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Apple iPhone 11 vs OnePlus 8: Is the iPhone Good Enough?

author Luis Silva (May 2020 Updated: March 2021)

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It wasn't a pretty fight between it's bigger siblings. Will these two call it a draw or will OnePlus continue to crush its opponents?

Let's start the battle.

In April of 2020, OnePlus started selling its 8, while Apple's iPhone 11 hit the stores in September of 2019.

With this article, you'll be able to compare every feature of the iPhone 11 and the 8. Then, you can decide what model better suits your needs. Let's start.

If you have the time, click here to skip the spoilers and continue to the full comparison.

Bottom Line

What is the difference between the iPhone 11 and the 8?

You shouldn't have to pay much more for the iPhone 11, but it doesn't have better specs.

You'll get water-resistance and more OS updates (3 additional years). But the 8 brings a better display, and more internal storage (128GB vs. 64GB).

Anything else?

The iPhone 11 also gives you a cleaner user interface and wireless charging. But the 8 also brings an AMOLED, higher refresh rate, Always-On, larger (+0.4") display, faster-charging speeds (30w vs. 18w), more RAM (8GB vs. 4GB), and Bluetooth 5.1.

How much more will the 8 cost me?

If you're not considering subscribing to a service provider, it'll most likely cost you (up to about $70) less. So you should really look into it.

Is the iPhone 11 still worth buying in 2021?

The iPhone 11 is still one of the best phones you can buy in 2021 (depending on your budget), but given that it's now an older device, you can pick it up even cheaper than it was at launch. You can also consider devices like the iPhone 12, as it has better performance, more security updates, and an AMOLED display.

Is the 8 still worth getting in 2021?

Of course, I still recommend the 8 in 2021. That's mainly based on its good performance and great battery life. Although you can also check (again) the iPhone 12.

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These phones have similar prices, but generally, the 8 is more affordable. That's something you should keep in mind when comparing them.

You'll also see down below a "Tek-Score" for every section that we analyze. We even assessed the worth of all specifications to make it easier for you to perceive the difference between them. You'll find a global score at the end, which can help you compare to other phones if you aren't sure about these two.

The weight of each section

Our Tek-Score is based on a study done by Globalwebindex.com about the most desired smartphone features by consumers. But don't let that daunt you. You can set it based on what matters to you. Click here to skip everything but I suggest you keep reading to know more about them.

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

You'll also see a progress bar underlining some features. That's so you can see how they rival its direct competitors.

Here's our contestant panel: but basically, we include every smartphone within a 20+20% price range, up and down.

Some features are also shortcuts to the top 10 phones for that feature for up to seven different budgets.

Device iPhone 11 8
Release Date 2019, September 2020, April 1y.
OS Updates 6 years 2 years -4y.
Security Updates 6 years 3 years -3y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

Performance-wise, Geekbench 5 (IOS)(Android) rates the iPhone 11 5% ahead on the multi-core rankings. On daily usage, you wouldn't be able to notice any real differences between them. The iPhone is a bit more responsive to tasks like rotating the phone to landscape mode because of the optimizations that Apple does.

We can label both of them as high-end.

Regarding their chipset, while the OnePlus 8 comes with the Snapdragon 865 SoC, the Apple iPhone 11 has the Apple A13 SoC.

Regarding the graphics chipset, the former features last year's Adreno 650, and the latter has a proprietary Apple GPU.

The iPhone 11 features the iOS 13 OS, and the 8 has Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 at its core.

Features iPhone 11 8
SoC Apple A13 Snapdragon 865
Graphics Apple GPU Adreno 650
Geekbench 5 Score 3328
OS iOS 13 Android 10 and OxygenOS 10

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

Apple iPhone 11 front transparent png OnePlus 8 front transparent png

The 8 has the best screen, and you'd be able to tell the difference.

The iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch LCD screen, which is considerably smaller than the 8's 6.5-inch AMOLED display. It all comes down to personal preferences for both the display type and size. Me, I'd go for an AMOLED screen, but a remarkable LCD is honestly as good.

The 8 adopts a 1080x2400 Full HD resolution. The iPhone 11 features a more modest resolution of 828x1792 (HD) pixels. If you value a clean, almost notch-free screen, there's one more reason to consider the 8.

The iPhone 11 has one disadvantage against most smartphones in its class: Its pixel density evens out at 30% below the rest.

It's better to be safe than sorry, so you need to know about their glass protection. The 8 features a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display. The iPhone 11 has a Corning toughened glass.

There's one additional feature here: the Always-On display on the OnePlus 8.

If you set your brightness to auto, the iPhone 11 will reach 644 nits, but the 8 can go up to 158 nits above that.

The 8 can play HDR10+-compatible media.

If high refresh rates are your thing, the 8 can go up to 90hz.

About the iPhone 11, just know that 88% of its rivals can play HDR content, 96% have an AMOLED screen, and 92% of them have an Always-On display.

Compared to the 8, please be aware that 87% of its rivals can play HDR content and have an Always-On display, and all of them have an AMOLED screen.

Display Density (DPIs)*
Features iPhone 11 8
Size 6.1
Screen Type LCD AMOLED
Resolution (px) 828x1792
Refresh Rate 60hz 90hz 30
Dots per Inch 323.61
Always-On-Display No Yes
Notch Wedge Hole
Peak Brightness 644 nits
802 nits
HDR - HDR10+
Sub Tek-Score
Protection Corning toughened glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

Apple iPhone 11 back transparent png OnePlus 8 back transparent png

The Apple iPhone 11 should have an overall better camera.

Who's gonna win this battle? Together, a 12 Megapixels sensor, an aperture of f/1.8, a 26mm wide-angle lens, four flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization makes up the iPhone 11 camera set. Adding to that, you'll still get the ability to record videos at up to 2160p.

It also has another shooter with a 12 Megapixels sensor and an aperture of f/2.4 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 reviewed this camera and gave it 132 points. If you add its wide-angle lens, the final rate goes up to 138** points. If you click here, you can check what they think of it.

Last (but not least), you'd probably like to know that all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Yet, only 17% of them feature a macro lens.

The 8 features a whopping 48 Megapixels (f/1.8) shooter and a 25mm wide-angle lens. You can also count on two flash LEDs, HDR abilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It also records videos at up to 2160 pixels. It also has a secondary 16 Megapixels camera with an aperture of f/2.2 plus a 14mm ultra-wide-angle lens, and an extra 2 Megapixels for macros.

For your information: If you zoom in and crop a 48 Megapixels photo, you can get 2x optical zoom. You'll get a 12 Megapixels photo.

The selfie camera has 16 MP, an f/2.0 aperture, and a 1/3" sensor.

DXOMARK's experts should just step up and review this camera. Given specs and similar cameras, it'll get close to 111* points. By adding its wide-angle lens, this score goes up to 122** points.

Lastly, just to let you know, just like the other device, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Additionally, only 9% of them feature a macro lens.

If you prefer, we can grade the iPhone 11 as a high-end and the 8 as lower high-end.

If you're a snapper-addict, you'll miss a telephoto lens, so you should consider other options like the Sony Xperia 1 II.

*The guys over at DXOMARK know how to benchmark these shooters. Unfortunately, they don't test every smartphone camera out there. So when I get my hands on one of them, I do my best to get a comparable score by evaluating hardware specs only (sensor size, Aperture, HDR, OIS, Lenses, and so on). Our lastest test on our formula showed a borderline margin of error of 2 points.

**This rate still needs improvement, particularly on mid-end cameras with less than 40MP and no zoom lens. They moved to a better camera test protocol, and I need more reviewed devices to fine-tune older scores.

