In June, the One Plus 3 redefined the boundaries of what a midrange phone could deliver.
For 9 or £309 (about AU0), you get a top-of-the-line processor, a nimble 16-megapixel camera, and a long-lasting battery.
The 5.5-inch, 1080p resolution display is bright and sharp, and I like the way its edges smoothly curve down into the bezel.
Starting at $249 for the 32GB model (£170 or AU$350), it's a simply a fantastic deal -- currently limited to folks in Asia, however.
The phone is scheduled to launch in the US, where it will likely be sold unlocked, and the UK in Q4 2016.
With Oxygen OS, there's plenty of room for you to customize the interface.
You can choose different accent colors for the menu items and change the color of the LED notifications light.
You can also load your own icon packs and turn on on-screen control buttons.
There are also plenty of gesture controls, such as double tapping to wake up the screen (a feature included on many LG phones), or drawing an O shape to launch the camera.The landscape shifted again in August, however, with the introduction of the Asus Zen Fone 3 and Huawei Honor 8.The Zen Fone 3 draws on aesthetic elements of the but delivers midrange specs at a very competitive price point.One Plus is releasing it to the masses right at launch and you can order it from the One Plus website.This is great news for anyone in the market for a new handset, because the One Plus 3 hits enough high marks to be your next phone.In short, the 2016 midrange phone market is bursting with excellent options that include the One Plus3, Zen Fone 3, and Motorola Moto G4 (and G4 Plus).