Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs OnePlus 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has just Launched now with all new features like Gorilla Glass 5. Now here we are comparing the New Galaxy Note 7 with the Oneplus 3 which was launched a month ago. Both the devices are the Flagship devices from their respective companies.

Design and Display:

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 clearly has an edge over the oneplus 3 because it is a water resistant, Although Oneplus 3 has all metal body but still Galaxy Note 7 wins the race here.Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Dimensions are 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm and it weighs 169g where as Oneplus 3 Dimensions are 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm and its weigh is 158g. Galaxy Note 7  features a 5.7” Quad HD Dual edge Super AMOLED with the resolution of 2560 x 1440 and 518ppi, It is also packed with the latest Gorilla Glass 5 and Galaxy Note 7 is the first smartphone to have it. On the other hand Oneplus 3 features a 5.5 inches AMOLED display with resolution of 1920 x 1080(~428 ppi) and it is packed with Gorilla Glass 4.

Hardware and Software:

In this section both Galaxy Note 7 and Oneplus 3 are having same Snapdragon 820 on board, Both the device also has a same GPU Adreno 530. Galaxy Note 7 come in only one variant which has 64 GB of internal storage which can be expandable upto 256 GB. Where as Oneplus 3 comes with two storage variants 32/64 GB which can be expandable upto 256 GB, Although both the phones are having same 4GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is packed with the Sensors like Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor,  Iris Sensor, RGB Light Sensor. On the other hand Oneplus 3 is not have these sensors except Fingerprint sensor. Moreover, Galaxy Note 7 also has “S-pen ” which can be used to work more freely on its large screen. Both the phones runs on the latest Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and will be upgraded to Android 7.0 Naugat whenever it get released. So here again the winner is Note 7.

Camera:

Galaxy Note 7 is packed with Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7) where as oneplus 3 has 16 MP of primary camera. Note 7 can capture video of 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec. It also has 5 MP (F 1.7) of Front camera. Oneplus 3 can capture video of 2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps, Auto HDR and it has 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel front camera. So it shows both the cameras units of the Note 7 and Oneplus 3 are neck to neck and note 7 camera is marginally better than Oneplus.

Battery:

Galaxy Note 7 is powered with 3500 mAh Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) battery. On the other hand Oneplus 3 is powered with 3000 mAh Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) which can run your phone for almost 1.5 days normal use company claims this.

Price & Verdict:

In the price section Oneplus 3 is the clear winner. Because although galaxy note 7 has a performed better than Oneplus 3 but there is a huge price diffrence between there prices when we compared. So if you want just an Android Phone with latest verion of Android and performe as fast as any of the flagship devices in the market than Oneplus 3 is the best choice. If you want to have an Android with the latest new features and want to use features like S-Pen then Galaxy Note 7 is good for you.

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar Bar
  • Dimensions
    153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm (6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 in)
  • Weight
    169g 158 g (5.57 oz)
  • Colors
    Onyx, silver titanium, blue coral, black, white Graphite, soft gold
  • Waterproof
    yes yes

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Quad HD Dual edge Super AMOLED Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    5.7 inches 5.5 inches
  • Resolution
    2560 x 1440 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M color 16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    518ppi 401 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Yes Yes, Multitouch
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Features
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
    Browser HTML5
    Java No
    - Fast battery charging
    - Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
    - ANT+ support
    - S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
    - MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
    - MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document editor
    Optic AMOLED

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapgradon 820 processor (or Exynos, depending on region) Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 530 Mali-T880 MP12 Adreno 530
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    4GB RAM (LPDDR4) 6 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    64GB (UFS 2.0) 64 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    microSD up to 256 GB -
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Iris Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    Oxygen OS

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7) 16 MP
  • Image
    9MP image recording -
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec. 2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps, Auto HDR
  • Camera Features
    1/2.6" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.8" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED flash LED flash
  • Secondary
    5MP (F 1.7) 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.2" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3,500 mAh 3000 mAh
  • Placement
    Non-removable Non-Removable
  • Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
    - 1.5 days normal use
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    - -
  • Music Play
    -

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v 4.2 LE, ANT+ v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    USB Type-C v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, GPS, Glonass, Beidou Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
    Yes -
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack
  • Remote Control
    -