iHub Pvt. Ltd., the authorized distributor of OnePlus products in Nepal has launched the OnePlus 3T in Nepal. The phone has been launched for NRs. 54,900 and goes on sale starting from 7th March. The OnePlus 3T, an updated version of OnePlus 3, offers a faster processor, bigger battery, better selfie camera and sapphire lens protection for the primary camera lens.
[Update: You can buy the Oneplus 3T in Nepal for Rs.39,990 from daraz.com.np]
It might be little disappointing to those who have just purchased a discounted OnePlus 3. We are sorry to say your new OnePlus 3 isn’t that new anymore but still, the OnePlus 3T isn’t a big of a change from the OnePlus 3, keeping the same aesthetics in design, dimension, weight, RAM offering, same 5.5-inch display with the same resolution, and same rear camera hardware. We are here to tell you in detail what has changed and what has not in the OnePlus 3T as compared to OnePlus 3.
Watch our Review of One Plus 3T in Nepali here:
The OnePlus 3T packs a faster Snapdragon 821 clocked at 2.35 GHz. It comes in a newly introduced “GunMetal” color option and can be found in storage options of either 64 GB or 128 GB. But here in Nepal, only the 64GB version is available as of today. Still keeping up with the same dimension and design, the 3T has managed to offer a bigger battery of 3400mAh which is a 13% increment as compared to its predecessor. The front facing shooter has just got better with a bump up to 16 MegaPixel from 8 MegaPixel and is said to have better low light performance. The protecting lens of the rear camera is now more scratch resistant sapphire lens and the shooter is said to feature improved Electronic Image Stabilization when shooting videos. It is said to have an improved version of its OxygenOS that is based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
What’s still the same?
The One Plus 3T is offering the same generous 6 GB of RAM and has kept the identical design and dimension. Other than GunMetal, it still comes in the attractive color option of Soft Gold but only in 64 GB variant. Like the OnePlus 3, it offers dual nano-sim card tray and no space for SD cards. Nothing has changed in the display category which is still the 5.5″ full HD (1080P) optic AMOLED one. The highly praised fast proprietary charging technology of OnePlus called the Dash Charge is still there giving its users a day’s power for half an hour. It has the same rear camera unit of 16 MegaPixel that still rocks the Optical Image Stabilization and sports the same fingerprint scanner. Nothing has changed in the audio sides as well and for those concerned, yes, it still has a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Why it’s called the OnePlus 3T, but not OnePlus 3S?
As the OnePlus said, it wanted to give its user a better experience and said this new phone is a hardware update to its last offering along with the software update. As far as the naming goes, it had something interesting to say, “We went with ‘T’ because a lot of other companies go with ‘S,’ and since we are OnePlus we decided to go with the next letter, read one more.” Well, that sounds logical to some extent but I wish if T was an acronym for something like Turbo or Tweaked. The phone was launched on November 15th in a facebook live event was available for purchase in the US starting on November 22nd and in Europe on November 28th. But here in Nepal, the phone is available for purchase almost like 4 months late.
Should you Buy the OnePlus 3T?
Well, the answer is pretty subjective. It might differ based on who’s asking the question. Say, you didn’t buy the OnePlus 3 and have waited for the 3T’s official release in Nepal then you should certainly buy the OnePlus 3T. But make sure you are not planning to buy the OnePlus 5 that’s likely to be launched three or four months from now. But if you have a mindset of buying the OnePlus 5 then you can buy the discounted OnePlus 3 at NRs. 45,900 and save the extra 9000 that you can add up to your budget for the next OnePlus flagship.
OnePlus 3T specifications
- 5.5-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD Optic AMOLED display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- 2.35GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
- 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.0) storage
- Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with Oxygen OS
- Dual nano SIM slots
- 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX298 sensor, 1.12-micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, EIS 2.0, PDAF, OIS, 4K video recording at 30 fps, 720p slow motion at 120fps
- 16MP front-facing camera with Samsung 3P8SP sensor, 1.0 micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 1080p video recording
- Dimensions: 152.7×74.7×7.35mm; Weight: 158g
- Fingerprint sensor
- Bottom-facing speaker, dual microphone for noise cancellation
- 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
- 3400mAh battery with Dash Charge
- One Plus 3T Price in Nepal: Rs. 54,900
Do you think OnePlus 3T is still the best buy or you’ll skip this one and wait for OnePlus 5 instead? Please feel free to have your verdict over this newly released phone in the comment section down below.