There’s no doubt regarding the fact that OnePlus 3T is one of the world’s best smartphones at present, in terms of value for money. While the OnePlus 3T is a great smartphone indeed, the company announced that it will soon go out of production, thereby giving the customers a last call to purchase it, before they run out of stock in the warehouse. This move, is most likely for shifting the focus towards the upcoming OnePlus 5 smartphone that’s all set to launch on June 20. You can still grab the OnePlus 3T in stores as long as the last batch is still available, but if you’re worried about purchasing a smartphone that’s set to be discontinued very soon, you might be interested in taking a look at the possible alternatives. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the 7 best OnePlus 3T alternatives you can buy:
1. LG G6
The reason why we included the LG G6 in this list is because of value to the customer. Come on, you’re getting one of the best flagships you can possibly buy this year. LG’s latest flagship features a stellar design that can definitely turn some heads, as soon as you take it out of the pocket, thanks to the near bezel-less design and an all-glass back. If you have a thing for bezel-less smartphones that have been released recently, you’ll definitely love the 78.6% screen-to-body ratio on the G6. It packs a gorgeous 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels that literally puts the display on the OnePlus 3T to shame. The display also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, which lets you view much more colors, compared to a standard display.
Under the hood, it packs the same Snapdragon 821 processor that powers the OnePlus 3T, so you’re not missing out on anything in terms of CPU performance. However, the device packs only 4 GB of RAM compared to the 6 GB RAM offered by the OnePlus 3T. It’s IP68 Certified, which makes it dust or waterproof up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes, something which the OnePlus 3T misses out on. The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box.
Moving on to the camera, the device packs dual 13 MP cameras with Optical Image Stabilization and phase detection autofocus, which lets you take some stunning pictures, regardless of the time of the day. The secondary front facing camera is only 5 MP, but that should be pretty decent for all your selfie needs. Apart from this, 3300 mAh battery on the G6 might or might be good enough for you, depending on your usage. As far as pricing is concerned, the G6 has received price cuts after its initial launch, and it’s currently available for as low as $555. Considering the device outshines the OnePlus 3T in almost all aspects except the RAM and front facing camera, this is definitely a worthy deal for just over a hundred dollars more.
2. Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe
The Zenfone 3 Deluxe might not look as tempting as the LG G6 in terms of design, but it surely packs a punch in terms of what it offers to consumer. It features an aluminium alloy unibody design, which makes it look and feel like a premium flagship device. It features a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, which is just as good as the one on the OnePlus 3T. The device packs a 23 MP primary camera with both laser and phase detection autofocus, in order to ensure that you don’t miss your shots even in the action-packed moments.
Under the beautiful aluminium chassis, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe packs a Snapdragon 820 chip that’s almost as good as the Snapdragon 821 on the OnePlus 3T. Just like the OnePlus 3T, the Zenfone 3 Deluxe packs 6 GB of RAM, just in case if you want to perform some highly intensive tasks. It packs a 3000 mAh battery, which is inferior to the 3400 mAh battery offered by the OnePlus 3T, so don’t expect overwhelming battery life out of this smartphone. Pricing is slightly on the expensive side, as you need to shell out nearly 60 dollars more than the price tag of the OnePlus 3T smartphone.
3. LeEco Le Pro3
Ever wanted a smartphone that’s quite capable as the OnePlus 3T, at a much more affordable price? Well, LeEco’s Le Pro 3 is the answer, if that’s the case. OnePlus 3T has been termed as the flagship killer by the manufacturer, but the LeEco Le Pro 3 seems like a OnePlus killer, especially when you take a look at that asking price. It features an aluminium casing, which makes the phone feel quite high-end in the hand. Just like the OnePlus 3T, it packs a 5.5-inch Full HD display, but the panel here is IPS, rather than an AMOLED screen.
It’s not the design, looks or build quality that makes this an awesome smartphone for the price. The LeEco Le Pro 3 is powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor, just like the OnePlus 3T. However, the RAM is slightly inferior at only 4 GB, but that’s totally fine for a smartphone in this price range. Primary camera is rated at 16 MP, which is quite similar to the one used on the OnePlus 3T. So, you can except similar quality pictures from this smartphone. Last, but definitely not the least, it packs a whopping 4070 mAh battery that’s well above what’s offered by most of the competition, so expect great battery life out of this one. All of these features and raw power for just under 250 bucks, is what makes smartphone a bang for the buck.
4. LG V20
We’ve got another LG smartphone featured in this list and it’s none other than the company’s 2016 flagship, the LG V20. This device still packs quite a punch in terms of performance and value to the consumer. The LG V20 features an all-metal design that definitely adds to its high-end looks and makes it look and feel like a true flagship device. It packs a 5.7-inch QHD display boasting a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels that’s still a lot better than the Full HD display on the OnePlus 3T. There’s also a second screen right at the top of the primary display, which serves the purpose of quick tools, shortcuts, music controls, contacts and a lot more.
The LG V20 is powered by the same Snapdragon 821 chip that powers the OnePlus 3T, so you can expect similar performance out of this device. The 4GB RAM is slightly inferior to what’s offered by the OnePlus counterpart, but that’s not going to make a huge difference in terms of performance. On the back, it features dual 16 MP + 8 MP cameras that can take breathtaking stills, so that you can show off your photography skills to your friends.
