OnePlus has been offering mobile users cheaper alternatives since its inception in 2013. The Chinese brand has truly grown and made itself a significant player in the market with the popularity of their units. But with tech giants like Samsung continuously making innovations the mobile industry, how do the OnePlus units really compare?
C|Net claims that for just $399, the public can purchase the OnePlus 3, which is top of the line in every way. Aesthetically, the unit is pleasing to the eye. It has a unibody design that is slim and metal, but the company also offers a range of snap-on covers that can cater to anyone's preference. The screen is 5.5-inches with a 1080o resolution display. The camera is 16 megapixels and can take good photos in well-lit and dimply-lit settings.
The device features an Oxygen OS interface that runs on top of Google Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This means that, other than Google's select applications, the unit barely comes with anything pre-installed. The OnePlus 3 also has an extra screen to showcase most recently used apps for easy reference.
The only thing is that OnePlus phones are only compatible with carriers using GSM technology. In the Unites States, that is limited to just AT&T and T-Mobile.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S7, which is around $670, has a body that is 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm and a display of 5.10 inches with a resolution of 1440 pixels x 2560 pixels. As GSM Arena notes, the display is super AMOLED capacitive touch screen that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The unit is also dual-sim compatible, but the camera is just 12 megapixels.
It does, however, sport a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Chipset and is powered by Android OS v6.0 Marshmallow. The Samsung Galaxy S7 also has an internal memory of either 32GB or 64GB and is also capable of housing a microSD card for additional memory.
Used side by side, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is obviously faster than the OnePlus 3, meaning that the former is capable of handling much more activity than the latter.