OnePlus 7 Pro Specifications And iPhone XS: Which One Is Better?

Aadhya Khatri - Jun 01, 2019, 7:26 am IST


With OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus has finally launched a flagship smartphone to take on a head-on competition with iPhone XS

With OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus has finally launched a flagship smartphone to take on a head-on competition with iPhone XS. So if you are on the market for a new phone, which one is better? Find out on this comparison below, which weighing OnePlus 7 Pro specifications against that of iPhone XS and XS Max.

Design

In 2017, Apple raised the bar for smartphone design with its iPhone XS. The phone features a nearly bezel-less appearance, making itself noticeable among other Android phones. That signature design had been bought to iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Last month, OnePlus 7 leaked revealed similar design to the OnePlus 6T and it turned out that the similarity is true. The notch-less front is a plus as the company built a pop-up mechanism to house the selfie camera. This improvement means that the whole screen will be dedicated to the AMOLED display.

OnePlus 7 Pro specifications are not the only front that it beats that of iPhone XS.

The three phones have glass panels on both sides. However, if we compare them, the OnePlus smartphone has the edge in the appearance thanks to the frosted glass panel on the back.

OnePlus 7 Pro colors are beautiful too. iPhone XS and XS Max are still in the traditional colors, so if you want something new, you had better invest in a case.

Oneplus 7 Pro Back
OnePlus smartphone has the edge in the appearance thanks to the frosted glass panel on the back

For those who dislike the notch, OnePlus 7 Pro is definitely the way to go. iPhone XS does have stainless steel chassis that makes it feels premium, but OnePlus smartphone still has a better look.

To cut cost, OnePlus smartphone does not have any IP certificate, but the company said that it is water-resistant anyway. The phone is proven to be quite sturdy as OnePlus 7 Pro survives scratch and bend test, and not damaged after flame test. On the other hand, iPhone XS carries an IP68, meaning it is certified to have this property.

Display

The three phones share the OLED panel, and all of them receive approval from Display Mate, but with OnePlus 7 Pro specs like 90Hz refresh rate, a minimal bezel, and a high resolution, OnePlus 7 Pro is definitely the champion here. However, that is not to say that iPhone XS screen is bad. Featuring 3D Touch and HDR10, it has its own edge with Apple technology.

Oneplus 7 Pro Display
OnePlus 7 Pro is definitely the champion when it comes to display

Overall, OnePlus 7 Pro specification for display can also beat that of iPhone XS.

Chipset

Under the hood, Apple smartphones feature 7nm A12 Bionic chipset whereas OnePlus 7 Pro runs on Qualcomm’s 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset. On average, that of Apple is one generation, if not two, ahead of Snapdragon one.

However, the Snapdragon 855 is one of the best among the Android ecosystem and can handle any app or game you might want to play on the phone. Another OnePlus 7 Pro specifications for the chipset is a UFS 3.0 NAND, but iPhone’s NVME is fast too.

Camera

On the camera front, the overall performance of iPhone XS is better than that of OnePlus 7 Pro, but the latter has the flexibility that Apple’s smartphone cannot rival. Users of the latter can take pictures at a whole different perspective with OnePlus 7 Pro camera specs like the ultra-wide angle shooter, a feature you cannot have with the iPhone XS.

The Iphone Xs Cameras
On the camera front, the overall performance of iPhone XS is better than that of OnePlus 7 Pro

When it comes to recording videos, the iPhone is also a better choice. However, OnePlus 7 Pro camera loses by a small margin.

Read more: OnePlus 7 Pro And Huawei P30 Pro: Which One Has Better Cameras?

Storage And RAM

iPhone XS and XS Max have 4 GB of RAM by standard while the OnePlus 7 Pro features at least 6 GB. If users want to upgrade, there is the 6 GB and 8 GB to choose from too. More RAM means more power when it comes to multitasking. This is another proof that OnePlus 7 Pro specifications are more superior than that of iPhone XS.

For an average person, iPhone XS is good enough at this respect, but the OnePlus smartphone is still the winner here.

For onboard storage, 64 GB is what you have if you purchase the iPhone XS or XS Max. However, if you opt for OnePlus 7 Pro, you will have 128 GB.

So in short, OnePlus 7 Pro features regarding storage is way ahead of iPhone XS.

Biometrics

Oneplus 7 Pro Fingerprint Scanner
OnePlus 7 Pro offers an in-display fingerprint scanner

While iPhone XS has an edge in security with its Face ID, OnePlus 7 Pro offers in-display fingerprint scanner as well as face unlock, which are faster and more convenient than that of the former.

Connectivity

Many may expect that Apple should be the winner in connectivity, but actually, it is not the case here. Both iPhone XS and OnePlus 7 Pro feature Gigabit LTE but the latter’s LTE modem are faster, meaning in a lot of cases, you will have more speed with it. More importantly, this translates to speedier network reception in places with an unfavorable environment, which you find really useful.

For other features relating to connectivity, both OnePlus 7 Pro specifications and that of iPhone XS share the same Bluetooth 5.0, dual-SIM, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi ac.

Battery

Again, iPhone XS has to give it to OnePlus 7 Pro specifications in this respect. The durable OnePlus 7 Pro battery of 4,000mAh can sustain the phone for a whole day with heavy use. iPhone XS will definitely need to be plugged in at night if you use it too much during the day. iPhone XS Max is the one that can rival the longevity of the OnePlus smartphone.

Oneplus 7 Pro Battery
OnePlus 7 Pro battery can sustain the phone for a whole day with heavy use

With the support of 30W Fast Charging, OnePlus 7 Pro can be topped up from 0 to 50% full in just 30 minutes. On the other hand, iPhone XS and XS Max may need double that time to reach the same level. There is no wireless charging on the former, but that is hardly a deal breaker as the wire charge function is fast enough already, so users may not notice any difference here.

Please note that you can achieve the same charging rate on iPhone XS and XS Max, but you will have to purchase an 18W USB-C charger coupled with a USB-C to Lightning cable.

Pricing

OnePlus 7 Pro is more expensive and OnePlus 6T by a large margin, but it is still more affordable than an iPhone XS. Pay a bit more, and you will have Face ID, IP68 certification, and better build quality. However, OnePlus 7 Pro specifications are also excellent, given its price tag.

So here are the key features to compare OnePlus’s latest smartphone and iPhone XS, if you want to know more about the former, read OnePlus 7 Pro full specification to find out more.

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