Apart from this, the LG V20 boasts a Hi-Fi Quad DAC for enhanced audio experience while listening you music on your headphones, something which even most of the other flagships lack. The device also packs a removable 3200 mAh battery, so you can swap between batteries if you purchase additional ones from LG and keep using it without connecting your phone to the charger. As far as pricing is concerned, the LG G6 can be currently purchased for under 400 dollars, which is considerably lower than the 3T’s current price tag, so you know which device has the better value here.
5. Huawei Nexus 6P
The Huawei Nexus 6P might be one of the inferior phones in the list in terms of raw power, but never underestimate a Google device. Being a Nexus device, you get the stock Android operating system, rather than a skinned one. Not everyone likes skinned versions of the operating system, which might affect the performance of the device (looking at you, Samsung). If you’re a person who loves and enjoys the stock Android experience, then getting the Nexus 6P is a no-brainer. Sure, you could go for the Pixel as well, but Nexus 6P offers better value to the consumer. Apart from this, your device will be one of the first to get all the latest software updates pushed out by Google. You could even try the upcoming Android O right now, if you wanted to.
The Huawei Nexus 6P packs a gorgeous 5.7-inch AMOLED display packing a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels that was way ahead of its time. Built out of anodized aluminium body with chamfered edges, the device sure feels great in the hand. Under the hood, it’s powered by 3 GB RAM and the inferior Snapdragon 810 chip from 2015, which is kind of outdated for this year, but still is quite capable to handle most of the tasks that you expect out of a smartphone with ease.
The primary camera is rated at 12.3 MP with laser autofocus and 4K recording capabilities. That being said, the pictures might be slightly inferior to what the OnePlus 3T is capable of, due to the old sensor on the Nexus 6P. It features a slightly higher capacity battery than the OnePlus 3T at 3450 mAh, that should be good enough to last you a day at work.
6. Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro
Lenovo might own Motorola now, but that doesn’t mean the company hasn’t been focusing on their own smartphones. The Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro is a clear example for that and it goes head to head with the OnePlus 3T. The device features a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display and an impressive build quality with a glass-back design. This makes the devices prone to scratches and even minor drops, so you might want to consider using a case for this smartphone.
The device is powered by the Snapdragon 820 processor, which is almost as good as the one that powers the OnePlus 3T, so you’re definitely not losing much on that front. In terms of RAM, it goes toe-to-toe against the OnePlus counterpart, as it boasts 6 GB of RAM to perform highly intensive tasks.
The Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro rocks a 13 MP primary camera that’s capable of taking similar quality stills, despite having fewer megapixel count, but as you might all know, megapixels don’t matter in determining the true potential of a smartphone’s camera. Moving on to battery life, the smartphone packs a 3100 mAh battery which is slightly lower than what the OnePlus 3T offers, so don’t expect it to last a whole day after a full charge, if you’re a heavy duty user. Regarding, pricing, the Z2 Pro manages to impress us, as it’s currently available for approximately 390 dollars on Amazon.
7. Xiaomi Mi 6
Lastly on the list, let’s take a look at the smartphone that we’ve all been waiting for. The potential OnePlus 3T killer that outperforms the competition on almost every regard, especially due to the mouth-watering price tag. Meet the Xiaomi Mi 6, which packs a 5.15-inch Full HD display with a glossy finish on the back with curved edges, which makes the black variant of this smartphone look quite similar to the Jet Black variant of the iPhone 7 Plus. Design is pretty mainstream, but it still looks and feels great in the hand. However, the lack of Gorilla Glass on the front will certainly disappoint a lot of users. So, you might need to use a tempered glass for added protection.
What makes this smartphone special is the latest Snapdragon 835 chip that powers this phone, so when it comes to raw performance, the Mi 6 clearly outshines the OnePlus 3T. It also boasts 6 GB of RAM just like the OnePlus 3T, making sure it’s not going to be outmatched by the competition anytime soon. The Xiaomi Mi 6 packs a dual 12 MP camera set-up on the back with dual LED flash for low-light stills. So, there’s no doubt that you can take some great shots out of Xiaomi’s latest smartphone.
As far as battery life is concerned, the Mi 6 packs 3350 mAh battery, which might sound inferior in comparison to OnePlus 3T, but in real world tests, it performs better due to better power efficiency of the Snapdragon 835 processor. It’s not available across the globe at the moment, with the release expected in the coming weeks.
Buy from Mi: ($466.99)
The Best OnePlus 3T Alternatives You Can Buy
Well, now that you’ve read the list, it’s pretty clear that OnePlus 3T is not the only smartphone that provides value to the customer. As the moment, the competition has caught up and there are plenty of options you can choose from. From LG G6 to Xiaomi Mi 6, none of the devices featured in this list fail to overwhelm us, especially because of what they offer the customers in terms of value. However, if you are a OnePlus fan, you might want to wait for the OnePlus 5, as it’s just around the corner.
So, if you were planning on purchasing a OnePlus 3T in the near future, have we managed to make you rethink your decision, since it’s going to be discontinued soon? If that’s the case, make sure you let us know your thoughts by simply dropping a few words in the comments section down below.