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OnePlus 7T Pro vs Apple iPhone 11: Should You Try A New OS?

author Luis Silva (August 2020 Updated: August 2021 - 6 min. reading time)

The iPhone 11 isn't that affordable, but it doesn't have better specs.

You'll get better performance (+23%), better glass protection, and water-resistance. But the 7T Pro brings more internal storage (256GB vs. 64GB).

What else do they have to offer?

The iPhone 11 also has a cleaner user interface and wireless charging. But the 7T Pro will also give you an AMOLED, higher refresh rate, larger (+0.5") display, a telephoto lens (+61 mm), faster-charging speeds (30w vs. 18w), and more RAM (8GB vs. 4GB).

How much will the additional specs cost me?

If you ignore carrier offers, since it is more affordable, you can end up saving up to about $140.

Is it worth buying the 7T Pro in 2021?

The 7T Pro is still one of the best phones you can buy in 2021 (depending on your budget), as it still retains its value. However, you should also consider other phones like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus because it has better performance, more security updates, water resistance, and reverse charging.

Is it worth getting the iPhone 11 in 2021?

The iPhone 11 isn't the latest release anymore, but you'll still be happy with its good performance, good cameras, and good battery life. If you can find a great deal, it does make sense in 2021, but note that the iPhone 12 features better performance, more security updates, and an AMOLED display.

Read on so you can learn more about their differences, how they stack up against their rivals, and you'll know how the tech experts evaluate their specs.

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Introduction

In September of 2019, Apple started selling its iPhone 11, while OnePlus's 7T Pro hit the stores one month later.

With this article, you'll be able to compare every feature of the 7T Pro and the iPhone 11. Then, you can decide what model better suits your needs. Let's start.

The weight of each section

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Price*
vs.
Device 7T Pro iPhone 11
Release Date 2019, October 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?

Geekbench 5 (IOS)(Android) scores the iPhone 11 23% ahead of its rival in the multi-core ranking. You should notice that it is a bit faster if you test them side by side. You should be aware that apps on iOs usually run smoother because the OS is tailored for its hardware.

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

Performance*
vs.
Features 7T Pro iPhone 11
SoC Snapdragon 855+ Apple A13
Graphics Adreno 640 Apple GPU
Geekbench 5 Score 2698
3328
630
OS Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 iOS 13
Tek-Score
6.5
7.5
1.1

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

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

The 7T Pro has the best screen, and the difference is considerable. Although the iPhone 11 has better glass protection.

The iPhone 11 sets itself apart from other similarly priced phones: Its display has a low pixel density.

But you can fix that if you go after the 8 or the 8T instead of them.

Most phones from this price range stay in the ballpark of 773 nits, while the 7T Pro can only do 22% less.

Considering the 7T Pro, you should know that 89% of its rivals can play HDR content, 96% have an AMOLED screen, and 93% have an Always-On display.

Compared to the iPhone 11, please be aware that 89% of its rivals can play HDR content and have an Always-On display, and 96% have an AMOLED screen.

Display Density (DPIs)*
vs.
Features 7T Pro iPhone 11
Size 6.6
6.1
-0.5
Screen Type AMOLED LCD
Resolution (px) 1440x3120
828x1792
-3009024
Refresh Rate 90hz 60hz -30
Dots per Inch 520.65
323.61
-197.03
Always-On-Display No No
Notch No/Clean Wedge
Peak Brightness 600 nits
644 nits
44
HDR HDR10+ -
Sub Tek-Score
4.1
1.2
-2.9
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning toughened glass
Tek-Score
5.0
5.2
0.2

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

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

If you value quality photos, you should know that the iPhone 11 is about 53% above other smartphones at about this price tag. And I'd willingly pick this over the 7T Pro.

About the 7T Pro: This camera came out of DXOMARK's labs with a score of 116. And if you take into account the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, it'll get 129** points. You can check their review if you click here.

PS: keep in mind that all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more and have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and 89% feature Optical Image Stabilization. Nevertheless, only 25% of them feature a macro lens.

