OnePlus recently launched the specs-heavy 3 smartphone at a price of Rs 27,999 to take on its high priced as well as mid range rivals. For its price, the OnePlus 3 smartphone is a beast, with specifications that will put many of the high-end flagship smartphones to shame.
We compare the specifications of the OnePlus 3 with another powerful flagship smartphone - the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. This comparison between specs is to find out what all does the OnePlus 3 bring on table for those consumers who want to buy a specs-heavy smartphone like Galaxy S7 Edge, however, within their budget limit!
Metal beauties at par!
There is no denying that Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge is the most beautiful Galaxy S series smartphone till date. And the same goes for the OnePlus 3, which is the best looking OnePlus smartphone ever. Samsung's curved edged smartphone flaunts a beautiful metal body with curved back glass panel.
Besides the curvier design, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is slimmer and sleeker. The OnePlus 3 doesn't have the Edged display, but it does flaunt beautiful curves and a metal body design. The OnePlus 3 is ergonomically fit, sits well on hand, and looks premium, and so does the Galaxy S7 Edge.
If you don't mind a 1080p screen against 2K display!
OnePlus 3 flaunts a 5.5-inch AMOLED display of FHD quality with 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution giving way to 401PPI. It has a 2.5D curve screen which gives it an edge over other similarly priced phones. In terms of quality, the display is immersive, crisp, offers good color saturation and great viewing angles.
The Samsung's baby, on the other hand, has a 5.5-inch SUPER AMOLED screen of QHD quality, which can simply be described as perfect. The Galaxy S7 Edge does have a better display, but knowing that a user can not really make out the difference in the QHD and FHD resolution on a phone screen, the FHD display on OnePlus 3 is also good for its resolution and the phone's price.
Higher processing power and RAM:
OnePlus 3 is a powerhouse with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with Adreno 530GPU running under the hood. The same chipset also powers the Galaxy S7 Edge, however, it is for western markets and not for India. In India, Samsung uses Exynos processor, which has been widely acclaimed for great multitasking capabilities.
In comparison, OnePlus 3 surely makes for a powerful phone, for it also boasts a massive 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. However, the phone lacks a microSD card slot, meaning that you won't be able to expand its memory via a microSD card, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
More megapixel count for camera lovers:
You get a 16MP camera on the Oneplus 3, with optical image stabilization (OIS), which was missing in the last gen OnePlus smartphones. Moreover, it has LED flash, aperture f/2.0, PDAF, 4K video recording and more. Up front, there is an 8MP camera to take care of your selfies.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge does have a better camera, in terms of performance. We agree that a higher megapixel count doesn't necessarily mean a better performer, but OnePlus has improved the camera specs on its smartphone.
Big battery with quick charging:
OnePlus 3 has a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging feature, which should give you a day of use in one time full charge. In comparison, the Galaxy S7 Edge has a huge 3,600mAh battery, but then its QHD display resolution eats up more battery than a FHD resolution.
We feel, for its price, the OnePlus 3 has a good battery capacity. Also, its retail box includes Dash phone charger that can be used while you are in car. The Dash charger can charge the battery of OnePlus 3 to 63 percent in 30 minutes, company claims.
USB Type C connectivity port is an advantage:
OnePlus 3 packs in a USB Type-C reversible port that is ensures faster data transfer than microUSB, which is a good point for the smartphone. As far as wireless connectivity options are concerned, both phones offer dual SIM card slots, 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth and GPS.
An option to beef up security:
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a fingerprint scanner, which ensures you that your smartphone and data in it remains safe and secure. You get a fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 3 as well, which can be used for enhanced security of the phone.