That was quick: OnePlus 3 software update brings huge improvements to display quality, RAM management and more

The OnePlus 3 made a splash: the start-up company OnePlus that was a no-name just some two years ago, has really come up with a mature, well-rounded form sold at an amazing price of just $400, half the price of similarly specced phones from mainstream brands.

With a big launch in 31 countries and shipments kicking off right at the moment of the announcement of the phone - plus, no longer the annoying invite system in place - the OnePlus 3 is a device that absolutely deserves consideration.

In our detailed OnePlus 3 review, we found two major flaws: first, the display comes with way oversaturated colors that have very little in common with the colors all of the web and the Android platform is built around, and secondly, battery life was below average. Other issues have been noted as well: despite coming with 6GB of RAM, the OnePlus 3 seemed to only utilize up to 4 gigs and was force-closing apps way too fast, so problems with RAM management were noted.

Well, most of those issues get addressed in a huge update that is already starting to roll out for the OnePlus 3. Here are the changes it brings, we've highlighted the two we find most important:

  • Enabled sRGB mode in developer options
  • Improved RAM management
  • Improved GPS performance
  • Enhanced audio playback quality
  • Updated custom icon packs
  • Fixed some issues with notifications
  • Improved camera quality/functionality
  • Fixed some issues in Gallery
  • Latest Google security patches
  • Fixed bugs in Clock/Music apps
We have note yet received this latest update on our OnePlus 3, but folks from AndroidWorld Italy claim they have and the update weighs in at 396MB.

Have you received this hugely anticipated update on your OnePlus 3? How do you like the changes?

Related phones

  • 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. karan1402d

Posts: 89; Member since: May 28, 2015

One typing error in the article in the second last paragraph. "We have *not yet received".

6. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Comments like this are pointless..we all know what he meant. Get a life

16. miketer

Posts: 530; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Worse is, arguments in these sections gets turned on it's heels to picking on grammar, spelling mistakes, of the opponent, trying to put them down in that way to score some silly egoistic points instead of concentrating on the technical point of the ramble. we all got to know that many of the tech enthusiasts who pen down their opinions or thoughts here are not from native English speaking countries, but they might be far better than the native English speaker when it comes to knowledge. And no one trolls the person who starts picking on the language..... actually including me.

19. karan1402d

Posts: 89; Member since: May 28, 2015

Mistakes in comment section is different thing while in a professional article in tech website is a different thing. Just pointed out the error. Did my comment seem harsh in tone, I don't think so.

21. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I agree. How can we take this Web site seriously if they themselves don't take their proofreading seriously.

20. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If his comment is pointless, yours would be even more pointless. There is nothing wrong in pointing out to the author there is a grammar error. Ps when you say comments like this, you are referring to your own comment. You meant comments like these.

22. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I just take this as a sign that the writer is very excited for Samsung's next big thing!

2. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Great !! Any quick video review ??

13. Shocky unregistered

Don't think so, however see below for Anandtech's revisit with the beta update.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

According to anandtech, the sRGB mode makes it one the most color accurate displays they've ever tested. OnePlus is making waves with the 3. They have officially came back on my radar big time

18. Tronlol

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Change your profile picture KIDDO

9. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I really love 1+'s app drawer icon. I wish I could port it alongside the Shelf feature to some of my Android phones :).

11. Shocky unregistered

Nice, this update can't come fast enough. Apparently they've toned down the default display mode as well so it will be interesting to see how they compare .

12. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Got the update today, sRGB mode is a real relief for my eyes.

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