OnePlus 7 Pro vs Apple iPhone XR

While Apple and Samsung were quick to attack the $1000 range with their ultra-luxurious XS and S10 models, the almost equally impressive OnePlus 7 Pro goes for just $669. This kind of positioning explains why most consumers are more likely to compare it against Apple's 2018 “budget” phone – the iPhone XR ($750).
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51. FreshPrinceOfH

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

I haven't been to Phone Arena in years. Loaded the site for the first time and read this review and was instantly reminded of why I stopped coming here. This review is ridiculous. The 7 Pro is in another galaxy to the XR. Even after cherry picking the few positives about the XR calling it a tie is ridiculous. PhoneArena hasn't changed at all....

49. Prospect9x

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 24, 2019

Apple owns you without you even knowing it. The (1st) way you have to make a Apple account when you buy your first Apple product and need a valid credit card, even if you're not purchasing anything. (2nd) They took away headphone jacks on purpose so you basically have no choice but to buy apple headphones from them. (3rd) is iTunes $0.99 per download for one song! That's about $15 for 1 full album, When you can just go to the Play Store and get the apps (AudioMack) or (Datpiff) and get unlimited music for free. Also when you install iTunes on your new device you're not only installing iTunes but malware which is an invasion of privacy, your being monitored by 3rd party applications without your consent. (4th) is paying for more storage? As with Samsung as well as any other android company all you have to do is purchase an inexpensive micro SD card. With apple you pay hundreds more for a few more gigabytes of storage. No disrespect to Apple as a company they do make some quality products. But take my word for it, it's all been thoroughly thought out on how to get you and your kids to want more and more Apple like a fiend on herion.

45. michaelny2001

Posts: 355; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

this is the wrong comparison. it's like comparing a Benz with a Ford. headline should be Oneplus 7PRO vs Iphone XS, best with best.

41. inFla

Posts: 242; Member since: Aug 17, 2018

Both are way too big and heavy. Not good pocket phones.

28. luke22

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

Thanks! I think I will need to try each of them. Well, I think I will buy the OnePlus 7 pro, then if I find it doesn't meet my satisfaction, will sell it and buy the XR.

11. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

PA is so stubborn that it will show iPhone XR battery as a Pro and it lasts 101 Mins more than OP7 Pro, but intentionally misses on saying iPhone XR takes a whopping 116 mins extra to charge. In that time I will charge my OP7 Pro 1.5 times more. Typical PA, found a safe passage for XR in every single battle. XR has Cutting edge design with those humongous bezels, I mean seriously PA?

13. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 228; Member since: May 29, 2019

I do recall Rado Slavov calling headphone jack users selfish so I never actually read any of this article before posting this reply lol.

20. Ray.S

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

That's not true. I didn't call headphone jack users selfish; I said that "grumbling about Apple's removal of the headphone jack is selfish and backwards". We should allow ourselves to dream and be bold enough to make the future come quicker. To attract new things into your life, you have to make room for them by letting go of something old.

21. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

What makes it "selfish and backwards"? Sounds like you've been drinking the Apple flavored kool-aid. The pathetic excuses that manufacturers have used to justify their removal is pure bs. Oneplus said there wasn't enough space yet it's older brother the Nex which is virtually identical in design and dimensions has one. However Apple's reason is more insidious and is all about money and selling accessories. Same reason they don't bundle a fast charger. The only boldness here is their greed.

34. wickedwilly

Posts: 800; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

"grumbling about Apple's removal of the headphone jack is selfish and backwards" I find this comment annoying and naive, especially coming from a tech commentator. If Apple had removed the headphone jack and replaced it with something that did all the things the jack did and better, you may have a point. However, all you got was lost functionality, the need to buy and use dongles and worse sound quality. They did not need to get rid of the jack to be wireless, Bluetooth was already here. The Airpods that Apple introduced were ugly, poor quality and had no better sound than the already poor wired Apple earphones, so they did not help either. The headphone jack does a lot more than just connect earphones, it is still widely used in the AV world and still outdoes Bluetooth for sound quality. Yes, I understand the need for and advantages of wireless that is why I used this before Apple even got rid of the jack. Even today Apple has still not introduced high-quality codecs like LDAC and Aptx HD, which would at least have compensated for some of the loss in quality that came with the loss of the jack. What you seem to miss is despite much better wireless standards, codecs and a wider choice of wireless headphones, the majority still use the wired version!

