Another day and another launch of smartphone! This Wednesday, Chinese manufacturer OnePlus unveiled OnePlus 6, the successor of OnePlus 5T and people dropped their jaws. Since 2013, Pete Lau’s startup, OnePlus, has been stealing thunder of famous flagships, including Apple, Samsung, and Google. Keeping the tradition alive, the company launches two smartphones every year with the gap of few months, and it recently unveiled a kick-ass smartphone–for which people have been waiting–OnePlus 6. And yes, it does not disappoint. When most of the companies try to launch new features every day, OnePlus does not believe to change just for the sake of change. OnePlus 6 has retained the best features of OnePlus 5T, but has brand new design, improved hardware, long-lasting battery, and faster processor. Maybe that is why, people are in love with OnePlus 6. However, Huawei has its own candidate to fight with OnePlus 6–Huawei P20 Pro. Huawei P20 Pro has some remarkable features similar to OnePlus 6. Therefore, picking one of them is a Sophie’s choice.
Huawei P20 Pro and OnePlus 6 both boast their fine design, edge to edge screen, ambient light sensor, front camera, and the metal-and-glass build. Both smartphones have power button on the right and volume rocker on the left. However, like its predecessor, OnePlus 6 has dedicated Alert Slider to turn on the Do-Not-Disturb (DND) mode and a headphone jack. Huawei P20 Pro has fingerprint scanner on the front, however, OnePlus has moved its scanner to the rear, below the cameras. Apart from these features, there are hardly any similarities in these models.
About the cameras, Huawei P20 Pro is clearly a step ahead of OnePlus 6. Huawei P20 Pro has 24-megapixel (MP) front camera and is equipped with tri-camera (40 MP + 20 MP + 8MP) housed on the left of the rear. On the other hand, OnePlus 6 has dual-camera (16MP + 20MP) mounted on the center. Huawei P20 Pro offers 24MP and OnePlus 6 has 16 MP selfie shooter front camera. OnePlus 6 offers slow-mo mode with an ability to shoot videos at 480 frames per second (fps) and P20 Pro can capture videos at 960 fps. Therefore, if you are looking for a perfect camera phone with moderate computing power, Huawei P20 Pro is just what you need. However, if fast speed is the thing you, OnePlus 6 will be the best choice without doubt.
Both models offer latest OS (if you forget about the beta version of Android P for a while), Android 8.1 (Oreo) and Octa-core CPU. However, when it comes to chipset and GPU, OnePlus 6 is the clear winner. OnePlus 6 comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with its own Oxygen OS and Adreno 540 GPU, and Huawei P20 Pro caters its in-house Kirin 970 processor skinned on EMUI OS. Moreover, OnePlus 6 is company’s the fastest smartphone owing to its 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. However, if you want OnePlus 6 to be pocket-friendly, you can opt for OnePlus 6 featuring 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Despite of the huge demand from users, OnePlus 6 lacks the choice of external storage. Apparently, OnePlus does not want external storage for some reason. On the other hand, Huawei P20 Pro caters 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Even though, OnePlus 6 has better computing specs, P20 Pro has a long-lasting battery of 4000 mAh. OnePlus 6 provides 3300 mAh battery, which is slightly more than its predecessor.
Huawei P20 Pro and OnePlus 6 are almost similar from a cosmetic standpoint; they cater specific user platform. OnePlus 6 is easier to operate with its edge-to-edge screen on front, fingerprint scanner on the rear, and latest OS. However, Huawei P20 Pro comes out on top with its amazing battery and never-seen-before tri-camera. As both the smartphones run on the latest consumer build of Android, Android 8.1 Oreo, you can opt for any one of them. You will not regret it, for sure.