OnePlus has come up with the OxygenOS 3.2.0 update which according to the company will address some of the most pressing issues the handset has often been pulled up for. Topping the list here is the rather odd RAM management policy that ensured the device used just 4 GB of its RAM even though it came with 6 GB of it.
That, however, will be taken care of with the latest update with the Chinese manufacturer further claiming the RAM management has been worked upon so that the handset should see a performance boost post the update.
OnePlus had earlier justified its move to throttle RAM usage as a means to enhance battery life. As such, it remains to be seen how much of an effect the update will have on battery life once the update has been installed.
Some users also complained about the way different colors got displayed. OnePlus hopes the new sRGB mode introduced in the developer settings should remedy that. Users will need to toggle the sRGB mode ‘on’ correctly to ensure the setting is in effect.
Among the other aspects, the latest update will seek to include better GPS performance and audio playback quality. The camera performance also gets enhanced while several issues with the Gallery folder also have been fixed.
These aside, the update also includes the latest Google security patches as well besides a few critical fixes. Those apply to the notification section along with other errors in the clock and music apps.
The OnePlus 3 has begun on the right note with the device selling out in no time. That is not without reason considering that the device comes across as a flagship Android device but at a much lower price point.
However, subsequent comparison tests with other frontline devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the iPhone 6 found the OnePlus 3 lagging at the time even with 6GB RAM.
However, the OnePlus 3 impresses with its battery backup times which its manufacturer said have been the prime focus even if that called for limiting the performance of the device. It will, therefore, be interesting to see how much of a performance gain the OnePlus 3 benefits from and how much battery life it sacrifices to achieve that.