Samsung Galaxy E7 vs HTC Desire 820 vs OnePlus One: Specs & Features Comparison

Samsung has recently launched its A and E series of selfie-focused smartphones namely, the Samsung Galaxy E5, E7, A3 and A5. These devices come with attractive features and will compete with other smartphones in the Indian market. In this post, we will compare newly launched, mid-ranged Samsung Galaxy E7 with HTC Desire 820 and OnePlus One to help you decide which among the three devices is better for you. Read on to find how Samsung Galaxy E7 vs HTC Desire 820 vs OnePlus One compare with each other in terms of specifications and features.

Samsung Galaxy E7 vs HTC Desire 820 vs OnePlus One

Specifications and Features Comparison: Samsung Galaxy E7 vs HTC Desire 820 vs OnePlus One

Device/Features Samsung Galaxy E7 HTC Desire 820 OnePlus One
Price Rs. 23,999 Rs. 22,522 Rs. 21,999
Display 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen 5.5 inch LCD – Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5.5 inch LTPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen – Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Resolution 720 x 1280 – 267 ppi 720 x 1280 – 267 ppi  1080 x 1920 – 401 ppi
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 405 Adreno 330
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Memory 16 GB 16 GB 64 GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 64 GB Yes – up to 128 GB No
Battery 2950 mAh – Fixed 2600 mAh 3100 mAh – Fixed
Camera 13 MP, Auto Focus, LED flash 13 MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash 13 MP, Auto Focus, Dual-LED flash
Front Camera 5 MP 8 MP 5 MP
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS 4G LTE, 3G, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 4G, 3G, GLONASS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/AGPS and NFC.
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat  with TouchWiz UI Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense UI 6.0 CyanogenMod 11S based Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Upgradeable to 4.4.4 KitKat)
Dimensions 151.3 x 77.2 x 7.3 mm 157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7 mm 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm

Design & Display

The Samsung Galaxy E7 boasts of its unibody slim design with mere 7.3 mm thickness. HTC Desire comes with plastic body and follows Galaxy E7 with 7.7 mm thickness while OnePlus One measure 8.9 mm in thickness.

All the three smartphones have a tie in terms of display size. These smartphones feature 5.5 inch display. Galaxy E7 houses a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen display, Desire 820 features 5.5 inch LCD display with scratch and damage resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while both the devices come with resolution of 720 x 1280  and pixel density of 267 ppi. OnePlus One on the other hand features LTPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and better resolution and pixel density of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 401 ppi respectively.


Samsung Galaxy E7 runs on Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.2 GHz coupled with 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 306 GPU. Desire 820 is backed up by Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor (Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) with 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. OnePlus One seems to carry a much powerful configuration with Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset coupled with massive 3 GB of RAM and Adreno 330 graphics. OnePlus One is a beast when it comes to performance.

Operating System

Though all these smartphones run on Android KitKat operating system, yet there is a difference in the platform they are based on. Galaxy E7 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat  with TouchWiz UI, Desire 820 runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense UI 6.0 while OnePlus One flaunts its CyanogenMod 11S based Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system which is upgradeable to next OS release and offers numerous add on features to the users.

Camera & Storage

Again all the devices have a tie with 13 mega pixel auto focus rear camera. The rear cameras of Samsung E7 and HTC Desire 820 feature LED flash while OnePlus One comes with dual-LED flash. Coming to the front camera, Samsung E7 and OnePlus One sport a 5 mega pixel front facing camera while HTC Desire 820 comes with an 8 mega pixel secondary camera.

On storage front, Galaxy E7 and HTC 820 house 16 GB of in-built storage. Internal storage of the former is expandable up to 64 GB while that of the latter is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. OnePlus One entails a non expandable storage of 64 GB.

Battery & Connectivity

OnePlus One again has an upper hand in battery department, it packs the most powerful 3100 mAh battery followed by Samsung E7 which is fueled by 2950 mAh battery and lastly the HTC Desire 820 comes packs a 2600 mAh battery.

All the smartphones include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 as connectivity options. In addition to these options, HTC desire 820 supports 4G and OnePlus One supports 4G and NFC as well.


The crown of ‘the device with lowest price tag’ goes to OnePlus One which is priced at Rs. 21,999. HTC Desire 820 is priced a slightly higher with a price tag of Rs. 22,522. The Samsung Galaxy E7 is priced the highest and is available at Rs. 23,999 which is Rs. 2000 costlier than the OnePlus One.


Samsung E7 comes packed with decent features, but looking at what OnePlus One and HTC Desire 820 offer at lower prices, Galaxy E7 seems quite less impressive. HTC Desire 820 in addition to the above mentioned specifications, comes with 4G connectivity, BoomSound powered dual front speakers with integrated amplifiers and is priced lower than Samsung Galaxy E7. OnePlus One looks like a more powerful and stunning device in the competition with impressive features like rear camera with dual-LED flash, rich configuration, CyanogenMod 11S based OS, massive 3GB RAM, better display resolution and 4G connectivity. With all the impressive features of OnePlus One and HTC Desire 820 available at lower price of Rs. 21,999 and Rs. 22,522 respectively, Samsung Galaxy E7 looks like a poor deal in the competition.

Which smartphone do you think is better, the Samsung Galaxy E7 , HTC Desire 820 or OnePlus One? Lets us know in the comments below.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy A5 vs HTC Desire 820 vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Comparison

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