OnePlus 3T Review

OnePlus 3T Review
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  • The OnePlus 3T is an excellent smartphone. The fit and finish is right up there with the best, the metal design is refined and even with a 5.5in screen, it’s a manageable smartphone to use on a daily basis.

Den nya, förbättrad Android-enhet kanske inte helt på köpet de OnePlus 3 var, but it’s still right up there with the best


Powered by Guardian.co.ukDenna artikel med rubriken “OnePlus 3T review: the top-end smartphone that won’t break the bank” skriven av Samuel Gibbs, for theguardian.com on Monday 5th December 2016 07.00 UTC

The OnePlus 3T is a minor update to a very good smartphone which improves on some key areas, but it isn’t quite the bargain the original was.

The Chinese smartphone firm only released the OnePlus 3 i juni, but already it has been replaced. The 3T is practically identical to its predecessor, a slight colour difference on the outside the only sign that things have changed.

According to OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, Bolaget hade en del förbättringar tillgängliga som skulle passa mer eller mindre i samma paket - ett större batteri, snabbare processor och bättre kameror - så istället för att vänta ett år, det helt enkelt ersatt OnePlus 3 med 3T.

Men samtidigt har det också ökat priset på smartphone, från sin ursprungliga £ 309 om lanseringen, genom sin post Brexit justering folkomröstning valuta på £ 329 till ett utropspris på £ 399. Är den nya 3T värt £ 70 mer än den gamla 3?

Raffinerad och smidig

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Pistolen metal grå färg är något mörkare än den grå av de OnePlus 3. Fotografera: Samuel Gibbs för Guardian

Den släta aluminium med en böjd rygg och avfasade sidor känns precis lika bra sex månader med 3T. Det är en mycket trevlig smartphone för att hålla, Rör och uppskatta: det är ingen tvekan 3T har utseendet och känslan av en smartphone som kostar mycket mer än £ 400.

Den 5.5in 1080p AMOLED skärm är stor. Nu kan du anpassa färgtonen för att passa, även ur lådan flesta människor kommer att vara mycket nöjda med de mer subtila färgläge OnePlus använder jämfört med andra AMOLED-hjälp telefoner som Samsung Galaxy S7.

Med en pixeldensitet av 401 pixlar per tum, 3T är inte riktigt lika skarp som top-end Android-konkurrenter, vilka har quad HD-upplösning vid samma skärmstorlek, och därför sida vid sida med en 534PPI Google Pixel XL det ser något mindre knivskarp. De flesta kommer att vara nöjd med det, även om det kommer att bli märkbart sämre för virtual reality-applikationer.

De smala ramar och böjd rygg gör det hanterbart en hand även med 5.5in skärmen. It isn’t quite as narrow as the current king of the large screen in a tiny bodied phone, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but it is 1mm narrower than the Pixel XL.

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The alert slider allows you to quickly switch between silent, prioritet och alla händelser. Fotografera: Samuel Gibbs för Guardian

OnePlus’ excellent notification slider completes some well made buttons on the left and right side of the phone.

  • Screen: 5.5i full HD AMOLED (401ppi)
  • Processor: quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • RAM: 6GB RAM
  • Lagring: 64 eller 128 GB
  • Operativ system: Android 6.0.1 OxygenOS 3.5
  • Kamera: 16MP bakre kamera med OIS, 16MP framsidan kamera
  • Anslutningar: LTE, Dual sim, Wifi, NFC, USB-C, Bluetooth 4.2 och GPS
  • Dimensioner: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm
  • Vikt: 158g

Longer battery life

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Dash Charge through USB-C for a rapid fill up. Fotografera: Samuel Gibbs för Guardian

The OnePlus 3T has the same amount of memory and storage as its predecessor, but has a slightly more powerful processor: Snapdragon 821 from Qualcomm, which is used in other high-end Android smartphones including the Pixel XL.

It feels snappy, but not quite the fastest smartphone on the market: den Huawei Mate 9. It doesn’t feel any faster than the OnePlus 3, but the battery did last longer between charges. It has a slightly larger battery, and software refinements over the last six months have made the experience smoother.

Used as my primary device with five hours of listening to music through Bluetooth earbuds, tre timmar används för surfning eller använda appar, enstaka spel och ta bilder, med hundratals push-meddelanden under hela dagen, the OnePlus 3T lasted around 36 timmar mellan laddningarna.

