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Apple iPhone 11 vs Huawei P30 Pro: Should You Try A New OS?

author Luis Silva (July 2020 Updated: May 2021 - 8 min. reading time)

The iPhone 11 won't cost you that much more, but it doesn't have better specs.

It has better performance (+40%), better glass protection, and a better display. But with the P30 Pro, you can get more internal storage (128GB vs. 64GB) and external storage.

Are there other things worth mentioning?

The iPhone 11 also has a cleaner user interface. But the P30 Pro also adds an AMOLED, Always-On, larger (+0.3") display, a telephoto lens (+112 mm), faster-charging speeds (40w vs. 18w), faster wireless charging (15w vs. 5w), reverse wireless charging, and more RAM (6GB vs. 4GB).

How much more will the P30 Pro cost me?

If you're not considering subscribing to a service provider, you can spare close to $20. You don't need to pay more to get more.

Is it still worth buying the iPhone 11 in 2021?

Overall, you'll still get a pretty decent smartphone if you go for the iPhone 11 in 2021, but given that it's now an older device, you can pick it up even cheaper than it was at launch. Nevertheless, you should also check other phones like the iPhone 12 because it has better performance, more security updates, and an AMOLED display.

Is the P30 Pro still worth getting in 2021?

The P30 Pro was released in 2019, and we're in 2021. Just skip it. Sure it has a good camera, good battery life, optical zoom, and fast charging. But if you want more security updates, more RAM, and better display, you can get it. Go for the Samsung Galaxy S20 if you can.

Read on to know more about them, how they compare to similarly priced rivals, and how the industry is scoring their specs.

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Apple iPhone 11, Huawei P30 Pro

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Introduction

In March of 2019, Huawei launched its P30 Pro. The iPhone 11, however, has seen the light of day in September of 2019.

In this article, we see how the iPhone 11 and the P30 Pro compare to each other to help you decide and see which one of these is the right one for you.

The Huawei P30 Pro and the Apple iPhone 11 are about the same price, but you'll usually find the P30 Pro at a lower price. That is something worth considering when comparing them.

If you're considering the P30 Pro, it probably already lost it's security updates.

For each featured section, there's a "Tek-Score" for you to check. All the specifications were examined to allow you a faster discerning of the variation between the phones. You'll find a global score at the end, which can help you compare to other phones if you're curious about other models aside from these two.

The weight of each section

Our Tek-Score is based on a study done by Globalwebindex.com about the most wanted features from people looking to buy new smartphones. But you'll get a say in the matter by setting it to whatever you like. You can go there right now, but I suggest you keep reading to know more about them.

For additional information regarding our smartphone comparisons, check this FAQ.

Some features are underlined with a red or green progress bar. That's so you can see how they rival its direct competitors.

Here's our contestant panel: but basically, we've excluded every smartphone that's not within a 20% (above or below) price range.

Some features are also shortcuts to the top 10 phones for that feature for every budget.

Price*
vs.
Device iPhone 11 P30 Pro
Release Date 2019, September 2019, March 0y.
OS Updates 6 years 2 years -4y.
Security Updates 6 years 2 years -4y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

As for performance, Geekbench 5 (IOS)(Android) scores the iPhone 11 40% ahead of its competitor in the multi-core ranking. If you're a gamer, this should be an easy pick. The iPhone is a bit more responsive to tasks like rotating the phone to landscape mode because Google does have a hard time optimizing Android.

The iPhone 11's performance does stand out for its price range. While they got a score of about 2417, it has 3328. That puts it 38% above them.

We can classify the iPhone 11 as high-end and the P30 Pro as a lower high-end.

The Huawei P30 Pro is available with the Hisilicon Kirin 980 processor, while the Apple iPhone 11 brings the Apple A13 processor.

About the graphics: while the first one brings a Mali-G76 MP10, the other has a proprietary Apple GPU.

The iPhone 11 brings the iOS 13 OS from the factory, and the P30 Pro has Android 9 (Pie) and EMUI 10.

Performance*
vs.
Features iPhone 11 P30 Pro
SoC Apple A13 Hisilicon Kirin 980
Graphics Apple GPU Mali-G76 MP10
Geekbench 5 Score 3328
2378
-950
OS iOS 13 Android 9 (Pie) and EMUI 10
Tek-Score
7.5
6.0
-1.6

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

Apple iPhone 11 front transparent png Huawei P30 Pro front transparent png

The P30 Pro has the best screen, and it should be noticeable. But the iPhone 11's glass is more resistant to shatter and scratches.

