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It’s not every day that you hear smartphones surviving a drop from a huge height, but OnePlus 3 is able to do it quite convincingly, despite all the odds stacked against it. The company decided to go all out with a test showing that OnePlus 3 could survive a monumental drop from an airplane at 750 feet above the ground. With nothing but a Gorilla Glass 4 protecting its display, along with a full metal body, we naturally would not have expected the smartphone to survive right?
Wrong; fate had a different way of playing with us because when OnePlus 3 was dropped from that airplane because it managed to get dropped comfortably on grass, thus protecting all of its internals with a softer landing. Had the smartphone managed to fall from the same height onto a concrete floor, the result would have been much, much different, so OnePlus should consider themselves lucky that they were able to pull off test without tearing a OnePlus 3 apart.
From a hardware standpoint, OnePlus 3 features a 5.5-inch display with a 1080p resolution that’s being given off from an Optic AMOLED display. Featuring a Snapdragon 820 running at its full clock speed, the quad-core processor is complemented with 6GB of RAM, making it the first $399 smartphone to pack this much RAM. OnePlus 3 is thinner than its predecessor, which is why you will notice a total of two things.
There is a prominent camera hump at the back, and the battery capacity is 3,000mAh. OnePlus 3 could have easily chosen the option to be compatible with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology, but the company has decided to resort to making its own proprietary technology called Dash Charge. Dash Charge features a charger that’s able to deliver a current up to 4 amps, thus speeding up the charging processor by a mile. Despite a couple of hiccups, OnePlus 3 is possibly the best smartphone you can purchase in this price range.