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Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7 Pro: Confrontation between two flagships killer

30 May 2019 6

A few weeks ago the flagships killer smartphone manufacturer OnePlus announced two new phones this year including OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7 is the standard offering at a cheaper price tag whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with the number of special goodies that's why it is more than $100 expensive than the predecessor. Both fall in different pricing category and offering great value for the money. With the OnePlus 7 Pro, the company took the flagships killer game to the next level.

Like always the new phones have to face stiff competition and the same is the case with the OnePlus 7 Pro. We already compared the OnePlus 7 Pro against a number of phones and in many scenarios, it emerges as a winner. On the other hand, Xiaomi's spin-off brand Redmi launched two new premium phones recently including K20 and K20 Pro. Like the OnePlus 7 lineup, the K20 is the standard offering whereas the Pro model brings few special features. Ahead of the official announcement Redmi dubbed the K20 Pro as "Flagship Killer 2.0". This clearly indicates Redmi wants to compete against OnePlus by offering premium specs at affordable pricing.

Those who are looking for a new phone with great value for the money will certainly consider the Redmi K20 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro. Both phones are great options in many aspects. Today we will put the latest Redmi K20 Pro in a head-to-head confrontation against OnePlus 7 Pro. We are hopeful this comparison will help you better understanding which smartphone is better in what aspects. Without any further delay, let's start with the design.

74.3 x 156.7 x 8.8 mm
6.39 inches - 2340x1080 px
75.9 x 162.6 x 8.8 mm
6.67 inches - 3120x1440 px
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Design

Since last year or so we have seen all flagships with aluminum chassis and glass covering the front and rear side. Both these smartphones have glass and metal sandwich. The K20 Pro comes with strikingly beautiful Kevlar gradient finish.

The K20 Pro has a full front-facing display with thin bezel at the bottom of the display. It comes with pop-up selfie snapper at the top left corner. For connectivity, it comes with the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack and USB-C port. The OnePlus 7 Pro also has full view display without any hindrance. It also has a pop-up selfie camera.

On the rear side, both the K20 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro has triple cameras aligned vertically in the center. The OnePlus 7 Pro lacks the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The glass rear reflects different colors at different angles.

Both the phones have an under-glass optical fingerprint scanner. The K20 Pro dimensions are 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm and weigh 191g. The OnePlus 7 Pro is taller, wider at 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm. It is slightly heavier at 206g. Both devices lack resistance against water and dust.

Display

Fortunately, in the display department, both the phones have AMOLED display panel. The K20 Pro comes with a 6.39-inches Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The display pixels density is 403 pixels-per-inch. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is protecting the display.

The OnePlus 7 Pro has a slightly larger Fluid AMOLED display of 6.67-inches with Quad HD+ screen resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. The display pixels density is 515 pixels-per-inch. It is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Apart from having better resolution, the OnePlus 7 Pro display refresh rate is 90Hz which makes it super smooth and fluid. The K20 Pro display refresh rate is 60Hz.

Hardware

In the hardware section both the phones are packed with the premium flagship hardware. The Qualcomm's Octa-core Snapdragon 855 SoC is powering both the phones. The K20 Pro base model has 6GB RAM with 64GB storage whereas the 8GB RAM model is available with either 128GB or 256GB storage.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is available in three configurations. The base model has 6GB RAM with 128GB storage whereas the top-tier models have either 8GB or 12GB RAM with 256GB storage. The native storage of OnePlus 7 Pro is of UFS 3.1 standard which is significantly faster. Both the phones are amongst the fastest flagships in the market.

Specs Redmi K20 Pro OnePlus 7 Pro
Display 6.39-inches 6.67-inches
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1440 x 3120 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 855 Snapdragon 855
RAM 6GB,8GB, 12GB 6GB,8GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB Non-Expandable 64GB, 128GB Non-Expandable
Rear cameras 48MP+13MP+8MP 48MP+16MP+8MP
Front camera 20MP 16MP
USB Type-C Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack Yes No
IP68 No No
Software Android Pie with Oxygen Android Pie with MIUI 10
Battery 4,000mAh 4,000mAh
Software

As OS both the phones are pre-installed with the latest Android Pie straight out of the box with different UI skin over. The OnePlus 7 Pro comes with near stock Oxygen OS skin with a minimal level of bloatware. The Redmi K20 Pro is running on the Pie based MIUI 10 skin.

The MIUI 10 is full of customization options as it brings a number of bloatware apps. The Game Turbo 2.0 mode is specially optimized for gamers. The Oxygen OS skin attracts those customers who like near stock experience.

Battery

Both the phones are running on a fairly large 4,000mAh battery cell. Both support fast charging, the K20 Pro comes with Quick Charge 4.0+. It is shipped with 27W fast charger straight out of the box. On the other hand, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with 30W Warp charger.

Camera

This year we have seen a number of smartphones have 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, same is the case with these phones. The OnePlus 7 Pro primary snapper is 48MP with f/1.6 aperture. The secondary lens on the rear is an ultra wide-angle 16MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Last but not the least you will get an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and optical zoom up to 3x. It supports HDR+ for optimized camera experience. The primary and telephoto sensor has an optical image stabilization.

The front-facing selfie snapper is a 16MP module with f/2.0 aperture. The DxoMark ratings give a pretty good idea regarding the camera's prowess. The OnePlus 7 Pro achieves 111 points which means it is the second best camera phone in the market after the P20 Pro.

The Redmi K20 Pro also has triple sensors on the rear side. The primary sensor is a 48MP module with f/1.75 aperture. The secondary ultra wide-angle sensor is a 13MP module with an f/2.4 aperture. The telephoto sensor is of 8MP with f/2.4 aperture and optical zoom up to 2x. The front-facing selfie snapper is 20MP with f/2.2 aperture. One thing is common in both the cameras setup is versatility. You have plenty of sensors to capture shots of different conditions.

Price

The K20 Pro base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage will be available at 2,499 Yuan. The 128GB variant with 6GB RAM will cost 2,599 Yuan. You have to pay 2,00 Yuan more the 8GB RAM model. The top of the line variant with 256GB storage costs 2,999 Yuan. The OnePlus 7 Pro 6GB RAM variant starts at $669. If you want 8GB RAM model you will have to spend $30 more. The 12GB RAM variant is expensive amongst all at $750.

As far as the availability is a concern the K20 Pro is initially released in China only whereas OnePlus 7 Pro is more widely available. In terms of colors, the OnePlus 7 Pro can be grabbed in Almond, Mirror Gray and Nebula Blue colors whereas the K20 Pro is available in three striking colors including Glacier Blue, Flame Red, and Carbon Black.

Conclusion:

Undoubtedly both phones are pretty good buy due to many reasons. Both bring full front-facing display with pop-up selfie snapper. Both have AMOLED display but the OnePlus 7 Pro has an advantage of quad HD+ screen resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. In the hardware department, both have the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SoC. The OnePlus 7 Pro is exclusively available with 12GB RAM as well.

As OS both are on the latest version of Android OS, now it's up to your taster whether you prefer near stock Oxygen OS or customized MIUI 10. The cameras setup on both the devices looks pretty solid, however, the OnePlus 7 Pro is rated amongst the best by DxoMark. The battery life of Redmi K20 Pro is better due to lower screen resolution and refresh rate.

In the end, we would like to hear our readers thoughts regarding the Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7 Pro in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more comparisons.

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