Difference Between iPhone XR and OnePlus 7 Pro

Reinaldo Conger
Jun 13 · 3 min read

OnePlus 7 Pro is the latest company’s flagship with a massive jump in price that makes it quite expensive as compared to OnePlus 6 T. However, it is still cheaper than the iPhone XR which is considered a cost effective alternate of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Comparing to iPhone XR, OnePlus 7 Pro doesn’t seem to provide massive value advantage. So, you may wonder whether OnePlus 7 Pro is a phone that you can go for or you just need to spend a few extra bucks to purchase an iPhone XR.

How both of the phones are different?

When we are talking about difference, we definitely have to take into consideration the features of both of the phones. Let’s discuss those features briefly.

  • We will start by comparing designs of the both smartphones. Both phones have aluminum chassis with sandwiched Gorilla Glass panels at the front and rear. Both phones claim to have premium quality aluminum. And while OnePlus 7 Pro is available in three color variants as compared to the 6 variants available in iPhone XR, OnePlus 7 Pro seems to have a better look from the rear. The bezel-less look of the OnePlus 7 Pro makes it even more attractive. The major difference to talk about here is the IP67 certification which makes iPhone XR a certified device to have protection against dust and water even if it is placed in a water of a certain depth. OnePlus 7 Pro, on the other hand doesn’t have any IP certification but the company still claims that the phone can survive a drop in a bucket of water.
  • There is a massive difference when we talk about the display of both phones. OnePlus 7 Pro is equipped with 6.7-inch QHD+ 90Hz Fluid AMOLED, HDR10. On the other hand, iPhone XR has 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display, 1,792×828 pixels display. Due to an obvious advantage of OLED over LCD, OnePlus 7 Pro seems to win here.
  • Both of the phones are different from each other from the perspective of processing capability. IPhone XR is equipped with A12 Bionic chipset while OnePlus 7 Pro has Snapdragon 855. Now, if you look at A12, it turns out to be an absolute beast as compared to Snapdragon 855. The matter of fact is that A12 is one or two generations ahead of Snapdragon 855. However, it doesn’t really mean that Snapdragon 855 is a process with lacking capabilities. This processor can also support heavy apps and mobile games.
  • OnePlus 7 Pro comes with an internal storage of up to 256GB and it has a RAM of 6 GB. On the other hand, iPhone XR has 128GB storage and 3 GB of RAM. This is where purchasing OnePlus 7 Pro makes more sense. It has the double of everything the iPhone XR has in terms of storage and memory.

OnePlus 7 Pro and iPhone XR are pretty different from each other when we talk about cameras. While OnePlus 7 Pro seems to have better camera specs as compared to iPhone XR, the results do not differ much here. However, the major difference is that OnePlus 7 Pro offers 3X optical zoom. It would be worth mentioning here that quality of photos taken by iPhone XR remains better than the ones taken by OnePlus 7 Pro.