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)

See the full OnePlus 3T vs Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in real size or compare them to other phones using our Size Comparison tool.

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:

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

76.09 %
71.22 %
73.15 %

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

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
128GB, not expandable
128GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3600 mAh
3450 mAh
3400 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
USB Power Delivery
OnePlus Dash Charge

Talk time

 
32.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

36.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

66.00 hours
130.00 hours
 

Video playback

19.00 hours
14.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 MP
8 MP
16 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

5.54 oz (157.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.57 oz (158.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Splash, Dust; IP53
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 799
$ 869
$ 479


Related phones

3T
Pixel XL
Galaxy S7 edge

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