Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open: Which Is the Better Foldable?

While the idea of using two phones glued together is fun, it’s not as thrilling when you have to carry it around. I have gotten over the foldable fever at this point and they barely excite me anymore. But, the latest Vivo X Fold 3 Pro had me fired up for a change, just like the OnePlus Open did last year.

Now, since we had both these top-tier foldables at the Beebom office, it only made sense to run the comparison.exe idea and see which is the better foldable. Heads up, this is going to be fun. So, buckle up, as I take you through this and unfold the better foldable to get in 2024!

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open: Specs at a Glance

SpecsVivo X Fold 3 ProOnePlus Open
Dimensions159.96 x 72.55 x 11.2 mm (Folded)
159.96 x 142.4 x 5.2 mm (Unfolded)
153.4 x 73.3 x 11.7 mm (Folded)
153.4 x 143.1 x 5.8 mm (Unfolded)
Weight236 grams245 grams
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (TSMC 4nm)Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (TSMC 4nm)
RAM + Storage12GB LPDDR5X + 512GB UFS 4.012GB LPDDR5X + 512GB UFS 4.0
DisplayMain Screen: 8.03-inch 120Hz AMOLED, 2480 x 2200 pixels
Cover Screen: 6.53-inch 120Hz AMOLED, 2748 x 1172 pixels
Main Screen: 7.82-inch 120Hz AMOLED, 2440 x 2268 pixels
Cover Screen: 6.31-inch 120Hz AMOLED, 2484 x 1116 pixels
Rear Camera50MP VCS OIS + 50MP Ultra-wide AF + 64MP Telephoto 3x Optical Zoom48MP Sony LYT-T808 OIS + 48MP Sony IMX581 + 64MP OmniVision OV64B Telephoto 3x Optical Zoom
Front Camera32MP (Cover Screen) + 32MP (Main Screen)32MP (Cover Screen) + 20MP (Main Screen)
VideoUp to 8K at 30FPSUp to 8K 30FPS
Dual SIMYes; Does not support eSIMYes; Supports eSIM
Connectivity17 5G bands, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.4, NFC, Infrared19 5G bands, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, Infrared
PortUSB Type CUSB Type C
Charging100W fast charging, 50W wireless charging67W fast charging
SoftwareAndroid 14, FuntouchOS
3 years of OS updates, 4 years of security patches
Android 14, OxygenOS
4 years of OS updates, 5 years of security patches

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open: Box Contents

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open Box Contents

I’m glad that both brands provide you with a charger and case for the premium foldables right the their boxes. Apart from that, you get the usual SIM ejector tool and some papers. However, with our X Fold 3 Pro, we didn’t get a cover in the box. But, we reached out to Vivo and they assured us that all retail units will get one. So, there’s that.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open: Design and Build

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open Design

I’ll be very honest with you. The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro honestly makes the OnePlus Open look very outdated on the design front. The X Fold 3 Pro is easily the slimmest and sleekest foldable we’ve had to date, and feels a lot more easier to hold. Whereas, the OnePlus Open brings this heft and bulk which doesn’t make it as easy to hold and carry around.

I also noticed how the OnePlus Open, despite being curvier, had sharper edges that pinched the skin. Meanwhile, the X Fold 3 Pro sports more refined edges on a boxier body, which I liked better. The back panel design on both the phones is pretty solid and you get to see matted-out glass. However, the texture and feel of the X Fold 3 Pro’s back panel is better by a bit and feels smoother to the touch.

The frame is metal on both phones though, but being the slimmer phone, the X Fold 3 Pro feels grippier. The attention to detail on the design is pretty commendable on the X Fold 3 Pro, and the brand got rid of any unnecessary hefts from the body.

For example, the OnePlus Open has this excessively bulging camera module with higher edges around, which honestly takes up too much space at the back. The X Fold 3 Pro went as minimal as possible with it, and you see a not-too-bulky module at the back. There’s also this marbly design in the outer ring of the X Fold 3 Pro’s module with a silver textured ring circling it, which looks classier.

