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OnePlus 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Is the S20 FE Good Enough?




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OnePlus 8 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

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Luis Silva (October 2020, updated: February 2021)

Introduction

I could bet that the OnePlus 8 Pro was one of the reasons Samsung released the Galaxy S20 FE (also known as S20 Fan Edition or S20 Lite). So the logical question here is: Where do they differ? Before we check that out, let me just mention that even if you find a 4G version of the Galaxy S20 FE on sale, just ignore it, even if it's cheaper. Trust me.

Samsung introduced its Galaxy S20 FE model in October of 2020. Meanwhile, OnePlus's 8 Pro started to sell in April of 2020.

Here you can look at the 8 Pro and the Galaxy S20 FE, compare each other's features, and decide which one is best for you. Let us delve into the finer details.

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 Galaxy S20 FE?

The 8 Pro may cost you a few bucks more, but it also has better specs.

It comes with a better display, a glass back, and more internal storage (256GB vs. 128GB). But the Galaxy S20 FE features external storage.

Are there other things worth mentioning?

The 8 Pro also has a larger (+0.2") display, faster wireless charging (30w vs. 15w), more RAM (8GB vs. 6GB), and Bluetooth 5.1. But the Galaxy S20 FE will also give you a higher refresh rate display.


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

If you're going off-contract, you'll have to spend approximately $120 more.


Is it worth getting the 8 Pro in 2021?

Yes, of course. It absolutely is a high-end smartphone, in my opinion.


Is it worth getting the Galaxy S20 FE in 2021?

Sure. It's a fantastic smartphone. I have no doubt about it.



The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and the OnePlus 8 Pro are about the same price, but you'll usually find the Galaxy S20 FE at a lower price. That is something worth considering when comparing them.

While scrolling down, you'll see a "Tek-Score" for each phone in every section. All the specifications were examined to allow you a faster discerning of the variation between the phones. There's also a global rate for you to compare them to other phones if you're willing to consider other phone suggestions.

That score is research-based. It's from Globalwebindex.com about the most wanted features from people looking to buy new smartphones.

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 compare with other smartphones with similar prices.

Here's our contestant panel: but we only include smartphones with price tags from -20% to +20%.

You can click on any underlined feature to check the top 10 phones for that feature for every budget.


Price* vs.
Device 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Release Date 2020, April 2020, October 0y.
OS Updates 2 years 3 years 1y.
Security Updates 3 years 3 years 0y.

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.


Performance

This isn't a performance contest because the two of them went for the same chipset: the Snapdragon 865.

They also share the same graphics chipset: last year's Adreno 650.

Wondering who's quicker on Geekbench 5? Well, keep wondering. None of them is. On daily usage, you wouldn't be able to notice any real differences here.

Are you looking for the quickest phone around? The Galaxy S20 FE is clearly above the average for its price range. The average rate is 2618, but it got 3296.

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

The 8 Pro carries out Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 OS, and the Galaxy S20 FE has Android 10 and OneUI at its core.

The 4G variant of the S20 FE comes with the Exynos 990 and the Mali-G77.

There's a performance decrease of about 15% on the Exynos 990 for the Galaxy S20 FE.


Performance* vs.
Features 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
SoC Snapdragon 865 Snapdragon 865
Graphics Adreno 650 Adreno 650
Geekbench 5 Score 3255
3296
41
OS Android 10 and OxygenOS 10 Android 10 and OneUI
Tek-Score
7.4
7.5
0.1

*Reference: Apple iPhone 12.


Display

OnePlus 8 Pro front transparent png Samsung Galaxy S20 FE front transparent png

The Galaxy S20 FE features a 6.5" AMOLED display, while the 8 Pro has a larger 6.7" AMOLED display. It all comes down to personal preferences for both the display type and size. Me, I'd go for an AMOLED screen, but a remarkable LCD is honestly as good.

The 8 Pro has a higher-resolution 1440x3168 Quad HD display, and the Galaxy S20 FE makes do with a 1080x2400 Full HD panel.

Just a small drop may shatter your phone, so you need to know about their glass protection. The 8 Pro has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, while the Galaxy S20 FE display has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. I was hoping for a newer version from Samsung. After all, Corning released this version in 2013.

There's an Always-On display on both phones. That's a must-have feature for me.

When it comes to outdoor visibility, the 8 Pro can do 888 nits, but the Galaxy S20 FE can go up to 65 nits below that.