Picture Quality*
Primary Camera iPhone 11 8
Megapixels 12
Aperture 1.8
Lens 26mm
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 4 2 -2
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 138

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) iPhone 11 8 vs.
Megapixels 12
Aperture 2.4
Lens 13mm 14mm 1
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle Ultra-wide-Angle
Megapixels - 2
Aperture - 2.4
Score 6 11 5
Selfie Camera iPhone 11 8 vs.
Megapixels 12
Aperture 2.2
Lens 23mm -
iPhone 11 8 vs.

Who has the best frame?

If you're still undecided about them, the iPhone 11 is a better choice, based on its water resistance.

The iPhone 11 has a height of 150 mm (5.91 inches) and a width of 75 mm (2.96 inches). The 8 came out 0.39 inches (10 mm) taller and 0.12 inches (3 mm) narrower.

If you're looking for the thinnest phone, you're out of luck. Both have 8 mm (0.32 inches).

A front and back glass body does make these phones look premium on your hands. The iPhone 11 is 14 g. (0.49 oz) heavier than the other, weighing about 180 g. (6.35 oz). If you're curious, I've created an adapted score for a "weight to display size" ratio. The iPhone 11 got 3.3, meaning it's kind of weighty for its display size. Having said that, the 8 has 6.2, which is pretty nice.

We do like having some color options. You get Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple in the iPhone 11. But you can get Onyx Black, Interstellar Glow, Glacial Green, and Polar Silver with the 8.

They share their size, so I hope you like 6.1/6.5" phones.

Does a fingerprint scanner matter to you? Unfortunately, you can't count on the iPhone 11, but if you're already considering the 8, then good for you.

That doesn't mean you're out of security options on the iPhone 11. At least Apple opted for the Face ID sensor instead.

The iPhone 11 is resistant to water up to 1 to 3 meters. It should be for less than 30 minutes, on standby, and freshwater only.

Body iPhone 11 8
Size 150 x 75 x 8 mm
(5.29 x 2.65 x 0.28 in)
160 x 72 x 8 mm
(5.64 x 2.54 x 0.28 in)
Weight 194 g. (6.84 oz)
180 g. (6.35 oz)
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple Onyx Black, Interstellar Glow, Glacial Green, and Polar Silver
Screen To Body Ratio 81.25%
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.3 6.2 2.9
Looks 8.6/10
Waterproof IP68 -
Biometrics Face ID Under Display Fingerprint

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

Which has the best battery?

The iPhone 11 features a 3110 mAh battery, while the 8 has 4300 mAh. But according to GSMArena's tests, there's no real difference between them.

That's what you can expect from the iPhone 11 after charging it up:

  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 83% left.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 71% left for the rest of the day.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll still get 73% to spend doing other things.

And this is how the 8 handles these tests:

  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 1 hour, you should have 85% of the battery left for the rest of the day.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll get down to 71% left.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll still get 74% to spend doing other things.

For your information, the 8 is also beating most smartphones. Just check out our top 10 for battery life.

The iPhone 11 features quick-charging at up to 18w, but the 8 does it too, at 30w.

If you love wireless charging, the iPhone 11 can charge at 5w/hour.

And if you'd like to try out reverse wireless charging, the Samsung Galaxy S21 features it.

Features iPhone 11 8
Capacity (mAh) 3110 4300 1190
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 83% left
85% left
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 71% left
71% left
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 73% left
74% left
Bat. To Phone Size Score 5.6 5.6 0.0
Sub Tek-Score
Fast Charging 18w
Wireless Charging 5w
No -5

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

The 8. Twice as much.

In terms of RAM, the iPhone 11 brings 4GB. In terms of storage, it has 64GB. There's no extra storage here. It may not be a deal-breaker, but it sure is something to keep in mind. Also, similarly priced adversaries usually deliver more RAM and more storage. They average at 8GB of RAM and 149Gb of storage.

