OnePlus 3T Vs iPhone 7 Plus Vs Galaxy S7 Edge Vs Pixel XL: Flagships Compared : In the not-so-distant past, we compared the OnePlus 3 to other modern flagship smartphones. However, now that OnePlus has delivered the OnePlus 3T, an iterative upgrade to the handset launched in June, it’s time to take a look at how this handset compares to the likes of the iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Pixel XL.
Flagship smartphones compared
The handsets in this comparison can all be considered to be their manufacturers’ top-of-the-line devices. Unfortunately for the Galaxy S7 Edge, this is a role which it has had to reprise due to the unfortunate early demise of the Galaxy Note 7. However, it is more than up to the task of taking on each handset in this article. As for the OnePlus 3T, let’s take a look at what’s new.
OnePlus is a Chinese manufacturer which has charmed Android enthusiasts over the last few years with low-priced, high-spec devices. However, with the introduction of the OnePlus 3T this week, it has received a negative response from some of its fans who recently purchased the OnePlus 3.
Feeling cheated, these handset users, don’t understand why the company rapidly replaced a handset which was launched in June. In response to questions at the handset’s launch, co-founder Carl Pei simply said the OnePlus 3T exists because it’s a better piece of technology.
From a design point of view, the OnePlus 3T is identical in every way to its predecessor, although this changes when you look under the hood, as there are plenty of differences there to talk about.
Probably the most important change is to the two handsets is the chipset. The 3T comes with the quad-core Snapdragon 821, coupled with an Adreno 530 GPU and 6GB of RAM. Its sibling has the older Snapdragon 820 Adreno 530 GPU and 6GB of RAM. Based, this, you may think nothing much has changed, but you’d be wrong. The next chipset comes with two cores clocked at 1.6Ghz and two more clocked at 2.35Ghz.
When it comes to storing music, images, apps and anything else, it’s obvious that the more storage you have, the more of those things you can keep. Unfortunately for many OnePlus 3 owners, the limited 64GB option provides no room to expand and thus wasn’t enough. With the OnePlus 3T, the company has listened to its customers and introduced 64GB and 128GB variants.
The rear camera on the handset has not changed; it’s still a 16MP sensor from Sony. However, the front camera has been changed; there’s now a 16MP sensor from Samsung on the front.
Packing a 3,400mAh battery, the OnePlus 3T is looking to take on the likes of the Pixel XL and Galaxy S7 Edge in terms of capacity. While it falls slightly short of its rivals, compared to its sibling at 3,000mAh, users will notice a difference.