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Should You Upgrade from OnePlus 3 to OnePlus 6?

OnePlus 6
Andy Makarevych

It’s been awhile OnePlus has launched their flagship OnePlus 6 now. This OnePlus 6 has, as expected, been reviewed by experts and users both for a while. It’s also a well-known fact that the Smartphone is currently one of the fastest ones available. So, if you’re one of those who is wondering whether it’s worth the upgrade. Should you upgrade from OnePlus 3 to OnePlus 6?

Well, no doubt the upgrade is a damn shocker! However, for $529, do you get your value for money? In this post right here, we’re going to compare the two gadgets – OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 6 and help you can decide whether you want to hold on to that OnePlus 3 for another while or not.

Design factor

OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6 is almost entirely glass, with a notch display and a dual camera setup. An aluminum frame between the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and rear creates a glass sandwich. It’s been said, there are reportedly over 40 steps taken in creating the glass on this device, with different procedures taken for each color variant. This is just cool.

OnePlus 6 Colors Selection

OnePlus 6 Colors Selection

OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 has graphite aluminum body and sharp edges. This being the first truly “OnePlus” design seen today, many elements of its design or style is seen being continued to the OnePlus 6. The chamfered edges are much sharper here than on the later OnePlus 6. It still maintains the look of a flagship smartphone.


This should come as no surprise that the OnePlus 6’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is far more powerful than the OnePlus 3’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. On the graphics end, the Adreno 630 GPU does an excellent job regarding gaming, and the OnePlus 6 is still pretty competitive regarding smoothness.

We don’t mean to degrade the OnePlus 3’s performance, but you can’t compare the two. As for processor yet again, the Snapdragon 845 the top model at this time. This is one very good reason to upgrade from OnePlus 3 to OnePlus 6.


OnePlus does make their effort with cameras since the OnePlus 3. No wonder the OnePlus 5‘s slogan was “Dual camera. Clearer photos”. Although it’s still not at par with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Huawei P20 Pro, OnePlus camera can take some amazingly good shots at times. One should also take into account Google Camera HDR+ port is in the works for the OnePlus 6, which should improve the experience tenfold. The secondary camera adds a lot to depth perception and works very well in portrait mode. Slo-mo is yet another cool feature to explore.

Should it be a factor you consider if you should upgrade from OnePlus 3 to OnePlus 6?


Here we come to the department with no confusion, no comparison. The OnePlus 6 beats the OnePlus 3 hands down regarding battery back up. While the OnePlus 3 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery (3,400 mAh if you have a OnePlus 3T), the OnePlus 6 is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery. Not much difference eh?, you should know the more power efficient SoC that adds to the battery’s efficiency. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 boasts significant efficiency improvements over the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The 835 also boasted huge improvements over the 820, so it’s pretty clear why the battery life is immensely better. If your battery is dying quickly on the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 6 is very much a worthy upgrade.

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