OnePlus 3 officially arrives

OnePlus3The third smartphone from Chinese upstarts, OnePlus, is finally here bringing with it a raft of new features and an asking price which is impressively affordable, given the power of the hardware that is on offer.

In the UK it will sell for £309, which puts it roughly in the middle of the market in terms of price. But the idea behind this device is that it should be able to compete with handsets that cost twice as much.

A Snapdragon 820 chipset from Qualcomm joins forces with 6GB of RAM to provide the phone with blistering performance capabilities. And with a 3000mAh battery which has a fast charging feature, it should also be a long lasting, convenient device for heavy users.

Like other modern mobiles, it comes with a fingerprint scanner for easy screen unlocking, as well as 64GB of non-expandable storage onboard.

Its all-metal design and thin profile give it a good hand feel, while the large 5.5 inch display sticks with a 1080p resolution, that shows OnePlus is unwilling to jump on the QHD bandwagon at the moment.

Integrated virtual reality capabilities and the latest version of Android make it an intriguing and inexpensive alternative to rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6S Plus.