Compare Huawei P30 vs. OnePlus 7

ByFelicity Rosa 2019-05-20 2221

The Huawei P30 has been released for over a month, which is familiar to all of us, while the OnePlus 7 has just been released abroad. Huawei and OnePlus have shown remarkable performance in recent years, meeting consumers' basic needs in terms of appearance, configuration and performance. Next, we will briefly introduce these two domestic new phones

The Huawei P30 adopts the current mainstream OLED water drop screen design, with a 6.1-inch screen size and curved bezels on both sides. The rear adopts a three-shot scheme, supporting a maximum of 30 times digital zoom. In addition, the kirin 980 processor is equipped to unlock the screen by fingerprint. In terms of color matching, there are five options, including bright black, pearl friar, sky, red tea, orange and aurora. The price starts from $596.

The OnePlus 7 also features an AMOLED water drop design with a 6.4-inch screen. The rear camera adopts a dual-lens design, with the main lens being a 48 megapixel SONY IMX586 lens. The phone's processor is a Qualcomm snapdragon 855, which can be unlocked using the underscreen fingerprint function. The phone is currently available in almond gold, mirror grey and nebula blue, and currently has no legal channels price.

Appearance design

The Huawei P30 is equipped with a 6.1-inch water droplet shaped full screen, with a further narrowing of the surrounding bezels and a lower bezel-width of just 3.21mm. Compared with Huawei P20, the last generation of Huawei P20 has bangs screen and physical keys. The specific screen proportion is 85.85%.

Huawei P30  display q

The screen is made of OLED panel with a resolution of 2340*1080 pixels, up to 2K level, among which the screen pixel density is 422ppi, the highest brightness is 592nit, and the color deviation is Delta=2.7. Overall, the screen of Huawei P30 is quite good compared with most OLED screens in the market at present.

The Huawei P30 has a body size of 149.1*71.36*7.57mm and a body weight of 165g. The Huawei P30 is smaller than the current 6.5-inch flagship, and with a hyperboloid design, it offers a better grip.

The design of the back of the phone is a big factor in determining the phone's appearance. Huawei P30 still adopts the glass panel + gradient design this time, presenting different color changes under the light conversion, combining static and dynamic, which is very beautiful. Its main bright black, pearl fritillaria, sky border, red tea orange, aurora color. Its color scheme is rich and stylish at the same time.

the back of Huawei P30  

"Sky country" is the most eye-catching color scheme, which officials say comes from the varied and pure tones of nature's salt lakes in the light. After hundreds of coating experiments, Huawei P30 series has realized mass production of the film with the highest thickness. The sky is processed by 15 layers of technology, in which the progressive plating process has 9 layers of nano-vacuum optical coating.

On the front, the OnePlus 7 is similar to the Huawei P30 in appearance design. It is also a water drop screen design and has no physical buttons, but it is different in details. With a 6.4-inch screen and a resolution of FHD+2340*1080 pixels, the OnePlus 7 is statistically no less powerful than the Huawei P30.

OnePlus 7  dispaly 

With a body size of 157*74.4*8.2mm and a body weight of 182g, the OnePlus 7 is one lap larger and heavier than the Huawei P30. However, the larger screen phone brings better visual experience. It is worth mentioning that the last generation of product OnePlus 6 is bangs screen + physical button, which happens to coincide with Huawei P20 again. In general, no matter Huawei P30 or OnePlus 7, compared with their previous generation of products, the screen share has increased significantly.

Compared with the gradual color scheme of Huawei P30, the color scheme of OnePlus 7 is a little monotonous, but it is also a little amazing at the same time. In addition to the regular black, the OnePlus 7 this time also brings a brand new nebula blue and almond gold, the outer layer after the mist surface processing has a kind of beauty between glass and ceramic. Both colors are in high demand, and nebula blue is the official choice.

The OnePlus 7's lines and curves retain a good tradition, and the curved design also makes the phone feel better to hold. The other three colors are completely solid, without any noise or shine. Compared with the OnePlus 6 last year, the OnePlus 7 has no rear fingerprint recognition area on the back, but the rear camera is still dual-camera.

OnePlus 7 back camera  

Hardware configuration and use

The Huawei P30 is equipped with the kirin 980 processor independently developed by Huawei, which adopts a 7-nanometer process and is also Huawei's most advanced mobile terminal processor. Compared with kirin 970, kirin 980 has a comprehensive upgrade in CPU, GPU and NPU. Specifically, it adopts 4*A76+4*A55 eight-core design, with a maximum frequency of 2.8ghz. In collaboration with GPU Turbo technology, the performance of the main frequency is expected to reach 3.0ghz under overload.

Compared to the kirin 970, the kirin 980 has a 20% performance improvement. And the power consumption is reduced by 40%. It is worth mentioning that the core area of the kirin 980 is only 74.13mm when the CPU, GPU, NPU and memory are fully upgraded. Compared with the kirin 970, it is 30% smaller, which proves that "concentration is the essence".

The kirin 980 subdivides the high-performance cpus from its architecture Cortex A76 into two groups to run on different frequencies, one on the 2.6GHz main frequency and the other on the 1.92GHz. This design effectively improves the energy consumption ratio during the use of the mobile phone. The game runs at a high frequency, while other entertainment runs at a lower frequency. The reasonable division of labor also reduces the heating phenomenon of the mobile phone.

