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OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: Here Are The Differences

By Sid Suvarna , Nov 16, 2016 09:43 AM EST
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The OnePlus 3T is now a reality and it offers some new features and improvements over the previous OnePlus 3 smartphone from the company. The new smartphone looks very much like the old one from the outside, but there are several differences inside.

The company has stuck to its roots and delivered another top notch smartphone that will not break the bank. The features on the smartphone are equivalent and even better than some of the biggest smartphone names in the industry. And yes, the new OnePlus 3T will be available for purchase in U.S.

One Plus 3T vs One Plus 3

The OnePlus 3T is essentially an upgraded and improved version of the OnePlus 3. The new phone still has the aluminium unibody construction, but is now available in two new colors.

The display is also the same, although some rumors suggested that OnePlus would ditch the AMOLED display in the 3T. It is still a 5.5 inch AMOLED display in a slim 7.3mm body. However, it is priced slightly higher than the OnePlus 3 because of the new hardware.

New Snapdragon 821 Processor

The most important difference between the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 is the new Snapdragon 821 processor. The new processor is 10 percent faster and 5 percent more efficient than the Snapdragon 820 on the older flagship.

16 MP Front Camera

The selfie obsessed will definitely like this upgrade, as per Forbes. The OnePlus 3T gets a new 16 megapixel front camera with smile capture and improved image quality. The older device had an 8 megapixel sensor from Sony, whereas the 3T uses a Samsung made sensor, according to PhoneArena.

Improved Rear Camera

The rear 16 megapixel camera has also received some improvements. The 3T features improved electronic image stabilization and also comes with a sapphire camera lens cover.

Larger Battery

OnePlus has listened to the customers and included a bigger battery in the 3T. It features a 3400mAh battery compared to the 3000mAh battery on the OnePlus 3. Also, since the OnePlus 3T supports Dash Charge, you can get up to a days-charge with half an hour of charging.

Higher Storage Option And New Colors

The OnePlus 3T comes with a 128GB storage option and two new colors. OnePlus will sell the 3T in new Gunmetal and Soft Gold shades.

Availability And Pricing

Finally, when will it be available and how much will it cost. Well, because the OnePlus 3T features new and improved hardware, it will start at $439 for the 64GB variant. Naturally, the 128GB version will cost higher at $480 in the U.S. As for availability, OnePlus will start sales of the OnePlus 3T on Nov. 22 in the U.S. and Nov. 28 in the U.K.

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