While increasing the prices of its top tier flagships, OnePlus never forgets to launch a more affordable vanilla- version of their lineup for smart buyers and for those who want to save money while still getting a high end phone. OnePlus 8 is a best flagship killer and it has certainly nothing to envy to the most costly phones under most of the aspects. But is it the best flagship-killer out there or there are devices with a higher value for money-? In order to let you receive all the information in regard and establish this, after comparing it to the Huawei Nova 7 and the Honor 30, we decided to compare it with Xiaomi Mi 10 and Redmi K30 Pro.
OnePlus 8 & Xiaomi Mi 10 have a punch hole design, while Redmi K30 Pro comes with a holeless display and a motorized pop up camera. In each case, you get an aluminum-frame and a glass back. But the OnePlus 8 is the only one which offers protection against dust and water: it is waterproof and the dustproof with the IP68 certification. Which device has the best look? With its higher screen to body ratio Xiaomi Mi 10 and its curved display are too impressive, but OnePlus 8 has a curved-screen as well and it is even more compact due to its small display. The Redmi K30 Pro is- holeless, but it has a flat display & slightly thicker bezels. Further, it has a bigger round shaped camera module on the back, not a great solution for a minimalistic -look.
Unlike most of the last generation flagships, Redmi K30 Pro does not support a high refresh rate but it arrives with a standard 60 Hz rate. That is the reason OnePlus 8 and Xiaomi Mi 10 looks more interesting with their 90 Hz refresh rate. OnePlus 8 & Xiaomi Mi 10 are very close in terms of display-quality and we recommend both if you need a good viewing experiences. But there are flagships with better-displays, keep that in mind. perhaps, we are still talking about high end OLED panels. Xiaomi Mi 10 has a wider 6.67 inch diagonal, while OnePlus 8 is more compact. But both the devices arrive with a single punch -hole.
With OnePlus 8, Xiaomi Mi 10, & Redmi K30 Pro, you get very similar performances. All of them are powered by the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, so you get the best chipset in the Android world launched in 2020. Further, they all come with LPPDR5 RAM. Redmi K30 Pro has also a faster UFS 3.1 native storage memory (if we exclude the base variant with 128 GB of UFS 3.0 storage), but it offers less RAM in its top configurations. While Redmi K30- Pro stops at 8 GB of RAM-, with OnePlus 8 and Xiaomi Mi 10 you receive up to 12 GB of RAM. We believe the OnePlus 8 may equally offer slightly higher performance due to the amazing software-optimization of its Oxygen OS, but we are only talking about marginal-differences.
Unlike the Redmi K30- Pro, OnePlus 8 and Xiaomi- Mi 10 lack a telephoto sensor. But despite that, they are still better camera-phones due to their better main sensors. The Xiaomi Mi 10 is definitely the best impressive with its 108 MP primary sensor supporting OIS and 8K video recording. Then we received the OnePlus 8 with its 48 MP triple camera including a 16 MP ultrawide-sensor. Redmi K30 Pro comes right- after with a pretty nice camera but far from high end camera phones-.
The biggest battery belongs to the Xiaomi-Mi 10: a 4780 mAh unit. But Redmi K30 Pro should offer a longer-battery life in a lot of scenarios because its display doesn’t support a 90 Hz refresh rate which consumes more energies. However, we still prefer Xiaomi Mi 10 since it supports both the fast wireless charging and the reverse wireless charging, while you can only charge the OnePlus 8 and the Redmi- K30 Pro by cable.
OnePlus 8 debuted in China with €522/$565- starting price (€699 globally). Xiaomi Mi 10 is priced €560/$606-in China, and Redmi K30 Pro starts from €499/$540. OnePlus 8 & Xiaomi Mi 10 offer a better experience than Redmi K30-Pro. But at least on the papers, we prefer the Xiaomi- Mi 10 due to the presence of wireless-charging technology, a bigger battery, and an amazing camera.