About the iPhone 11: On DXOMARK's reviewing article, they gave this shooter 132 points. And by adding its wide-angle lens, we end up with a score of 138** points. If you want to know more about it, check it here.

Furthermore, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K and have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and 93% feature Optical Image Stabilization. Regardless, only 18% of them feature a macro lens.

If you prefer, we can grade the 7T Pro more as a lower high-end and the iPhone 11 in the high-end ballpark.

**Please take this with a grain of salt, particularly on mid-end cameras with less than 40MP and no zoom lens. They just changed their protocol, and I only have few reviewed devices to deduce a compatible score.

Picture Quality*
vs.
Primary Camera 7T Pro iPhone 11
Megapixels 48
12
-36
Aperture 1.6
1.8
0.2
Lens 26mm
26mm
0
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 2 4 2
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 129
138
9

*Reference: 100: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.

Extra Camera(s) 7T Pro iPhone 11 vs.
Megapixels 8
12
4
Aperture 2.4
2.4
0.0
Lens 74mm (2.8x zoom)
13mm -61
Lens Type Telephoto lens Ultra-wide-Angle
Megapixels 16 -
Aperture 2.2 -
Lens 13mm -
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle -
Score 13 6 -7
Selfie Camera 7T Pro iPhone 11 vs.
Megapixels 0 12
12
Aperture 2.0
2.2
0.2
Lens 25mm 23mm -2
7T Pro iPhone 11 vs.
Tek-Score
7.6
8.1
0.5

Who has the best frame?

The iPhone 11 does stand out because of its number of color options and water resistance.

The 7T Pro is a little bit heavier: About 12 g. (0.42 oz). If you want a big screen in a lightweight phone, the "weight to display size" score of the 7T Pro is 3.7, showing it's kind of weighty for its screen size. In the meantime, the iPhone 11 has 3.3, which suggests it's considerably hefty too.

The iPhone 11 truly is water-resistant. It can be submerged 1 to 3 meters deep. That shouldn't last over half an hour, in standby mode, so no underwater photos.

Looks*
vs.
Body 7T 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)
-7200
Weight 206 g. (7.27 oz)
194 g. (6.84 oz)
-12
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Haze Blue and a unique McLaren Edition Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple
Screen To Body Ratio 88.01%
81.25%
-6.76
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.7 3.3 -0.4
Looks 9.1/10
8.6/10
-0.5
Waterproof - IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Face ID
Tek-Score
1.9
7.1
5.3

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

Which has the best battery?

The 7T Pro does have a bigger battery, with 4085 mAh, while the iPhone 11 only has 3110 mAh. But according to GSMArena's tests, there's no real difference between them.

For the record, the 7T Pro can also beat almost all devices I've analyzed. Do check our top 10 list.

What about having reverse wireless charging on your next phone? If you want it, that's already a reality on the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the Samsung Galaxy S21, for example.

Battery*
vs.
Features 7T Pro iPhone 11
Capacity (mAh) 4085 3110 -975
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 84% left
83% left
-1
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 69% left
71% left
2
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 73% left
73% left
0
Bat. To Phone Size Score 4.0 5.6 1.6
Sub Tek-Score
7.5
7.6
0.0
Fast Charging 30w
18w
-12
Wireless Charging No 5w
5
Tek-Score
6.6
6.7
0.1

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

The 7T Pro has about four times more storage.

The 7T Pro features 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. Also, similarly priced adversaries usually have less RAM and less storage. They're around 8GB of RAM and 139Gb of storage.

The iPhone 11 offers 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. Again, chances are that you'll have more RAM and more storage from almost all of their competitors. They usually get close to 8Gb of RAM and 149Gb of storage.

Neither storage nor RAM should be an issue on both phones. However, if videos or big games are your thing, you'll soon figure out that 64 GB is too short for you.

