We’ve taken time here at Aptgadget to tell you all about the OnePlus 3 rumors and leaks, and even covering the phone announcement. Our commitment to pursuing all high-end smartphones on the market is relentless, and, wherever a top-notch smartphone lurks, you can find us nearby. At the same time, we’re also committed to showing the truth behind smartphones so that you can make the most of your money. In my time in retail, I’ve discovered that not every sales representative knows the ins and outs of smartphones, but being in the online world where tech videos leak left and right is a good thing. In this case, though, the OnePlus 3, for all its tech bells and whistles, doesn’t do all that much when stacked up against what many believe to be the standard flagships of 2016.
The latest comparison speedtest in the source below is between the newly launched OnePlus 3 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 running the Korean giant’s own Exynos 8890 processor. In the speedtest, despite how relatively competitive the OnePlus 3 is when opening apps for the first time, the device is unable to maintain them in its memory for long — such that, when revisiting these apps, they reload instead. This slows down the speed of the device in this comparison. The Galaxy S7 edge, running Samsung’s homegrown octa-core Exynos processor, does what Samsung’s Exynos 7420 processor has done in its 2015 lineup: it wipes the floor with the competition by doing everything faster. Now, it is true that Samsung did have a RAM management issue in last year’s Galaxy S6 series, including the Galaxy S6 Active, but the company has come far to fix the issue and has made great strides to eliminate what many perceived as a problem. I believed at the time that Samsung had a RAM management issue in order to make the device speedy and fast, and that seems to be the same motivation behind the OnePlus 3.
In any case, take a look at the YouTube video below and let us know what you think. For all the hype about yet another OnePlus device, it can’t keep up. Perhaps it’s true that you do get what you pay for.