The OnePlus 3 announcement is nearing, and you can review one before everyone else

OnePlus is crowdsourcing feedback on its next flagship – the OnePlus 3. The company has reached out to the community in hopes of gathering fair and honest opinions on the new handset and, of course, to give its fans a chance to get their hands on the OnePlus 3 before its official release.

Sounds good, doesn't it? Well, you'd better get in line, because only 30 people will have the chance to take the OnePlus 3 for a spin. The lucky ones will have a couple of days to play around with the new flagship and will subsequently submit their reviews to OnePlus.

Review units will be shipped to the selected 30 participants between June 13-20, so it's safe to say that this year's flagship will launch sometime after that. Sadly, it seems like you won't be allowed to keep the unit for yourself if you get picked. OnePlus reserves the right to request the return of the the unit at any time.

Be warned that, tempting as it may seem to get your hands on the new OnePlus 3 before everyone else, the company is looking for comprehensive in-depth reviews of the new phone. All applicants must describe why they believe they should be selected to review the new headset. Do you think you have what it takes? If you do, you can apply here. Application will be closed in a little less than 6 days.

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1. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Well most of the specs leaked out anyways. If true, the OnePlus 3 is good, but still not as good as the OnePlus One in my opinion. More in common with the OnePlus 2 I would say. Essentially too much compromise. OnePlus One was a flagship killer that was able to go toe to toe with other flagships of it's time. Original design, spec'ed out hardware at low cost. The OnePlus 3 decided to reduce battery, keep 1080p screen, and go with unoriginal HTC, Huawei, Apple, LeTV & many other Chinese phone design. Coupled with bad customer service & closed source OxygenOS rather than CyanogenOS. It is a little disappointing compared to the OnePlus One. Hopefully, they don't continue the invite system and/or replace it with another gimmick, which I highly doubt. I wish Xiaomi would release phones in the US. That would give some good competition.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015


3. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

If this has microSD then I'll be interested.

5. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

I want to upgrade. But, I am unsure between the OnePlus 3 or waiting for the next Nexus. But, ZTE Axon is also in consideration. ZTE Axon 7 has microSD, as well as front facing Dolby Digital Stereo speakers with initial impressions said to be as good as, if not, better than HTC Boomsound. 2K screen and slightly bigger battery is also included. Not to mention 2 year repair warranty included. Downside, little more expensive, and ROM community lacking to make up for any deficiencies in software (Not that OnePlus 2 had a robust community).

7. belialh

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 03, 2015

same here. if it does support 200gigs of mSD card then I'll be all game.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

So, of what use will the feedback be to the people and oneplus at this stage? Why didn't they do it some 4 months back where it could actually have been useful? I mean, Its not like they could change anything on the phone at this point. Btw, we all know that popular reviewers will make up 90% of the invited/selected people. Anyway, just release the phone already instead of all the unwarranted ceremony.

6. KingSam

Posts: 1523; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Why bother unveiling it then. It will be plastered all over the Internet.

8. someshadowguy

Posts: 2; Member since: May 21, 2016

I'm going to have zero faith in these reviews from the 30 people that are getting it. It seems cool on paper but their community is so damn bias that I think there won't be anything critical from by them aside how much they want to suck OnePlus's stick.

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