OnePlus 3 might have the best all-round specifications for a $399 Android smartphone, but there are several issues that have afflicted the smartphone, starting with the amount of time it takes for apps to fire up after they have been stored in memory. The fact that it opens up apps slower than a Galaxy S7 edge to retain a few chunks of battery life shows that OnePlus needs to seriously roll out a software update to resolve the issue as fast as it possibly can.
According to NextPowerUp, the team is indeed working on an OTA update that will fix not only the RAM issues plaguing the smartphones, but will calibrate the display properly as well. The company and its team of developers are going to make a public announcement very soon in the future, along with an apology to go along with that announcement.
Our opinion is if the company invested so much time and effort in making the internals and build quality of the smartphone so impressive, then the same level of attention should also have been placed when software is taken into account.
It is safe to say that after viewing these tests, the OnePlus team will have to work tirelessly to release a software update that can better help OnePlus 3 cope with its memory manager, otherwise the 6GB RAM count is going to be pointless. In the future, there are going to be smartphones being released that will boast 10-core processors and 8GB RAM, but none of that will matter if the software has not gone through its fair share of optimizations to provide that stellar user experience.
We hope that manufacturers are able to view such mistakes and take down substantial notes on what happens when you place too much emphasis on the hardware of the smartphone rather than its software.