OnePlus will no longer continue OnePlus X series, focus on 'true flagship' instead
OnePlus will no longer continue OnePlus X series, focus on 'true flagship' insteadOnePlus Press Kit

OnePlus has officially launched its much-hyped "flagship killer", the OnePlus 3. Priced at just Rs. 27,999 ($399 in the United States and £309 in the U.K.), the device has been dubbed as one of the best currently available in the market. But it will face stiff competition from handsets like Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and Google Nexus 6P that are currently available in the market.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) is priced at Rs. 29,900 ($390), while the Google Nexus 6P costs Rs. 39,999 ($420), which means they will give a hard competition to the just launched OnePlus 3. Here is specification comparison of the devices to help you buy one that best suit your bidget and taste:

Display

The OnePlus 3 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display with 1,920x1,080 pixels (401 ppi pixel density) resolution, while the Galaxy A7 (2016) has a 5.5-inch full HD super AMOLED display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density). On the other hand, the Google Nexus 6P sports a 5.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels (518 ppi pixel density).

Processor and software

The OnePlus 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor and runs Android Marshmallow, whereas the Galaxy A7 (2016) has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The Google Nexus 6P is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Storage

The OnePlus 3 comes packed with a 64GB internal memory (no microSD card slot) and 6GB RAM compared to 32/64/128GB intermal storage expandable up to 256GB vis microSD card and 3GB RAM seen in the Google Nexus 6P. The Galaxy A7 (2016), on the other hand, has a 16GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB and 3GB RAM.

Camera

The OnePlus 3 has a 16MP Sony IMX 298 Sensor main camera with f/2.0 aperture, OIS, and 1.12 µm, and an 8MP Sony IMX179 front-snapper with 1.4 µm and f/2.0 aperture, while the Galaxy A7 (2016) has a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and LED flash, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture. The Google Nexus 6P, on the hand, has a 12MP main camera with 1/2.3' sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and HDR, an 8MP front-snapper with f/2.4 aperture.

Battery

The OnePlus 3 boasts of 3,000mAh battery with quick charge technology dubbed as the Dash Charge (5V 4A), which can charge the phone from zero to 60 percent within 30 minutes. On the other hand, the Galaxy A7 (2016) is powered by a 3,300mAh with fast charging ability, and the Google Nexus 6P has a 3,450mAh battery.

Conclusion

The Google Nexus 6P has superior display and its camera is one of the best currently available in the market. The Galaxy A7 (2016) is not behind with solid specifications, but the OnePlus 3 stands out with better processor, camera and battery with Dash Charge technology.

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