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



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Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

73.78 %
73.15 %
69.71 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

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

3GB LPDDR3
6GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
128GB
32GB

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

Fast charging
OnePlus Dash Charge
Motorola TurboPower

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
 
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

59.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

20.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF)
16 MP (Laser and PDAF)

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
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 MP
16 MP
5 MP

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 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 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
 
 

Shopping information

MSRP

 
$ 479
 

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Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
3T
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Moto Z Play
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3510 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo

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