Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs. OnePlus 3T – Where Should You Put Your Money?

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs OnePlus 3T

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus aka the flagship killer, is at it again with a new OnePlus 3T – a phone that is set to take over from the OnePlus 3 in destroying the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge & co.

The company has made its name from selling high-end phones that are crafted to perfection, carrying top-of-the-table hardware specs and features, but rocks a low-end price – something that is hard to match. Samsung has yet to make any major flagship release since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, instead, the tech giant has only refreshed the Galaxy S7 Edge with a new coral blue color variant, but everything else remains the same.

Samsung has a few months before it launches the Galaxy S8 but if the release schedule of OnePlus 3 is followed, the rumored OnePlus 4 could be announced somewhere in May 2017, two months into the sale of Galaxy S8. But for now, how does the Galaxy S7 Edge compare against the new OnePlus 3T?

To help separate these two, here is a head-to-head comparison.

Model OnePlus 3T Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Dimensions 153 x 75 x 7.4mm 151 x 73 x 7.7mm
Weight 158g 157g
Material Aluminum Glass and Aluminum
Colors Gold, Gunmetal Silver, Black, Gold, Coral Blue
Display size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi 2560 x 1440 pixels, 534ppi
Display type Optic AMOLED, Flat Super AMOLED, Curved
IP Certification No IP68
CPU Snapdragon 821 Snapdragon 820
RAM 6GB 4GB
Storage 64GB, 128GB 32GB
MicroSD card No Yes
Primary camera 16MP, f/2.0, OIS, EIS, PDAF 12MP, f/1.7, OIS, PDAF
Secondary camera 16MP, f/2.0 5MP, f/1.7
Battery capacity 3400mAh 3600mAh
Fast charging Dash Charge Quick Charge 2.0
Wireless charging No Yes
Fingerprint scanner Yes Yes
Operating system Android Marshmallow (Android Nougat Update coming soon) Android Marshmallow (Android Nougat Update coming soon)
VR support Samsung Gear VR
Price $439 (64GB), $479 (128GB) $769

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs OnePlus 3T

If you have nothing that makes Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge special, there is no doubt that the price of the OnePlus 3T will make it a special option. However, the only disadvantages of the latter, perhaps, are that you can only buy the phone online and payment must also be done in full. This is contrary to the Galaxy S7 Edge, which is available on contract and in local stores. It gets even worse for the OnePlus 3T as the phone can only work with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, no room for Verizon and Sprint – whereas Samsung’s phone can be used on any carrier.

What do you think about these two phones – Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and OnePlus 3T? Share your thoughts with us via the comments.

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