Honor 20 Pro vs OnePlus 7 Pro. Comparison!

Today, two flagships will collide with each other: The Honor 20 Pro and The OnePlus 7 Pro. Links to purchase both of these models will be in the description box below.

Appearance 

As usual, I’ll start with the looks. According to the current fashion trends of designers of modern smartphones, their creation should be as frameless as possible, and both of these phones do this masterfully. The front side of the Honor 20 Pro is 84% occupied by the screen, which leaves room only for a small frame that thickens slightly at the bottom under the screen. There’s also a front camera eye, which, by the way, is located right in the display cutout, without any “bangs” “and teardrop-shaped notches. The OnePlus 7 Pro took this even farther. The glass on the sides is slightly rounded, the frames are almost non-existent, and the front camera is retractable. As a result, 88% of the front surface is used by the screen. The displays of both devices are protected by Gorilla Glass 5. 

The rear surface of the Honor 20 Pro is also glass. In the corner there is a camera unit of three modules, next to which there is a small unit that includes a flash and a fourth lens. Bottom-center is the brand name “Honor”. The volume control button, as well as the power button, in which the fingerprint sensor is integrated, are usually located on the right side. On the left side you can see the slot for two nano-SIM cards. Bottom has a standard USB Type-C port, microphone, and speaker. Above is an infrared port and a second microphone for noise reduction. Alas, the Honor 20 Pro doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Between the front and rear panels is an aluminum frame. Two colors are available to choose from – Flickering Turquoise and Flickering Black and Purple. The device itself turned out to be quite light – weighing only 182 grams. 

The OnePlus 7 Pro has a slightly different layout. It has a triple camera centered at the top of the phone. Under the camera block is a flash. Under that is a brand icon, and even lower is a laconic inscription saying “OnePlus”. On the right edge of the smartphone is the power button, as well as a three-position slider for changing sound modes, which puts the OnePlus on par with Apple. The frame of the device is aluminum. On the left edge is a volume rocker. Below is a USB Type-C port, two microphones, a speaker, and a nano-SIM slot. A moving front camera and another microphone for noise reduction are located on top. There is no 3.5mm jack, just like the Honor 20 Pro. The OnePlus 7 Pro is distributed in three colors: Blue, Gray, and Almond. The device is decently heavy – weighing in at 206 grams. 

Screen 

The Honor 20 Pro has a screen with a diagonal of 6.26 inches, an IPS matrix, a resolution of 2340 × 1080 and a fairly good pixel density of 412 PPI. The tilt angles are good — no color distortion was detected. The OnePlus 7 Pro has a more serious AMOLED display with a diagonal of 6.67 inches and a resolution of 3120×1440. The pixel density is as much as 516 PPI, which is very impressive. The color scheme and tilt angles are fine too. And in general, there are no complaints about the displays of both devices. 

  Honor 20 Pro OnePlus 7 Pro 
Diagonal 6.26” 6.67” 
Resolution 2340×1080 3120×1440 
Matrix IPS LCD AMOLED 

Software 

The Honor 20 Pro runs on Android 9.0, running Magic 2.1. It has support for Game Turbo 3.0, which improves gaming performance by 10-15%. Honor also added a feature called Dual-SIM Dual Switching. It allows the smartphone to automatically switch the SIM card in the presence of a weak signal. Another cool feature is the ability to measure in augmented reality on both smartphones. There is also a video editing function using artificial intelligence and health monitoring 

The OnePlus 7 Pro runs on the same Android 9.0, but running OxygenOS 9.5.11. Some of the improvements brought by the new version of OxygenOS include optimization of adaptive brightness and the sensitivity of the display in game mode is increased. Among other things, the problem of accidental clicks on the notification panel during calls was fixed, and auxiliary lighting was added to the face unlock function. 

