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The OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB) is a significantly better phone than the Huawei P30 Pro, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB)!

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Huawei P30 Pro OnePlus 8 Pro
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Excellence Score
72.4
90.3
Value for Money Score
52.8
68.6
Price ₹ 54,534 onwards ₹ 54,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2019 Jun, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10, Upgradeable to Android 11Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.47 inches 6.78 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 398 pixels per inch) 1440x3168 pixels (~ 513 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 120 HzSuper High
Display Features AMOLED, FullView Notch Display, DCI-P3 HDR10+ Support, 120Hz Refresh Rate, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.6 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 980Ranked #13 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G76 MP10 Adreno 650
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 40MP + 20MP + 8MP + TOF Camera 48MP + 48MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 40MP: F/1.6Aperture; 27mm Focal Length (wide); 1/1.7" Sensor Size; PDAF; OIS, 20MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 16mm Focal Length (ultrawide); 1/2.7" Sensor Size; PDAF, Periscope 8MP: F/3.4 Aperture; 125mm Focal Length (telephoto); 1/4" Sensor Size; 5x Optical Zoom; OIS; PDAF, Leica Optics, 50x Super Zoom, Panorama, HDR, Video EIS, Slo-mo Video ([email protected]) 48MP: f/1.8 aperture; 25mm Focal Length, 1/1.43" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; Omnidirectional PDAF; Laser AF; OIS, 48MP: f/2.2 aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/2.0" Sensor; 0.8um Pixel Size, PDAF, 8MP: f/2.4 aperture; Telephoto; 1/1.0um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS; 3x Optical Zoom, 5MP: f/2.4 aperture; Color Filter, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60/240fps, Auto HDR, EIS, UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Micro, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image
Secondary Camera 32MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, HDR f/2.5 aperture, 1/3" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size, Auto-HDR, EIS, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching
Internal Memory 256 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.41 mmMedium 8.5 mmMedium
Weight 192 gmHeavy 199 gmHeavy
Width 73.4 mmOk for one-handed use 74.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 2m for 30 mins) Yes, IP68 Rated
Battery Capacity 4200 mAh 4510 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 40W SuperCharge (70% in 30 min) Yes, 30W Warp Charge 30T
Included Fast Charger Yes, 40.0W Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Nano Memory Expendable Slot; In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor; Wireless Quick Charge; Reverse wireless charging; NFC; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos 5G Compatible (Limited Band Support); UFS 3.0 Storage; Alert Slider; 30W Fast wireless charging (50% in 30 min); In-display Fingerprint Sensor; DLNA; NFC; MIMO; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful, aesthetic, dual-glass-with-metal-frame design
  • Stunning gradient color options, something that's now becoming a bit of an industry standard, but was first introduced by Huawei itself
  • Nice ergonomics, even for such a large screen device - because of all the curves it feels smaller and thinner than it actually is (the front and rear glass pieces are both curved towards their longer sides)
  • The under-display fingerprint scanner is arguably the fastest sensor of this type yet (matching speeds of physical sensors), and works pretty much flawlessly
  • There's also quick face unlock available, if you prefer to use that
  • IP68-rated for dust and water resistance
  • Excellent, sharp, large 6.47-inch HDR AMOLED screen with a tiny cut-out notch, and skinny bezels
  • The display is also quite bright, and sunlight legibility is excellent
  • The display of the P30 Pro has two Color modes - Normal and Vivid - each of those also has three sub-modes - Default, Warm, and Cold - allowing for a lot of customization, according to your taste
  • EMUI is a pretty polished and refined Android UI now, after years of Huawei's software team working on it
  • One of the new things with this EMUI version is the ERO file system that offers 3x increase in Random reads, 10% improvement in app startup, and also frees up the storage taken by system files by 20% - all of it means even snappier general performance
  • Other useful add-ons include GPU Turbo 2.0 mode (supported games run at higher frame rates, and consume less battery than usual), Password vault, Huawei Share (share files with a PC and print documents wirelessly), Digital balance app (tells you how much time you are spending on your phone and gives you the option to limit yourself or your kid), iPhone-like gesture navigation, smart rotation, lift to wake, extensive theme support, mobile optimiser app, Health app (Google Fit syncing and step counting), and an improved AI-powered gallery
  • Flagship-grade performance backed by the top-end Kirin 980 chip by HiSilicon - that runs butter smooth under all work-loads
  • The Huawei P30 Pro also has an improved cooling system with a combination of graphene film and a heat pipe with vapor chamber - which means that even with prolonged gaming, the phone will warm up significantly lesser
