When I reviewed the OnePlus 3 partway through last month, I declared it the best $500 phone available in Canada. While I still stand by that judgment, now that I’ve had more time with the device, I’ve started to see more of its shortcoming.
One issue I find particularly maddening is how the OP3’s fingerprint sensor continues to work while in one’s pocket. Normally this wouldn’t be much of an issue, but for those that have their phone on vibrate at all times (like a normal civilized human being), the end result of this design quirk is that makes it easy to mistake the phone’s vibrating for a new notification coming in, not the fingerprint scanner being over zealous.
Thankfully, it looks like OnePlus has listened to user feedback; the company has devised a solution to the issue in its latest update to OxygenOS. Version 3.2.2, rolling out now to OnePlus 3 users across the world via an over-the-air update, fixes this problem by disabling the fingerprint scanner when it’s in one’s pocket.
OxygenOS 3.2.2 adds a number of other improvements to the overall OnePlus 3 experience. The company says it has added improved notification management when the phone is in doze, the low power mode added to Android in 6.0; a new NFC toggle to the notification shade; improved noise cancellation when recording a video; and an updated 4K video recording codec.
The update also packs in Android’s latest set of monthly security updates, as well as a number of performance optimizations to the operating system.
OxygenOS 3.2.2 began rolling earlier this week. If you own a OnePlus 3 and you haven’t gotten a prompt to update yet, you can manually check if the update is available by navigating to your phone’s setting menu and scrolling down to “system updates.”