Comparing Vivo X Fold 3 Pro and OnePlus Open: which is the better Android foldable phone?

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro is the first foldable phone from the company to launch in India. With a price tag of Rs 1,59,999, the device competes with the Galaxy Fold 5 and OnePlus Open in India.  

At a relatively lower price tag, the OnePlus Open makes a great alternative to the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro. In this post, we’ll compare the OnePlus Open with the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro to see which foldable offers more value for money. 

OnePlus Open vs Vivo X Fold 3 Pro: specs at a glance

SPECS

ONEPLUS OPEN

VIVO X FOLD 3 PRO

Inner display

7.81-inch 2K AMOLED LTPO panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 2800 nits, 426ppi, 2268×2440 resolution, Ultra Thin Glass

8.03-inch 2K AMOLED LTPO panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 4500 nits, 413ppi, 2200×2480 resolution, Super Tensile UTG

Cover display

6.31-inch 2K AMOLED LTPO panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 2800 nits, 431ppi, 1116×2484 resolution, Ceramic Guard

6.53-inch 2K AMOLED LTPO panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 4500 nits, 457ppi, 1172×2748 resolution, Armor Glass

Dimensions

Unfolded: 153.4 x 143.1 x5.8 mm

Folded: 153.4 x 73.3 x 11.7 mm

Unfolded: 160 x 142.4 x 5.2 mm

Folded: 160 x 72.6 x 11.2 mm

Weight

239/245g


236g

Software

Android 14-based OxygenOS 14

Android 14-based OriginOS 4

Rear camera

48MP OIS wide, 64MP 3x telephoto, 48MP ultrawide

50MP OIS wide, 64MP 3x telephoto, 50MP ultrawide

Front camera

20MP wide, 32MP EIS cover camera

32MP wide, 32MP cover camera

Video capture

4K at 60fps

8K at 30fps

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC

Battery & charging

4,805mAh battery, 67W charging

5,700mAh battery, 100W wired, 50W wireless charging

Storage

16GB LPDDR5X RAM/ 512GB UFS 4.0 storage

16GB LPDDR5X RAM/ 512GB UFS 4.0 storage

Colours

Emerald Dusk, Voyager Black

Celestial Black 

OnePlus Open vs Vivo X Fold 3 Pro: Price in India

ONEPLUS OPEN

VIVO X FOLD 3 PRO

Rs 1,39,999 for 16GB RAM/ 512GB storage

Rs 1,59,999 for 16GB RAM/ 512GB storage

OnePlus Open vs Vivo X Fold 3 Pro: design

The OnePlus Open features a leather finish that reduces slipperiness and protects against scratches and fingerprint smudges. OnePlus asserts that the device can endure at least a million folds, equating to about 547 folds daily over five years. Additionally, the OnePlus Open has an IPX4 rating, making it resistant to water splashes.

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro, despite housing one of the largest batteries in a foldable phone, feels impressively light at 236g, marginally lighter than the OnePlus Open. It boasts a sleek 5.2mm thickness when unfolded, thinner than its competitors. The satin matte finish rear panel is scratch-resistant yet lightweight. The sturdy hinge, certified by TUV to endure 500,000 folds, ensures durability, allowing for 100 daily folds over 12 years. Additionally, the phone has an IPX8 water resistance rating.

OnePlus Open vs Vivo X Fold 3 Pro: display

The OnePlus Open’s main display offers a great viewing experience while also ensuring adequate visibility even in harsh sunlight. The large screen is excellent for watching movies, although the squarish aspect ratio may not fit all content perfectly. The cover display is practical and runs most apps efficiently. It includes a ceramic guard screen protector. 

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro features two high-quality displays and both displays support HDR10+ and Dolby Vision content, offering a remarkable viewing experience. Moreover, the crease on the main display is less noticeable compared to competitors, which adds to the experience. The main display supports split-screen and flex modes, enabling the device to function like a mini laptop or tripod for various uses.

