The OnePlus 3T is barely an upgrade, and it even takes worse selfies than the OnePlus 3 - despite a better front camera
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The OnePlus 3 (left) and OnePlus 3T (right).
OnePlus released the OnePlus 3T phone just five months after it released the OnePlus 3 so it could claim it has the same latest and greatest specs, like the other top Android smartphones.
I put the OnePlus 3T to the test to see if the latest and greatest specs make much of an impact. It turns out they don't.
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They look exactly the same, save for the new darker "gunmetal" color that's replacing the "graphite" option.
The OnePlus 3T has better performance than the 3, but only slightly.
I didn't really notice better battery life during my testing.
The improved video stabilization isn't all that much better.
In my tests with it, the front camera of the OnePlus 3T is actually worse than the 3.
OnePlus also claims the 3T's front camera does better in low light, and I didn't really find much difference.
The 3T's rear camera is otherwise identical to the 3.
The new sapphire glass that protects the camera doesn't fix anything unless you take poor care of your phone.