OnePlus 7 Pro – Introduction
OnePlus 7 Pro has been one of the most anticipated handsets on our list this year. We follow OnePlus very closely and we can not miss any opportunity to look at the company’s first Pro variant. For starters, a two-phone launch strategy suggests that OnePlus hopes to attract more than the hardcore fans who have supported it so far. The OnePlus 7 Pro seems to be the company’s first device to truly enter the hyper-premium space.
It’s bigger, faster, and more expensive than any OnePlus device. The company has clearly listened to fan comments on the design of this phone, but has also added features designed to compete directly with Samsung and Huawei – and it shows in the price.
OnePlus 7 Pro – Design
The OnePlus 7 Pro is simply beautiful. All this speaks my language, even if the practical part of my brain hates its size. At 6.4 inches long, the 7 Pro is not the biggest phone you can buy at the moment, but when I put it in my front pocket, it’s big enough to stuff my stomach when I sit.
The OnePlus 7 Pro looks like a flagship smartphone, regardless of the angle you are considering. This looks like a slightly larger version of the Galaxy S10 Plus, but without the punched camera. There is a thin black metal edge, similar curved edges and identical glass construction, with thinned edges ending in a point, making it easier to grasp the thin frame.
Although it’s a big phone, holding it is really attractive. Yet, like most glass phones, it slips when held on smooth surfaces. And if you’re afraid of dropping it, OnePlus has included a no-frills transparent plastic case in the box. The colors of the OnePlus 7 Pro are glossy glossy gray and the more attractive nebula blue gradient in matte finish, although, as mentioned before, the choice of color depends on the desired storage/RAM combination. Later this year, the company will also feature a brilliant Golden Almond color that also looks like a remarkable hue when we see it.
OnePlus 7 Pro – Display
The display is where OnePlus has worked the most and it’s also our favorite part of the phone. This clearly shows how a good screen can enhance the experience of using a smartphone. Compared to the 6T, there is more screen, better resolution and a higher ref resh rate at 90Hz, which ensures fluidity throughout the user interface. Its screen of 6.67 inches without glasses is only half of the story.
OnePlus calls its “Fluid AMOLED” screen, indicating a refresh rate of 90 Hz instead of the usual 60 Hz. From our experience, we clearly found that the visual elements were smoother, more responsive and that the content seemed more realistic. HDR 10+ compatibility also makes it a great camera for watching videos. In addition to smoother user interface animations and scrolling pages, the high refresh rate further contributes to the game. We’ve seen gaming phones like the Razer phone with 120Hz and the Asus ROG phone with a refresh rate of 90Hz, but OnePlus is the first consumer phone to have it.
Watching TV and playing games, or just scrolling through web pages, was so much better. It’s hard to go back to 60Hz after experimenting with the OnePlus 7 Pro at 90Hz – every phone SHOULD have it. The screen is made of Gorilla 5 glass; it is therefore not the most recent glass on the market, but it is relatively resistant to shocks.
OnePlus 7 Pro – Camera
If there is one area in which the OnePlus has to work harder is the camera of his phone. The good news is that the new three-lens configuration is more versatile and produces better images than its predecessors. But that does not mean it’s up to the best camera phones on the market.
The main 48 MP sensor is the IMX596, Sony’s flagship, with f / 1.6 aperture, 1/2 inch sensor size, and OIS sensor. The camera configuration looks solid on paper and things get better when you get a wider variety of photos with the 10MP wide angle lens providing a 117-degree field of view with f / 2.2 aperture and telephoto 8MP with 3X optical zoom. The three focus modes – PDAF, AFC, and AF laser are another feature of the camera. Autofocus is very fast and pretty impressive when compared to previous OnePlus models.
We do not know if selfie pop-up cameras are the future of our smart photos taken with a smartphone, but it’s a great idea for 2019 – and they leave the phone’s screen completely flawless. The camera comes out of the upper body of the OnePlus 7 Pro with a slight mechanical noise, but only when the camera application is active and in selfie mode. Otherwise, he stays hidden.
If you are concerned that the introduction of new mechanical parts leaves this phone subject to damage, then you should not. Because if you let go of it – or pretend to lower it as we did to trigger the gyro sensor – the pop-up camera retreats into its free-fall protective shell. This happens between the time the phone slips off your hand and lands on a surface.
OnePlus 7 Pro – Software
The software experience of Android 9.0 is the basis of this generation of OnePlus phones, but it is the overlay OxygenOS company (version 9.5.2 has been tested) that allows you to navigate. This is an improved version of the Android base, elegant, clean, easy to use and powerful.
Built-in gestures make it easy to call up notifications and quick settings (especially useful with the big 7 Pro screen), as well as enabling features like the camera and flashlight without having to wake the phone. Notable new features for the 7 Pro include an enhanced game mode that reduces silence and screen brightness. By activating the “dynamic mode”, the phone directs all CPU, GPU and memory usage to your current gaming session and nowhere else.
OnePlus 7 Pro – Battery
The OnePlus 7 Pro uses a 4000 mAh battery, compared to 3700 mAh in the OnePlus 6T. This is counterbalanced by a larger, higher resolution display and a faster refresh rate. Unfortunately, this had the effect of weakening the life of the battery during my stay on the phone.
OnePlus says the battery on both phones should have a similar battery life, but the time spent on the screen with the 7 Pro has cost me about 5.5 hours compared to the 6.5 to 8 hours I’ve had with the 6T. It’s a big drop. If you reduce the resolution and refresh rate of the display – a trick frequently used by frequent users – the battery life will be much better, provided you do not interfere with a less vivid experience.
OnePlus 7 Pro – Hardware & Performance
OnePlus, from the very beginning, has been associated with speed and power. Some of the company’s phones have been extremely strong in the past, but the OnePlus 7 Pro has crossed all frontiers. For starters, the RAM Boost has been improved to reduce the loading time of applications.
After testing, we found that it was a simple launch. In addition, it is the first phone in the world to launch UFS 3.0 memory, which provides approximately 79 percent faster memory than the previous generation of UFS 2.1. It’s a ridiculously smooth phone, it focuses on more than just clock speed. The hardware, combined with the 90Hz display and OxygenOS optimizations, guarantees a seamless experience.
It’s the powerful Snapdragon 855 chipset that dramatically increases clock speed and up to 12 GB of high-ceilinged RAM. We had no problem running apps while downloading games and watching a video at the same time. That said, most people should be fine with the 8GB version of this phone. The OnePlus 7 Pro is designed for performance. It’s among the fastest Android smartphones we’ve tested.
OnePlus 7 Pro – Specification
- 6.67-inch QHD+ 90Hz Fluid AMOLED
- 48MP main camera w/ OIS
- 16MP ultra-wide 117-degree sensor
- 8MP tele w/ OIS + 3x optical zoom
- 16MP pop-up front camera
- 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM
- 128GB/256GB internal storage
- 30W Warp Charge fast-charging
- 4000mAh battery
OnePlus 7 Pro – Conclusion
If you like to consume video content and play games on your smartphone, look no further. It has the best screen on any smartphone we have ever tested at this price. It is facilitated by a clean and powerful sound of both stereo speakers. We really appreciated how OnePlus used the raw power of the Snapdragon 855 and made it available to users to help them get the most out of their experience.
If you are interested in the experience, the OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the few Android phones to respect the stability of iOS. It also offers a sophisticated pop-up camera, a respectable battery, a versatile camera configuration and fluid software experience.