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Redmi K20 Pro Vs OnePlus 7: Who is the real flagship killer?

Xiaomi launched its latest flagship smartphones- the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in India just yesterday. The flagship killer Redmi K20 Pro comes with some really impressive features for its price. It has flagship-level specs at a starting price of Rs. 27,999.

OnePlus also recently launched its latest smartphones in India as well as in other markets. The OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7 are now available for purchase in India. OnePlus 7 is the affordable one and it also comes flagship-level specs at a starting price of Rs. 32,999.

So, if you have been planning to buy a flagship-level phone, here we have compared both the OnePlus 7 and the new Redmi K20 Pro.

Redmi K20 Pro vs OnePlus 7

Design: Glass back but with different patterns

Redmi K20 Pro sports a glass and metal design with a new 3D gradient back. It has a full-screen display at the front because of the pop-up selfie camera. It also comes with graphite stereo cooling technology for heat dissipation. It also sports a 3.5mm headphone jack.

OnePlus 7, on the other hand, comes with a similar design as the OnePlus 6T. It also sports a glass back and the metal frame body. Upfront, OnePlus 7 features a waterdrop style notch display. However, it does not sport a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Winner: Redmi K20 Pro

Display: No notch Vs Dewdrop notch

Redmi K20 Pro sports a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. The company claims that the display comes with DC dimming technology. It also features an in-display fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus 7 also features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. It is also a full-screen display but with a small dewdrop notch on the top. The display also sports Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

Winner: Redmi K20 Pro

Cameras: Triple Vs Dual

Redmi K20 Pro sports triple cameras at the back with a 48MP primary Sony IMX586 sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom, and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle sensor.

Whereas, the OnePlus 7 sports a dual camera set up on the back with a similar 48MP primary Sony IMX586 sensor, but it is paired with a 5MP secondary depth sensor.

The Redmi K20 Pro comes with a 20MP pop-up selfie camera, while, the OnePlus 7 sports a 16MP selfie camera fitted into a waterdrop notch.

Winner: Check out the above camera samples to find out which one offers better results.

Performance: Faster storage on OnePlus

Both the phones are powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 7nm processor paired with Adreno 640 GPU. On paper, these devices will offer similar performance, however, both companies came with some tweaks for enhanced performance.

They both also come with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. However, OnePlus 7 comes with the UFS 3.0 type storage which makes it faster than Redmi K20 Pro.

Check out the AnTuTu benchmark scores of the two phones.

Winner: Tie

Battery, connectivity and other features

The Redmi K20 Pro packs a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support. The OnePlus 7 is powered by a 3,700mAh battery with 20W fast charging. However, Redmi K20 Pro comes with an 18W fast charger in the box and OnePlus offers 20W fast charger.

Coming to the software, both run the latest Android 9 Pie, however, Xiaomi uses its MIUI and OnePlus uses its near-stock OxygenOS. But Redmi K20 Pro comes with POCO launcher which looks good and makes the UI feel better than before.

Connectivity features on both the phones include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS (L1 + L2 Dual Band) + GLONASS, NFC, and USB Type-C. OnePlus 7 doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Winner: Tie

Price: The key factor

Redmi K20 Pro price in India starts at Rs 27,999 for the 6GB/128GB model. OnePlus 7 price in India starts at Rs 32,999 for the 6GB/128GB model. So, Redmi K20 Pro is cheaper than OnePlus 7 for the same configuration.

Winner: Redmi K20 Pro

Wrapping Up

Both phones come with powerful internal and other impressive features. They have premium glass design but Redmi K20 Pro has a more trendy pop-up selfie camera design. Their camera performances are also kind of similar despite being the different setup, maybe because of the same main Sony sensor. So, if you are not a fan of any company, you can decide as per your budget.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.