+ Tuesday November 19th, 2019

OP3 G5 S7

This year OnePlus has toned down their marketing, the Flagship Killer and Never Settle rhetoric is gone in favour of a more subtle “It’s about time” marketing slogan. So how does the OnePlus 3 stand up to the competition? In the end, that’s a personal decision but we’ve pegged the OnePlus 3 against the two of the latest and greatest flagships, LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 for your comparison.

 Oneplus 3LG G5Samsung Galaxy S7
Release dateJune 2016April 2016March 2016
Screen size5.5-inch5.3-inch5.1-inch
Screen technologyAMOLEDIPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Resolution1,920 x 1,0802,560 x 1,4402,560 x 1,440
Rear camera16MP16MP (8MP wide angle)12MP
Rear aperturef/2.0f/1.8 (f/2.4 wide)f/1.7
Front camera8MP8MP5MP
Front aperturef/2.0f/2.0f/1.7
ChipsetSnapdragon 820Snapdragon 820Exynos 8890
Core config2..2 GHz x 2 + 1.6GHz x 2Unspecified2.3 GHz x 4 + 1.6 GHz x 4
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
MicroSDNoYes, 200GB200GB
Battery3,000 mAh2,800 mAh3,000 mAh
Battery removableYes
ConnectorUSB CUSB CMicroUSB
Headphone PortYesYesYes
Headphone LocationTop
Speaker ConfigurationBottom
WIFI standards
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • WiFi Direct
  • Hotspot
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • hotspot
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
  • MIMO
Bluetooth standards
  • 4.2
  • LE
  • A2DP
  • 4.2
  • A2DP
  • LE
  • APT-X
  • 4.2 LE
  • ANT+
  • A-GPS
  • BDS
  • A-GPS
  • BDS
  • A-GPS
  • BDS
Android OSAndroid 6.0.1Android 6.0Android 6.0
Vendor skinOxygenOSLG UX 5.0Samsung UI
Dimensions152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7-8.6mm142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
  • Graphite
  • Soft Gold
  • Silver
  • Titan (Black)
  • Gold
  • Pink
  • Black
  • Gold
  • Silver

Without a hands on with the new OnePlus 3 it’s not possible to determine real world performance for responsiveness, cameras, touch sensors and battery etc. Hopefully, OnePlus will send us a review unit and we will give it the full Ausdroid treatment.

How does the OnePlus 3 stack up for you? Tell us in the comments.

Duncan Jaffrey   Associate

Duncan Jaffrey

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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