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OnePlus 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone 11 in 2021: Should You Switch?

author Luis Silva (June 2020 Updated: March 2021)

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While Apple's iPhone 11 hit stores in September of 2019, OnePlus's 7 Pro went on sale in May of 2019.

We are looking at how the 7 Pro and the iPhone 11 compare to each other to help you decide which might be the right one for you.

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

Bottom Line

Which is a better smartphone?

The iPhone 11 will cost you more, but considering its features, it is the best option.

It features better performance (+24%), better glass protection, and water-resistance. But the 7 Pro will deliver more internal storage (128GB vs. 64GB).

Anything else?

The iPhone 11 also has a cleaner user interface and wireless charging. But the 7 Pro will also give you an AMOLED, higher refresh rate, larger (+0.5") display, a telephoto lens (+65 mm), faster-charging speeds (30w vs. 18w), and more RAM (6GB vs. 4GB).

However, any of them will do because they almost share the same score.

But how much more will I have to pay for the iPhone 11?

If you're ignoring carrier offers, you'll have to invest an additional amount close to $271.

Is it still worth buying the 7 Pro in 2021?

The 7 Pro is still a great phone, even in 2021, as it still retains its value. You can also consider devices like the 8, as it has better performance, more security updates, and more RAM.

Is it still worth buying the iPhone 11 in 2021?

The iPhone 11 remains a great smartphone in part thanks to its good performance, good camera, and great battery life. It still makes sense in 2021, but that doesn't mean a phone like the iPhone 12 with better performance, more security updates, and an AMOLED display isn't a better choice.

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You'll rarely (if ever) find these two with the same price tag. That is something worth considering when comparing them.

While scrolling down, you'll see a "Tek-Score" for each phone in every section. We evaluate all quantifiable specifications to help you quickly identify how much they are far apart. We'll also provide a global score for comparison if you're willing to consider other phone suggestions.

The weight of each section

This score is consumer-based from research done by Globalwebindex.com about the most wanted features from people looking to buy new smartphones. But you can customize how each section contributes to the global score according to what matters to you. You can skip to the end, or just keep reading until you get there.

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

Some features have a colored bar next to them. That can help you understand how they sit side by side with equivalently priced phones.

If you click here:, you'll see our list, but essentially, we're ignoring smartphones that are more than 20% cheaper or expensive.

Some items are underlined, and you can tap to access our corresponding eight top 10 listings for up to seven different budgets.

Device 7 Pro iPhone 11
Release Date 2019, May 2019, September 0y.
OS Updates 2 years 6 years 4y.
Security Updates 3 years 6 years 3y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

As for performance, Geekbench 5 (IOS)(Android) scores the iPhone 11 24% ahead of its competitor on the multi-core rankings. The differences are slight but still noteworthy between these two chipsets. Remember that iOS does run smoother than Android on equivalent hardware because it is a more optimized OS.

We can label the 7 Pro as a lower high-end and the iPhone 11 as more like high-end.

Regarding their chipset, while the Apple iPhone 11 comes with the Apple A13 SoC, the OnePlus 7 Pro has the Snapdragon 855 SoC.

If you're a gamer, you'll like to know that the former features a proprietary Apple GPU, and the latter has an Adreno 640.

Android 9 (Pie) and OxygenOS 10 runs out-of-the-box on the 7 Pro, and the iPhone 11 got the iOS 13.

Features 7 Pro iPhone 11
SoC Snapdragon 855 Apple A13
Graphics Adreno 640 Apple GPU
Geekbench 5 Score 2675
OS Android 9 (Pie) and OxygenOS 10 iOS 13

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

OnePlus 7 Pro front transparent png Apple iPhone 11 front transparent png

The 7 Pro is the title-holder here, that's as clear as glass. But you should feel safer with the better glass protection on the iPhone 11.

Would you prefer the 6.1" LCD display of the iPhone 11 or the larger 6.6" AMOLED panel of the 7 Pro? To each, it's own. Do you favor AMOLED screens?

If you're into big displays, the 7 Pro is your holy grail. At least it's enormous when compared to the average phone for its price range.

The 7 Pro adopts a 1440x3120 Quad HD resolution. The iPhone 11 features a more modest resolution of 828x1792 (HD) pixels.

The iPhone 11 sets itself apart from most smartphones in its class: Its pixel density evens out at 30% below the rest.

Screen bezels are shrinking in size almost every passing day, so be aware: The iPhone 11 features a Corning toughened glass display. The 7 Pro has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

None of these smartphones support an Always-On display. If it was me, I'd go after the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE or the 8T instead of them.

If you don't manually set the screen brightness, they share a maximum brightness of 616 nits.

The 7 Pro does support HDR10+ shootings.

