OnePlus 3 Philippines Price, Specs, Availability, Key Features

I've been receiving lots of inquiring about OnePlus 3 from my readers since the handset saw formal launch in other territories last month -- so I decided to make this post even if the company doesn't really see the Philippines as a priority market just yet (which is odd considering that our country is the fastest growing market for smartphones in the entire ASEAN region.)

OnePlus 3 Philippines

Positioned as a 'flagship killer', OnePlus 3 is - as its name suggests - the third iteration of the brand's well-received budget-friendly Android handset with technical specifications that can give far more expensive smartphones a big run for the money.

OnePlus 3

I personally see it as a hodge-podge of great features taken from flagship releases of other brands.

Heck, even elements of its design identity are reminiscent of what we see on other 2016 top-of-the-line models.

OnePlus 3 Philippines
All photos in this post are courtesy of the good folks at Android Authority.

To be specific, OnePlus 3's face is similar to that of OPPO F1 Plus Selfie Expert with curved glass panel and oblong home button replete with Fingerprint Scanner. Its metal back plate with white antenna bands, on the other hand, hints of HTC 10 and Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe.

OnePlus 3
And look, the shape of its camera module is the same as what's on Samsung Galaxy S7 Philippines and S7 Edge.

Nonetheless, despite lacking an all-too-unique design language, OnePlus 3 still manages to have a visually arresting look that I'm sure many will find attractive.

The real highlight of this model, though, are its set of internal hardware and technical specifications. These are what makes it a viable alternative to pricier top-level releases.

Under the hood, it runs its Oxygen OS flavored Android Marshmallow operating system with a powerhouse Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset - similar to what's inside Samsung Galaxy S7 - and has a whopping 6GB of RAM delivering one of the best multitasking experiences on a mobile device, and comes with 64GB of non-expandable internal storage.

Together, these specs make OnePlus 3 one of the - if not the - most powerful Android smartphone that's now available in the market.

OnePlus 3
Oxygen OS, which now looks almost like vanilla Android, offers several neat features including a 'Night Mode' and a row of virtual navigation buttons that can both be customized to the user's liking.

On the exterior, OnePlus 3 sports a 16 MegaPixel f/2.0 autofocus camera with noise-reduction technology, 4K video recorder with Optical Image Stabilization, and an 8 MegaPixel f/2.0 front cam for selfies. This set of imaging capabilities make this device somehow capable of standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the best cameraphones out there. I've seen sample photos and videos taken using this handset online and - while they aren't particularly the best - they are decent.

As for the screen OnePlus 3 is equipped with a Full HD Optic AMOLED panel, which is both brilliant and energy-efficient. I kind of wish that the screen had higher resolution but given the price of the device, it's really hard to complain too much.

OnePlus 3

Other notable features of the OnePlus 3 include its reversible USB Type C port for faster data syncing and a 3,000 non-removable battery powered by the company's Dash Charge technology that gives users 100% charge in just 30 minutes!

OnePlus 3

Out in two colors - namely, Soft Gold and Graphite, Dual SIM 4G-enabled OnePlus 3 is now available in select markets around the globe. It's currently up for purchase in the United States for $399 -- and unlike previous iterations, buyers no longer need an invitation to get hold of it.

OnePlus 3

Since OnePlus doesn't have HQ or official distribution channels in the Philippines, OnePlus 3 is being offered locally by online sellers. As most of you know, my trusted local online gadget store is Kimstore -- and Kim is now selling this smartphone for Php 20,990 with one-year store warranty.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name One Plus 3
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange (Flagship Level)
Dimensions152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm
Weight 153 grams
Available Colors Soft Gold, Graphite
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Oxygen OS interface
Display 5.5 inches (~73.1% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density), Optic AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Gorilla Glass 4
Processor Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 = Dual-Core 2.15 GHz Kryo + Dual-Core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Adreno 530 GPU
Internal Storage 64 GB ROM, non-expandable
Camera Main: 16 MegaPixels, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.8" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Front: 8 MegaPixel, f/2.0, 1/3.2" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size
Video Capture Main: 2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps, Auto HDR
Front: 1080p
Audio and Video Playback DivX, MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports USB Type C, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+; LTE Cat6
GPS Yes, with GLONASS, BDS, and A-GPS
FM Radio No
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Fingerprint Scanner, Barometer
Network 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Card Type Dual nanoSIM
Battery Non-removable 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery
Uptime 8 Hours of Web Browsing, 32 Hours of Talk Time, 13 Hours of Video Playback
Value-Added Features Top-notch design and specs for an affordable price, Metal Frame, Dash Charge
Announcement June 2016
Availability Online Philippines: June 2016
Price Official: $399 USD
Online PH: Php 20,990