Our Opinion

The Lenovo Z6 Pro is a slightly better phone, but the OnePlus 7 (6GB RAM, 128GB) is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Lenovo Z6 Pro  OnePlus 7 (6GB RAM, 128GB) 
Lenovo Z6 Pro OnePlus 7
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Excellence Score
74.7
73.7
Value for Money Score
70.7
80.3
Price ₹ 33,999 onwards ₹ 29,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2019 Jun, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.39 inches 6.41 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Display Features Super AMOLED, DCI-P3, HDR10 Optic AMOLED, DCI-P3, 2.5D Curved Glass, Adaptive Mode, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.84 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #5 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #5 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 640 Adreno 640
RAM 8 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 16MP + 8MP + 2MP + 3D Camera 48MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 28mm Focal Length; 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; PDAF, 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length; Ultrawide Lens, 2MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 2.9um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, TOF 3D camera, Panorama, HDR, Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/120fps; gyro-EIS 48MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX586 Sensor; 0.8um Pixel Size @ 48MP; 1.6um Pixel Size (4 in 1) @ 12MP; OIS; EIS; PDAF, 5MP: 1.12um Pixel Size; F/2.4 Aperture, Video: 4K @ 30/60fps; 1080P @ 30/60fps; Slow Motion: 1080p @ 240fps; 720p @ 480fps, Time-Lapse, Video Editor, UltraShot, Nightscape, Studio Lighting, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image
Secondary Camera 32MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture; 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR F/2.0 Aperture, Sony IMX471 Sensor, 1.0um Pixel Size, EIS, Time-Lapse, Screen Flash, HDR, Face Retouching, Portrait Mode, Studio Lighting, Smile Capture
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM + GSM
Thickness 8.7 mm 8.2 mm
Weight 185 gm 182 gm
Width 74.6 mm 74.8 mm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3700 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, 18W Fast Charging Yes, 20W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 27W Fast Charger Yes, 20W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos In-display Fingerprint Sensor; UFS 3.0 Storage; Alert Slide; DLNA; NFC; MIMO; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • The Lenovo Z6 Pro is a looker - a slick, trendy glass-sandwich smartphone with gradient paintjob
  • Nice, responsive under-display fingerprint scanner
  • Punchy 6.39" AMOLED screen with a small notch, and excellent brightness levels
  • Lenovo's ZUI is pretty close to stock Android - which is a good thing - it keeps things nice and simple - and there is no bloatware
  • Top-notch, flagship-grade performance with the flagship Snapdragon 855 chip
  • The excellent camera setup on the Z6 Pro is the real headline feature here - it rivals the best camera phones - the iPhone XS, the Galaxy Note 10, the Galaxy S10 and the Pixel 3
  • You get a unique camera set at the rear - in addition to the familiar ultrawide/primary/telephoto trio, the Z6 Pro also packs a 2MP dedicated video camera for nighttime videos, and a 3D ToF camera to help the autofocus and the portrait mode
  • Overall, the Z6 Pro excels both day and night, in both shooting stills and videos
  • Portrait mode is very good - one of the best on any phone
  • Night mode is excellent as well - in fact it can rival Huawei's Night mode (the current leader in night-time photos), and the pictures also come way faster
  • Selfies from the 32MP front camera come out very good too - detail is enough, the contrast and colors are great, and the dynamic range is decent
  • Video recording quality is good too - videos are rich in detail, with excellent contrast, lively (though a bit over saturated) colors, and notably high dynamic range
  • A special USP of course is the nigh-time video camera that also includes OIS/EIS - it can produce some excellent footage at night, and of sports events (via a night mode and a sports mode)
  • Nice, loud, balanced single bottom-firing loudspeaker - though it's not a stereo setup as is present on key rivals like the OnePlus 7
  • Excellent battery life with a large 4000mAH battery - you will comfortably get 1.5 days of use
  • Fast charging support - you get about 45% charge in 30 minutes
  • The Lenovo Z6 Pro comes across as an excellent 'budget flagship', and is probably the best phone Motorola/Lenovo has assembled in a while, and it excels specially in camera performance
  • Immaculate fit and finish, and a pleasing, premium design - very similar to the OnePlus 6T
  • Pretty good ergonomics (similar to the OnePlus 6T, and better than the heavier/larger OnePlus 7 Pro)
  • The in-display fingerprint reader is very good - and even a bit faster than the already good one on the OnePlus 6T
  • Big, beautiful 'dewdrop' notch AMOLED display, again quite similar to the OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus’ Reading mode is still there and is as useful as ever - it turns the screen to a reading-optimized monochrome, and it can be assigned to activate when you’re in certain apps
  • OxygenOS continues to be one of the most thoughtfully-designed, clean (stock-like) UIs for Android
  • 2 new features that make it to the latest version of OxygenOS are screen recording, and Zen Mode (for exercising more control over your screen time)
