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The Key Features of OnePlus 3T

By Avery Pacheco, 16/12/2016, updated on 14/01/2022

OnePlus 3T has been released in November, 2016 and now it is available in the market. The OnePlus 3T is still an amazing value device that embodies the original company spirit. And it is improved compared with the older generation. Today, we will focus on the key features of OnePlus 3T.

OnePlus 3T Review

Part 1. Key Features of OnePlus 3T

Feature 1. OnePlus 3T is equipped with an Optic AMOLED display which measures 5.5 inches. The resolution of the display reaches 1080p and 401ppi. Plus, the display is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Feature 2. OnePlus 3T comes with 6GB RAM and a Snapdragon 821 SoC (2x Kryo at 2.35GHz and 2x Kryo at 1.6GHz cores). It runs based on Adreno 530 GPU. And the phone is clocked at 653 MHz.

Feature 3. The phone has a 16MP f/2.0 main camera with OIS and phase detection autofocus, single LED flash, sapphire lens; 2160p video at 30fps; 1080p at 60fps;

Feature 4. The phone supports 4G LTE, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, fingerprint reader, and USB Type-C connector.

Feature 5. OnePlus 3 T works on Oxygen OS and is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Feature 6. OnePlus 3T is powered by a 400mAh non-removable battery. And it supports fast battery charging. The battery can be 60% charged in 30 minutes.

Key Features

Part 2. The Vital Features that People Cares


OnePlus 3T runs on Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) and is planned to upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat). And as we have mentioned, OnePlus 3T is equipped with a new Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset, which enables the Android run smoothly. The CPU is Qua-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) and the GPU is Adreno 530 GPU. Such group of platform allows the phone deliver better performance than many other Android.

In addition to the advanced chipset, CPU and GPU, OnePlus 3T has 64/128 GB fast UFS 2.0 storage, which is enough for storing tons of stuffs. Even though you store big size of Android photos, music and videos in the Android, the Android still runs smoothly.

OnePlus 3T Performance


When it comes to the camera, OnePlus 3T comes with a Sony IMX 298 which measures 1/2.8". It is OIS-enabled and equipped with a single LED flash at its disposal. This sensor also used in Oppo and R9 Plus. The resolution of the camera hovers at 16MP. It has a 1.12 µm pixel size and an aperture of f/2.0. The selfie camera of OnePlus 3T is also 16MP. And the aperture of it reaches f/2.0. However, there is no front-facing flash. You will have a excellent selfie experience with OnePlus 3T camera.


OnePlus 3T offers a few photography modes for you. In addition to the usual modes like Photo and Video, there is also Panorama for still, Time-lapse and Slow motion for video, and the powerful Manual mode. Besides the photography modes, the phone also provide granular control over ISO, contrast, shutter speed and focus.

There are also quite a few modes for you to experiment with. Besides the usual Photo and Video, there is also Panorama for stills, Time-lapse and Slow motion for video. Then there is the powerful Manual mode. It offers granular control over ISO, contrast, shutter speed and focus and it works really well. We particularly like the fact that a convenient auto setting is still left in all the sliders.

Part 3. What Users Say about OnePlus 3T

Alex says, "Obviously OnePlus 3T comes with better package, you should go fot OP3T without any doubts."

Jack says, "If you go with the OP3, you won't be wrong because:1. There is a marginal increase in processor speed between the two - So much that it is barely noticeable. 2. The price difference is reasonably substantial, considering the 3's base price. 3. The developer support for the OP3 will surely be more than the 3T.

However, go for the 3T if: 1. You do not care about the price bump. 2. Better camera specs (and results) are an absolute requirement. 3. You are heavy on media consumption, requiring the 64/128GB memory. HD Movies, games etc."

Well, the shortcomings of this device should be the non-removable battery. When the battery is damaged or damped, you cannot replace it with a new one. In addition, there is no card slot. So you cannot extend the memory by inserting an SD card. So, is the phone worth buyin? It depends!