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OnePlus 3 reviews send co-founder Carl Pei into a rant



It's a bit interesting how usually fickle public opinion can do a 180 in a short span of time. When OnePlus released its first "flagship killer" in 2014, everyone was all over it. It used the same formula that Xiaomi used to much success in China, offering decent specs at a price to die for, plus a few unique tricks of its own. Fast-forward two years later, the latest OnePlus 3 champion is beset with criticisms and almost outright accusations, causing company co-founder Carl Pei to slightly blow a fuse and head off on a Reddit rant.


The whole brouhaha was triggered by AnandTech's review of the OnePlus 3, where Redditors have picked up on a single comment regarding how the Samsung-produced display was the worst display the respected tech site has ever reviewed. Our own review of that aspect of the smartphone yielded more favorable results, but AnandTech's review also dipped into other factors, like sRGB accuracy. This has led to the speculation and perhaps premature conclusion that OnePlus had to cut corners to offer a relatively cheaper device, a remark that Pei has labeled outright as "insulting".
The co-founder defends the company's decisions as based on a focus on user experience and not production costs. He says that the price difference between a 2K and 1080p AMOLED screen isn't really that big, implying that OnePlus could have gone down the 2K route if it really wanted to. However, it believed that it wouldn't be in the user's best interests in terms of overall experience. Higher resolutions also means higher battery and CPU/GPU use, for example. The display that Samsung made for the OnePlus was made to the company's intentional specifications, and not simply off the shelf cheap components.
As for the sRGB issue, Pei admits that the display isn't tuned to follow the spec closely, mostly because it's not something most users will want anyway. He compares it to how other smartphones that do advertise support for it have it disabled by default and have the setting hidden behind developer settings. Still, if that's what the users want, OnePlus will later add the configuration option for it in an OTA update.
The bottom line of Carl Pei's message is that the company didn't cut corners to save on cost and that each and every piece came from a thoughtful and purposeful decision that took the overall user experience into account. From the get go, they weren't really aiming for "highest specs", and if that's what the consumer is looking for, OnePlus might be the wrong brand for them.
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Incoming OnePlus 3 OTA will bring sRGB mode and better RAM management






OnePlus 3 is a great little phone, but it’s by no means perfect. The good news is some of the issues that early buyers and reviewers have noticed can be fixed via software updates, and that’s exactly what OnePlus is preparing to do.
OnePlus reached out to let us know that it’s pushing a “special OTA build” to our OnePlus 3 review unit.
The build (version 3.1.4 of Oxygen OS) addresses the main issues that some reviewers raised about the device: the inaccurate display and the questionable RAM management rules of the OnePlus 3.
This special OTA is only sent out to review units, and the plan is to incorporate the feedback in a consumer OTA that will be released “a bit later on,” according to OnePlus.
Logistical issues have prevented us from testing the new OTA right away, but we will report with our findings as soon as we can run the update.
What exactly can you expect from this update? First up, the OTA will enable sRGB mode, accessible from Settings > Developer Options. Turning sRGB mode on will tone down the colors shown by the OnePlus 3, which have been criticized by AnandTech and others for being generally inaccurate. That said, this update may not affect other issues with the display, including the relatively low peak brightness and bluish cast.
Adam Krisko, community manager for OnePlus, shared a couple images that show what you can expect in terms of color rendition. The less saturated sRGB mode is on the left, default mode is on the right.
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OnePlus 3 teardown reveals a fairly repairable device



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We were a bit disappointed when OnePlus abandoned the removable backing that existed on the OnePlus 3’s forerunner, allowing you to hot swap between a variety of different StyleSwap covers. However, the design shift to a full aluminum body didn’t stop the folks at FoneArena from getting under the device’s skin. Their OnePlus 3 teardown reveals how the device’s high-end tech is housed in the unibody design.
The disassemblers first removed the two main screws at the bottom of the device that keeps the backing secured to the OnePlus 3. This piece proved to be a solid chunk of aluminum, just as advertised by the company, and didn’t run afoul any plastic compromises that created drama for certain other devices.



his teardown continued fairly smoothly, with researchers having little difficulty taking apart any component of the smartphone after the backing was originally pried off. If you’re the kind of tinkerer who prefers to take his life – or at least his smartphone warranty – into his own hands, then this device won’t prove too difficult to repair on your own. As always, we would remind readers that attempting repair on your own device can have some pretty dire consequences, so you probably don’t want to go digging around in your OnePlus 3’s guts without a modicum of experience in the area.
All in all, FoneArena gave this device a 7.5 out of 10 repairability score because all the internal components are relatively easy to remove and replace once the casing is breached. Head on over to their site for a blow-by-blow vivisection, and let us know what you think of this teardown in the comments below.
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If you were some of the first to order the OnePlus 3, there’s a good chance you’ve already received, or will be receiving your shipment any day now. Truth be told, we’re loving the time we’ve spent with the phone.
To help get everyone up to speed with the OnePlus 3, we’re putting together a quick list highlighting the first things you should do upon booting up your OnePlus for the first time. Even if you already have the phone, you might want to give this list a quick once over to make sure you didn’t miss anything. Let’s get started!
1. Use your fingerprint to lock your phone down


One of the most important and convenient features most modern day smartphones offer is the ability to secure and unlock your device using only a fingerprint. The OnePlus 3 is no different, with a fingerprint button located on the front chin of the device, registering your fingerprints with lightning quick precision. You can either set up your fingerprints during the set up process, but if you skipped over that section for whatever reason, here’s how you can set it up all up inside the Settings app.
  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll down to Security & fingerprint
  3. Tap on the Fingerprint option (confirm lock method if you already set one)
  4. Tap Add fingerprint
  5. Rinse and repeat
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
Step 9 Step 10 Step 11

We recommend adding your most commonly used thumb twice to help with accuracy and then each index finger so you can easily wake the phone while its laying down on a table without having to pick it up.
2. Learn how to find a lost or stolen phone


It’s something nobody thinks about until it happens, but one of the worst things that could happen to you is having your smartphone lost or stolen. In the event that it does happens, you’ll want to know exactly how to recover your device, or erase any personal information stored therein. Thankfully, Android’s built-in feature called “Android Device Manager” will help you with all of that, you just need to know how to use it.
  1. Go to google.com/android/devicemanager
  2. Select your phone from the drop-down menu
  3. You’ll see the device on a map and a few options for finding it (ring), locking it (if it wasn’t locked already), or erasing all of its contents
Read More: How to find a lost or stolen phone
3. Backup your photos and videos for free


