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Oppo Find X2 Pro vs Huawei Mate 40 Pro: The Flagship War




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Oppo Find X2 Pro, Huawei Mate 40 Pro

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Luis Silva (December 2020, updated: February 2021)

Introduction

In November of 2020, Huawei started selling its Mate 40 Pro, while Oppo's Find X2 Pro hit the stores in March of 2020.

We've run down the specs, design, price, and much more in this guide to help you choose between the Find X2 Pro and the Mate 40 Pro.

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




Bottom Line

Which is better, the Mate 40 Pro or the Find X2 Pro?

The price of the Mate 40 Pro isn't that much higher, but it also is the better device of the two considering their specs.

You'll get a glass back and external storage. But the Find X2 Pro adds better glass protection, a better display, and Google's services.

What else do they have to offer?

The Mate 40 Pro also features wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, and Bluetooth 5.2. But the Find X2 Pro also brings a higher refresh rate display and more RAM (12GB vs. 8GB).

Keep in mind that these are both great devices since their final score is almost the same.


But how much more will I have to pay for the Mate 40 Pro?

If you're going off-contract, you'll have to invest an additional amount close to $115.


Is the Find X2 Pro still worth buying in 2021?

Yes, for sure. It's a pretty snappy device.


Is the Mate 40 Pro still worth buying in 2021?

Go for it. If it's your favorite, don't think twice.



The prices of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and the Oppo Find X2 Pro are similar. Although the Find X2 Pro is cheaper most of the time, aside from promotions that might appear. Remember that when you're comparing the two models.

You'll also see down below a "Tek-Score" for every section that we analyze. We even assessed the worth of all specifications to make it easier for you to perceive the difference between them. You'll also have a global comparison rate because you'll probably have other phones in mind.

That score is research-based. It's from Globalwebindex.com on what features users value on new smartphones.

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

You'll also see a progress bar underlining some features. That's so you can see how they compare with other smartphones with similar prices.

You can click here: to view the ones we're comparing to, but basically, we've excluded every smartphone that's not within a 20% (above or below) price range.

Feel free to click any feature title to check out the related top 10 listings for any budget.


Price* vs.
Device Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro
Release Date 2020, March 2020, November 0y.
OS Updates 2 years 2 years 0y.
Security Updates 2 years 2 years 0y.

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.


Performance

Huawei decided to include the Hisilicon Kirin 9000 processor on its Mate 40 Pro. In its turn, the Oppo Find X2 Pro has the previous generation Snapdragon 865 processor.

Now about the graphics chipset, while the former has a Mali-G78 MP24, the latter features an Adreno 650.

On the multicore portion of Geekbench 5, which measures overall performance, the Mate 40 Pro was, on average, 13% quicker while finishing its tests. All in all, there's not much of a difference between the two.

We can classify both of them as high-end.

The Find X2 Pro brings the Android 10 and ColorOS 7 OS from the factory, while the Mate 40 Pro comes with 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 Mate 40 Pro.


Performance* vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro
SoC Snapdragon 865 Hisilicon Kirin 9000
Graphics Adreno 650 Mali-G78 MP24
Geekbench 5 Score 3269
3704
435
OS Android 10 and ColorOS 7 Android 10 and EMUI 10
Tek-Score
7.4
8.2
0.7

*Reference: Apple iPhone 12.


Display

Oppo Find X2 Pro front transparent png Huawei Mate 40 Pro front transparent png

They both have a 6.7-inch AMOLED display. To each, it's own. Do you favor AMOLED screens?

The Find X2 Pro has a higher-resolution 1440x3168 Quad HD display, and the Mate 40 Pro makes do with a 1344x2772 Quad HD panel.

Screen bezels are shrinking in size almost every passing day, so let's get the elephant out of the room. The Find X2 Pro has a Corning Gorilla Glass 6, but the Mate 40 Pro doesn't seem to have any known display protection technology.

If you're looking for the Always-On-Display feature, rest assured: it's here on both.

If you don't manually set the screen brightness, the Find X2 Pro will reach 871 nits, while the Mate 40 Pro can only do 64 nits below that.

