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OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 – Which to buy?

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OnePlus now has launched the third variant of their lineup with OnePlus 3. Samsung no doubt has been the leader in Smartphone industry, and Samsung Galaxy S7 still is far better than the OnePlus 3. Now the Samsung Galaxy S6 is selling for around the same price as of OnePlus 3 i.e. $400 so I Samsung’s last year’s flagship better than the OnePlus 3? Let’s find out, OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 – Which one to buy?

Design – OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

The OnePlus 3 features a full metal built and is congruent to the HTC 10 while the Samsung Galaxy S6 looks like a metal slap placed between two thin glasses. I prefer the looks of the Galaxy S6 while the metal body on the OnePlus 3 is much sturdier. If your phone falls, The OnePlus 3 might take it easily while the glass on the S6 will easily chatter.

OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

Design difference of both the phones

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a little bit thinner than the OnePlus 3, S6 being 6.8mm while the OnePlus 3 is 7.4mm. Both of these phones have a big camera hump which makes the phone unstable when on a table. Both these phones are slippery too, S6 being more.

Display – Samsung Galaxy S6 vs OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 features a 5.5″ full HD screen while S6 being the last generation phone features a much better 5.1″ 2K Super AMOLED display.

Camera – OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

Both of these phones capture magnificent images. While the OnePlus 2 had an average camera, The OnePlus 3 creates some real competition among the two phones. The images from the Samsung Galaxy S6 comes to be a bit oversaturated while the color dynamics are right, The counterpart’s camera processing is also good with Decent images and good low light performance. On the video side, the onePlus 3 takes the lead with its Optical Image Stabilization much better than that of the S6. You can also view the camera review of OnePlus 3 here.

Performance – OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

Now most of the people already know who is better in performance section but the thing is, performance is not equal to specs. It is not always necessary that the phone with better specs perform well too. I have used the OnePlus 3 for about a week, and I will say I am a bit disappointed by the performance. Sure, the phone is cheap, but the software implementation is a bit on the poorer side. But, even with that, the OnePlus 3 performs much better than the Samsung Galaxy S6.

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ANtutu scores of OnePlus 3 and Samsung Galaxy S6

OnePlus 3 Performance Issue

These are the Antutu benchmarks of both the phones, as you can see, OnePlus 3 has more than double Antutu score than the Samsung Galaxy S6. In the real time, though, everything is smooth as butter on both the phones and Amazingly S6 launches some apps faster than the OnePlus 3. Well, it can be fixed by some software updates but  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. There are still some bugs in the Oxygen Os 2.0 for the Op2; I used a friend’s OnePlus 2 yesterday, and I faced some minor bugs like camera app crashing, notification bar giving problem sometimes, etc. The thing is, phones can do a lot of work which PCs used to do but they can never replace them, I being a tech blogger usees his phone extensively and I still find the performance of the S6 adequate. All the apps open quick, it doesn’t lag/hangs so I don’t find any reason to give phones such internals.

Problem – OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6?

The thing is, phones can do a lot of work which PCs used to do but they can never replace them, I being a tech blogger usees his phone extensively and I still find the performance of the S6 adequate. All the apps open quick, it doesn’t lag/hangs so I don’t find any reason to give phones such internals like 6GB of RAM, It’s good that you have it but why do you need it? And the thing which disheartens me the most is that the software optimization of the phone is terrible. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has 4GB of RAM while the OnePlus 3 has six but still S7 outperforms it in every way. Watch this video

Do note that OnePlus 3 costs half of what S6 costs so it may look fine to you but I wonder what is the use of 6GB RAM when the RAM management is like this. Don’t take me as a hater but I am a bit disappointed with the OnePlus 3 performance even though it is better than S6:3. Coming back to the topic, Yes OnePlus 3 does perform better than the S6, but OnePlus has a lot of space for improvement.

Battery – OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 2K 5.1″ display with a right number of pixels to power while at the same time the OnePlus 3 even though has a bigger screen(5.5 inches) has less number of pixels. S6 is known for its terrible battery life while in the OnePlus 3; the battery is mediocre. Neither best nor to the level of S6. S6 is really thin device and is very compact too, so the battery capacity, 2500mAh seems to be enough, the OnePlus 3 is a pretty big phone and has just 3000mAh a big bummer, I would not have minded the Oneplus 3 being a bit thicker with some extra battery. Even the OnePlus 2 had the larger battery than the Op3.

