OnePlus 3T FAQ

OnePlus 3T

Just a few months after it initially unveiled the OnePlus 3, OnePlus has replaced it with the OnePlus 3T. Replacing the 3, the 3T comes with some minor improvements that make it a better handset to buy.

If you have been contemplating buying a OnePlus 3T but have some questions about it, check out our FAQ of the handset below.

Q) What are the full specifications of the OnePlus 3T?

A) The full specs of the OnePlus 3T are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 153.6 x 76.5 x 9.2 mm
  • Weight: 158g
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) ‘Optic AMOLED’ display
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 821 clocked @ 2.35GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • RAM: 6GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 64/128GB UFS 2.0 storage, no microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 16MP f/2.0 aperture with PDAF and OIS, LED flash, 4K video recording
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient, Compass, Magnetometer
  • Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 3400mAh non-removable

Q) Is the OnePlus 3T significantly faster than the OnePlus 3?

A) While the Snapdragon 821 chipset inside the OnePlus 3T is only mildly faster than the OnePlus 3, the handset should be able to load heavy games and apps faster than its predecessor due to a new filesystem that it comes with.

Q) Is the Optic AMOLED display of the OnePlus 3T protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) Yes, the 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display of the OnePlus 3T is protected by Corning’s 2.5D Curved Gorilla Glass.

Q) Is the back of the OnePlus 3T removable?

A) The handset features a unibody aluminium finish which means that the rear is not removable.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have?

A) The OnePlus 3T features two nanoSIM card slots.

Q) Does the OnePlus 3T feature dual SIM functionality?

A) Yes, the OnePlus 3T features dual SIM connectivity.

Q) Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) No, you cannot. The OnePlus 3T does not come with a microSD card slot.

Q) Is the fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 3T touch based?

A) Yes, the fingerprint scanner is touch based.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the handset?

A) 5.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Q) When will the OnePlus 3T receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update?

A) OnePlus has confirmed that it will be rolling out the Nougat update for the OnePlus 3T before the end of this year.

Q) Does the OnePlus 3T suffer from the same GPS performance issues as OnePlus 3?

A) As of now, early 3T buyers have not complained about any GPS performance issues on the handset.

Q) Does the OnePlus 3T support VoLTE? What about Reliance Jio?

A) The OnePlus 3T is fully compatible with Reliance Jio network. It works with the carrier’s VoLTE network out of the box.

Q) Does the OnePlus 3T run on the same version of OxygenOS as OnePlus 3?

A) No. The OnePlus 3T runs on a slightly newer version of OxygenOS (v3.5.8) that features updated system apps with new features. This same build of OxygenOS is also available for the OnePlus 3 as a community build that needs to be manually sideloaded.

Q) Does the OnePlus 3T come with LaserAF sensor like the OnePlus 2?

A) No, it does not. The 16MP rear shooter of the OnePlus 3 only features Phase Detection Auto Focus.

Q) Is there any difference between the rear 16MP shooters of the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3?

A) The 16MP shooters of both handsets are exactly the same. However, the camera sensor on the OnePlus 3T is protected by a sapphire lens cover that makes it resistant to scratches.

Q) Is the rear 16MP camera of the OnePlus 3T better than the 16MP’s shooter of the OnePlus 3?

A) No, the 16MP rear shooter of the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 offer the same performance. However, the EIS implementation on the OnePlus 3T is better than what is found on the OnePlus 3.

Q) Does the OnePlus 3T come with Dash Charge fast charging technology like the OnePlus 3?

A) Yes, the OnePlus 3T comes with the same Dash Charge technology as the OnePlus 3.

Q) What are the benefits of Dash Charge?

A) Compared to other similar fast charging technology, Dash Charge ensures that the handset does not heat up unnecessarily since all the fast charging circuitry is located inside the charger. The downside to this is that you will only get Dash Charging speeds when you use the supplied charger and cable.

Q) How much free storage space does the 64GB OnePlus 3T has out of the box?

A) Around 52.6GB.

Q) Can you uninstall or disabled pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) There is no bloatware on the OnePlus 3T that you will need to disable or uninstall.

Q) What contents are bundled with the OnePlus 3T box?

A) The phone, Dash Charge, USB Type-C cable, and a letter from Carl Pei are present inside the OnePlus 3T box. No earphones are bundled with the handset.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the OnePlus 3T supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device. However, since it has a USB Type-C port, you will need an adapter to connect pen drives and other accessories to it.


Have any other questions about the OnePlus 3T? Drop a comment and we will help you out.

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  • Ajay Jayaraman

    Is it possible to place a VOLTE video call from the dialer in OP3t ?

    • No

      • Ajay Jayaraman

        oh.. thats disappointing . even a Redmi phone has that feature

  • Josh Dowen

    Thanks, this answers some really worthwhile questions 🙂

  • Teaser38

    Are you still limited to 2G on the second SIM? The 3 only did 3G. 2G networks are rapidly getting decommissioned. I really wish they did a dual microSD/SIM slot like they did on the 2 (maybe the one advantage that phone has!)

    • Teaser38

      My 3T does indeed do 2G/3G (UMTS) on the second slot. So, it is AT&T friendly.