Flagship Smart Phones
One plus 8 vs iphone 11
An ONEPLUS 8 WITH A MORE MODERN DESIGN
In terms of design, the two smartphones take very different approaches. As for OnePlus 8, it has a much more modern design, in tune with the times in 2020. It must be said that the smartphone of the Chinese manufacturer has a large screen of 6.55 inches diagonal which occupies a large from the front panel.
Still, on the front, the punch, positioned at the top left of the display, is fairly discreet in use. On the back, we will also find there a fairly classic positioning for the photo module, in the center vertically. If the back is covered with a smooth glass surface on the model that we were able to test, we appreciate that it does not capture many fingerprints.
Overall, we are entitled to an OnePlus 8 very well-finished. It has the advantage of holding easily in hand, especially thanks to its relatively light weight of 180 grams. We will always appreciate the alert slider to manage the vibrating or silent modes.
In addition, the smartphone has a USB-C socket and a dual SIM card drawer, but it does not benefit from either a microSD storage extension, a jack, or even waterproofing certification.
For its part, the iPhone 11 offers a much more dated design. It adopts the same features as the iPhone XR released in late 2018, with a large notch at the top of the screen. It must be said that this is where Apple hosts all the sensors necessary for the operation of Face ID.
Still, on the front, we can note significantly wider borders than on the OnePlus 8, due in particular to the flat screen and not curved. On the back, Apple has decided to position the photo module at the top left, with two lenses that we will come back to later.
As usual, Apple offers a smartphone with exemplary finishes. It also holds relatively well in hand thanks to its 6.1-inch screen but remains heavier than the OnePlus 8 with 194 grams on the scale. If the smartphone is IP68 certified, note however that you cannot expand the storage or connect a wired headset by jack. The iPhone 11 is compatible with e-SIM, but not the physical dual SIM.
Overall, we will tend to tune this sleeve to the OnePlus 8 due to its lighter weight and slightly more modern design.
Indeed, the OnePlus 8 is equipped with an Oled screen with a definition of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a ratio of 20:9 and a density of 402 pixels per inch. It should also be noted that the smartphone’s brightness can go up to 790 cd/m² and that its contrast, Oled requires, is close to infinity with very deep blacks.
For color management, the OnePlus smartphone offers 100% DCI P3 color space coverage with a delta E of 3.13 by default, indicating good color fidelity. We can however regret a default mode which draws too blue, with a temperature at 7500 K, but the display mode DCI-P3 allows us to correct the problem with a temperature at 6700K, close to 6500 K of white light from the sun. Finally, note also that the OnePlus 8 can go up to a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
For its part, the iPhone 11 is much less qualitative on paper. It must be said that the Apple phone only offers an LCD screen with a definition of 828 x 1782 pixels, a density of 322 pixels per inch.
The display of the iPhone 11 can go up to a maximum brightness of 650 cd/m² and offers a contrast of 1477: 1, far from infinity. But it is really on the colorimetry that Apple took care of its smartphone.
The iPhone 11 can indeed display 106% of the colors of the RGB color space — note that iOS does not allow the display of DCI-P3 on the calibration application that we used — with a particularly low delta E, at 0.9. The same goes for the color temperature, measured at 6582K by default, which is very close to perfection.
Overall, despite very good results from the iPhone 11 in terms of colorimetry, we will nevertheless give the point to OnePlus 8. It must be said that the smartphone allows much greater contrast, as does the brightness. It also has the merit of having a denser screen in terms of pixels, not to mention the 90 Hz mode, where the iPhone 11 is limited to 60 Hz
Apart from this, all the other features and specifications have been laid out. The OnePlus 8T makes a good deal and is less expensive than the iPhone 11. However, the overall performance, including the battery and display is simply elite on the iPhone 11. If you’re a shutterbug or a video content creator, the iPhone 11 would be the ideal choice. The OnePlus 8 has a pretty good camera setup, but it hardly beats the iPhone 11