OnePlus has announced it’s latest flagship smartphone – OnePlus 3T – which is an upgraded version of the OnePlus 3 flagship that was introduced earlier this year. To be honest, not much has changed from the few-month-old OnePlus 3 to the new OnePlus 3T. Both the smartphones carry the same design, same dimensions and weight. That means, externally the things are identical between the two expect a new color option for OnePlus 3T. Internally, you will find some important upgrades to make OnePlus 3T more powerful performer, although most of the internal specs remain unchanged as well.
First thing First – what’s the same:
The design: Most notably, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T fit into exactly the same Anodized Aluminium Unibody. Both measure 152.7×74.7×7.35mm and weigh 158g.
The screen: Both OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T have the same 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4
The RAM: Both the flagships are coupled with the same 6GB LPDDR4 RAM.
The primary camera: In both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T the company fits the identical main camera – 16 Megapixel 1/2.8″ Sony IMX 298 Sensor (1.12 microns), f/2.0 aperture, OIS, PDAF and LED Flash. But the company has added sapphire glass protection and upgraded the electronic image stabilisation in the 3T.
Operating System: The OnePlus 3T runs the latest version of OxygenOS based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box similar to the OnePlus 3. Both are upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat later this year.
Connectivity Option: The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T carries the same USB Type-C 2.0 Port, 3.5mm Audio Jack. Other connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, NFC also remain the same.
FingerPrint Sensor: Both the flagships features the same Ceramic Scratch Resistant Fingerprint Sensor embedded within the home button.
SIM: Both have LTE Dual-SIM Support (Nano+Nano).
The Alert Slider: The physical Alert Slider button that lets you switch notification priorities is present in both OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.
What have changed?
The new front-facing camera, upgraded CPU, optional 128GB of storage and the larger 3400 mAh battery, a new color option, gunmetal, that’s exclusive to the OnePlus 3T alongside the original soft gold color. Let’s compare the specifications of the smartphones where they are not identical.
OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3
|Specs||OnePlus 3T||OnePlus 3|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
Quad-core 2.35 GHz
Adreno 530 GPU
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Quad-core 2.2 GHz
Adreno 530 GPU
|Storage||64GB /128GB UFS 2.0, No microSD Card Slot||64GB UFS 2.0, No microSD Card Slot|
|Front Camera||16 Megapixel Samsung 3P8SP with f/2.0 Aperture, 1.0 microns, 1080p video||8 Megapixel Sony IMX 179 Sensor with f/2.0 Aperture, 1.4 microns, 1080p video|
|Color||Gunmetal and Soft Gold||Graphite and Soft Gold|
The OnePlus 3T is launching at $439 for the 64GB version, or $40 more than what the OnePlus 3 costs. And a new OnePlus 3T 128GB of storage will cost you $479 in total.
The improved specs are definitely a welcomed addition, still OnePlus has maintained the same dimensions and weight, which is impressive that made the original OnePlus 3 a great value.
What’s your take? Have the OnePlus 3T got the enough upgrades to move on? Share your views….