I had so many expectations from Chinese phone manufacturer OnePlus from its new and latest flagship smartphone this year. No, I’m not talking about the OnePlus 3. That’s old news! Today, OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 3T.
It has everything you loved about the OnePlus 3 with an excellent up to date mobile processor—the Snapdragon 821—new and improved and cameras, a brighter display, and a whopping 3400 mAh battery, which is 13% bigger than its predecessor and comes in a new space
All around, it is still the best budget flagship you can buy today. So what’s with the title of this post? Well, I and many others watching OnePlus’s live Facebook event had hoped for a better display—something more than 1080p. Yes, 1080p still meets today’s standards, but it would’ve been nice to see a display at least closer to what Samsung would normally offer in this price range, and still be cheaper, n
We hoped for a smaller screen phone. The OnePlus X had supported this, and that is what I was waiting for when they mentioned the OnePlus 2T… or T-2? Yeah, that’s what OnePlus was telling us before the event. It seems that the name was a last minute change and that they completely decided to ditch the previously teased One Plus 2T / T-2.
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However, I asked my friend and current One Plus 3 user, Paul Brown, to tell me his thoughts on the One Plus 3T:
“I personally feel that the battery life is already incredible, and with the new Dash charge, it really makes the phone incredible to use, so I feel that the upgrade is good. But was it necessary? Could they have not just created a new budget smartphone or another high-end model? I guess having improved the processor is probably for the best; I haven’t had any problems with it and I’m not complaining.
“After all this, they’ve increased the price by £60, so I feel that if you want a new phone that is incredible, then either—Paul Brown
phoneis a great option but I don’t think the changes justify that much of a price increase.”
The third and final thing I wanted from this the most is one thing that’s been putting me off about the OnePlus 3: not having more LTE bands. “What?! LTE bands?”, you say. Many people don’t talk about this, but I’m going to. Both the OnePlus 3 and 3T are lacking when it comes to
Overall, if you are looking for a new smartphone under or around £400, save yourself £70 and go with the OnePlus 3 rather than the 3T. It’s essentially the same experience, and you’re saving money on the side, which is what OnePlus is all about, anyway. They deliver high-end smartphones to customers that are on lower budgets. However, if you really care about having the best battery out there from a relatively low-cost, high-end smartphone, then the OnePlus 3T is your best bet!