OnePlus 3 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus, the comparison of

In the Chinese smartphone market, in addition to the most famous Xiaomi e Meizu, we find OnePlus that, since the time of the first model, has defined its smartphones "Flagship Killer". We are talking about smartphones that, with a good quality / price ratio, are able to replace the most famous top of the range.

Water passed under the bridge and, compared to OnePlus One, the Chinese company has taken giant steps and the last one OnePlus 3probably can really compete with the big ones.

In our provocative confrontation we want to put side by side theApple iPhone 6s More and OnePlus 3: who will have it?


OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Sales packs

Let's start from the beginning, looking at the sales packages we find one very similar equipment, except for the headphones present are with the6s iPhone Plus. In the case of OnePlus they are not present in the box but they can be buy separately on official store.

OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Ergonomics


Relating to dimensions, the two devices can be said almost similar for what concerns the diagonal of the display, but thespace optimization it's definitely poles apart.

  • OnePlus 3: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 for 158 grams
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 for 192 grams

As you can well notice by holding it, the6s iPhone Plus does not enjoy a good size optimization. The side frames are quite large and, on the whole, it also turns out to be rather heavy to hold in your hand.

OnePlus 3 instead, though iPhone be a lot slippery in the hand, given the satin finish of aluminum, it is definitely better optimized. The unsightly perimeter edges are absent and it certainly is more manageable it is comfortable to be used, resulting much more ergonomic and unbeatable inone-handed use.

OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Build quality and design

Ok, stop everyone. Apple it may please everyone and no one at the same time, it may be the most hated or loved, but what is not discussed is the aesthetic and constructive quality of its products.

La realization of iPhone 6s Plus is, in fact, impeccable and you can not find defects in assembly or construction (I would think "We miss it, after spending more than 800 euro!").

Also OnePlus is a company that has always paid much attention to design and all 'aesthetics We have had the testimony of its devices, and in the various models launched during the last years. It follows as OnePlus 3 it's also done in a way superlative and, among the three flagships launched so far, it is probably the one that comes closest to the idea of ​​smartphones premium.


Beyond subjective evaluations, both smartphones have a built body entirely in aluminum, with a single and non-removable body. The layout of the buttons is identical on both devices.

OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Fingerprint Reader

Both OnePlus 3 and iPhone 6s Plus have one biometric sensor in the part front. The button on the home device Apple it also acts as a physical Home button.

Unlike the iPhone, however, on the OnePlus 3 the present button is by touch and, in addition to acting as a scanner of the fingerprints, it also allows us to return to the main menu without making any pressure, but simply by placing our finger, as well as various gestures.


The accuracy of the two sensors is very high and we are probably talking about the two fastest scanners on the smartphone market. By carrying out a comparison you can notice a head to head with the two devices advantage of OnePlus 3 that manages to unlock before the iPhone 6s Plus, which is slower for a question of graphics animations of iOS.

OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Display

At a technical level we are faced with two displays that adopt different technologies on an identical diagonal. Specifically, on board the6s iPhone Plus there is a display IPS da 5.5 inches with resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels with pixel density of PPI 401.

On the other hand, on the other hand, OnePlus 3 also has a screen from 5.5 inches diagonal with resolution Full HD, pixel density of PPI 401 on an array panel Optic AMOLED, curvature 2.5D along the side edges and a glass Gorilla Glass 4 to protection.


Apple, however, tries to defend in this respect, in which it seems slightly disadvantaged, showing off the weapon Touch 3D, a novelty introduced in this latest model which, through a more intense pressure on the screen, enables quick functions and shortcuts with many applications.

Looking more closely at the two panels, the display of the OnePlus 3 it definitely looks more full and 6s iPhone Plus he certainly has gods colder colors, less deep blacks e slightly washed white, very typical appearance on IPS display, especially when compared with an AMOLED.

La maximum brightness of the two panels is excellent, but also in this aspect OnePlus 3 manages to do better of the Apple home device that, under direct sunlight, does not stand out and often does not allow us to see contents perfectly.

OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Hardware and performance

A sore and delicate key, however, is the technical of the two devices that, based on two completely antipodal operating systems, do not have the same need for resources, but which for the sake of completeness is right and proper to mention.


L'6s iPhone Plus owns a proprietary SoC Apple A9, Or a dual-core with maximum frequency ad 1.85 GHz, coupled with 2 GB of RAM L. The system is fluid, fast ed free from blocks, in addition to being impeccably optimized.

OnePlus 3instead, it has completely other hardware on paper. On board, in fact, we find one Snapdragon 820 with CPU quad-core and structure divided into two clusters by 2.15 GHz and two more set to 1.6 GHz which, in combination with the even 6 GB of RAM L, make this device very performing and with a technical data sheet that practically has nothing to envy to any other smartphone on the market.

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OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Photo portfolio

Equipped with two slightly different photographic sensors, on a qualitative level the two smartphones do not differ so much.