  • To put it very simply, the camera setup on the P30 Pro is extraordinary, and doesn't just make the P30 Pro the new camera phone king leaving the iPhone XS, Pixel 3, Mate 20 Pro, and Galaxy S10 behind, but actually challenges a lot of dedicated digital cameras
  • For the quad rear camera setup at the back, starting top to bottom - the first snapper is the 20MP one with the ultra-wide lens - then comes the 40MP sensor with OIS - and finally you can see the end of the periscope zoom lens for the 8MP sensor, also with OIS - and, next to the triple main setup sit the dual-tone LED flash and the ToF camera which replaces the laser autofocus on the P30 Pro and also improves the edge detection accuracy in portrait shots
  • Main camera: Photos from the main camera are among the best photos a smartphone camera can produce today - there is very high-level detail even in complex areas, exceptional dynamic range, accurate colors, superb contrast, and, overall very mature processing
  • Ultra-wide camera: Photos from this camera too have enough resolved detail, color rendition is excellent and true to life, while the noise levels are still low - the dynamic range is often superb, probably due to the multi-frame stacking magic - the ultra-wide-angle cam can also do macro shots just like the other cameras
  • Tele-photo camera: Without a doubt, the hero of the piece, and what makes the P30 Pro extra special, is the 8MP telephoto lens with spectacular '5x' zoom - the zoomed pictures are very detailed and the extra reach is really quite impressive for a smartphone - the color, contrast, and dynamic range are also very good - that's not all, you can also go up to 10x hybrid zoom, and 50x digital zoom (effectively you can use the camera as a portable binocular)
  • TOF camera: When taking portraits, the P30 Pro uses the main 40MP camera and the ToF snapper - the results are quite impressive - the subject separation in the portrait shots are one of the best, if not the best that you will see on a smartphone - the resolved detail is excellent, and the blurred backgrounds look nice
  • All shots also get a boost from a well-optimized AI system which recognizes and tunes settings for up to 1, 500 different scenes
  • Low-light performance is another big highlight here and low-light images from all the rear cameras, with and without the night mode, leave you surprised - they are all perfectly usable and blur-free - the images have an even exposure, well preserved highlights, and over all great dynamic range - noise is never an issue even in the shadows and night-time colors are retained very well too - overall, even in low light performance, the P30 Pro leaves every other smartphone camera behind
  • The front selfie camera is very good too - the dynamic range is excellent for a selfie shooter enhanced by that AI HDR+, and you will never have to think about the light source position - the colors are good as well and there is plenty of detail
  • Video recording via the rear camera setup is excellent too, giving you the freedom to zoom in or out in any video resolution, with some excellent stabilization at that - something that a full-blown camera will have a hard time matching, let alone with the same level of convenience - plus the footage has stellar dynamic range, the colors are true to life and contrast is excellent - there is of course slow-mo, and super-slow-mo recording as well
  • Low-light video footage is also excellent, and once again, class-leading - the level of resolved detail is high, the noise is kept under control, the exposure is even and the colors are just brilliant
  • The camera app also has the handy HiVision smart assistant as part of the camera app - it's basically a smart lens, which automatically recognizes landmarks, art, and food - a la Google Lens
  • Fairly loud, bottom-firing speaker (it's a single speaker though, not stereo)
  • Excellent, rich call quality - the front panel of the P30 Pro also doubles as an earpiece - the whole thing is "acoustic" and vibrates to create sound - the tech is really impressive, and works flawlessly - in fact because of the bone conduction technology sound can be heard in much noisier environments when compared to a traditional earpiece - even if you are in a club, you will hear the other side quite clearly - there is no sound leakage either
  • Very good battery life from a large 4200 mAh battery, an efficient chipset, and some good software optimization - you will comfortably get 1 and a half days of use
  • There is also support for 40W Super Charging - the bundled cable and charger can fill a flat battery up to 70% in just 30 mins, 90% in 45 mins and 100% in 60 mins - super impressive given the battery size, and probably the fastest charging on a mainstream phone
  • There is also 15W wireless charging support, as well as the reverse wireless charging (you can use the phone to wirelessly charge other devices, quite like the Galaxy S10)
  • Huawei has really hit its stride with the P30 Pro and will once again have the rest of the phone makers playing catch up, especially in terms of the brilliant camera tech - for now, the P30 Pro is by far the best camera smartphone you can get for your money - and while photography is the Huawei P30 Pro's forte, it still excels at everything that you'd need from a modern smartphone - design, screen, performance and gaming, even battery life - you simply can't go wrong with the P30 Pro, if you have the money to spend
  • Gorgeous, premium design - the OnePlus 8 Pro uses a familiar soft-touch glass back, and an aluminium frame - the OnePlus 8 Pro shares the same core design ethos as the OnePlus 7 Pro
