The OnePlus 3 and the ZTE Axon 7 are both priced at $400 but the former seems to be a far more popular choice. It’s not all that surprising seeing that the OnePlus 3 comes with up to 6GB RAM, an almost pure Android launcher and a strong developer support.
However, most buyers do not realize how truly superior the Axon 7 is compared to its famous rival.
The ZTE flagship device may only have 4GB RAM but it has the same Snapdragon 820 chipset as the OnePlus 3. The Chinese version, on the other hand, has a 6GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage while offering up to 256GB of expandable storage.
The OnePlus 3 only offers 64GB of internal storage and it does not have microSD support.
The Axon 7 sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display which is far better than the OnePlus 3’s 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display. The same goes to its audio quality as the former is equipped with dual front-facing speakers that are as good as the HTC One M9.
That’s not all. The Axon 7’s 3,250mAh battery is way bigger than the OnePlus 3’s 3,000mAh unit and it also has the Quick Charge 3.0 feature that is way faster than the OnePlus’ Dash Charge.
In terms of developer support and interface, the OnePlus 3 is undeniably better but ZTE has affirmed that the Axon 7 supports CyanogenMod. To top it off, the ZTE Axon 7 is one of the few devices that are compatible with Google’s Daydream VR.