2) It’s more expensive
The magic of OnePlus handsets has been their bang-for-buck value. When the OnePlus 3 launched at RM1888, it was simply incredible, and sounded too good to be true. Flagships spec and a premium build for half the price of an iPhone? Madness. But it delivered in every single way.
The OnePlus 3 has been discontinued now though, to make room for the 3T, which now has a base price of £400 (RM2215) for the 64GB option, and £440 (RM2445) for the 128GB model.
That’s a RM230 increase for what ultimately boils down to a slightly larger battery, a better selfie camera, a slightly faster processor, and a sexier paint job.
Sure, £400 (RM2215) is still substantially cheaper than an iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7, but it’s not quite as sweet as it once was.
3) Where’s our Nougat?
While OnePlus has promised that both the 3 and 3T will be updated with Android 7.1 Nougat before the end of this year, it’s a massive shame that we won’t be seeing the latest and greatest version of Google’s mobile OS straight out of the box.
Still - we suppose we can forgive OnePlus if they make good on its end of year promise.
4) Wetter is better
The OnePlus 3T is a lovely thing to look at and hold, but so are the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7, and they’re both waterproof - a skill no OnePlus handset has yet mastered.
Waterproofing still isn’t a priority for most people, we admit, but you’ll never know you wanted it until your £400 (RM2215) gadget is coughing up saltwater as its screen fades to black, never to turn on again.