OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: specs and size comparison

Poof! The OnePlus 3T is no longer a figment of our collective wishful thinking. The device became official yesterday, November 15, after a low-key announcement.

The new handset improves the specs of the phone in a few key areas - it has a larger battery crammed in the same body, snappier chipset, new 128GB storage option, as well as a large 16MP front-facing camera (up from 8MP). You can get all that for $439, $40 more than the price OnePlus 3 featured at launch.

While it's gradually escaping its ultra-affordable origins, OnePlus has still kept the price of its newest phone pleasantly low. It's not the best deal on a Snapdragon 821 device we've seen, but it will probably end up being a great value for money to those folks not willing to spend $769 or more on a Google Pixel XL.

Here's how the OnePlus 3T fares against the Google Pixel XL in our specs and size comparison combo. We've also thrown in a Galaxy S7 edge for good measure in there, too. First up, we will have to take the size comparison out of the way. 

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T

Dimensions

6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches

152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches

154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 inches

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T

Dimensions

6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches

152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches

154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 inches

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Done yet? Now let's inspect the specs sheets of the three devices and see which one offers the very best bang for the buck:

OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

73.15 %
71.22 %
76.09 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Quad-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB
128GB, not expandable
32GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3400 mAh
3450 mAh
3600 mAh

Charging

OnePlus Dash Charge
USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
32.00 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
 
36.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Internet use

 
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

 
130.00 hours
66.00 hours

Video playback

 
14.00 hours
19.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF)
12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 MP
8 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Dimensions

6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches (152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm)
6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)
5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Splash, Dust; IP 53
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 479
$ 869
$ 799


Related phones

3T
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 10
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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