OnePlus wants to be on top with its devices, so the company has been ambitious enough to release two flagship models simultaneously for the first time. OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro were released to the market, and we have some details to show you. We are talking about the OnePlus 7 Pro, the most expensive smartphone ($749) released by the company. You will know everything about the flagship and if OnePlus 7 Pro can be the favorite device of the year.
OnePlus 7 Pro Review
Snapdragon 855 under the hood
After the mistakes made with 6T, OnePlus has brought an ambitious device and components for the OnePlus 7 Pro. You will receive a pack with mobile cinematic, gaming experience, and a beautiful design. Both phones, OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have a powerful Snapdragon 855 and a UFS 3.9 storage chip. The devices are featuring a pair of stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, a faster display fingerprint sensor, and the three-stage alert slider, plus the Warp Charge.
OnePlus 7 Pro comes with powerful cameras
Furthermore, you can find the OnePlus 7 Pro in Mirror Gray, Almond, and Nebula Blue color option, for a $600 + with a similar design to the predecessors and an excellent build quality. OnePlus 7 Pro weights a little over 200 grams and comes with a silicone case. In the OnePlus 7 Pro, you find that the notch camera has been replaced by a pop-up camera. The camera has a 16 MP sensor, and all-screen. Also, the pop-up mechanism has been tested to resist over 300.000 movements (approximate five years), and the device is provided with a sensor that will retract the camera if the phone detects a fall.
Besides this, that’s not all, the OnePlus 7 Pro has a triple camera on the back, with 48 MP ƒ/1.7 the primary camera with optical stabilization; a telephoto camera with 8 MP ƒ/2.4 and 3X zoom; and a 16 MP ƒ/2.2 ultra-wide camera. Another critical aspect of the device is the Fluid AMOLED panel. Having an AMOLED panel, OnePlus 7 Pro has QHD + (3.120×1.440 resolution) and a curved screen with 6.67 inches. The other model, OnePlus 7, has a 6.41 inches screen with 2.340×1.080 resolution and AMOLED display. The Fluid added to the AMOLED panel has the purpose of making the screen look smooth when you touch it, having 90 Hz refresh rate.
AMOLED Screen and HDR10+
Another plus for the OnePlus 7 Pro is that having the AMOLED screen means that the phone supports HDR10+ and combined with Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, the viewing experience is excellent. More and more are coming with this flagship from OnePlus. The 7 Pro has an outstanding Oxygen OS, and the in-display fingerprint unlock is working much faster than the Huawei P30 Pro. From our testing, the 4.000 mAh battery has last 12 hours per charge with a lot of photos taken, Netflix streaming on both Wi-Fi and 4G, browsing Facebook and Twitter.
Speaking of battery and charging, OnePlus 7 Pro has the 30W Warp Charge adapter that it’s fully charging the phone in one hour. Also, for urgent charges, you can get your phone up to 20% in eight minutes. Don’t worry about the phone getting heat up, because with the Warp Charge the temperature will be handled by the charger. No, the charger won’t get hot, it’s safe!
OnePlus 7 Pro Downsides
So far, so good by now, let’s see the cons of the OnePlus 7 Pro. The device doesn’t have microSD expansion, just a dual Nano SIM slots. Also, the 3.5 mm headphone jack, and the USB-C adaptor are missing too. The company wants to sell their new Bullets Wireless 2 Bluetooth earphones which feature triple drivers. They sound good because one driver is moving coil on each side, and the two balanced armature drives. You can buy them for $99, and the Warp Charge is offered for them too.
Let’s move to the photography category where OnePlus 7 Pro makes HDR shots and has a more accurate white balance. The phone has done well with greenery subjects and the night shots are clean and precise thanks to the 48 MP sensor. Of course, the telephoto and the primary camera are helping it too. The video is looking stunning with the 4K 60fps especially when you play it on the QHD + and watching on Fluid AMOLED display.
A conclusion can be made for the new OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone. If you are looking for the pros, OnePlus 7 Pro has a smooth AMOLED display combined with stereo speakers Dolby Atmos, a responsive in-display fingerprint reader, and beautiful and excellent design and quality. The cons of OnePlus 7 Pro are that it is not an affordable OnePlus smartphone, it has no headphone jack, and the nightscape mode doesn’t beat the competition yet.
Katie Tachuck is a reporter for News Lair. After graduating from UCLA, Katie got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a investigative journalist and producer. Katie has also worked as a columnist for the The Santa Fe New Mexican. Katie covers economy and community events for News Lair.