OnePlus 3 has just one week of life and the first update has been released. OnePlus has launched an OTA for some units of their brand new flagship with which brings some new features and enhancements to the system, focusing especially on the calibration of the display and management of RAM.
The update has not been without controversy. Some of the news that contains, as the sRGB for the calibration of the screen, are a direct response to the criticism in a thread of Reddit that accusing OnePlus buy screens of lesser quality for lower costs, something did not do no grace to Carl Pei, co-founder of the company.
The criticism of discord
OnePlus 3 has managed to reap very good impressions in his short career, but It has not escaped criticism. The screen, a 5.5 inch with FullHD resolution AMOLED, has been the item that started the controversy, specifically its color calibration.
To AnandTech, the medium where it published the analysis in question, OnePlus 3 panel has “a very poor calibration that ruins the phone”, to ensure that “the screen is simply unpleasant look”. They also collected the PenTile matrix is very short with resolution FullHD, suggesting that a QHD panel would have been a better choice, and that the brightness is lower (413 nits against 554 OnePlus 2 nits).
However, precisely the display has been one of the aspects that most liked. As already discussed in our analysis thoroughly posted on Engadget, OnePlus 3 screen gives very good results, the brightness level is high and the overflowing colorful. While the common ailment in AMOLED panels, which is none other than the saturation of color, but beyond that can be blamed to you the visual experience is very good.
The Verge nor saw anything unusual and analysis ensure that OnePlus 3 screen resolution is more than enough unless you want to use as a virtual reality device.
On paper, the OnePlus 3 is not at the level of, for example, the Samsung S7, but must not lose sight of the whole and, above all, the price.
The conclusions drawn by AnandTech emerge from an exhaustive analysis, technical measurement tools that direct us to the eternal debate: experience vs specifications. On paper, the OnePlus 3 is not at the level of, for example, the Samsung S7 (clear nor I would them make Samsung the best screen, that is the left them), but There we lose sight of the whole.
We can compare the screen OnePlus 3 with the Galaxy Samsung S7, provided we take into account other factors, such as that OnePlus 3 costs 400 euros and the flat-screen Samsung Galaxy S7 cost more than 700 euros at its launch. If we go to the edge version, we go up to 800 euros, double.
OnePlus response: an update
OnePlus said that the choice of a FullHD instead of QHD screen It has to do with the experience of use and consumption of energy, Why did you no grace which it accused them of include parts of lesser quality to reduce the price.
Carl Pei took Reddit to respond to criticism with a resounding “specification by specification is not a product should be judged”. The co-founder of the brand said that the difference in price between a FullHD AMOLED and a QHD AMOLED is not as wide, and his decision has nothing to do with the price of the components. He insists that the saving comes from its business model and marketing strategy.
Despite everything, OnePlus have taken note of the criticism and they have put hands to work to provide the first update of their new toy. At the moment it has only become units sent to the media for testing, release to all users will come later.
OnePlus has taken note of the criticisms and have released an update that brings the color mode sRGB and improvements in the management of RAM
The update OTA brings the calibration sRGB mode, that improves the precision of the color and the saturation of the AMOLED which we spoke of is reduced. OnePlus has buried this function within the development options in the settings menu, just like the Nexus 6 p, and leverage to wield that sRGB calibration is not a function intended for the average user – that is why it is so hidden in the menus.
RAM memory management has been one of the most criticized, and it is that despite their baggy 6 GB, OnePlus 3 not using all memory and sometimes there are apps that are expelled. The reasons again to pass by the energy-saving and general, but finally OnePlus fixed performance update.