Charging

The OnePlus 3 comes with dash charging while the S6 comes with Quick charging 2.0. This means both these phones charge super fast but as OnePlus 3 being the latest device, it comes with better technology. OnePlus 3 charges from 0-100% in around 1hour while the Samsung Galaxy S6 takes 1 hour 25 minutes, So the OnePlus 3 wins here because of its new technology.

Battery Backup

Talking about the battery backup, surprisingly both these phones provide almost the same battery life. The OnePlus 3 provides me around 4 hours of screen on time with regular use on wifi while the Samsung Galaxy s6 gives a screen on time of 4 hours 30 minutes (With latest update)

Brand reliability/ After sales – OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

Once you buy the phone, there is a great chance that you might break it, or it might get any problem internally, so a good service support is very essential. When I first bought a Chinese phone, I did not think about it and after a year, when the screen cracked, I came to know that after sales are crucial. OnePlus has terrible service centers in countries like USA, India, etc. So If you know, you will take care of the phone well, then only think of the Chinese manufacturers.

Conclusion – OnePlus 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

If you are getting a Samsung Galaxy S6 on contract for a good deal, I will say go for it as You are having a great phone which will easily last you up to two to three years. If you are looking for an unlocked phone within $400 – $500 then I will say go for OnePlus 3, Why? Just for its specs.The phone performs well and has almost no competition.

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How to – Screen Record on Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL [No Root]

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Pixel 3 is a very powerful phone with a lot of capabilities. It is much cheaper than Samsung and Apple counterparts and the performance it offers is on par. The camera of the pixel 3 is still unmatched and what Google is able to do with just a single camera is phenomenal. Even though the notch of 3XL is something not many will like but after some time it gets okay. Pixel 3 is packed with great specs, the 845 coupled with Adreno 630 gives the pixel 3 the best performance one can get on a mobile phone. Such performance opens a lot of possibilities such as recording your PUBG gameplay or just making some sort of tutorial on your phone. So today we will be showing you how to Screen Record on Pixel 3 or record PUBG on Pixel 3.

Solved – Screen Record on Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL

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Method 1

  1. Go to this link
  2. Install the app
  3. It will ask for permission, grant it.
  4. Now you will get a floating circle on the left side of your screen of the Google Pixel 3XL. Just press the Red button which has a Video Camera Icon. Refer to the image below-
    Screen Record on Pixel 3
  5. Now once it has started, you can do all the stuff you want to show in your video and to stop it, You need to pull down the notification bar and press the stop icon on it.
  6. Now you will get a pullout with the video, to save it just simply touch the back button on your Pixel 3 and that’s it.
  7. You have now successfully recorded your screen or PUBG.

How to – View Screen Record on Pixel 3 XL

  1. Go to gallery
  2. There should be a folder by name A-Z if not it could be inside the Collections folder.
  3. Now from here, You can either view it or share it across different platforms like Whatsapp or Instagram.

How to – Edit the Screen Record on Pixel 3 XL

  1. Go to Playstore and download this app.
  2. Now just select your video and start editing it!

Google Pixel 3XL Specs

GENERAL

Release dateOctober 2018
Launched in USAYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)158.00 x 76.70 x 7.90
Weight (g)184.00
IP ratingIP68
Battery capacity (mAh)3430
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColoursJust Black, Clearly White, Not Pink
SAR value1.31

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)6.30
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1440×2960 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio18.5:9

HARDWARE

Processor2.5GHz octa-core (4×2.5GHz + 4×1.6GHz)
Processor makeSnapdragon 845
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageNo
Dedicated microSD slotNo

CAMERA

Rear camera12.2-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Rear flashYes
Front camera8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/1.8)
Front autofocusYes

SOFTWARE

Operating systemAndroid 9.0

So were you able to record screen on your Pixel 3 XL by Google? Let us know in the comment section below! 😀

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Fix Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6 6t

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Yesterday I was checking comments on of our article on OnePlus 6t and ALmost every other comment was mentioning about the issue they were facing on their OnePlus 6t US version. So I researched a bit more about the same topic and what I found was that there does really exist some issues with the bluetooth on these new OnePlus phones. I was trying to find the solution for this bluetooth issue with OnePlus phones since then and I think finally I have the solution. So today we will see how you can fix the issue of Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6t. There can be different methods but I will be showing you the most robust yet the most simplest one.

