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

Display size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
16:9
 

Pixel density

401 ppi
534 ppi
534 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

73.15 %
71.22 %
76.09 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12.3 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

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

Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

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 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 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

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

6 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

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
Yes
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
32.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1205 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
 
36.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 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

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 479
$ 869
$ 799


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6 Comments

1. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

basically the one plus 3T costs half of the pixel xl. i would not consider the pixel xl as an alternative because i could provide a family of 4 members with 4 one plus 3t instead of 2 pixel xl. that's all.

3. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 417; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Actually your kind of wrong the one plus 3t should be compared to the regular pixel only difference is size but both would have a 1080p screen and the price is not all that high when you compare those two. Being a pixel xl owner the best deal currently is the s7 for the price and it's better than the one plus 3t on all levels.

2. BogdanKulish

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 16, 2016

well in my country sgs 7 edge cost 595 $ one plus 3 500$ and pixel 1000$ op3t will cost 550 dunno what to buy a real flagship or op3t because they are in same price

4. sechinov

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

OnePlus 3 the best

5. snipeerz

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 16, 2016

so there is different between 3t camera vs pixel or its not visible ?

6. nate358

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 24, 2013

I don't see any T-Mobile LTE bands listed for the 3T....they use bands 2,4,and 12

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