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OnePlus One vs Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy Note 3: specs comparison

OnePlus One vs Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy Note 3: specs comparison
'Never Settle!' That's the motto of OnePlus, the new Chinese smartphone producer that aims to revolutionize the market by offering top-notch quality at a way more affordable price than what's currently the norm. Kind of like what Google's trying to do with its Nexus line. OnePlus' offering, however, differs from a typical Nexus by coming in a more of a phablet form-factor, due to sporting a massive, 5.5" display.

Besides the imposing screen diagonal, however, the OnePlus One can offer a variety of other exciting goodies, too. For example, it's going to feature the cutting-edge Snapdragon 801 AC processor, a 13 MP camera, 3 gigs of RAM, and a juicy 3100 mAh battery. In short, the One by OnePlus is going to be a dream come true for every smartphone geek, especially when you consider it's extremely affordable price of $299 for the 16 GB version, and $349 for the 64 GB version! Now that's what we call an excellent offer!

So, now that we know that the OnePlus One is going to be way cheaper than other flagships out there, let's also take a closer look at exactly how it measures up against some of its future rivals, when it comes to features and specs. What you'll find below is our specs comparison with the OnePlus One, Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but if you want to see how it stacks up against the Galaxy S5 and the One (M8), head this way!

OnePlus One vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

OSAndroid (6.0, 5.1, 4.4.4, 4.4), CyanogenMod UIAndroid (6.0, 5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)Android (5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)
Dimensions6.02 x 2.99 x 0.35 inches (152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm)5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)
Weight5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
Materials Main body: Glass 
Features  Stylus, Interchangeable covers
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified

IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

 IP 58 
Physical size5.5 inches5.2 inches5.7 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

401 ppi424 ppi386 ppi

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

71.81 %69.17 %74.78 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Camera13 megapixels20.7 megapixels13 megapixels
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

Focal length (35mm equivalent)  31 mm
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

 1.12 μm1.12 μm
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, CMOS image sensorAutofocus, CMOS image sensorAutofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesSelf-timer, Touch to focus, Geo tagging, RAW image captureFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K), 1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)3840x2160 (4K)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
Recording formatMPEG4MPEG4, 3GPP 
FeaturesTime-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Continuous autofocus, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Front-facing camera5 megapixels2.2 megapixels2 megapixels
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-ACQualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-ABQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Adreno 330 Adreno 330Adreno 330
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

3 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 1866 MHz) / LPDDR33 GB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR33 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

64 GB16 GB64 GB
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

 microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

3100 mAh3200 mAh3200 mAh
Wireless charging OptionalOptional
Talk time 15.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1140 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1140 min)
Stand-by time 28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
Talk time (3G) 19.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
Stand-by time (3G) 30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 24 days (581 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 24 days (581 h)
Stand-by time (4G)  15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 21 days (511 h)
Music playback 120.00 hours84.00 hours
Video playback 10.00 hours13.00 hours
Screen mirroringDLNADLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLinkDLNA, MHL
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD)Bands 17, 4, 3, 1, 7Bands 13, 17, 20, 5, 8, 4, 3, 2, 1, 7Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 17, 18
LTE (TDD)Bands 40, 38  
DataLTE, UMTSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 349  

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posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:02 8

1. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

I like Z2 and OnePlus One!

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:55 2

7. iushnt (Posts: 2211; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

I know u r a samsung hater..

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 07:00 3

9. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

I'm not a hate, in fact I love Samsung phones before, if I remember it correctly, year 2001-2004.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 09:04

11. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


posted on 23 Apr 2014, 18:27

18. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)

samsung deserves hate. it has been making same old Galaxy S2 over and over again.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:10 2

2. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

i understand the One being as heavy as the note 3, but the z2? why?

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:49 5

6. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

Metal + Glass that's why.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 07:28 2

10. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Z2 feels really nice in hand. I have no issue with my Z2 being heavy. I love holding a phone has some weight to it, or otherwise I feel like I'll drop it easily XD However, I'm glad PA finally start to use Z2 as comparison.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:10 5

3. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)

Galaxy note 3 enough said

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 06:28 4

8. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)

for being the worst

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:14 5

4. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

I heard that OnePlus One was 'smaller' than the Z1 but why is it bigger than the Z2?

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 09:33

12. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


They mixed it with the Z1 Compact :D

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 05:24 2

5. mayur007 (Posts: 577; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

for me its z2 vs one plus no s5 for me right now tired of Samsung

galaxy s
note 2

now z1 / one plus or L930

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 10:47

13. SupermanayrB (Posts: 898; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I have the Note 3. Other than the front facing camera, I don't see any other advantage the One+ has on it; and I'm quite disappointed in it not having an SD slot.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:47

14. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Go Note, or go home.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 15:08

15. machello (Posts: 35; Member since: 03 May 2013)

Iphone 5S for sure.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 15:19

16. JayBEE (Posts: 128; Member since: 03 Apr 2014)

Oppo Find 7, when? It stacks up well against these, except it does not have IP certification or S-Pen.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:36

17. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

Why is the Z2 even in this comparison? Because the screen size is 5.2"? Because once you factor for usable space you have to minus off the space for the On Screen Buttons, you end up with around 4.9"-5.0". If immersive move worked in all apps the screech size would be bigger. But chrome doesn't even allow immersive mode. Even the GS5 has a larger usable screen size.

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