OnePlus took an interesting approach in 2016, choosing to bump the internal specs of its flagship OnePlus 3 and make a new model the OnePlus 3T. The new version has a slightly faster Snapdragon 821 processor, optional 128GB of storage, a larger 3400 mAh battery and new front-facing camera.
The update keeps the OnePlus 3T relevant for that much longer, and it still stands as an excellent option that competes with the rest of the flagships at a much lower price — even though it is a tad more expensive than the original, at $439. The hardware, camera and software can all stand up to the competition that retails for $200 more.
Bottom-line: Though it doesn’t have some of the fringe features you’ll find elsewhere, the OnePlus 3T offers the best value in a high-end Android phone today.
One more thing: The OnePlus 3’s Dash Charge fast charging solution isn’t compatible with any other quick charging standards, so you’ll need to invest in new chargers if you want to top up quickly.