The OnePlus 7 is powered by Qualcomm's latest snapdragon 855 processor, the top choice for this year's flagship. Like the kirin 980, the snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm's first processor to take on the aging aging process. Compared with the previous generation snapdragon 845 processor, the performance and power consumption are significantly improved.

Snapdragon 855 adopts the 8 core architecture design of 1+3+4 based on ARM DynamIQ, including 1 Kryo 485 Gold Prime core of 2.84ghz main frequency, 3 Kryo 485 Gold core of 2.42ghz main frequency and 4 Kryo 485 Silver efficiency core of 1.80ghz main frequency.

The 1+3 architecture is mainly responsible for high-load tasks, while the other four cores are responsible for low-load scenarios. The effective division of labor leads to better energy efficiency control. With the new technology, snapdragon 855's power consumption can be reduced by 20% compared with that of snapdragon 855. In high-load game scenarios, the body is less prone to heat.

Huawei P30 is standard with 8GB of storage, while OnePlus 7 has 6GB and 8GB versions. At present, both 6GB and 8GB of storage are sufficient. In terms of game experience, thanks to the excellent performance, there is no carton on the two phones. In addition, they can also conduct full frame operation. The battery life is also an important factor for games. The Huawei P30 has a capacity of 3650mAh, while the OnePlus 7 has a capacity of 3700mAh.

Photograph comparison

The Huawei P20 Pro's rear camera became famous last year, and the new generation of Huawei P30 was not far behind. The Huawei P30 rear tripod consists of a telephoto lens, an ultra wide Angle lens and a wide Angle lens. The same vertical tripod is located in the upper left corner of the body.

Different from this year's flagship unified 48 million main camera, Huawei P30 main camera is 40 million pixels, f/1.8 aperture; In addition, the ultra-wide Angle lens has 16 million pixels and an f/2.2 aperture. The ultra-wide Angle lens also has the macro shooting function of 2.5cm. The telephoto lens has an 8 megapixel f/2.4 aperture with OIS optical stabilization.

The imaging performance of the third cameras is also excellent. The ultra-sensitive sensor adopts yellow pixels to replace the green pixels in the traditional RGGB sensor, which can transmit red light and green light at the same time, thus increasing the light input by 40% at the pixel level. It performs well in terms of brightness, color saturation and detail.

With the cooperation of the wide Angle lens and ultra wide Angle lens, the pictures that it takes is significantly broader, which can greatly increase the sense of space. It is very suitable for users who love travelling and photography. It can take photos of scenery and buildings with great tension and expressiveness.

On the other hand, macro shooting is also worth mentioning. The Huawei P30 supports 2.5cm macro shooting with two small sensors under the flash to help focus quickly. From the shooting sample, the color contrast is clear and bright, and the grasp of details is also very in place.

There is no need to worry about shooting in the night scene. Shooting in the night scene mainly requires strong analytical force and light control to shoot the balanced photo of light and shade. The Huawei P30 has a good picture resolution and noise reduction. 

The P30 also features a 30x digital zoom, specifically a 3x optical zoom, a 5x hybrid zoom, and a 30x digital zoom, thanks to an 8mp telephoto lens. The zoom is less powerful than the Huawei P30 Pro, but still significantly better than most other flagship phones.

When shooting, it can be found that the sharpness of the picture is basically unaffected at 3 times of zoom and 5 times of zoom. The text, pattern and other details are obviously visible, but at 30 times of zoom, the sharpness of the picture will decline, but it is also reasonable.

The selfie lens has 32 megapixels and supports portrait mode and panorama mode. The addition of AI technology also makes selfie beautification more natural, and it can intelligently identify the scene to bring customized beautification algorithm to users. On the other hand, there is no need to worry about backlighting.

The OnePlus 7 has a 16-megapixel IMX471 front camera, a dual-lens rear camera, a 48-megapixel SONY IMX586 main camera with an f/1.7 aperture that supports OIS optical stabilization, and a 5-megapixel dof lens. Compared with Huawei P30's wide-angle lens + ultra-wide-angle lens + telephoto lens, it is slightly inferior.

But the 48 megapixel SONY IMX586 lens still performs well, with a 0.8 m ultra-small pixel size and a Quad Bayer color filter array. It supports four-in-one pixel technology and can output 1200W high quality photos at 1.6 m.

From the shooting sample, the color contrast is obvious, the light and shade detail performance is good. The problem of insufficient light input in low-light environment is also effectively solved. The problem of insufficient light input in small-size pixels is overcome by Quad Bayer color filter array.

In the case of sufficient light, the details of the shooting sample are very rich. Whether it is near or far, the camera is able to clearly distinguish between the two, to achieve the unity of near sights and far sights.


In general, Huawei P30 and OnePlus 7 adopt the water drop screen design in the overall screen design, with no significant difference in front appearance level and different style on the back. Huawei P30 is more fashionable with fresh color matching, while OnePlus is a classic pure color with high texture. The preference in this aspect varies from person to person, so we won't repeat too much. In terms of configuration, the OnePlus 7 has a larger screen and a snapdragon 855 processor. The Huawei P30 is a kirin 980 processor with three rear cameras. Both support screen fingerprint recognition. The Huawei P30 starts at $596, and the OnePlus 7 legal channels version is expected to be cheaper than the Huawei P30.


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