A major first for the brand, OnePlus unveiled at a dedicated conference the “Pro” version of its new flagship. Indeed, the Chinese manufacturer definitely wants to register on the premium market and this OnePlus 7 Pro has – on paper – all the arguments to compete with the competition: design without notch or bubble, camera pop-up, OLED screen of 90 Hz, or Snapdragon 855. In short, it sends heavy.
However, is that enough to overshadow the more upscale versions, like the excellent Huawei P30 Pro ? Using our detailed comparison, find out which of the two is the best smartphone.
Yes, if OnePlus has long been the champion of quality / price with its famous slogan “NEVER SETTLE“, the Chinese company intends to take a path significantly different with its OnePlus 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7 classic retains the usual price. Obviously, this version “Pro” embeds exclusive features for the less enticing, but is it really worth it? In the premium segment, competition is fierce with Samsung on one side, or Apple on the other, but also with Huawei and its new P30 Pro.
A question arises: what is the best smartphone between a OnePlus 7 Pro and a Huawei P30 Pro? Design, performance, photo, autonomy … Discover our detailed comparison between the two smartphones!
Comparative Data sheets
|Model||OnePlus 7 Pro||Huawei P30 Pro|
|OS version||Android 9.0||Android 9.0|
|Builder interface||OxygenOS||Emotion UI|
|Screen size||6.67 inches||6.47 inches|
|Definition||3120 x 1440 pixels||2340 x 1080 pixels|
|Pixel density||516 dpi||398 dpi|
|SoC||Snapdragon 855||Kirin 980|
|Graphics Chip (GPU)||Adreno 640||Mali-G76|
|RAM memory||6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB||8GB|
|Internal memory (flash)||128 GB, 256 GB||128 GB, 256 GB|
|Camera (backpack)||Sensor 1: 48 MP|
Sensor 2: 8 MP
Sensor 3: 16 MP
|Sensor 1: 40 MP|
Sensor 2: 20 MP
Sensor 3: 8 MP
|Camera (front)||16 MP||32 MP|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 5 (ac)||Wi-Fi 5 (ac)|
|Bluetooth||5.0 + ADP + aptX + LE||5.0 + A2DP + LE|
|networks||LTE, HSPA, GSM||LTE, HSPA, GSM|
|Supported bands||2100 MHz (B1), 800 MHz (B20), 1800 MHz (B3), 2600 MHz (B7), 700 MHz (B28)||2100 MHz (B1), 800 MHz (B20), 1800 MHz (B3), 2600 MHz (B7), 700 MHz (B28)|
|Ports (Inputs/Outputs)||USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Drums||4000 mAh||4200 mAh|
|Dimensions||75.8 x 162.6 x 8.8mm||73.4 x 158 x 8.41mm|
|Weight||206 grams||192 grams|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Gold||Black, Blue, Green, Orange|
Performances: Qualcomm passes clearly ahead HiSilicon
As usual, OnePlus equips its new flagship with the latest chip from the manufacturer Qualcomm. It is therefore natural that the OnePlus 7 Pro incorporates the SoC Snapdragon 855, supported by 6, 8 or 12 GB of RAM depending on the model chosen. To be honest and direct, this configuration is simply the one that offers the best performance of the Android market. The user experience is perfectly fluid, the greediest games run without any difficulty with the most advanced graphics and to top it off, it is superbly warm. In short, it’s a no-fault for OnePlus.
Already used on the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro at the end of the year 2018 – and on the Honor View 20 at the beginning of the year – the Kirin 980 still makes a good impression on the Huawei P30 Pro, here supported by 8 GB of memory vivid. The performances are very high to offer a perfect fluidity in everyday life and manage many tasks simultaneously. In 3D games too, it does particularly well with HD graphics and a high frame rate, but Qualcomm’s success is difficult to beat despite its exemplary performance.
|OnePlus 7 Pro||Huawei P30 Pro (perf ON)|
|SoC||Snapdragon 855||Kirin 980|
The numbers speak for themselves, and the OnePlus 7 Pro even surpasses the first French representative of the Snapdragon 855, namely the Xiaomi Mi 9. A great feat that we can only salute.
Conclusion: Which is the best smartphone?
Point by point, we can only see how much OnePlus is very close to achieving its goal. The OnePlus 7 Pro competes on many levels with one of the hottest high-end smartphones of the moment, proof that the Chinese manufacturer has the shoulders strong enough for that.
However, it is the use that rubs. Its large format, very difficult to handle with one hand, will not be suitable for everyone and, if it is the king of the consumption of content, creating it is always complicated with this one. If you’ve planned to watch TV shows and movies first, and have a tablet with you every day is exactly what you expect, there’s nothing better than the OnePlus 7 Pro.
But if you expect to take photos and enjoy a long battery life, the Huawei P30 Pro remains superior.