The authorized distributor of OnePlus smartphones in Nepal iHub Pvt. Ltd has officially launched the flagship of the year OnePlus 3 in Nepal. The phone can be purchased at the price of Rs. 45,900 from online shopping site Kaymu.
Update: The phone can be purchased for Rs. 39,000 in Nepal.
Specs wise, the OnePlus 3 features a 5.5-inch Full-HD Optic AMOLED display protected by the sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Inside, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset with a quad-core processor – among four, two of them is clocked at 2.2GHz whereas the other two is clocked at 1.6GHz. The smartphone is coupled up with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM alongside 64GB of internal storage with no option for expansion.
Camera wise, the OnePlus 3 sports a 16MP Sony IMX298 primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture rate, boasting features like phase detection autofocus, optical image stabilization (OIS), LED flash and a 4K video recording capability. There’s an 8MP Sony IMX179 sensor upfront which is capable of recording videos at 1080p with electronic image stabilization, which basically means that it will improve your video quality. The phones’ camera also comes with handy software features like Smart Capture which helps you to capture excellent images with four noticeable features – Dynamic De-noise, Auto HDR Mode, HD Mode, and Smile Capture.
In case you are wondering the OnePlus 3 also comes with noticeable features like a fingerprint scanner, a notification light and an NFC which was missing from its predecessor – OnePlus 2. Connectivity option of OnePlus 3 includes a support for LTE Cat.6, dual-SIM, USB Type-C connector for data exchange, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and GLONASS. The smartphone packs a 3,000mAh battery with Dash Charge support which provides significantly over 60% of charge in just 30 minutes. The whole phone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on top of Oxygen OS 3.1 with minimal bloatware and Nexus like feel.
Design wise, the OnePlus 3 comes with an aluminum unibody which is a significant upgrade from its predecessors’ plastic and sandstone back. The aluminum unibody of the phone overtop its cheap price tag since the phone feels quite premium to hold in hand. Although, the OnePlus 3 is available in two color options including graphite and soft gold, the one that is available in Nepal is the soft gold color option only. However, users can customize the back of their smartphone with varieties of back cover options provided by the company (which you have to buy separately).
OnePlus is not considered as a trustworthy brand in Nepal when it comes to smartphones. But seeing its recent success in the global market and the buzz it’s creating one cannot deny that the OnePlus 3 is an awesome phone especially when it comes to value for money. That being said we can officially rule in favor that the OnePlus 3 deserves to be on the list of the contender for smartphone of the year alongside the likes of Galaxy S7 and HTC 10.