OnePlus 7 Pro is an excellent phone; in his review, shit went so far to call it "the best smartphone you can buy." It's so good we actually have trouble narrowing this list down to just five of its best features. But even though it is OnePlus most functional device to date, the company had to make concessions to hit a distinctive "flagship killer" price point. After a considerable consideration, here are the five best and worst things about OnePlus 7 Pro for your consideration.
If anything, OnePlus seriously signals about 7 Pro's status as a flagship device, this is this screen. It is a large 1440p, 90hertz AMOLED panel, with small fittings on all sides and no interruption of the forward-facing camera thanks to the pop-up design. The screens in Samsung's phones have been the benchmark of mobile display excellence for a hot minute, but this will give any Galaxy a serious run for its money.
Given all that 7 Pro has to offer – the crazy display, overkill specs, rock solid build quality – no one would bat an eye if things started on, say, $ 900. But OnePlus the whole shtick puncher over its weight in terms of price, and the company stuck to its weapons here: You can get a OnePlus 7 Pro for only $ 669. Samsung's Galaxy S10 + has more features that 7 Pro does not – but but are they one extra $ 300?
OnePlus continues to deliver on the software front with Oxygen OS. Customizations here are minimal and discreet, including perks such as the ability to fine-tune UI accent colors of your choice, scrolling screenshots and a built-in screen recorder. There is also an interesting feature called Zen Mode, which temporarily disables all but the most basic features of the phone: You can place and receive calls and take pictures, but that is it. It is a small gimmicky, but if you are the type of problem loosening from your device and you have found several standard screen-limiting measures ineffective, it might be legitimate to change your behavior. 19659009] Warp Charge
Formerly Dash Charge (until Amazon made a wealth of use of the word dash ), Warp Charge OnePlus is a proprietary wired charging protocol. It's nuts. By moving the heat-producing electronics from the inside of the phone to the charging jack, OnePlus could design a system that can charge 7 Pro up to 30 watts. If you have half an hour to charge, you can probably pack enough juice to get you through a full day: 30 minutes at Warp Charge you'll see 7 Pro's abundant 4000 mAh battery inches past the halfway point.
OnePlus 6T & # 39; s optical fingerprint sensor under the display was small, sluggish and just not very good. The 7 Pro solutions are missing with a sensor that covers significantly more viewing area and reads your small thumbs with comfortable accuracy and sharpness. It is also much better than the ultrasonic sensor found under the Samsung Galaxy S10s display (although it is not a particularly high bar).
You've seen the pictures and read the descriptions, and that's quite true: OnePlus 7 Pro is absolutely titanic. It's most likely bigger than the biggest phone you've ever used, with a 6.67 inch screen and a weight of nearly half a pound. Considering that there are no UI-like optimizations that can help with accessibility, you are undergoing some serious finger acrobatics to reach all the elements of the user interface here.
Size preference is, of course, subjective; You may well prefer a tablet that also happens to make calls. But without a meaningfully smaller option available from OnePlus (my kingdom for a five-inch OnePlus 7 Mini!), The 7 Pro size is just as daunting for many potential buyers.
Non-functional glass back
Glass-on-glass design is one of the more polarizing smartphone design trends du jour. A good glass of back can give a device a particular premium vibe, and that is one of the things that makes OnePlus 7 Pro feel so good in hand. But despite how it is in tune with trends, glass is a famously vulnerable material, and 7 Pro is the OnePlus third consecutive phone to use it all for aesthetics. No practical reason to use glass here, it would have been nice to see a thought-provoking aluminum or even polycarbonate design.
No wireless charging
This goes hand in hand with 7 Pro's do-nothing glass back: Why can't I plop this stuff on a Qi pad to clear it up? Warp Charge is almost incredibly good, and if I had to choose between the two, I would probably stay crazy-fast wired charging. The absence of wireless charging here is not due to any technical limitation – it is just one corner of OnePlus cut to keep costs down. Not all are sold on wireless charging, and many people probably don't mind it, but every other top-tier phone offers it, and that's something I expected out of a flagship.
No headphone jack
People as headphone jack. Phones must have them. 3.5-millimeter auxiliary jackets are increasingly placed as a budget feature (the reason being that if you buy a fancy phone, you probably either already or can afford Bluetooth headphones, I think?), And 6T didn't have one either, so Its absence in 7 Pro is surprising. Still, it's a disappointment. Adding additional salt to the wound does not include OnePlus a USB-C-3.5mm dongle in the box. It's just cheap.
This is not a phone you need to buy for the cameras. As you would expect, the OnePlus 7 Pro cameras are the best in any OnePlus phone to date – the main sensor is a huge 48 megapixel, and there are also wide and telephoto lenses here. Nevertheless, OnePlus cannot compete with the camera's skill with larger players such as Samsung, Huawei, Apple or Google.
Shots from 7 Pro are often overexposed and leached, even with HDR mode enabled; aggressive ISO can make images grainy; and low light images OnePlus is sometimes unclear due to excessive exposure. These are not bad cameras in any way – but mobile photography is sufficiently advanced that good are table locations, and $ 399 Pixel 3a's camera speaks $ 669 7 Pros in almost all scenarios.