The OnePlus 3 is the new flagship of the Chinese manufacturer OnePlus . Even before the global presentation on 6/14/2016 as part of a VR events most of the technical data and the design of the putative were dual SIM phones become known. As well, the smartphone has become more, then appeared in OnePlus 3 test . The result: the mobile providers recombined various hardware -Details the class with a relatively cheap price .
OnePlus 3 Test
  • Oxygen OS / Android 6.0.1
  • 5.5 inch inch display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • LTE (Cat. 6), UMTS, GPRS
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor (2x 2.15 + 2x 1.6 GHz)


As recently at the middle class devices OnePlus X OnePlus puts on a high-intensity Optic AMOLED technology. The display will measure 5.5-inch screen. Nevertheless, it comes erhällt "only" with full HD resolution. By comparison, this provides 1920 x 1080 pixels, while about theSamsung Galaxy S7 Duos (Test) whopping 2560 x 1440 pixels which houses his WQHD resolution to less scene. In the test which had when viewed from a normal viewing distance but no disturbing effects. If, then, a WQHD display right next to it, you can tell the difference by which even finer reproduction. And just as OnePlus itself with a VR event celebrated the launch, you have to say: strapped directly in front of your eyes, you then know just yet certain weaknesses of Full HD panels.

operating system

OnePlus installed as usual its own operating system Oxygen OS based on Android. Basis for Oxygen version on the "3" is probably Android 6.0 - but also an Oxygen based on Android 7 is apparently already ready. Since Android was 7 itself is not yet published, OnePlus likely this OS version so have only previously developed to quickly provide an update as soon as Android starts the new variant.  


A real revolution provides the OnePlus 3 with his memory. With up to 6 GB of RAM, it surpasses all other mobile phones whose data we can use. Previously, the limit was 4 GB RAM - although would already have been technically possible. This 4GB it will probably also as a variant in the "3". For how much additional performance make the other 2 GB of memory, it soon became clear in the performance test.
In terms of speed is the new 3 depending benchmark program about on a level with the current Super Phones like Samsung Galaxy S7 Duos (test) and iPhone 6s. Some even slightly above. However, the full-HD resolution is also less demanding the Quad-HD in S7.Nevertheless, even in the quick test with various apps that OnePlus is perfectly clear with all tried out scenarios. Even games with 3D calculations mastered the model well.
Also generous is the internal memory: 64 GB are installed depending on the version. This corresponds to the top-of OnePlus 2 generation.However, there are several other smartphones with up to 128 GB RAM. It also has Android 6.0 is no longer absolutely necessary to pack a lot of internal memory on board. Because since this operating system update phones can access the memory external microSD card access as well as to the built. Unfortunately, the OnePlus 3 has no additional memory slot - which is limited to the permanently installed memory. The storage capacity should not be a problem in 32, let alone 64 GB in everyday life and even with intensive use of smartphones. Only if you want to save a lot of movies, videos, music, photos and apps on the phone, you arrive at its borders. Who is using cloud services, files can also store and outside the equipment - said not everyone in turn cause. For true high end of the board storage would therefore may be somewhat higher, to create more freedom here. Somewhat surprised, the clock frequency and the structure of the chip: OnePlus has built a quad-core processor, which already does not represent more highend.


In camera on a Rücksete comes Sony sensor is used, which brings at least on paper, all for very good shots. The lens protrudes slightly out of the back, with a square look. This is certainly the one hand due to its flat design, but really elegant it does not look. Maybe they should even emphasize the high quality of Sony hardware. Anyway, does not interfere with anything hevorstehende lens in the test well.
With 16 megapixels main camera and 8 megapixels for the other side, the values correspond to what one may expect from current flagships. Beautifully practical is the optical stabilizer, the additionally supports an electronic. But disappointed the aperture.With f / 2.0 it falls considerably less light sensitive than at about the flagships as S7 or LG G5 Dual SIM (Test) .
In the laboratory test of the chip questionable luminous efficacy confirmed. In a bright environment is a good image quality with minimal red cast the result. But are in low light photos slightly blurred and somewhat rauschig. Here smartphones play with aperture such as f / 1.8 or f / 1.7 on its superiority compared to OnePlus-3 optics.