  • On the front is a beautiful edge-to-edge display and a hole-punch selfie camera
  • OnePlus's handy alert slider is still here, which enables you to quickly switch between silent, vibrate and sound-on modes
  • With a rating of IP68, the OnePlus 8 Pro is protected against total dust ingress and submersion in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes
  • The in-display fingerprint reader is quite accurate and works quickly
  • A gorgeous 6.78-inch, QHD+ screen, with excellent viewing angles and what looks like spot-on colour reproduction - the display offers an industry-leading 1300 nits peak brightness
  • OnePlus has bumped up the refresh rate to 120 Hz which results in smooth scrolling in apps, and better graphical fluidity in games, overall providing a more premium experience - you can even use the 120 Hz at QHD+ resolution, unlike it's Samsung counterpart
  • When it comes to video playback, content can be enhanced further with two additional settings - 'Vibrant colour effect pro' optimises the colours and contrast in videos to provide a more vibrant picture - 'Motion graphics smoothing' increases the frame rate of the video for clearer and more smooth playback
  • Overall, the OnePlus 8 Pro display is one of the best on a smartphone, at present
  • OxygenOS continues to be one of the most thoughtfully-designed, clean (stock-like) UIs for Android with a host of additional customisation
  • Blistering performance from the Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 chipset - with its 120Hz display, highly-optimised OxygenOS software, and plenty of under-the-hood tweaks, the OnePlus 8 Pro feels like the fastest phone around
  • Excellent quad-camera setup - consisting of a 48MP primary camera, a 48MP ultra-wide lens, an 8MP telephoto lens and a 5MP colour filter sensor
  • Shots taken with the primary camera are sharp and well-exposed with plenty of details, dynamic range is quite good with true-to-life colours, and white balance is consistent with the scene
  • The ultra-wide camera takes great shots as well, it pulls double duty and can shoot close-up macro photos as well - images shot with the ultra-wide lens have good details
  • Image quality from the telephoto camera is pretty good, colours and white balance are mostly consistent with the other cameras - it lets you zoom up to 3x optically and 30x with a mix of digital zoom
  • "Color filter camera" produces interesting images with its photo-chrome filter over the sensor (though, it feels more like a gimmick that normal people will hardly use)
  • Lowlight performance is quite good and the ultra-wide camera can also be used to shoot Nightscape photos
  • Portraits look pretty good, and the subject separation is on point - the portrait effect is quite convincing with smooth and silky bokeh around the subject
  • The 16MP selfie camera is the same one used in the OnePlus 7 Pro - it takes great-looking selfies with excellent dynamic range and just the right amount of sharpness
  • Portrait photos are quite good on the selfie camera as well - the subject separation is quite well
  • Video recording looks great with detail and dynamic range - stabilisation is also excellent with the Super Steady mode
  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, providing richer, deeper sound
  • Very good battery life with the 4510 mAh battery - which is the biggest OnePlus has ever put in a handset, and larger than the power pack you'll find in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, Huawei P40 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro - it will comfortably last a full day on a single charge
  • Excellent fast charging - OnePlus has upgraded its Warp Charge 30T charging, to get you from 0% to 50% in 23 minutes via a wired connection
  • OnePlus has included fast wireless charging called Warp Charge 30 Wireless, and it takes you from 1% to 50% in 30 minutes (though, the faster charging can only be achieved with OnePlus wireless charger which costs extra)
  • With the OnePlus 8 Pro, you get an unabashed flagship, with all the bells and whistles - powerful specs, an amazing display, fast wireless charging, and water resistance make the OnePlus 8 Pro a great alternative to the Galaxy S20 Plus, and it saves you thousands of rupees
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Of course, like all glass backs, the back does get smudged up by fingerprints quite easily
  • That said, EMUI is not quite as simple and uncluttered as stock Android UI, or one of the lighter Android skins like Oxygen OS
  • The OnePlus 8 Pro is a large handset, and many users will find that two hands are required to hold it securely
  • There doesn't seem to be any 'palm rejection', which could be an issue while dealing with the extreme curved display and you might see frequent accidental touches
  • Overall, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a great set of cameras, but they're still not on the same level as the best of the best like the iPhone's and the Pixel's
  • However, if you want the very best smartphone photography experience, the iPhone 11 series and the S20 series are still the way to go
Expert Reviews
  1. Huawei is turning into the cameraphone benchmark for the whole industry...And the Huawei P30 Pro is the next big thing everyone will be looking to beat
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Brings a revolution in terms of being able to zoom 5x times or even 10x times, as well as in capturing photos in pitch black environments
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The absolute best camera on any phone
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Owns the title of the most capable mobile camera on the planet
