Ere aluminiomu ara, ti o dara iboju ki o si kamẹra, nla fingerprint scanner, Bloat-free software, and a day’s battery – at half the cost of a Samsung
The OnePlus 3 is the latest top-end smartphone sold at mid-range prices from Chinese manufacturer OnePlus, which offers a refined experience for considerably less than Samsung, HTC, LG or Apple.
Awọn 3 is the fourth smartphone from OnePlus – a small Chinese startup aiming to provide the best experience possible product for significantly less money than rivals – and is a big step in all directions over last year’s OnePlus 2.
Aluminium top to bottom
The OnePlus 3 jẹ ẹya gbogbo-irin foonu pẹlu kan die-die te pada, dan egbegbe ati contoured gilasi iwaju ti o tapers pa ọna awọn egbegbe. O kan lara gan daradara fi papo, gan nla ninu awọn ọwọ ati bi o dara bi awọn gan ti o dara ju lati ga-owole awọn abanidije.
Awọn 5.5in ni kikun HD iboju jẹ larinrin, pẹlu inky alawodudu, ọlọrọ awọn awọ ati excellently funfun alawo. O ti wa ni ko bi ga o ga, ati nitorina ko bi ẹbun-ipon bi awọn Samsung Galaxy S7 eti, sibẹsibẹ, eyi ti o jẹ ti ṣe akiyesi ẹgbẹ-nipasẹ-ẹgbẹ. O ni tun ko nla fun lilo ninu foju-otito, awọn agbekọri, sugbon julọ ti onra yoo jẹ dun pẹlu awọn didara ti awọn iboju.
Awọn àpapọ tun ni o ni gidigidi dín bezels boya ẹgbẹ, eyi ti o mu ki awọn OnePlus 3 oyimbo dín fun kan ti o tobi-ayewo foonuiyara, and more manageable than most because the overall size of the device is kept quite small. Compared to the best 5.5in smartphone available, awọn Samsung Galaxy S7 eti with its curved screen, the OnePlus 3 is only 2.1mm wider. It’s also only 1.8mm taller than the Samsung.
One of the things unique to OnePlus is a notification slider on the side of the phone that switches between silent, ni ayo ati gbogbo awọn iwifunni. It’s great and every Android phone should have one.
- Iboju: 5.5ni kikun HD AMOLED (401ppi)
- Isise: Quad-mojuto Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
- Ramu: 6GB ti Ramu
- Ibi ipamọ: 64GB
- Eto isesise: Android 6.0.1 OxygenOS
- Kamẹra: 16MP ru kamẹra pẹlu OIS, 8MP iwaju-ti nkọju si kamẹra
- Asopọmọra: LTE, Meji-Sim, Wi-Fi, NFC, USB-C, Bluetooth 4.2 ati GPS
- Mefa: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm
- Àdánù: 158g
Top spec is almost overkill
The OnePlus 3 runs Qualcomm’s latest top-end smartphone chip, awọn Snapdragon 820, which will likely power most of the flagship smartphones for the remainder of 2016. O ni kan lẹwa lagbara ërún ti yoo mu fere ohunkohun ẹnikẹni jẹ seese lati gbiyanju lati se pẹlu kan foonuiyara.
Ohun kan ti o kn awọn OnePlus 3 yato si lati Pack ni awọn oniwe-6GB ti Ramu. Ọpọlọpọ fonutologbolori ni 2 tabi 3GB, pẹlu awọn iru bi awọn Galaxy S7 eti nini 4GB. Awọn diẹ Ramu a foonu ni o ni awọn diẹ apps ati taabu ni awọn kiri ayelujara ti won le ni ìmọ ni akoko kanna, ṣugbọn otitọ 6GB ni a bit overkill fun ohun ti o ni ṣee ṣe ni akoko. Nwa ni iranti atẹle itumọ ti sinu Android, ti 5.6GB ti Ramu wa, Mo ti awọ lailai lo diẹ ẹ sii ju 3.5GB. Bi pẹlu awọn kọmputa, sibẹsibẹ, ti o ba nikan lailai lilọ si nilo diẹ iranti bi ohun itesiwaju, ki o le wo ni o bi ojo iwaju-àmúdájú.
The OnePlus 3 je snappy ki o si ṣe daradara jakejado mi igbeyewo, pẹlu kekere ninu awọn ọna ti ti ṣe akiyesi aisun tabi stutter nibikibi. O ani lököökan 30-iseju ere akoko lai si sunmọ ju gbona on ọjọ kan nígbà tí ibaramu otutu lu 25C.
Lo bi mi jc ẹrọ pẹlu mẹrin wakati ti gbigbọ orin nipasẹ Bluetooth olokun, wakati mẹta lo fun lilọ kiri ayelujara tabi lilo apps, lẹẹkọọkan ere ki o si mu awọn fọto, pẹlu ogogorun ti titari iwifunni jakejado awọn ọjọ, the OnePlus 3 fi opin si kan lori 24 wakati laarin awọn owo.
