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Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs HP Elite x3

In this comparison we pit Galaxy Note 7 against not only iPhone 7 Plus but also against HP Elite x3, the Windows 10 Mobile Flagship super-phone. Galaxy Note 7 is the latest Flagship from Samsung that succeeds popular Galaxy Note 5 and will compete against likes of the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus from Apple. The comparison lets you know how the three flagship smartphones belonging to three different platforms compare to each other in terms of specs, features and price.


  • Apple iPhone 7 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 7HP Elite x3
  • Pricing Pricing
    Starts at $769 Rs 59,900 (India) USD 799, EUR 829


  • Apple iPhone 7 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 7HP Elite x3
  • Release Date Release Date
    Not announced yet Launched on August 2 2016, February
  • Available in Markets Available in Markets
    Rumoured Globally, India (September 2) Available now


  • Apple iPhone 7 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 7HP Elite x3
  • Network Network
  • SIM Type SIM Type
    Nano SIM Nano-SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • HD Voice HD Voice
    Facetime Yes
  • Mobile Data Mobile Data
    2G/3G/4G LTE 2G / 3G / LTE 2G/3G/4G/LTE
    NFC Yes yes
  • Bluetooth support Bluetooth support
    v4.2, A2DP, LE 4.2 v4.1, A2DP
  • USB Type USB Type
    v3.2, reversible connector USB 2.0 v3.1, Type-C reversible connector
  • Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band v3.1, Type-C reversible connector
  • Other Connectivity Other Connectivity
    GPS and GLONASS, DLNA, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync A-GPS, GLONASS


  • Apple iPhone 7 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 7HP Elite x3
  • Device Type Device Type
    Smartphone Smartphone Smartphone
  • Body Material Body Material
    Metal body Aluminum, Glass Candybar
  • Dimensions Dimensions:
    158.2 X 77.9 X 7.3 mm 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm 161.8 x 83.5 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight Weight
    188 gms 169 g 195 g
  • Color Variants Color Variants
    Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black and Black with a glossy finish Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, Black Onyx Black


  • Apple iPhone 7 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 7HP Elite x3
  • Display Size Display Size
    5.5 inches 5.7-inch RGB display 5.96 inches
  • Display Resolution Display Resolution
    1080p resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • PPI Density PPI Density
    401 518 493
  • Display Type Display Type
    LED-backlit Retina HD display Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Display Protection Display Protection
    Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Display Features Display Features
    multitouch multitouch


  • Apple iPhone 7 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 7HP Elite x3
  • OS Version OS Version
    iOS 10 Android 6.0 Marshmallow, TouchWiz Microsoft Windows 10


  • Apple iPhone 7 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 7HP Elite x3
  • Camera Resolution Camera Resolution
    Dual 12 MP Camera, Optical zoom at 2x; 6x digital zoom, OIS 12 MP, Dual Pixel, phase detection autofocus, OIS 16 MP
  • Camera sensor Camera sensor
    1/3" sensor size, 1.5 µm pixel size 1/2.6" sensor size
  • Aperture size Aperture size
    f/1.8 aperture f/1.7
  • Flash Flash
    Quad-LED True Tone flash LED autofocus, LED flash
  • Video recording Video recording Features
    [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected] 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps); High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing [email protected]
  • Still Imaging Features Still Imaging Features
    touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama) Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Self-timer, Autofocus (Phase detection), Touch to focus, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, RAW image capture, Scenes, Effects Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Selfie Camera Selfie Camera
    7 MP 5 MP 8 MP
  • Selfie Camera Features Selfie Camera Features
    f/2.2, 31mm, [email protected], face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR


  • Apple iPhone 7 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 7HP Elite x3
  • Processor Processor
    Apple A10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 - USA, Exynos 8890 - Global 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
    Adreno 530, Mali-T880 MP12 Adreno 530
    3GB 4 GB 4 GB RAM
  • In-Built Storage In-Built Storage
    16/64/128/256GB 64/128/256GB of internal storage 64GB
  • MicroSD card support MicroSD card support
    no Yes, up to 256 GB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Sensors Sensors
    Touch ID fingerprint sensor,Barometer,Three-axis gyro,Accelerometer,Proximity sensor & Ambient light sensor Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Barometer Iris scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery Capacity Battery Capacity
    2910 mAh 4200 mAH 4150 mAh battery
  • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging
  • User replaceable User replaceable
    No yes

Special Features

  • Apple iPhone 7 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 7HP Elite x3
  • Dust Resistant Dust Resistant
    Yes Yes, IP68 Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner Fingerprint Scanner
    Yes Touch Yes
  • Iris Scanner Iris Scanner
    Yes Yes
  • Water Resistant Water Resistant
    Yes Yes, IP68 Yes
  • Other Special Features Other Special Features
    Microsoft Continuum support

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