OnePlus 3T, which was launched internationally finally came to Indian shores last week and the smartphone is creating quite a lot of impact. While a lot of users are unhappy that OnePlus diod not really care for their recently purchased, not even 6 months old OnePlus 3 and went right ahead and launched an upgraded version of their flagship the OnePlus 3T, at pretty much the same cost. It came as a double whammy when OnePlus decided to pull all stocks of OnePlus 3 off shelves and officially replace it with OnePlus 3T. There have been constant protests from multiple OnePlus 3 users regarding this move. While for those who already purchased the OnePlus 3, the news is definitely a sad one, for the rest of them who were perhaps planning on buying a new phone around Christmas or New Year’s Eve, the news is definitely better and more happy. Also Read - OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3 series smartphones updated with latest Android security patch
OnePlus 3T, as is already known by now, comes with marginal upgrades over the original OnePlus 3. But then, when looked at it from the complete, overall perspective, the smartphone is definitely better and brings a lot on the table. It matches up in terms of power to the more advanced flagships and is is not exactly a worthy “next flagship” is is more than a decent upgrade to the present flagship. OnePlus has managed to create quite a fan following in India and the smartphone brand from China is much loved in the country, especially by the youth. OnePlus has followed the format of multiple other Chinese brands in the country however, unlike the other brands which launch multiple devices back to back, OnePlus stuck to just one device a year, like Apple. This is the first time they’ve shifted from their traditional one-phone-a-year launch to launching an upgrade like OnePlus 3T after their OnePlus 3 flagship. But then, now coming to the unique and specific features of OnePlus 3T: OnePlus 3T finally official – Complete features, specifications and pricing Also Read - OnePlus 3, 3T get stable OxygenOS 9.0.4 update with June 2019 Android security patch
1. The Processor: It is the processor that is responsible for how fast or how slow your smartphone and device runs. When you have a beefed up processor, there’s always that extra power to help your phone run faster. And that is exactly what OnePlus has done to the OnePlus 3T as opposed to the OnePlus 3. OnePlus 3 came with a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 with quad-core processors with Kyro cores clocked at 2 x 2.15 GHz and 2 x 1.6 GHz. As opposed to the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T comes with the next gen processor, the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821. The power is also ramped up with the Kyro cores clocked at 2 x 2.35 GHz and 2×1.6 GHz. The GPU in both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T stays the same and so does the OS which is Androis Marshmallow, all set to soon be upgraded to Android Nougat (in both devices). OnePlus 3 phone officially replaced with OnePlus 3T. We can almost see the angry faces of OnePlus 3 owners! Also Read - OnePlus 3T smartphone in Midnight Black available for limited time
2. The memory: While OnePlus 3 came in just one internal memory variant – that is the 64 GB internal memory version, with OnePlus 3T, OnePlus has launched one more added memory variant. If the 64 GB is not sufficient, you have the option to now pick 128 GB internal memory OnePlus 3T. However, not all versions of OnePlus 3T come with 128 GB internal memory. The internal memory is limited to certain colour variants of the OnePlus 3T. For those lusting after the golden shine, you’ll have to stick with the 64 GB internal memory as there’s no 128 GB version available in the soft gold variant, unfortunately. Both OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 come with 6 GB RAM. Additionally, both have skipped the internal memory card slot. Most smartphones are now providing better internal memory and thus, the newer upgraded version with more memory comes as honestly no surprise.
3. Battery: OnePlus 3T comes with 3400 mAh battery with Dash Charge. On the other hand OnePlus 3 came with just a 3000 mAh battery. While OnePlus 3 too supported the Dash Charge, the 400 mAh extra does mean a marginally more battery life. While OnePlus 3T claims it gives the phone more power, giving the phone a better battery only made more sense with the ramped up processor and the beefed up internals. With the Dash Charge, the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 both support up tom 60 percent of charging in just 30 minutes. OnePlus launches OnePlus 3T in India for Rs 29,999 – Complete features and specifications
4. The camera: When it comes to the back of the device, the rear end snapper in OnePlus 3T does not really have much of an upgrade in terms of numbers. However, the one thing that has changed is the coating used for the camera lens which is the sapphire glass coating – making the lens a lot more sturdy and more resilient to damage. The major upgrade is to their front camera which has been ramped up to the same 16 GB as the rear end camera. OnePlus 3 came with 8 MP front camera.
5. Colour version: OnePlus 3T comes in an all new colour version which is Gunmetal grey, more of a black version. OnePlus 3 on the other hand came in only Graphite and Soft Gold. Soft Gold version is launched even for OnePlus 3T version. However, as mentioned above, the soft-gold version doesn’t come in the 128 GB internal memory version and only the Gunmetal colour comes in the additional internal memory version.
OnePlus 3T is priced at Rs 29,999 in India for the 64Gb version while OnePlus 3 comes for Rs 27,999 in the country.