The OnePlus 7 is currently the baby in OnePlus’ lineup, sitting below the all-screen, pop-up camera OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. However, the 7 doesn’t really have any significant upgrades over the 6T it replaced – some bumped up cameras, a new processor, and an HDR-enabled screen will all make for a nicer phone.
The design and display
Cosmetically, there aren’t many differences between the OnePlus 7 and 6T, except for the noticeably protruding camera module and the wide mesh for speakers. Other than the larger sensor, there doesn’t seem to be a logical reason behind this increase in the width of the camera module, which also houses the LED flash now.
So, other than this minute detail, OnePlus 7 embody’s much of the profile of the 6T. The chassis is aluminum and it even measures the same. It is the thickest at 8.2mm. Interestingly, the OnePlus 7 weighs 182 grams which is 3 grams less than the 6T. Practically speaking though, regular users wouldn’t notice the difference. Having said that, between the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, I’d much rather prefer the ergonomics of the former. It feels solid in the hand but more than that it comfortably fits in small to medium hands and can be used with ease. The same can’t be said for the Pro variant.
OnePlus 7 carries the same display from the OnePlus 6T. It is a 6.41-inch, Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The AMOLED panel has been sourced from Samsung and supports DCI-P3 and sRGB colour gamut. The screen is topped with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 6 for added protection against drops or marks from daily wear and tear. The phones are additionally shipped with a pre-applied screen guard.
Hardware, Software and Performance
Running Android 9 with OnePlus’ proprietary Oxygen OS over the top, you’re set up for success from the get-go here.
Thanks to the Snapdragon 855 processor powering the experience along, it’s also as fast as any flagship camera phone, whether you’re gaming on it or batch exporting a bunch of photos in Lightroom for mobile.
Available in either a 128GB/6GB starting capacity or a more specced out 256GB/8GB model for power users, either version will deliver performance that punches above its weight.
The OnePlus 7 has dual rear cameras – one 48Mp lens and one 5Mp depth-sensing lens – and they take fantastic pictures.
The front camera is a fairly standard 16Mp lens. It has a tendency to smooth textures, although shots are well-lit and colorful.
OnePlus 7 has the same 3,700mAh battery like the one found on the 6T. It supports 20W fast charging and comes with a Dash Charge adapter in-the-box.
It’s impossibly fast
In-screen fingerprint scanner is fast, futuristic
Camera is solid
Fast-charger in the box
Screen is fine, but not the best
No water resistance
No 3.5mm headphone port
The OnePlus 7 is a fairly cautious upgrade from the 6T: practically the same design and the same display with beefed up specs, a new camera, and a few small software tweaks. You can purchase this Smartphone at Banggood.com for $560.99