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OnePlus 8 Pro vs Apple iPhone 11: Is The 11 Good Enough?

author Luis Silva (December 2020 Updated: March 2021)

OnePlus 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 11

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Introduction

Apple launched its iPhone 11 in September of 2019, while OnePlus's 8 Pro arrived at stores in April of 2020.

In this article, we see how the 8 Pro and the iPhone 11 compare to each other to help you decide and see which one of these is the right one for you.

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 8 Pro and the iPhone 11?

The price of the 8 Pro isn't that much higher, but it also is the better device of the two considering their specs.

It gives you a better display, and more internal storage (256GB vs. 64GB). But with the iPhone 11, you can get better glass protection and more OS updates (3 additional years).

What else do they have to offer?

The 8 Pro also comes with an AMOLED, higher refresh rate, Always-On, larger (+0.6") display, better outdoor brightness, a telephoto lens (+61 mm), more cameras, faster-charging speeds (30w vs. 18w), faster wireless charging (30w vs. 5w), reverse wireless charging, more RAM (8GB vs. 4GB), and Bluetooth 5.1. But the iPhone 11 also adds a cleaner user interface.

But how much more will I have to pay for the 8 Pro?

If you're considering a new and unlocked smartphone, you'll have to invest an additional amount close to $100.

Is it still worth buying the 8 Pro in 2021?

Sure, you can look for other devices, but the 8 Pro is an outstanding handset even in 2021. Of course, you'll also be happy with a device like the Oppo Find X2 Pro, but this one does have good performance, good camera, great battery life, tons of storage, and fast wireless charging.

Is it 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 you'd be better off with the iPhone 12 as a daily driver because it has better performance, more security updates, and an AMOLED display.

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The prices of the Apple iPhone 11 and the OnePlus 8 Pro are similar. Although the iPhone 11 is cheaper most of the time, aside from promotions that might appear. Keep this in mind when comparing both of them.

For each featured section, there's a "Tek-Score" for you to check. We evaluated every quantifiable specification, so you can better understand the difference between the two. There's also a global rate for you to compare them to other phones if you're interested in other than 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 what you value. You can go there right now but I encourage you to keep reading.

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

You're going to find a red or green bar next to some features. That's so you can see how they sit side by side with equivalently priced phones.

You can click here: to view the ones we're comparing to, but basically, we include every smartphone within a 20+20% price range, up and down.

Some items are clickable, and they'll get you to the related top 10 listings for all budgets.

Price*
vs.
Device 8 Pro iPhone 11
Release Date 2020, April 2019, September -1y.
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?

Performance-wise, Geekbench 5 (IOS)(Android) rates the iPhone 11 8% ahead on the multi-core rankings. All in all, there's not much of a difference between the two. You should be aware that apps on iOs usually run smoother because Apple did their work to keep it fit.

We can classify both of them as high-end.

Apple decided to include the Apple A13 processor on its iPhone 11. In its turn, the OnePlus 8 Pro has the previous generation Snapdragon 865 processor.

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

The 8 Pro brings the Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 OS from the factory, and the iPhone 11 has iOS 13.

Performance*
vs.
Features 8 Pro iPhone 11
SoC Snapdragon 865 Apple A13
Graphics Adreno 650 Apple GPU
Geekbench 5 Score 3092
3328
236
OS Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 iOS 13
Tek-Score
7.2
7.5
0.4

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

OnePlus 8 Pro front transparent png Apple iPhone 11 front transparent png

The 8 Pro has the best screen, and it wins by a significant margin.

The 8 Pro offers a sharp, 6.7-inch AMOLED display that is considerably larger than the 6.1-inch LCD panel on the iPhone 11. To each, it's own. To me, a 6.3 inches screen is where I draw the line.

The 8 Pro has a higher-resolution 1440x3168 Quad HD display, and the iPhone 11 makes do with an 828x1792 HD panel. If you can't get over the iPhone 11's notch, at least the 8 Pro has a tinier notch.

The iPhone 11 sets itself apart from almost all of its competitors: Its display density is 136 dots per inch below the usual.

