first widely available smartphone to feature 6 GB of RAM
OnePlus today announced its fourth smartphone - the OnePlus 3, which succeeds the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus One, and joins the OnePlus X in the company's line-up of attractive, yet affordable devices.

Available to buy starting today in many markets around the world, the OnePlus 3 costs $399 (or €399 in Europe), and offers a set of features that's impressive at this price, including a Snapdragon 820 processor, 64 GB of internal memory, and 6 GB of RAM. While there are plenty of other handsets with Snapdragon 820 CPUs and 64 GB of storage space out there, you'll have a hard time to find one with 6 GB of RAM. In fact, the only smartphone with 6 GB of RAM that can be bought right now is the Vivo Xplay 5. However, the Vivo phone is available only in China, so the OnePlus 3 is the first global handset to offer this insane amount of RAM (as you may know, most Android flagships currently have 4 GB of RAM).

We must note that, besides OnePlus and Vivo, Asus and ZTE also announced smartphones with 6 GB of RAM: the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and the Axon 7, respectively. Both these devices were officially unveiled last month, but they haven't been released anywhere yet.

Until we get the chance to review the OnePlus 3, let us know if you're planning to purchase the new smartphone by voting in this poll.

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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

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18 Comments

3. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I'm still pissed about the invite system from the last two models and refuse to buy this one til they apologize to me for it I told them not to do it before the OG one plus was sold but they did it anyway

13. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

sorry not sorry is what theyll say

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Oneplus >> Nexus (used to be affordable now overpriced) Period period and period

5. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Nope, OnePlus One had issues, sold mine, although I solved the "yellow" problem. It's a VERY unethical company. OnePlus One a startup---LIE Stereo speakers---LIE Yellow screen, warmer colors---LIE Never Settle---LIE Customer Support---LIE

7. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Where did you get the stereo speakers thing from. It never had stereo speakers.

8. cherry.dev

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

because his comment is a LIE.

14. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

I will agree on some customer support is nonexistent- its just crap never settle. yes you are settling. its not a high end flagship by any means. the one plus 2 was no flagship stereo speakers? add nfc and quick charge to the list and no QHD when two years of qhd screen phones . they regurgitated the same 1080p for 4 phones now. its a startup company thats a sister company of oppo yes many yellow screen but was patched

6. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

S7 Edge > 6S Plus > One Plus 3....

9. ash29

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

In pricing?

15. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Zenfone 3 Deluxe >>> everything else under it

16. fly2click

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

i was hoping to see 8GB RAM and 256 GB Storage. Very disappointed One plus. Also, I was hoping to see Dipole speakers and a VR along with this. Very disappointed One plus. Does it run multiple OS or Android 6 as different boots?. Very disappointing One Plus. 6GB is very very less to run Android 6. May be better luck next time One plus.

17. Shocky unregistered

It's available which is great, but only one version , 64GB, 3000mAh battery and 6GB of RAM. Disappointed with the battery, if reviews have good results with the battery and that camera I'll consider it but right now I'm not sure. I quite like the camera on my Galaxy S6, not sure I'm willing to pay for a noticeable camera downgrade. :

18. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

if only the'd opt for 2k displej... the 6GB RAM with 1080p is useless. This is not a PC desktop or an production environment running heavy java tasks. But hey, whatever, it sure does look good on paper and in Antutu.

19. Shocky unregistered

Yep, it's fair too much memory for 1080p. Will be great for those pointless multitasking speed tests on youtube though, people (idiots) seem to to pay a lot of attention to them.

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Since when does display resolution dictate the amount of RAM you should have? RAM is for multitasking, and the more the better you can multitask without apps force-closing, tabs refreshing, etc. Better overkill than have it be the bottle neck in my work flow...

21. Shocky unregistered

The interface is designed around the resolution of a display this means the stored assets use more memory with higher resolutions and less with lower resolutions. 1440p devices get by just fine with 3GB/4GB, therefore 6GB for a 1080p device is overkill. Overkill is fine, I'm not complaining but it is for marketing purposes rather actually being useful.

22. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

yep! 6gb is bs. 3gb phones with qhd run well. put something useful inside like a bigger battery qhd, and IR, sd card slot. the same regurgitated 1080p screen for 4 phones now. and op2/x phones dont get bright and are flat in color. they are now not a flagship and just a midrange phone in my eyes. I have a hunch that the op3 will not do well at all in sales. even less than the op2/x and they didnt sell well. the opo was something unique.. although with tons of bugs so not enjoyable. high end specs for inexpensive price which was rare for the time and since then MANY phones with low price that have great specs. op2 was almost the same specs. fs added and side slide button, but nothing more. opx mediocre phone they pulled out their ass at the last minute to help boost more sales to op2. and the op3 has nothing more than op2 . updated slightly with mp in camera, smaller battery as op2 theyre asking for more money as the op2 and offer less. 6gb and 820 are evolutionary with specs. its just like this years new iphone selling for the same as last year. they made a HUGE mistake going with the extra 1980p stock they didnt sell in the op2/x HUGE mistake. and the camera sucked on the opo/op2/opx maybe its better this year but they hype the camera every time and everytime it fails. so not holding my breath itll be great. and who would pay more for a op3 with buggy software and hardware and a new company than a VETERAN like xiaomi or huawei for even less money? the mi5 is a superior phone for $350 over the op3

23. Shocky unregistered

I think OnePlus 3 will sell fairly well actually, for a OnePlus device anyway. Design is a lot better than the MI5 and it features a AMOLED display which is very welcome. I had a OnePlus One and there were some issues but overall the experience was very positive. I eventually gave it to a family member who still uses it today with no issues. The OnePlus One camera was pretty good actually, as it was on the OnePlus 2. Not class leading of course but respectable quality. Xiaomi's brand will never be popular in Europe or the states without decent marketing and a better design.

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