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OnePlus 3: Co-founder “sick and tired” of “insulting” display critics

by Jacob Kleinman | June 23, 2016June 23, 2016 8:30 am PDT

The OnePlus 3 has earned mostly positive reviews, but the company’s decision to stick with a 1080p display rubbed some people the wrong way. In fact, it actually got the point that OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei took to Reddit earlier this week with a detailed defense of the phone’s display.

Responding to suggestions that the OnePlus 3 features off-the-shelf “panels on discount” in an effort to cut costs, Pei published a lengthy rant. “I’m sick and tired of sentiment like this,” he begins. “It may not seem so, but for a product company — it’s insulting.”

Pei addresses some of the key concerns. He says the OnePlus 3 display was manufactured by Samsung specifically for the new phone, adding that it features the latest generation of AMOLED. He also argues that there isn’t really a noticeable difference between 1080p and 2K resolutions when it comes to regular use.

Some critics have also pointed out that the OnePlus 3 isn’t tuned to the sRGB standard. Pei says that’s not really a feature anyone cares about so the company ignored it. However, OnePlus is planning to include it in an upcoming software update in case some people do need it.

Pei closes his rant with the hope that the world will eventually understand the company’s approach to smartphone design. “Over time, we hope that more people can understand our product philosophy of placing experience above specs,” he writes. “Product management is an art and not throwing together the highest specs.”

We’re big fans of the OnePlus 3 here at TechnoBuffalo and so far we’ve had mostly great things to say about the device. You’ll have to stay tuned for our full review to see what criticism we have (if any) for the budget-friendly flagship Android smartphone.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...