The Find X2 Pro can do HDR10+, and the Mate 40 Pro does HDR10.

If high refresh rates are the future, you should know that the Find X2 Pro does 120hz, and the Mate 40 Pro only does 90hz.

As you can see, the Find X2 Pro has a much better display.

If you're leaning towards the Find X2 Pro, all of its rivals can play HDR content and have an AMOLED screen, 85% have an Always-On display, and 77% of them have Gorilla Glass 6 or better.

Considering the Mate 40 Pro, as a reference, all of its rivals can play HDR content, have an AMOLED screen, and have Gorilla Glass 6 or better, and 78% of them offer you more than 60hz of refresh rate and have an Always-On display.


Display Density (DPIs)* vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro
Size 6.7
6.7
0.0
Screen Type AMOLED AMOLED
Resolution (px) 1440x3168
1344x2772
-836352
Refresh Rate 120hz 90hz -30
Dots per Inch 519.39
459.80
-59.59
Always-On-Display Yes Yes
Notch Hole Hole
Peak Brightness 871 nits
807 nits
-64
HDR HDR10+ HDR10
Sub Tek-Score
9.8
9.2
-0.7
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6 -
Tek-Score
8.3
3.2
-5.0

*Reference: Sony Xperia 1.


Cameras

Oppo Find X2 Pro back transparent png Huawei Mate 40 Pro back transparent png

Flip the phones over, let's start the cameras' battle. The Find X2 Pro has a whopping 48 MP camera with an aperture of f/1.7, 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 a secondary 13 MP camera with an aperture of f/3.0 and an astounding 129mm telephoto lens. And a third 48 MP (f/2.2) with a 17mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

If you take a 48 Megapixels snapshot, you can zoom in on it and do a crop in the middle to get (for example) an additional 2x of optical zoom and a 12 Megapixels sample.

Its selfie camera features a generous 32 MP sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and a 1/2.8" sensor.

DxOMark reviewed this camera and gave it 129 points. And if you take into account the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, the final rate goes up to 144 points. If you click here, you can check what they think of it.

Before moving on, you should know that all of its rivals can record videos in 4K or more, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization, and 92% of them feature a telephoto lens. Nevertheless, none of them feature a macro lens.

Adding to its whopping 50 MP shooter, the Mate 40 Pro's leading camera has an aperture of f/1.9 and a 23mm, wide-angle lens. You'll be getting one flash LED, HDR capabilities, and Optical Image Stabilization too. You can record videos at 2160p. There's also an extra dual sensor with 12 MP (f/3.4 and an astounding 125mm telephoto lens) and 20 MP (f/1.8) with an 18mm ultra-wide-angle lens, working together to give more freedom when framing shots.

If you take a 50 Megapixels snapshot, you can zoom in on it and do a crop in the middle to get the same results as you'd get on a 12 Megapixels 2x optical zoom camera.

Huawei included a 13 MP (f/2.4) sensor for selfies and an 18 mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

DxOMark's gurus gave this shooter a score of 140. And if we consider the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, this score goes up to 156 points. You can click here to check it out.

Finally, just to let you know, just like the other device, all of its rivals can record videos in 4 or 8K, feature a telephoto lens, have an ultra-wide-angle lens, and feature Optical Image Stabilization. Regardless, none of them feature a macro lens.

You should note that the Mate 40 Pro is in the neighborhood of 10% above other competitors from its price range. And I'd willingly pick this over the Find X2 Pro.

If you prefer, we can grade these two as high-end.


Picture Quality* vs.
Primary Camera Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro
Megapixels 48
50
2
Aperture 1.7
1.9
0.2
Lens 25mm
23mm
-2
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Flash 2 1 -1
HDR Yes Yes
OIS Yes Yes
Video 2160 2160 0
Score 144
156
12

*Reference: Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Extra Camera(s) Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro vs.
Megapixels 13
12
-1
Aperture 3.0
3.4
0.4
Lens 129mm (5.2x zoom)
125mm (5.4x zoom)
-4
Lens Type Telephoto lens Telephoto lens
Megapixels 48 20 -28
Aperture 2.2 1.8 -0.4
Lens 17mm 18mm 1
Lens Type Wide-Angle Wide-Angle
Score 15 16 1

Selfie Camera Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro vs.
Megapixels 32
13
-19
Aperture 2.4
2.4
0.0
Lens - 18mm

Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro vs.
Tek-Score
8.5
9.2
0.7

Body

The Find X2 Pro is 6.50 inches (165 mm) tall and 2.92 inches (74 mm) long. The Mate 40 Pro, on the other hand, is 3 mm smaller and 1 mm larger (about 0.12 inches by 0.04 inches).

