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OnePlus 8 Pro vs Huawei P40 Pro: Which Should You Buy?

author Luis Silva (May 2020 Updated: March 2021)

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Is the OnePlus 8 Pro good enough? Or should you spend a fortune on the P40 Pro?

Both phones were launched in April of 2020.

In this article, we see how the 8 Pro and the P40 Pro 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

Which is better, the 8 Pro or the P40 Pro?

The price of the 8 Pro isn't that much higher, but it also has better specs.

It gives you a better display, Google's services, and more internal storage (256GB vs. 128GB). But with the P40 Pro, you can get better cameras and external storage.

What else do they have to offer?

The 8 Pro also comes with a larger (+0.2") display and better outdoor brightness. But with the P40 Pro, you can also get a telephoto lens (+51 mm).

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

If you're not considering subscribing to a service provider, it should be about $1 more expensive.

Is it worth getting the 8 Pro in 2021?

The OnePlus 8 Pro is clearly worth buying in 2021, even if there are better phones out there. You can consider the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, but we should acknowledge this one for its good performance, good camera, great battery life, tons of storage, and fast wireless charging.

Is it worth buying the P40 Pro in 2021?

Of course, I still recommend the P40 Pro in 2021. You can thank Huawei for its good performance, good camera, great battery life, optical zoom, and fast charging. But if you've been dreaming about other phones, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max should also be one of them.

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The prices of the Huawei P40 Pro and the OnePlus 8 Pro are similar. Although the P40 Pro is cheaper most of the time, aside from promotions that might appear. Keep this in mind when comparing both of them.

Look out for a "Tek-Score" in every section of this article. All the specifications were examined to allow you a faster discerning of the variation between the phones. You'll find a global score at the end, which can help you compare to other phones if you're willing to consider other phone suggestions.

The weight of each section

Our Tek-Score is based on a study done by Globalwebindex.com on what buyers are looking for when purchasing a smartphone. But you'll be able to define how the global rate is composed based on what you value. You can go there right now or just keep reading.

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You're going to find a red or green bar next to some features. That can help you understand how they fare against other smartphones at the same price range.

If you click here:, you'll see our list, but we've only included smartphones within a 40% price range.

Some items are underlined, and you can tap to access several top 10 tables for any budget.

Device 8 Pro P40 Pro
Release Date 2020, April 2020, April 0y.
OS Updates 2 years 2 years 0y.
Security Updates 3 years 2 years -1y.

*Reference: 100: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Which One Has The Best Performance?

On the multicore portion of Geekbench 5, which measures overall performance, the P40 Pro was, on average, 3% quicker while finishing its tests. On daily usage, you wouldn't be able to notice any real differences between them.

It's safe to say that both of them can be tagged as high-end.

Huawei decided to include the Hisilicon Kirin 990 processor on its P40 Pro. In its turn, the OnePlus 8 Pro has the previous generation Snapdragon 865 processor.

About the graphics: while the first one brings a Mali-G76 MP16, the other has an Adreno 650.

The 8 Pro brings the Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 OS from the factory, and the P40 Pro has Android 10 and EMUI 10.

Some users did install the Google Play Store on recent Huawei phones, but please be aware that officially you won't get Google apps, and some essential apps may be missing too on the P40 Pro.

Features 8 Pro P40 Pro
SoC Snapdragon 865 Hisilicon Kirin 990
Graphics Adreno 650 Mali-G76 MP16
Geekbench 5 Score 3092
OS Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 Android 10 and EMUI 10

*Reference: 100: Apple iPhone 12.

Which Phone Has The Best Display?

OnePlus 8 Pro front transparent png Huawei P40 Pro front transparent png

The 8 Pro is the title-holder here, but not by a significant margin.

Would you prefer the 6.5" AMOLED display of the P40 Pro or the larger 6.7" AMOLED panel of the 8 Pro? It all comes down to personal preferences for both the display type and size. Do you favor AMOLED screens?

If you're looking for the most high-resolution display, the 8 Pro is a winner here.

No one likes to look at a shattered screen, so you need to know about their glass protection. Unfortunately, the P40 Pro doesn't have any known type of display protection, while the 8 Pro has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

If you value an Always-On display, you'll be glad to find it in both of them.

If you set your brightness to auto, the 8 Pro will reach 888 nits, and the P40 Pro can top at 605 nits.

The 8 Pro has HDR10+ video support, and the P40 Pro does HDR10.

If you're looking for high refresh rate displays, they'll both let you set it to 90hz.

Given these two, 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.

Display Density (DPIs)*
Features 8 Pro P40 Pro
Size 6.7
Resolution (px) 1440x3168
Refresh Rate 90hz 90hz 0
Dots per Inch 519.39
Always-On-Display Yes Yes
Notch Hole Hole
Peak Brightness 888 nits
605 nits
Sub Tek-Score
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 -

*Reference: 100: Sony Xperia 1 II.

Which Phone Has The Best Cameras?

