The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the fancier high-end smartphones of the year with a unique mixture of exotic features and reasonable price whereas tech experts advocating for Apple iPhone XR are not less in number either. Indeed, this is a comparison that makes perfect sense. Critics of the iPhone XR often point at its lower screen resolution, but that's where the criticism usually has to end, because Apple didn't really compromise with anything else that could warrant a discussion. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 7 Pro is the phone that looks a bit better on paper.
The iPhone XR is by no means a compact phone, but even it is dwarfed by the 7 Pro. OnePlus' phone is considerably taller, as well as slightly wider and thicker. It does feel like a bigger and heavier phone, and the XR is already quite big and heavy.
In the looks department, the OnePlus 7 Pro impresses with exceptionally thin bezels and the absence of a notch or camera cut out, as its front camera uses a motorized mechanism to pop up from the top edge. However, its overall shape is a bit more “irregular” in its nature, whereas the iPhone XR goes for a less “cutting edge”, but classier design with simpler, cleaner lines. Needless to say, there's the display notch in the upper end, used to house the earpiece, selfie camera and Face ID system.
DisplayThis is one area where both models are great, but the OnePlus 7 Pro is so much better. First things first, it has an AMOLED panel, so it just looks a bit livelier, but then its resolution is also considerably higher, making it appear even cleaner and easier to read, especially when it comes to small details like tiny text. It's more intense!
Finally, the 7 Pro strikes with what is probably its strongest key feature – the 90 Hz refresh rate. Almost all phones out there have 60 Hz displays, with the exception of a couple of niche gaming phones. And while you may think that 60 Hz displays look perfectly smooth, wait until you see a 90 Hz screen! It's so much smoother!