OnePlus 3: A Real Flagship Killer with 6GB of RAM

As we’ve recently lamented, the smartphone world has had pretty lukewarm launches in recent times, thanks to the overanxious suppliers and leakers who unveil the entire specs before the darn thing has been officially disclosed. The same was the case with the OnePlus 3 which is a pretty nifty gadget otherwise.

For one, the phone now features a premium anodized aluminum build which will be available in Graphite and Gold versions. The front of the device is covered with a 5.5” Optic AMOLED display of 1080p resolution. Beneath it sits a fingerprint scanner.

Under the hood, you get a Snapdragon 820 processor with a monumental 6 GB RAM, with 64 GB of storage, all of whom are great for a $399 phone. The storage is also of the faster UFS 2.0 standard, rather than eMMC. Connectivity options include NFC, Cat.6 LTE and a USB Type-C reversible port.

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If you are a shutter-happy person, there’s something for you too. The 16 MP camera has Sony’s optics prowess, along with 4K video, HDR, OIS and phase-detection autofocus. The front shooter is an 8 MP camera with electronic image stabilization.

The OS running is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Oxygen launcher. The battery capacity is set at 3000 mAh and supports Dash Charging, a fast charging solution unique to Type-C which brings 63% of the juice in 30 minutes.

Prices are set at $399, with the phone being made available right now. As we reported a while back, perhaps the best thing about this launch is the ditching of the invite-system.

Here are the full specifications of the OnePlus 3:

OnePlus 3 Specifications:

  • CPU: 2.2 Ghz dual-core + 1.6 Ghz dual-core Kryo
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow; Oxygen launcher
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
  • Display:
    • 5.5” Optic AMOLED display with 1080p (1080 x 1920) resolution
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6 GB LPDDR4
    • Internal: 64 GB; UFS 2.0
    • Card slot: no
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 16 MP, Sony IMX298 sensor, OIS, phase-detection autofocus, LED, HDR, 4K video recording
    • Secondary: 8 MP, 1080p video, electronic image stablization
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi ac, GPS with A-GPS/GLONASS, Cat.6 LTE, fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 3000 mAh; Dash Charge support
  • Price: $399


  • Ishtiaq

    Daydreaming!

  • Usama

    Kabe Pakistan ka bhe raukh Kar Lau ta Kay humay bhe tumhare dedaar ka mauka mil gaye.

    • Potato

      Some online stores are selling it.

  • Hamza Ahmed

    6 GB?!? I don’t even have that much in my laptop.

    • Sheldon Cooper

      was just about to post the same :p

      • Hamza Ahmed

        haha! I took your SPOT Sheldon.

  • IrfanAmir

    jo cheez pakistan mein milni nhi uss k baary mein kyun btaty ho yaar? after all this blog is for pakistanis

    • Name

      One plus is Available at online retail stores. Just google

      • mar222184

        bhai dekha ni hay aliexpress kay fones kay saath kya hota hay? its not the company`s fault its the local laws that hinder the accessibility to gud fones in pak.

  • JahanZaib Yousaf

    Battery is small for six GB Ram

    • Potato

      Its good enough. The display is 1080P only, and S820 has proved to be energy efficient too.

      6GB RAM will not be utilized all time. Its for heavy tasking and future proofing.

      • Taha Najam

        Future proofing with a 1080p screen basically rendering it useless for VR use?

        • Mirza Moazzam Baig

          You know onePlus actually thinks that not many people are using their phones for VR and those who really are into VR will opt for high end like oculus which is used with PCs, so why use QHD display which will just take toll on battery

          • Taha Najam

            I know that, and I call BS. The future of mobile is in VR, whether they like it or not. Not everyone is going to spend thousands of dollars on a headset, plus more on the system to run it, just to be able to enjoy some VR action. Sounds more like an excuse than anything.

        • Potato

          I agree with you but VR still needs time.

          For $400, you cant expect QHD display and everything. They had to cut the corners somewhere.

          • Taha Najam

            Why not? The LG G3, G4 and V10 all come with QHD screens and can be had for below $400.

