OnePlus 3T review: 10 key takeaways

The OnePlus 3T, an affordable 5.5" phone selling for nearly half the price of devices with similar hardware like the Google Pixel XL and Apple iPhone 7 Plus, is here.

But before even considering buying it, you should know a few things. First, you should know about the OnePlus brand, a new start-up that began as an off-shoot of Chinese phone maker Oppo, but focused on delivering a great phone that works well in the United States in Europe. The OnePlus 3T is fully equipped with the necessary 4G LTE bands and while it is designed and made in China, it feels like a device that is tailor made for Western markets.

So what is special about it? We've been using the OnePlus 3T in the past couple of weeks and we've already published our full review here, but if you want the 10 most important facts about the 3T and don't feel like reading through the full review, just check out the slides right below.

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh



1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Best bang for the buck.

2. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Courtesy goes to OPPO because they are holding their own flagship series(Find9) just because to settle the 1+

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2678; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

So it has more than 10% better battery life than the OnePlus 3, unless you read the actual review, where it has worse battery life? What?

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

hence the term 'real life'

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2678; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Hence the notion that this further reinforces how bad their "script" actually is.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Well, the 64GB version isn't as great of a deal, but the 128 GB version is. New color option, double storage, notably better battery life and faster performance for an $80 premium. A lot better than what the other companies are offering for a memory upgrade.

8. TheBalance

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

Received my 3t pretty impressed with the phone so far but also ordered a screen protector which arrived smashed, customer support was lacking and no effort made to convince me that my problem was just a one off. Heaven help me if something complex, like say the phone, has a problem.

9. mike2959

Posts: 699; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

The one plus series, like the Axon 7, Mate 8 are not "fully compatible" with AT&T and T-MOBILE. I get annoyed when these Chinese company's make these claims. Make a phone call and watch your Data drop to 4G. You lose LTE while on a call. Also doesn't support VOIP for any of the western carriers. So again don't say it's fully compatible. Heck look at the LTE bands on the One plus VS the S7 or Iphone. These are not bad phones but not the level of Samsung or Apple.

10. Ca51no

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

No kidding about long shipping waits. Ordered on Nov 25th (128 GB Variant) .....still hasnt been shipped :(. It tells you to allow up to 4 weeks to ship, but i cant sit here and lie, and say it isnt somewhat disheartening. On the plus side, maybe it will arrive on my doorstep with a nougat and touch latency update...... So stop whining ca51no

11. a1awan

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Is this article only made to scare people from brands like Samsung, LG, Huawei or Sony? Its obvious that those buying a One Plus One T aren't Google XL buyers. It is because Samsung are the main competitor to Google and Apple....hence it's about weakening Samsung and Huawei's piece of the markets. Apple buyers are too loyal to replace their phones by a OPO phone.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

". Apple buyers are too loyal to replace their phones by a OPO phone." That's probably because a OPO phone does not run iOS.

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