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Galaxy S7 Edge vs OnePlus 2 – Vote best smartphone – Mobile Madness 2016

by Roy Choi | March 19, 2016March 19, 2016 2:00 pm PDT

We’re continuing on our next match-up for Mobile Madness, yesterday we saw the Nexus 6P absolutely crush The Sony Xperia Z5. Today we’ll see the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and OnePlus 2 go head to head.

Is it fair to consider the Galaxy S7 Edge a flagship phone? Flagship usually means THE top phone, though for the Korean company that term is relative and Samsung has a handful:  Galaxy S7, Edge, Plus, Note. So on. At any rate the Galaxy S7 Edge has reviewed quite well and has proven to be quite popular.  Check out an excerpt on our review and make sure to watch/read it further to get a better taste on the device.

The OnePlus 2 is not too shabby either, the follow up to the hugely popular OnePlus One wasn’t without its critics, but it was a fine phone, especially considering the price. We still think the “Flagship Killer” moniker is still fitting compared to the competition, where prices are at least double. However, that’s not to say other competitors aren’t carving out a piece of the budget phone market and other startups, like Nextbit, are getting in on the fun too.

So who will it be for this match-up? Galaxy S7 Edge or OnePlus 2? You determine and vote below.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S7 Edge less than a month ago during  World Congress in Barcelona and, believe it or not, it’s already here. In fact, we’ve been testing one for the past week and we’re ready to present our full findings on the device.

The Galaxy S7 Edge is the successor to the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, which launched just six months ago, which means it technically has bigger shoes to fill than the Galaxy S7, which is hitting the market about one year after the Galaxy S6…. read more

OnePlus 2

The leering, snarling public want to know: can OnePlus repeat the success of last year? You’ve probably heard the legend by now. Halfway through 2014, an unknown Chinese startup came out of nowhere, promising to deliver a flagship experience at an affordable price.

To the surprise of pretty much everyone, the OnePlus One was actually pretty great; it wound up being our top device of 2014. Even more surprising was that it bested some stiff competition; the Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge, Moto X, Nexus 6, iPhone 6, etc. There’s still a feeling of disbelief that a small, inexperienced company could disrupt such an established hierarchy.

Which is why OnePlus is under such enormous pressure with the OnePlus 2. Anything less than last year’s achievement will be considered a disappointment. Nobody is more aware of this than OnePlus, as we found out during a discussion with the company in June…. read more

Samsung - Galaxy S7 edge OnePlus - OnePlus 2
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2560 1920
Display Type QuadHD Super AMOLED LCD In-cell
Operating System Android 6.0 (at launch) OxygenOS based on Android 5.1
Processor Quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz processor 1.8GHz Octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
RAM 4GB 4GB for 64GB ver./3GB for 16GB ver.
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
External Storage Yes No
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 200GB
Main Camera (Back) 12MP 13MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 5MP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 LE Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 3600mAh 3300mAh
NFC Yes No
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Geomagnetic
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
Height 150.9 mm (5.94 inches) 151.8 mm (5.98 inches)
Width 72.6 mm (2.86 inches) 74.9 mm (2.95 inches)
Depth 7.7 mm (0.30 inches) 9.85 mm (0.39 inches)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz) 175 g (6.17 oz)
Colors Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium Sandstone Black
Supported Audio Formats MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA (v9 and v10), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, WAV, OGG
Supported Video Formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM HEVC (H.265), H.264, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MPEG-2, MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVI, MKV, ASF
In The Box N/A
  • Wall Adapter
  • Charging Cable

Poll closes 2:00 PM PT the following day (March 20)

Play-In

March 17 BlackBerry Classic vs OnePlus X
March 18 Nexus 6P vs Sony Xperia Z5
March 19 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs OnePlus 2
March 20 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs HTC One A9
March 21 Nexus 5X vs Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
March 22 iPhone 6S vs Microsoft Lumia 950
March 23 LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7
March 24 iPhone 6S Plus vs Nextbit Robin
March 25 HTC One M9 vs Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Round 1

March 26 Motorola Droid Turbo 2 vs Winner of March 17
March 27 Winner of March 18 vs Winner of March 19
March 28 Xiamoi Mi 5 vs Winner of March 20
March 29 Winner of March 21 vs BlackBerry Priv
March 30 Huawei Mate 8 vs Winner of March 22
March 31 Winner of March 23 vs LG V10
April 1 Moto X Pure Edition vs Winner of March 24
April 2 Winner of March 25 vs Motorola Droid Maxx 2

Round 2 – Quarterfinals

April 3 Winner of March 26 vs Winner of March 27
April 4 Winner of March 28 vs Winner of March 29
April 5 Winner of March 30 vs Winner of March 31
April 6 Winner of April 1 vs Winner of April 2

Semi-final Round

April 7 Winner of April 3 vs Winner of April 4
April 8 Winner of April 5 vs Winner of April 6
Final Round
April 9 Winner of April 7 vs Winner of April 8

Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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