Why you should choose the OnePlus 3 over the iPhone – 7 solid reasons

July 07, 2016 Android News OnePlus Reviews

The much-anticipated OnePlus 3 has been announced and it seems it could be more than we are expecting. If you don’t already know, OnePlus 3 is a Chinese smartphone maker that offers premium smartphones at a price competitors can’t offer theirs.

If you have always dreamt of getting a high-end smartphone at a fraction of the price, this may be the right time to make it a reality. In this article, we want to show you seven reasons while you might want to choose the OnePlus 3 over the iPhone or Samsung.

  1. Aluminum design

Previous versions of the OnePlus come in plastic bodies. Because of their low price, they are graded okay; however, they couldn’t compete with the Samsung and iPhone smartphones on the market when it comes to build quality.

The OnePlus 3 is set to change all of these. It is now available in an aluminum unibody design, which means it can favorably compete with both the iPhone and Samsung. It weighs 158g and measures at 152.7mm x 74.7mm x 7.35mm according to the official specification. There are two color options for the OnePlus 3 – Soft Gold and Graphite.

  1. No more invitation for anyone who is interested

In the beginning, the demand for OnePlus devices far exceeded the supply for them. The company had to decide how to restrict the demand, which prompted the company to introduce a policy where you would have to be invited before you can buy a OnePlus smartphone.

The policy is changing with the new OnePlus. You can now buy the device after it has been announced, and if you follow the press conference, you can get your hand on the phone immediately before those who didn’t follow up with the press conference.

  1. Beastly Specs from OnePlus smartphone

According to the CEO, the company was focused on producing smartphones that would compete with flagship smartphones. Now, the company is poised to destroying flagship smartphones instead.

OnePlus 3 comes with a 1080p 5.5-inch display with Optic AMOLED technology with tiny 0.75mm bezels. With 64GB storage, 6GB of RAM, and a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, the OnePlus 3 is definitely a match for any Samsung or Apple iPhone.

It comes with an 8MP front unit, a 16MP rear-facing camera and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. According to the manufacturer, the device can be unlocked in 0.2 seconds, thanks to its ceramic fingerprint sensor. Another interesting feature on the device is that it runs a modified version of Android Marshmallow, called OxygenOS. With this technology, you can easily customize the phone to suite your style.

  1. It supports NFC

NFC (Near Field Communication) is a protocol that allows you to make contactless payments with your smartphone. With NFC, you can exhaust all the cash in your account to purchase whatever you are interested in buying. The good thing is that this function was absent back in the OnePlus 2 smartphone, but now available with the OnePlus 3. With this technology in your palm, you don’t have to walk around with your Credit for making quick payments online.

  1. Dash Charge technology

With Dash Charge, you can get a day’s battery life with just 30 minutes of charging. This is OnePlus version of ‘Quick Charge’ that is common with high-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5. According to the company, you can get a 60% battery boost when you charge the phone in just 30 minutes. This is a very useful tool for those who are very busy.

If you have a very busy lifestyle, you know the importance of having a smartphone that can hold for a day and possibly two days. Without mincing words, the OnePlus 3 is going to receive a wide audience because of this function, as some high-end smartphones don’t have the same function. 

  1. Great Camera features

The camera capability on the OnePlus 3 is a step up from the previous version. The smartphone sports electronic and optical image stabilization for crisp, clear, and sharp images. It features an 8-megapixel front facing camera and a 16-mega pixel back camera, which has been optimized to perform well in low light situations. In addition, you can record 4K videos with the back camera and if you are the creative type, you can make use of the manual controls and RAW image support features on the OnePlus 3.

  1. Affordable

When you see all the specifications on the OnePlus 3, you begin imagine how it would cost hundreds of dollars. However, it costs only 309 pounds. Aside from the incredibly cheap price, it is the most spec’d smartphone you would come across in the market.

Of course, there would still be some arguments regarding the actual performance of this smartphone vs that of the Samsung and Apple devices. The truth is that no phone is a complete device – there would certainly be grey areas to any smartphone no matter how much specs it packs. If this smartphone can provide all the features I’m looking for in an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy, why would I go on to spend the extra dollars on those phone


Sometimes you don’t have to spend more than a few hundred dollars to get the best smartphone money can buy. But because of the fact that popular brands like Samsung and Apple have gained ground in your heart, you may find it difficult to leave them. If you find yourself in this situation, a quick u-turn is never too late.

If you have the capacity for the purchase, you can try out this phone. You would be getting the same features, performance, usability (although with some variability) you want in a Samsung Galaxy phone or Apple iPhone.