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Ultimate flagship specs comparison: OnePlus 7 Pro vs iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy S10 Plus vs Pixel 3XL

With this pricing, OnePlus is certainly not a ‘Flagship Killer’ brand and now competes with the big league manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, and Google.

Pranav Hegde

OnePlus has finally unveiled the much anticipated OnePlus 7 Series in India which starts at Rs 32,999 in India. While the OnePlus 7 is still priced in the higher mid-range smartphone category, the company’s first Pro device would cost buyers a whopping Rs 48,999. With this pricing, OnePlus is certainly not a ‘Flagship Killer’ brand and now competes with the big league manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, and Google.

OnePlus created a lot of hype for the display on the OnePlus 7 Pro. It comes with a massive screen that is curved and edge-to-edge, a powerful performance unit with the latest top of the line processor, triple rear camera setup and a huge battery. How does the OnePlus 7 Pro fare against the iPhone XS Max, Galaxy S10 Plus, and the Pixel 3 XL?
Parameters  OnePlus 7 Pro  iPhone XS Max Galaxy S10 Plus Pixel 3 XL
Display 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED, curved edge-to-edge display with no notch and a resolution of 3120*1440 pixels 6.5-inch Super Retina with a resolution of 1242 x 2688 pixels. The display has a wide notch on top for FaceID sensors and the front camera 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 * 3040 pixels. To ditch the notch, the Galaxy S10 Plus has a punch-hole display for housing the front cameras 6.3-inch P-OLED display with a big notch on top. The screen has a resolution of 1440x2960 pixels.
Processor 7nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 clocking at 2.84 GHz 7nm hexa-core Apple A12 Bionic with a peak clock rate of 2.5 GHz 7nm octa-core Exynos 9820 clocking at 2.73GHz 10nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with peak clock rate of 2.5GHz
RAM/ Storage 6GB/ 8GB/ 12GB RAM and 128GB/ 256GB UFS 3.0 storage  4GB RAM with 64GB/ 256GB/ 512GB storage 8GB/ 12 GB RAM with up to 1TB storage, expandable via microSD up to 1.5TB 4GB RAM with 64GB/ 128GB storage.
Rear Camera

Triple camera setup with a primary 48MP f/1.6 sensor with OIS and EIS.

16MP f/2.2 117-degree ultra-wide sensor.

8MP 3x optical zoom lens with an aperture of f/2.4.
Dual 12MP + 12MP sensors. Primary 12MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.8.   A secondary lens with 2x optical zoom

Triple Camera Setup with a 12MP primary sensor that comes with a variable aperture of f/1.5-2.4 with OIS.

A secondary 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with 2x zoom and OIS.
12.2MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.8 with OIS.
Front Camera Motorised Pop-up 16MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 7MP f/2.2 sensor 10MP f/1.9 primary sensor and 8MP f/2.2 depth sensor

8MP primary sensor with f/1.8.

8MP secondary sensor with f/2.2.
Battery 4,000 mAh non-removable battery with 30W WARP charging through USB Type-C 3,174 mAh battery with 15W fast charging through Lightning port 4,100 mAh battery with 15W fast charging through USB Type-C. 15W reverse wireless charging, Wireless charging supported 3,430 mAh battery with 18W fast charging through USB Type-C. Supports Wireless charging
Authentication Optical in-display fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock Face ID generation 2 Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock. Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Operating System Android 9.0 based Oxygen OS iOS 12 Android 9 based One UI Android 9.0
Price Rs 48,999 for the base 6 + 128GB variant, Rs 52,999 for 8 + 256GB variant, Rs 57,999 for 12 + 256GB variant Rs 1,09,900 for 64GB variant, Rs 1,24,990 for 256GB variant, Rs 1,44,990 for 512GB variant. Rs 73,900 for 8 + 128GB, Rs 91,900 for 8 + 512GB, Rs 117,900 for 12 + 1TB variant Rs 83,000 for 64GB variant, Rs 92,000 for 128GB variant.

If we look at the specs, in terms of processors and RAM, the OnePlus 7 Pro, Galaxy S10 Plus provide the latest SoC with up to 12GB. Although S10 Plus offers 1TB onboard storage, the OnePlus 7 Pro has a slight edge here due to UFS 3.0 storage which has led to faster read-write speeds.

The iPhone XS Max on paper offers only 4GB RAM but has better Geekbench scores courtesy of its customised OS with respect to the hardware onboard. However, it comes with a hefty price tag of Rs 1,09,900, more than double of the OnePlus 7 Pro. 

The Pixel 3XL comparatively is the most inferior in terms of specs. It comes with just 4GB RAM and offers 128GB storage that is paired with last year’s Snapdragon 845 SoC. For the price, the Pixel 3 XL may not be the best value for money device. If you are looking for the best camera on a smartphone, try the Pixel 3a XL which shares the same camera as the Pixel 3 XL for half the price.

OnePlus 7 Pro has received the best rating of A+ by DisplayMate. It comes with a ‘Fluid AMOLED’ screen with no notch and has HDR10+ support. The company is also betting big on the triple camera unit calling it the best ever on a OnePlus. It may not be a ‘Flagship Killer’ due to its cost, but certainly offers killer specs onboard. But how does the OnePlus 7 Pro perform in day-to-day life? Watch this space for our complete review.

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First Published on May 15, 2019 11:50 am
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