Both phones support HDR10+ media.

If you value a smooth display, the Galaxy S20 FE can go up to 120hz and the 8 Pro up to 90hz.

As you can see, the 8 Pro's display does stand out.

Bearing in mind the 8 Pro, you should know that 89% of its rivals can play HDR content, 96% have an AMOLED screen, and 93% of them have an Always-On display.

Considering the Galaxy S20 FE, 86% of its rivals can play HDR content and have an Always-On display, and 91% of them have an AMOLED screen.


Display Density (DPIs)* vs.
Features 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Size 6.7
6.5
-0.2
Screen Type AMOLED AMOLED
Resolution (px) 1440x3168
1080x2400
-1969920
Refresh Rate 90hz 120hz 30
Dots per Inch 519.39
404.89
-114.50
Always-On-Display Yes Yes
Notch Hole Hole
Peak Brightness 888 nits
823 nits
-65
HDR HDR10+ HDR10+
Sub Tek-Score
9.5
9.1
-0.4
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Tek-Score
6.9
4.4
-2.5

*Reference: Sony Xperia 1.


Cameras

OnePlus 8 Pro back transparent png Samsung Galaxy S20 FE back transparent png

Let's delve into their cameras. OnePlus's 8 Pro features a whopping 48 MP camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 25mm wide-angle lens, two flash LEDs, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It can record videos at up to 2160p.

As if that wasn't enough, it also has three more sensors: an 8 MP (with f/2.4 plus a 74mm telephoto lens), another 48 MP (f/2.2) with a 14mm ultra-wide-angle lens, and another 5 MP that works as a depth sensor.

For your information: If you zoom in and crop a 48 Megapixels photo, you can get the same results as you'd get on a 12 Megapixels 2x optical zoom camera.

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

DxOMark has rated this camera with a score of 120. If you add the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, you'll end up with a score of 133. For a thorough review, click here.

Before moving on, all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Yet, only 15% of them feature a macro lens.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, in its turn, features a 12 MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a 26mm, wide-angle lens. Then it has one flash LED, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization. It records videos at up to 2160p. It also has a secondary dual-lens camera. One of them features an aperture of f/2.4 plus a 76mm telephoto lens and 8 MP, and the other 12 MP (f/2.2) with a 13mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

Samsung included a generous 32 MP (f/2.2) sensor for selfies and a 26 mm wide-angle lens.

The guys over at the DxOMark labs rated this camera with 119 points. And by adding the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, we end up with a rate of 131 points. If you want to know more about it, click here.

PS: This Dxo score is for the 4G variant, but this variant should be close enough.

Furthermore, 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 23% of them feature a macro lens.

Be aware that the 8 Pro's picture quality is, on average, 48% above other smartphones for the same budget. But between these two, it doesn't matter.

If you're not a numbers person, we can tag these two as high-end.

The one thing I love about these cameras is their telephoto zoom of about 3x. As soon as you get used to it, you'll know what I mean.


Picture Quality* vs.
Primary Camera 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Megapixels 48
12
-36
Aperture 1.8
1.8
0.0
Lens 25mm
26mm
1
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 2 1 -1
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 133
131
-2

*Reference: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE vs.
Megapixels 8
8
0
Aperture 2.4
2.4
0.0
Lens 74mm (3x zoom)
76mm (3x zoom)
2
Lens Type Telephoto lens Telephoto lens
Megapixels 48 12 -36
Aperture 2.2 2.2 0.0
Lens 14mm 13mm -1
Lens Type Ultra-wide-Angle Ultra-wide-Angle
Score 13 12 -1

Selfie Camera 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE vs.
Megapixels 16
32
16
Aperture 2.5
2.2
-0.3
Lens - 26mm

8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE vs.
Tek-Score
7.8
7.7
-0.1

Body

These phones have different heights (165 mm / 6.50 inches vs. 159 mm / 6.26 inches), but they share about the same width (74 mm / 2.92 inches).

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

If you prefer a full glass body, the 8 Pro is the one for you. If not, its rival is a nice-looking phone too. It is 9 g. (0.32 oz) heavier than its rival, which sits at 190 g. (6.70 oz). If you're curious, I've come up with an adapted "display size to phone weight ratio" rate. The 8 Pro got 4.7, which means it has an acceptable score for a 6.7 inches screen. The Galaxy S20 FE, however, has 5.0, so nothing to state here.