Mobile Internet

  • Since the new OnePlus 3 is published in several regional versions, should pay attention to the execution of "Europe / Asia". Because only in this it supports all three German LTE frequencies: 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz.
  • The variants "North America" and "China", however, are not for the 800 MHz frequency suitable which is mainly used in rural areas for fast 4G surfing the Mobile Network.

SIM slots

They stocked the new flagship phone with nano-SIM card. If you put two thereof, are both parallel to reception. At the same time calls on one phone, while on the other accepts calls or SMS - unfortunately that does not work. This restriction the OnePlus 3 shares but with all other dual SIM models that we had in the recent past in the test.


Edel and quality were the OnePlus models from off Start. Not that they necessarily set new standards, but just for a China Mobile -Newcomer to more reasonable prices, there was never on this point really serious criticism of the manufacturer. Even the OnePlus 3 is very good in material selection and processing - particularly innovative but it is not.
  • The aluminum back of the phones is swinging and is thinner toward the side - at the same time it is divided at the top and bottom by two dark joints. Thus, the appearance is very reminiscent of the HTC One M8 .
  • At the forefront of any particular news can be identified: The sides of the front bezel is slightly domed, but without thereby lateral areas of the screen would occur that as the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge features.
  • Below the display is in the home button a fingerprint sensor made of ceramic. He not only looks stylish, but also scores with an astonishingly fast detection time. measured in the test it was not, but the manufacturer is estimated at 0.2 seconds.

battery pack

When charging is initially striking again that OnePlus has built no ordinary microUSB slot, but a USB-C connection. This allows you to plug finally no longer fix the wrong direction. In addition, the manufacturer has taken an example to other top models and integrated a quick charge. According to the manufacturer, 60% of battery reserves are replenished after 30 minutes charging time already. As usual, the first percentages are loaded more quickly, as the battery, the slower steiger the charge level. Very clever: adapters and cables even derive heat, so that the phone is not so easy to heat up during the charging process.
Fully charged battery provides the 3,000 mAh and can thus at a common use come about a whole day. The review by Chip has identified nearly 11 hours endurance when it comes to simply making telephone calls. Nevertheless, he is sized a bit tight for the indicated uses.
After all, who wants to use really much virtual reality apps or streaming videos often consumed with the huge display a lot of power. Maybe that's one reason why the manufacturer has omitted an even higher resolution. Because WQHD is more energy intensive than full HD.
  A change of batteries is not possible way that prevents the surrounding metal casing.


With 399 euros to launch directly from OnePlus corresponds to the price of 3 to that of his predecessor OnePlus 2 . If and when there are significant discounts, can not say yet known. In our price comparison but we will show when available which offers various online stores, once the device is no longer directly available from the manufacturer. Then you can the OnePlus 3 buy as cheaply as possible.
  • Very high performance
  • Bright, very good display abstimmtes
  • High quality materials
  • No microSD slot
  • For small aperture

Technology and mobile Details

property value
Display / Screen size 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display WQHD
resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 ppi
operating system announced Android 6.0 update to 7.0 ()
main camera 12.0 megapixels
front camera 5 megapixel
SIM 1 Nano SIM
SIM 2 Nano SIM
transmission standards LTE, UMTS, GPRS
Supported frequencies LTE / 4G: 800/1800/2600 MHz UMTS / 3G: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz GSM / 2G: 1900 MHz
processor Octa-Core 2.15 GHz
memory 4 GB of RAM 64 GB of internal memory
sensors Bullets
battery pack 3500 mAh
Dimensions 15.35 x 7.39 x 0.79 cm
weight 169 g

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