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OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus One specs shootout – My how far we’ve come

by Todd Haselton | June 14, 2016June 14, 2016 11:20 am PDT

OnePlus 3 vs OnePlus One spec shootout

The OnePlus 3 is here and at its $399 price tag it’s quite a beast. It packs all of 2016’s latest trimmings in terms of hardware and software, and we think OnePlus fans and smartphone users in general are really going to dig the device. But we also thought it might be fun to compare it to the original OnePlus One, the phone that started it all.

So, we did what we do and created a big spec shootout list below, allowing you to compare the two devices. I think it’s definitely going to be worth the upgrade for folks who are still hanging on to their tried and true OnePlus One units. What do you think?

OnePlus 3

OnePlus One

OnePlus - OnePlus 3 OnePlus - OnePlus One
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1080
Resolution Y 1920 1920
Display Type Optic AMOLED LTPS IPS with TOL
Operating System OxygenOS Android 6.01 (at launch) CyanogenMod 11S on Android 4.4
Processor Snapdragon 820 2.5GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • 64GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 13MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 8MP 5MP
  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHZ
  • WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
  • FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17
  • 4G LTE Cat. 6
  • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40
  • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 3,000mAh 3100 mAh
NFC Yes Yes
  • USB 2.0, Type-C
  • Dual nano-SIM slot
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • BelDou
  • Electronic compass
  • GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GPS
Height 152.7 mm (6.01 inches) 152.9 mm (6.02 inches)
Width 74.7 mm (2.94 inches) 75.9 mm (2.99 inches)
Depth 7.35 mm (0.29 inches) 8.9 mm (0.35 inches)
Weight 5.57 oz (158 g) 162 g (5.71 oz)
Colors Graphite, Soft Gold Black, White
Supported Audio Formats Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA (v9 and v10), AMR-NM, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, OGG Recording: WAV, WAAC, AMR, EVRC, QCELP MP3, AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, WMA, FLAC, APE, AAC, WAV
Supported Video Formats Playback: HEVC (H.265), H.264, MPEG-4, Divx, Xvid, MPEG-2, MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVI, MKV, ASF Recording: AVC MP4, H.263, H.264, RMVB, FLV720P
In The Box
  • Misc. Charging Accessories
  • Charging Cable

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...