You can have the 8 Pro in Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Ultramarine Blue. And you can compare that with the Cloud Lavender, Cloud Navy, Cloud Mint, Cloud Orange, Cloud Red, and Cloud White, which comes with the Galaxy S20 FE.

If you like to keep your phones small, consider getting the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. If not, you should check other phones.

What about 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, on par with the Galaxy S20 FE. That shouldn't last over half an hour, on standby, and freshwater only.


Looks* vs.
Body 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Size 165 x 74 x 8 mm
(5.82 x 2.61 x 0.28 in)
159 x 74 x 8 mm
(5.61 x 2.61 x 0.28 in)
-3552
Weight 199 g. (7.02 oz)
190 g. (6.70 oz)
-9
Build Front and back glass Front glass
Colors Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Ultramarine Blue Cloud Lavender, Cloud Navy, Cloud Mint, Cloud Orange, Cloud Red, and Cloud White
Screen To Body Ratio 89.35%
86.69%
-2.66
Disp.Size To Weight Score 4.7 5.0 0.3
Looks 9.1/10
6.6/10
-2.6
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Under Display Fingerprint
Tek-Score
7.1
6.8
-0.2

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

Battery

In theory, they should have about the same battery life because they have the same capacity: about 4510 mAh. But how would both perform in a real-world scenario? If you do a full charge and run these tests, 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 still have 83% left.
  • From 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, you'll likely end up with 71% of the battery charge.

And this is how the Galaxy S20 FE handles these tests:

  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 85% left.
  • For 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, the battery charge will be about 71%.
  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, this is where your battery will be: 74%.

It's a draw. You shouldn't expect notable differences here.

You should know that the Galaxy S20 FE also does overcome pretty much every phone out there. You can check here if it still is on our top 10 list.

The 8 Pro features quick-charging at up to 30w, but the Galaxy S20 FE does it too, at 25w.

If you value wireless charging, they can do 30w vs. 15w.

These phones can also act as wireless power banks to wirelessly charge other devices. Cool, right?

You'll likewise get quick wireless charging on the 8 Pro. That's uncommon in its class.

The 4G variant of the S20 FE also has lower battery efficiency (about 10% less screen-on-time).


Battery* vs.
Features 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Capacity (mAh) 4510 4500 -10
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 83% left
85% left
2
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 67% left
71% left
4
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 71% left
74% left
3
Bat. To Phone Size Score 3.5 5.1 1.6
Sub Tek-Score
7.4
7.7
0.3
Fast Charging 30w
25w
-5
Wireless Charging 30w
15w
-15
Reverse Charging 3w
4.5w
1.5
Tek-Score
7.5
7.4
-0.2

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy A31.


Storage

The 8 Pro has 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. There's no expandable storage, but it's OK. I should also mention that most rivals have less storage but more RAM. They have 8GB of RAM and 149Gb of storage on average, but you can find better options.

The Galaxy S20 FE, in its turn, has 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. If you ever run out of free space, you can add a MicroSD card.

The 4G variant of the S20 FE may start at 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.


Storage* vs.
Features 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
RAM (GB) 8GB
6GB
-2
Internal (GB) 256GB
128GB
-128
Micro SD No microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Tek-Score
8.5
7.5
-1.0

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


Connectivity

The 8 Pro has Bluetooth 5.1, while the Galaxy S20 FE has Bluetooth 5.0. Both devices feature the standard NFC module.

Do you still favor wired headphones? None of them will help you with that. You may go for an adapter as a last resort, but it really isn't the same. There also are other options out there if you're not really leaning towards any of these. Perhaps you don't mind settling with the Galaxy S10 Plus or the Sony Xperia 1 II.

The Galaxy S20 FE has two network variants: LTE or (LTE and) 5G. You can get an Exynos 990 and a Mali-G77 GPU on the 4G variant of the Galaxy S20 FE.


Connectivity vs.
Features 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Network 5G 5G (also available in LTE)
Bluetooth 5.1
5.0
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No
Tek-Score
5.1
4.6
-0.5

Price

You're likely not considering the Galaxy S20 FE to make all your pennies count. That, of course, depends on the place and the deals that you'll eventually find. On the other hand, you'll likely find the 8 Pro at a higher price range, but if it's worth it or not, it's up to you to decide. At least it may be easier to sell if you consider selling it afterward.

