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)



Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

69.71 %
73.78 %
73.15 %

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

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 506
Mali-T830 MP3
Adreno 530

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
128GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
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

Battery

Capacity

3510 mAh
3600 mAh
3400 mAh

Charging

Motorola TurboPower
Fast charging
OnePlus Dash Charge

Talk time (3G)

 
23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 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 (Laser and PDAF)
16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 MP
16 MP
16 MP

Video capture

 
 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.16 x 3.01 x 0.28 inches (156.4 x 76.4 x 6.99 mm)
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)

Weight

5.82 oz (165.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.56 oz (186.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.57 oz (158.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Splash
Water, Dust; IP68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 479

Related phones

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

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

8.7
  • 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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