Camera 

The Honor 20 Pro received four camera modules. The main module is the Sony IMX580 with optical stabilization, an impressive aperture of f / 1.4, and a resolution of 48 megapixels. The second module is equipped with a wide-angle lens with a viewing angle of 117 degrees and a resolution of 16 megapixels. The third is responsible for three-time optical and five-time hybrid zoom. The fourth camera comes in handy for macro photography. As for the front camera, a module with a 32 megapixel sensor and a lens with an f / 2.0 aperture without autofocus is used. There is electronic stabilization. The camera application interface is unusually wide in scope. There is also AI support, and a manual mode with the ability to save pictures in RAW, a portrait blur mode for the background, monochrome, macro, and a host of various scene modes. 

OnePlus did not add the fourth camera, so the OnePlus 7 Pro model received a built-in camera, which consists of three lenses: the main 48 MP with a Sony IMX586 sensor and aperture of f / 1.6, wide-angle 16 MP and 8 MP telephoto. The front camera is 16 MP and retractable. Video is recorded in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. The image is well stabilized and has a pleasant amount of detail. Autofocus is fast. However, it is worth noting that with insufficient lighting, noise appears, although not very critical. In the DxOMark ranking, The OnePlus 7 Pro took third place immediately after the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10. Experts noted the company’s great progress in terms of the camera compared to its predecessors in the face of the OnePlus 6T and other models. 

  Honor 20 Pro OnePlus 7 Pro 
Main Camera 48 MP + 16MP + 8MP + 2MP 
8000×6000 
48 MP + 16 MP + 8 MP 
8000×6000 
Front Camera 32 MP, f / 2.0 
6528 x 4896 
16 MP, f / 2.0 
4920 x 3264 

Performance 

The Honor 20 Pro is equipped with a proprietary eight-core Kirin 980 processor with a maximum frequency of 2.6 GHz, performed according to the 7-nanometer processor technology. Add in 8 GB of RAM and the Mali-G76 MP10 graphics accelerator. The performance of the smartphone does not give reason for reproach: it will play the most difficult games, load as many browser tabs as you like and minimize and deploy applications. The Honor 20 Pro works smartly in any condition. The phone comes with 256GB of storage capacity without the ability to expand it with memory cards. In the AnTuTu test, The Honor 20 Pro is scored in the top twenty, scoring a whopping 300 thousand points. 

The OnePlus 7 Pro, like the other flagships of 2019, has a top-end Snapdragon 855 processor in conjunction with the Adreno 640 video accelerator. We have already seen this “pair” several times, but the high-speed permanent memory of the UFS 3.0 is used in serial smartphones for the first time, and its importance in the overall performance gain of the device should not be underestimated. The new memory has almost double the read speed: 1441 MB / s versus 628 MB / s for the 6T. Write speed also increased – 381 MB / s versus 193 MB / s. All this, together with a 90 Hz screen, makes the OnePlus 7 Pro a very fast smartphone – perhaps the fastest on the market. RAM is available in three versions: 6, 8 and even 12 GB. As a separate indicator of the smartphone’s coolness, it came in third place in the AnTuTu tests with an excellent result of 372 thousand points. The OnePlus 7 Pro was second only to the Asus ZenFone 6 and the gaming ROG Phone 2, which firmly settled in first place. 

  Honor 20 Pro OnePlus 7 Pro 
Processor Octa-core Kirin 980 Octa-core Snapdragon 855 
Video Accelerator Mali-G76 MP10 Adreno 640 
RAM 8GB 6, 8, 12GB 
Storage Capacity 256GB 128, 256GB 
Memory Card Slot No No 
AnTuTu Test 300659 372534 

Network 

Both smartphones support all modern communication standards. Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, support for A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, as well as the NFC module. The only thing that OnePlus 7 Pro can boast about is 5G support, which, in turn, is not particularly important for CIS residents. It also has an infrared port, while the Honor 20 Pro has only an IR proximity sensor. A trifle, but noticeable. 

