It’s time to stack up the OnePlus 3 against the rest of 2016’s flagship devices. The following comparison features the OnePlus 3, going up against the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, LG G5, HTC 10, Moto Z, and Moto Z Force. Keep in mind, pricing has not yet been revealed for the Moto Z or Moto Z Force.
On paper, the OnePlus 3 is a dream phone, especially with a price of $399 unlocked. Featuring a Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, fingerprint reader, and 16MP rear-facing camera, there is no doubt that many people will attempt to pick this device up.
I mentioned this earlier and I will stick to it, but the OnePlus 3 lacks a billboard feature. Is the low price the best feature of the phone? All of the other devices listed below feature some type of differentiation between themselves. The Moto Z has Moto Mods, the LG G5 has its modularity, the Galaxy S7 has a IP68 rating, and the HTC 10 has its impressive design and speaker quality. At least to me, the OP3 is missing that “wow” factor. It’s possible that not all smartphones need a wow factor, though. Maybe they just need to work and be affordable. That seems fine, too.
Look over the specs, then share your take below.
|OnePlus 3||HTC 10||Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge||LG G5||Moto Z / Z Force|
|Display||5.5-inch, 1080p (FHD) Optic AMOLED (1080 x 1920, 401ppi)||5.2-inch, Quad HD Super LCD 5 (2560 x 1440 pixels, 564 ppi)||S7: 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440, 577ppi)|
S7 Edge: 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440, 534ppi, Edge Screen)
|5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)||5.5-inch AMOLED Quad HD (2560 x 1440), 535 ppi
Z Force: ShatterShield
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad Core, 64bit, up to 2.2GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad Core, 64bit, up to 2.2GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad Core, 64bit, up to 2.2GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad Core, 64bit, up to 2.2GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad Core, 64bit, up to 2.2 GHz|
|Software||Android 6.0+ with OxygenOS||Android 6.0 with HTC Sense||Android 6.0 with TouchWiz||Android 6.0 with UX 5.0||Android 6.0.1|
|Storage||64GB, UFS 2.0||32GB/64GB storage expandable up to 2TB via microSD||32/64GB (UFS 2.0) expandable up to 200GB via microSD||32GB expandable up to 2TB via microSD||32GB/64GB UFS, microSD Card support (up to 2 TB)|
|Camera||Rear: 16MP, OIS|
Front: 8MP fixed-focus
|Rear: 12MP (1.55μm pixels), laser autofocus, OIS, f/1.8|
Front: 5MP (1.34μm pixels), OIS, f/1.8 with ultra wide-angle lens
|Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP, (F1.7), Smart OIS|
|Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP (135-degrees), laser autofocus|
|Rear: 13 MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture, OIS, Laser Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag, Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LEDs, 1.12um pixel
Front: 5 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Wide-Angle lens, Flash, 1.4um big pixel for better low light
|Sound||Single Speaker||HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, Hi-Res Audio Certified||Single speaker||Single speaker||Mono front-facing speaker|
|Other||Alert Slider, Fingerprint Sensor, USB Type-C, USB 2.0, Dual Nano SIM||USB Type-C, USB 3.1, Nano SIM, Fingerprint Sensor, Sensor Hub||MicroUSB, USB 2.0, Nano SIM, Fingerprint Sensor, Heartrate Monitor, Edge display||USB Type-C, Nano SIM, Fingerprint Sensor, Heartrate Monitor||Water repellent nano-coating, Fingerprint Sensor, USB Type-C
|Connectivity||USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, GLONASS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), NFC, BT 4.2||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz), MIMO,|
Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, NFC
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2||Moto Mods connector, USB-C port for headphones, charging and data transfer
3.5 mm to USB-C headphone port adapter included
|Battery||3,000mAh, Dash Charge||3,000mAh|
Quick Charge 3.0 with cool charge
S7 Edge: 3600mAh
Quick Charge 2.0
Quick Charge 3.0
|Moto Z: 2600mAh, Turbo Charging
Z Force: 3500mAh, Turbo Charging
|Dimensions||152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35mm||145.9 x 71.9 x 9.0mm||S7: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm|
S7 Edge: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm
|149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm||Moto Z: 153.3 x 75.3 mm x 5.19mm
Z Force: 155.9 x 75.8 mm x 6.99mm
S7 Edge: 157g
|159g||Moto Z: 136g
Z Force: 163g
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