The P30 Pro features a 6.4" AMOLED display, while the iPhone 11 has a smaller 6.1" LCD display. It all comes down to personal preferences for both the display type and size. To me, a 6.3 inches screen is where I draw the line.

The display of the P30 Pro has a resolution of 1080x2340 Full HD. The iPhone 11, in its turn, has 828x1792 HD.

The iPhone 11 has one disadvantage against most smartphones in its class: Its pixel density evens out at 26% below the rest.

Just a tiny drop may shatter your phone, so let's get the elephant out of the room. Unfortunately, the P30 Pro doesn't have any known type of display protection, while the iPhone 11 has a Corning toughened glass.

There's one additional feature here: the Always-On display on the Huawei P30 Pro.

If you set these displays for auto-brightness, they share a maximum brightness of 644 nits.

Usually, devices in this price range average at 760 nits, but the P30 Pro stays at 155 nits below that.

The P30 Pro does support HDR10 videos.

About the iPhone 11, you should know that 96% of its rivals can play HDR content, 93% have an AMOLED screen, and 81% have an Always-On display.

Concerning the P30 Pro, I should say that 88% of its rivals can play HDR content, 96% have an AMOLED screen, and 92% have an Always-On display.

Display Density (DPIs)*
vs.
Features iPhone 11 P30 Pro
Size 6.1
6.4
0.3
Screen Type LCD AMOLED
Resolution (px) 828x1792
1080x2340
1043424
Refresh Rate 60hz 60hz 0
Dots per Inch 323.61
402.69
79.08
Always-On-Display No Yes
Notch Wedge Teardrop
Peak Brightness 644 nits
605 nits
-39
HDR - HDR10
Sub Tek-Score
1.2
7.9
6.7
Protection Corning toughened glass -
Tek-Score
5.2
2.8
-2.4

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

Apple iPhone 11 back transparent png Huawei P30 Pro back transparent png

By DXOMARK's standards, the P30 Pro is also roughly 69% above its adversaries at about this price tag. Although as of now, it isn't good enough.

Flip the phones over, let's start the cameras' battle. The iPhone 11 has a 12 Megapixels camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 26mm wide-angle lens, four flash LEDs, HDR abilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It can record videos at up to 2160p.

The iPhone 11 also packs a secondary camera with 12 Megapixels which has an f/2.4 aperture, plus a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

With the selfies camera, you get a 12 MP shooter, with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 23 mm wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK gave this shooter a score of 132. If you add its wide-angle lens, it can go up to 138** points. For an in-depth review, click here.

PS: you should know that all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more and have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and 85% feature Optical Image Stabilization. Yet, only 19% of them feature a macro lens.

With its whopping 40 Megapixels shooter, the P30 Pro's leading camera has an aperture of f/1.6 and a 27mm, wide-angle lens. You'll be getting two flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization too. You can record videos at 2160p. You'll also get two additional sensors, one with 8 Megapixels, an aperture of f/3.4 and an astounding 125mm telephoto lens, and another with 20 Megapixels (f/2.2) with a 16mm ultra-wide-angle lens, plus a depth sensor.

Do you really need a 40 Megapixels camera? Did you know you can zoom in and crop those photos to simulate optical zoom? That's how you can get a sample with 10 Megapixels and 2x optical zoom.

What this picture-taking powerhouse is known for in the tech world is it's 50x hybrid zoom. While not being as good as a genuine 50x optical lens, thanks to AI, it is much better than the traditional digital zoom.

The selfie camera has 32 MP, an f/2.0 aperture, and a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK's gurus gave this shooter a score of 122. Plus, combining with the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, we end up with a score of 137** points. You can click here to check it out.

Finally, just to let you know, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Still, only 20% of them feature a macro lens.

Considering this score, we can classify these two as high-end.

Just in case it's a deciding factor, the P30 Pro zoom lens is 58mm above what you'll commonly find within similarly priced rivals.

**Please take this with a grain of salt, at least for phones with no zoom and up to 35 to 40MP. They moved to a new camera test protocol, and I only have few reviewed devices to deduce a compatible score.

