OnePlus 7 Pro was launched as the company’s 2019 flagship Contender. Notably, it took a leap from its famed Flagship Killer designation. It ships with all the expected high-end features and specs such as SD855 chipset, Oxygen OS (Android 9.0, Pie), up to 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, in-display fingerprint scanner, flagship-grade cameras, and has a remarkably awesome 2k display.
At the same time, you might not find it to be the best option reasons like missing audio jack, or because it’s intimidatingly big and hefty, or maybe because Camera is what ranks at the top of your priority list and 7 Pro (Review) is not quite up there yet.
Now that OnePlus has clearly crossed that line into the tier-1 domain, there are actually quite a few premium options that you may choose from to fit your specific needs. Here’s a list of best OnePlus 7 Pro alternatives that you may consider.
OnePlus 7 Pro Alternatives
1. Pixel 3a XL
The Pixel 3a XL runs on Android 9.0 Pie with sweet stock magic running through its smooth and subtle software experience. Google even promises a minimum of 3 years of OS and security updates. It also has a better camera than the OnePlus 7 Pro, thanks to Google Camera’s computational photography finesse and ARCore framework support. If not for anything else, audiophiles would love the inclusion of a 3.5mm headphone jack atop.
On the surface, Pixel 3a XL variant flaunts a larger 6.3-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display at 1440×2960 pixels. They are shielded by Asahi Dragontrail protection. The camera hardware includes a 12.2MP (f/1.8) camera with the Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363 sensor paired with OIS and EIS support on the back. Well, for the front, you get a single 8MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper.
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The 3a XL ships with 1.7 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 670 chipset coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB onboard storage. It is fueled by a 3700 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. Furthermore, the phone packs Titan M security chip and Active Edge squeezable sides to summon Assistant.
2. Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10
Samsung Galaxy S10e (review) is a high-end midrange phone that sports a 5.8-inch 1080p or Full HD+ super AMOLED HDR 10 display. The camera panel houses a 12 MP + 16 MP duo & a 10 MP front camera. Compared to the OnePlus 7 Pro, the S10e is extremely compact and a lot easier to handle. And it still retains 3.5mm audio jack.
Unlock the display using a side-mounted fingerprint reader to enjoy the One UI software experience. This runs on top of an Exynos 9820 chipset aided by 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It is fueled by a 3100mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.
3. iPhone XR
On the other end of the spectrum, we have the iPhone XR which is Apple’s watered down variant of iPhone Xs. Under the hood, it shares the same chipset as its 2019 brethren i.e A12 bionic and on top of it, you’ll get iOS 12. Thanks to polished software and processing power, its 3GB RAM would be ample. A 2942 mAh battery keeps the phone alive.
It sports a 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 1792 x 828 pixels. It also delivers better camera experience than the OnePlus 7 Pro, especially in tricky lighting conditions. On top of all of these, you could enjoy a strong ecosystem and secure platform.
4. OPPO Reno 10X Hybrid Optical Zoom
OPPO Reno is a close competitor to OnePlus which is pretty apparent from the adjacent release dates and their respective specs. It also features a 7nm based octa-core 2.84GHz Snapdragon 855 chipset with AI engine, Adreno 640 GPU. This is coupled with up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage only. It is fueled by a slightly larger 4065mAh battery with 20W VOOC charging.
On the surface, you get a 6.6-inch panoramic Full HD+ (2340 × 1080 pixels) resolution screen with 19:5:9 aspect ratio. OPPO’s side-lifting implementation called as sharkfin design looks peculiar. But the primary reason you’d be considering it over the OnePlus 7 Pro is its 10X lossless Zoom camera.