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Gets pretty darn close to being the perfect smartphone, and it’s the best camera phone we’ve used to date
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Huawei has delivered a set of cameras that far surpass Apple, Samsung, and Google's current flagships in terms of features and capabilities...you'll be very happy choosing this phone over them if photography is your preferred creative outlet
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. All things considered, the P30 Pro once again offers the most of anyone in the market...the areas in which it loses to rivals are minor - but the areas in which the P30 Pro wins, it wins in a landslide
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Irresistible for photographers and camera enthusiasts
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. If you are looking for the best camera smartphone in the market today, the Huawei P30 Pro is the one to go for
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. Most definitely the best cameraphone....Given that the rest of the phone is great as well, if you care about smartphone photography you should definitely consider it as your next phone
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. A phone with superpowers...its advantages over competitors are almost unfair
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The best flagship money can buy right now
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  13. Perhaps the most well-rounded flagship to date...Huawei’s elegant P30 Pro represents the very pinnacle of technological innovation
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  14. Superb quad camera system puts Huawei's flagship ahead of the pack
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. Easily the best camera phone one can buy
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. The camera phone to beat this year...that is also a great smartphone
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  17. Huawei is flexing its muscles once again ...the P30 Pro is even more versatile than its predecessor and retains the crown as the best camera smartphone
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
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  20. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
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  22. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
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  1. The OnePlus 8 Pro is a solid smartphone packed with a well-improved camera and all the top features that you'd expect from a flagship
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The OnePlus 8 Pro is the biggest, meanest, and best smartphone OnePlus has put out thus far
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. OnePlus 8 Pro is an excellent phone
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The OnePlus 8 Pro is an excellent phone, period
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. These are OnePlus' best phones yet, and they're both still a good value
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The fastest Android phone experience money can buy
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The most accomplished OnePlus ever
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A proper flagship smartphone
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The OnePlus 8 Pro is in contention for best Android right now
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. The Samsung killer
    theguardian.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Great deal for your money
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. It packs a serious punch with a premium build, very capable camera sensors, a beautiful display, and all-day battery life
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. Powerful specs, an amazing display, fast wireless charging, and water resistance make the OnePlus 8 Pro a great alternative to the Galaxy S20 Plus
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. Everything you want
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. The OnePlus 8 Pro is here with one of the best screens you’ll find on an Android phon
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. Loaded with extras you will love
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. Simply superb
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  18. The OnePlus 8 Pro delivers a smooth 120Hz display, strong performance and the fastest wireless charging ever in a stunning design
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. The OnePlus 8 Pro is an impressive and well-designed Android smartphone with an impressive primary camera, waterproofing, and wireless charging
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. One of the most logical big-screen buys
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  21. A top-quality 2020 flagship phone
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. The complete package
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. Undoubtedly the company's most complete smartphone to date
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  24. OnePlus’s first attempt at a fully featured flagship presses all the right buttons, and there really isn’t anything missing here
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  25. The best Android flagship in India
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  26. The best flagship of 2020
    arstechnica.com in-depth Read Review »
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