Mo ti woye wipe aye batiri nigba ọjọ wà oyimbo ti o dara – on Nhi pẹlu diẹ ninu awọn ti diẹ agbara daradara fonutologbolori – ṣugbọn ti o akoko imurasilẹ moju je talaka, ọdun laarin 12 ati 16% ti idiyele nigba ti osi lori ipalọlọ on a bedside tabili fun meje wakati. Ọpọlọpọ awọn ẹrọ padanu ni ayika 1% ti idiyele fun wakati kan.
OnePlus has licensed sister Chinese smartphone manufacture Oppo’s fast charging technology, which operates differently than most other quick charging solutions by moving the fast charging chips to the power adapter, rather than the phone. The Dash Charge system moves the largest source of heat during charging from the cramped confines of the phone near the battery to something plugged into the wall, meaning the phone can charge faster without you having to worry about it overheating.
Charging from zero to 100% took 72 iṣẹju, while zero to 75% took 36 iṣẹju. That’s not a lot faster than the best of the rest when not in use. The difference is that the phone didn’t heat up at all, and could be used like normal without impacting the charging rate. Most devices get too hot and must slow down the charging speed, particularly when someone is using the device with the screen on.
The downside is that if you charge the OnePlus 3 via any non Dash-charge compatible power adapters, such as a computer, the phone charges at the slow, normal rate. Dash chargers cost £16 each – so it’s worth buying another with the phone.
The OnePlus 3 is also a dual-Sim phone, which is quite rare in the UK, meaning you can have two different plans, networks and phone numbers connecting to one phone – useful for carrying a work phone and personal phone in one device, fun apẹẹrẹ.
Better still, it can support two Sim cards in standby simultaneously, which means both cards can be connected to a 4G/3G network at the same time. Most only support one card in 2G mode, discounting networks such as the UK’s Three, which do not use a 2G signal.
OxygenOS, unless you don’t like it
OnePlus produces a custom version of Android called OxygenOS. The latest version is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and on the face of it looks no different from the version of Android running on Google’s Nexus smartphones.
OxygenOS has a slightly different launcher with the company’s so-called Shelf on the left-most homescreen pane – a place for putting widgets, apps icons and the weather. Users can also have on-screen navigation buttons, or using the capacitive touch ones below the screen to save space as well as customise what they do.
Fun apẹẹrẹ, I set a double tap of the recently used apps button to immediate switch to the last used app – a feature that’s been added to the next version of Android N. A selection of other gestures, as well as an ambient display mode that wakes the screen when notifications come in or uses the camera to detect when your hand is over the screen to wake up, are also available.
OxygenOS is one of the better, stripped back and bloat-free versions of Android.
The home button functions as a fingerprint scanner, which is fast and responsive. Most of the time it would recognise my thumb first time, but occasionally would struggle when my thumb didn’t quite cover the whole sensor at odd angles.
The main 16-megapixel camera on the back is capable of some pretty good shots across varied lighting conditions. With good lighting the camera produces detailed pictures with fairly lifelike colours without much trouble. In difficult lighting conditions, such as those under artificial light, the images can look a bit grainy at full crop.
It’s not quite the best camera available, but it’s still up there with smartphones costing half as much again.
The camera app is relatively simple to use to get good pictures, and has full manual controls with RAW support if so desired. Slow motion 720p video at 120fps is also available, with 4K recording at 30fps if required.
The 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front produces some of the most detailed selfies I’ve seen, even in relatively difficult lightning conditions.
- The grey aluminium has a slight red tint to it in certain lights
- The tiny bezels made it easier to hold, but I found it quite easy to activate the capacitive navigation buttons with my palm
- Silencing the phone with the notification slider is easy and fast
- Dash Chargers power other devices up to 2A, which is normal charging rate
- OnePlus sells a Dash car charger for £25
- It’s got NFC, which the OnePlus 2 oddly didn’t – good for Android Pay
- The phone ships with an unlocked bootloader making it easier to load custom Android versions, should you not like OxygenOS
- It comes with a screen protector pre-installed, but like most screen protectors on contoured or curved glass, stands out like a sore thumb.
The OnePlus 3 costs £309 ($399) available in grey with a gold colour available later. The phone will be available straight from OnePlus without the company’s controversial invite system.
Previous OnePlus smartphones have claimed to be “flagship killers”. That’s still not quite accurate, but the OnePlus 3 is a very good smartphone priced at less than half the price of top rivals.
For your £309 you get a beautiful, well-made metal smartphone, with reasonable battery life, good screen and cameras, and snappy performance. You also get dual-Sim support and 64GB of storage built in. It is easily the best smartphone OnePlus has made.
The biggest complaint of previous OnePlus smartphones was how difficult they were to actually buy, which shouldn’t be the case any more, while the company has worked hard to improve support options.
There’s still a question over the speed of software updates, but for a top-spec smartphone at a mid-range price, you don’t get much better than the OnePlus 3.
Aleebu: gbogbo awọn-irin, nla fingerprint sensọ, ti o dara iboju, fast gbigba agbara, ti o dara kamẹra, o tayọ iwifunni esun, meji-Sim pẹlu meji imurasilẹ, din owo ju awọn abanidije
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