The OnePlus 3 has been the talk of the Android community this week. Let’s find out some of the best features on the OnePlus 3 to see if it should be your next flagship.
5) A Usable Ambient Display
Samsung has tinkered with ambient displays that use limited battery life while staying on all the time. The OnePlus 3 has a similar feature. You can wave your hand over the proximity sensor at the top of the OnePlus 3 to have your notifications appear in black and white. It uses significantly less energy than fully turning on your screen.
Obviously, this is something we’re seeing on a growing number of AMOLED Androids. OnePlus 3 clearly wasn’t going to be left out of the party.
4) Contactless Payments
Just like the Galaxy S smartphones and other Android Pay devices, the OnePlus 3 has contactless payments. NFC support inside the phone means it will work out-of-the-box with Android Pay. Whether a lot of people use this feature or not, it’s a good thing to have.
3) Night Mode
I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of nights in bed squinting at my bright phone screen. OnePlus has had a dark mode for ages, but the OnePlus 3 comes with a more enhanced Night Mode.
Night Mode works like f.lux for Android (yes, I realize there’s already a version of f.lux for Android). It casts an orange glow over your display, eliminating the whites and blues of your display and making it easier on your eyes. You can use your phone at night without disrupting your body’s sleep cycles or hurting your eyes.
2) Easy Camera Shortcut
All good Androids have an easy camera shortcut. Once you’ve used a phone with a camera shortcut, it’s almost impossible to go back to anything else.
That’s why I’m happy to report the OnePlus 3 has a camera shortcut. Just like on the Galaxy S lines, you can access the camera by double-tapping the home button from an on or off screen.
1) Oxygen OS
OnePlus 3 comes with Oxygen OS out of the box. The OS is described as lightweight. In fact, if you’re using it for the first time, you’ll find that it’s very similar to stock Android – which is a good thing.
In any case, the OS runs smoothly on the phone’s 6GB of RAM and Snapdragon 820 processor. Yes, this phone has 6GB of RAM.
Ultimately, many people in the Android industry see the OnePlus 3 as a return to the original days of the OnePlus One, when the phone was released with killer specs and an even better price to make it a genuine “flaghip killer”. Did I mention it’s $400?
The OnePlus 3 is rolling out this week across the world.