OnePlus has developed a serious fan following over the last couple of years, driven by their marketing and the highly attractive price of their flagship-quality products. The company is back at it in 2017 with the OnePlus 5, again attempting to dethrone the incumbent champions like Samsung with the best hardware at the lowest possible price.
The OnePlus 3T is a drop-in replacement for the OnePlus 3 that we had recently picked as the best phone value in our Best Smartphones feature. Set to arrive any day now for an extra $40 ($439), the OnePlus 3T is the exact same phone with a handful of updates: a faster Snapdragon 821 SoC, a slightly better front camera, and slightly larger battery.
The OnePlus 3 is a superb piece of hardware at an affordable price point. This 5.5" handset is Snapdragon 820 SoC powered, there’s a huge 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB storage, a fingerprint scanner, and 16MP camera with OIS. OnePlus has finally ditched their ludicrous invite system, too.