OnePlus 3Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
OnePlus 3
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magic score84.8<50
PriceRs. 27,999 onwardsRs. 25,149 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Jun, 2016Feb, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display FeaturesOptic AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Night Mode DisplaySuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Processor2.2 GHz1.6 GHz
Processor TypeQuad CoreOcta Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820N/A
GPUAdreno 530N/A
RAM6 GB3 GB
Camera16.0 MP13.0 MP
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)Yes (Full HD)
Secondary Camera8.0 MP5.0 MP
Internal Memory64 GB16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
FM RadioYes
Thickness7.35 mm7.3 mm
Weight158 gm169 gm
Battery Capacity3000 mAh3300 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)N/A17.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersN/AInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 17 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 15 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 78 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Premium, high-end aluminum unibody design that gives the phone a truly elevated aesthetic compared to its predecessors
  • Super sleek at 7.35mm
  • Chamfered details around the display and charging port catch and reflect light to add to the looks
  • OnePlus' useful notification toggle is carried over from the previous OnePlus device, and is handy as ever
  • Bright, sharp AMOLED display
  • Oxygen OS UI keeps things nice, simple, and close to stock Android, is quite stable, and adds useful touches like the "shelf" homescreen, as well as handy customization options for power users - overall it works very well, and doesn't include any bloatware
  • Breathtaking, and flagship-beating performance backed by powerful hardware and an astounding 6GB of RAM
  • Excellent heat management - the phone doesn't get hot even when put under high stress levels
  • Very good camera, that compares well with the top flagship phones
  • Camera interface is fast, minimalistic, and intuitive
  • Support for 4K video, as well as time-lapse and slow-motion movies
  • Front camera is excellent too
  • Good battery life that is helped by good software optimizations - lasts the whole day even with heavy use
  • Super quick charging battery (OnePlus calls it "Dash Charging") that can completely charge the phone from 0 to 100% in a little more than 1 hour, beating other "quick charging" phones by a good margin
  • Incredibly fast and accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Decent loudspeaker, with good volume levels
  • Excellent audio quality via headphones
  • Good looking, stylish, and well built
  • Flagship-level, premium build quality
  • Very good display, with pleasing colors
  • Great battery life
  • Software makes good user of the screen real estate with split-screen multitasking
  • Decent speed/performance
  • Good camera
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • Great multimedia app package with advanced music player, FM radio too
  • Good audio quality
  • Good battery life
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • No major negatives
  • Loudspeaker is on the quite side
  • Performance is underwhelming and inconsistent at times
  • Especially poor for gaming, given its price range - GPU performance is well below par
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