Tuesday , March 20 2018

Spec Shootout: OnePlus 3, LG G5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S7

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   Journalist

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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