OnePlus 8 Pro back transparent png Huawei P40 Pro back transparent png

If you value quality photos, you should know that the P40 Pro is about 27% above its adversaries in its class. And the 8 Pro isn't good enough to win this battle.

Who's gonna win this battle? The 8 Pro has a whopping 48 Megapixels camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 25mm wide-angle lens, two flash LEDs, HDR abilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It can record videos at up to 2160p.

It also has three more cameras: one with 8 Megapixels, an aperture of f/2.4 plus a 74mm telephoto lens, one with 48 Megapixels (f/2.2) with a 14mm ultra-wide-angle lens, and another with 5 Megapixels that works as a depth sensor.

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.

There's also a 16 MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.5 and a 1/3" sensor.

DXOMARK gave this shooter a rate of 120. And if you take into account the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, that will go up to 133. For a thorough review, click here.

To put things in perspective: keep in mind that all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. On the other hand, none of them feature a macro lens.

On the back of the Huawei P40 Pro is a whopping 50 Megapixels (f/1.9) camera and a 23mm wide-angle lens. Then you'll have one flash LED, HDR abilities, and Optical Image Stabilization too. It can also record videos at up to 2160p. It also has two extra rear-facing camera lenses. One has 12 Megapixels (with an aperture of f/3.4 and an astounding 125mm telephoto lens), and another with 40 Megapixels (f/1.8) with an 18mm ultra-wide-angle lens, plus a depth sensor.

For your information: If you zoom in and crop a 50 Megapixels photo, you can get 2x optical zoom. You'll get a 12 Megapixels photo.

The P40 Pro and the P30 Pro share the same ability to do 50x hybrid zoom. It isn't an optical zoom, but (thanks to AI) it is much better than digital zoom.

You can get selfies with 32 MP Megapixels. It has a lens with f/2.2 of aperture and a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

DXOMARK's gurus gave this shooter a score of 137. Plus, combining with the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, that score goes up to 153. You can click here to check it out.

Lastly, 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. Still, none of them feature a macro lens.

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

The 8 Pro has an optical zoom of about 3x, which is good, but nothing like the P40 Pro.

Picture Quality*
Primary Camera 8 Pro P40 Pro
Megapixels 48
Aperture 1.8
Lens 25mm
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 2 1 -1
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 133

*Reference: 100: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) 8 Pro P40 Pro vs.
Megapixels 8
Aperture 2.4
Lens 74mm (3x zoom)
125mm (5.4x zoom)
Lens Type Telephoto lens Telephoto lens
Megapixels 48 40 -8
Aperture 2.2 1.8 -0.4
Lens 14mm 18mm 4
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Megapixels 5 -
Aperture 2.4 -
Lens Type Depth Sensor Depth Sensor
Score 13 16 3
Selfie Camera 8 Pro P40 Pro vs.
Megapixels 16
Aperture 2.5
Lens - 26mm
8 Pro P40 Pro vs.

Who has the best frame?

It's a tie, so there is no wrong choice here.

The 8 Pro is 6.50 inches (165 mm) tall and 2.92 inches (74 mm) long. The P40 Pro, on the other hand, is 7 mm smaller and 2 mm narrower (about 0.28 inches by 0.08 inches).

The first has a thickness of 8 mm (0.32 inches), while the second has about 9 mm (0.35 inches).

All of that goodness is presented in a sleek glass body. The 8 Pro weighs 199 g. (7.02 oz), while its rival is 10 g. (0.39 oz) heavier. If you're looking for a lightweight device, I've come up with an adapted "display size to phone weight ratio" rate. The 8 Pro got 4.7, and that's another way of saying it has an acceptable score for its screen size. The P40 Pro, however, has 3.1, 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 Silver Frost, Deep Sea Blue, Blush Gold, Ice White, and Black with the P40 Pro.

If you like to keep your phones small, consider getting the Huawei P40 Pro. Otherwise, the other one is more or less the same here.

Would you like to have a fingerprint scanner? It doesn't matter because both have one.

The 8 Pro is rated IP68, which means it's water-resistant in up to 1 to 3 meters, and the same goes for the P40 Pro. But remember: it's for a maximum period of half an hour, in standby and freshwater only, so no saltwater or pools here.

Body 8 Pro P40 Pro
Size 165 x 74 x 8 mm
(5.82 x 2.61 x 0.28 in)
158 x 72 x 9 mm
(5.57 x 2.54 x 0.32 in)
Weight 199 g. (7.02 oz)
209 g. (7.37 oz)
Build Front and back glass Front and back glass
Colors Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Ultramarine Blue Silver Frost, Deep Sea Blue, Blush Gold, Ice White, and Black
Screen To Body Ratio 89.35%
Disp.Size To Weight Score 4.7 3.1 -1.6
Looks 9.1/10
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Under Display Fingerprint

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

Which has the best battery?

