Affordable flagship smartphones are the most intelligent choice for advanced users who have a limited budget. A few days ago, OnePlus 7T was officially announced and unlike the OnePlus 7 series, it did not debut alongside a top-tier Pro variant. We only got the vanilla version, but it still comes with so amazing specs that it is hard to define it as an affordable flagship. But is it really the best phone to buy on its price range? There are a lot of affordable flagships released in 2019 and it is all but easy to define the best for every kind of user. Among the most important OnePlus 7T rivals there are Redmi K20 Pro and Huawei Mate 30, which will be the opponents of the new OnePlus flagship in this in-depth specs comparison.
OnePlus 7T vs Redmi K20 Pro vs Huawei Mate 30
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro||OnePlus 7T||Huawei Mate 30|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm, 191 g||160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1 mm, 190 grams||160.8 x 76.1 x 8.4 mm, 196 g|
|DISPLAY||6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.55 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), Fluid AMOLED||6.62 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), OLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, octa-core 2.96 GHz||Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 990, octa-core 2.86 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, MIUI||Android 10, Oxygen OS||Android 10, EMUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 48 + 13 + 8 MP, f/1.8, f/2.4 and f/2.4||Triple 48 + 12 + 16 MP, f/1.6, f/2.2 and f/2.2|
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 40 + 8 + 16 MP, f/1.8, f/2.4, and f/2.2|
24 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||4000 mAh, fast charging 27W with Quick Charge 4.0||3800 mAh, fast charging 30W||4200 mAh, fast charging 40W and fast wireless charging 27W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot, optional 5G, splashproof IP53, reverse wireless charging|
Nothing special in terms of design for the OnePlus 7T and neither for the Huawei Mate 30. They are classic smartphones with glass backs and a notched display, but they still come with premium materials, especially the Huawei Mate 30 which even boasts splash protection. But the champion of design is the Redmi K20 Pro due to its innovative pop-up camera, a notch-less display, and a glass back with suggestive light effects. Note that besides being more attractive, Redmi K20 Pro is also the most compact phone here, due to its smaller display.
This year OnePlus 7T has put a lot of effort on the displays of its flagships. For the first time, OnePlus phones sport a 90 Hz refresh ratio delivering a smoother viewing experience. Further, the OnePlus 7T has richer colors thanks to the HDR10+ standard making it perfect for multimedia. The displays of Huawei Mate 30 and Redmi K20 Pro are not so different in terms of quality, and they are both inferior to the OnePlus 7T.
Not only the best display: OnePlus 7T also sports the most advanced hardware department if we consider speed and performance. Its main advantage is the presence of a Snapdragon 855+ chipset which is currently the most amazing chipset in the whole Android world. Further, Oneplus’ software optimization is unbeatable, so alongside the SD855+, it forms the perfect combination for power users. But Huawei Mate 30 provides an important feature: unlike the OnePlus 7T, it has optional 5G connectivity as its Kirin 990 chipset can be equipped with a 5G modem. OnePlus 7T and Huawei Mate 30 are powered by Android 10, while Redmi K20 Pro still comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box.
The most amazing camera on the paper belongs to the Huawei Mate 30 which supports 3x optical zoom, OIS and an amazing 40 MP main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. But we are yet to test the camera performance of the OnePlus 7T thoroughly, and we may remain surprised if we think that it has a very bright focal aperture for its main sensor. On the paper, Huawei Mate 30 also has a better selfie camera, paired with a 3D TOF sensor for 3D facial recognition.
We believe that thanks to its bigger 4200 mAh battery and its very efficient Kirin 990 chipset built at 7nm+ by TSMC, Huawei Mate 30 will offer a long battery life. It is also the only device in this comparison to feature fast wireless charging and reverse wireless charging, while you can charge the OnePlus 7T and Redmi K20 Pro only through a USB-C cable.
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro is currently available for less than €400/$440, Huawei Mate 30 starts from €550/$605 and OnePlus 7T costs about $600/$545. Since it features a bigger battery, optional 5G connectivity, reverse wireless charging, an amazing camera setup, and splashproof protection, Huawei Mate 30 is overall my favorite one. But OnePlus 7T boasts a better display and performance, so it might be better for several people.
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OnePlus 7T vs Redmi K20 Pro vs Huawei Mate 30: PRO and CONS
- Slimmer design
- Higher performance
- Better display
- Stereo speakers
- Worldwide availability
Redmi K20 Pro
- Very affordable
- Innovative design
- Worldwide availability
- No micro SD
Huawei Mate 30
- Amazing cameras
- 5G (optional)
- Bigger battery
- Reverse wireless charging
- Face ID
- Stereo speakers
- Bigger notch