Our Opinion

The OnePlus 7 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB) is a significantly better phone, but the POCO X2 (8GB RAM, 256GB) is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint then we recommend the OnePlus 7 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB)

OnePlus 7 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB)  POCO X2 (8GB RAM, 256GB) 
OnePlus 7 Pro POCO X2
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Excellence Score
76.8
63.3
Value for Money Score
64.7
87.9
Price ₹ 42,999 onwards ₹ 19,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2019 Feb, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.67 inches 6.67 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x3120 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type AMOLED IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 90 HzHigh 120 HzSuper High
Display Features Fluid AMOLED, 3D Curved Display, DCI-P3 Support, HDR10+ Display, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Video Enhancer, Reading Mode, Night Mode HDR10, 120Hz Refresh Rate
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.84 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #7 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 730GRanked #16 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 640 Adreno 618
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 16MP + 8MP 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: F/1.6 Aperture; Sony IMX586 Sensor; 0.8 um Pixel Size; 1.6um (4 in 1)@12MP; 7P Lens; OIS; EIS, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size; OIS, 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 117° Wide-angle Lens, 3X Optical Zoom, Multi Autofocus (PDAF +Laser + Continuous), 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 64MP: F/1.9 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; Sony IMX686 sensor; 1/1.7" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length (Ultra-wide); 1/4" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1/5" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size; Macro camera, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1/5" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/120fps; 720p@960fps
Secondary Camera 16MP 20MP + 2MP
Secondary Camera Features Motorized Pop-up Camera, Sony IMX471 Sensor, 1.0um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Time-Lapse, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching 20MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 27mm Focal length; 1/3.4"; 0.8um Pixel Size, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1/5" Sensor Size; 1.75um; Depth Sensor, HDR
Internal Memory 256 GB 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM + GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.8 mmMedium 8.8 mmMedium
Weight 206 gmHeavy 208 gmHeavy
Width 75.9 mmOk for one-handed use 76.6 mmInconvenient for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coated)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4500 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, 30W Warp Charge 30 Yes, 27W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger Yes, 27.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Haptic Vibration; Alert Slider; UFS 3.0 Storage; DLNA; NFC; MIMO; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos UFS 2.1 Storage; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Absolutely top-notch build and design
  • The immersive, 'all screen' razor-sharp display on the front (notch-less) makes for an absolutely gorgeous looking phone
  • Super fast in-display fingerprint reader (comparable in unlocking speed to standard physical fingerprint readers)
  • Incredible, silky smooth, 'all screen' AMOLED display - with a unique 90Hz screen refresh rate that makes games and movie-watching look more fluid - even things like scrolling through webpages and apps feels really fluid (if you place a standard 60Hz phone side-by-side, you will feel the difference)
  • In fact the 90Hz display pushes the fluidity and speed of the feel of OxygenOS to a whole new level - in practical terms, seeing animations and scrolling at fluid 90FPS does more to make a phone feel performant than any benchmark score - OnePlus has hit the ball out of the park with this one
  • Crisp, high-res screen
  • Overall, this is arguably the best display on any smartphone, at present
  • 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), and the 90Hz screen, the OnePlus 7 Pro is a speed monster, and simply the fastest (and the fastest-feeling) Android phone to date
  • Good, versatile, triple rear camera setup - there is an ultra wide-angle camera, a standard camera and a telephoto camera
  • The phone's 3X telephoto zoom combined with a 10x digital zoom means the phone could zoom in on faraway objects while maintaining clarity and stability
  • With the wide-angle camera, you can fit way more content in each frame - though shots taken on the wide-angle camera appeared muddier near the edges
  • Overall, the photos are generally clear, bright and vibrant with some good HDR rendering
  • Portrait shots are pretty good too
  • The selfie camera is a neat pop-up camera - the mechanism works smoothly and quickly - and the camera takes some good pictures, including portraits
  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Decent battery life with a 4000mAH battery - you will get a comfortable one day of use
  • Super fast charging speeds - Warp Charge juices up a fully drained OnePlus 7 Pro up to 42% in only 15 minutes - and goes up to 91% in one hour
  • Overall, if you are not insistent on having the absolute best camera phone, the OnePlus 7 Pro is an incredible value, all-round great, flagship phone, which looks beautiful, runs blazing fast, has clean software, and is a multimedia beast with that amazing silky smooth AMOLED screen, and great stereo speakers
  • Flashy, colourful glass rear with a gradient tone along with Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back make it feel as premium as it gets
