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OnePlus 8 vs. iPhone 11 in comparison: China mobile phone vs. Apple Premium

With the OnePlus 8, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is adding another premium model to its portfolio. We'll compare the OnePlus 8 with Apple's iPhone 11 for you and tell you whether the Chinese phone can compete with the Apple flagship.

The Chinese manufacturer OnePlus scores with its customers above all with low prices despite good performance. You can find out here whether this also applies to the manufacturer's latest mobile phone, the OnePlus 8, and how the device compares with the iPhone 11.

Data comparison: OnePlus 8 vs. iPhone 11


The technical differences between the OnePlus 8 and iPhone 11 at a glance:


OnePlus 8iPhone 11
Display size





6.55 in




2400 x 1080 pixels

6.1 in




1792 x 828 pixels

processorQualcomm Snapdragon 865A13 Bionic
random access memory8 GB / 12 GB4 GB



128 GB / 256 GB64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB






Triple camera


48 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP

Dual camera


12 MP + 12 MP

battery pack4300 mAh3118 mAh
operating systemAndroid 10iOS 13
dealsTo the OnePlus 8 offerTo the iPhone 11 offer

Display and design: OnePlus takes on Apple's elegance

As usual, the Apple smartphone is rounded and looks classy thanks to the glossy colors. In terms of design, the OnePlus can definitely compete with the iPhone 11. The China cell phone is taller and therefore a bit slimmer than the Apple smartphone. This makes it a little better in the hand. The lenses of the main camera of the iPhone are arranged in a square, those of the OnePlus are arranged one below the other. As usual, the front camera of the iPhone is hidden in a notch on the upper edge of the display, that of the OnePlus in a punch hole so that the screen can be used right down to the last corner.

The resolution of the OnePlus 8 with 2400 x 1080 pixels is slightly better than that of the iPhone 11 with 1792 x 828. This is not least due to the slightly larger display. The AMOLED screen of the China smartphone is 6.55 inches, the LC display of the Apple cell phone is 6.1 inches.

Battery and memory

The battery power of the two phones can be more clearly distinguished: The OnePlus 8 has a capacity of 4300 mAh, whereas the iPhone 11 only has 3118 mAh hours. Despite the slightly larger screen, the OnePlus 8 lasts longer than the iPhone 11.

Both smartphones are available in the same memory variants: 128 GB and 256 GB. In addition, the iPhone 11 is still available in the 64 GB version, which can also be attractive thanks to the lower price. Both cell phones cannot be upgraded with a microSD card, but even without this addition they offer enough space to save photos, videos and the like. However, should things get tight, images and other files can be uploaded to a cloud.


The iPhone 11 is equipped with a dual camera that snaps impressive photos with 12 MP + 12 MP. In addition, the lenses of the main camera offer an ultra-wide-angle sensor with ƒ / 2.4 aperture and 120 ° field of view as well as a wide-angle sensor with ƒ / 1.8 aperture. Two times optical zoom and five times digital zoom are possible with the iPhone camera. The night mode ensures beautiful pictures in poor lighting conditions.

Despite this high-tech equipment, the OnePlus 8 has even better values. The China smartphone houses a triple camera on the back that shoots high-resolution photos at 48 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP. The ultra wide angle with ƒ / 2.2 aperture and 116 ° field of view is a little smaller than the iPhone. With both smartphones videos can be recorded in 4K. Hobby photographers will be with both smartphones happy, but if you want to get a little more out of your mobile phone camera, you should opt for the OnePlus 8.


In terms of RAM and processor, the OnePlus 8 has the edge. The smartphone is available in the versions 8 GB and 12 GB RAM, the iPhone 11, on the other hand, only has 4 GB RAM, but still runs smoothly. However, anyone who starts many complex apps at the same time and carries out several background actions could reach their limits with the Apple mobile phone. The eight-core Snapdragon 865 processor in the OnePlus 8 ensures a good speed and clocks at up to 2.84 GHz. The iPhone 11 is equipped with the in-house quad-core Apple A13 Bionic chip, which builds speeds of up to 2.66 GHz.

The preinstalled operating system on the OnePlus 8 is Android 10. The iPhone 11 comes with iOS 13.


The iPhone 11 is now six months old, which is sometimes particularly noticeable in the battery capacity and the processor. Nevertheless, the smartphone is on par with the OnePlus 8. Apple fans will be happy with the iPhone 11, as will those switching from Android to iOS. However, those who want to take the step from iOS to Android are well served with the OnePlus 8. The smartphone offers high-end technology at a low price and, above all, cuts a fine figure with its camera. Those who value camera quality and equipment should go for the OnePlus.

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