OnePlus 3 already received a taste of defeat when it tried to take on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge. With Samsung’s resource hefty TouchWiz skin, we couldn’t have believed that a smartphone featuring 6GB of RAM would be able to get bodied this badly. Regardless, in comes in an iPhone 6s and the latest video speed test shows how the $399 flagship is able to fare against a 4.7-inch smartphone that only packs 2GB of RAM and a dual-core processor. The answer: the magic lies in the software.
Do take a look at the video given below and you will find that it is OnePlus 3’s aggressive memory management software that does the bulk of the damage. According to OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei, the reason why apps start up slower on the affordable flagship is because the company wants to provide a better user experience, and in order for them to do that, they will have to reduce speed in favor of battery life. Well, to be honest, we do not see any reason for the company to conserve minute levels of battery life, not when the company has bundled a charger with a current rating of 4 amps.
OnePlus 3 supports the company’s Dash Charge technology, which raises the battery life from 0-60 percent in just 30 minutes, so if you’re running low on battery, just plug in the device and you will be good to go. As for OnePlus Oxygen OS, looks like the company’s hands are going to be tied for a long time in tweaking the software to the point that the apps will start up faster.
Let us pray that this software comes out in the next week or so. We can all agree that we can sacrifice a little battery life for an excessive bump in performance.