Storage*
vs.
Features 7T Pro iPhone 11
RAM (GB) 8GB
4GB
-4
Internal (GB) 256GB
64GB
-192
Micro SD No No
Tek-Score
8.5
2.8
-5.8

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

Which is the most connectivity-friendly?

There isn't much to see here.

About the 3.5mm jack: Now may be the time to consider moving to wireless earbuds. Just skip adapters and get a decent pair of wireless earbuds. You can also check other devices if you don't mind searching for them. You'd have to pick a smartphone like the Sony Xperia 1 II.

These two are LTE compatible. If you'd rather have a smartphone with 5G, you should also consider the 8 or the 8T.

Connectivity
vs.
Features 7T Pro iPhone 11
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?

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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 7T Pro iPhone 11 VS
Amazon 1.28 - ! -
eBay - 1.04 -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart - - -

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So, what about that global score? We'll get there. First, let me mention the average at their price range. It's 6.8 for the 7T Pro and 6.9 for the iPhone 11.

Verdict: What Makes the OnePlus 7T Pro Stand Out?

If you are looking for a great device, any of these smartphones will make you happy at the end of the day. If you value performance the most, then the iPhone 11 is the clear winner, aside from that, the 7T Pro has an outstanding 90hz notch-free HDR10+ display, an incredible set of cameras, and plenty of storage to go. That's not to say it is the perfect device, even if you can't complain about battery life either. Unfortunately, it lacks an Always-On display, wireless charging, and the headphone jack, to say the least. But one could say the same for the iPhone 11 (except that it does have wireless charging), but in the end, it should hold it's value way better if you're thinking about reselling your next phone.

Pros 7T Pro iPhone 11
#1 Performance Performance
#2 AMOLED Cameras
#3 Cameras Battery Life
#4 Battery Life Fast Charging
#5 Fast Charging Wireless Charging
#6 Storage Glass Protection
Cons 7T 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*
vs.
Global Score 7T Pro iPhone 11
Gaming Score
7.6
4.2
-3.4
Tek-Score
6.45
6.00
-0.45
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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"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.


 OnePlus 7T Pro 
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 8
    $419
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10+
    $565
  • ApplerivaliPhone X
    $579
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11
    $575
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 9
    $598
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e
    $428
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10
    $499
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS
    $410
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e EX
    $428
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e SD
    $499
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 SD
    $535
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ SD
    $535
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 EX
    $429
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 SD
    $499
  • OnePlusrival7 Pro
    $429
  • HuaweirivalP30 Pro
    $599
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Plus
    $600
  • HuaweirivalMate 20 Pro
    $436
  • OnePlusrival8
    $480
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Pro
    $600
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10 Lite
    $425
  • OnePlusrivalNord
    $410
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
    $463
  • GooglerivalPixel 5
    $580
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Plus
    $600
  • XiaomirivalMi 10T Pro
    $480
  • OnePlusrival8T
    $549
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
    $529
  • OpporivalReno4 Pro
    $594
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy A72
    $445
  • OnePlusrival9
    $551
  • OpporivalFind X3 Lite
    $554

 Apple iPhone 11 
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
    $689
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
    $688
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
    $649
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10+
    $565
  • ApplerivaliPhone X
    $579
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 9
    $598
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro
    $684
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
    $650
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10
    $499
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 Plus
    $689
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e SD
    $499
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10+ EX
    $689
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 SD
    $535
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ SD
    $535
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 SD
    $499
  • OnePlusrival7T Pro
    $503
  • HuaweirivalP30 Pro
    $599
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Plus
    $600
  • HuaweirivalP40
    $666
  • OnePlusrival8
    $480
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Pro
    $600
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
    $463
  • GooglerivalPixel 5
    $580
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Plus
    $600
  • XiaomirivalMi 10T Pro
    $480
  • OnePlusrival8T
    $549
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
    $529
  • OpporivalReno4 Pro
    $594
  • SonyrivalXperia 1 II
    $650
  • OnePlusrival9
    $551
  • OpporivalFind X3 Lite
    $554
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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 valid 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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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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