Since nobody likes having to worry about losing precious memories in the event your phone is lost or stolen, it’s super important to make sure your OnePlus 3 is safely backing up photos to the cloud. To do this, you’ll need to dive inside Google Photos. Since Google Photos offers unlimited high-quality photo backups — and videos up to 1080p — there’s really no excuse to not backup everything. Here are the steps:
  1. Open Google Photos
  2. Open the slide out menu by swiping from the left
  3. Tap on Settings
  4. Select Back up & sync
  5. Tap on the On switch


Under the Backup Settings section, you can fine tune and customize your backups:
  • Choose between High quality photo/video backups (unlimited), or original quality (will use up your Google/Gmail/Drive storage)
  • Back up photos Over Cellular (unlimited data plan recommended) or only when connected to WiFi.
  • If you choose to back up photos over cellular, you can also choose whether to back up videos separately over cellular or WiFi.
  • While charging only is a nice option so that backups wont use up precious battery (it also give you time to delete photos/videos before you plug in for the night).
  • Select Choose folders to backup… to pick specific folders you want to also back up (by default, all your camera photos are backed up).
Once backed up to Google Photos, all your photos will be stored in the cloud and immediately accessible from all your devices, computers, or other web connected devices. Google Photos also makes it easy to share
4. Customize the Alert Slider settings


The OnePlus 3’s Alert Slider is the physical switch along the left side of the phone that allows you to quickly change your sounds profiles without having to wake or unlock the device. It’s easily one of the most convenient little features we’ve seen on an Android device to date, especially if you find yourself constantly in meetings or just need to turn of notifications while taking a quick nap.


Th Alert Slider features 3 sound profiles settings — all, priority, or silence — something you can fine tune and adjust in the Settings app. Priority lets you customize whether or not you want alarms, media, reminders, events, or selected contacts to still trigger audible notifications while in that mode. You can also customize the Silence setting, although you’re only given two options: alarms and media.
We’d definitely recommend playing around with a few of these settings. It might behoove you to allow calls from your family to still come through, or even when someone calls repeatedly within a 15 minute period (in case of emergency).
5. Get acquainted with the OnePlus Launcher’s Shelf (or turn it off)



By default, the OnePlus 3 uses the OnePlus Launcher, a custom home screen replacement with one unique feature: a special home screen called Shelf. It’s located directly left of the main home screen and shows you all kinds of information from the weather, recently opened apps, and even jot down a quick memo or reminder.
Shelf can also display various app widgets, making it the perfect place to store multiple widgets without taking up room on your main home screen. Here’s how you do it:
  1. Swipe the right to open Shelf
  2. Tap the “+” button to add a widget
  3. Tap on the widget to add to Shelf
  4. Long press on widget and let go to resize
  5. Long press and swipe to the right to remove widget
Should you decide Shelf isn’t for you, no worries. You can always turn off Shelf by following these steps:
  1. Long press on blank part of your home screen
  2. Tap on Customize
  3. Turn off the Enable Shelf toggle
  4. Tap Save in the upper right corner
6. Make your phone more snappy by speeding up animations



Without question, the OnePlus 3 is one of the fastest phones we’ve ever gotten our hands on. But all those silky smooth animations are only getting in the way between you and wherever you’re trying to go. To speed things up even further — or at least make the UI feel more snappy — you can actually decrease the animation scale duration in the Settings app. It’s not available by default, so you’ll need to first activate the hidden Developer options by following these steps:
  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll down and select About phone
  3. Scroll down and tap Build Number 7 times
  4. “You are now a developer” message will appear
  5. Press back and you’ll see a new setting: Developer options
Then…
  1. Open Developer options
  2. Scroll down select Window animation and choose .5x
  3. Select Transition animation and choose .5x
  4. Select Animator duration scale and choose .5x
Once you’re all done, go back to the home screen and turn off the display using the power button. Wake your phone to enjoy a speedier, more kicky fast UI. Keep in mind that the setting is persistent, so you don’t have to worry about having to redo anything after a reboot or system update.
7. Turn on battery percentage



Although the battery icon in the status bar is a great visual indicator of how much juice you have remaining, sometimes you want some cold hard numbers. There’s two different ways to display an actual battery percentage: a percentage that replaces the battery icon, or the percentage inside the battery icon. Here’s how you enable one or the other:
  1. Open up the Settings app
  2. Select Battery
  3. Tap the battery icon at the top
  4. Choose the Battery percent option
To enable the percent inside the battery icon, you’ll need to activate the hidden Developer options first, then the hidden System UI Tuner settings. Here’s how:
  1. Slide open the notification panel
  2. Hold the Setting gear icon for about 10 seconds
  3. When released, you’ll see message “Congrats! System UI Tuner has been added to Settings
  4. Open the Settings app
  5. Scroll down and select System UI Tuner
  6. Turn on Show embedded battery percentage
8. Quickly open the camera by double tapping the power button


There are few things more painful than missing an important moment because you couldn’t get to the camera app in time. Whether it’s the kids doing something funny, or you just witnessed a hit and run, sometimes every millisecond counts.
Normally, to quickly access the camera on the OnePlus 3 you’d have to open it from the shortcut on the lock screen, or by completely unlocking the phone and tapping the camera app on your home screen. But there’s a better, even faster way and it involves double tapping the power button to open the camera in an instant — all you have to do is turn it on. Here’s how:
  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Select Display
  3. Turn on the Press power button twice for camera toggle
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9. Quickly launch apps without waking your phone



Although it’s a feature not everyone will want to turn on, Gestures on the OnePlus 3 allow quick access to features you frequently use. Things like double tapping the display to wake your phone, opening the camera or flashlight by drawing a letter on the display, or even basic music controls — all without having to wake your phone or turn on the display. Here’s where you’ll find the setting for each:
  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Select Gestures
  3. Turn all of them off using the toggle at the top
  4. Or enable specific gestures by ticking their check box

10. Customize the navigation buttons


During the initial setup process, the OnePlus 3 asks if you’d like to enable on-screen navigation buttons (back, home and recents buttons), or use the capacitive keys surrounding the fingerprint sensor on the phone’s bezel. If for whatever reason you wanted to experiment with either method, you can always change it up by going into Buttons, located inside the Settings app.
It’s there you’ll also find options for swapping the order of the recent and back buttons (like how it is on Samsung devices), or even changing the behavior of the back, home, and recents buttons by adding secondary functionality like long press or double tap actions for each. With the ability to choose actions like voice search, open Shelf, or even turn the screen off, you can really have some fun with it.
11. Show new notifications by briefly lighting up the display


