For the first time in its history, OnePlus launched a top-tier flagship which has actually nothing to envy to the most expensive devices in the smartphones market. You can finally get most of the advanced features and potentialities offered by the most famous flagships with the OnePlus’ amazing performances. That is the reason why we consider mandatory to compare the OnePlus 7 Pro with the most expensive Android handsets out there from the best brands. Is OnePlus finally able to compete with Samsung and Huawei on equal terms in the flagship segment? We will discover it together by comparing the OnePlus 7 Pro with Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10+.
OnePlus 7 Pro vs Huawei P30 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10+
|OnePlus 7 Pro||Huawei P30 Pro||Samsung Galaxy S10+|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm, 206 g||158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm, 192 g||157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm, 175 g|
|DISPLAY||6.67 inches, 1440 x 3120p (Quad HD+), Fluid AMOLED||6.47 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), OLED||6.4 inches, 1440 x 3040p (Quad HD+), Dynamic AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980, octa-core 2.6 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core 2.8 GHz
Samsung Exynos 9820, octa-core 2.7 GHz
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB – nano memory card slot||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB – 12 GB RAM – 1 TB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, Oxygen OS||Android 9 Pie, EMUI||Android 9 Pie, Samsung Experience|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Triple 48 + 16 + 8 MP, f/1.6 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Quad 40 + 20 + 8 MP + TOF, f/1.6 + f/2.2 + f/3.4
32 MP f/2.0 front camera
| Triple 12 + 12 + 16 MP, f/1.5-f/2.4 and f/2.4 and f/2.2
Dual 10 + 8 MP f/1.9 and f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||4000 mAh, fast charging 30W with Warp Charge||4200 mAh, fast charging 40W, wireless charging 15W||4100 mAh, fast charging 15W, wireless charging 15W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, waterproof (IP68), reverse wireless charging||Dual SIM slot, IP68 certification, reverse wireless charging|
Reducing bezels is one of the main trends in the whole smartphones market: OnePlus 7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10+ do it in the greatest way. The former comes with a pop-up front camera, while the latter has a punch-hole display. Thanks to these solutions, the displays are almost full-screen without the need of a notch, unlike the Huawei P30 Pro which comes with a standard waterdrop design. I would personally go for the Samsung Galaxy S10+ because the look is not the only thing which matters in my opinion: unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10+ is waterproof with the IP68 certification, while the OnePlus 7 Pro does not provide any kind of IP certification for water resistance.
This year, OnePlus did a huge step forward in terms of display quality. The OnePlus 7 Pro has the first QHD+ display ever seen on a OnePlus device, and it even supports the HDR10+ technology for amazing color reproduction. The same is for the Galaxy S10+, but some may prefer the OnePlus 7 Pro because it has a higher 90 Hz refresh rate (very nice for multimedia and gaming) and a bigger size. On the paper, the OnePlus 7 Pro looks way more interesting, but in order to give a definitive opinion, we have to test both the displays thoroughly in order to fully evaluate the differences between their color reproduction, contrast, brightness, and more.
Unfortunately, Huawei P30 Pro loses even when it comes to the hardware and performance. Samsung Galaxy S10+ and OnePlus 7 Pro are faster thanks to their more powerful Snapdragon 855 chipset, as well as a higher quantity of RAM in its most expensive memory configurations. Samsung Galaxy S10+ has even a variant with more internal storage: up to 1 TB. But unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro which comes with a light Android fork that is close to the stock one, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ has a heavier and more customized user interface, just like the Huawei P30 Pro.
Most people prefer the Huawei P30 Pro’s camera performances for two reasons: better performances in low light conditions and an awesome 5x optical zoom which pushes the digital zoom up to 50x. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S10+ clicks better photos with good light thanks to its more realistic and less washed out colors. OnePlus 7 Pro is more or less at the same level as the Samsung Galaxy S10 with its triple camera, but I think the Galaxy S10+ is slightly better on most of the scenarios.
Huawei P30 Pro has the biggest battery, even though there is just 100-200 mAh of difference compared to its rivals. But despite the slight difference, the Huawei P30 Pro provides a way longer battery life thanks to its efficient components and its lower display resolution. And, unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, it features wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10+ listing prices start from €999/$1120 and €1050/$1177, respectively, but you can currently get them for less than €800/$900 easily. OnePlus 7 Pro carries a price which starts from €700/$670. Despite OnePlus 7 Pro is an incredibly fast phone and it has a lot of improvements such as better display, camera, and fast charging technology, call me unpopular but I would personally go for the Samsung Galaxy S10+ because unlike the OP7 Pro it does not lack any ground-breaking feature (such as an IP certification and wireless charging) and any top-end specification.
OnePlus 7 Pro vs Huawei P30 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10+: PRO and CONS
Huawei P30 Pro
- Amazing cameras
- Bigger battery
- Reverse wireless charging
- Worse display
OnePlus 7 Pro
- High performance
- Awesome display
- Very fast charging
- More affordable listing price
- No expansion slot
Samsung Galaxy S10+
- Amazing display
- Up to 1 TB of storage
- Big battery
- Great cameras
- Reverse wireless charging
- Nothing particular