Soft Gold OnePlus 3 will be launched tomorrow

If you've been waiting for that gold version of the OnePlus 3, we've got good news: OnePlus just revealed that this color variant of its smartphone - officially called Soft Gold - will be available to order starting tomorrow, July 26 (at least in the US). 

While only the back and sides of this upcoming OnePlus 3 are covered in gold (which is only a paint, not real gold), its front panel is white, so the device definitely looks different from the Graphite version, which has a black front panel.

Apart from its new color, the Soft Gold OnePlus 3 resembles the Graphite model entirely, offering the same features: 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 6 GB of RAM, 3000 mAh battery with fast charging, and so on. Its price will be the same, too: $399.99 unlocked.

Last month, when we reviewed the OnePlus 3, we praised it for being a very well made smartphone with plenty of high-end features at a price that's hard to beat. So, is anyone here interested in getting a golden OnePlus 3?


source: OnePlus (Twitter)

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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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16 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Looks like htc 10

2. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I absolutely love this phone. The only thing I can ask for is a better screen and smoother UI.

7. BobThePro

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

i would love a better screen but i would say this is one of the better ones out there (s6, g4 level). there is slight pixelation when looking from around 4 to 5 inch which is fine to me. contrast, brightness and color looks amazing (almost s7 level). the UI is pretty much stock and the RAM management has been fix like 2 weeks ago. reviews are just nit-picking cuz they are all butthurt fandoys

14. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

S6 and s7 have same color reproduction. And G4 has garbage color reproduction. The panel is quite good on the oneplus 3, it's just the colors that look weird to me. Default mode is too saturated and sRGB is too faded. They should give something in middle. Also penTile is an issue but not that big a deal. QHD would drive the cost up. RAM management is pretty great. Though my average RAM as told by settings menu is 2.3 GB on my oneplus 3. So it's definitely overkill. I would have preferred a bigger battery over this useless RAM.

15. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Really? I wonder why the ZTE Axon 7 has what is said by the reviews so far (Android Authority, PC Mag) to be a very good QHD screen and yet it's the same price as the OP3...and this doesn't even count all the extras you get. I was really looking forward to the OP3, but from the early reviews of the US release of the Axon 7, I might go that route instead. Custom ROMs aren't THAT important to me...DayDream compliant means a guaranteed Android N upgrade, so yeah

16. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I usually try to avoid ZTE phones, or any phones with bad software layer.

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

You've clearly never used one, Android UI doesn't get any smoother then this, Display? maybe, the 1080p display looks just as good in my eyes but moving to 1440p would result in decreased performance and worse battery life. At 5.5" it's questionable if 1080p is enough, personally I think it is, also I think many make judgements without actually trying it and assume the worst based on lies.

12. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Dude, I'm typing this from oneplus 3. I own this phone. Dislplay is pixilated due to penTile and it's clearly visible. Also the colors are pretty bad on default mode and too faded on SRGB mode. I would still say it's better than most displays but it's no Samsung display. About the lag. The phone is crazy fast. It's the fastest phone on the market, even faster than the S7. But it drops a lot of frames after the oxygen 3.2.1 update. You can clearly see when you open a new tab on chrome. Just open profile scheduler from developer menu and you'll see it drops a lot of frames. It's fixable from an update but I wouldn't call this phone smooth. I moved from an S6 and this is a much better phone. I think the best phone on market.

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they should use newer superAMOLED and this phone will be ready for daydream just like axon7 :-/

3. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

This is the real champagne gold, even softer than X Pure's. But why is gold typically paired with white fronts?

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

This is one gorgeous device..

5. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ooh that's beautiful.

6. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

White and gold. How stupid. It should've been gold back and front and side.

8. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Id get one if it came in black.

10. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ugh. Still no 128 GB model? Forget it, I'll let my gold ZTE Axon 7 preorder go through. It should be shipping tomorrow. 64 GB internal + 128 GB micro SD here I come!!!

11. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

At around the same price, the axon 7 seem to be the flagship killer flagship killer. Just saw a comparison with the OP3 and it seems to offer much more for the same price.

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