Picture Quality*
vs.
Primary Camera iPhone 11 P30 Pro
Megapixels 12
40
28
Aperture 1.8
1.6
-0.2
Lens 26mm
27mm
1
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 4 2 -2
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 138
137
-1

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) iPhone 11 P30 Pro vs.
Megapixels 12
8
-4
Aperture 2.4
3.4
1.0
Lens 13mm 125mm (4.6x zoom)
112
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle Telephoto lens
Megapixels - 20
Aperture - 2.2
Lens - 16mm
Lens Type - Wide-Angle
Score 6 15 9
Selfie Camera iPhone 11 P30 Pro vs.
Megapixels 12
32
20
Aperture 2.2
2.0
-0.2
Lens 23mm 26mm 3
iPhone 11 P30 Pro vs.
Tek-Score
8.1
8.1
-0.1

Who has the best frame?

There isn't a clear winner, so just pick one.

The iPhone 11 comes at 150x75 mm (5.91x2.96 inches). Huawei's P30 Pro is a bit taller, precisely 8 mm (0.32 inches), and a bit narrower too, about 2 mm (0.08 inches).

When it comes to thickness, there's no difference here: 8 mm (0.32 inches).

All of that goodness is presented in a sleek glass body. I'm hoping you don't mind carrying a phone with about 192 g. (6.77 oz), because they both weigh that. If you're looking for a lightweight device, I've created an adapted score for a "weight to display size" ratio. The iPhone 11 got 3.3, which implies it's kind of weighty for a 6.1 inches display. In the meantime, the P30 Pro has 4.5, so nothing to state here.

We do like having some color options. You get Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple in the iPhone 11. But you can get Aurora, Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Misty Lavender, Pearl White, Black, and Mystic Blue with the P30 Pro.

They're about the same size, so if you want something different, you'll have to find it elsewhere.

Do you value a fingerprint scanner? There's one under the display of the P30 Pro but not on the iPhone 11.

That doesn't mean you're out of security options on the iPhone 11. Wisely, Apple included a Face ID scanner.

You can drop the iPhone 11 into the water, up to 1 to 3 meters deep, identical to the P30 Pro. That should be for up to 30 minutes, in standby and freshwater only, so no saltwater or pools here.

Looks*
vs.
Body iPhone 11 P30 Pro
Size 150 x 75 x 8 mm
(5.29 x 2.65 x 0.28 in)
158 x 73 x 8 mm
(5.57 x 2.58 x 0.28 in)
2272
Weight 194 g. (6.84 oz)
192 g. (6.77 oz)
-2
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple Aurora, Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Misty Lavender, Pearl White, Black, and Mystic Blue
Screen To Body Ratio 81.25%
87.17%
5.92
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.3 4.5 1.2
Looks 8.6/10
10.0/10
1.3
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Face ID Under Display Fingerprint
Tek-Score
7.1
7.5
0.3

*100% = 4+ colors + front and back glass + S2BR: 86+%.

Which has the best battery?

At 3110 mAh, the iPhone 11 is the owner of the smallest battery, while the P30 Pro features 4200 mAh. But as reported by GSMArena, you shouldn't expect notable differences here.

If you charge it up, this is what you'll find out about the iPhone 11:

  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 83% left.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll probably have 71% left for the rest of the day.
  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, the phone will have 73% left for the rest of the day.

And this is how the P30 Pro handles these tests:

  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you should have 84% of the battery left for the rest of the day.
  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 3 hours, and playing videos for 1 hour, the battery charge will be about 70%.
  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll likely end up with 74% of the battery charge.

For the record, the P30 Pro also doesn't have many rivals at any given price range. Let's see if it still has a place on our top 10 list with the best battery life.

Fast charging's here, and both phones support it. The P30 Pro can go up to 40w, and the iPhone 11 up to 18.

There's also wireless charging (5w vs. 15w) in both of them. Cool.

The P30 Pro also supports reverse wireless charging at 2.5w/hour for Qi-enabled devices.

Fast charging on the P30 Pro does stand out. Smartphones from this price range can only do about 31w.

Battery*
vs.
Features iPhone 11 P30 Pro
Capacity (mAh) 3110 4200 1090
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 83% left
84% left
1
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 71% left
70% left
-1
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 73% left
74% left
1
Bat. To Phone Size Score 5.6 5.3 -0.3
Sub Tek-Score
7.6
7.6
0.0
Fast Charging 18w
40w
22
Wireless Charging 5w
15w
10
Reverse Charging No 2.5w
2.5
Tek-Score
6.7
7.6
0.9

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

The P30 Pro. Clearly.