Ambient display is one of the better features Google introduced in Android back in Lollipop, although it’s been tweaked a little bit on the OnePlus 3. This feature makes it so the display turns on briefly whenever you receive a notification, allowing you to quickly see if it’s something that needs of addressing. Because the screen wakes in black and white mode, it conserves battery better than waking your phone to view incoming notifications and is perfect when your phone is propped up at your desk for hands-free notification viewing.
There’s also a touchless wake feature that allows you to quickly peek at notifications in their black and white Ambient mode by waving your hand over the front of the OnePlus 3. Here’s where you’ll find both of the settings in order to activate them:
  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go into the Display settings
  3. Turn on Ambient display
  4. Turn on Proximity wake
12. Track your physical activity directly from your phone



Even if you’re not super into health and fitness, sometimes it’s nice to track your daily steps/activity. You don’t even need one of those fancy fitness tracking smartwatch bands to do it. Using the Google Fit app, you can quickly see how much activity you’ve been getting throughout the day, keeping everything logged and allowing you to set new goals, etc..
First you’ll need to enable it and you can do this simply by opening the Google Fit app and agreeing to the terms. After that, visit the app or add the widget to your home screen to keep tabs on your daily activity. Easy peasy.
13. Use a pure black wallpaper on your lock screen to save battery


This is something we recommend for any phone using an AMOLED display and that’s using a solid black wallpaper for the lock screen. Since you’re probably waking your lock screen multiple times a day to check for the time or notifications, it quickly adds up. Using a black lock screen wallpaper helps conserve power because AMOLED doesn’t actually light up black colors on the display. This means it requires much less power and uses much less battery as a result — and that’s a good thing. Here’s how you change the lock screen wallpaper on the OnePlus 3:

Open this image in a new tab, then long press and save it to your device
Note: If you’re using a 3rd party home screen replacement app, you’ll need to go into Settings > Home > and select OnePlus Launcher in order to change the lock screen wallpaper.
  1. Long press a blank area of the home screen
  2. Select Wallpapers
  3. Tap on the Lock screen option (left)
  4. Select My photos from the wallpapers selector
  5. Choose the black wallpaper you saved to your device
  6. Press Save located in the upper right corner
14. OnePlus’ official OEM accessories are some of the best


While there are plenty of great 3rd party options when it comes to purchasing accessories for your device, you may want to take a look at OnePlus’s official OEM products. Their Protective Cases by Evutec are some of the thinnest — and well built — cases we’ve ever come across, coming in a variety of finishes, textures, and colors for $25.

Also worth mentioning, since the quick charging technology found on the OnePlus only works with their Dash Charge power adapter/USB cable combo, you may want to pick up a spare for $33.15. And while the OnePlus 3 comes pre-screen protected with a plastic film, it’s also a fingerprint magnet, something that could be easily remedied by picking up a glass screen protector $12.95.
You can find all accessories for the OnePlus via their online store front, but unfortunately everything is all mixed in, with no way to filter accessories by device. OnePlus also offers accessory bundles (when they’re in stock), so you might be able to save a few bucks going that route.
15. Learn more about the OnePlus 3 at Android Forums

We covered a lot of ground here, but we’re only just getting started. There’s always more to learn and sometimes the best place to do it is by chatting it up with others on Android Forums.com. There you’ll find other users and/or prospective buyers sharing their thoughts, experiences, or even concerns they have with the OnePlus 3. It’s the best place to gain some knowledge and although there isn’t much chatter right now, feel free to start your own conversation to get things started: OnePlus 3 forum.
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OnePlus Co-Founder Shows Off Smartwatch Sketch That Will Never Happen





On Twitter, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, showed off a smartwatch design that the company was apparently working on in 2015. However, as mentioned by Carl, the device will likely never see the light of day, reasons unknown.
The design is pretty typical, featuring a round display and possibly detachable body, but beyond that, it’s your standard smartwatch design. We don’t really need to dive into the details, since the device won’t ever be on your wrist. Whether OnePlus doesn’t have the resources or want to get into the Android Wear arena, the true reason why this smartwatch was shelved may never be known.
Funny enough, people on Twitter gave plenty of reason for OnePlus not to release a smartwatch. Comments included, “focus on smartphones,” “market is saturated with smartwatches,” “get one thing right first,” and “looks like a design for the Pop Swatch.”
What do you think? Should OnePlus start making smartwatches or stick to smartphones?
What could have been but never will be. Sketches circa 2015. #throwback pic.twitter.com/5zKuSdDiv0
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Problems with the OnePlus 3 and how to fix them





With their latest flagship offering, OnePlus largely cut down on the marketing spiel that the company has a reputation for, and went back to basics of what their main intention was when they got started: offering a fantastic flagship smartphone at a fraction of the price. That is exactly what you get with the OnePlus 3, with its new design and build quality, the latest features and specifications, which includes a whopping 6 GB of RAM, and more, that makes it a worthy competitor in the flagship space. Of course, the best part is that the OnePlus 3 is significantly cheaper than its competition, and something that remains the biggest selling point of this device.
However, as is the case with any smartphone or tablet, the OnePlus 3 is not without its potential issues. Which is why, we’ve rounded up some of the common problems that may plague OnePlus 3 owners, and offer potential solutions on how to fix them.
Disclaimer: Not every OnePlus 3 owner will face these problems, and it is more than likely that you will not come across any of these issues at all.
Problem #1 – Issues with push notifications


Many users have found that the OnePlus 3 is having trouble when it comes to push notifications, and unread messages or posts can be seen only when opening the apps, like Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger, with no notification actually coming through before that.
Potential solutions:
  • Use an app like Push Notifications Fixer, that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, and this should help temporarily workaround the issue until an official update is available. There is also a separate version of the app for users who have root access, which you can find here.
  • You can also manually select which apps can push notifications, by going to Settings – Sound and Notifications – App Notifications. Also make sure that none of these apps have been mistakenly added to the Do Not Disturb list. Keep in mind however, that this option hasn’t worked for a few users.
Problem #2 – Auto-rotate issues


Some users have found auto-rotate to not be working on their devices, with the phone being stuck in the portrait mode when switching the device to the landscape orientation, despite the option being enabled in the settings.
Potential solutions:
  • Some users have found that a simple reboot has done the trick to address this problem. However, in most cases, this issue comes comes back after a few days, requiring frequent restarts.
  • A rogue app may be causing this issue as well. To check if this is the case, boot the device in Safe Mode (you can find the instructions below), and see if the problem persists. If it doesn’t, a recently-installed application is the cause for concern. Uninstall any apps that were added just before the problem started, and see if that fixes it.
  • This could also be an issue with the accelerometer and G-sensor as well. Download an app from the Google Play Store like GPS & Status Toolbox and re-calibrate the sensors, and see if that fixes it. If this is proves to be a hardware issue, the only option will be to pick up a replacement.
  • A temporary workaround that has worked for some is using an third-party app, such as Rotation Control, that will let you manually trigger the switch to the landscape orientations.
Problem #3 – Phone heating up, along with rapid battery drain, when in the pocket


