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Thursday, Jul 18, 2019

OnePlus 7 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10e vs Apple iPhone XR: Battle of affordable premium phones

OnePlus 7 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone entering the ‘affordable premium’ segment. This is how it compares to Galaxy S10e and iPhone XR.

tech Updated: May 18, 2019 13:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
OnePlus 7 Pro.
OnePlus 7 Pro. (HT Photo)

OnePlus entered the flagship smartphone segment with the launch of OnePlus 7 Pro. While OnePlus 7 carries the ‘flagship killer’ tag, the OnePlus 7 Pro is the company’s premium flagship offering.

The new OnePlus smartphone comes with flagship features like the Snapdragon 855 chipset, triple rear cameras, 90Hz display and more. The competitive pricing of OnePlus 7 Pro brings it close to affordable premium phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10e and Apple iPhone XR.

Here’s a comparison between OnePlus 7 Pro, Galaxy S10e and iPhone XR.

Design, display

OnePlus 7 Pro is one good looking phone with a true bezel-less display and a gradient finish glass back. The smartphone is pretty tall housing a 6.67-inch display. The smartphone also houses a pop-up selfie camera on top. OnePlus 7 Pro’s design isn’t unique but the phone does stand out especially in ‘Nebula Blue’ and ‘Almond’ colours. OnePlus 7 Pro’s display comes with 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support.

Samsung Galaxy S10e is a midget in front of the OnePlus 7 Pro its compact design will definitely appeal to many. The smartphone manages to pack a 5.8-inch display with a punch-hole selfie camera. It also comes wrapped in a glass body with wireless charging capability, a feature not present in either of the two phones. Galaxy S10e has a Full HD+ AMOLED display.

Unlike the premium iPhone XS series, iPhone XR sports a metal body but with six bright colour options. You can choose between yellow, coral, red, black and white. On the iPhone XR, users get the older boat-shaped notch. It offers a 6.1-inch LCD display.

Performance

All three phones run on the fastest chipsets available. OnePlus 7 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor paired with a 4,000mAh battery. It also comes with Warp Charge 30 fast charging technology.

Samsung Galaxy S10e runs the in-house Snapdragon 855 equivalent, Exynos 9820 processor. The smartphone has a smaller 3,100mAh battery but with fast charging. The iPhone XR is powered by the A12 Bionic chip, Apple’s fastest chipset so far. Apple doesn’t reveal battery capacity of its iPhones, but the iPhone XR is claimed to last 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 8 Plus.

Camera

Camera hasn’t been a strong suit for OnePlus phones, but the company upped its game this time. OnePlus 7 Pro has a triple-camera setup featuring a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. Note that the Redmi Note 7 Pro also houses the same 48MP camera, and it retails at Rs 13,999. For selfies, the OnePlus 7 Pro houses a 16-megapixel camera.

On the Galaxy S10e you get a dual-camera setup of a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. The smartphone lets you shoot up a 123-degree wide-angle photo. For selfies, Galaxy S10e comes with a 10-megapixel front camera.

iPhone XR sports a single 12-megapixel rear camera and a 7-megapixel selfie camera. On the iPhone XR, you get the same selfie snapper as the iPhone XS series. Some of its camera features include OIS, portrait mode with depth control, portrait lighting and smart HDR.

Price

OnePlus 7 Pro starts at Rs 48,999, and goes all the way up to Rs 57,999. As for the Galaxy S10e and iPhone XR, the smartphones are available at Rs 55,900 and Rs 53,990 respectively.

Summing up,

All three smartphones aim to offer flagship experience but with minor trade-offs. If performance is key, you can go for the OnePlus 7 Pro. But with Galaxy S10e and iPhone XR, you can get more features like IP rating water resistance and wireless charging (Galaxy S10e).

 

First Published: May 18, 2019 13:32 IST

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