OnePlus being OnePlus, the Open did come with the alert slider advantage. But, Vivo is definitely taking this battle seriously, and has added an alert slider on the X Fold 3 Pro. While it has two slider levels instead of three on the Open, it’s more than welcome, always.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open Design Unfolded

Also, the power button on the Open doubles down as a fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile, the X Fold 3 Pro has a more modern 3D ultrasonic tech-backed in-display fingerprint scanner.

As you open the phones, you get to see lesser bezels on the X Fold 3 Pro, while the Open’s slightly wider bezels make it look vintage in comparison. Moreover, even when unfolded, the X Fold 3 Pro is so easier to hold with just one hand and carry around. Meanwhile, the Open’s hefty camera module on the left makes it lean towards one side more, and not make it that easy to hold with one hand.

Another subtle thing that I noticed was that the OnePlus Open makes this paper crinkle sound when unfolded, which makes it all the more book-ish. Meanwhile, the X Fold 3 Pro is a silent as Batman jumping thugs in a dark alley.

Another important thing to note is that while the Open carries an IPX4 water and dust resistance rating, the X Fold 3 Pro comes with a superior IPX8 rating.

While both the phones have solid build quality, there’s no doubt that the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro steals the show here with its lightweight body and sleek design.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open: Display

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open Cover Screen

Moving on to the display of the two phones, it was evident right off the bat that the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro has the bigger display(s). While the X Fold 3 Pro features a 6.53-inch ( cover display, the Open comes with a 6.31-inch (1116 x 2484) one.

On the inside, there’s an 8.03-inch main screen on the X Fold 3 Pro. Meanwhile, the Open comes with a smaller 7.82-inch main screen. However, both these cover and main screens are backed by 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 100% DCI-P3 coverage, and most importantly, LTPO tech.

However, when it comes to the real-life experience, I barely noticed any difference. The depth and richness of colors is very similar, and so are the blacks on the main screen of the two phones. But, I’d prefer the cover screen experience of the X Fold 3 Pro, since its aspect ratio is more versatile. From gaming to even watching movies, I barely felt the need to unfold the phone.

The X Fold 3 Pro immediately felt brighter than the Open. We could hit a peak brightness of 3,810 nits on the cover screen of the company-claimed 4,500 nits, which is very impressive. Even the main screen goes up to 3,340 nits. Meanwhile, the Open doesn’t go beyond 2,350 nits on both its displays out of the claimed 2,900 nits. While the main screen doesn’t bring that noticeable a difference, the cover screen is super bright, and I was blinded by those lights for sure.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open Main Screen

Now, the X Fold 3 Pro uses Armor Glass protection for the cover screen with what the brand is calling Microcrystal Glass. Meanwhile, the main screen uses Super-Tensile UTG protection with an impact-resistant film.

On the other hand, the OnePlus Open sports Gorilla Glass Victus protection for its cover screen. For the main screen, OnePlus is using a custom version of Ceramic Shield. For those unaware, Ceramic Shield is the display protection that Apple uses on its iPhones. Moreover, it’s more scratch resistant than Gorilla Glass.

While I can’t say for sure which is better unless I go all JerryRigsEverything on them (and I love my job). But, I’ll probably be a bit more resilient about dropping the X Fold 3 Pro than the Open.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open: Software Experience

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open Software Page

While software experience is pretty subjective and you may like a UI more than I do, there’s no denying that OxygenOS on the OnePlus Open is superior. While the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro’s FuntouchOS 14 may not be bad, it doesn’t take a pro to see that it’s barebones and bland in comparison.

While you do get all the essential foldable features like fold-to-split, AOD desk calendar, and flex mode, it certainly lacks the finesse of OxygenOS. Not to mention that the OxygenOS is much cleaner, while the FuntouchOS 14 brings Netflix, Facebook and Myntra. While you can uninstall these, Vivo Browser and App Store can’t be.

