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The Pros And Cons Of 'OnePlus 3T'; Is It Price Worthy?

By Staff writer , Jan 04, 2017 01:34 AM EST

Usually, smartphone-manufacturing companies refresh their flagship models on a given schedule, which is once a year. In a break with this tradition, though, OnePlus didn't even wait for at least six months: The OnePlus 3 came out in June, with the upgraded 3T arriving not even six months later.

From 3 to 3T

While people who purchased the OnePlus 3 this summer might be annoyed to see it become obsolete so quickly, those in the market and looking for a new phone will be more than pleased to find that the similar-looking 3T offers a faster, top-of-the-line chipset, a much-improved camera setup, and much longer battery life with fast charging capabilities.

While it still has some tradeoffs compared to any other traditional flagships (like its relatively low-resolution 1080p display, it's still a great deal for only $440.

Pros & Cons

Here are some Pros and Cons that you need to consider before purchasing the 3T:

Pros

Cons

  • Has no microSD card slot
  • Limited carrier compatibility; only compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile
  • Dash charger doesn't work with any other cable

Summary

Just months after the OnePlus 3 officially came out, it is now being replaced with an updated and upgraded model that offers an overall better performance. For starters, it is good to know that the OnePlus 3T is one of the fastest phones on the market, thanks to its all new Snapdragon 821 processor.

Now, post-update, it is also one of the longest-lasting phones out there. Additionally, the phone's new 16-megapixel front camera takes great portraits even in low light. The Downside, though, is that you still won't be able to expand storage since there is no microSD available, and the lower price here means you'll have to settle for a full HD display instead of a better quad HD panel.

Still, for $440, the OnePlus 3T delivers a truly excellent value.

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