Just a small drop may shatter your phone, so be aware: The 8 Pro display is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The iPhone 11 with a Corning toughened glass.

To me, the OnePlus 8 Pro has one significant advantage here, which is the Always-On-Display.

When it comes to outdoor visibility, the 8 Pro will reach 888 nits, and the iPhone 11 can top at 644 nits.

The 8 Pro can play HDR10+ videos.

If you value a smooth display, you should know that the 8 Pro can do 90hz.

Considering the 8 Pro, you should know that 95% of its rivals can play HDR content. Plus, all of them have an AMOLED screen, 89% have an Always-On display, and 79% have Gorilla Glass 6 or better.

For the iPhone 11, as a reference, 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)*
vs.
Features 8 Pro iPhone 11
Size 6.7
6.1
-0.6
Screen Type AMOLED LCD
Resolution (px) 1440x3168
828x1792
-3078144
Refresh Rate 90hz 60hz -30
Dots per Inch 519.39
323.61
-195.78
Always-On-Display Yes No
Notch Hole Wedge
Peak Brightness 888 nits
644 nits
-244
HDR HDR10+ -
Sub Tek-Score
9.5
1.2
-8.3
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning toughened glass
Tek-Score
6.9
5.2
-1.7

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

OnePlus 8 Pro back transparent png Apple iPhone 11 back transparent png

By DXOMARK's standards, the iPhone 11 is also roughly 43 points above its rivals at about this price-tag. And the 8 Pro isn't good enough to win this battle.

Things are different when it comes to lenses. Together, a whopping 48 Megapixels sensor, an aperture of f/1.8, a 25mm wide-angle lens, two flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization makes up the 8 Pro camera set. Adding to that, you'll still get the ability to record videos at up to 2160p.

OnePlus included on the 8 Pro, not one, not two, but three extra cameras: one that has 8 Megapixels and an aperture of f/2.4 plus a 74mm telephoto lens, another shooter that has 48 Megapixels (f/2.2) with a 14mm ultra-wide-angle lens, and last but not least, another shooter with 5 Megapixels that works as a depth sensor.

Did you know? When cropping a 48 Megapixels photo by zooming in, you can get a sample with 12 Megapixels and 2x optical zoom.

Its selfie camera features a 16 MP sensor with an f/2.5 aperture and a 1/3" sensor.

DXOMARK reviewed this camera and gave it 120 points. By including the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, the final rate goes up to 133 points. If you want to know more about it, click here .

Last (but not least), all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Yet, none of them feature a macro lens.

The standard camera on the back of the iPhone 11 has a 12 Megapixels sensor and a 26mm, f/1.8 aperture, wide-angle lens. It also has four flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. When it comes to recording videos, it can do 2160p. Its second shooter has a 12 Megapixels sensor with an aperture of f/2.4 plus a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Apple included a 12 MP (f/2.2) sensor for selfies and a 23 mm wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK has rated this camera with a score of 132. And if we consider its wide-angle lens, we'll get to the final rate of 138** points. If you want to know more about every tidbit, check it here.

Last (but not least), if you must 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 17% of them feature a macro lens.

One can place these two as high-end.

The 8 Pro has something neat about its cameras: a 3x optical zoom. It will enable you to get a closer view of the subject before taking your picture.

**Please take this with a grain of salt, particularly on mid-end cameras with less than 40MP and no zoom lens. They moved to a new camera test protocol, and they don't have enough reviews for me to refine the pre-update camera rates.

Picture Quality*
vs.
Primary Camera 8 Pro iPhone 11
Megapixels 48
12
-36
Aperture 1.8
1.8
0.0
Lens 25mm
26mm
1
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 2 4 2
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 133
138
5

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) 8 Pro iPhone 11 vs.
Megapixels 8
12
4
Aperture 2.4
2.4
0.0
Lens 74mm (3x zoom)
13mm -61
Lens Type Telephoto lens Ultra-wide-Angle
Megapixels 48 -
Aperture 2.2 -
Lens 14mm -
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle -
Megapixels 5 -
Aperture 2.4 -
Lens Type Depth Sensor -
Score 13 6 -7
Selfie Camera 8 Pro iPhone 11 vs.
Megapixels 16
12
-4
Aperture 2.5
2.2
-0.3
Lens - 23mm
8 Pro iPhone 11 vs.
Tek-Score
7.8
8.1
0.3

Who has the best frame?