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5. Asus Zenfone 6
It’s predecessor i.e. Zenfone 5Z was targetted as a competitor for OnePlus 6. History repeats yet again with a worthy upgrade – the Zenfone 6 (review). This one adopts the flip camera mechanism housing a 48MP main camera coupled with a 13MP secondary ultrawide camera. The display is an IPS LCD panel stretching to 6.4-inches with Full HD+ resolution and Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
It is powered by Snapdragon 855 paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. This one also supports expandable storage up to a monstrous 1TB via a dedicated slot. And it carries a monstrous 5000mAh battery within.
So, the reasons you could be choosing this over the 7 Pro would be for better battery mileage, for a better selfie camera, or if you find the capacitive sensors more reliable and convenient. The Zenfone 6 is also significantly cheaper.
6. OnePlus 7
If you want to be a part of the OnePlus ecosystem but are shy of digging a hole in your pocket for the Pro, the regular OnePlus 7 is worth considering. It’s more compact and lighter and has the same performance hardware and primary camera as the Pro.
You get a smaller 6.4-inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED display with a dewdrop notch. Upfront, this notch houses a 16MP selfie snapper. At the back, you get a 48MP primary plus 5MP depth sensor combo.
OnePlus 7 shares the same Snapdragon 855 chipset and comes up to a maximum 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. It draws fuel from a smaller 3700mAh battery and enjoys 20W dash charging support.
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8. LG V40 ThinQ
LG V40 ThinQ may be one of the most underrated phones in this list. It checks a lot of columns when it comes to packing top-rung specs. It does some things better than OnePlus 7 Pro such as including a 3.5mm headphone jack, supports memory card slot expandable up to a colossal 2TB and flaunts dual front cameras. You get an 8MP+5MP duo, sitting on a 6.4-inch P-OLED Full vision display with a QHD+ resolution (1,440 x 3,120 pixels). The screen is shielded by Gorilla Glass 5.
Underneath this display, the processing is handled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage (with aforementioned expandable option). Out of the box, you get Android 8.1 Oreo with LG’s native skin over it. The power source is a 3300mAh battery with Quick charge 3.0 support.
9. Samsung Galaxy A80
From the premium Galaxy A-series stable, we got Samsung Galaxy A80 that flaunts the flashy flip-top rotating camera houses in a cool slider. This houses a trio of Main: 48MP alongside an 8MP 123-degree Ultra Wide and a 3D Depth sensor as well.
It is the first phone that came with octa-Core Snapdragon 730G processor. This is paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. A 3,700mAh with 25W Super Fast Charging support keeps the light on.
The Galaxy A80 can’t really match up to the OnePlus 7 Pro, but if you’d rather prefer Samsung branding and are fascinated by the slider concept, you might very well consider it instead.
10. Honor 20 Pro
Honor 20 Pro is a camera powerhouse that has got a 111 score in DXOMark ranking. This is courtesy of a 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor with f/1.4 aperture coupled with a 16MP super wide 117-degree angle f/2.2 aperture sensor, an 8MP telephoto 3x optical zoom sensor with f/2.4 aperture and OIS. Finally, a 2MP macro lens with 1.75um pixel size and f/2.4 aperture completes the quadrangle panel.
Rest, the phone draws power from a 2.6GHz Kirin 980 chipset, backed by a 4000 mAh battery source, multiple heat dissipation techniques, and game-enhancing modes.
10 Best OnePlus 7 Pro Alternatives You Can Buy In India
These are few of the phones that stand as the best alternatives against the OnePlus 7 Pro at the time of writing this article. We would keep on updating the article with new and worthy competitors as and when they hit the market.
|Google Pixel 3a XL||Rs. 44,999|
|Samsung Galaxy S10e||Rs. 50,900|
|iPhone XR||Rs. 58,500|
|OPPO Reno 10X Zoom||Rs. 44,999|
|Asus Zenfone 6||Rs. 32,999|
|OnePlus 7||Rs. 32,999|
|iPhone X||Rs. 66,499|
|LG V40 ThinQ||Rs. 49,990|
|Samsung Galaxy A80||Rs. 45,990*|
|Honor 20 Pro||Rs. 39,999*|