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 size

5.5 inches
5.2 inches
5.7 inches


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

Pixel density

401 ppi
424 ppi
386 ppi




71.81 %
69.17 %
74.78 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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


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


Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330



Internal storage

64 GB
16 GB
64 GB


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)



3100 mAh
3200 mAh
3200 mAh

Talk time

15.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1141 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1141 min)

Stand-by time

28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Music playback

120.00 hours
84.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
13.00 hours



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
20.7 megapixels
13 megapixels


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


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

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



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


5 megapixels
2.2 megapixels
2 megapixels

Video capture

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



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)


5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)


Back: Glass


Water, Dust; IP 58


Stylus, Interchangeable covers

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 349



1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I like Z2 and OnePlus One!

7. iushnt

Posts: 3139; 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


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: 346; 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: 182; 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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