Many users have found that their phones are getting hot, coupled with rapid battery drain, when the device is not in use and kept in the pocket. This is quite a common issue, and is known as the “pocket problem.”
Potential solutions:
  • This seems to be an issue with the fingerprint sensor. The scanner is continuously sensing for a fingerprint when the phone is in the pocket with the screen, and scanner, facing your leg. Unfortunately, this is a software issue, but OnePlus is aware of it, and hopefully a fix will available in an upcoming update.
  • There are a few workarounds you can try. One very simple solution is to keep the phone in your pocket with the display facing away from you leg. Many users have found that even this is more than enough to fix any battery drain problems and avoid having the phone get hot. That said, you will have to be more careful about not bumping into anything at that height, which could potentially damage the display.
  • Other users have found that a flip cover also works, to help keep the fingerprint scanner in standby when the device is in your pocket.
  • O course, you can also disable the fingerprint scanner until an update is available to fix this problem, which should hopefully be available soon.
Problem #4 – Issue with display color temperature and balance




This isn’t exactly a problem, but many users have found the display of the OnePlus 3 to be on the warmer side, resulting in a yellowish tinge in white areas, along with the screen appearing washed out in general.
Potential solutions:
  • The latest OnePlus update (Oxygen OS v3.2.1) brings with a sRGB mode, than can be enabled in the Developer options.
  • You can also go to Settings – Display, and toggle the Color Balance slider until it is more to your liking.
Problem #5 – Connectivity issues


Connectivity issues are quite common when getting a new device, and below are the general steps you can follow when facing problems with connecting to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth issues seem to especially prevalent with the OnePlus 3.
Potential solutions:
Wi-Fi Issues
  • Turn off the router that you’re using and the phone, and wait for a while before turning them back on.
  • Go to the Wi-Fi settings on the device and forget the preferred network, before entering the details again from scratch.
  • Check the level of activity on your current channel with the Wi-Fi Analyzer application. If necessary, simply switch to a different channel.
  • Disable Power Saving Mode through Settings.
  • Find the MAC address for the phone by going into Settings – About Phone and ensure it is recognized by your router.
Bluetooth Issues
  • Make sure that no power saving mode is enabled.
  • Start by turning the Bluetooth on your device off and back on again.
  • If the problem continues, clear the cache for Bluetooth by going to the Bluetooth Settings.
  • Restart the phone after clearing the data and cache.
  • If the Bluetooth device saves multiple profiles, you might have reached the limit for the number of profiles it can save. Delete old and unused profiles, and try setting up the connection once again from scratch.
Problem #6 – Camera issues


Many users have found that the stock camera app doesn’t work when taking photos, with the shutter button unresponsive. Even the hardware solution (pressing the volume down button to take a photo) doesn’t work in this case. Recording video and using other modes aren’t a problem though.
Potential solutions:
  • This issue seems to occur only with the stock camera application, so you may be better off installing a third-party camera app, such as Google Camera, from the Google Play Store.
  • For others, wiping the cache partition seems to do the trick. You can find the instructions on how to do so in the guides below.
  • If the issue still persists, your last resort may be to perform a factory reset. You can find how to do so in the guides below.
  • The camera issues are also known, and some fixes have been made available via the latest software update. However, some users have found the problem to persist even after the update.
Guides – Soft reset, Hard reset, wiping cache partition, booting into Safe Mode



Soft reset
  • If your display is off, turn it back on using the power key.
  • Open the “Settings” application.
  • Scroll down until you find “Backup & Reset.”
  • Tap on “Factory data reset.”
  • Select “Reset phone.”
  • Tap on the box “Erase everything.”
  • The device should automatically reboot
Hard reset
  • Turn your phone off by pressing down the power key for five seconds.
  • Turn the phone back on while keeping the volume down button pressed in.
  • When the phone vibrates, release the volume down button.
  • Your phone should enter a mode called Simple Recovery.
  • Choose the option that reads “Wipe Cache Partition” using the power button.
  • You should get a message that says “Cache wipe complete.”
  • Continue to choose the option “Wipe Data/ Factory reset.”
  • The phone should automatically reboot.
Wipe cache partition
  • Turn your phone off by pressing down the power key for five seconds
  • Turn the phone back on while keeping the volume down button pressed in
  • When the phone vibrates, release the volume down button
  • Your phone should enter a mode called “Simple Recovery.”
  • Choose the option that reads “Wipe Cache Partition” using the power button
  • You should get a message that says “Cache wipe complete.”
Booting into Safe Mode
  • Turn off the device.
  • Once off, press and hold the power button until the device starts booting up.
  • As soon as it starts loading, press and hold the volume up and volume down keys simultaneously.
  • Continue holding these buttons until the boot up is complete.
  • Unlocking the device, you should see it having booted up into Safe Mode.
So, there you have it for this roundup of some of the more common problems that plague OnePlus 3 owners, and potential solutions on how to fix them! Don’t let this list of issues deter you from picking up the OnePlus 3 though. This phone is still a very solid flagship offering that is very affordable when compared to its competition, and it is unlikely that you will come across any of these problems. Even if you do, these all seem to be software bugs, and OnePlus does do a good job with addressing them.
If you have faced any other issues with the OnePlus 3, do mention them in the comments section below, or talk about them in our OnePlus Android Authority forums!
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OnePlus Confirm HydrogenOS and OxygenOS Are Merging





OnePlus have confirmed that their two existing platforms, HydrogenOS and OxygenOS, are merging in order to release new software updates and security patches sooner. The OxygenOS 3.5 platform, currently available to OnePlus customers, is to form the foundation of the new combined software going forward. OnePlus have also combined the platform development teams and the reason why Community software builds have been released is to start to release software based on their combined efforts. The Community builds are to help OnePlus understand what software, user interface, color options work and what does not. OnePlus had this to say about the rationale behind combining the two platforms and in releasing Community builds: “The main benefit of combining our team resources is to speed up software updates. We know we have some room to continue improving there, and this is an important step in the right direction.” In other words, OnePlus are well aware that they are struggling to release security patches and software updates for their relatively small portfolio of devices.
Of OnePlus’ four models currently available, two are based around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, the original OnePlus One and the later OnePlus X. These devices are almost certainly not going to receive an official update to Android 7.0 Nougat as Qualcomm have not released updated GPU drivers for the Snapdragon 801. However, these two handsets could still be receiving the security patches that Google are releasing for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. OnePlus 2 is based around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and the OnePlus 3 is based around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. Currently, OnePlus have been building, testing and developing two operating systems and do not appear to have the necessary resource.