Overall, you won’t be disappointed with either of the foldable’s display quality and will have a satisfactory experience regardless of the device you pick. However, the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro does have an edge over the OnePlus Open with a bigger and brighter panel. 

OnePlus Open vs Vivo X Fold 3 Pro: performance

The OnePlus Open’s multitasking capabilities will not disappoint. Even the benchmark scores speak for its performance with 12,55,699 points on AnTuTu, 1,177 points in the single-core test, and 4,338 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench. 

The Vivo X Fold3 Pro achieved over 2 million on the AnTuTu benchmark. It delivers exceptionally smooth performance in daily tasks. It’s also the only foldable with the latest Qualcomm flagship chipset.

On paper, the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro packs a more powerful SoC at the helm than the OnePlus Open, which is pretty evident in benchmark results and to an extent, in real-world scenarios. However, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC of the OnePlus Open also offers a flagship-grade performance and will easily handle every task that you throw at it, the same as Vivo X Fold 3 Pro.

OnePlus Open vs Vivo X Fold 3 Pro: Cameras

The OnePlus Open features Hasselblad cameras. It uses a 1/1.43-inch Sony LYTIA-T808 pixel stacked sensor, designed to capture more light and detail without requiring extra space. While reviewing the device, we found that the ultra-wide camera maintains consistent colours and contrast but has higher noise levels. In low light, the camera sometimes over-processes scenes, leading to vibrant colours but loss of detail and lens flare issues.

The telephoto camera excels with natural, sharp images and rich bokeh at 3x zoom, maintaining good detail up to 6x zoom. The foldable design allows using rear cameras for selfies with a preview on the cover screen.  

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro features a large camera module with three ZEISS Optics-backed sensors. While reviewing the device, we found that the cameras perform exceptionally well in most scenarios, capturing stunning shots in both daylight and low light with good detail and colour, although the dynamic range could be improved. 

The telephoto lens provides impressive close-ups, and the portrait mode offers various focal lengths and ZEISS bokeh flare modes for creative portraits, though it sometimes oversharpens facial features. The wide-angle lens maintains color and detail similar to the main camera. Additionally, the device has 32MP front cameras on both the cover and main screens, which perform well in daylight but tend to soften features in dim lighting.

OnePlus Open vs Vivo X Fold 3 Pro: battery and charging

The OnePlus Open, in the PC Mark battery test, lasted over 13 hours. In everyday use, it offers all-day battery life with a 120Hz refresh rate and Always On Display enabled. The bundled charger allows a 40 percent charge in about 20 minutes and a full charge in around 50 minutes. 

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro offers impressive battery life, lasting over a day and a half with moderate use and switching between displays. In the PCMark battery test, it lasted nearly 14 hours, outperforming the OnePlus Open by an hour. 

The phone can reach 20-100 percent in about 35 minutes and 0-100 percent in around an hour with the included charger. It also supports 50W wireless charging with Vivo’s Vertical Flash Charger 2, something the OnePlus Open doesn’t offer. 

OnePlus Open vs Vivo X Fold 3 Pro: software

The OnePlus Open runs on Android 13-based OxygenOS 13.2 and supports the Triple splits feature, allowing users to run three apps simultaneously on the main display by dragging and dropping them. OnePlus promises four years of Android OS updates and five years of security updates. 

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro runs on Android 14 with Funtouch OS 14, pre-loaded third-party and Vivo applications that can be uninstalled. It offers extensive customisation options, including a Material You-like colour picker, clock styles on the lock screen, and new always-on display styles. However, the company promises only 3 years of software upgrades.

Verdict

After taking every aspect of each foldable device into consideration, it’s clear that the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro has an edge over the OnePlus Open in terms of hardware specifications. However, it’s also one of the most expensive foldable smartphones available in India right now. 

The OnePlus Open, on the other hand, has its fair share of peaks at a more affordable price. It will get more software updates than the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro and offers EIS with its selfie camera.