Apple put 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage on the iPhone 11. Memory cards aren't welcome here. While it shouldn't be a deal-breaker, you should keep that in mind when purchasing one. Furthermore, other devices from this budget usually have more RAM and more storage. Right now, the average is 126Gb of storage and 7GB of RAM.

The P30 Pro offers 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. You can add a Nano Memory card if you want.

Neither storage nor RAM should be an issue on both phones. However, if you love to store 4k videos, 64 GB may be too short for you.

Storage*
vs.
Features iPhone 11 P30 Pro
RAM (GB) 4GB
6GB
2
Internal (GB) 64GB
128GB
64
Micro SD No Nano Memory (shared SIM slot)
Tek-Score
2.8
7.5
4.8

*Internal Storage + 256GB Memory Card (Max: 512GB).

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

If you still don't know which to pick, you can skip this section.

When it comes to connectivity, both phones have Bluetooth 5.0. Both phones also have NFC.

Do you still favor wired headphones? None of them will help you with that. You can buy an adapter, but the wireless buds are your only option. Luckily, you can still get it on other phones if you're willing to forget about them. You'd have to pick a smartphone like the Google Pixel 4a.

Both have a single network variant: LTE. Is 4G good enough for you? If you want 5G, you should also consider the Samsung Galaxy S21.

Connectivity
vs.
Features iPhone 11 P30 Pro
Network LTE LTE
Bluetooth 5.0
5.0
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No
Tek-Score
3.6
3.6
0.0

Which is more affordable?

You're likely not considering the P30 Pro to make all your pennies count. But that depends on the deals that you can find. The Apple iPhone 11, on the other hand, is usually more costly, but I'm not here to tell you if it's worth it. And if you end up selling the iPhone, it should count as a discount.

If you still aren't sure about any of them, let's check how much worth you can expect.

Here are the prices that we've come across recently:

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Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay prices that, as a last resort, can be from bids or used devices).

How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).

Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.

Value for money iPhone 11 P30 Pro VS
Amazon - ! 1.07 -
eBay - - -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart 0.71 - -

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Are you also considering other options? The global score can help. Let me point out the average of its competitors. They usually sit close to 6.5 (for the iPhone 11) and 6.9 (for the P30 Pro).

Verdict: What Makes the Huawei P30 Pro Stand Out?

The iPhone 11 isn't that much expensive, at least when compared to the P30 Pro, but it's way more smooth.

While it has fewer Dots Per Inch, at least it has some kind of scratch protection on its glass. But the P30 Pro does have an AMOLED Always-On display.

You should also be aware of the lack of a telephoto lens on the iPhone 11, while the P30 Pro features something close to 5x of optical zoom (plus the AI-enhanced digital zoom).

Battery life is about the same, but the P30 Pro charges way faster. It also starts with 128GB of internal storage. If 64GB isn't enough and you still prefer the iPhone 11, the 128GB variant will increase the price difference even further.

Pros iPhone 11 P30 Pro
#1 Performance AMOLED
#2 Cameras Always-On-Display
#3 Battery Life Cameras
#4 Fast Charging Battery Life
#5 Wireless Charging Fast Charging
#6 Glass Protection Wireless Charging
#7 MicroSD Slot
Cons iPhone 11 P30 Pro
#1 Screen Resolution Weight
#2 AMOLED 3.5mm Jack
#3 Always-On-Display Price
#4 MicroSD Slot Glass Protection
#5 Weight
#6 3.5mm Jack
#7 Price
Relative Score*
vs.
Global Score iPhone 11 P30 Pro
Gaming Score
4.2
6.2
1.9
Tek-Score
6.00
6.42
0.42
Your Score

Scroll the sliders down below to get your own personalized score. Let's suppose you value performance and battery life, and you don't really care about anything else. Then, just set the "Performance" and the "Battery" sliders up to 5 (5+5=10), and then the other sliders down to 0. You'll know what's the best phone for you.

Performance 1.9
Display 1.7
Cameras 1.4
Frame 0.9
Battery 1.9
Storage 2.0
Connectivity 0.4
Total Should be 10 or as close as possible: 9.6

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

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Tek-Score explained

Every spec has it's own weigh on the global score.

