the Review OnePlus 3T: what is notable about the updated leader?

Almost all the products of the Chinese company Oppo, sold under the brand OnePlus positioned her leadership as «the murderers of the leaders». This is largely just a good marketing move. But some models of the brand, for example, OnePlus 3, did become real hits. Deciding that to release a full «four» even earlier, the Chinese largely have updated and reworked their previous creation, giving him the name OnePlus 3T.

So what is the new smartphone differs from its predecessor and is he good enough to compete with devices from more established brands? At first glance the gadget not too many differences from OnePlus 3. But in addition to updated colors (even the usual grey «color» became noticeably darker), there are a number of updates in «stuffing» smartphone, due to which at relatively low cost remains one of the most interesting mobile devices premium. But about all under the order.

Technical characteristics OnePlus 3T:

  • Screen: 5.5″, 1920 x 1080 px (full HD), Optic AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4;
  • CPU: 4-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821: 2x 2,35 GHz 2x 1.6 GHz;
  • Graphics accelerator: Adreno 530;
  • RAM: 6 GB LPDDR4;
  • Built-in memory: 64/128 GB;
  • External memory: memory card not supported;
  • Operating system: OxygenOS based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow;
  • Camera: back — 16 MP Sony IMX298 (flash, PDAF AF, aperture of f/2.0), front-end — 16 MP Samsung 3P8SP;
  • Battery: non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mA·h;
  • dimensions: 153 × 75 × 7,35 mm;
  • Weight: 158 grams;
  • SIM Slots: dual slot for nanoSIM;
  • Network interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, LE, NFC;
  • Connectivity: GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 2G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) CDMA: CDMA EVDO:BC0, 3G (WCDMA B1/B2/B5/B8) TD-SCDMA: TD-SCDMA B34/B39 4G (FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7/B8) TDD/TD-LTE: TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/41;
  • Navigation: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou;
  • Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, the ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, the Hall sensor, optical stabilizer, digital compass;
  • Available colors: Gunmetal and Soft Gold;

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]Opava and the basic version of the smartphone OnePlus 3T differ from each other only by the amount of internal memory (64/128 GB). Supported frequencies the mobile operators depend on for what the market produced your smartphone.

The Chinese version: GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz; WCDMA: 1/2/5/8; FDD-LTE: 1/3/5/7/8, TDD LTE: 38/39/40/41, TD-SCDMA: 34/39; CDMA EVDO: BC0
European version: WCDMA: 1/2/5/8 FDD-LTE: 1/3/5/7/8/20, TDD-LTE: 38/40
Us version: WCDMA: 1/2/4/5/8, FDD-LTE: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17/30, CDMA EVDO: BC0

The complete set. In the box with the OnePlus 3T buyer will find: instructions in several >

Such equipment is a standard for many devices of Oppo – same was with the previous of this series smartphone from the manufacturer.

appearance and ergonomics. At first glance, the version of «T» no different from the usual OnePlus 3. At the bottom of the gadget located the charging connectors and headphone and speaker. On the left side «sheltered» volume control button and switch modes, and on the right, conveniently located power button and a slot for a pair of «love». At the top end from OnePlus 3T any buttons and connectors available. The front panel is decorated with the earpiece, front camera and sensor fingerprint.

At the rear of the device is made of anodized aircraft aluminum, extends slightly the camera lens. But to worry for his safety especially is not necessary, as the lens protect of sapphire glass and robust metal bezel. In General, the materials leave a good impression – if you do not carry your smartphone in the same pocket with coins and keys, its appearance for a long time will remain presentable. Here posted microphone for noise reduction.

As for ergonomics, operate the gadget very comfortable even with one hand – all controls are located perfectly. In the palm of OnePlus 3T, despite the weight of only one hundred fifty-eight grams and a very slim case, feels good and does not slip during operation.

Display. 5.5-inch screen that supports a resolution of 1920 x 1080 takes up almost entire front surface of the device.

This is the exact same Optic AMOLED with a protective glass Gorilla glass 4, which was used in the usual «Troika».

OS and interface. Controls the gadget Oxygen OS – revised and expanded sixth version of Android. From the base «six» the system characterized by the presence of certain applications, and enhanced customization and personalization.

If desired, the shell can be changed beyond recognition, changing almost everything from font size and colors (in separate annexes or in full), to reassign any of the buttons. Oxygen also supports Wake on double tap, the creation of a screenshot with slide three fingers and launch apps with the aid of symbols, which certainly is very convenient.

Performance. At the «iron» OnePlus 3T is a top-end smartphone. From its predecessor it has a more powerful and economical in terms of power consumption by the processor – it has a 4-core 821st Snapdragon. The graphics in 3T meets the Adreno 530, which, in conjunction with a chip and six gigabytes of RAM shows excellent results in most tests, games and apps.

New OnePlus is available in two versions: with sixty-four and one hundred and twenty eight gigabytes of memory on Board. Both versions are deprived connector memory card. Otherwise, 3T is a real gadget premium – supports all popular frequencies, including LTE, has at its disposal a Wi-Fi module that works with most standards, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and other bells and whistles, without which can not live a potential owner of such mobile devices.

Another significant difference from my OnePlus 3T «ancestor» – increase in the capacity of non-removable lithium-ion battery with 3000 to 3400 mAh. This gadget also supports Dash Charge, allowing quickly to charge «dead» the battery. Due to the fact that the manufacturer «finished» software, increased battery life of the smartphone. Now OnePlus 3T is able to work about 6 hours in active mode (40 minutes more than his older brother).

The camera. The main camera remains the same – it's the same 16-megapixel Sony IMX 298 with optical stabilization, f/2.0 aperture, led flash and possibility of shooting in RAW. But the front-facing 8-megapixel camera from Sony, which was mounted on the OnePlus 3, in the version «T» replaced by a 16-megapixel sensor 3P8SP from Samsung. Unfortunately, the front camera of auto focus and no stabilization. For this reason, to obtain a good picture in a dynamic scene will be complicated.

In General, both cameras not only give high quality picture when you create a photo but can record video in FullHD. And thanks to the electronic and optical stabilization in the kit with noise cancellation and fast auto focus to shoot with a smartphone in almost any conditions.

Sound. Despite its very thin body, the smartphone makers have managed to implement it powerful, deep voice and loud external speaker. With the duties he copes fine, regardless of the style of music being played. Overall, this is not surprising, because the company Oppo more than ten years of experience in manufacturing high-quality players, and its specialists are able to create a device with good sound.

With an earpiece and a microphone at OnePlus 3T is also in order. To speak comfortably even in noisy places. And the sound quality of the headphones is no different from music played on a good player.

Advantages:

  • is Almost the perfect balance of cost, performance and quality;
  • Powerful platform;
  • Good sound;
  • high-Quality photos and video filming;
  • a Fast and highly customizable OS.

Cons:

  • The lack of display support for 4K to compete on an equal footing with some of the top mobile gadgets.

Summarizing. 3T OnePlus is one of the best smartphones that were released in China in 2016. It is almost no way inferior to their more famous competitors, but it benefits significantly in their price. If you need a productive, elegant and modern smartphone, take a look at this device.

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