Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs OnePlus 3: The Battle of Flagships

iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs OnePlus 3

Apple just announced the latest and its ‘best iPhone ever’ last night at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The latest flagship by the company will replace the Apple iPhone 6S while competing with the competition. The company claimed that this is the fastest and the best iPhone that they have ever made and this will blow competitors out of the water. The company also launched the larger Apple iPhone 7 Plus along with the iPhone 7.

Apple iPhone 7, along with iPhone 7 Plus, will be a tough task for the company to rejuvenate growth as it saw stagnating sales for the first time in years. Regardless of the task at hand, this year the iPhone saw cold muted reception, and there was a stream of leaks with lack of chatter around the device. In fact, according to reports, people are already looking forward to the Apple iPhone 8 after the launch, and only 50 percent people are interested in upgrading to Apple iPhone 7.

(Also See: Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6: What’s different? )

We took the best smartphones from the competition that is currently in the market and put them head-to-head against the iPhone 7. We have compared iPhone 7 with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the critically hit smartphone of the year, OnePlus 3. Let’s see how iPhone 7 stacks up against the competition on paper.

Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S7OnePlus 3
Display Size4.7-inch5.1-inch5.5-inch
Resolution1,334 x 750 pixels2,560 x 1,440 pixels1,920 x 1,080 pixels
Pixel Density (ppi)326577401
Display TypeLED-backlit IPS LCDSuper AMOLED Optic AMOLED
Dimensions (mm)138.3×67.1×7.1142.4×69.6×7.9152.7×74.7×7.35
Weight (gm)138152158
Dual SIMNoYesYes
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
ProcessorApple A10 Fusion (64-bit)Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Exynos 8890 OctaQualcomm Snapdragon 820
CPU CoresQuad-CoreQuad-core/Octa-coreQuad-core
CPU Clock Speed2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo/ 4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A532×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo
GPUSix-CoreAdreno 530/Mali-T880 MP12Adreno 530
RuggednessIP67 CertifiedIP68 Certified
On-Board Memory32GB/128GB/256GB32GB/64GB64GB
Expandable MemoryNoYes (256GB)No
SensorsFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, BarometerFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart Rate, SpO2Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
Primary Camera12MP, f/1.812MP, f/1.716MP, f/2.0
Autofocus SystemPhase detectionPhase detectionPhase detection
Secondary Camera7MP, f/1.85MP, f/1.78MP, f/2.0
Video Capture4K4K4K
OS VersionApple iOS 10Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-bandWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi DirectWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LEv4.2, A2DP, LE, aptXv4.2, A2DP, LE
NFCYes (Apple Pay only)YesYes
Fingerprint ScannerHome buttonHome buttonHome button
3.5mm jackNoYesYes
USB Connectionv2.0, Reversible Lightning ConnectormicroUSB v2.0v2.0, Type-C Reversible connector
Battery To be announced3,000mAh3,000mAh
Quick ChargeNo mentionYes, Quick Charge 2.0Yes, DASH Charge
ColorsJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose GoldBlack, White, Gold, Silver, Pink GoldGraphite, Soft Gold
Online Pricing Rs. 60,000 onwards Rs. 43,400 Rs. 27,999


The iPhone 7 is an incremental update to the iPhone series and does not offer any substantial reason to upgrade from the previous model, iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus. We will have to see the real world performance of the device, though. Apple is known for the highly optimised software that does not need a massive amount of RAM for smooth performance. The device does provide bang for the buck being invested for people on Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 5S or even iPhone 6.

(Also See: Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Launch Event: 10 Big Announcements )

Looking at the competition, Samsung Galaxy S7 stands tall in the spec-to-spec comparison, but the OnePlus 3 still seems the best bet regarding ratio between the specs and the monetary investment involved. Samsung Galaxy S7 was praised for the brilliant camera performance along with its processor performance. The thing that works out for OnePlus apart from details like Quick Charge, Type-C, and the presence of 3.5mm headphone jack, is the price. The consumer gets comparable specs to other premium smartphones that cost twice as much.

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