They ended up with the same score, so don't worry too much.

The 8 Pro has a height of 165 mm (6.50 inches) and a width of 74 mm (2.92 inches). Apple's iPhone 11 is a bit smaller, precisely 15 mm (0.59 inches), and a bit larger too, about 1 mm (0.04 inches).

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

A front and back glass body does make these phones look premium on your hands. Adding to that, both weigh about the same: 194 g. (6.84 oz). If you want a big screen in a light phone, the 8 Pro has a "weight to screen size" score of 4.7, which means it has an acceptable score for a 6.7 inches screen. Having said that, the iPhone 11 has 3.3, which suggests it's considerably hefty.

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

If you favor big phones, you should pick the OnePlus 8 Pro. Otherwise, the other is the one.

What about a fingerprint scanner? There's one under the display of the 8 Pro but not on the iPhone 11.

Although a pin isn't the only login option in the iPhone 11. Some say Face ID isn't as secure, but it's there for you.

The 8 Pro is water-resistant in up to 1 to 3 meters, identical to the iPhone 11. But remember: it's for a maximum period of half an hour, on standby, and freshwater only.

Looks*
vs.
Body 8 Pro iPhone 11
Size 165 x 74 x 8 mm
(5.82 x 2.61 x 0.28 in)
150 x 75 x 8 mm
(5.29 x 2.65 x 0.28 in)
-7680
Weight 199 g. (7.02 oz)
194 g. (6.84 oz)
-5
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Ultramarine Blue Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red, and Purple
Screen To Body Ratio 89.35%
81.25%
-8.10
Disp.Size To Weight Score 4.7 3.3 -1.4
Looks 9.1/10
8.6/10
-0.5
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Face ID
Tek-Score
7.1
7.1
0.1

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

Which has the best battery?

The 8 Pro features a 4510 mAh battery, while the iPhone 11 has 3110 mAh. But by GSMArena's standards, you shouldn't expect any real contrast here.

If you do a full charge, this is how the 8 Pro comes out of it:

  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll have 83% of the battery remaining.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, the battery charge will be about 67%.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, this is where your battery will be: 71%.

And these are iPhone 11's patterns:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll be at 83% of the battery charge.
  • From 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.
  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 3 hours, this is where your battery will be: 73%.

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

They all include wireless charging, and they charge at 30w vs. 5w. That's nice.

You can also use the 8 Pro reverse wireless charging to charge any Qi-enabled device up to 3w per hour.

Fast wireless charging on the 8 Pro is likewise a nice plus. That's uncommon in its class.

Battery*
vs.
Features 8 Pro iPhone 11
Capacity (mAh) 4510 3110 -1400
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 83% left
83% left
0
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 67% left
71% left
4
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 71% left
73% left
2
Bat. To Phone Size Score 3.5 5.6 2.1
Sub Tek-Score
7.4
7.6
0.2
Fast Charging 30w
18w
-12
Wireless Charging 30w
5w
-25
Reverse Charging 3w
No -3
Tek-Score
7.5
6.7
-0.8

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

Definitely, the 8 Pro.

The 8 Pro has 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. Memory cards aren't welcome here, but with that much space, who cares? Be aware that at this price segment, others deliver more RAM but less storage. They average at 9GB of RAM and 131Gb of storage.

In its turn, the iPhone 11 has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of integrated storage. There's also no extra storage here. If you're a power user, keep that in mind. Again, you'll most likely get more storage and more RAM on most of its rivals. They usually get close to 8Gb of RAM and 149Gb of storage.

Most people should be OK with their internal storage. However, if you plan to store some movies or record tons of videos, you'll soon figure out that 64 GB is too short for you.

Storage*
vs.
Features 8 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?

The 8 Pro, as it features Bluetooth 5.1 and 5G.

Surprisingly, there's a difference here: The 8 Pro features Bluetooth 5.1, but the iPhone 11 has Bluetooth 5.0. You can find NFC on both of them.

