OnePlus 6 VS Huawei P20 Pro techindian

OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20 Pro


OnePlus and Huawei are among the Chinese OEM companies to have made it out of China in recent years. They both have a sizable market share in the western market and are making good headlines. Huawei started 2018 by releasing their flagships; the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. Both smartphones have done quite well, not only in the Chinese market or the Asian market but also the Western market. The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro have the best camera quality you can think of in a smartphone. Even arguably better than the legendary iPhone X.

After six months of releasing the OnePlus 5T, the OnePlus are back with a successor called the OnePlus 6. The brand OnePlus has been nicknamed “flagship killer.” The OnePlus 6 is one of the cheapest smartphone that’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Other high-end smartphones with Snapdragon 845 chipset comes with a big price tag. So how does the OnePlus 6 challenge one of its fellow country product? Stay with me for a detailed comparison between the OnePlus 6 and the Huawei P20 Pro.

OnePlus 6 VS Huawei P20 Pro – Design

Both the OnePlus 6 and Huawei P20 Pro come in different design from their respective predecessors. The 2017’s OnePlus 5T and Huawei P10 had metal unibody designs. While the OnePlus 6 and Huawei P20 Pro adopt an all-glass design with a metal frame. The OnePlus 6 measures 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8mm and weighs 177 grams. And is quite similar to the Huawei P20 Pro that measures 155 x 73.9 x 7.8mm and weighs 180 grams. The Huawei P20 Pro has a fingerprint sensor mounted in its home button while the OnePlus 6 fingerprint sensor is rear mounted.

The Huawei P20 is waterproof with an IP67 certified rating. While according to OnePlus, the OnePlus 6 is also resistance to water but they have been shy of putting an IP rating. They only said it could handle an accidental drop into a small pool of water. The Huawei P20 Pro features a first of its kind triple rear camera, which is in a vertical position at the top left corner. While the OnePlus 6 comes in a dual rear also in a vertical position but at the center of the device. The Huawei P20 Pro is available in four body colors; Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue and Pink Gold body colors. While the Bright Red, Silk White, Mirror Black, and Midnight Black body colors are available for the OnePlus 6.

Winner: Tie – Oneplus 6 vs Huawei P20 Pro


OnePlus 6 VS Huawei P20 Pro – Display

The OnePlus 6 and Huawei P20 Pro both feature a notch display, which is becoming a norm for smartphones these days. They both feature AMOLED displays. For the OnePlus 6 is an Optic AMOLED 6.28 inch screen with 83.8% screen-to-body ratio. While for the Huawei P20 Pro is an AMOLED 6.1-inch screen with 82% screen-to-body ratio. The OnePlus 6 features a 19:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution and 402 PPI density. Meanwhile, the Huawei P20 Pro features an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2240 pixels resolution and 408 PPI density.

Both the displays are spectacular and give out tremendously deep blacks and conserve some of your battery if you use a black wallpaper/dark theme.

Winner: Tie – Oneplus 6 vs Huawei P20 Pro


OnePlus 6 VS Huawei P20 Pro – Camera

Sincerely, it’ll be hard for OnePlus 6 to beat Huawei P20 Pro in this category. Even the iPhone X or the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus couldn’t beat the P20 Pro here. The Huawei P20 Pro triple rear camera is co-designed with Leica. And is capable of taking amazing super night mode pictures and even a 5-times hybrid zoom. The triple rear camera of the Huawei P20 Pro consists of a primary 40MP f/1.8 sensor, a secondary 20MP f/1.6 sensor, and an 8MP f/2.4 sensor.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 6 dual rear camera consists of a primary 16MP f/1.7 sensor and a secondary 20MP f/1.7 sensor. At the front camera, we have a 24MP f/2.0 sensor on the Huawei P20 Pro and a 16MP f/2.0 sensor on the OnePlus 6. While the Oneplus 6 is clicks great pictures and shoots great videos, it is simply not at par with the P20 Pro, but then keep in mind the much higher price tag of the latter.

Winner: Huawei P20 Pro – Oneplus 6 vs Huawei P20 Pro


OnePlus 6 VS Huawei P20 Pro – Hardware and Software

Huawei is one of few OEM companies that doesn’t make use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. We know Samsung only use their Exynos chipset for the USA market. Well, Huawei uses their in-house Hisilicon Kirin chipset for all of their smartphones. The Huawei P20 Pro houses the Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset, which carries 4-core processor at 2.4GHz and 4-core processor at 1.8GHz.

The OnePlus 6 features Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 845 chipset, which carries 4-core processor at 2.8GHz and 4-core processor at 1.7GHz. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset CPU is 8.81% faster than the Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset. The maximum rate a data can be read from or stored into memory on the Snapdragon 845 chip is 29.9GB/s while on the Hisilicon Kirin 970 chip is 12.8GB/s.

The Huawei P20 Pro comes in a standard 6GB memory with 128GB internal storage. While the OnePlus 6 has a 6GB memory with 64GB storage model and an 8GB memory with 128/256GB storage model. Both the Huawei P20 Pro and OnePlus 6 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with their in-house user interface on top of it. The Huawei P20 Pro runs on EMUI 8.1 interface while the OnePlus 6 runs on Oxygen OS 5.1 interface. We at TechIndian are a huge fan of the un-bloated, clean and snappy Oxygen OS. It boils down to personal choice. But when you have to use a device for more than a year and performance matters, the lighter software gets brownie points.

Winner: Oneplus 6 – Oneplus 6 vs Huawei P20 Pro


OnePlus 6 VS Huawei P20 Pro – Battery

The OnePlus packs a non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery  and features OnePlus’s version of fast battery charging called “Dash Charge.” The Dash Charge is one of the fastest battery charging technology out there handsdown. What is great about the patented Dash charge is that it does not heat up your device like other fast charging options. The heat builds up in the charger and not the device. Also, since the Oneplus 6 does not heat up like most phones out there while charging, its performance remains stable even during charging. Huawei P20 Pro packs a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery capacity with fast battery charging 4.5V/5A which will get you through a day or even a day and a half.

Winner: Oneplus 6 – Oneplus 6 vs Huawei P20 Pro


OnePlus 6 VS Huawei P20 Pro – Price

The Huawei P20 Pro is almost twice the price of the OnePlus 6. The triple rear camera smartphone starts at Rs 64,999. Affordability is one of the OnePlus attributes, which is why the phone starts retailing at Rs 34,999. If camera in your smartphone is not a deciding factor then you already know what we are going to suggest.

Winner: Oneplus 6 – Oneplus 6 vs Huawei P20 Pro


OnePlus 6 VS Huawei P20 Pro – Conclusion

While the P20 Pro has its virtues and one of the best camera set up we have ever seen on a smartphone, the Oneplus 6 seems like the logical choice keeping in mind all other factors including the price.

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