35. wickedwilly

Posts: 800; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

I should add I and the 100's of millions who still use the headphone jack are not selfish nor backwards. I am in the majority that still uses the jack so wanting it is not selfish and am one of the first to try new tech, even in its early stages so not backwards either.

15. Onespot

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

They are apple bias, iPhone XR cant even compete with 7 pro

22. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

They shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence. The XR is an overpriced midranger whilst the 7 Pro is a flagship. They should compare the XR with the Redmi K20 or Zenfone 6 and bs us as to why the XR is $350 and $250 more expensive respectively. As for the ecosystem myth, Google's suite of apps syncs across all devices too and is completely cross-platform as opposed to the money sucking prison of IOS.

29. Trex95

Posts: 2402; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Yeah since A12 is more powerful than snapdragon 855 lol.

16. adecvat

Posts: 684; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

> I will charge my OP7 Pro 1.5 times more. You're welcome. Dash charge kill battery in 3 months.

18. Poptart2828

Posts: 527; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Not anymore than other phones.

19. Ray.S

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

You are right about the charging times with the stock chargers, so I added a paragraph discussing that. Thanks! The "cutting edge design" comment was said for the OnePlus, not the iPhone, though.

23. Onespot

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

But they cant be compared with one another iPhone XR is just an expensive product with no value for money only a dumb or a teen wannabe flex will get that

3. dumpster666

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

lol...not even a competition...

17. adecvat

Posts: 684; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yeah, just another chinese toy versus well known brand.

24. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 137; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Yep, an overpriced kid phone versus a well rounded phone with the best display on the market and that is still less expensive.

39. Trex95

Posts: 2402; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Best screen? If you mean one of the most dimmest OLED yeah that’s true and by the way one plus 7pro cost more than iPhone XR.

2. OneLove123

Posts: 1344; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I have both of these .i like the 7 pro a lot better because of the screen size and almost bezeless.

1. Abdbaas

Posts: 173; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

3 hours to charge an iPhone xr? What a joke

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7692; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I always love how Phonearena mentions the XR display as more than sufficient. Yet it has a low resolution HD+ LCD display. You can buy a smartphone for less than $200 that has a much higher resolution LCD display compared to the XR. Also any AMOLED display has a minimum brightness of zero (0). Not that made up crap of 1.9nits. Then you have the nerve to say the XR has excellent contrast ratio with it's 1:1524. Yet you post the same excellent contrast ratio, but don't want to post the OnePlus 1:1,000,000 contrast ratio. As if they even compare. The OnePlus pro supports HDR (high dynamic range) display. Yet the XR cannot support HDR with it's pitiful low contrast range. Come on, stop the lying crap. The XR at $750 is definitely not budget and not worth Apples asking price, period. Plus can you guys please post your actual battery test, everything that you do in that test. Especially since no one but you guys actually knows what that test actually consists of.

8. Romantico3pe

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

I will pick a lcd screened phone anyday over amoled, plus apple will update the xr for 4 years while you already know about updates....

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7692; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's a good one. So with the rumors of all iPhones in 2020 from Apple will be OLED instead of LCD. I guess then you will be going with one of the Android OEMs that will be using LCD then.

10. Romantico3pe

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

After having 4 phones with burn in from gaming and google maps, i will never buy a crapoled screened phone again

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7692; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly you love Apple, so what are you going to do when Apple goes 100% OLED? Hmm. I guess you will have to buy an Android smartphone then.

27. Romantico3pe

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Currently using a moto g7 just because the LCD screen, and in my drawer collecting dust is my IPhone xs max full of burn in, because of gaming and google maps, oled is just trash

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