Oneplus 7 Pro Specification and Unboxing –
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The OnePlus 7 Pro is an exceptional smartphone that puts current flagship phones to shame with its incredible specs and joyous all-screen experience. Its incredible battery life also sets the phone apart if you’re looking for a smartphone that will last you well more than a day. While this phone doesn’t feature every modern creature comfort—such as complete waterproofing and wireless charging—this is the smartphone offers much more of a value than other flagship smartphones thanks to its lower price and greater specs.
- OnePlus created an edge-to-edge display by embedding the camera lens in a mechanism that pops up at the top of the 7 Pro.
- The 7 Pro sports a triple-lens camera array with wide-angle, standard and telephoto lenses.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and 12GB of RAM put the 7 Pro in iPhone XS territory when it comes to performance power.
- OnePlus improved its low-light Nightscape camera feature, and it shows.
- The OnePlus 7’s battery life could be better, but the fast charging impresses.
- The OnePlus 7 Pro is, quite simply, gorgeous. Everything about it speaks my language, even though the practical part of my brain hates its size. At 6.4 inches long, the 7 Pro isn’t the largest phone you can buy right now, but when I put it in my front pocket, it’s big enough to poke me in the stomach when I sit down.
- All other models can be bought directly from OnePlus, including the entry level 6GB/128GB version for $669. Unlocked OnePlus 7 Pro models work on the GSM networks of T-Mobile and AT&T. Verizon customers can use the phone on that carrier’s network, too, but they’ll have to contact Verizon to route all calls, messages and data traffic over LTE.
- In August, Sprint announced it would sell a 5G-capable version of the OnePlus 7 Pro. The phone costs $840, which is more expensive than other 7 Pro models, but a relative bargain compared to other 5G phones like the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, which Verizon sells for $1,299. Currently, you can lease the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G at Sprint for $20 a month for 18 months (a $15 discount off the normal rate). The 5G version of the OnePlus 7 Pro is currently available in cities where Sprint offers 5G coverage; Sprint will start selling it everywhere on Sept. 6.
- The 7 Pro’s slightly curved AMBLED makes the gigantic, 6.67-inch screen seem every larger and more immersive. It’s reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Plus, but bigger (and, to my eye, better).
- The 7 Pro’s Almond color wasn’t available at launch, but it is now. And it’s my favorite of the three: the shade is a creamy vanilla that in certain lights evokes champagne, like the gold iPhone XS does (but more striking).
Cameras: Low-light rivals Pixel
OnePlus isn’t the first smartphone maker to extend its display by removing the camera from the screen and putting a retractable pop-up front-facing lens on top of the device. In fact, we saw a front-facing pop-up camera and in-display fingerprint sensor in the Vivo Nex S nine months ago. But that phone lacked polish, which the 7 Pro offers in abundance.
In addition to a pop-up selfie cam, OnePlus stacked three lenses on the back of the 7 Pro: a 48-megapixel standard lens, a 16-MP wide-angle lens with 117-degree field of view and an 8-MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom.
Software: OxygenOS offers new tricks
OxygenOS, the OnePlus take on Android Pie, is my favorite of all the Android OEMs. It’s clean, simple, easy to navigate and looks really, really good. OnePlus added two new features to OxygenOS that are actually useful: Screen Recorder and Zen Mode are both accessible in the shortcut tray just a swipe down from the home screen.
Screen Recorder is self-explanatory, but incredibly handy. Just tap the icon to launch the recorder, then hit the record button to start taking a video screenshot of your activity. This is useful for how-to help — assisting parents with tech tasks without having to be physically present — or for sharing videos of gaming sessions with friends (or the internet).
OnePlus offers a ton of settings for Screen Recorder, including resolution, bit rate, the audio source of the recording, video orientation and, my personal favorite, the option to show a white marker where your finger touches the screen while recording. Instead of adding gimmicky software to an otherwise good phone (LG, I’m looking at you), OnePlus made its latest features practical.
Performance: With 12GB of RAM, we’re in iPhone territory
Smartphone makers tend to sacrifice in some areas to beef up others while keeping device prices low. Google’s Pixel 3a takes amazing photos, but uses an older Qualcomm processor, which results in lagging performance.
Security: Face recognition vs. in-screen fingerprint
The 7 Pro offers two forms of biometric authentication: the in-display optical fingerprint sensor, which OnePlus has improved since first implementing the feature in last year’s 6T, and facial recognition.
Battery life and Warp Share
The 7 Pro falls short in one key way: battery life. We’re beginning to expect more from flagship phones as their battery packs add more milliamps, and the OnePlus 7 Pro’s 4,000 mAh battery should result in lengthy battery life. But on the Tom’s Guide Battery Test, continuous web-surfing over T-Mobile’s LTE network until the battery dies, the 7 Pro lasted just 9 hours and 31 minutes.
The OnePlus 7 Pro has a higher price tag than almost any other OnePlus device before it, which can be hard to stomach if you expect sub-$600 phones from OnePlus. But $669/£649 delivers high-end flagship design, performance and software. Compared with other premium Android handsets, OnePlus delivers in every way — for hundreds of dollars less even with this model’s jump in price.
It’s not a perfect phone. But as companies demand more and more money for more and more features, the OnePlus 7 Pro is a refreshingly affordable alternative.
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