Let’s share a few words as to why OnePlus currently maintain two software builds, HydrogenOS and OxygenOS. The long and short of it is that OnePlus maintains different software platforms because the OnePlus range of devices are sold across the world, and Western smartphone tastes are very different to the Chinese and Asian markets. In very simplistic terms, these eastern markets typically have an Android user interface that excludes the app drawer and uses lots of pastel colours and large icons. Transitions between different screens are increased in complexity; this is HydrogenOS. By comparison, OxygenOS’ near-stock look and feel is quite stark. The recent Community builds have started to blend together these two elements, so we are seeing the dialer use a different range of colors with more of a pastel tint to them. The notification shade has adopted large buttons, similar to a MIUI type of ROM. In essence, we are seeing OnePlus place some identity into the Community builds.

Is this a good thing? For those customers buying the OnePlus 3 as a proxy for the Nexus, on the face of it this might not be a good thing. However, OnePlus actively support the ROM development market and have one of the best bootloader warranty policies in the market: customers are free to try other ROMs, and there are plenty available. For customers not wishing to go down this route, their Community ROMs contain a theming and color engine, so a different custom theme could be all that is required. And perhaps most of all is that OnePlus are adapting their OnePlus software to cope with customer feedback and criticism. That software updates are taking too long to arrive is something that the team have identified and are working on improving this. At the same time, we may see a ROM that could appeal to users all over the world. Most of all, if you are a OnePlus customer, they value your feedback on your device.
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Breath of fresh air: OnePlus 3 gets OxygenOS update loaded with fixes






Starting today, OnePlus is rolling out version 3.2.6 of their popular OxygenOS, and this one’s a doozy. Although there aren’t any major new features, the update fixes a slew of commonly-encountered issues that have been driving OnePlus 3 owners nuts.
As is always the case with OTA updates, it might take some time to become available for your device, but you can be sure that it will arrive at some point over the next few days. But what can you actually expect from OxygenOS 3.2.6?
The most popular improvement here will probably be those that have to do with camera quality. The OnePlus 3’s camera had a bad tendency of occasionally getting some weird green and yellow issues, and the white balance wasn’t particularly thrilling. Not only does the update fix these two issues, but it also improves video recording when you’re shooting in 1080p.
Another popular fix will be that frustrating Bluetooth connectivity issue that had cropped up with a variety of vehicles. Furthermore, vocal call quality has been improved for IM applications like Messenger.
The update fixes a slew of commonly-encountered issues that have been driving OnePlus 3 owners nuts.
New to OxygenOS will be the ability for third party apps to change the ringtone, a DozeMode switcher in the Developer options, and a PocketMode toggle in the Display settings. OnePlus has also optimized battery consumption while scrolling as well as touch accuracy while gaming.
These are just the highlights of this patch-happy update. For the full details, you can head on over to the OnePlus forums where the developers are making an effort to respond to feedback from the community as best as they can.
While you wait for the update to roll out to your OnePlus 3, let us know what you think of this update. Were you struggling with any of the issues that are being addressed? Let us know in the comments below!
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OnePlus 3 Android Nougat Update Is Being Actively Worked On





In a recent AMA held over on Reddit today, OnePlus has stated that they are “actively working” on releasing the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the OnePlus 3. This is great news for the UK’s O2 subscribers as they’re now to become the exclusive carrier for the OnePlus 3 in the region. With Nougat now out in the open and continuing to makes its way to all Nexus devices officially, as well as coming out of the box on phones such as the LG V20 and the upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL from Google to be announced next week, developers are now likely working as hard as they can to get the update out to their users. In the case of OnePlus this holds true as well but they have not yet mentioned a time frame for the launch of the update just yet, which means it could be just around the corner or it could still be a little ways off.
There is no way to know for sure, but “actively working” on the software update does at least give users some frame of reference on what the progress of the update may be like. While Nougat may not be here and available for installation just yet, OnePlus has been consistently putting out newer versions of the Community Builds for the OnePlus 3 which, while they may not be the newest version of Android, they do at least introduce some new features as well as much needed bug fixes and improvements to the software to help smooth out the user experience overall.

While Android Nougat for the OnePlus 3 is likely a big focus for the company since the OnePlus 3 is now their current flagship, it is not the only software update that they’re working on as they also have Android Marshmallow software in the works for the OnePlus X. The better news for OnePlus X owners that have been waiting on their bump to Android Marshmallow is that OnePlus states the software should be ready for a release sometime next week, which means users should be ready to watch for over-the-air software update alerts. Unfortunately, OnePlus will not be pushing out Android Nougat to the OnePlus X due to the Snadpragon 801 processor that powers the device. Although OnePlus has mentioned that they’re working on Android Nougat for the OnePlus 3 actively, it appears they did not respond to a question on the AMA which asked whether they would consider updating the directly to Android 7.1.
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OnePlus 4 release date, news & update: Smartphone to go give tough competition to iPhone 7








OnePlus showcasing the 3.5mm headphone jack in OnePlus 3. Facebook/OnePlus



OnePlus 3 was praised for its power-packed performance and now the mobile maker is reportedly working on OnePlus 4 that is expected to give Samsung and Apple some serious competition. It will go head-to-head with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel and Pixel XL and Apple iPhone 8.
Flagships from top tech companies could be sporting dual-edge curved displays and iPhone 8 could have an all-glass display. Hence, OnePlus 4 would also be looking to wow its fans with some unique features and specs. As per The Bitbag, the OnePlus 4 may be coming with an OLED pressure-sensitive display.
The upcoming handset from OnePlus could also be having a modular design allowing users to connect different modules to it. OnePlus 4 is expected to be released in two variants, 6GB and 8GB. It may have a Quad HD display and be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor.
OnePlus 4 will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat, have a 256GB internal storage, 4,000 mAh battery supporting wireless charging and either a 21 or 23MP rear camera. The rumoured fingerprint scanner may also be included.
As the OnePlus 3 was launched in June this year, tech experts expect the OnePlus 4 to be released in the second quarter of 2017. As regards the price, OnePlus 4 variants may cost anything between US$399 (AU$520) to US$449 (AU$590).
If these specs are included in OnePlus 4, it will be equipped to handle any onslaught by top players i the mobile market. The handset can easily become the strongest opponent to the Apple iPhone 7. OnePlus will be looking to capitalise on the recent Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall fiasco, writes TechPlz.
The OnePlus 4 is expected to offer a myriad functions and customisation to its users. For more information on OnePlus 4, stay tuned on IBT AU.
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OnePlus: “we are still making the OnePlus 3”






Some of you will have seen (quite a lot of ) rumors recently claiming that OnePlus has stopped manufacturing the OnePlus 3. Amidst claims of AMOLED shortages, a possible new device to replace the OP3 and all manner of other speculation, a OnePlus spokesman has confirmed to Android Authority that the company is indeed “still producing and selling the OnePlus 3”.
I can’t go so far as to say this means the AMOLED supply chain issue has miraculously sorted itself out though. OnePlus CEO Carl Pei posted the response below on the OnePlus forum in answer to questions about the AMOLED supply chain.


