OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Price in India, specifications comparison

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The OnePlus 5T from Chinese phone maker OnePlus is arguably one of the most talked about phones from 2017. The successor to the OnePlus 5, the 5T is still considered one of the best “affordable” flagships money could buy. In today’s comparison, let us check how the OnePlus 5T stacks up against a bunch of true flagship-class devices. The other three handsets involved in this comparison are the Google Pixel 2, the Apple iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Design, Display

Let us start off things by talking about the display and design aspects of these four devices.

The OnePlus 5T boasts of an aluminium frame and toughened front glass. The back panel too is made of aluminium. The phone features a 6-inch Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen in the 18:9 aspect ratio. The display boasts of a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and has a PPI density figure of 401. The screen also gets a Gorilla Glass 5 coating for durability and scratch resistance.

The Google Pixel 2, the smaller of the new Pixel models features an aluminium body and has a partial glass coating at the rear. The phone gets a 5-inch display in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio with full HD resolution.  This translates to a PPI density of 441. Like the OnePlus 5T, the Pixel 2 also gets Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch resistance.

Next up, we have the iPhone 7 that features an aluminium body and toughened glass at the front. The phone gets a 750 x 1334 pixel, 16:9 aspect ratio display with a PPI density figure of 326.

The Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung gets an aluminium frame as well as glass coating at the front and the rear. The display on the phone measures 5.5-inches across and is slightly curved towards the edges. The display resolution stands at 1440 x 2560 pixels in the 16:9 aspect ratio, thereby endowing the phone with a PPI density of 534.

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Hardware, Software

The OnePlus 5T is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 SoC – currently the best SoC available for Android handsets. The phone comes in two versions – a 128GB + 8GB RAM version and a 64GB + 6GB RAM version.  The phone runs Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), and is also upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo).

The Google Pixel 2 is powered by the same chip as the OnePlus 5T – the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835. The phone gets 4GB of RAM and is offered in 64GB and 128GB versions. Being a Nexus class device, the phone runs the newest version of Android OS – Android 8.0 Oreo.

As for the Apple iPhone 7, this phone uses Apple’s own A10 Fusion chip that houses a Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr) processor and a PowerVR Series7XT Plus  GPU for graphics. The phone gets 2GB of RAM and is offered in 32/128/256 GB versions. At launch, the iPhone 7 ran iOS 10 – but is now upgradable to iOS 11 and later.

Moving on to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, this phone is offered in two processor options – an Exynos version that gets the Exynos 8896 SoC and a Snapdragon version that uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. The phone is offered in 32/62/128GB version and comes with 4GB of RAM. The Galaxy S7 Edge ran Android 6 Marshmallow at launch and was updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat subsequently.

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Camera and imaging

The OnePlus 5T features a dual camera setup as its primary camera setup. This consists of a 16-megapixel, f/1.7, lens and a 20-megapixel f/1.7 lens with phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash. This camera also records 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps. At the front, the OnePlus 5T gets a 16-megapixel, f/2.0 camera with support for capturing full HD videos.

The Google Pixel 2 gets a single 12-megapixel shooter at the rear as its primary camera unit with features like OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus, and dual-LED flash. The camera can record 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps. At the front, the Google Pixel 2 gets an 8-megapixel, f/2.4 camera that records full HD videos.

The iPhone 7 uses a 12-megapixel camera at the rear with f/1.8 aperture and support for phase detection autofocus, OIS, and quad-LED dual-tone flash. This camera also records 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps. At the front, the phone gets a 7-megapixel shooter with support for face detection as well as HDR. This camera also records 1080p videos at 30fps.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge gets a 12-megapixel f/1.7 camera at the rear with dual pixel phase detection autofocus, OIS and LED flash. This camera records 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60 fps. At the front, the phone gets a 5-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture.

OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Camera and imaging

Let us now check out the current prices of these phones in India

  • OnePlus 5T 64GB + 6GB RAM :Rs. 32,999
  • OnePlus 5T 128GB + 8GB RAM: Rs. 37,999
  • Google Pixel 2 64GB: Rs.49,999
  • Google Pixel 2 128GB: Rs.58,999
  • iPhone 7 64GB : Rs.42,999
  • iPhone 7 128GB: Rs. 55,999
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB: Rs. 35,900

The OnePlus 5T is clearly the most affordable option among these four devices and also features the newest hardware out there. The Google Pixel 2 is also another option, however, even with its recent price cut, it looks overpriced compared to the OnePlus 5T.

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.