Samsung phones have more gadgets than the OnePlus series however.I think that would be a bad idea, mainly because (atleast for what I use/need) Android offers much more. The OnePlus 3 is an excellent phone in almost every way. One of my favorite things about the phone is Dash Charge, which has pretty much removed my worry for running out of battery life. (You already have the OP3 so I assume you know what it does.) The OnePlus3 has some things that the iPhone 7 doesn't, mainly 6GB of ram, the headphone jack, and the ability to use custom roms/mods. If you're looking to upgrade your current phone, I would buy the OnePlus 3T or wait until the OnePlus 5. OnePlus's phones (imo) are better than Samsung's because they're cheaper, preform better, have almost none of the bloat, and OnePlus devices are very developer friendly, if you're into that kind of thing.
Cough Nexus Devices + Stock Android = No Bloatware CoughSamsung phones have more gadgets than the OnePlus series however.
-It has the Gyroscope for AR (augmented reality)
-Fingerprint sensor (I think OnePlus has this one though)
-Heart rate sensor
-Barometer (because why not?)
-IR Blaster (removed from S7)
Exclusively runs the Exynos CPU, which proves to be an extremely fast CPU that usually can be overclocked to outperform most phones.
Ultra AMOLED display
Water, dirt, dust, repellent
The disadvantages I see that come with Samsung though can be:
-TouchWiz (poor RAM management)
~Kinda hard to root/flash custom ROMs due to Samsung not releasing kernel sources.
But the disadvantages can be negated when developers work hard to root the phone and build a custom ROM.
Now don't quote me because I'm too lazy to fact check, but this was gathered as me being a Samsung Galaxy S6 owner, and kinda why I turned down other amazing phones like the Moto X Pure, OnePlus 3, and a few others.
1) no? The A10 Fusion beats recent Qualcomm offerings by a fair margin, especially in the single-core department (Qualcomm and other Android SoC makers have a tendency to put big numbers and more cores over actual performance).iPhones = Outdated hardware, Limited Software, Poor Interface.
Yeah, but there is a massive collective of hate on iPhones on the forums to the point where even suggesting an iPhone is often attacked.Well, opinions are opinions. But, he should take whichever strikes his interest. I never really liked iPhones or iOS for that matter.
The A10 is powerful, I will agree. But, there are some phones that come with a equal or close to that performance. The Nexus 6, or even Galaxy S3/4 hold up to this very day. Look at the iPhone 4/5; they're slowly being left in the dust. But, those two mentioned Android phones receive either Custom ROM updates or OEM updates. IE the Nexus line-up. Android is more open, but that's what I like about it. Also, the aesthetics and build quality of iPhones is quite good, but some phones beat it by a mile. Also, stock Android (Or sometimes refereed to as Vanilla) is far better than any other ROM (IE TouchWiz), but some custom ROMS are rather good. Also, the UI style of iOS is nice, but not very convenient in my opinion~ and yes, I have used iOS before, it's not to hard to learn, but just not my taste.1) no? The A10 Fusion beats recent Qualcomm offerings by a fair margin, especially in the single-core department (Qualcomm and other Android SoC makers have a tendency to put big numbers and more cores over actual performance).
2) If by limited you mean "walled garden", restricted etc. I agree (and it's why I don't/won't own an iPhone myself as I'm a tinkerer). Otherwise, it's not limited by any means and I consider the iOS multi-tasking approach, usage of native code over a virtual machine etc. better suited for moile devices
3) The aesthetics are subjective, I like both UI styles personally.
If you're not satisfied with the OP3 (which offers a stock Android experience, top notch hardware etc.) and you don't care about tinkering/modding try iOS imo.
Yeah, but there is a massive collective of hate on iPhones on the forums to the point where even suggesting an iPhone is often attacked.
I personally love my iPhone, I went from years of using Android to an iPhone.
How is the hardware outdated? The hardware is specifically built to work on a iPhone so it's both efficient and uses it's power accordingly.iPhones = Outdated hardware, Limited Software, Poor Interface.
No, Nexus Devices don't offer the gadgets that Samsung offers.Cough Nexus Devices + Stock Android = No Bloatware Cough