The former has about 8 mm (0.32 inches) of thickness, while the latter has 9 mm (0.35 inches).

The glass rear of the Mate 40 Pro makes it feel more like a premium phone. Adding to that, both weigh about the same: 212 g. (7.48 oz). But because this is a bit relative, the Find X2 Pro has a "weight to screen size" score of 3.0, which means it's kind of weighty for a 6.7 inches screen. In the meantime, the Mate 40 Pro has 3.4, which suggests it's considerably hefty too.

We do like having some color options. You get Black, Gray, Orange, Green, and Lamborghini Edition in the Find X2 Pro. But you can get Mystic Silver, Black, White, Green, and Yellow with the Mate 40 Pro.

Do you value a fingerprint scanner? Both manufacturers included it.

The Find X2 Pro is water-resistant in up to 1 to 3 meters, much like the Mate 40 Pro. Remember that it shouldn't be for over half an hour, in standby mode, so no underwater photos.


Looks* vs.
Body Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro
Size 165 x 74 x 8 mm
(5.82 x 2.61 x 0.28 in)
162 x 75 x 9 mm
(5.71 x 2.65 x 0.32 in)
11670
Weight 217 g. (7.65 oz)
212 g. (7.48 oz)
-5
Build Front glass and ceramic or leather back Front and back glass
Colors Black, Gray, Orange, Green, and Lamborghini Edition Mystic Silver, Black, White, Green, and Yellow
Screen To Body Ratio 89.35%
93.57%
4.22
Disp.Size To Weight Score 3.0 3.4 0.4
Looks 10.0/10
10.0/10
0.0
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Biometrics Under Display Fingerprint Under Display Fingerprint and Face ID
Tek-Score
6.7
6.8
0.1

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

Battery

You can probably guess who's the winner here by looking at these numbers: 4400 mAh vs. 4260 mAh. But how does that reflect day-to-day usage? If you charge them up and run some tests, this is how the Find X2 Pro comes out of it:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll be at 82% of the battery charge.
  • If you do 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll still have 65% left for the rest of the day.
  • After 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 3 hours of video playback, you'll likely end up with 70% of the battery charge.

And this is what you'll get out of the Mate 40 Pro:

  • For 1 hour of talking, 1 hour of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you should have 83% of the battery left for the rest of the day.
  • From 1 hour of talking, 3 hours of web browsing, and 1 hour of video playback, you'll probably have 69% 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: 71%.

Both should theoretically get the same battery life.

Both phones support fast-charging. You can charge the Find X2 Pro at a maximum of 65w/hour and the Mate 40 Pro up to 66w/hour.

You can also give the Mate 40 Pro extra credits for having wireless charging of up to 50w/hour.

You can also use the Mate 40 Pro reverse wireless charging to charge any Qi-enabled device up to 5w per hour.

If you fancy quick charges, you can count on the Mate 40 Pro. Its competitors usually stay at around 35w/hour.

Fast wireless charging on the Mate 40 Pro is likewise a nice plus. That's something you rarely see at this price range.


Battery* vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro
Capacity (mAh) 4260 4400 140
1h Talk + 1h Web + 1h Video 82% left
83% left
1
1h Talk + 3h Web + 1h Video 65% left
69% left
4
1h Talk + 1h Web + 3h Video 70% left
71% left
1
Bat. To Phone Size Score 3.2 3.7 0.5
Sub Tek-Score
7.2
7.4
0.2
Fast Charging 65w
66w
1
Wireless Charging No 50w
50
Reverse Charging No 5w
5
Tek-Score
6.8
8.6
1.7

*Reference: Samsung Galaxy A31.


