Curiosity 16 May
Finally, the wait is over for OnePlus fans as the company wrapped off the cover from the much-anticipated flagships OnePlus 7 lineup. As expected this year OnePlus launched two new flagships as successor models of OnePlus 6T. The new standard flagship is dubbed as OnePlus 7 whereas the premium flagship is released as OnePlus 7 Pro. The standard flagship will attract buyers who are not willing to spend to the hefty amount on their upcoming flagship whereas the Pro variant will attract the ultra-premium flagships buyers who want all high perks.
Despite the fact, the OnePlus 7 Pro is bringing everything you can expect from a true premium flagship phone but still, it comes with a slightly lower price tag. The first half flagships from big guns like Samsung, LG and Huawei are already out. The OnePlus 7 Pro has all goodies to challenge the ultra-premium flagships. The Huawei P30 Pro is currently one of the best ultra-premium Android flagships in the market with its strikingly beautiful design, premium hardware, gigantic battery and best-in-class cameras with up to 10x optical zoom.
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If someone is looking for a new ultra-premium flagship will surely consider the OnePlus 7 Pro and P30 Pro. Both are amongst the most luring flagships available in the market. Today we will put the latest OnePlus 7 Pro in a head-to-head confrontation with P30 Pro on the basis of specs sheet to know in detail which premium phone is better in what aspects. Should you go for the ultra-premium P30 Pro or the budget-friendly OnePlus 7 Pro, let's kick off with the design.
75.9 x 162.6 x 8.8 mm
6.67 inches - 3120x1440 px
73.4 x 158 x 8.41 mm
6.47 inches - 2340x1080 px
The design language of both the phones is premium, both have aluminum chassis with glass covering the front and rear side. The OnePlus 7 Pro followed the trendy notch-free design by opting the pop-up selfie snapper. You will get an uninterrupted display with minimal bezel at the bottom. On the rear side, you will get triple cameras aligned vertically in the center with dual LED flashlight right below it.
On the other hand the P30 Pro with a full front-facing display with a dewdrop notch at the top of the display. It has thin bezel at the bottom of the display. On the rear side, you will get quad cameras aligned vertically at the top left corner. Both the devices have an under-glass optical fingerprint scanner.
In terms of water and dust resistance, the P30 Pro is an IP68 certified phone which means it can resist under 1.5 meters deep water for 30 minutes without any damage. Both the phones lack the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The OnePlus 7 Pro can resist water splashes but it lacks any official IP-ratings.
With the P20 lineup last year Huawei introduced gradient finish which was later followed by many OEMs in 2018. Huawei once again opted gradient finish by introducing new bold Amber Sunrise color option. The OnePlus 7 Pro dimensions are 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8mm and weigh 210g whereas the P30 Pro measurements are 158 x 73.4 x 8.41mm and weigh 192g.
Most of the premium phones in the market have at least Quad HD+ screen resolution but Huawei yet to bring Quad HD screen resolution for their P-lineup phones. The P30 Pro comes with a 6.47-inches dual curved display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It's an OLED display with a pixels density of 398 pixels-per-inch. Unfortunately, it isn't as crisp as the latest flagships even lag behind the Mate 20 Pro in terms of crispness.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company's first flagship phone with Quad HD+ screen resolution. The new Fluid AMOLED display is of 6.67-inches with Quad HD+ screen resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. The display aspect ratio is 19.5:9 and the pixels density is 515 pixels-per-inch. The fluid AMOLED display is super smooth due to 90Hz refresh rate. The Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is protecting the display. In the display section, the OnePlus 7 Pro is way superior due to its better screen resolution and refresh rate.
Being the premium flagship phones both the devices are packed with the latest best hardware from respective companies. Like most of the latest Android flagships, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset. On the other hand, the P30 Pro is powered up by the Kirin 980 chipset which was running Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro as well.
Both the chipsets are built on the 7nm process. Being the premium chipsets both the devices are ultra fast but due to better clocking speed, the Snapdragon 855 takes lead in multi-tasking. The OnePlus 7 Pro is available in three configurations. The base model has 6GB RAM with 128GB storage whereas the top-tier models are available with either 8GB or 12GB RAM with 256GB native storage. The built-in native storage isn't further expandable via MicroSD.