Pei also admitted that there is a month-long delay between OP3 orders being placed and units being shipped due to an unexpectedly high demand for AMOLED panels in 2016 that has resulted in delays in meeting demand. Switching to LCD thus makes a lot of sense.

But a completely new replacement for the OnePlus 3 with a next-gen chipset? I don’t think so. Swapping out display tech due to problems meeting demand is one thing, discontinuing a flagship for a new device with a different display type and chipset doesn’t make a lot of sense. If OnePlus is thinking “successor”, it should be the OnePlus 4, not something to take out a mid-stride OP3.
Whether you believe OnePlus is secretly working on a new variant of the OnePlus or not, at the very least you can rest assured that production of the OnePlus 3 has not stopped and you will still be able to buy one. You might just have to wait a little while for the privilege and you might be getting an LCD version instead.
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OnePlus 3T sighted online on with Snapdragon 821




A new OnePlus phone is coming. It’s not another flagship or mid-range device but just a new variant of the OnePlus 3. It’s not’s a OnePlus 3S as most industry insiders were thinking but it will be known officially as the OnePlus 3T. The 3T is short for 3 Turbo which we’re assuming is a faster phone than the original model.


Codenamed as ‘OnePlus A3010’, this variant will feature slight improvements including the new Snapdragon 821. Sadly, this one will only have LCD display instead of AMOLED. Main reason is there’s some shortage. However, a OnePlus executive said they will using Optic AMOLED screen in the future. This change to LCD is only temporary. Price is said to be the same though.
OnePlus A3010 was sighted on 3C earlier. It’s already certified for release in China so we’re only waiting for the official launch and commercial availability. As for the specs, the OnePlus 3T will be equipped with a 16MP rear camera (with LED flash and Sony IMX298 sensor), 8MP front-facing shooter, 64GB built-in storage, 6GB RAM, fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE connectivity, and USB Type-C. There’s a 3000mAh battery with Dash Charge tech for quick charging. Straight out of the box, phone will run Android 7.0 Nougat.
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OnePlus rumored to be working on upgraded OnePlus 3T that will cost an extra $80


The OnePlus 3 was a marked improvement over the company's "2016 Flagship killer" OnePlus 2. OnePlus is focused on the spec sheet, with the OP3 packing a Snapdragon 820 and 6GB of RAM. The company is now rumored to be working on a faster version of the device called the OnePlus 3T. According to @evleaks, it'll cost around $80 more.

The OnePlus 3T has been rumored for a couple weeks as a device that's very similar to the current OnePlus 3, but moves to the newer Snapdragon 821 SoC. That's the chip powering Google's Pixel phones. It's not clear what other specs might get a boost, but there had better be more than a slightly faster ARM chip if the price really is $80 higher. The OP3 is already $399, so if @evleaks is right we're looking at $479 or so.
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The display might be a place to make some improvements—the 1080p AMOLED on this phone is just okay, and OP has had issues getting enough AMOLED panels lately. This might be a chance to jump to a higher resolution LCD that's easier to get in sufficient quantities.
A device with the model number A3010 was recently passed through Chinese regulators, which could be the OnePlus 3T. There's no launch time frame available, but it could be announced any time now.
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Rumor: OnePlus 4 To Arrive By July, Sports The Snapdragon 830





The OnePlus 3 is the current flagship smartphone from OnePlus and one which offers considerable value for money – a trait OnePlus has become quite known for. However, with 2017 creeping closer it is only natural for much of the speculation to start to turn towards what manufacturers will bring to the smartphone table in 2017, including OnePlus.
Of course, it stands to reason that the OnePlus 4 will be the next-in-line evolution, barring any drastic name change of the flagship range and in spite of the OnePlus 4 seemingly still months away, the rumors have already started to come through. Like for instance, the rumor that the OnePlus 4 will come sporting 8GB RAM and a 23-megapixel camera. Which would suggest that OnePlus is again looking to pack in the best-in-class specs. An assumption which is now also further backed up by a new rumor that has come through Weibo which states that the OnePlus 4 will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor. Now, this might seem like a given to some, as the OnePlus 2 came sporting the Snapdragon 810 and the OnePlus 3, the Snapdragon 820, but the 830 is still an unannounced processor. So whether it will or will not come sporting this one, is likely to be determined on when, and if, the Snapdragon 830 gets announced. Needless to say, this is just a rumor at the moment and one which does not particular come with much weight.

That said, another aspect of this latest rumor is that the OnePlus 4 will launch around the June/July time. Again, this is likely to seem more obvious than not to some, as it is usually around this three-month period that the previous OnePlus devices have been announced – with the OnePlus One having been announced in April, the OnePlus 2 in July and the OnePlus 3 in June. So it does stand to reason that the OnePlus 4 would be announced around the same time.. Although, once again, this is still just a light rumor and as mentioned, the release date of the OnePlus 4 could likely be determined by the release date of the Snapdragon 830, if the first part of the rumor is correct. In either case, if the other current rumors are true, those looking for a new OnePlus device might not have to wait anywhere near as long as June or July as it does seem to be the case that a new OnePlus device is en route, the OnePlus 3T.
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OnePlus 'Gear' now on sale until Nov 4 at 6:00 a.m. ET



Get your bags and t-shirts to go with your OnePlus phone.
Right on schedule, OnePlus has opened up the "Gear" section of its online store for a limited time to start selling some of the lifestyle products it has been selling in China for some time. This is simply a testing of the waters from OnePlus as the sale is only on for a mere 24 hours, so if you're at all interested in these bags and t-shirts you'll want to check out the store right away.

