Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 & OnePlus 3 Review, Price, Specs, Features Comparison & Purchase Advice

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Aug 29, 2016 09:23 AM EDT
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Smartphone manufacturers Samsung and OnePlus recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and OnePlus 3 and Xiaomi's Mi Note 2 is expected round the corner. It will be a difficult choice for buyers to decide which one to go for as all three comes decked with ample features.

The Internet is overloaded with comparisons among the three and many believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a bit overrated and overpriced compared to OnePlus 3 and Xiaomi Mi Note 2 as the latter are equally efficient and feature-rich. OnePlus 3 comes with an aluminum body, tapered side panels and curved edges.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a curved-edged chassis and an Iris scanner on the top front panel to provide more security to its users. The much-anticipated Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is believed to come with a dual-curved display, similar to the latest Note 7.

When it comes to price comparisons, Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will hit the shelves with a price tag of $420 whereas OnePlus 3 can be purchased for $400. Unless and until one is a hardcore Samsung fan, Samsung Galaxy Note 7's price tag of $850 may come as a shock to buyers. Even with excellent specifications such as the Iris Scanner, S Pen, Snapdragon Processor and water-resistant features, $850 may be too high a price to pay for the possession, writes Mobile & Apps.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a Super AMOLED display panel and a 5.7-inch screen that has a 1440 x 2560 pixels screen resolution. The upcoming Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is also expected to sport a 5.7-inch screen but may have an OLED display. The OnePlus phablet has a 5.5-inch screen, an Optic AMOLED display and a 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution.

The OnePlus 3 beats Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in terms of RAM. While Galaxy Note 7 has a 4GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, OnePlus 3 also comes equipped with a similar Snapdragon 820 processor but a 6GB RAM. As per Motoring Crunch, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 may be running on a Snapdragon 821 processor and a 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

In terms of camera to the OnePlus 3 is better than Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as it comes with a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera compared to Galaxy Note 7's 12MP rear and 5MP front camera. Xiaomi is yet to reveal information on Mi Note 2's camera.

Thus, with similar specifications, users should make a choice depending on their requirements. However, for a more pocket-friendly choice, the OnePlus 3 and Xiaomi Mi Note 2 seem better options than Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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