OnePlus is a relatively new player in the mobile device market, but following the launch of the OnePlus One in 2014 it has very quickly gained a lot of momentum through a simple strategy: offer high-end hardware at mid-range prices.

The latest model, the OnePlus 3T, is no exception. At a current price of $439 you get Qualcomm's top-end chipset Snapdragon 821 and a whopping 6GB of RAM in the processing department. Add 64GB of internal storage in the base model to the mix and the 3T does not have to worry about comparisons to the flagship models from Samsung, Sony, Apple and the rest of the bunch.

On paper, the camera module is not quite on the same level as the powerful processing components but still looks very promising. A 1/2.8" 16MP sensor is combined with an F2.0 aperture, phase detection and optical image stabilization. DNG Raw support, 4K video and manual control over shutter speed are all on board as well and selfie-shooters will be interested in the front camera that offers a whopping 16MP resolution.

Key Photographic / Video Specifications

  • 1/2.8” 16MP CMOS sensor with 1.12µm pixels
  • F2.0 aperture
  • AF with on-sensor phase detection 
  • Optical image stabilization
  • LED flash
  • 4K video at 30 fps
  • 720p slow-motion at 120fps
  • Manual controls and Raw-support
  • 16MP front camera, 1.0 µm pixels, F2.0, 1080p video

Other Specifications

  • 5.5" 1080p Full-HD AMOLED screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB storage
  • 3,400mAh battery
  • Fingerprint reader

DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.