Feature: Value
Battery Life: 1.28
Fast Charging: 0.31
Wireless Charging: 0.19
Reverse Charging: 0.08
Storage: 1.97
Performance: 1.86
Camera: 1.35
Glass protection: 1.08
Weight: 0.35
Waterproof: 0.35
AMOLED: 0.04
Always-On-Display: 0.31
DPI: 0.12
Refresh Rate: 0.04
Nits: 0.04
Notch: 0.04
Bluetooth: 0.08
NFC: 0.12
3.5mm jack: 0.19
Looks: 0.23
Total: 10

But there are a few things that I don't consider, like price, brand value, size, resell value, OS (iOS or Android), user experience, updates, RAM (included on performance), battery to phone size, display size to weight, network (LTE/5G), and biometrics.

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Progress bars explained

#1: A big red progress bar means that this value is way below the average. In this case, it's 28.85MP, and the iPhone XR is 16.85MP below the average.

#2: In this example, the XR is just 0.36mm below the average, that's why the red bar is almost unnoticeable.

#3: On the other hand, the SE 2 is 1.8mm above (hence, the green bar) the 26.2mm of average.

#4: Performance-wise, the SE 2 is well above the average (of 2512) for its price range. That's the reason the green bar is that long.

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"Display size to phone weight" ratio explained

This indeed is a "display size to phone weight" ratio, but because every phone ended up somewhere between 0.0272 and 0.0421, I've amplified (adapted) those values so they would fit in a 0-10 scale. As of now, the best smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy A40, with 140g. (4.94 oz) for a 5.9 inch display. It got a score of 9.92. While the worse device is the iPhone 8 Plus, which weighs 202 g. (7.13 oz) and has a 5.5-inch display. It ended up with a score of 0.75.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.

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"Battery to device size" ratio explained

This score should give you an idea about the energy footprint of the devices you're considering. It reflects not only the hardware and the energy that it requires but also the amount of energy that the battery can deliver.

The major spenders on any device should be the display and the SoC. But everything from a notification led to its modems need to be optimized, or else, the OEM should simply include a bigger battery as a compensation. Unfortunately, it isn't always possible due to size limitations. But in the end, if a particular OEM can do a good job and give you excellent battery life on a small device, so should everyone else. That's why I've added a "battery to device size" ratio. But since the real scale went from 119 (for the Galaxy S10e, Snapdragon variant) and up to 164 (for the iPhone 7 Plus), I've decided to convert them so they would fit in a 0-10 scale, being 0 the worst device, (the iPhone 7 Plus) and 10 the one every OEM should look up to.

As an example, Apple did an excellent job on the iPhone 7. It has a score of 8. Despite having a small capacity, the hardware is well optimized, and it still gives you decent battery life considering its size. The iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, with those bezels shrinking its display size, clearly could've been the #1 in our top 10 list of best battery devices if Apple simply filled all that empty space with a bigger battery.

As a side note: I haven't included the dept of the devices in this formula because even if a device ended up being 1mm/0.03 inches thicker, it wouldn't matter that much to those who really value battery life.

Please, be aware that this score is subject to change if and when a new smartphone comes along that ends up being outside of this scale.

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Rivals

As of now, these are the rivals that were considered for each of them. They may change every time its prices are updated.

These are the lowest prices found on Amazon, eBay, BestBuy, and Walmart.


 Apple iPhone 11 
  • OnePlusrival7
    $388
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 8
    $388
  • ApplerivaliPhone 8 Plus
    $390
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e
    $399
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10
    $407
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS
    $410
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10
    $479
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 Plus
    $434
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e EX
    $428
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e SD
    $399
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10+ EX
    $434
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10+ SD
    $478
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 EX
    $407
  • OnePlusrival7T
    $399
  • OnePlusrival7 Pro
    $429
  • HuaweirivalP30
    $400
  • GooglerivalPixel 4
    $478
  • XiaomirivalMi 9
    $400
  • ApplerivaliPhone SE 2
    $429
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 Lite
    $365
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10 Lite
    $369
  • OnePlusrivalNord
    $410
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
    $509
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 5G
    $514
  • GooglerivalPixel 5
    $479
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
    $500
  • XiaomirivalMi 10T Pro
    $480
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
    $529
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Lite
    $399