How to – Fix Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6/ 6t

Method 1

OnePlus even though is growing at an exponential rate is still not even near to the software teams of Apple or Samsung. The Oxygen OS is one of the lightest ROM you can find on a phone and it works well most of the time, but sometimes it is not perfect as it should be. The OS itself has some bugs related to Bluetooth that can only be fixed by a system update that has to be done by OnePlus. The same is also discussed on its own forum here. So, does this means that we have to live like it is? well, not at all! There are a few workarounds which we will tell you here.

Most of the problems in Oxygen OS can be fixed with a simple restart and the same goes with this issue as well. A simple restart will most probably fix this issue. Yup, it does sound naive but go ahead and restart your phone. This will solve most of your problems on your phone.

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Now what I’ll suggest is to bookmark this page and if you still get the same issue in future then come back and read the method 2.

Fix Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6

Method 2 – Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6 /6t

So the restart didn’t help, well, no issues. Just empty your cache and the problem should no longer occur again for a while. So how to wipe your cache? There are two methods and I’ll suggest you to do both.

  1. Open Settings – Storage & memory and scroll down to find Cache data. Tap on it and press OK to clear the cached data.
  2. Now, wipe the cache partition from the recovery menu.
    • Turn off the OnePlus 6/6t, and then press and hold the Volume Up and Power button simultaneously.
    • Release the Power button when the OnePlus logo appears, but continue to hold the Volume Up
    • On the Android recovery screen, use the Volume Down button to navigate down to wipe cache partition and press the Power button to select it.
    • Use the Volume Down button to select Yes — delete all user data, and then press the Power button to confirm.
    • Wait for the reset to finish and press the Power button when prompted with the message to Reboot system now.

Now just use your phone and connect to bluetooth devices and it should not get disconnected at all.

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If you are still facing the issue of Bluetooth getting disconnected on OnePlus 6 then let us know and we will forward it to OnePlus!

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OnePlus introduces new Thunder Purple Colour for OnePlus 6T

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The new Thunder Purple edition will go on sale on Amazon.in, oneplus.in, Reliance Digital and Croma stores and all OnePlus exclusive offline channels starting 16 November, 2018

Bangalore, 12 November 2018: Taking design inspiration from ‘lightning strikes at dusk’, the limited edition OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple will be coming to India starting November 16, 2018.

The special edition of the much-lauded OnePlus 6T comes with a gradient back that fades from black to purple under the frosted glass-backed OnePlus 6T, with the evocative ‘S’ curve racing across the back and highlighting the depth of colour. OnePlus has paid meticulous attention to detail to craft the perfect look, with a focus on how light reacts to the glass’ haze, roughness, gloss, transparency and reflective qualities.

“The OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple is a stunning combination of power and beauty – the black-to-purple fade is like a thunderstorm on a summer night,”Pete Lau, Founder and CEO, OnePlus, said. “We experimented extensively to test how light interacts with the colours in order to give people what might just be our most beautiful design yet.”

The OnePlus 6T is the company’s most futuristic flagship till date with Screen Unlock on the immersive 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display, class-leading hardware and meticulous industrial design to create the industry’s fastest and smoothest smartphone experience. It features the latest, most powerful platform, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, with up to 8GB of RAM that creates an experience that continues to set the standard for performance.

The OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple edition will be available from 16 November on Amazon.in, oneplus.in at 2 pm, and in Croma outlets, Reliance Digital outlets and all OnePlus exclusive offline stores starting 11 am. It comes packed with 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage, with the same price tag as the OnePlus 6T Midnight Black and Mirror Black, at INR 41,999.

For images of the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple, click here.

For the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purples official product video, click here.

On purchase of the OnePlus 6T, users will receive additional benefits starting 16 November including:
  • INR 1500 cashback on all HDFC Bank Credit and Debit Cards

  • Reliance Jio and OnePlus have come together to offer OnePlus 6T Unlock The Speed Offer that gives users an instant cashback of INR 5,400 in vouchers on the first prepaid recharge of Rs 299 on www.jio.com, Reliance Digital stores, MyJio Stores, Jio retailers and the MyJio app. The plan will entitle them to 3GB 4G data per day with unlimited voice calls, SMS and access to Jio’s premium applications. Effectively, the offer will bring a total of 3TB of 4G data to the users over 36 recharges

  • 3 months of no-cost EMI on Amazon.in and OnePlus exclusive offline stores

  • Free damage protection for 12 months from Kotak Servify

  • Discounts up to INR 500 on Amazon Kindle on Amazon.in

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