Our choice of phones for today’s smartphone face-off are the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the OnePlus 3T. You might ask why we’re comparing a newly launched phone with one that’s already been around for a while. We’re doing that because both companies are going to be pushing these phones aggressively during the holiday season. As such, there is quite a bit of interest in both.

To begin, let’s do a general overview, after which we have presented a comparison chart by Graphiq.

Both phones have similar displays – 5.5-inch AMOLED, but the OnePlus 3T has kept its FullHD resolution. The processors are also nearly the same, with the Galaxy S7 Edge sporting the Snapdragon 820 and the OP3T featuring the newer but comparable Snapdragon 821.

On the memory front both have a 64 GB option, but only the Galaxy S7 Edge has an extendable memory. On the OnePlus 3T you’ll have to opt for the 128 GB model.

Other than that there are very minor differences, like no wireless charging or larger battery on the OnePlus 3T. Lots of similarities here, though: Bluetooth v4.2, WiFi, NFC for mobile wallet payments. The USB port on the OnePlus 3T, however, is the latest reversible Type-C, while the Samsung, being a older phone, still has the microUSB v2.0. But we should see that going away with future models.

Now for a full comparison courtesy SpecOut

Performance-wise both phones seem to have equal capabilities, but the Galaxy S7 Edge does, of course, have the edge display, the wireless charging, the ability to pair with Gear accessories like S2/S3 smart watch range and Gear VR and so on. However, the OnePlus 3T is a powerful device even though it may not have the kind of “gadget ecosystem” that Samsung has around its smartphones.

At the end of the day it comes to a matter of choice. If you’ve been happy with your OnePlus 3T or any of the earlier models, you might well go with the OP3T. On the other hand, if you’re a Galaxy fan then the S7 Edge might not even be a question for you.

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