The 8 Pro has a 4510 mAh battery, and the P40 Pro has 4200 mAh. But according to GSMArena's tests, there's no real difference between them.

That's what you can expect from the 8 Pro 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.
  • For 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll probably have 67% left for the rest of the day.
  • By talking for 1 hour, browsing the web for 1 hour, and playing videos for 3 hours, the phone will have 71% left for the rest of the day.

And these are P40 Pro's patterns:

  • After 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, you'll probably have 70% left for the rest of the day.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, this is where your battery will be: 72%.

Quickly charging any of them won't be an issue. The 8 Pro supports up to 30w and the P40 Pro up to 40.

If you value wireless charging, they can do 30w vs. 27w.

Both phones can also use reverse wireless charging to charge any Qi-enabled devices.

Quick charging is reasonably speedy with the P40 Pro's charger. Devices with similar prices usually stay at around 33w/hour.

8 Pro's Quick wireless charging is likewise snappy. That isn't as frequent on its direct rivals.

Features 8 Pro P40 Pro
Capacity (mAh) 4510 4200 -310
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 83% left
83% left
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 67% left
70% left
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 71% left
72% left
Bat. To Phone Size Score 3.5 5.3 1.8
Sub Tek-Score
Fast Charging 30w
Wireless Charging 30w
Reverse Charging 3w

*Reference: 90: Samsung Galaxy A31.

Which has more storage?

The 8 Pro. Clearly.

The 8 Pro features 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. Unfortunately, OnePlus didn't include a MicroSD slot, but with that much space, who cares? Furthermore, other devices from this budget usually have less storage but more RAM. They're closer to 131Gb of storage and 9GB of RAM.

On the P40 Pro, you'll find 128GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. You can add a Nano Memory card if you want.

Features 8 Pro P40 Pro
Internal (GB) 256GB
Micro SD No Nano Memory (shared SIM slot)

*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 5.1 module. Both phones also have NFC.

If you love good-old wired headphones, you're out of luck because none of them included a 3.5mm headphone jack. You may go for an adapter as a last resort, but it really isn't the same. You can have it anyway if you don't mind searching for them. You can get that with the Sony Xperia 1 II.

Both have a single network variant: (LTE and) 5G.

Features 8 Pro P40 Pro
Network 5G 5G
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No

Which is more affordable?

The Huawei P40 Pro surely wins over its competitor in this round. But do search for any deals or price drops before making up your mind. The OnePlus 8 Pro, in its turn, isn't that cheap, but I believe that it shouldn't come as a surprise at all.

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

Here's what we've found out:

OnePlus 8 Pro

Reference: $800

OnePlus 8 Pro

Huawei P40 Pro

Reference: $799

Huawei P40 Pro

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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 P40 Pro VS
Amazon 0.84 0.87 0.03
eBay 0.94 0.73 -0.21
Best Buy - - -
Walmart 1.03 - -

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Are you ready for that final score? We're almost there. Let me point out the average of its competitors. They're usually close to 7.1 for both of them.

Verdict: What Makes the OnePlus 8 Pro Stand Out?

Yes, the P40 Pro should've been way ahead of the OnePlus 8 Pro on the global score. At least you'll get an astonishing set of cameras, better battery life, and expandable (although expensive) storage. But for that, you'd have to get the best protective case you can find, and in the end, the OnePlus 8 Pro, in a similar circumstance, would've been even better protected against unexpected drops.

Moreover, who'd want to put a shirt on such a sexy body, right? That's why I think you should skip it.

Pros 8 Pro P40 Pro
#1 Performance Performance
#3 Always-On-Display Always-On-Display
#4 Cameras Cameras
#5 Battery Life Battery Life
#6 Fast Charging Fast Charging
#7 Wireless Charging Wireless Charging
#8 Storage MicroSD Slot
Cons 8 Pro P40 Pro
#1 MicroSD Slot Weight
#2 Weight 3.5mm Jack
#3 3.5mm Jack Price
#4 Price Glass Protection
Relative Score*
Global Score 8 Pro P40 Pro
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 8 Pro 
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro Max
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.EX
  • GooglerivalPixel 4 XL
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Plus
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Ultra
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP40 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP40
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Ultra
  • OpporivalFind X2 Pro
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Mini
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Ultra
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Plus
  • SonyrivalXperia 1 II

 Huawei P40 Pro 
  • SonyrivalXperia 1
  • SonyrivalXperia 5
  • ApplerivaliPhone XS Max
  • ApplerivaliPhone 11 Pro Max
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20+ EX
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 U.EX
  • GooglerivalPixel 4 XL
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Plus
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S20 Ultra
  • HuaweirivalMate 30 Pro
  • HuaweirivalP40
  • OnePlusrival8 Pro
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12
  • XiaomirivalMi 10 Ultra
  • OpporivalFind X2 Pro
  • ApplerivaliPhone 12 Mini
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Ultra
  • SamsungrivalGalaxy S21 Plus
  • SonyrivalXperia 1 II

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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