Periscope Video on OnePlus 3 Vs Xiaomi Mi5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S7 – Heating & Quality

by Vishal Toshiwal 7

When a smartphone launches, we usually cover its first impressions and then the detailed reviews. But with OnePlus, who has launched their third flagship this year, the OnePlus 3, we wanted to do some unique tests on the device comparing it with competitors in the market right now. Thus, you may have seen our recent posts about OnePlus 3 smartphone that tests how 6GB RAM affects the performance during 4K Video recording and editing on the go.

Today, we bring you the video on OnePlus 3 and its competition, Xiaomi Mi 5 and Samsung Galaxy S7. Where we test whether these devices have any heating issues that you need to be aware of. For that, we prepared a test, where we fired up the live video app Periscope from three different accounts. As most of you might have known since we tweeted about it from our official Twitter profile.

Live videographing the content from the smartphone takes a lot of toll on the processor and camera of the device. What better way to test the heating issues on a device than doing a Live Periscope, right! So, that’s what we did.

Why are we doing a live periscope to determine heating on these flagship devices? Well, not many might use this app, but the whole purpose of this test is to check how much the devices heat up during the social media usage. You might be a Snapchat user or Facebook live user or just want to record a video and post it to Instagram. All these things require processor and camera simultaneously work together.

Doing this test would also be more conclusive than those detailed heat mapping tests. Why a basic consumer would want to read that, they just want to know whether they can use their favorite apps on a smartphone. This will be a smart and small guide for you to get the idea of deciding which smartphone should be your next device.


We found out that on the front part, OnePlus 3 heated up to 46 Degrees while the Xiaomi Mi 5 was dabbling around 43. The Samsung Galaxy S7 seemed to be the coolest of all at 41 degrees. While talking about the heating on the rear part where the processor and camera lies, the OnePlus 3 was among the highest with 44-degree rating at one instant of time. Whereas the Xiaomi Mi 5 seemed to be around 42 degrees. The coolest on the rear as well as the Samsung Galaxy S7 around 40 degrees. This concludes that OnePlus 3 isn’t as cool as it being touted as, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the clear winner here.

This concludes that OnePlus 3 isn’t as cool as it being touted as, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the clear winner here.

Vishal Toshiwal

Born in West India, raised in the North and currently chasing dreams in the southern part of India- Vishal is an entrepreneurial spirit, a tech enthusiast and a writer by profession, who is busy taking pictures when he is not writing. He would love to talk to you about the latest movies, TV shows and DC/Marvel comics. As a personal rule, he doesn't let a day get by without at least one dessert. Because, why not?

  • Shibin A

    S7 edge is really a great device… And wins in almost every test you throw at it…surely the device is a masterpiece 🙂

  • Nitish Mishra

    S7 Edge is the best in the market right now. But seeing the price difference, can’t complain much.

  • Great comparison with the help of periscope here. From China only Lenovo is the leading manufacturer and the rest one plus and MI are only targeting asian markets with their attractive affordable price and most importantly thier online sellings strategy. But the Korean star Samsung (1938) is a global and have long experience with the mobile manufacturing, and most importantly they are rankng on the top in India as well starting from S5 (2014). ?

  • Woodnote(hulone_)

    A perfect smartphone is yet to arrive. Every phone- be that in 50k or 20k has some of its own issues.

  • Pulkit Jain

    Well still anything under 45 degrees is bearable,it might be the hottest among the given devices but we have to take the price also in consideration and S7 is almost twice the amount as OP-3 and still it does a pretty decent job.
    You have to admit,OP-3 is one hell of a device given its price point and you just cannot expect it to overdo S7.

  • Uttarwar Anoop

    no one can beat s7


    I think Samsung optimized Snapdragon 820 much more effectively than Mi5 & OnePlus…M