Storage

In terms of RAM, the Find X2 Pro brings 12GB. In terms of storage, it has 256GB. There's no expandable storage, but it's OK. I should also mention that most rivals have less storage and less RAM. They average at 9GB of RAM and 162Gb of storage.

The Mate 40 Pro offers 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. You can add a Nano Memory card if you want. Again, you'll get more RAM but less storage from most of its opponents. They usually get close to 11Gb of RAM and 171Gb of storage.


Storage* vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro
RAM (GB) 12GB
8GB
-4
Internal (GB) 256GB
256GB
0
Micro SD No Nano Memory (shared SIM slot)
Tek-Score
8.5
10.0
1.5

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


Connectivity

Surprisingly, there's a difference here: The Find X2 Pro features Bluetooth 5.1, but the Mate 40 Pro has Bluetooth 5.2. Both phones have NFC.

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. 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.

You can connect the Find X2 Pro to (LTE and) 5G networks.


Connectivity vs.
Features Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro
Network 5G LTE
Bluetooth 5.1
5.2
NFC Yes Yes
3.5mm jack No No
Tek-Score
5.1
5.1
0.0

Price

The Oppo Find X2 Pro offers a lot for the money, but a great deal would make things more interesting. If you're going for the Mate 40 Pro, you'll end up paying a bit more, but that's probably something you already knew.

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

Here's what we've found out:


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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 Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro VS
Amazon 0.72 0.64 -0.08
eBay - - -
Best Buy - - -
Wallmart - - -

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

Want to know about that global rate? Let me point out the average of its competitors. It's 7.5 for the Find X2 Pro and 7.6 for the Mate 40 Pro.


Verdict: Does any of them really stand out?

Alright, you may say that you don't need or don't care about Google's services and apps. Still, the Mate 40 Pro is lacking Gorilla Glass protection, and the X2 Pro will give you better refresh rates, a ceramic or leather back, and a bit more RAM (12GB vs. 8GB). But the Mate 40 Pro not only has crazy fast wireless charging, but it also has reverse charging, external storage support, and Bluetooth 5.2. In the end, you'll have to decide what features you value the most.


Pros Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro
#1 Performance Performance
#2 AMOLED AMOLED
#3 Always-On-Display Always-On-Display
#4 Cameras Cameras
#5 Fast Charging Battery Life
#6 Storage Fast Charging
#7 Glass Protection Wireless Charging
#8 MicroSD Slot
#9 Storage

Cons Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro
#1 Wireless Charging Weight
#2 MicroSD Slot 3.5mm Jack
#3 Weight Price
#4 3.5mm Jack Glass Protection
#5 Price

Relative Score* vs.
Global Score Find X2 Pro Mate 40 Pro
Gaming Score
8.5
8.0
-0.4
Tek-Score
7.74
7.75
0.01

*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.

 Oppo Find X2 Pro 
  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    $939

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 U.SD
    $1049

  • Samsung


    Galaxy Note 20 U.EX
    $999

  • Samsung


    Galaxy Note 20 U.SD
    $1099

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 Ultra
    $939

  • Huawei


    Mate 30 Pro
    $849

  • Huawei


    P40 Pro
    $779

  • Samsung


    Galaxy Note 20 U.
    $995

  • Apple


    iPhone 12
    $799

  • Apple


    iPhone 12 Pro
    $1120

  • Huawei


    Mate 40 Pro
    $1065

  • Xiaomi


    Mi 10 Ultra
    $846

  • Sony


    Xperia 1 II
    $821

 Huawei Mate 40 Pro 
  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    $939

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 U.SD
    $1049

  • Samsung


    Galaxy Note 20 U.EX
    $999

  • Samsung


    Galaxy Note 20 U.SD
    $1099

  • Samsung


    Galaxy S20 Ultra
    $939

  • Samsung


    Galaxy Note 20 U.
    $995

  • Apple


    iPhone 12 Pro
    $1120

  • Oppo


    Find X2 Pro
    $950

  • Apple


    iPhone 12 Pro Max
    $1180

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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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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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