The recently launched OnePlus 3 provides that kind of premium feel that has been missing in the predecessors.
The premium feel has been achieved largely by the use of metal for much of the device. The device is also considerably thinner compared to previous generations. It has led to criticism about the phone’s battery life, but it is not too bad for concern. The presence of a proprietary dash charging feature makes the OnePlus 3’s battery life more than sufficient since the charger provided with the phone is capable of adding around 60% of charge in just 30 minutes without any side effects like overheating the device.
Up until now, the OnePlus 3 has been available in only one color option due to its metal body. A soft gold version has also been announced, but it is yet to be available in various regions across the world. If one wants to customize their OnePlus 3, it can be done through the use of attractive back covers sold by the company. It is now being rumored that the OnePlus 3 may be available in an additional color as default. The company is reportedly working on a red OnePlus 3, which does look extremely good in rendering images.
The OnePlus 3 is a phone that offers top of the range specifications but at almost half the price. This philosophy has helped the phones like the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 stand out from the rest of the crowd. However, there is a feeling that the OnePlus 3 does not offer the best in every regard since it seems to compromise on aspects like the display technology and the battery size. At an era when the 1080p screens are fast becoming obsolete from the top end of the segment, the OnePlus 3 continues to offer the same resolution on the 5.5-inch screen. It seems that the company has placed priority over battery life, which has taken a hit due to the lower battery size.
From the 3600 mAh battery on the OnePlus 2, the new phone comes with only 3000 mAh. In order to compensate for this reduction in battery size, the new phone comes with a revolutionary feature called dash charging. It may very well be the start of proper quick charging in smartphones, as it helps quickly gain a lot of battery without any ill effects like the device overheating.