The OnePlus 3 has been rated as one of the finest devices at $400 and it seems to offer a lot of value for money.
Still, it is not without its disadvantages and, strangely, one of them seems to come from the operating system. The OnePlus 3 comes with the android 6.0 out of the box, and this operating system should receive updates as soon as Google puts them out. It is largely because the user interface on the OnePlus 3 is almost similar to stock android. However, the OnePlus 3 lags severely behind rivals when it comes to pushing out latest updates.
It is learnt that one of the primary reasons behind the delayed updates is the use of two operating systems – HydrogenOS and OxygenOS. The former is meant for the Chinese markets while the latter is available on OnePlus 3 phones worldwide. Focusing on these two user interfaces at the same time has not allowed the company to offer the latest updates as soon as possible. Accepting this fact, OnePlus has confirmed that the company will be moving towards unification of these two user interfaces so as to enable quicker updates to the user.
The OnePlus 3 has been one of the finest smartphones of 2016 considering its price. The camera may not be the best in the business and suffers from average quality in lowlight conditions. The camera bump in the rear also affects the stability of the phone when placed on a flat bench. However, these are just issues that come as a result of nitpicking since the phone is tremendous in almost every regard. The 5.5-inch display does not suffer from any loss of detail even though it comes with only 1080p resolution.
One of the greatest advantages of the phone has been the 6 GB of RAM. After issues early on in its life-cycle, OnePlus 3 has been able to give the full advantage of having 6 GB of RAM to its users. Complemented by the extremely powerful snapdragon 820 processor, the OnePlus 3 is one of the fastest devices available and not just at this price range. Even though the battery size has been limited in this generation in favor of design, OnePlus 3 makes to do with its 3000 mAh battery. Dash charging can provide around 60% of power in 30 minutes. Priced at under $400, the phone offers excellent value for money.