While the prices are a tad more expensive than expected, they're still reasonable, with the sleek travel backpack landing at $50 and the simple travel messenger bag for the same price in two color choices. You can also go for a premium leather version of the messenger for twice the price. At $20 each the shirts aren't cheap, then again OnePlus likely isn't making enough to offer them much cheaper.
Get 'em while you can.
The hope is that OnePlus may see enough sales in this first testing period to keep the Gear store open permanently outside of China, adding more of the products currently available there and eventually bringing down the operating costs enough to sell a bit cheaper. The few things available now look quite nice (I actually have the backpack and it's very well designed and constructed), and I'd like to see more of it.

After the announcement and seeing what's offered, are you interested in picking up any OnePlus Gear? Let us know what you picked up (or passed on) in the comments!
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Qualcomm teases a new OnePlus device, possibly the OnePlus 3T






Qualcomm’s latest tweet reveals that OnePlus is preparing to launch a new device powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor, and this might just be the long-rumored OnePlus 3T.



A lot of rumors have been saying that an upgraded OnePlus 3 model could be launched soon. At first, it was the OnePlus 3S with a LCD display instead of the Optic AMOLED technology found in the OnePlus 3. That was quickly dismissed by Carl Pei, who specified that the company would be sticking with OLED displays for the foreseeable future. But rumors did not stop.




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Something new from @OnePlus is on the way…and it’s powered by our #Snapdragon 821 processor. Stay tuned.






In mid-October, we saw a CNCA listing of a OnePlus device with the model number A3010. Given the fact that the OnePlus 3’s model number is A3000, this clearly meant a device with a minor upgrade was on its way. And after someone claiming to be a OnePlus designer posted on a Chinese microblogging website using a device named OnePlus 3T, it was pretty clear that this slightly updated device would indeed have a letter T added to the regular OnePlus 3 moniker.
The main difference between the OnePlus 3 and the 3T is said to be the processor. Instead of Snapdragon 820, the updated version will employ Snapdragon 821 – a slightly faster processor that supports Google’s Daydream VR. Well, if a device named OnePlus 3T does in fact exist and if it uses Qualcomm’s latest mobile chipset, then Qualcomm’s tweet above may very well be referring to the long-rumored OnePlus 3T.
Well, if a device named OnePlus 3T does in fact exist and if it uses Qualcomm's latest mobile chipset, then Qualcomm's tweet above may very well be referring to the long-rumored OnePlus 3T.
Other than the updated processor, the OnePlus 3T is said to have a different camera module: instead of the 20-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, it will use Sony’s IMX395 sensor, featuring the same amount of megapixels but with f/1.7 aperture instead. The battery might see a light increase as well from 3,000 mAh to 3,300 mAh. And Evan Blass says that the new model will cost $80 more, meaning the base model with 64GB is going to be around $480. Other than that, the OnePlus 3T should have the same 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a FHD resolution and the impressive 6GB of RAM. We don’t know if it will run Android Nougat out of the box, but we sure hope so!
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The OnePlus 3T is set to be unveiled tomorrow but it seems that Oppomart has jumped the gun a bit. OnePlus started teasing the OnePlus 3T last week, along with Qualcomm, as the new device is slated to include the new Snapdragon 821 processor.


There were some rumors making the rounds which suggested OnePlus may be putting an extra 2GB of RAM into the 3T, bumping the total up to 8GB. But according to the spec sheet from Oppomart, OnePlus has decided to keep the 6GB that was released with the OnePlus 3.
OnePlus 3T Specs:
  • 5.5-inch FHD Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB Storage
  • 8MP Front-facing Camera
  • 16MP Rear-facing Camera
  • 3,080mAh Battery
  • Dash Charge
  • OxygenOS Based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
As for the other changes, with the new device, it seems that OnePlus has added a little bit extra battery (3,080mAh), compared to the OnePlus 3 (3,000mAh). It also seems as though the OnePlus 3T will be offered in both 64GB and 128GB storage capacities, whereas the OnePlus 3 was just offered in 64GB.
Finally, the price. The OnePlus 3 was released with a retail price of $399, but the OnePlus 3T is listed at $500 on Oppomart. There’s a chance some of these could change following tomorrow’s official announcement, but Oppomart is usually dead-on with these types of listings.
This leads us to wonder, would you spend an extra $100 for 80mAh extra battery and the Snapdragon 821? Let us know in the comments below.
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Well that was quick! First OnePlus let the 3T slip on their homepage, then we learned all the specs, and now the triforce is complete with official pricing and availability info. The OnePlus 3T will be available on November 22nd for $439, which is just $39 more than the cost of the OnePlus 3T.
OnePlus 3T Specs:
  • 5.5-inch FHD Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB Storage
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • 16MP Rear Camera
  • 3,400mAh Battery
  • USB Type-C
  • OxygenOS based on Android Marshmallow
It’s still unknown what OnePlus plans to do with the OnePlus 3. When looking at the spec differential, there shouldn’t be much reason to go with the former device if the OnePlus 3T is priced just $40 above that of its predecessor. Also, for those worried about the new device being based on Android Marshmallow, OnePlus has already stated that Android Nougat will be coming to the OnePlus 3 before the end of the year, and we expect the OnePlus 3T shouldn’t be far behind on that timeline.
Now that you know everything there is to know about the new OnePlus 3T, will you be picking one up? Sound off and let us know in the comments below.
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OnePlus just let the cat out of the bag about the OnePlus 3T by accidentally pushing the product page live to their site. It’s since been taken down, but we’ve captured all the juicy OnePlus 3T specs and details for you to mull over while you decide if this will be your next device.
Size & Display


  • Screen:
    • Size: 5.5-inch
    • Resolution: 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 401 ppi
    • Type: Optic AMOLED
    • Bezel: 0.755 mm
    • Protection: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
    • Features: Night Mode Display (Light/Dark Theme)
  • Dimensions: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm
  • Weight: 158 g
  • Material: Anodized aluminum
Colors

Gunmetal Gray / Soft Gold

Internals

  • CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821
    • Quad Core, Kryo™: 2x 2.35 GHz, 2x 1.6 GHz
  • GPU: Adreno™ 530
  • RAM: 6GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 64GB / 128GB UFS 2.0
  • Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android™ Marshmallow
Cameras

Rear Camera
  • Size: 16 MP
  • Sensor: Sony IMX 298 Sensor
  • 1.12 µm
  • OIS: Yes
  • EIS: Yes
  • Autofocus: PDAF
  • Aperture: f/2.0
  • Video:
    • 4K resolution video at 30fps
    • Slow Motion720p video at 120fps
    • RAW Image support
    • Lens Cover: Sapphire crystal
  • Features: Auto-HDR, Dynamic Denoise, Manual Control, HQ
Front Camera
  • Size: 16MP
  • Sensor: Samsung 3P8SP Sensor
  • 1.0 µm
  • OIS: No
  • EIS: Yes
  • Autofocus: PDAF
  • Aperture: f/2.0
  • Video:1080p video at 30fps
  • Auto-selfie with Smile Capture
Connectivity