  • With the super fast flagship Snapdragon 855, some ultra fast storage speed (UFS3), the OnePlus 7 is a speed beast, and matches other top-end flagships
  • Good dual rear camera setup - there a primary 48MP camera and a secondary 5MP depth sensor
  • Overall image quality is good - it takes great outdoor shots, with vibrant colours and good exposure - and is a decent improvement over the OnePlus 6T (though not as good, or as versatile as the camera setup on the OnePlus 7)
  • It also has the new Nightscape mode, which lets you capture reasonably bright and sharp images even in very low light situations
  • Good 16MP front camera too
  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Good battery life with a 3700mAH battery - the OnePlus 7 will make it through a day of intensive use without a problem - and will give you battery life similar to the OnePlus 6T (and more than the OnePlus 7 Pro, which lasts less long because of the more battery intensive 90Hz screen)
  • OnePlus's Dash Charging continues to be one of the better fast charging technologies around - it goes from 10 to 100 percent in just 1 hour and 15 minutes - though it's a step below the Warp Charge tech on the OnePlus 7 Pro
  • Overall, OnePlus 7 retains the spot of the all-rounder, reliable, no-frills, budget flagship from OnePlus (while the OnePlus 7 Pro takes the more 'premium' flagship approach), giving you a high-end flagship experience for relatively less - and it makes for a decent update to the OnePlus 6T in the performance and camera departments
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • But given the fact that the only changes are to the look of the notification shade, and the task switcher, and no major features are added, the ZUI layer could have been easily skipped, which would have resulted in an even more responsive feeling UI
  • There is some solid competition around though in the budget flagship domain - there is the Redmi K20 Pro (uninterrupted screen, Gorilla glass protection on both sides, but no dedicated video snapper, and ToF shooter), the OnePlus 7 (Gorilla glass on both sides, OxygenOS advantage, but not as versatile in the camera department), and the Zenfone 6Z (Gorilla glass on both sides, even better battery life, but less versatile cameras)
  • Still not fully waterproof (there is some water resistance but it's not IP certified)
  • Like all glossy finish phones (which is an increasing majority of phones these days), the glass back of the phone is a fingerprint magnet
  • It's not quite a match for the new budget-flagship camera champion, the Pixel 3a, however, which is ahead by a significant margin
  • No standard headphone jack - you will need to use either USB-C or wireless headphones (none of which is included in the retail package)
  • No wireless charging support
  • That said though, the budget flagship segment is much more competitive now (unlike when the 6T launched), so you will have some pretty good alternatives as well, not the least of which is the Pixel 3a/XL, which while not as beautiful looking, or as fast, will provide with a much better camera experience, a more compact design, and a headphone jack
Expert Reviews
  1. There is no denying the Lenovo Z6 Pro is a great smartphone...the best phone Lenovo/Motorola has assembled in a while
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  1. Great phone...but this time, faces some properly tough competition
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. While the Oneplus 7 lacks the excitement of the 7 Pro, it's the sensible choice if you're shopping on a budget
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The OnePlus 7 is pretty great by itself...but this price point has become much more competitive recently
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A great flagship phone that does the basics right and then some
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. One of very few smartphones using the Snapdragon 855 in India at the moment..If you don't care very much about camera performance, the OnePlus 7 is well worth it for its asking price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. One of the most balanced devices in the market right now, considering price to performance ratio
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Practical, value for money flagship
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Excellent value for money proposition
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Practical choice for a flagship in 2019
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. Perfect device for someone who demands the best performance at a sub-Rs 40,000 budget
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Offers impressive value for money
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  12. A smart purchase...The phone to beat in the affordable flagship space
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. Absolutely brilliant
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. A great high-end smartphone
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  15. The phone to get in this price segment
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. The phone to buy in 2019
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  17. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  19. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  20. androidpolice.com hands-on Read Review »
  21. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
  22. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  23. timesnownews.com hands-on Read Review »
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