  • The centrepiece of the rear design is the circular patch around the camera strip, with smooth finish while the glass around it looks frosted - giving the POCO X2 a differentiating look
  • The front looks slick, with all-screen, minimum bezels and punch holes for the front cameras
  • Lightning-fast fingerprint sensor (though, it's side mounted & can take some time getting used to)
  • Gorgeous, super smooth 120Hz Full HD+ IPS display - the added smoothness to transitions throughout the phone is love at first sight, every scroll and swipe will feel buttery smooth, and once you experience this, it is hard to go back to 60Hz
  • Strong brightness and great sunlight legibility
  • The POCO X2 has Widevine L1 from day one, allowing you to stream 1080p videos from Netflix and other streaming services
  • Poco's UI is identified as Poco Launcher as well as MIUI in different parts of the UI - MIUI has always been one of the most refined Android UIs out there, and continues to get even better - it offers a good combination of aesthetics, useful added functionality, lots of customisability, and optimisation - not only is there now an app drawer, but it has tabs that filter various categories of apps for easy access
  • Excellent performance, backed by the scorching Snapdragon 730G - the Poco X2 breezes through apps and games - heavy games run smooth, with PUBG Mobile running at high graphics as default
  • Good heat management - the phone doesn't get too hot in use, and only feels mildly warm when playing games or using the cameras for a while
  • Excellent quad cameras for the price - the primary 64MP + 8MP ultra-wide camera + 2MP macro camera + 2MP depth sensor
  • The 64MP main camera saves 16MP photos, and the daylight pictures came out excellent for the class - the resolved detail is plenty, the contrast is great, and the dynamic range is rather high with vibrant colours - you can shoot in the full 64MP resolution and the photos look quite good, with a downright impressive level of detail
  • The 8MP ultra-wide cam snaps good photos with enough level of detail and commendable contrast - very good ultra-wide shots for the class (though the quality is not as good as the main snapper, as expected)
  • The POCO X2's 2MP macro cam has autofocus, unlike the majority of the macro shooters out there, be it flagship or not - it is much easier to use, and the closeups are also good
  • The portrait photos are very detailed, have convincing blur and with some fine-tuning they can easily rival some of the best portraits from recent smartphones in this price range
  • Low-light shots are also good from both primary & ultra-wide cam - the night mode makes a considerable difference and you don't have to stand still too long - the night mode brightens frames and shows details that would have been otherwise lost in the shadows
  • Very good dual 20MP + 2MP selfie camera - there is enough detail in selfies, the colours are nice, and the contrast is good
  • Selfie portraits are good too - edge detection is quite accurate
  • Video recording is also good with good stabilisation, crisp details and smooth motion tracking
  • Overall, one of the best cameras you'll find in any phone around the price of the POCO X2
  • Good single speaker at the bottom - it's very loud and the sound is impressively deep and rich
  • Call quality on the Poco X2 is very good and there is barely any noticeable distortion or jarring while taking calls
  • Solid battery life with the 4500 mAh cell - can easily accommodate a day and half worth of moderate use
  • Impressive and unmatched 27W Fast charging for the price - the cherry on top is the included 27W Fast Charger which fills the phone in an hour
  • Offering high-end specifications at rock-bottom prices is the mantra POCO follows and the POCO X2 is so well priced it makes very good value for money phones like the Realme X2 and the Redmi K20 seem a little worse in comparison - the POCO X2 is the new value champ in its price segment - the processor, RAM, storage, battery, and cameras are all strong, and there's nothing to complain about in terms of build quality or the included accessories (though some people might struggle with the sheer size of this device and the ads in MIUI)
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • On the heavy and large side - and a bit too big to use comfortably with one hand
  • No IP-certified water resistance, that's available on some of it's competitors like the Galaxy 10e
  • Having said that though, the camera setup on the OnePlus 7 Pro, while an improvement on the OnePlus 6T, is still not quite as good as the best cameras out there - the Huawei P30 Pro, the iPhone XR/XS, the Pixel 3/3a, and the Galaxy S10 series - especially in terms of low light performance
  • No standard headphone jack - you will need to use either USB-C or wireless headphones (none of which is included in the retail package)
  • While the battery life is decent, the main competition - the Galaxy S10e, and iPhone XR - is significantly ahead here - in fact the OnePlus 7 Pro also falls a bit behind the OnePlus 6T, because of the larger, higher resolution screen and the high refresh rate
  • No wireless charging support
  • If on the other hand, you are looking for the best-in-class cameras or more compact phones, you can consider the likes of the Pixel 3a, or Galaxy 10e
  • The POCO X2 is a humongous phone with its 6.67-inch display, making one-handed use potentially awkward - a bit heavy too at 208g
  • There is a noticeable shadow around the dual punch-hole cameras when displaying brighter content and it could be annoying - it could also be distracting when watching full-screen content
  • There's a lot of preloaded bloatware which sends you multiple annoying notifications each day asking you to download more through the company's own GetApps store - you'll see ads and promoted content in many of the default apps (though, it seems to have been toned down a little compared to before)
  • The camera app is a bit complicated for an average user, there is no clear way to navigate through all cameras - you have zoom controls for switching between ultra-wide and primary and different toggles for portrait and macro mode