  • Ports: USB 2.0, Type-C
  • Dual nano-SIM slot
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 4.2
  • NFC: NFC Enabled
  • Positioning: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Battery

  • 3,400 mAh (non-removable)
  • Dash Charge (5V, 4A)
Sensors

  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hall sensor,
  • Accelerometor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Electronic Compass
Buttons & Custom

  • Hardware keys
  • On-screen navigation support
  • Alert Slider
  • Custom icon packs
  • Gesture Control (Display On + Display Off)
  • OnePlus Shelf
  • Vibration motor
  • RGB LED notification light
Network

  • Basic:
    • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    • 4G LTE (Cat. 6)
  • North America model
    • WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
    • FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17/30
    • CDMA EVDO: BC0
  • Europe / Asia model:
    • WCDMA: Bands 1/2/5/8
    • FDD-LTE: Bands 1/3/5/7/8/20
    • TDD-LTE: Bands 38/40
  • China model
    • WCDMA: Bands 1/2/5/8
    • FDD-LTE : Bands 1/3/5/7/8
    • TDD-LTE: Bands 38/39/40/41
    • TD-SCDMA : Bands 34/39
    • CDMA EVDO: BC0
Audio:

  • Speakers: Bottom-facing speaker
  • Microphones: Dual-microphone with noise cancellation
  • Features: OnePlus Music
  • Technology: Dirac HD Sound®
Multimedia Support

Audio Supported Formats
  • Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA (v9 and v10), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, WAV, OGG
  • Recording: WAV AAC AMR EVRC QCELP
Video Supported Formats:
  • Playback: HEVC (H.265), H.264, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MPEG-2, MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVI, MKV, ASF
  • Recording: AVC
Image Supported Formats:
  • Playback: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
  • Output: JPEG
In The Box

  • 1x OnePlus 3T
  • 1x Screen Protector (pre-applied)
  • 1x Dash Type-C Cable
  • 1x Dash Power Adapter
  • 1x SIM Tray Ejector
  • 1x Quick Start Guide
  • 1x Safety Information
What Else?

That’s a WHOLE lot of information to digest. What do you love about the OnePlus 3T? Anything grinds your gears? Or maybe there are some specifics you want to see in real-life before you can be sold on picking this bad boy up?
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Yesterday we saw Oppomart leak some of the supposed specs for the new OnePlus 3T ahead of today’s announcement, but it seems someone jumped the gun over at OnePlus. The company temporarily pushed the site live but has since pulled the landing page. Instead, OnePlus has replaced the OnePlus 3T landing page with a clever little airplane game that requires you to collect blue blocks and speed around the globe.
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OnePlus team talks updates, what’s new with 3T, and more in Reddit AMA






OnePlus started out as a scrappy underdog, at least in appearance, but has certainly succeeded in making a name for itself, especially with the quite well received OnePlus 3 and 3T. To help answer any questions that fans may have had about the new handset, and how things are going at OnePlus in general, the company recently took part in a Reddit AMA.




OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, Aaron from the ROM team, Jonathon from Customer Services, Steven from Logistics, and Caio from the EU team took part in the AMA. Here are some cherry picked best bits:
Q: Will the OnePlus 3 and 3T be updated to Android 7.0 or 7.1?

A: “We are initially shipping with 7.0, 7.1 was released midway through development and integrating it would have delayed the update.”
Q: Update cycle for OP3 and OP3T?

A: “Both devices will be on the same update schedule following Nougat.”
Q: How is the merger of Oxygen OS and Hydrogen OS shaping up?

A:we are able to move at much faster pace than before while maintaining two different products with the same team.”
Q: Why launch the OnePlus 3T 6 months after the initial launch of the 3?

A:We had the capability to improve the product, wanted to try it out, so we did.”
Q: Can I charge the 3T with the 5V/3A charger for my current Nexus 5X without any risk of damage?

A:You’re free to use 3rd party chargers, but the dash charging will only kick in with the official cable and adapter.”
Q: Does the 3T’s front camera come with PDAF or not?

A: “The front camera on the OP3T is fixed focus.”
Q: Why not improve the 3T’s rear camera?

A: We didn’t have any improvements ready to go.
Q: Why not make it to be able to put 1 sim card and an sd card insted of the second sim card?

A:What’s the pain point that SD card solves? We now have a 128GB UFS2.0 version that performs so much better than any external storage could.”
Q: What are your thoughts on disgruntled devs and their statement that they won’t support the 3T with kernels or roms?

A: “Dev support is something we’re serious about, and it’s an area where we really put our money where our mouth is. Honestly, we just love the custom ROM scene. It’s why we are one of the few that allow for rooting/installing custom ROMs without voiding warranty. It’s also why we always release kernel sources and devices trees super early, as mentioned in the OP.
As for devs who are upset about the 3T – we hear you, we understand where you are coming from, and it’s something we were prepared for. We have something planned (that we can’t announce just yet) to address this. Just hang on a bit. We got you.”
Q: Why did you not put 3400 mah in the OP3? Apparently it fits.

A: We were testing the reliability of a higher density cell. The tests weren’t ready in time for OP3. Quality is very important, especially when it comes to battery. It’s better to be on the safe side.
Q: Why not support Daydream?

A: Daydream was announced after the product design of the OnePlus 3, so we did not design is with Daydream compatibility in mind.
Q: Do you guys see yourself releasing multiple product lines in the near future?

A: Maybe when we’re 10x our current size. Still a lot of work to do better before product line expansion.
Q: What do you guys feel like you’ve learned from the OnePlus X and 2?

A: To think more, and reflect more. To better know ourselves and our situation, and do the right thing. In other words, to find our own true north, and not to have noise such as the market or competition lead us.
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We’re seeing a bunch of new phones at MWC, but phone news is happening in other places too. A couple of new rumors out of Korea shed some light on the OnePlus 5. If you’re wondering about the OnePlus 4, you’re not crazy, they did indeed skip 4. It could be because the number 4 is bad luck in China or that they consider the OnePlus 3T to be the fourth model.
The report suggests the OnePlus 5 will take a few cues from the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It could have a dual curved display. The phone could also have a 16MP front camera and 23MP rear shooter, 6GB (or even of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a ceramic body. The processor still up in the air. OnePlus would have to wait for the Snapdragon 835 or go with the 821.
Are you looking forward to the OnePlus 5?
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