Honor 7 or the OnePlus 2, which one is better?

The Honor 7 is the latest flagship device from Huawei, the device have been priced around Rs 22K in online stores, and if we look at its competitors, then the OnePlus 2 is the first device, which comes in our mind, and both of them are priced very comparatively. So, in this post we are going to compare these two high-end devices on basis of display, battery, camera, hardware and software which will give you a clear idea whether the Honor 7 is better, or the OnePlus 2 is better, on paper, both the devices looks great, and both of them packs a powerful hardware, so let’s see which one is better in reality?

Honor 7 or the OnePlus 2, which one is better?

General Honor 7 OnePlus 2
Release Date June 2015 July 2015
Sim Dual-sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Nano Nano
Weight 157g 175g
O.S Android v5.0(Lollipop) Android v5.1(Lollipop)
Custom UI Emotion UI 3.1 Oxygen UI 2.0
Display Honor 7 OnePlus 2
Screen Size 5.5 inch 5.5 inch
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels 1080×1920 pixels
Pixel Density 424 ppi 401 ppi
Protection Ultimate Shield Tempered Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Let us begin with the display, the Honor 7 is having 5.2 inch IPS LCD screen, whereas the OnePlus 2 is having a 5.5 inch LTPS grade screen, both the devices have 1080p panel display, and the screen quality on both the devices is very good but, the color production is slightly better on the Honor 7 than the OnePlus 2. When it comes to screen protection, the OnePlus 2 is having a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, whereas the Honor 7 has an Ultimate Shield Tempered glass.


Both the devices run on Android Lollipop, and on top it, both the Honor 7 & OnePlus 2 has their own custom UI, the Honor 7 runs on the Emotion UI 3.1, whereas the OnePlus 2 runs on the Oxygen UI 2.0. When it comes to user experience, the Huawei’s Emotion UI offers more customization, enhanced features, highly optimized apps, and rich multi-tasking experience compared to the Oxygen UI, which is having just a simple stock Android UI. Therefore, the overall UI experience is much better in the Honor 7 compared to the OnePlus 2.

Hardware Honor 7 OnePlus 2
Processor 2.2 GHz Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 935 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
GPU Mali-T628 MP4 Adreno 430
RAM 3 GB 3/4 GB
Internal memory 16/64 GB 16/64 GB
micro-SD slot Yes No
Expandable memory up to 128 GB No
Sensors Proximity,Accelerometer

When it comes to hardware, the OnePlus 2 packs a more powerful hardware than the Honor 7.The OnePlus 2 getting is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor coupled with 3/4 GB of RAM,on the other hand, the Honor 7 is getting powered by an Hisilicon Kirin 935  octa-core processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Coming to the GPU, the OnePlus 2 packs an Adreno 430 GPU , whereas, the Honor 7 packs a Mali- T628 MP4 GPU, both the devices gives you a very good multi-tasking & gaming experience, but with the OnePlus 2 you will get a much better gaming & multi-tasking performance in comparison to the Honor 7. Coming to the storage, both the devices come with 16/64 GB of internal storage, out of these two devices, only the Honor 7 has a microSD card slot, which can be expanded up to 128 GB.So, if you are someone who loves to play heavy games, then the OnePlus 2 is the better option for you, but keep in mind that the device exhibits some heating issue, so you won’t be able to play heavy games for a long period of time.

Camera Honor 7 OnePlus 2
Primary Camera 20 MP 13 MP
Resolution 5152×3888 pixels 4128×3096 pixels
Secondary Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Video HD recording at 1080p @30fps HD recording at 2160p @30fps
Features Dual-tone LED flash,panorama,touch focus
Geo-tagging,front LED flash
Dual LED flash,panorama,auto/touch focus face detection,Geo-tagging,laser autofocus

Talking about the camera, the OnePlus 2 comes with a 13 MP rear camera along with laser auto-focus and a dual LED flash, at the front, it has a 5 MP camera for selfies. On the other hand, the Honor 7 comes with a 20 MP rear facing camera along with a dual-tone LED flash, and at the front, it has 8 MP camera, which is also having a LED flash. On paper both the devices camera looks good, and in reality, also both the devices take good quality pictures with a good amount of detailing and sharpness. However, the camera on the Honor 7 captures images with much more clarity and details in comparison to the camera of OnePlus 2, when it comes to video recording then, the OnePlus 2 is the better option to go with, as it supports 4K recording, whereas the Honor 7 only supports full HD recording.

Connectivity Honor 7 OnePlus 2
Wi-Fi Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v 4.1 v 4.1
EDGE Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
3G Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
IR Yes No
NFC Yes No
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
USB micro-USB,v 2.0 Type-C 1.0 USB

When it comes to connectivity, both the devices comes with 4G support along with HSPA, but features like NFC, IR, FM Radio are present in Honor 7, which are missing in the OnePlus 2, so connectivity wise, the Honor 7 is the better option to go with.

Battery Honor 7 OnePlus 2
Capacity 3100 mAh (Li-Po) 3300 mAh (Li-Po)
Removable No No
Talk Time upto 8+ h (3G) upto 25+ h (3G)

If we look at the battery, then here also the Honor 7 gets the edge over the OnePlus 2, which is quite surprising as the OnePlus 2 packs a larger 3300 mAh battery, whereas the Honor 7 packs a smaller 3100 mAh. With the OnePlus 2, you will get a screen on time of around 4 or 4.5 hours, whereas with the Honor 7 you will more than 5 hours of screen on time.


Both the devices perform very well in every department, but the Honor 7 is a much more balanced device in comparison to OnePlus 2. With the Honor 7, you will not face any kind of heating issues, the fingerprint sensor is also very accurate, and you can also expand your storage in the Honor 7. And, when it comes to availability, the Honor 7 is easily available,  whereas, for the OnePlus 2, you have to wait for getting an invite to buy the device.

Store & Price
flipkart Honor 7 Rs 22,999Click here to buy
amazon OnePlus 2 Rs 24,999 Click here to buy