The big improvement over the 3 has been in standby performance: where the 3 tappade 12-16% overnight, the 3T dropped only 4%, which is very good compared to most of the competition.

Charging the battery is fast, för. With OnePlus’ proprietary Dash Charge power adapter and cable it took just over 70 minutes to reach 100% from zero charge, which is right up there with the fastest charging smartphones. It can also be charged using pretty much any USB charger, but at a standard rate.

OnePlus 3T översyn
Two sim slots allow you to have two numbers connected to one phone. Fotografera: Samuel Gibbs för Guardian

The OnePlus 3T also has dual-Sim support, which means two mobile phone contracts and two numbers can be used at the same time in the same phone. It’s a common and useful feature in Asia, but rare in the UK, and makes travelling or juggling a work and personal phone much easier within one device.

The fingerprint scanner on the front, which doubles as a home button, är utmärkt. Det är snabbt, accurate and works great.

OxygenOS 3.5

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OxygenOS 3.5 is a slightly tweaked version of Android 6 Marshmallow with some of the features of Android 7 Nougat. Fotografera: Samuel Gibbs för Guardian

OnePlus customises Android to create OxygenOS. Unlike some other manufacturers the changes are subtle, more refinements rather than drastic alterations.

If you’re a fan of the standard Android experience, you will appreciate OxygenOS. It has more customisation options, from the ability to swap the navigation buttons over, put them on screen or use the capacitive buttons beside the fingerprint scanner, to extended gesture support and tweaks for the dual-Sim capabilities.

But the 3T ships with OxygenOS 3.5, som bygger på förra årets Android 6.0.1 marshmallow, not the newest Android 7 Nougat. OnePlus expects to have an update to Nougat available before the end of the year. Hittills, it has not had the best track record for speedy software updates, but has got better over the last few months.

Kamera

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The camera is good and the camera app easy to use. Fotografera: Samuel Gibbs för Guardian

The 16-megapixel rear camera has some subtle improvements to detail and noise suppression over the OnePlus 3. Overall it’s a capable camera, shooting detailed shots in good lighting and solid if not remarkable shots in lowlight. It’s not quite as good as the best from Samsung or Google, but it’s hard to take a rubbish shot with the 3T.

The 16-megapixel selfie camera is one of the highest resolution front-facing cameras available, and although more megapixels does not always equal better results, the 3T produced some of the most detailed and natural-looking selfies I’ve ever shot, even in tough lighting conditions such as office fluorescent strip lights.

Pris

The OnePlus 3T is available in either gun metal grey or soft gold with 64GB of storage for £399 or just in gun metal with 128GB of storage for £439. It’s also available exclusively with a mobile phone contract with O2 in the UK.

För jämförelse, den 5.5in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge costs £520, den Google Pixel XL costs £719, den Huawei Mate 9 costs €699 (£589) och den Apple iPhone 7 Mer costs £719.

Bedömning

The OnePlus 3T is an excellent smartphone. The fit and finish is right up there with the best, the metal design is refined and even with a 5.5in screen, it’s a manageable smartphone to use on a daily basis.

It isn’t quite the bargain the OnePlus 3 var, and I don’t think it’s worth £70 more than the previous model. But with currency fluctuations the way they are and the pound down against the US dollar it’s not all about profit. It is still excellent value for £400 when Äpple och Googles equivalent smartphones, that boast less storage, cost £719.

With the backing of O2, OnePlus also now has more legitimacy as a manufacturer in the UK. And while there’s certainly room for improvement, the company is committed to delivering faster software updates.

You get more than what you pay for with the OnePlus 3T compared to rivals.

Pros: helt i metall, stor fingeravtryckssensor, bra skärm, snabb laddning, bra kameror, reglaget utmärkt anmälan, dubbla SIM med dubbla standby, billigare än konkurrenterna

Nackdelar: not quite as cheap as it once was, inget utbytbart batteri, ingen mer lagring, långsam laddning från icke-Dash laddnings nätadaptrar, skärm lågupplöst för VR, not yet running Nougat

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The curved back feels great in the hand and produces some interesting reflections and colours from different light sources. Fotografera: Samuel Gibbs för Guardian

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