OnePlus finally unveiled their latest creation, the OnePlus 6, yesterday after weeks of leaks and rumors. As expected, it packs a lot of punch though how will it fare against a flagship that has been making waves since its release? Let’s find out as we put the OnePlus 6 in the crosshairs of Huawei’s P20 Pro.


Check out their detailed specs below.

Specification OnePlus 6 Huawei P20 Pro
Display 6.28-inch 19:9 Full Optic AMOLED display @ 2280 x 1080 pixels (402ppi) 6.1-inch 18:9 OLED FullView display @ 2240 x 1080 resolution, 408ppi
Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back) Corning Gorilla Glass
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor
4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz + i7 Co-processor
GPU Adreno 630 Mali G72-MP12 GPU
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage 128GB internal storage UFS 2.1
Expandable No No
Rear Camera 16MP + 20MP Sony IMX 519/376K OIS + EIS rear cameras, LED flash 40MP f/1.8 RGB sensor + 20MP f/1.6 monochrome sensor + 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens triple Leica cameras w/ Huawei AIS, 5x Hybrid Zoom, AI Image Stabilization, LED flash
Front Camera 16MP front camera 24MP front camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting
SIM Slot Dual-SIM Single/Dual SIM
Connectivity 4G LTE w/ VoLTE, 40 Global Bands 4G LTE Cat.18
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4×4 MIMO Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2×2 MIMO
Sensors NFC, Fingerprint scanner NFC, Fingerprint scanner
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 4.2
Features Face Unlock, Gesture control, Water Resistance Face Unlock, Gesture control, IP67 certified
Audio 3.5mm audio port
Port USB Type-C USB Type-C
OS OxygenOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo) EMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery 3,300mAh battery w/ 5V4A Fast Charge 4,000mAh Li-Ion battery with SuperCharge and AI battery management
Wireless Charging
Color Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White (Limited Edition) Twilight, Pink Gold, Black, Midnight Blue

Here are the advantages of each device:

OnePlus 6

  • Larger screen size
  • Slightly higher screen aspect ratio and resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Better performing chipset in terms of raw performance
  • Longer slow-mo
  • More power-efficient RAM module
  • Larger RAM options
  • Better Bluetooth
  • 4×4 MIMO

Huawei P20 Pro

  • Better performing chipset when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Triple camera setup
  • Higher rear camera resolution
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • 960fps slow-mo
  • LTE Cat.18
  • IP67 certification
  • Higher battery capacity

There is only a minor difference in the screen size of the OnePlus 6 and Huawei P20 Pro. However, OnePlus’ device has more screen real estate thanks to the taller aspect ratio. Resolution and quality-wise, both devices are the same though the P20 Pro has a very minor advantage in terms of actual pixels per inch (ppi). So, the choice will all come down to a bigger screen or a more compressed and denser experience.

Performance-wise, the OnePlus 6 takes the money when it comes to raw power, thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It also has a more power-efficient ram in the form of LPDDR4X, as opposed to the P20 Pro’s LPDDR4. Although when it comes to AI, the P20 Pro’s HiSilicon Kirin 970 has a better dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), the component that handles AI tasks, as the Snapdragon 845 only uses its CPU and GPU to mimic an NPU.

On paper, the P20 Pro has the better camera setup with its triple rear and higher resolution front shooters. It also currently holds the top spot in DxOMark’s charts, you can check out our sample photos of the P20 Pro here. Although, we have yet to test the true capabilities of the OnePlus 6′ cameras. There’s also the fact that OnePlus is boasting a maximum of a minute of slow-mo recording, current phones, including the P20 Pro, is limited to only a few seconds of this.

Battery-wise, the P20 Pro takes the money due to the higher capacity, but then again, the OnePlus 6′ Dash charging is known to be incredibly fast. We’ll have to see how this compares to the equally impressive SuperCharge of Huawei’s flagship.

We have a bit of a mixed stand-off when it comes to connectivity. The OnePlus 6 supports 4×4 MIMO while the Huawei P20 Pro has better Cat.18 LTE connectivity. MIMO stands for Multi-Input Multi-Output; it is the ability to take and send data to a network using multiple streams or passages for faster transfer speeds. A 4×4 MIMO means that it should need 4 antennas and has a maximum capacity of 4 network passages. LTE Cat.18, on the other hand, can support a maximum of 6 bandwidths thanks to its 6CA support and can hit a maximum of 1.2Gbps downlinks. The OnePlus 6 also has a Bluetooth 5.0 as opposed to the P20 Pro’s Bluetooth 4.2

There’s also the proper IP67 rating of the P20 Pro, whereas the OnePlus 6′ water resistance rating is yet to be identified.

The OnePlus 6 is priced at USD 269 for 6GB + 64GB, USD 291 for 8GB + 128GB, and USD 310 for 8GB + 256GB while the Huawei P20 Pro is currently priced at USD 310.

Where’s your money at guys? Let us know in the comments section below.

OnePlus 6


Huawei P20 Pro