Another special edition dedicated to a car company is official: it is OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, and it joins a niche of premium devices which is attracting consumers every day more. In this article, we will compare it with two other special editions: Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design Edition and Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition. Are they worth the money asked and which one should you choose? Here we will try to give you the answer.
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition vs Huawei Mate 20 Porsche Design Edition vs Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition
|OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition||Huawei Mate 20 Porsche Design Edition||Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm, 185 g||157.8 x 72.3 x 9.7 mm, 187 g||156.7 x 74.2 x 9.4 mm, 186 g|
|DISPLAY||6.41 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.39 inches, 1440 x 3120p (Quad HD+), AMOLED||6.42 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 19.5:9 ratio, AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980, octa-core 2.6 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz|
|MEMORY||10 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 512 GB – Nano Memory slot||8 GB RAM, 512 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, Oxygen OS||Android 9 Pie, EMUI 9.0||Android 9 Pie, Color OS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Dual 16 + 20 MP camera, f/1.7 and f/1.7||Triple 40 + 20 + 8 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4, OIS, Laser AF
24 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Dual 16 + 20 MP, f/2.0
25 MP, f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||3700 mAh, fast charging with Warp Charge||4200 mAh, fast charging 40W, wireless charging 15W||3400 mAh, fast charging with Super VOOC Flash Charge|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot, waterproof (IP68), reverse wireless charging||Dual SIM slot, slider design|
If we exclude the companies’ customizations for the special editions and we only consider the original design, Oppo Find X is undoubtedly the most beautiful and innovative device. Indeed, it is the first phone with a motorized slider and a screen-to-body ratio close to 100 percent without the need of a notch. When it comes to customizations, the one of Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design Edition intrigues me more because of its back made of genuine leather and glass.
The display with the highest quality is the AMOLED panel found on the Huawei Mate 20, with a higher resolution than its opponents and a more accurate color reproduction. It has a bigger notch, but it boasts a 3D facial recognition system. Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition and OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition feature a similar display quality, but, even though OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is the only with a notch, I define it better because of its Gorilla Glass 6 protection for the front glass and good DCI-P3 coverage.
There are no consistent differences in performances when it comes to these three devices, but Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design Edition has a slightly better SoC: the new Kirin 980 realized with a 7 nm production process which is able to provide a very high speed and higher scores on benchmarks. OnePlus 6T McLaren comes with 10 GB of RAM, but a better chipset is definitely more important. At last, Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design Edition is the only to feature an expandable storage. So I would choose it for its hardware. The software is very nice in each case: Android Pie out of the box with very efficient customizations.
Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design Edition has the best camera department of 2018. It is the same as Huawei P20 Pro with a rear triple camera and a 40 MP resolution for the main sensor. Until now, no device has been able to compete with the outstanding photo quality provided by this triple camera in every scenario. At the second place, we can definitely put the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition with its f/1.7 aperture for both the sensors of its dual camera, but it is a lot inferior to Huawei’s flagship.
Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design Edition comes with the biggest battery as well as the longest battery life. OnePlus 6T McLaren is at the second place with its one-day battery life (even more in some scenarios), while Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition has the smallest battery but it charges faster than each of its opponents: it is able to reach 100 percent of charge in just 30 minutes. I would personally pick Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design because for me battery life is more important than fast charging, plus, Huawei’s flagship is the only smartphone in the market to support wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
Given that these are special editions, these devices are way costlier than their standard versions. When it comes to specifications, Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design Edition is the best device of the trio and it costs €1600/$1800, Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition is the less attractive for me (unless you are Lamborghini fans or innovative designs lovers) with a price tag of €1700/$1920, a worse camera and a shorter battery life, while OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is the one with the best value for money as it costs just €700/$700.
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition vs Huawei Mate 20 Porsche Design vs Oppo Find X Lamborghini: PRO and CONS
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition
- More affordable
- Outstanding hardware
- Very fast charging
- 10 GB RAM
- No notification LED
Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design Edition
- Better screen
- Expandable storage
- Bigger battery
- Awesome hardware
- Best camera
Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition
- Borderless design with slider
- Amazing hardware
- Very fast charging
- Good build quality