If you got used to counting on the good-old 3.5mm headphone jack, forget about it. 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're willing to forget about them. The Sony Xperia 1 II can help you with that.

The 8 Pro runs on (LTE and) 5G networks.

Connectivity
vs.
Features 8 Pro iPhone 11
Network 5G LTE
Bluetooth 5.1
5.0
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No
Tek-Score
5.1
3.6
-1.5

Which is more affordable?

You're likely not considering the iPhone 11 to make all your pennies count. But with a great deal or a price drop, it can be an impressive finding. Promotions aside, the 8 Pro is more expensive, but I believe that it shouldn't come as a surprise at all.

Don't worry, because the following tables will help you make up your mind.

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

OnePlus 8 Pro

Reference: $800

OnePlus 8 Pro

Apple iPhone 11

Reference: $700

Apple iPhone 11

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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 8 Pro iPhone 11 VS
Amazon 0.84 - ! -
eBay 0.94 - -
Best Buy - - -
Walmart 1.03 0.66 -0.37

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Are you also considering other options? The global score can help. Just so you have an idea, take a look at where its adversaries average. They're at 7.1 (for the 8 Pro) and 6.8 (for the iPhone 11).

Verdict: What Makes the OnePlus 8 Pro Stand Out?

If you value features over the Apple ecosystem and timely updates, then the 8 Pro is the obvious choice.

It'll give you much more outdoor brightness (+244 nits), an AMOLED with high refresh rates screen, plus a higher amount of dots per inch on an Always-on display. It also has a telephoto lens, more cameras, faster-charging speeds (including on wireless charging), plus it can also reverse charging other devices. The internal storage is also a very nice plus.

The iPhone 11 can offer you better glass protection, but not that much.

Pros 8 Pro iPhone 11
#1 Performance Performance
#2 AMOLED Cameras
#3 Always-On-Display Battery Life
#4 Cameras Fast Charging
#5 Battery Life Wireless Charging
#6 Fast Charging Glass Protection
#7 Wireless Charging
#8 Storage
Cons 8 Pro iPhone 11
#1 MicroSD Slot Screen Resolution
#2 Weight AMOLED
#3 3.5mm Jack Always-On-Display
#4 Price MicroSD Slot
#5 Weight
#6 3.5mm Jack
#7 Price
Relative Score*
vs.
Global Score 8 Pro iPhone 11
Gaming Score
8.0
4.2
-3.8
Tek-Score
7.52
6.00
-1.52
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.


 OnePlus 8 Pro 
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
    $688
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
    $699
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
    $650
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro Max
    $875
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
    $669
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
    $739
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.EX
    $925
  • GooglerivalPixel 4 XL
    $643
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
    $669
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Plus
    $739
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Ultra
    $955
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
    $650
  • HuaweirivalP40 Pro
    $799
  • HuaweirivalP40
    $666
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
    $750
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Ultra
    $846
  • OpporivalFind X2 Pro
    $950
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Mini
    $739
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Ultra
    $950
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Plus
    $849
  • SonyrivalXperia 1 II
    $799

 Apple iPhone 11 
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
    $688
  • ApplerivaliPhone X
    $579
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro
    $589
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
    $650
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy Note 10
    $499
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10e SD
    $499
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
    $669
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 SD
    $609
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ SD
    $609
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S10 SD
    $499
  • OnePlusrival7T Pro
    $544
  • HuaweirivalP30 Pro
    $598
  • GooglerivalPixel 4
    $479
  • GooglerivalPixel 4 XL
    $643
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
    $669
  • HuaweirivalMate 20 Pro
    $550
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
    $650
  • HuaweirivalP40
    $666
  • OnePlusrival8
    $630
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Pro
    $600
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 FE 4G
    $507
  • OpporivalFind X2 Neo
    $549
  • GooglerivalPixel 5
    $529
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21
    $599
  • XiaomirivalMi 10T Pro
    $480
  • OnePlusrival8T
    $570
  • XiaomirivalMi 10
    $529
  • OpporivalReno4 Pro
    $594
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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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