Expert Reviews
  1. If you are not obsessed with photography, we can wholeheartedly recommend this phone
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the biggest leap forward for OnePlus so far...impresses in practically every aspect
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The best Android phone value of 2019
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. There aren't many phones with this price-to-performance ratio
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. If you want the very best, the 7 Pro is a pretty good deal
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. OnePlus 7 Pro is proof that other big phones cost too much
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Come for the pop-up camera intrigue, stay for the fluid 90Hz screen
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Good package overall
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Stunning killer flagship
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. OnePlus’ most ambitious and audacious phone yet
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. A great smartphone..but two aspects stop me from completely recommending the OnePlus 7 Pro – pricing and camera quality
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the most expensive OnePlus phone yet, but it’s still a crazy good value for the money
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. Feels like just another option in an increasingly crowded market
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. Yet another highly-recommended OnePlus phone
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. The best Android in this price range
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. What really works in OnePlus’ favour is that flagships today are exorbitantly priced
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. Compelling...OnePlus has once again undercut the competition by building a phone that mirrors high-end features and performance, for a much less price
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. By far, the best value for a premium smartphone
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. Near perfect
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  20. Top of our recommendation list
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. The camera falls short of expectations, but everything else about the phone is decidedly impressive
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. A powerhouse that's built to perform..King in its class
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. Still the best value for money flagship you can get
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  24. Worth every penny
    gizmodo.com in-depth Read Review »
  25. Crushes the competition..The fastest, best-designed, best-value Android phone
    arstechnica.com in-depth Read Review »
  26. An ambitious, brawny, beautiful flagship
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. An expensive affair (for a OnePlus phone), but a worthy one
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  28. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  29. hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  30. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  31. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  32. tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  33. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  34. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  35. slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  36. pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  37. neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  38. cnbc.com in-depth Read Review »
  39. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  40. pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  41. wired.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  1. If cost is your main motivator, then the Poco X2 is the new obvious choice in its segment
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A good mid-range smartphone from POCO, worth the wait
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Poco X2 ticks all the boxes in the spec-sheet... but ultimately fails to deliver a hassle-free experience
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. It is a great smartphone fundamentally... but novel features like 120Hz display don’t take your breath away
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. A perfect mid-ranger... but doesn't stand out
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A power-packed mid-range phone from POCO
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. You're getting an excellent value
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. This is the budget phone for gamers
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The Poco X2 looks sharp, performs well, has a solid battery life and provides a great user experience at an attractive price
    financialexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. A fine smartphone in its own right, with a bit of something for everyone
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. A great smartphone recommended to anyone buying a phone in the sub-20k segment
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The Poco X2 is certainly one of the best smartphones in its price segment
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. Pricing is stellar, and that might be Poco’s trump card for the POCO X2
    thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. It has everything that most people this side of the flagship segment need, and almost nothing that they don’t
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. Easily the best phone you can buy in it's price range
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  16. A daily driver which can let you game at the best settings
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
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