The P30 Pro is also available in three configurations. The base model is available with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The top-tier models have 8GB RAM with either 256GB or 512GB storage. The good thing is it supports memory expansion via Huawei's NanoSD card.
|Specs||OnePlus 7 Pro||P30 Pro|
|Screen resolution||1440 x 3120 pixels||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 855||Kirin 980|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB Non-Expandable||128GB, 256GB, 512GB Non-Expandable|
|3.5mm headphone jack||No||No|
|OS||Android Pie||Android Pie|
Despite being smaller the P30 Pro is packed with a gigantic battery cell which easily lasts more than one day on a single charge. The lights are kept on using a 4,200mAh battery cell. One of the reasons behind great battery life is Full HD+ screen resolution as opposed to Quad HD+. The OnePlus 7 Pro is powered up by a 4,000mAh battery cell. It easily one day on normal to medium usage. On heavy usage, you may need to recharge it before the end of the day.
The P30 Pro supports wireless and reverse wireless charging capabilities. The Reverse Wireless charging feature allows P30 Pro owners to recharge other Qi-enabled phones wirelessly. Unfortunately, despite having glass rear the OnePlus 7 Pro lacks support for wireless charging.
So far OnePlus flagships have dual rear cameras. For the first time, the company opted triple rear cameras for the OnePlus 7 Pro. That's why overall its performance is way superior to the predecessor. The primary snapper on the rear is a 48MP module with f/1.6 aperture. The primary sensor has optical and electronic image stabilization. The secondary snapper on the rear is 16MP ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. The third snapper on the rear is an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and optical zoom up to 3x. The trio cameras setup works pretty good in a sort of conditions. NightScape 2.0 enhance the capturing experience in low-light conditions.
Although the cameras setup on the OnePlus 7 Pro is pretty solid still it can't beat the best-in-class cameras on the P30 Pro. The primary snapper on the rear is a 4OMP lens with f/1.6 aperture. The secondary snapper is a 20MP ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The third rear snapper is 8MP Periscope sensor with f/3.4 aperture and optical zoom up to 5x. It provides up to 10x hybrid zoom and digital zoom up to 50x. The optical and digital zoom capabilities on the P30 Pro sets it apart from other premium camera-centric phones in the market. The fourth sensor on the rear is to provide the depth of field info.
The selfie snapper on the OnePlus 7 Pro is a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture whereas the selfie sensor on the P30 Pro is a 32MP module with f/2.0 aperture. As per DxoMark ratings, the P30 Pro is currently the latest best phone in the market with an impressive score of 112 points.
As mentioned above the OnePlus 7 Pro is the most expensive phone from OnePlus so far. The base model with 128GB storage will be available in Mirror Gray color at $670 (£650). The top-tier model with 12GB RAM will be available at $750 in Nebula Blue color. The device will be up for sale from today in the US via T-Mobile and other e-retailers.
The P30 Pro is one of the most expensive flagships from Huawei. The base model with 128GB storage is available at 999 Euros for the European buyers. In the UK the P30 Pro costs £899. If you are looking for the top-tier 512GB model you will have to pay £1,099 in UK and €1,249 in Europe. Although the P30 Pro isn't officially announced in the US you can grab it via e-retailers, Starting at $899.
Both the flagships are quite impressive in almost all departments. In the design section now it's up to buyers whether they prefer the pop-up selfie snapper design or go for the dewdrop notch design of P30 Pro with curved glass.
The OnePlus 7 Pro definitely has an upper hand in the display section due to better screen resolution and refresh rate. In the hardware section, the OnePlus 7 has an advantage of powerful chipset whereas the P30 Pro has an advantage of memory expansion via MicroSD. Despite having triple rear cameras the OnePlus 7 Pro is still away from the camera's prowess of the P30 Pro.
As OS both the phones are on the latest Android Pie straight out of the box. Last but not least the difference in pricing will play a critical role here, the P30 Pro is almost $250 expensive. Now if you are tight budget the OnePlus 7 Pro is a pretty good option but if you don't have budget constraints the P30 Pro is still a better option.
In the end, we would like to hear our readers thoughts regarding the P30 Pro vs OnePlus 7 Pro in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more comparisons.