Then again, the X Fold 3 Pro also brings AI features like transcript assist, note assist, and screen translation. You do get the ability to cut out a section of your image on OxygenOS, but that’s about it.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open UI Icons

Even the Control Center, app icons, and pretty much the overall feel of the UI is premium on the OxygenOS. However, there’s one thing that I like better on the X Fold 3 Pro and that’s the selection of live wallpapers. It’s absolutely stunning and I spent a good 15 minutes just sitting there, being mesmerized at the lock screen animation.

However, the UI animations are still not as snappy, and you will run into more bugs on it than on the OxygenOS. For example, there was this one instance where the Control Center couldn’t be summoned by swiping down from the home screen. A quick restart helped, but there’s that.

But, the OnePlus Open is more future-proof, bringing 4 years of major OS updates and 5 years of security patches. On the other hand, the X Fold 3 Pro brings a combination of 3 + 2 to the table.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open: Performance

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro is powered by the 4nm TSMC-based Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. On the other hand, being around a year old, the Open carries the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. However, both the processors are based on TSMC’s 4nm process and are paired with 16GB of LPDDR5X and 512GB of UFS 4.0 internal storage. With all that technical mumbo jumbo out of the way, let’s take a look at how they perform in real life.

Day-to-day Usage

Performance-wise, while you won’t see or feel much of a difference using the two foldables, the X Fold 3 Pro is undeniably the more powerful with the better processor. From app opening and closing times to going to and fro between 25 to 30 apps running in the background, both phones bring a solid daily experience.

But, like I said before (check software experience section), you will run into annoying little bugs with the FuntouchOS 14, while the OxygenOS will not little to none of those. All things considered, these two will plow through everything you throw their way.


I ran quite a few benchmarks on both phones as well, pushing the respective processors to their limit. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open AnTuTu
  • Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open Geekbench
  • Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
  • Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open CPU Throttle


From CoD Mobile and Warzone Mobile to Genshin Impact and BGMI, I ran all the demanding titles available on mobile, and here’s a quick rundown of the settings you get on the two foldables:

Genshin ImpactEpic at 60 FPS
Low at 90FPS
CoD MobileMax Graphics = Max + Max
Max Framerate = Medium + Ultra (120FPS in Multiplayer, 90FPS in Battle Royale)
BGMIMax Graphics = Ultra HDR + Ultra
Max Framerate = Smooth + Extreme+ (90FPS)
Warzone MobileHigh + Uncapped (Average 60FPS)

As you can see, gaming-wise, there’s barely any difference. However, the X Fold 3 Pro’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is slightly more power efficient. So, you’ll see a bit less battery loss (more on this later) as compared to Open’s 8 Gen 2. The thermal management of both the phones is great and they never got uncomfortably hot during gaming.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open: Cameras

Both phones feature a triple rear camera setup, but the sensors used are different. While the X Fold 3 Pro brings a 50MP primary + 50MP ultra-wide combination, the Open carries a 48MP primary + 48MP ultra-wide setup. However, both phones also have a 64MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom in the setup.

As for the selfie shooter, the X Fold 3 Pro sports a 32MP sensor on both the main and cover screens. Meanwhile, the Open’s cover screen is a 32MP sensor, while on the inside, there’s a 20MP shooter.

Well, I took these two setups out for a spin, and here’s a quick rundown of the results:

Day Time

Starting off with the ultra-wide angle shots, the X Fold 3 Pro lacks as many details as the OnePlus Open. However, the shadows and highlights are excellently captured on both. I was very surprised to see that both the camera setups barely displayed any difference in terms of colors. The X Fold 3 Pro offers a slightly more vivid color profile, but that’s not easily noticeable right off the bat.

When it comes to the primary sensor though, the X Fold 3 Pro takes the lead and offers more details in comparison. Moreover, the primary sensor shots make the color disparity evident, with the X Fold 3 Pro boosting the colors slightly.

