OnePlus 7 – Finally the wait is over as OnePlus debuts their 2019 smartphone. The company took a different this year as they release two smartphones at the same time. Unlike previous years when they would normally release one after the other. The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are the two devices the company has greeted us with. There is also the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G which will be released later in the year. The OnePlus device will look to rival other affordable flagship phones like the Xiaomi Mi 9, Xiaomi Black Shark 2 and Vivo IQOO. It’s also capable of challenging the not too affordable ones like the Samsung Galaxy S10, iPhone XS and Huawei P30.
OnePlus 7 Design
This OnePlus device comes with a waterdrop notch design, which we must say now looks outdated. I mean it’s pretty much every now, even on the budgeted devices. The build is still premium-like with a front and back glass sandwich with an aluminium frame. The fingerprint scanner is located underneath the display, leaving just the dual camera module and Dual-LED flash at the back.
There is no IP rating for this handset, which might not sit well with some users. Well, OnePlus are just trying to cost the price down as possible. Also, there is no headphone jack. The device is available in two body colours options. We have the Mirror Gray body colour and the Red body colour. The phone weighs 182 grams, which isn’t that heavy. And it measures 157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm in dimensions.
Dimensions: 157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm
Weight: 182 grams
Build: Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Mirror Gray, Red
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5 mm jack: No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos sound
OnePlus 7 Display
The display we have here is a 6.41 inches Optic AMOLED touchscreen with an 85.5% screen-to-body ratio. It features DCI-P3, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 402 PPI density. The display looks detailed enough, though not as impactful as it’s Pro version.
Type: Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.41 inches (85.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (402 PPI density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
The camera department is where you’ll notice a great difference between the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 6T. Well, we live in a world where people want to capture great moments of their life. The OnePlus 7 gives you the platform to do that with its dual rear camera setup. The camera consists of a 48 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP secondary sensor for bokeh and portrait mode. On the front of this device is a 16 MP wide-angle selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
Dual: 48 MP, f/1.7, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS + 5MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm
Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
Single: 16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 855 SoC, which I can say nobody is surprised about. The chip is the very best around in the market and you can’t go wrong with it. Most 2019 flagship device is powered by this chipset. Along with the Snapdragon 855 SoC, OnePlus 7 has two RAM/Storage configurations; 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. There is no microSD slot available for this handset, which is why we have two big storage options to choose from. So keep that in mind.
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
The OnePlus runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, which is overlaid with OxygenOS 9.5 skin. This skin from OnePlus is actually cleaner and comes with less bloatware than most OEM companies. Along with other known features, the skin comes with two new features; Zen mode and screen recording app. The Zen mode allows you to timeout the device for around 20 minutes.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: OxygenOS 9.5
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Wireless charging fans will have to look else as OnePlus skips that feature for this device. It does come with a 20W fast battery charger which you can use to charge the non-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 20W
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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