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

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


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Prices on eBay are in $US but Europe-based. You can click to check the prices in your country.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay prices that, as a last resort, can be from bids or used devices).

How much of a "phone" can your money buy?
That's how much "score" you can get with $100 based on the global score that you'll see in the next section (higher is better).

Have you found better prices elsewhere? The formula is simple: score/price*100.

Value for money 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE VS
Amazon 0.82 1.01 0.19
eBay 1.26 1.27 0.01
Best Buy - 1.06 -
Wallmart 1.01 - -

And this is the "The Best Smartphones On A Budget" list.

The 4G variant of the S20 FE should be about 20% cheaper.

Are you ready for that final score? We're almost there. Let me point out the average of its competitors. It's 6.9 for the 8 Pro and 6.7 for the Galaxy S20 FE.


Verdict: What Makes the OnePlus 8 Pro Stand Out?

Like you just saw, this isn't about performance nor display, and nor even cameras at all. It's about the looks (the 8 has a full glass body), the storage (the 8 Pro starts at 256GB but lacks an expansion slot), and that's about it. You can argue that the S20 FE also has a slightly better camera and battery life, but it loses on charging speeds, RAM, glass protection, and Bluetooth 5.0. So, in the end, while you shouldn't ignore their price, I believe that you should pick the one you like the most.


Pros 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
#1 Performance Performance
#2 AMOLED AMOLED
#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 Galaxy S20 FE
#1 MicroSD Slot Weight
#2 Weight 3.5mm Jack
#3 3.5mm Jack Price
#4 Price Glass Protection

Relative Score* vs.
Global Score 8 Pro Galaxy S20 FE
Gaming Score
8.1
7.5
-0.6
Tek-Score
7.57
6.86
-0.71

*Reference: 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, 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 any of the usual stores.

 OnePlus 8 Pro 
  • Sony


    Xperia 1
    $688

  • Sony


    Xperia 5
    $699

  • Apple


    iPhone X
    $562

  • Apple


    iPhone 11
    $578

  • Apple


    iPhone XS Max
    $620

  • Apple


    iPhone 11 Pro Max
    $580

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10
    $499

  • Samsung


    Galaxy Note 10
    $547

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10 Plus
    $499

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10+ EX
    $499

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10+ SD
    $493

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 EX
    $684

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 SD
    $649

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20+ SD
    $649

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10 SD
    $499

  • OnePlus


    7T Pro
    $549

  • Huawei


    P30 Pro
    $598

  • Google


    Pixel 4 XL
    $609

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20
    $697

  • Huawei


    Mate 20 Pro
    $550

  • Huawei


    P40
    $666

  • OnePlus


    8
    $630

  • Xiaomi


    Mi 10 Pro
    $600

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 FE
    $540

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 FE 4G
    $549

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 FE 5G
    $540

  • Oppo


    Find X2 Neo
    $593

  • Google


    Pixel 5
    $548

  • Xiaomi


    Mi 10T Pro
    $480

  • OnePlus


    8T
    $599

  • Xiaomi


    Mi 10
    $529

  • Oppo


    Reno4 Pro
    $594

 Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 
  • Apple


    iPhone X
    $562

  • Apple


    iPhone 11
    $578

  • Apple


    iPhone XS Max
    $620

  • Apple


    iPhone 11 Pro Max
    $580

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10
    $499

  • Samsung


    Galaxy Note 10
    $547

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10 Plus
    $499

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10+ EX
    $499

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10+ SD
    $493

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10 SD
    $499

  • OnePlus


    7T Pro
    $549

  • Huawei


    P30 Pro
    $598

  • Google


    Pixel 4 XL
    $609

  • Huawei


    Mate 20 Pro
    $550

  • Apple


    iPhone SE 2
    $439

  • OnePlus


    8 Pro
    $599

  • OnePlus


    8
    $630

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S10 Lite
    $470

  • Xiaomi


    Mi 10 Pro
    $600

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 FE 4G
    $549

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 FE 5G
    $540

  • Oppo


    Find X2 Neo
    $593

  • Google


    Pixel 5
    $548

  • Xiaomi


    Mi 10T Pro
    $480

  • OnePlus


    8T
    $599

  • Xiaomi


    Mi 10
    $529

  • Oppo


    Reno4 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.

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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 mid-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 didn't test, the deviation may be up to twice as much.

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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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