If high refresh rates are your thing, your only option is the 7 Pro with its 90hz screen.

Bearing in mind the 7 Pro, you should know that 96% of its rivals can play HDR content, 92% have an AMOLED screen, and 85% of them have an Always-On display. At the same time, only 23% of them have over 60hz of refresh rate.

Considering the iPhone 11, please be aware that 88% of its rivals can play HDR content, 96% have an AMOLED screen, and 92% of them have an Always-On display.

Display Density (DPIs)*
Features 7 Pro iPhone 11
Size 6.6
Screen Type AMOLED LCD
Resolution (px) 1440x3120
Refresh Rate 90hz 60hz -30
Dots per Inch 520.65
Always-On-Display No No
Notch No/Clean Wedge
Peak Brightness 616 nits
644 nits
HDR HDR10+ -
Sub Tek-Score
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning toughened glass

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

OnePlus 7 Pro back transparent png Apple iPhone 11 back transparent png

You should note that the iPhone 11 is in the neighborhood of 43 points above its rivals from its price range. And I'd willingly pick this over the 7 Pro.

Flip the phones over, let's start the cameras' battle. OnePlus's 7 Pro features a whopping 48 Megapixels camera with an aperture of f/1.6, a 27mm wide-angle lens, two flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It can record videos at up to 2160p.

It also has a secondary 8 Megapixels camera with an aperture of f/2.4 plus a 78mm telephoto lens. And a third 16 Megapixels (f/2.2) with a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Did you know? When cropping a 48 Megapixels photo by zooming in, you can get the same shot you'd get on a 12 Megapixels shooter with 2x optical zoom.

With the selfies camera, you get a 16 MP pop-up shooter, with an aperture of f/2.0 and a 25 mm wide-angle lens.

This camera came out of DXOMARK's labs with a score of 116. By including the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, it'll get 130** points. If you click here, you can check what they think of it.

Last (but not least), all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more and have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and 85% of them feature Optical Image Stabilization. However, only 15% of them feature a macro lens.

Adding to its 12 Megapixels shooter, the iPhone 11's leading camera has an aperture of f/1.8 and a 26mm, wide-angle lens. You'll be getting four flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization too. You can record videos at 2160p. Besides its primary camera, the iPhone 11 also features a 12 Megapixels f/2.4 plus a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

The front-facing camera features a 12 MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 23 mm wide-angle lens.

On DXOMARK's reviewing article, they gave this shooter 132 points. Plus, combining with its wide-angle lens, that score goes up to 138**. Just click here to read about it.

Finally, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Still, only 17% of them feature a macro lens.

One can place the 7 Pro as a lower high-end while the iPhone 11 leans towards the high-end.

Something I love about the 7 Pro is its 3x optical zoom. It can save lots of otherwise pixelated photos.

**You should give this score a margin of error of up to 6 points, particularly on mid-end cameras with less than 40MP and no zoom lens. They moved to a new camera test protocol, and I still have few reviewed devices to better deduce a compatible rate.

Picture Quality*
Primary Camera 7 Pro iPhone 11
Megapixels 48
Aperture 1.6
Lens 27mm
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 2 4 2
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 130

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) 7 Pro iPhone 11 vs.
Megapixels 8
Aperture 2.4
Lens 78mm (3x zoom)
13mm -65
Lens Type Telephoto lens Ultra-wide-Angle
Megapixels 16 -
Aperture 2.2 -
Lens 13mm -
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle -
Score 14 6 -8
Selfie Camera 7 Pro iPhone 11 vs.
Megapixels 0 12
Aperture 2.0
Lens 25mm 23mm -2
7 Pro iPhone 11 vs.

Who has the best frame?

The iPhone 11 does have an advantage here, thanks to its number of color options and water resistance.

You can guess who's taller but not who's wider because that's something they have in common: 75 mm (2.96 inches).

Both have about the same thickness: 8 mm (0.32 inches).

All of that goodness is presented in a sleek glass body. The 7 Pro is 12 g. (0.42 oz) heavier than the other, weighing about 194 g. (6.84 oz). If you're looking for a lightweight device, I've created an adapted score for a "weight to display size" ratio. The 7 Pro got 3.7, showing it's kind of weighty for its screen size. The iPhone 11, however, has 3.3, which suggests it's considerably hefty too.

You can purchase the OnePlus 7 Pro in Mirror Grey, Nebula Blue, and Almond. And you can pick the Apple iPhone 11 in Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple.

If the 7 Pro is small enough for you, that's neat. Otherwise, the other one is more or less the same here.

Do you value a fingerprint scanner? There's one under the display of the 7 Pro!

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 rated IP68, which means it's water-resistant in up to 1 to 3 meters. Remember that it shouldn't be for over half an hour, in standby and freshwater only, so no saltwater or pools here.

