OnePlus 3T vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

OnePlus 3T vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

OnePlus 3T vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Chinese manufacturer has been seeing great success with the OnePlus series, the devices have been dubbed as the flagship killers and today we are going to test OnePlus’ flagship phone against one of the market’s top high end device. The OnePlus 3 brought great profits to the company and because of that the Chinese company created the upgraded OnePlus 3T just in time for Christmas Holidays. The greatest competition OnePlus 3T has is Samsung’s own flagship Galaxy S7 Edge and today we will pin the two devices against each other and see which one comes out victorious.


Both devices sport the same 5.5 inch AMOLED display that’s coated with Gorilla Glass 4 to prevent it from breaking or scratching. Right from the start we can see why the two devices are competing against each other, but even though the displays are the same size and use the same technology, the OnePlus 3T is better because it uses Full HD resolution.


Now that the display dispute has been settled let’s go and take a look under the hood. Samsung’s flagship is powered by the company’s own octa-core Exynos 8890 processor that clocks at 2.3 GHz. Galaxy S7 Edge’s processor is coupled with 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 530 GPU. On the other hand, the OnePlus 3T is equipped with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro CPU that clocks at 2.35 GHz and the processor is also paired with an Adreno 530 GPU, but there’s a major difference the OnePlus 3T uses 6GB of RAM.


The Chinese company proved once again why their OnePlus line of devices are dubbed as the flagship killers. The OnePlus 3T doesn’t only beats Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge in terms of specs and display but also in price. The price is the defining factor for many customers and the OnePlus 3T can be acquired for only $500 while the Galaxy S7 Edge costs $700.

GENERAL  OnePlus 3T  Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Release date November 2016 February 2016
Form factor Touchscreen Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 152.70 x 74.70 x 7.35 150.90 x 72.60 x 7.70
Weight (g) 158.00 157.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3400 3600
Removable battery No No
Colours Gunmetal, Soft Gold
SAR Value 0.78 NA
Screen size (inches) 5.50 5.50
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels 1440×2560 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 401 534
Processor 1.6GHz quad-core 1.6GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Internal storage 64GB 32GB
Expandable storage No Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 200
Rear camera 16-megapixel 12-megapixel
Flash Yes Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel 5-megapixel
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Android 6.0
Skin OxygenOS 3.5.3
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared No No
Headphones 3.5mm 3.5mm
FM No No
Number of SIMs 2 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes Yes
4G/LTE Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes Yes
4G/LTE Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Barometer No Yes
Temperature sensor No No
  • Curved display on the S7 edge
  • Both 5.5-inch displays
  • S7 edge has Quad HD, OnePlus 3T has Full HD

The OnePlus 3T comes with the same display and resolution as the OnePlus 3. That means the 3T arrives with a 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display, along with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. With a pixel density of 401ppi, it’s not quite as sharp as the Galaxy S7 edge, but it’s dual-polarising layer should help it be more visible in bright daylight.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has a 5.5-inch display too, but it opts for a curved screen as we mentioned, and a Quad HD resolution is also onboard, making for a pixel density of 534ppi. It too features AMOLED technology, meaning inky blacks and vibrant, punchy colours like the OnePlus 3T offers.



  • OnePlus 3T has 16MP on front and back
  • S7 edge has wider aperture
  • Both devices have OIS

The OnePlus 3T has, mostly, the same camera system as the OnePlus 3. This means it comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, phase detection autofocus and an aperture of f/2.0. All this covered in a sapphire glass covering to keep it safe from every knocks and scratches.

It also has a new, improved EIS (electronic stabilisation system) that works when capturing video to ensure smooth footage. What’s more, with RAW file support and manual controls, it ensures those who like more control over all the settings will get it.

The front camera also has a 16-megapixel sensor, with a built-in feature which binds pixels together to draw in more light and colour when you’re in a poorly lit setting.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has a 12-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/1.7, phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilisation. The front camera is 5-megapixels with an aperture of f/1.7, auto HDR and 1.34µm pixels.

Both phones can shoot 4K video.

  • OnePlus 3T has Qualcomm SD821
  • S7 edge has microSD and a larger battery
  • OnePlus 3T has more RAM

The OnePlus 3T comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, and like the OnePlus 3, the 3T features 6GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable storage. There is a 128GB variant int he 3T however.

With its 3400mAh battery, the OnePlus 3T increases the capacity from its predecessor by 14 per cent, but is still a little short of the Samsung.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip or the Exynos 8890 processor, depending on the region. Both variants are supported by 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB and a 3600mAh battery.

Samsung’s device offers Quick Charge for 60 per cent charge in 30 minutes, and the OnePlus 3T will come with Dash Charge, which is OnePlus’s equivalent. As we mentioned previously, the OnePlus 3T also offers USB Type-C, while the S7 edge has Micro-USB.

  • Android Marshmallow platform on both
  • OnePLus features OxygenOS
  • Samsung uses TouchWiz software

The OnePlus 3T is launching with a customised version of Android Marshmallow called OxygenOS. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge runs on Android Marshmallow too, but with Samsung’s TouchWiz software over the top.

Both devices should eventually see an update to Android 7.1 Nougat, but they will still offer different experiences because of the software overlays.


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