  Honor 20 Pro OnePlus 7 Pro 
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 
Bluetooth 5.0 x 5.0 x 
NFC Present Present 

Battery 

Increased to 4000 mAh battery, Kirin 980’s energy-efficient 7-nanometer chip and good optimization allows the Honor 20 Pro to show excellent results in terms of autonomy. We set the smartphone to airplane mode, set the screen brightness to 50%, and started continuous video playback. In these conditions, the device lasted 12.5 hours. The charging speed of smartphones is no less important than their autonomy. The Honor 20 Pro has received support for fast charging. The proprietary 22.5W adapter came out large, but with its help you can recharge the battery by 46% in half an hour, and in an hour – by 84%. A full charge cycle takes exactly one and a half hours. For a 4000 mAh battery this is impressive. 

The more powerful OnePlus 7 Pro isn’t quite as good in terms of autonomy. On average, a single charge lasted for about 6 hours of screen operation (without lowering the resolution and sweep), which means that the seven fulfills the standard full-time working day for flagships with medium-intensive use. Putting the phone into 60 Hz mode allows you to gain back about 15% of charge, but to be honest, we don’t want to sacrifice the main chip of the smartphone for that meager 1 h. 15 minutes. 

  Honor 20 Pro OnePlus 7 Pro 
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4000 mAh 
Talk Time Up to 29h 18min Up to 34h 24min 
Web Surfing Up to 15h 13min Up to 10h 10min 
Video Watching Up to 15 hours Up to 14h 33min 

Reviews 

In terms of characteristics, both smartphones turned out to be one of the best of their kind. Both phones have high power, excellent cameras, good displays, and capacious batteries. But what do ordinary users think about flagships? Based on real reviews, I made a short list of the main advantages and disadvantages that I pay the most attention to. 

Disadvantages 

Honor 20 Pro: 

  • Not everyone liked the lack of a microSD slot, and this is not so much connected with the amount of memory, which is more than enough, but with the fact that it is more convenient to transfer data from a microSD to another smartphone in case of replacement than to sit and painstakingly transfer files separately 
  • Useless fourth macro camera. In pursuit of quantity, Honor, alas, forgot about quality. The crop of an ordinary shot allows you to achieve better quality than a shot from an additional camera, which, by the way, adds value to the smartphone 
  • Lack of dust and moisture protection. In 2019, I would like to get some guarantees that accidental ingress of moisture on the device will not disable it 

OnePlus 7 Pro: 

  • Many note too much weight and the dimensions of the device 
  • Again, obscure parameters of both screen protection and dust and moisture protection 
  • The rounding of the screen is too strong, which makes the phone a little slippery and somewhat inconvenient to hold 

Advantages 

Honor 20 Pro: 

  • Design – the Honor 20 Pro turned out to be extremely successful in terms of both appearance and in terms of ergonomics. Everything is beautiful, stylish, and comfortable – a definite plus 
  • A large amount of internal memory 
  • High battery capacity, excellent smartphone runtime 
  • Excellent cameras, both main and front, in general, are some of the best in their class 

OnePlus 7 Pro: 

  • Naturally, many praise the display. Even if you do not notice any difference with 60 Hz, you will still subconsciously think of a smoother picture on the OnePlus 7 Pro 
  • Performance breaks all records: stable FPS on ultra settings in all games, read speed of 1100 MB / s, and huge amounts of operational moments 
  • Music lovers note a stereo speaker, which makes music playing from the speakers more voluminous and full 
  • Top quality photos, including ones taken at night. The FaceID feature, which also works quickly and properly 

What can be said to sum this comparison up? First of all, we have two really wonderful flagships before us today. Since the characteristics of both these smartphones are so similar, and they are also in the same price category, it is impossible to say clearly which phone is better or which is worse. Both phones stand out for their excellent performance, top-end cameras and, good autonomy. Which of the flagships you like the best – everyone decides for themselves based on personal preferences. 

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