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

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.2 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
424 ppi
386 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

71.81 %
69.17 %
74.78 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

13 megapixels
20.7 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3.06"
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

Dual LED
LED
LED

Software Features

Self-timer, Touch to focus, Geo tagging, RAW image capture, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Scenes, Effects

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4
MPEG4, 3GPP
 

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Continuous autofocus, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

5 megapixels
2.2 megapixels
2 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.02 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)

Weight

5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass
 

Resistance

 
Water, Dust
 

IP certified

 
IP 58
 

Features

 
 
Stylus, Interchangeable covers

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDHC, microSD

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4), CyanogenMod UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)

Battery

Capacity

3100 mAh
3200 mAh
3200 mAh

Talk time

 
15.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time

 
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)

Music playback

 
120.00 hours
84.00 hours

Video playback

 
10.00 hours
13.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 17, 4, 3, 1, 7
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 17, 18

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40, 38
 
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
DLNA, MHL

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 349
 
 


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18 Comments

1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I like Z2 and OnePlus One!

7. iushnt

Posts: 3060; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I know u r a samsung hater..

9. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

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

11. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

like...

18. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

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

2. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

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

6. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Metal + Glass that's why.

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

3. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

Galaxy note 3 enough said

8. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

for being the worst

4. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

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

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

lol They mixed it with the Z1 Compact :D

5. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

for me its z2 vs one plus no s5 for me right now tired of Samsung galaxy s grand note 2 now z1 / one plus or L930

13. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

14. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Go Note, or go home.

15. machello

Posts: 35; Member since: May 03, 2013

Iphone 5S for sure.

16. JayBEE

Posts: 176; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

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

17. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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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