OnePlus 3  Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) 
OnePlus 3 Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
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Excellence Score
61.7
25.5
Value for Money Score
67.5
57.0
Price Rs. 27,999 onwards Rs. 15,190 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2016 Feb, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features Optic AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Night Mode Display Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 N/A
GPU Adreno 530 N/A
RAM 6 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Sony IMX 298 Sensor, Optical Image Stabilization, Phase Detection Auto Focus, Dual-LED Flash, 1/2.6" Sensor Size, 1.12 um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Slow Motion Video, RAW Image Support, Auto-HDR, Dynamic Denoise, Manual Control, Clear Image Optical Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR, F/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/2.0 Aperture, EIS, Smile Capture, Sony IMX179 Sensor, 1.4 um Pixel Size Full HD Video Recording, F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 64 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.35 mm 7.3 mm
Weight 158 gm 169 gm
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3300 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 17.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes, Dash Charge Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet 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
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Alert Slider; Gesture Control (Display On + Display Off); Fast Battery Charging: 60% in 30 min (Dash Charge); DLNA; NFC; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; Noise Filtration Supports Fast Battery Charging; Samsung Pay; S-Voice; NFC; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [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
  • On the whole, the OnePlus 3 is easily one of the best and most well-rounded Android phones ever made, and the fact that it manages to be so at a price well below current flagship devices, makes it nothing short of exceptional
  • 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
2-minute Review [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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