OnePlus 3/3T owners complain of touchscreen latency issues

OnePlus says it has been made aware of the issue, but its focusing on the Android Nougat update

The OnePlus 3T was recently launched a few weeks ago, as a successor to the OnePlus 3 which saw the light of day in June 2016. While both the OnePlus 3/3T are worthy devices, more and more owners have been facing an particular problem – touchscreen latency.

The issue has been highlighted on the OnePlus official forums and also on Reddit under the “Help us raise awareness about the touch screen latency on the OP3/T” thread.

The story goes like this: at the moment the “move sensitivity” of the OnePlus 3/3T is set too big, which produces latency. When users touch the screen or move the finger around a little (like 3~5mm), the movement isn’t registered as a scroll. To make it more clear, touch latency represents the delay between the response on the screen and the physical finger input.

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iPhones are famous for their low latency rates and iPhone switchers have already been noticing the latency issue on the OnePlus 3/3T. The conclusion is that the OnePlus 3/3T needs touch firmware to tune battery latency. According to users, the latest 3.5.3 update has not resolved the problem.

OnePlus 3/3T on both forums have been trying to get OnePlus to notice the complaints and do something about it.

Following the deluge of posts, OnePlus CEO, Carl Pei Tweeted the following:

So it appears that users of the OnePlus 3/3T will have to wait until an update will be issued to fix the touch latency of the devices.

As for the Android Nougat update on the two handsets, OnePlus is working towards releasing the update by the end of the year. However, as a user points out on Reddit, the issue might be eradicated by the arrival of Android 7.1 Nougat.

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For many users of the OnePlus 3/3T the touch latency problems are a non-issue. However it’s unlikely one would notice these problems in quick reaction scenarios. The issue becomes visible when users have numerous screen interactions in a short period of time.

Is your OnePlus 3/3T affected by something similar?