            • Potato

              G3, G4 and V10 doesn’t perform well. S801 and S808 aren’t capable of pushing that much pixels. Both of the phones have underwhelming performance and below average battery life. Not to mention low brightness under direct sunlight etc.

              You have to make compromises.

              • Taha Najam

                Um, I’m typing from a G3 right now. And from where I am, it looks perfectly capable of QHD rendering, so I have no idea what you’re talking about. Never had any performance issues either, and battery life, while not great, is not totally abysmal either. The brightness thing is an LCD issue and has nothing to do with the QHD resolution.

    • Mirza Moazzam Baig

      Battery seems small when you consider 6Gb RAM but it performs pretty good … I suggest you watch MKBHD’s review on this…. Many of your Questions will be answered

      • Taha Najam

        Year 4hrs of SOT on a flagship is deplorable any way you look at it.

        • Mirza Moazzam Baig

          But you have to consider Oxygen OS’s optimization(doze mod) coupled with their ‘dash charging’ with which you can get 50% within half hour … Battery reviews are not bad for this phone

  • Azi

    i will buy IA

  • RT

    please also list the online shops in Pak that are selling oneplus mobiles.

  • KMQ

    zabardast, 6GB ram is se jahaz urana hai kia :-)

    • Ishtiaq

      Hahaha, very good KMQ. Aur tumhara aik duplicate agaya hai market main KWM k naam se. Beware!

      • KMQ

        aare sir nahi humare duplicate kahan aaenge sir, duplicate tu us cheez ke aate hain jiski market main koi demand hon. KMW bhai honge koi aur inki name ke initials honge yeh.

        • Fahad Ali

          Wah janab, kiya aajzi hai aap main!

          Mera mashwara hai kay aap aik political party bana lain. KMQ party. Agla vote aap ka hi haiy, kiyon kay Pakistan ko aap jaisay logon ki zarorat haiy.

          • KMQ

            Allah kare Aajzi ajae bhai, baki raha political party ka mashwara tu mujhe samajh nahi arahi ke aap meri tareef kar rahe ho ya khichai :-)

            • Fahad Ali

              Sir jee Ramzan ka maheena hai, tareef hi ho rahee hai aapki!

              • KMQ

                uff, sir main kahan mun chuppaon. Blushing…

      • KWM

        KWM to Mera hai but not inspired by KMQ :)

        • KMQ

          ji bhai, aap apne pora name bhi bata dain ke yeh KWM aapke name ke initials hain na?

    • Fakhre Alam

      kya he acha hota agar oneplus aik jahaz free dy dain is phone ky sath. ;-p

  • Aman Chawla

    Ram Chae Jitni Hoo
    HameshA Free 30% Hoti h
    1 Gb 300 MB Free
    2 GB 600 MB Free
    3 Gb 900 MB Free
    4 GB 1200 MB Max Free
    But Kuch aps Smothly Works Karte hain Bhi Nhi Bhi :)

    • Ishtiaq

      Well done Chawla!

  • Zohaib Jahan

    My dream mobile OnePlus 3 and Mi 5. Both out of range! Khawab to achay hoty hai :D

    • Ishtiaq

      Haan magar din main nahi!

    • Oralover Odeveloper

      Khuwab dekhne pe paabandi bhi nahi, jo chahey, jitna chahey dekho… :)

  • Ghazanfar

    Ausus zenfone latest models ki specifications be same hain and lenovo zuk Pro also

  • Fayez Najeeb

    Great phone. But I still prefer S7 Edge. Let’s see what Apple has to offer!

  • Sheldon Cooper

    The time has come when phones are as powerful as consoles :)
    May be in next 2 years, they will beat the crap of Scorpion and Neo Successors.

  • kya ye such hai

  • Azi

    Ordered Mine :P

    • Faheem Afridi

      have u got urs

      • Azi

        yes

        • Faheem Afridi

          from where u ordered and how much cost..kindly replay

          • Azi

            Brother i am in saudi arabia and ordered here

            • Faheem Afridi

              ok thanks

  • Faheem Afridi

    where to buy in pakistan