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

  • REAR: Sony IMX315, 12 mega-pixels, opening f / 2.2, flash Dual LED
  • FRONT: CMOS BSI, 5 mega-pixels, opening f / 2.2, HDR

OnePlus 3

  • REAR: Sony IMX298 Exmor RS, 16 mega-pixels, opening f / 2.0, LED flash
  • FRONT: Sony IMX179 Exmor, 8 mega-pixels, opening f / 2.0

- photographic shots made by both the devices are absolutely of high-end, being two smartphones of the highest level. If we wanted, however, to analyze in depth the shots taken by both devices, we can certainly see some interesting differences.


What convinces of iPhone is its speed in tip and snap. The shots on the fly are very fast and take pictures in harder conditions it's very simple and intuitive without too many parameters to adjust. There color quality è good, but analyzing the photos on the computer you notice one definition not high, being in possession of a "solo" room 12 mega-pixels.

OnePlus 3, owning a room with a higher mega-pixel number, gains some point compared to the iPhone as a definition of the image, especially in the phase of zoom where it shells less than the iPhone. There quality of the shots è very good and with respect to the previous OnePlus models, we highlight one remarkable step forward. It is excellent focusing speed and the comparison with the iPhone inevitably wins with his head held high.

In night the shots taken are acceptable with both the devices, but in this case appears slightly ahead Apple with better color balance and with a more balanced use of the flash that adequately illuminates the whole scene. OnePlus 3 is not far behind even at night, but compared to the iPhone appears slightly behind.

OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Video recording

Both smartphones capture video from the back room up to 4K, making videos all in all ottima qualità. It loses ground OnePlus on this front, given theassenza of registration in Full HD a 60fps.

However, technically speaking, the image quality è good on both. OnePlus does not convince on the audio front captured in the video and, in noisy environments, it can not perfectly isolate the sound as it does iPhone 6s Plus.

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OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Connectivity

Ok, this aspect could work in favor of OnePlus 3 on paper, but there are many who still do not define support Dual SIM as a plus in a smartphone. As you will have guessed, in fact, OnePlus 3 supports two SIM cards in Nano format unlike 6s iPhone Plus which is single SIM.

La reception è excellent on both models, the navigation under the data network is fast and both smartphones support the LTE bands present here in Italy.

The sub-fund relating to Wi-Fi technically it is similar on both, with full compatibility to Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac. Beyond the technical data on the card, OP3 has demonstrated one better reception and a wider coverage in our tests, being able to connect even with more distant access points.

OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Software

Another sore key is undoubtedly the software supplied to the two devices: iOS vs Android, a dispute that has lasted for years and which continues in this confrontation.

In any case, 6S iPhone Plus is provided with iOS 9.3.2 (with update to iOS 10 scheduled for September): the operating system è reactive, fast e stable as well as free from blocks of any kind.

iOS è optimized to perfection, although in the long term rather closed system Apple could tire out the most geeks (like me, for example) that, even if they are faced with a stability of the extreme system, they are looking for something different by folding on Android.

In version Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and with interface OxygenOS 3.2.0, OnePlus 3 has a proprietary ROM that is also well optimized, but certainly with some youth bug, which will certainly be fixed in the coming weeks with sudden updates (to which OnePlus has accustomed us).


Does not exist, also in this case, a better operating system or more performing than the other; also under this aspect comes into play a subjective factor, also because in terms of performance, to tell the truth, neither of them clearly check.

OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Autonomy

Even in terms of autonomy, the two devices differ both in battery capacity and in charging times and the standards supported.

  • 6S iPhone Plus: 2750 mAh not removable, rather long charging times (0-100% in about 200 minutes)
  • OnePlus 33000 mAh not removable, significantly reduced charging times thanks to the Dash Charge (0-100% in about 75 minutes)

In terms of autonomy in the use of every day 6S iPhone Plus, with my type of use, it manages to accompany me almost every day until evening also with rather stressful use. Of note that suffers particularly under the LTE network and with frequent cell changes, moments when the battery drops dramatically.

OnePlus 3, with its slightly higher battery, in the use of every day also allows us to easily cover the whole day of use with 4 hours of active screen on average. However the Dash Charge it is a godsend, and even if you find yourself with a small percentage of battery, in a few minutes of charging you will be "safe" for another couple of hours.

OnePlus 3 vs iPhone 6s Plus - Final considerations

First of all, let's start with the prices. The OnePlus 3 has a list price set at 399 € on the official store, while with Apple iPhone 6S Plus the bar rises considerably with prices starting from 779 €, even if the current street price is definitely lower than the Apple store.

However, for what concerns the value for money, undoubtedly the undisputed winner is OnePlus 3, since it owns one of the best hardware compartments in the smartphone field as well as a intriguing design ed impeccable6S iPhone Plus certainly does not disappoint on this aspect, but in the long run, and especially if you are the owner of the iPhone of past generations, you will find yourself in your hands a heated soup, But nothing more.

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In conclusion, it is impossible to decree an absolute winner of this comparison, in which we limited ourselves to expose what are the similarities and the differences of these two devices.

Rather, now it's up to you to tell us what you think of these two devices. Pros and defects? Which would you buy? Please let us know, as usual, in the comments!