Despite making their entrance into the Tech market in 2014, OnePlus is gradually becoming one of the leading Octopus in the world of smartphone.
This year OnePlus made a huge statement with the unveiling of the superb OnePlus 7 Pro. With the OnePlus 7 Pro, you’re also getting one of the best spec packages on the market. A Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB of RAM (with options for 8GB and 12GB), and a 4000mAh battery. There are 128GB and 256GB options for storage, but the OnePlus 7 Pro is the first phone on the market that uses the super-fast UFS 3.0 (Universal Flash Storage) standard.
Design and Display
The first thing you notice about the OnePlus 7 Pro is the absolutely massive 6.67-inch 3120×1440 OLED display. This is one of the biggest displays ever fitted to a smartphone. At 516 pixels per inch, it’s crisp, comes with an improved eye-saving Night Mode 2.0, HDR10+ support, and even has a 90Hz refresh rate that will make your use seem smoother than usual. The slim bezels help to cram such a large screen into the device.
The keen-eyed will have noticed that something very important is missing from the OnePlus 7 Pro: A front-facing camera lens. However, there’s no need for selfie fans to panic, the front-facing camera is still there, it’s just hidden from view. The front-facing lens is housed on a mechanical pop-up slider. It will pop up when you need it and hide away when it’s not required.
The device coProcessoran in-display fingerprint underneath that impressive AMOLED display. There’s a vertically stacked triple-lens camera system on the back of the phone, with a dual LED flash and OnePlus’ logo underneath.
Storage, Memory and Processor
OnePlus is similarly well known for packing a high amount of RAM into its phones, and the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with the option for 6GB, 8GB, and an incredible 12GB of RAM. No matter which option you pick though, you should be guaranteed to get strong performance.
There’s no space for a MicroSD card, but you might not need it. The OnePlus 7 Pro has options for 128GB and 256GB of onboard storage, giving you plenty of room for snaps, games, and other multimedia.
The OnePlus 7 Pro runs on the new and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.
You’ll find Android 9.0 Pie on the OnePlus 7 Pro, but it’s layered underneath OnePlus’ custom skin, OxygenOS. OnePlus is pretty good at keeping its devices upgraded with the latest version of Android, so you can expect to receive Android Q fairly soon after it arrives, and you’ll probably also be able to access the Android Q beta as well.
For cameras, the phone features three on the rear and one on the front.
The front camera has a 16 MP f/2.0 sensor and pops up when needed. The rear features a 48 MP f/1.6 primary camera with OIS and EIS, a 8 MP f/2.4 3x zoom setup with OIS, and a 16 MP f/2.2 0.6x ultra-wide system with a 117º field of view.
The 48 MP uses a process called pixel-binning to generate a 12 MP image that is, in theory, sharper and brighter than what you’d get from a regular 12 MP sensor. This camera is also optically and electronically stabilised.
Buttery smooth and notchless 90Hz display
Versatile triple cameras
Super fast in-display fingerprint reader
curved display is easy to accidentally touch
No headphone jack
The device is heavy
No IP certification
No wireless charging
Comparatively slow Wi-Fi
The OnePlus 7 Pro is like a perfect storm of quickly shipped future technology. A lot of features here will be everywhere next year, but for now, the OnePlus 7 Pro feels like OnePlus pulled a phone out of 2020 and is selling it today.