OnePlus 7 Pro – After what seems like a long wait, OnePlus 2019’s flagship is here. And this time we have not just one but two devices at once; the OnePlus 7 along with a superior version; the OnePlus 7 Pro. And like most OEM companies, OnePlus will be releasing 5G enabled device later in the year called OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. For now, the OnePlus 7 Pro is the one getting all attention and buzz. Mainly cause it’s full of surprises than the OnePlus 7. For starters, it comes with a novel pop-up selfie camera. This device will rival the likes of Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Huawei P30 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer and many other strong flagship handsets in the market.
OnePlus 7 Pro Design
The OnePlus 7 Pro looks more like a Galaxy S10 Plus device without a punch-hole camera. It features curved edges and the front is covered up by the display thanks to a pop-up selfie camera. The back houses a triple rear camera module, Dual-LED dual-tone flash and OnePlus branding. The phone build is just as most other flagship; front and back glass panel with aluminium frame. Shame there is no IP rating on this device, which could be in a bid to cut the cost of production. There is an under-display fingerprint reader.
Now that OnePlus have improved their Bullet Wireless 2 earbuds, it’s safe to say the headphone jack won’t be back anytime soon on their devices. The smartphone is available in three body colour options to choose from; Mirror Grey, Almond and Nebula Blue. Some colours might not be available in certain regions or markets though. The OnePlus device weighs 206 grams with 8.8 mm in thickness.
Dimensions: 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm
Weight: 206 grams
Build: Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Mirror Grey, Almond, Nebula Blue
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5 mm jack: No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos sound
OnePlus 7 Pro Display
This device is arguably the best all-screen smartphone out there. There’s no notch, no punch-hole, the sides of the display curves all the way down to the frame. Its bezel-less display measures 6.67 inches and uses a Fluid AMOLED panel. The resolution is great; 1440 x 3120 pixels with 516 PPI density. The display features 90Hz refresh rate offering fluid and smooth gaming experience, which will appeal to gamers. Other features of this display include HDR10+ and DCI-P3. This display is a killer and other companies should learn from OnePlus!!!
Type: Fluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.67 inches (88.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (516 PPI density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
Probably the most talked about department of this new OnePlus device. According to the popular camera rating company; DxOMark, the OnePlus 7 Pro has the third best camera in the world. It’s only behind the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Camera used to be one of OnePlus weakness but the company has found a way to cross that hurdle now.
The triple rear camera which scored the third-best rating in DxOMark at the time of writing comes with some intriguing features. The primary camera packs a 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.6 aperture and OIS. The secondary camera features a 16 MP ultrawide sensor with f/2.2 aperture. While the third camera features an 8 MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture and OIS.
We are still not sure if pop-up selfie camera is the future. But for the time being, it seems to be trending. The selfie camera of the OnePlus 7 Pro pops out when you click on the camera app and switch to selfie mode. It remains hidden as long as you don’t follow that procedure. This camera features a 16 MP Sony IMX 471 sensor with 25mm-equivalent focal length, f/2 aperture and Fixed focus.
Triple: 48 MP, f/1.6, 1/2″, 0.8µm, Laser/PDAF, OIS + 16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide) + 8 MP, f/2.4, 78mm (telephoto), 3x zoom, Laser/PDAF, OIS
Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
Single: Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Powering the OnePlus 7 Pro is the mighty Snapdragon 854 SoC, which should run apps and games smoothly. The device’s motto is “Go beyond speed”, so you can rest assured OnePlus improved the performance of this handset. The company increases the performance of this phone by incorporating a 10-layer liquid cooling system underneath the glass hood. This will prevent the phone from getting hot and in return increases its overall performance.
There is also a new haptic vibration motor. The vibrator provides you with instant feedback with new levels of granularity. This OnePlus smartphone is also the first handset with UFS 3.0 storage. This feature provides faster read and writes speeds, which means the device can transfer files from its internal storage 20x faster than from external storage.
Chipset: Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU: Octa-core Kryo 485 (1×2.84 GHz & 3×2.42 GHz & 4×1.80 GHz)
GPU: Adreno 640
Memory: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB
Running on the OnePlus 7 Pro is a lightweight OxygenOS 9.5 skin which is overlaid on Android 9.0 Pie. There now an in-built screen recorder from the Oxygen software along with Zen mode. The Zen mode is more like a Digital Well-being feature, the mode restricts your phone usage for 20 minutes. During this period, no visiting of the internet, social media or whatsoever, you can still make or receive calls and take photos.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: OxygenOS 9.5
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Inside the OnePlus 7 Pro is a hefty non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery capacity. This capacity is solid enough to get you past a whole day of normal usage. It supports OnePlus’s WarpCharge 30 technology, which gets you to 90% after just an hour of charging. This technology is known to faster than Samsung’s Adaptive fast charge and that of most companies. Bear in mind that there is no wireless charging feature for this device.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 30W (Warp Charge)
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
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