OnePlus 8 Pro vs Huawei P40 Pro Plus: OnePlus and Huawei won’t really be competing with each other right now if not for the fact that they make smartphones. But the reality is, they make smartphones and both companies are pretty good at it. If given the option between OnePlus 8 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro Plus, which would you buy and why?

This post is about comparing the newly released OnePlus 8 Pro and the Huawei P40 Pro Plus. We’ll be talking about their similarities (if there is any) and the differences (which we look forward to). At the end you get to decide which on is better and worth your dollar.

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The biggest advantage of the OnePlus phone over the Huawei phone here is the Google services. These services are available for the OnePlus phone but not available in the Huawei phone. But that might change when the Huawei App Gallery is filled with Apps.

However, the new phone from OnePlus is coming with all the features of a flagship phone but still manages to be about $300-$400 cheaper in price. So, will you purchase the Huawei phone for about $1,300 or the OnePlus phone that costs about $900?

Just below the table is a summary of what you should expect from both phones.

Huawei P40 Pro Plus vs Galaxy S20 Ultra

FEATURESOnePlus 8 ProHuawei P40 Pro Plus
Network2G, 3G, 4G & 5G2G, 3G, 4G & 5G
Weight199 g (7.02 oz)226 g (7.97 oz)
Screen size6.78 inches6.58 inches
Resolution1440 x 3168 pixels (~513 ppi density)1200 x 2640 pixels (~441 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® GlassCorning® Gorilla® Glass
OSAndroid 10.0Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS)
ChipsetSnapdragon 865 (7 nm+)HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+)
CPUOcta-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585)Octa-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76)
SD CardNoYes
Rear Camera48MP + 8MP + 48MP + Color Filter Camera50MP + 8MP + 8MP + 40MP + TOF 3D
Front Camera16MP32MP + IR TOF 3D
Sensors1. Fingerprint (under display, optical)
2. accelerometer
3. gyro
4. proximity
5. compass
1. Infrared face recognition
2. fingerprint (under display, optical)
3. accelerometer
4. gyro
5. proximity
6. compass
7. color spectrum
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4510 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery
PriceAbout $800About $1,200

Do you think the OnePlus phone even stand a chance against the Huawei phone? Well let the paper specifications and live test speak for themselves.

Network Connectivity

Both phones gives you same features when it comes to internet connectivity. There is 5G network available in both phones(depending on the variant). They also use 2G, 3G and 4G networks which is pretty standard judging from the fact that 5G network is currently not available in most countries.

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So for a start both phones are tied in this category. You get same value for the money spent here. Now lets move on to the build, design and display category to see where the differences begins.

Build, Design and Display

Different materials were used when building these two phones. The OnePlus phone was built with Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6)
glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame while the Huawei phone was built with Glass front, cerramic back, cerramic frame. So, would you prefer an Alluminium frame to a Cerramic frame or the reverse? I think the Cerramic frame and back does look more premium if you ask me.

Next is the design of both phones. If you have seen both phones you’d know that they have similar display. Both display falls to the curve at the sides which looks good but have it’s disadvantages as a finger can easily obstruct the operation of the phone in one hand mode.

If you ask me I’d say I prefer the simple tiny punch hole of the 6.78 inch display on the OnePlus 8 Pro to the big punch hole of the 6.58 inch display on the Huawei P40 Pro Plus. Well, it’s important to point out that the Huawei big punch hole houses dual selfie camera. Meaning a fan of camera would overlook this but it’s still big.

There are differences I built materials, screen size and design. Both phones were built with too quality materials and have that premium look at first sight.

Operating System and Chipset

This where its going to get a little more interesting. Its old news that Huawei is having issues with United States and are stopped from using some Google Services. But, as we all know, the Android OS is an open source software which means anyone have access. So both phones uses the latest Andriod 10 OS which is great.

But we start to see some difference in the SOC section. OnePlus 8 Pro comes with Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) while the Huawei P40 pro Plus comes with HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+). Both powerful chipset according to This Paper Specs Video but, there are differences in live test.

The Snapdragon SOC is good in most areas but whatever you feel the Kirin SOC lacks it gained in speed, battery management and camera quality. Most people think that considering the fact that the Snapdragon SOC is a thing party SOC means its performance is no match for Huawei Kirin SOC. Well, that is not entirely correct.

But, we can’t ignore the fact that both phones uses one of the latest and best SOC in the market right now.

Both of these phones have their limitions. And @Maii_HD pointed those of the Huawei P40 Pro Plus out in This Video. He also pointed those of the OnePlus 8 Pro out in This Video.

Internal Storage and RAM

So far, the Huawei P40 Pro Plus comes in a single variant of 8GB RAM and 512GB Internal Storage while the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB Internal Storage. The Huawei phone have space for external storage via microSD card but the OnePlus phone does not support this feature.

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Huawei have bigger Internal Storage option here but the OnePlus phone comes with an option of better RAM. For those looking to store more files, the Huawei P40 Pro Plus is the phone to buy between these two.


Huawei have always stepped up the game if camera over the past few years. To some, it seem they are slightly ahead of Samsung and Apple when it comes to camera.

The above is subject to debate for another day. But live tests have shown that the photos from the OnePlus 8 Pro is good but those of Huawei P40 Pro Plus are better.


Huawei P40 Pro Plus comes with 4200 mAh battery which is good but the 4510 mAh battery found the the OnePlus 8 Pro battery is better. Both phones comes with fast charge feature enabled.


The Huawei P40 Pro Plus is expected to cost about $1,300 while the price of the OnePlus 8 Pro is about $900. Remember that the Huawei phone comes without Google services support.

No doubt the OnePlus 8 Pro vs Huawei P40 Pro Plus is an interesting comparison. The Huawei phone is good but the OnePlus phone also held it’s own against it.

The battle won here by the Huawei phone is the camera fight. But, I won’t trade Google services and all the other features of the OnePlus 8 Pro for the cameras of the Huawei phone. Tell me what you think via the comment section below.

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