OTA fixes RAM and screen issues on OnePlus 3


OnePlus have been fast to roll out an OTA for the OnePlus 3 in an attempt to solve some issues reviewers had mentioned after launch.

The reviewer only update has been pushed out to people reviewing the OP3 for the media and brings some very important changes to the Oxygen OS system.

Of course the one issue at the top of the list is a change to how the RAM is managed on the OP3 to allow more apps to be ran at once. Launch phones had their build.prop value set at 20, but the new update has a new value of 32 meaning more apps can be ran at once and users can enjoy more of that 6GB RAM on offer.

Another big change is the sRGB mode for the screen settings found under developer options. After a damning review for the OnePlus 3’s display, OnePlus have implemented the sRGB option to give more natural colour reproduction on the phone. What this means is less of a neon glow from blues, greens and oranges.

There are other updates and system performance changes in the OTA too. At the time of writing the OTA isn’t available for the general public, but we imagine that there are still a few tweeks OnePlus want to make to the patch before rolling it out.

In other news I’m still waiting for my OP3 to be shipped from the OnePlus. As mentioned in this post I wanted to test out the shopping experience from OP. So far my phone hasn’t shipped (should have shipped on the 19th), I’ve been told that the issue with the order system updating and that’s why my phone doesn’t appear to have shipped, but it hasn’t actually physically shipped yet. For compensation I’ve received a $10 coupon…

Anyone else experience OP3 order delays?

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54 Comments

  1. HBK
    June 26, 2016

    Out of topic.
    When is Zuk z2 pro review coming?
    Both of these phones are amazing.

    • Jobayer
      June 26, 2016

      I know right , I have been waiting for that as well , next week cant come soon enough :3

    • Karly Johnston
      June 27, 2016

      When is someone going to sell it without insane markups?

      • balcobomber25
        June 27, 2016

        The cheapest I have seen it for so far is around $450 for the 4GB and $500 for the 6GB model. The problem is Zuk can’t keep up with the demand for the phone even in China.

        It really all depends on how Zuk handles resellers though. If they sell directly to them then the markup is insane. If they are like Xiaomi or OnePlus and only sell through official channels then these prices will be here to stay for quite some time.

        • Karly Johnston
          June 29, 2016

          Spemall has it for $424 and there is a $13 discount code available.

    • Ionut Johnny
      June 27, 2016

      Try oppomart, Zuk Z2, not the pro version is at 300 $.

  2. pa5t1s
    June 26, 2016

    Hey Andi,it seems like a lot of people are suffering from this ‘shippingate’ 🙁
    No problem with my order in EU : OP3 is awesome, as you may already know!
    Bring back the Invite system, OnePlus!! well, just my opinion! 😀

    • MaxPower
      June 26, 2016

      Why do you want the invite system back?
      O_o

      • pa5t1s
        June 26, 2016

        Haha! I was joking , but considering the fact that OP cannot properly handle direct delivery so far, it’s maybe better solution… Now, most people (kiddos?) are just too impatient …

        • MaxPower
          June 26, 2016

          It’s probably the same people that buys a Doogee and picks free Singapore Post shipping that takes 60 days ?

          • Qasim Ala
            June 26, 2016

            Sadly, that applies to me directly. Haha. And FYI, its 27 days.

            • MaxPower
              June 26, 2016

              Mine was an exaggeration to show that sometimes people complains too much.
              The phone just launched, the demand is high, and this is the first year for them to sell without the invite system.

              What they always forget is that Oneplus is the only Chinese company that sells almost worldwide at “Chinese” price.

              The rest of the companies sell in China and sometimes in India only and resellers now charge $50 to $100 just for their markup.

              Meizu used to sell internationally (several months after the Chinese launch) literally doubling the original price.

              I wouldn’t be surprised if these people that complains for a couple days of delay are the same that day nothing when they wait longer than a month to get a phone shipped with China Post, Singapore, Hong Kong Post etc…

            • balcobomber25
              June 26, 2016

              Meizu would always claim that the higher price was including shipping and customs duties. The only problem with that is in all my years importing phones I have only paid custom duties a handful of times and I have never paid more than $15 for DHL (or similar) shipping. That extra $50-100 they charged never made sense to me which is why I never bought one before.

            • MaxPower
              June 27, 2016

              I don’t understand what makes so easy to Oneplus to sell online and what makes so difficult to the rest of the world (Chinese world) not to do it.

            • balcobomber25
              June 27, 2016

              My current phone the Nextbit Robin, is a true small startup. They sell officially to over 40 countries and have almost full GSM network support for them. There is no reason a company like Xiaomi who is one of the 5 biggest in the world can’t sell online to all these countries and provide the network support.

            • xi7
              June 27, 2016

              cowardice and humiliation

              https://youtu.be/OEAn0GImAEg

              come to oukitel 🙂 poor meizu

            • xi7
              June 27, 2016

              these same people are waiting the meizu pro 6

      • King
        June 26, 2016

        I was looking forward to invite system 3… They didn’t launch their flagship invite system so settled with their phone. 😛 ??

    • King
      June 26, 2016

      I got mine on day 2 in India. So far so good. Will be rooting it soon.

