OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, as well as Huawei P30 Pro model, are premium flagship smartphones launched in 2019.
The “regular” OnePlus 7 started selling in the UK on June 4th. However, there’s a high probability that only the OnePlus 6T, alongside the OnePlus 7 Pro, will be sold on the US. Huawei P30 Pro, on the other hand, also isn’t currently available in the US – at least not officially.
As the OnePlus 7 Pro model came out first and OnePlus 7 followed with minor changes, we will base this smartphone showdown on the Pro model vs. Huawei’s Pro opponent. At the end of this comparison, we will also provide insight on essential differences between the OnePlus 7 vs the OnePlus 7 Pro model.
Build and design
OnePlus 7 Pro has a single-color matte finish, while Huawei P30 Pro’s glossy gradient back seems more appealing to some users. OnePlus’ motorized front-facing camera pops out and in, saving space on the model’s impressive Fluid OLED 6.67-inch display. Huawei model comes with an OLED 6.47-inch display and a noticeable notch in the front.
Both models have fast optical in-display fingerprint sensors. OnePlus 7 Pro, however, needs to be “woken up” before using the fingerprint sensor (by lifting the phone or tapping the screen or the power button).
Huawei P30 Pro has a lower screen resolution than the OnePlus 7 Pro, but has a clear advantage over its rival when it comes to water and dust resistance.
OnePlus 7 Pro comes in three colors: Nebula Blue, Almond, and Mirror Grey. Huawei P30 Pro offers a wider spread of nuances, including Black, Pearl White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise, and Breathing Crystal.
OnePlus 7 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and comes in variants of 6, 8, and 12 GB of RAM. Its impressive UFS 3.0 storage makes it a bit faster than Huawei P30 Pro, which is powered by Kirin 980 and comes in variants of 6 and 8 GB of RAM.
OnePlus 7 Pro offers up to 256 GB of internal storage that can’t be expanded further. Huawei P30 Pro offers this possibility and boasts internal storage of up to even 512GB.
OnePlus 7 Pro’s brings 4000mAh battery and Warp Charge 30 to the game, while Huawei model has a stunning 4200mAh battery with 40W super charge, 14W wireless charging, and wireless reverse charging options.
Both models run on Android Pie: OnePlus 7 Pro on Oxygen OS, and Huawei P30 Pro on EMUI. Thesis writing service contributor and tech expert Sean Mendes prefers the overall experience OnePlus model provides, and he explains this preference further: As it offers a 90Hz refresh rate, OnePlus model delivers a smooth, more fluid experience than its 60Hz refresh rate opponent P30 Pro.
Audio and camera specs
Both OnePlus 7 Pro and Huawei P30 Pro come with no 3.5mm headphone jack. OnePlus has powerful stereo speakers on top and bottom of the device, while the Huawei model has a single bottom speaker. When it comes to recording sound, however, Huawei seems to do a better job.
Huawei P30 Pro is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in terms of making great-looking photographs.
Custom writing content manager specializing in the smartphone industry, Adam Michaels, draws the attention to the Huawei P30 Pro’s back, where the astonishing Leica Quad camera is stored. Expectedly, the OnePlus’ triple camera featuring a 48-megapixel main sensor, 16-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor is no match for Huawei’s 40-megapixel wide angle lens, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens.
Huawei P30 Pro is more expensive than its OnePlus competitors and currently costs around $850. OnePlus 7 Pro comes at the starting price of $669, while the regular OnePlus 7, on the other hand, costs about $630.
If you are looking for a phone with excellent screen quality, solid battery, and a variety of high-end specs at a great price, OnePlus 7 could be just the phone for you. However, compared to its Pro variant, it’s got a noticeable notch (no pop-up front camera) and comes in two colors so far: Mirror Grey and Red.
If you are willing to invest some more into a phone that runs like a dream, has longer battery life, and comes in more colors than a regular 7 model, opting for a 7 Pro version might be the best choice. This model offers a larger, sharper display than Huawei P30 Pro, and no unwanted notch on a display, which distinguishes it from both Huawei opponent and a regular 7 model.
Huawei P30 Pro stands out when it comes to camera specs, boasts premier dust and water resistance, offers wireless charging option, and has the longest battery life. It also comes in the greatest number of shades to choose from, and its reflective finish completes its refined look and feel. Its price is, however, significantly higher than OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro competitors.
The choice of your perfect phone will always depend on your personal needs and preferences. Weigh out the aspects and decide what matters most to you, and you will surely pick out a model you will be very happy with.