OnePlus 3 unboxing and first look

The OnePlus 3 has arrived with a splash: a 5.5" phone with a stylish design and body built out of a solid, one piece of machined aluminum, it sports the Snapdragon 820 system chip, Android's most powerful one at the moment, yet it comes at a price that's nearly half that of its rivals.

Of course, we were quite excited to welcome it to our office: we received the full OnePlus 3 reviewer's edition box including all OnePlus 3-related merchandise and the phone itself.

We will unbox the OnePlus 3 first, but also take a look at the OnePlus Loop VR headset (a separate purchase), the five thin and good-looking OnePlus 3 official cases, and the stylish car charger (also a separate purchase).

So what's in the box? The OnePlus 3 is there front and center, then there is quick user guide and a SIM ejector, and finally, the powerful new Dash wall charger and a USB-C cable for charging and syncing the phone. The Dash charger is an interesting new addition. It's a super-powerful 20-watt (5 volts, 4 amps) wall charger that is protected against overheating and delivers up to 63% of charge in just half an hour. That could well be the fastest charging phone on the planet right now, on par with the impressively fast LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, and Oppo phones.

All in all, the packaging is neatly arranged, there are even special clips for the USB-C cable (it's in the signature for OnePlus red color) that make it easy to roll it in a neat circle.

Check out our OnePlus 3 video unboxing right above and stay tuned for the full review that's coming up in a few days with detailed battery, camera and performance tests.

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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. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Will it beat the unfathomable score that Chris P the flagship killer gave? Find out next time, on PHONEARENA BALL Z!

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it will be 6.5/10 if Victor H. do the review or 7/10 from Chris P. or around 8/10 if its John V.

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

7.8 incoming!!!! . Cons. - average battery backup - poor ram management - sup-par camera!!

9. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Not quite true. Camera, unlike Samsung supports Camera2 API. The battery life is average, not sub par. RAM management is a question of custom rom as Oneplus released the kernel source. But yes, this phone is not for non-geeks.

13. Furbal unregistered

Im going to have fun playing with the RAWs. So far with HD selected (HDR off) on the camera, they are quite detailed

4. Senthilg

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 07, 2016

As per PA it will be Pros - No Invite system Cons - Antenna lines Oxygen OS Still only Full HD !

12. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I really wonder why FHD is seen as con by soime revie If I could choose, my LG G4 would have FHD.wers. I see it as a Pro actually.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2545; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

As per PA it will be Pros - no invite system Good design Cons Poor ram managenent Average camera No unique feature whatsoever Full Fhd display No micor sd slot Average battery life Average speakers

6. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

I bet its PROS Great Value lots of RAM No Invite System Software experience Solid Fingerprint reader CONS average battery life Sub Par Camera Boring Design No USB 3.1 Bad Ram Management No Micro SD Underwhelming Speakers Not an iPhone Score: 8

14. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

PROS third generation CONS its a OnePlus

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Depends on who pays how much. Previously LG was paying them in 2015 and they got higher scores. Not very difficult to get higher scores in PA if you invest a little bit.

8. Plutonium239

Posts: 1217; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Unboxing videos are so dumb.

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They sent all that s**t and didn't include their glass screen protector, come on OnePlus.

11. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

1 month to review just like OnePlus X

15. jaskaran

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Just got my new one plus. Initial expression phone looks beautiful with great build quality. Comparing camera to my iPhone 6s plus and s7 edge is of lower quality. Sound is okay. Screens looks good. I bought this as a gift for my father to replace his s6. But he didn't like phone due to its size so ultimately my moms one plus x got upgraded ;)

17. Gizmothon

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 21, 2016

This is a great unboxing. We are much of tech heads, just launched our Youtube channel, see if you can check that out and give up some honest feedback. :) The Name of the Channel is Gizmothon.

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