The OnePlus 7 Pro is the shot heard ‘round the smartphone world, a wake-up call for the makers of too-expensive and over-hyped flagships. Like previous OnePlus handsets, the 7 Pro offers a compelling blend of high-end specifications, carefully curated features, and lower-than-expected prices.
The first thing you notice about the OnePlus 7 Pro is the absolutely massive 6.67-inch 3120×1440 OLED display, It has a 6.62-inch 1440p 90Hz display. This is one of the biggest displays ever fitted to a smartphone, dwarfing the 6.4-inch display on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and the 6.5-inch display on the iPhone XS Max. The slim bezels help to cram such a large screen into the device, but at 162.6mm×75.9mm, the OnePlus 7 Pro is a bigger device than the Galaxy S10+ (157.6mm x 74.1mm), and it manages to be taller and slimmer than the iPhone XS Max (157.5mm x 77.4mm).
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 only 128GB and 256GB options for storage (Samsung offers 512GB and 1TB), but the OnePlus 7 Pro is the first phone on the market that uses the super-fast UFS 3.0 (Universal Flash Storage) standard. So that lower-density storage has some of the fastest read/write speeds of any phone.
It also packs a triple-lens camera, with the main sensor at a 48-megapixel resolution and f/1.6 aperture. There’s another 8MP 3x zoom lens and a 16MP wide-angle lens. It’s an impressive device, focusing on both the camera and the display, two things that are incredibly important in modern smartphones.
It’ll be running Android 9 Pie with OxygenOS out of the box, and its 4,000mAh battery has usually lasted me for over 12 hours per charge with normal use — that’s included taking dozens of photos with the cameras, some Netflix streaming over WiFi and 4G and general browsing around Facebook and Twitter. Compared to the eight to 10 hours I got on my earlier phones, this is solid. The OnePlus 7 Pro also comes with a 30W Warp Charge adapter, and it’s noticeably faster than its 20W predecessor — it takes just one hour to fully charge the phone, thus saving me about 25 minutes.
Verdict & Buy
The OnePlus 7 Pro is a top-end phone with a slightly different approach. Aside from no longer being cheap or even affordable, it is not an overstuffed sandwich of features designed to make “the rest” seem behind the times. OnePlus 7 Pro is now available on Geekbuying at following prices and Editions.