 Huawei P30 Pro 
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
    $688
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
    $699
  • ApplerivaliPhone X
    $579
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro
    $569
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
    $599
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10
    $479
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
    $669
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 SD
    $614
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
    $704
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ SD
    $614
  • OnePlusrival7T Pro
    $540
  • GooglerivalPixel 4 XL
    $634
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
    $669
  • HuaweirivalMate 20 Pro
    $539
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
    $650
  • HuaweirivalP40
    $666
  • OnePlusrival8
    $630
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Pro
    $600
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE
    $599
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
    $509
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 5G
    $514
  • OpporivalFind X2 Neo
    $565
  • GooglerivalPixel 5
    $479
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
    $500
  • XiaomirivalMi 10T Pro
    $480
  • OnePlusrival8T
    $599
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
    $529
  • OpporivalReno4 Pro
    $594
  • XiaomirivalMi 11
    $698
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Battery results

The battery score is based on Gsmarena's endurance rating and is taken with a screen brightness of 200 nits and a refresh rate of 60hz.

Assumptions: The display is off during a call, there's a web page refresh every 10 seconds, and the video playback is in Airplane mode.

You can click here for more information about those tests.

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Formula deviation

Since the guys at DxoMark don't review every camera out there, I've come up with a formula based on the ones that they do rate, so I could get an equivalent score for the ones they don't review. After testing it against these cameras, I got the deviation between that and their DxO score.

Device: DxOScore Deviation
Samsung Galaxy A50: 88 -1
Apple iPhone XR: 104 1
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro: 108 -7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: 87 1
Sony Xperia 1: 99 -1
Sony Xperia 5: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus: 126 2
Apple iPhone 8 Plus: 96 -3
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: 92 -1
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: 90 -1
Apple iPhone X: 101 3
Apple iPhone 11: 112 -1
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: 107 1
Apple iPhone XS Max: 110 -2
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max: 124 1
Samsung Galaxy S10: 124 2
Apple iPhone XS: 110 -1
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 120 -2
OnePlus 7 Pro: 122 0
OnePlus 7T Pro: 122 0
Huawei P30 Pro: 125 -1
Google Pixel 4: 117 0
Google Pixel 3: 103 0
Google Pixel 2: 100 0
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus: 127 -2
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 132 2
OnePlus 6: 100 0
OnePlus 6T: 101 1
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: 105 -1
Huawei Mate 20 Pro: 120 0
Xiaomi Mi 9: 115 0
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: 132 0
Huawei P40 Pro: 140 -1
Apple iPhone SE 2: 101 0
OnePlus 8 Pro: 126 0
Xiaomi Mi 8: 105 1
Samsung Galaxy A71: 89 1
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: 134 0

As you can see, most cameras sit between 1 and -1, while a few of them go up to 2 or -2. That means it's reasonable to assume other similar cameras that they don't review to, in the worst-case scenario, be anywhere from -2 to 2 points from the score that the formula gets.

For example: Given that the Pixel 4 got 117 points and that the Pixel 4 XL share the same year and camera specs, it's reasonable to expect a score of 117 too. But in reality, if they do review that camera, it may end up anywhere between 115 and 119.

Be aware that at DxO, they give a score based on their opinion, not based on any formula. That's why I think there's an odd difference of 6 points between the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. In theory, they should have the same camera.

I'm guessing that the Mi 9T Pro got a deviation of 7 points because they tested its Chinese variant (the K20 Pro).

Update: They just changed their protocol to include preview image evaluation and trustability. I'm keeping the old table (for now) for reference purposes, and I'll be adding a new one as soon as they review at least a couple of new mclass-range cameras.

You can expect the same (or a bit bigger) deviation for high-end cameras, but anything with a score below 100-110 should be taken with a grain of salt.

This is valclass for all cameras tested with the previous protocol. For those that they dclassn't test, the deviation may be up to twice as much.

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Nits

With regards to AMOLED screens, sometimes OEMs claim higher maximum brightness. That's because an AMOLED screen can push its brightness progressively higher as its white area gets smaller.

These values are from the lab tests made by GSMArena, and their white test pattern takes up 75% of the physical size of the screen.

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About GeekBench 5

This is just a quick note to let you know that, if, by any chance, the smartphone you're looking for isn't on the GeekBench site yet, you can check on GsmArena.com, as they also usually test smartphones with that benchmark tool.



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