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OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30: which one is worth buying?

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30: which one is worth buying?

By  Sophia Windsor 2019-10-10 5236 1

As the newly released flagship smartphones, both OnePlus 7 and Huawei P30 gained wide attention for their powerful performance and affordable price. However, they come with different processor, camera, battery, operating system and even the price tag. So many of you may feel confused when making the final decisions. Which one is more powerful? And which one offers higher value for money? That’s what we are going to discuss in this article. Just keep on reading the detailed comparison below.

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30 

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30: specs comparison


OnePlus 7

Huawei P30


6.41-inch AMOLED
Full HD+ water drop screen

6.1-inch OLED Full HD+ dewdrop screen


Snapdragon 855 with the main frequency of 2.84GHz

Kirin 980 with the main frequency of 2.6GHz


Adreno 640 GPU

Mali-G76 MP10

Front camera

16MP (f/2.0)

32 MP (f/2.0 aperture)

Rear camera

Dual rear cameras:

48MP primary lens (Sony IMX 586 sensor, f/1.7 aperture);

5MP depth lens (f/2.4)

Triple rear cameras:

40MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture);

16MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture);

8MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture,OIS)




Fast charging

20W fast charging

22.5W fast charging

Operating system

OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 Pie

EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie


12+ 256GB

6/8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM

UFS flash speed

UFS 3.0 (faster speed)

UFS 2.1

3.5mm headphone jack



Unlock options

In-display fingerprint unlock, face unlock

In-display fingerprint unlock, face unlock





$459.99 (8+256GB)

$669.99 (8+128GB)

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30: design

When taking a first look, both the OnePlus 7 and Huawei P30 come with a stunning design. However, there are also some small differences in details.

The OnePlus 7 comes with a 6.41-inch water drop notch screen, while the Huawei P30 comes with a smaller 6.1-inch dewdrop notch screen. Both phones have a narrow chin at the bottom.

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30 

On the back, both the two smartphones have vertically-aligned rear cameras. The only difference lies in their camera setup location. The rear cameras of OnePlus 7 are placed in the upper center, while it’s in top-left corner on the Huawei P30.

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30 

Besides, the color match of the Huawei P30 may be an attractive point for some consumers. Thanks to the gradient color design, the Huawei P30 will present different color changes under the light conversion, which looks very beautiful. While the OnePlus 7 adopts the classic and mature color design.

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30: processor and performance

Both the OnePlus 7 and Huawei P30 are equipped with powerful flagship-level processor, but they are from different brand. The OnePlus 7 is powered by Snapdragon 855 chip, while the Huawei P30 is powered by Kirin 980. So which processor is better?

Kirin 980 and Snapdragon 855 both adopt 8 core design based on ARM architecture, 4 A76 cores and 4 A55 cores. The difference is that in terms of main frequency, Snapdragon 855 adopts the mode of "1 + 3 + 4" CPU clusters, 2.84G single core + 2.42G three core + 1.8G quad core, Kirin 980 adopts the combination mode of "2 + 2 + 4" CPU clusters, 2.6G dual core + 1.92G dual core + 1.8G quad core.

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30 

In terms of their CPU performance, there is not a huge gap, as both the two chip use ARM Cortex-A76 and ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores.

As for GPU performance, Qualcomm’s custom Adreno 640 GPU in the Snapdragon 855 trounces the ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU in the Kirin 980 platform. So the Snapdragon 855 processor will perform better than Huawei Kirin 980 in mobile gaming.

OnePlus 7 performance 

For AI performance, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 boasts 2-fold improvement in AI performance than the Snapdragon 845.

Therefore, the overall performance of Snapdragon 855 is a little better than that of Kirin 980.  

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30: camera

The camera setup makes OnePlus 7 different from Huawei P30. The OnePlus 7 offers dual rear cameras, consisting of a 48MP primary lens and a 5MP depth lens. While Huawei P30 offers triple rear cameras, consisting of a 40MP wide angle lens, a 16MP ultra wide angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens.  

 Huawei P30 camera 

Therefore, the Huawei P30 does better than OnePlus 7 in overall camera performance. Specifically speaking, the Huawei P30 will produce better photography quality in low light shooting and wide-angle shooting, and its pictures will perform well in terms of brightness, color saturation and details. However, the camera performance of OnePlus 7 is not bad at all, and that’s reasonable, especially when you consider it cheaper price.

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30: battery and charging

It’s quite similar when it comes to the battery life of the two smartphones. The OnePlus 7 has a 3700mAh battery with the support of 20W fast charging, while Huawei P30 has a 3650mAh battery with the support of 22.5W fast charging. So both the two phones will provide you with plenty of juice during the day. However, the Huawei P30 may offer you a little faster charging speed thanks to its support of 22.5W fast charging.   

 Huawei P30 battery 

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30: memory and other aspects

The OnePlus 7 offers up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, while the Huawei P30 offers up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage. Usually, the 8+128GB memory combo is enough for daily use.

However, the OnePlus 7 has the upper hand in flash memory speed. The OnePlus 7 adopts the latest UFS 3.0 flash storage tech, which will generate faster reading and writing speed than the UFS 2.1 in Huawei P30. The advantage of the UFS 3.0 is obvious when you install large games or move large files on your phone.

In terms of operating system, the OnePlus 7 runs OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 Pie. The OxygenOS is a much cleaner Android skin, and many users like this. The Huawei P30 runs EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie.

OnePlus 7 OxygenOS ​ 

In other aspects, both OnePlus 7 and Huawei P30 offers two kinds of unlock options: in-display fingerprint unlock and face unlock. In addition, the Huawei P30 remains the 3.5mm headphone jack, while it’s removed on OnePlus 7.   

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30: price

● OnePlus 7 price:

OnePlus 7 8GB + 256GB: $459.99 (after 19% OFF);

OnePlus 7 12GB + 256GB: $599.99 (after 9% OFF);

● Huawei P30 price:

Huawei P30 8+128GB: $669.99 (after 4% OFF)

Through comparing the price of the two phones on Gearbest, we can see that the OnePlus 7 is much cheaper than Huawei P30.  

OnePlus 7 vs Huawei P30: which one is worth buying?

Needless to say, both the OnePlus 7 and Huawei P30 are one of the most powerful phones among the same range competitors.

However, if you have to ask which one is better, I cannot directly tell you, as each phone has their advantages in some certain aspects. The OnePlus 7 offers a little more powerful processor, faster flash memory speed and a popular OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 Pie. While the Huawei P30 does better on camera and color design.

When it comes to price-performance ratio, the OnePlus 7 offers a higher value for money, as OnePlus 7 8GB + 256GB version is only priced at $459.99 at Gearbest, while the Huawei P30 8+128GB version is priced at $669.99. So if you don’t ask too much about the camera, we recommend you choose OnePlus 7. However, if you prefer the more excellent camera setup and beautiful color design, the Huawei P30 is the right one for you.      

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