OnePlus 3 phones worldwide recently started receiving a small update, which was primarily aimed at being a bug fixer.
However, it has given huge problems to OnePlus 3 owners around the world. Regarded as one of the best budget smartphones around, the OnePlus 3 has had its fair share of problems since its launch. It has already received a couple of key updates to fix elements like RAM management and color accuracy. The latest Oxygen OS 3.2.4 was meant to be just a small update that fixed aspects like call quality. Further, there were also some users who complained about automatic restarts.
Apart from these minor issues, the Oxygen OS 3.2.4 was offering not much new to the device. It was also apparent from a packet size of just 26 MB. However, this new update has brought a lot of issues to the phone – probably more than fixed. Users have been complaining that Android Pay had stopped working after the update. Perhaps, the biggest issue of them all is that phones are no longer connecting to LTE networks. Instead, they are actually dropping the device from 3G networks to even 2G. OnePlus have provided a workaround this issue if users are affected, but it has already left a large number of grumpy users.
Priced at under $400, the device offers incredible value for money. There are few phones in this price range that provide a snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 6 GB of RAM. In fact, the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which is priced at twice the amount, has to do with only 4 GB of RAM. After the recent RAM fix update, the OnePlus 3 has been one of the fastest phones around with an immense ability to hold even high-end games in the memory. Phones with 4 GB of RAM are forced to close high-end games when new apps are opened.
OnePlus 3 has cost cutting in areas like the display, which may be 5.5 inches in size but it only has 1080p resolution rather than the minimum QHD seen in high-end smartphones. Brightness levels of this display are also not on par with the OnePlus 2. Battery life is also on the lower side due to a small 3000 mAh battery. Thankfully, the presence of dash charging – one of the fastest charging techniques around – enables the user to get 60% of battery in just 30 minutes of charge.
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