I don’t know about you but I often find that mobile devices are getting to be really expensive. Sure, all the new features are pretty cool but do you really need the latest and greatest bezel or screen innovation or resolution or processor?
Well, if you use your phone a lot, on the go, maybe all these features are great for you. But the average user—and the average person probably looking to save some money—could stand to use a phone with a little less panache and a little more bang for the buck.
And if you are one of those people—like I am—then you might want to take a look at the new OnePlus 3. OnePlus is already known as “flagship killer” and they have been “killing” at it for three years straight.
As such, the OnePlus has developed the Android Marshmallow-powered “3” to compete with other flagship devices on the market today, devices from industry monsters—and direct competitors—like Samsung, HTC, and LG.
But how does the The OnePulse 3 compete?
Well, lets start with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC that clocks at an impressive 2.2 Ghz for two cores and an additional 1.6 GHz for the other two cores. That’s not all, though, the processors get support from 6 GB of built-in LPDDR4 RAM. This all helps to smoothly run the phone’s 4G connectivity that supports both FDD-Band 3 as well as TDD-Band 40 (which might serve to explain why the phone is so popular in India). Of course, the OnePulse 3 also features WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, and even NFC. And finally, all of this runs on a smaller-sized 3000 mAh battery (down from the One Pulse 2’s 3300 mAh battery) that comes with fast-charging USB Type-C capabilities.
The battery can last a day and a half in standby and can charge up to 60% in just a half an hour.
While the innards are quite impressive, the OnePulse also comes in a fancy dress. The metal body looks great and does not overheat—as you might expect a metal-bodied phone with these specs to do.
The OnePulse also has a remarkable 16-megapixel rear camera that can shoot 4K vdeo and even an 8-megapixel front sensor.
Now that you’re salivating you probably want to know what it costs. Well, again, this is designed to be more affordable and—if it does ever launch in the US—will probably retail at a price point similar to the Motorola Moto X.