In its turn, the 8 features 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Unfortunately, it also lacks a MicroSD card slot, but 128GB is more than enough for most people.

Most people should be OK with only 64 GB of internal storage. However, if videos or big games are your things, 64 GB will be a problem sooner than later.

Features iPhone 11 8
Internal (GB) 64GB
Micro SD No No

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

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

I'd go for the 8, if you really value Bluetooth 5.1 and 5G.

Surprisingly, they don't share the same Bluetooth version. The iPhone 11 got the 5.0, and the 8 the 5.1. As for the NFC chips, both have them.

If you got used to counting on the good-old 3.5mm headphone jack, forget about it. You may go for an adapter as a last resort, but it really isn't the same. Luckily, you can still get it on other phones if you don't care that much about them. You can get that with the Sony Xperia 1 II.

You can find the 8 in the (LTE and) 5G variant.

Features iPhone 11 8
Network LTE 5G
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No

Which is more affordable?

The OnePlus 8 clearly is a good value for its price, and it can only get better, depending on the place and deals that you'll find. Promotions aside, the iPhone 11 is more expensive, but I believe that it shouldn't come as a surprise at all. At least, the iPhone usually ages well with the updates and so.

Let's see if it really worths it or not.

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 8 VS
Amazon - ! 1.03 -
eBay - 0.94 -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart 0.66 1.14 0.48

Also, don't forget to check the latest deals from these four stores, and the state of the art on mobile technology, if you don't want to overpay on your next smartphone.

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Are you curious to know what their global score is? But first, let's see where its rivals are. They usually sit close to 6.8 (for the iPhone 11) and 6.9 (for the 8).

Verdict: What Makes the OnePlus 8 Stand Out?

The OnePlus 8 may be the perfect android device for you, just like the iPhone 11. Did you already make up your mind? Either way, let me emphasize their differences, so you can make a better judgment.

Usually, Apple smashes down their competition on the performance department, except OnePlus. You can call it a tie. But OnePlus outdid itself on the display department with a fantastic AMOLED screen and the addition (finally) of the Always-On display.

Then it managed to deliver a perfectly balanced body, between looks and weight.

It loses by not having wireless charging, but it offsets its odds by charging faster.

You'll also get double the RAM and internal storage.

Bluetooth 5.1 is also a pretty nice bonus.

Pros iPhone 11 8
#1 Performance Performance
#2 Cameras AMOLED
#3 Battery Life Always-On-Display
#4 Fast Charging Cameras
#5 Wireless Charging Battery Life
#6 Glass Protection Fast Charging
#7 Glass Protection
Cons iPhone 11 8
#1 Screen Resolution Wireless Charging
#2 AMOLED MicroSD Slot
#3 Always-On-Display 3.5mm Jack
#4 MicroSD Slot Price
#5 Weight
#6 3.5mm Jack
#7 Price
Relative Score*
Global Score iPhone 11 8
Gaming Score
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.


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.


"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.


"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.



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 
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
  • ApplerivaliPhone X
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 SD
  • OnePlusrival7T Pro
  • HuaweirivalP30 Pro
  • GooglerivalPixel 4
  • GooglerivalPixel 4 XL
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
  • HuaweirivalMate 20 Pro
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP40
  • OnePlusrival8
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Pro
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
  • OpporivalFind X2 Neo
  • GooglerivalPixel 5
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
  • XiaomirivalMi 10T Pro
  • OnePlusrival8T
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
  • OpporivalReno4 Pro

 OnePlus 8 
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
  • ApplerivaliPhone X
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ SD
  • OnePlusrival7T Pro
  • HuaweirivalP30 Pro
  • GooglerivalPixel 4 XL
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Plus
  • HuaweirivalMate 20 Pro
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP40
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Pro
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
  • OpporivalFind X2 Neo
  • GooglerivalPixel 5
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Mini
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
  • OnePlusrival8T
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
  • OpporivalReno4 Pro

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.


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.



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.


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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