Night Time

During the night though, the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro’s ultra-wide sensor captures better details. The dynamic range is also slightly better with deeper blacks.

However, I like the primary sensor shots of the Open more, because of the visibly better shadows and highlights. Moreover, the color tones are also slightly more natural on the Open. As for the details, both phones capture retain them equally well.

Also, there’s barely any color disparity between the ultra-wide and primary sensor shots of the two phones, which is great.

Human Subjects

Aesthetically speaking, you may like the X Fold 3 Pro’s human portraits more. However, as you zoom in, you will see that there’s some skin smoothening, sharpening and tone enhancement, making the shots appear rather unnatural at times.

However, the Open captures very natural photos. But, at times, I have noticed that the Open doesn’t capture skin details as well. The edge detection and depth mapping and great on both phones though.


The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro’s selfie shooters are not well optimized right now and they appear washed out and dark for some reason. I do hope Vivo fixes that with an update soon. On the other hand, the Open captures excellent selfies that barely leave any room for complaints. The skin tones are kept as natural as possible, and the details are very well maintained as you zoom in.


Finally, when it comes to videos, both phones can shoot at up to 8K 30FPS. You also get the option to shoot at 4K 60FPS. At the front, you get up to 4K 60FPS on both phones, and that’s commendable. The OIS is great on both the setups and I encountered no focusing issues either. So, all good here.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open: Battery Life and Charging

Charging animation on the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro

The Vivo X Fold 3 Pro packs a big 5,700mAh battery with 100W fast charging. Meanwhile, the OnePlus Open uses a 4,800mAh + 67W fast charging combo. So, on-paper, the X Fold 3 Pro is easily a lot more attractive. But, does it take that big a lead here in real life?

I put the batteries to the test by watching a movie on Netflix for around 2 hours, watching YouTube videos for a little over 1.5 hours and playing Genshin Impact over around an hour. I also had Dual-SIMs on, and had the battery set at auto brightness in a brightly lit indoor environment. After all that and a little bit of WhatsApp and doom-scrolling on Instagram, I could finally bring the phone down to 1% battery. Overall, a screen-on-time of roughly 7 hours, and that’s super impressive for a foldable.

Doing the same things on the OnePlus Open gave me an SoT of around 6 hours, which is also very good. Then again, the Open’s battery capacity is also less by almost 1,000mAh.

As for charging, there’s barely any difference here. Since the X Fold 3 Pro packs a bigger battery, it also takes some time to charge even with the 100W fast charger. To take it from 1% to 100%, you’ll need 44 minutes in hand. The OnePlus Open’s 67W fast charging support takes a similar amount of time as well to top it off.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open: Who Wins the Foldable Battle?

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro vs OnePlus Open Standing in Desk

The biggest problem with foldables has always been the bulk that you have to carry around. But, with the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro, that doesn’t feel like a problem anymore. From a smarter and more modern design, better display(s), bigger battery as well as the latest and greatest from Snapdragon as its processor, the X Fold 3 Pro certainly is an enticing choice of the two.

So, what will ultimately determine your buying decision will be the software experience. Not only does the OnePlus Open give you a richer experience with the OxygenOS, it’s also backed by an extra year of major OS updates and security patches.

If you’re more inclined towards getting a better software experience out of your premium foldable, you know what’s the ideal choice here. However, after spending almost two weeks with the X Fold 3 Pro, I honestly think that FuntouchOS has come a long way. It still has miles to go, but I didn’t find it to be as bad as I’d expected.

Keeping the software department aside, the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro is a clear winner in my opinion, having solved most of the foldable problems we had. Easily, it’s the most comfortable foldable I’ve used to date and is an absolute gamechanger. Oh boy, OnePlus Open 2 that’s touted to launch next year will have one hell of a bar to reach.

Well, that’s all that I had to say. Which is the better foldable phone according to you and why? Do take to the comments to share your thoughts!

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