Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs OnePlus 3T vs Moto Z Play: size and specs comparison


Samsung today announced three brand new smartphones, all part of the Galaxy A (2017) series. The top-of-the-line model is, of course, the Galaxy A7 (2017), which sports a pretty big 5.7-inch 1080p display, and should be sold for around €500 in Europe - most likely, this means the handset will cost about $500 in the US (unlocked). At this price, the Galaxy A7 (2017) has some serious competition.

Two notable smartphones that will compete with the Galaxy A7 (2017) once this hits the market are the OnePlus 3T and Motorola Moto Z Play (or Moto Z Play Droid, if you're getting it from Verizon).

These two handsets are not as new as the A7 (2017), and they don't come with dust- and water-resistant designs, but they do have their advantages. For example, the OnePlus 3T is certainly the most powerful device among the three (thanks to its Snapdragon 821 processor and 6 GB of RAM), while the Moto Z Play lets you customize its look and add useful Moto Mods (at extra cost). Moreover, the new Galaxy A7 is shipping with Android 6 Marshmallow, while the OnePlus 3T is already receiving an official update to Android 7 Nougat, and the Moto Z Play will likely get it soon, too. 

Check out our size and specs comparisons between the Galaxy A7 (2017), OnePlus 3T, and Moto Z Play below, and feel free to tel us which of these phones offers, in your view, the best value for money.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Dimensions

6.17 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches

156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.56 oz (186 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)

Motorola Moto Z Play

Motorola Moto Z Play

Dimensions

6.16 x 3.01 x 0.28 inches

156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99 mm

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Dimensions

6.17 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches

156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.56 oz (186 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)

Motorola Moto Z Play

Motorola Moto Z Play

Dimensions

6.16 x 3.01 x 0.28 inches

156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99 mm

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs OnePlus 3T vs Motorola Moto Z Play

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

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

Pixel density

386 ppi
401 ppi
401 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

73.78 %
73.15 %
69.71 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1.3 μm

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 megapixels
16 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Dimensions

6.17 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches (156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm)
6.01 x 2.94 x 0.29 inches (152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm)
6.16 x 3.01 x 0.28 inches (156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99 mm)

Weight

6.56 oz (186 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 
Splash

Biometrics

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

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T830 MP3
Adreno 530
Adreno 506

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
6 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR3

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3600 mAh
3400 mAh
3510 mAh

Charging

Yes
OnePlus Dash Charge
Yes

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)
 
 

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours
 
 

Music playback

59.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

20.00 hours
 
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 479
 

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6 Comments

1. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Samsung all the way baby!

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

E7880 is trash tho lol, I'm sure the battery life will be amazing but the GPU is severely lacking.

4. pecapello

Posts: 106; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I was about to say the same thing hahaha

6. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

yes, all the way to the breakfast plate of OnePlus 3T. #NeverSettle #EatSamsungForBreakfast

3. dimas

Posts: 3364; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

A7 is more than enough fomost casual users. I'm expecting it's battery life to be superb since it's only at 300+ppi.

5. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

Contrary to Phonearenas's info, the GPU probably isnt T860-MP4, its either T830-MP2 or MP3. And even T860MP4 would have been minimum requirement in a 400EUR phone. I get that Samsung want to distinguish the A7'17 from the S7E, but this is too weak for an upper midranger.

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