  3. xi7
    June 26, 2016

    bad camera, horrible cheap imx298..

    https://youtu.be/vQZaOUpIDjE

    never more oneplus after sony sensor

    • pa5t1s
      June 26, 2016

      … and your current phone is… ?

      • xi7
        June 26, 2016

        huge list, but better to priv, 950xl and blu pure xl.

        • balcobomber25
          June 27, 2016

          Your phones change every time someone asks, yet you always praise phones like Oukitel. I smell a cockroach fraud…

          • xi7
            June 27, 2016

            lol ..

            pure xl… op2 , mx5 , vivo xl, vivo 5, z5 premium dual , redmi note 2 prime, mi4c adv , mi5 , k10000 , mate 8 dual ….. s7 dual…lg g5 dual…. bla bla bla bla… stop the cry

            • balcobomber25
              June 27, 2016

              The only one who cries is you and you’re terrible pictures of cockroaches

      • King
        June 26, 2016

        😉

      • balcobomber25
        June 26, 2016

        He always brags about how great the Oukitel cameras are. Tell’s you about you all need to know.

        • xi7
          June 27, 2016

          … and your current phone is… ?

          • balcobomber25
            June 27, 2016

            Nextbit Robin and Nexus 5X (work).

            • xi7
              June 27, 2016

              lol, meizu still the best option, back to meizu again. X_x

            • balcobomber25
              June 27, 2016

              Nexus 5X has a much better camera than my old MX5.

        • 007
          June 27, 2016

          You know your stuff, but you have a real problem with apostrophes (not apostrophe’s).
          “Tell’s” and LCD’s (in plural)?
          So wrong that it burns my eyes…

          • balcobomber25
            June 27, 2016

            That’s because’s I’s just’s type’s and’s post’s,’s I’s dont’s proofreed’s what’s I’s Write’s.

        • xi7
          June 27, 2016

          https://youtu.be/OEAn0GImAEg

          better humiliation? htc or ulefone?

          • balcobomber25
            June 27, 2016

            Who is Meizu boy? I don’t own or use a Meizu right now.

  4. Assefa Hanson
    June 26, 2016

    .. color problems with an amoled screen.. who would have thought……..

    • MattD
      June 26, 2016

      Ikr, don’t know why everyone keeps pushing amoled screens like it’s the best choice possible ?

      • OO0
        June 26, 2016

        Because the current gen Samsung AMOLEDs are by far the best displays on the market. The one on OP3 looks like it belongs 5 years ago (and yes I’ve seen it).

        • balcobomber25
          June 26, 2016

          The best displays on the market is the Sharp IGZO. The displays OP3 are using are current gen, at least according to OP themselves.

        • MattD
          June 27, 2016

          Yeah, definitely the best lol

          • Assefa Hanson
            June 27, 2016

            lol matt the popularity and marketing by samsung really make people think super amoled is the god among displays LOL

            • MattD
              June 27, 2016

              I don’t blame samsung for trying, I blame people for falling for that… Like all of those drooling for “absolute black” and no one pointing out “material design is all about light colours” and such!

            • balcobomber25
              June 27, 2016

              That’s it. You hit the nail on the head with that one. People think because AMOLED is made by Samsung that it must be the best technology. A lot of people who say it is the best don’t even really know the difference.

            • Adam Irvine
              June 27, 2016

              I only like the ‘idea’ of the AMOLED screens, the bit where the Blacks are produced by turning off that pixel make for a nicer display at night time or for using an alarm clock daydream/screensaver?

            • balcobomber25
              June 27, 2016

              I don’t want this to sound like I hate AMOLED’s because I don’t. I have used some very good AMOLED displays, I just prefer LCD. But AMOLED’s are good for what you described and they can be lighter resources than a typical LCD.

            • Assefa Hanson
              June 27, 2016

              i know right they talk about infinite contrast that their eyes can even comprehend XD i will settle for an amoled panel but i will never chose it, if the phone is good overall ill get settle with an amoled

          • Marco Lancaster
            June 27, 2016

            This was the werdeist thing for me when I saw a friend SG6, my much cheaper IPS screen don’t have those distortions. Lol

      • realjjj
        June 27, 2016

        Because it is easier to make the device thinner. They don’t care that PenTile is fraud,that being the only real problem. If they wanted color accuracy they could have it, Samsung does well enough in that area.

    • balcobomber25
      June 26, 2016

      I will take a really good LCD from Sharp or JDI over an AMOLED any day of the week. AMOLED have much better blacks but LCD’s have more natural looking colors.

      • Assefa Hanson
        June 27, 2016

        but i always say people love to praise blacks but look on websites, messaging apps in general basically anything you read whites are more abundant

  5. OO0
    June 26, 2016

    @Andi – any update on the ZUK Z2 Pro / ZUK Z2 reviews?

    • balcobomber25
      June 28, 2016

      The other site (they are blocking me from posting it) has a review of the regular Z2 posted.

  6. adrian
    June 29, 2016

    i ordered mine on june 27 and its arriving tomorrow, extremely FAST shipping

  7. Marcio
    July 12, 2016

    i like amoled, don’t get me wrong, but IPS+ are so much higher in quality // The brightness and the whites are what kills amoled