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
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)|
|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.|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||13MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5MP||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2 LE||Bluetooth 4.1|
|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||
Poll closes 2:00 PM PT the following day (March 20)
|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|
|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|
|April 7||Winner of April 3||vs||Winner of April 4|
|April 8||Winner of April 5||vs||Winner of April 6|
|April 9||Winner of April 7||vs||Winner of April 8|