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$390 VIEW ON AMAZON

Display

Size

5.7 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1312 pixels,
504 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
402 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
85.77 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 630

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB
256GB, not expandable

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie), OxygenOS UI

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
3700 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
OnePlus Dash Charge

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 MP (Laser and PDAF)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Second camera

13 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)
20 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal Length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
16 MP (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.20 x 2.94 x 0.32 inches (157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Black, Purple

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Screen Protector (pre-applied), Case, Fast Charge Type-C Cable, Fast Charge Power Adapter, SIM Tray Ejector, Welcome Letter, Quick Start Guide / Poster, Safety Information, Type-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter

MSRP

$ 700
$ 629
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