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|
|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|
|CPU||Snapdragon 821||Snapdragon 820|
|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|
|Fast charging||Dash Charge||Quick Charge 2.0|
|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|
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.
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