OnePlus Two Pitted Against the Powerful Galaxy S7, Will It Be Able to Hold its Ground? Let’s See

The OnePlus two was announced back in 2015 and it became available for purchase in August 2015. It is a decent smartphone with quite impressive specifications. It was released with a moderate price tag of $349.

Let us have a look at how the device fairs when it is pitted against the latest flagship smartphone from the house of Samsung- the Galaxy S7.

The screen size of both the devices are significantly different as the Galaxy S7 comes with a 5.1-inch screen whereas the One Plus Two sports a 5.5-inch one.

Going into the details, the screen on the OnePlus Two has a LTPS LCD FHD display which has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display on the Galaxy S7 is a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED one. It is quite better compared to the one on the OnePlus Two. Also, the pixel density on the S7 is a whopping 577ppi, whereas it is just 401ppi on the OnePlus Two.

Under its hood, the OnePlus Two packs a Snapdragon 810 processor from Qualcomm. Several past reports claimed that the Snapdragon 810 had heating issues and to overcome this issue, the developers of the OnePlus Two decided to incorporate slightly under-clocked processors. The OnePlus Two currently comes in two variants, one with a 1.56GHz processor and another with a 1.82GHz one.

The Galaxy S7 too comes in two variants based on processors used. One variant packs Samsung’s own latest Exynos 8890 octa-core processor, while the other one sports the brand new Snapdragon 820 SOC from Qualcomm. It should be noted here that the heating issue of the Snapdragon 810 does not persist in the 820.

So in this department too, Samsung is the clear winner.

The 810 on the OnePlus 2 is accompanied with 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 430 GPU. Based on its storage space the device is available in two variants. One which packs 16GB of inbuilt memory and the other with 64GB of it.

It should be noted here that the 16GB variant comes with 3GB of RAM. It does not have an external microSD card and thus expansion of storage space is not an option for this smartphone.

The Galaxy S7 too packs 4GB of RAM along with an Adreno 530 or a Mali- T880 MP12 GPU. This device too comes in two variants based on its internal memory, one with 32GB and the other with 64GB. It features an eternal microSD card slot which can be used by users to expand the storage space on the device up to 200GB using external microSD cards.

The primary camera on the OnePlus Two is a 13-megapixel one which has an aperture of f/2.0. Some of the features that accompany the camera of the device include laser autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization, dual tone LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection and HDR.

It also features a 5-megapixel front camera that has an aperture of f/2.4. it has the capability of shooting 1080p videos at 30fps.

In this department, the Galaxy S7 comes with 12-megapixel Dual Pixel camera with an aperture of f/1.7. Some of the features of the camera include the Optical Image Stabilization, LED flash phase detection, auto HDR and laser autofocus.

The camera on the device comes with a laser autofocus system that is much faster than the one found in the camera of its predecessor, the Galaxy S6.

The camera on the S7 is being dubbed as the best one on a mobile camera by DxOMark. The front camera on the device is a 5-megapixel one which too has an aperture of f/1.7.

The only category where, the OnePlus Two manages to edge past the beastly S7 is the battery. The Galaxy S7 runs on a non-removable 3000mAh battery whereas the OnePlus two runs on a 3300mAh one.


However, it should be noted here that the battery of the S7 is loaded with the Quick Charge feature which allows users to charge it up fast. The same feature is missing from the OnePlus Two which means that users will have to wait for a longer period of time to charge it up.

Out of the box, the OnePlus Two runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 in combination with the company’s own Oxygen OS. The Galaxy S7 runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow combined with Samsung’s own TouchWiz interface.

Some of the common features of both the devices include- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and the Fingerprint Scanner.

The OnePlus Two features a Type-C USB 2.0 port while the Galaxy S7 packs a normal USB 2.0 port.

The price tag of both the devices feature a vast difference as the OnePlus two is priced at $349, while the Galaxy S7 comes with a price tag of $670.

From the information mentioned above it can clearly be seen that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is a hands down winner when compared with the OnePlus Two. However, that being said, it should also be kept in mind that the Galaxy S7 is a high-priced device and not affordable for everyone, whereas the OnePlus Two comes with a moderate price tag which is well within the reach of common people.

Stay tuned for more update on OnePlus Two.