Body 7 Pro iPhone 11
Size 162 x 75 x 8 mm
(5.71 x 2.65 x 0.28 in)
150 x 75 x 8 mm
(5.29 x 2.65 x 0.28 in)
Weight 206 g. (7.27 oz)
194 g. (6.84 oz)
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Mirror Grey, Nebula Blue, and Almond Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple
Screen To Body Ratio 88.01%
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.7 3.3 -0.4
Looks 9.1/10
Waterproof - IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Face ID

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

Which has the best battery?

The 7 Pro has a 4000 mAh battery, and the iPhone 11 has 3110 mAh. But according to GSMArena's tests, you should get the same battery life with either device.

If you charge it up, this is what you'll find out about the 7 Pro:

  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 1 hour, you should have 83% of the battery left for the rest of the day.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, the battery charge will be about 66%.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, the phone will have 70% left for the rest of the day.

And this is how the iPhone 11 handles these tests:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll end up with 83% of the battery charge.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, this phone should end up with 71%.
  • If you do 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.

Fast-charging's here, and both phones support it. The iPhone 11 can go up to 18w, and the 7 Pro up to 30.

The iPhone 11 also supports wireless charging at 5w.

What about having reverse wireless charging on your next phone? If you want it, both the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and the Samsung Galaxy S21 have it.

Fast charging on the 7 Pro does stand out. Smartphones from this price range usually sit at nearly 21w.

Features 7 Pro iPhone 11
Capacity (mAh) 4000 3110 -890
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 83% left
83% left
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 66% left
71% left
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 70% left
73% left
Bat. To Phone Size Score 3.7 5.6 2.0
Sub Tek-Score
Fast Charging 30w
Wireless Charging No 5w

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

Definitely, the 7 Pro.

In terms of RAM, the 7 Pro brings 6GB. In terms of storage, it has 128GB. There's no MicroSD slot, but with 128GB of storage, I think it won't make a difference.

In its turn, the iPhone 11 has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of integrated storage. There's also no extra storage here. You may need a good data plan and some cloud storage. If you're wondering, you can effortlessly get more RAM and more storage from most of its opponents. They usually get close to 8Gb of RAM and 149Gb of storage.

Most people should be OK with only 64 GB of internal storage. However, if you love to store 4k videos, you'll find out that 64 GB won't be enough for you.

Features 7 Pro iPhone 11
Internal (GB) 128GB
Micro SD No No

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

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

These two do look alike sometimes.

Both devices feature the standard Bluetooth 5.0 module. Both devices also feature the standard NFC module.

About the 3.5mm jack: Now may be the time to consider moving to wireless earbuds. You can try an adapter if you want, but the wireless buds are the way to go here. Or you can also check its rivals if you don't mind searching for them. Perhaps you don't mind settling with the Google Pixel 4a or the Sony Xperia 1 II.

These two are LTE compatible. If you really want to give 5G a try, you should check other phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE or the 8T.

Features 7 Pro iPhone 11
Network LTE LTE
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No

Which is more affordable?

The OnePlus 7 Pro definitely has its competitor beaten on price, and it can only get better, depending on the place and deals that you'll find. If you're going for the iPhone 11, you'll end up paying a bit more, but if it's worth it or not, it's up to you to decide. And if you end up selling the iPhone, it should count as a discount.

You can check down below if it worths the extra cash.

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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 7 Pro iPhone 11 VS
Amazon 1.32 - ! -
eBay 1.38 - -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart - 0.66 -

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Are you ready for that final score? We're almost there. First, let me mention the average at their price range. The 7 Pro class is at 6.5, and the iPhone 11 6.8.

Verdict: Does any of them really stand out?

If you're looking for performance, the iPhone 11 is the way to go. That doesn't mean the 7 Pro is slow, and it defeats the iPhone 11 pretty much elsewhere, so, in the end, you'll have to choose between the top of the notch performance, a higher screen to body ratio, and an extra 64GB of internal storage.

The 7 Pro also has considerably worse battery life. It's up to you to decide whether you prefer a faster charging speed or better battery life.

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

 OnePlus 7 Pro 
  • ApplerivaliPhone XR
  • OnePlusrival7
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 8
  • ApplerivaliPhone 8 Plus
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 Plus
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10+ EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10+ SD
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 SD
  • OnePlusrival7T
  • HuaweirivalP30
  • GooglerivalPixel 4
  • XiaomirivalMi 9
  • ApplerivaliPhone SE 2
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 Lite
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10 Lite
  • OnePlusrivalNord
  • GooglerivalPixel 4a
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 5G
  • XiaomirivalMi 10T Pro
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Lite

 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

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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