OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Is it worth buying?

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One Plus 7 Pro Review: Is it worth buying?
One Plus 7 Pro Review: Is it worth buying?

OnePlus has already released the best promising phone, the OnePlus 7 Pro, which falls under the category of the premium smartphones. However, like any other flagship device, is this new flagship from the Chinese giant OnePlus worth your money? We will find out soon in this article, so stay with us as we will be doing a complete review of the new OnePlus 7 Pro and discuss its pricing and comparison with the other smartphones that give head to head competition to the OnePlus 7 Pro. OnePlus 7 Pro may be a good phone, but there is plenty of reasons for not choosing to buy the OnePlus 7 Pro.

OnePlus 7 Pro Review:

Design & Build:

When you first hold the device in your hands, no wonder you’ll like it a lot. The design feels great in hands as OnePlus has tried to give it a Samsung Galaxy S10 vibe by making the edges curvy. Apart from this, you’ll not see any notch on the OnePlus 7 Pro either which makes the device look more astonishing than ever before. The headphone jack is still not present, and there is no MicroSD card slot in the device either. The OnePlus 7 Pro has glass finish on both sides of the phone which is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass. For charging purpose, there is a dedicated USB Type-C port. Overall the device looks very appealing and feels excellent to hold in hands.

Pros:

  • Premium look
  • Faster in-display screen unlock.
  • Bezel less display

Cons:

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection
  • No Headphone jack.

Display:

The new OnePlus 7 Pro has the best display so far as compared to what we have seen in the previous smartphones from OnePlus. It has a beautiful 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED which has a 90Hz refresh rate. The resolution of the screen is QHD+, and it is entirely bezel-less, giving it a fantastic look and feel. The display is of 800nits, and Aspect ratio is 19.5:9 as the screen stretches from top to bottom. However, no one can still match the quality of display that one can get on the Samsung Galaxy S10, which has nearly the same price.

Pros:

  • 90 Hz refresh  which gives you buttery smooth

Cons:

  • More Power consumption.
  • Ghost touches/ Phantom touches issue reported by many users

Cameras:

The new OnePlus 7 Pro carries a triple camera setup at the rear of the device. The primary sensor on the OnePlus 7 Pro is of 48 MP, which has both Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). There are two more camera sensors, 16 MP ultra-wide sensor, and 8 MP telephoto lens. However, the camera quality on this one is not that satisfying, and a Samsung Galaxy S10 captures better quality pictures than OnePlus 7 Pro. As we talk about the front camera, OnePlus 7 Pro has a 16 MP pop-up selfie camera which feels like a drawback as we have to sacrifice the fast face unlock.

Pros:

  • 48 MP Sony IMX586 Sensor Triple Camera Set up with large aperture f/1.6
  • Dual OIS Optical Image Stabilization

Cons:

  • Pop up selfie camera isn’t a practically good alternative.
  • Camera software isn’t fully optimized needs software updates.

Performance:

The OnePlus 7 Pro runs on the latest Qualcomm’s chipset, Snapdragon 855 coupled with the most recent GPU, Adreno 640. The experience is smooth and fast, but few more phones provide the same specs at a relatively lower price, like the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro which Xiaomi claims to be the Flagship Killer like last year’s Poco F1. Samsung S10 also has Snapdragon 855 at nearly the same price as OnePlus 7 Pro.

Pros:

  • Unbeatable performance.
  • Dedicated gaming support with Fanatic Mode.
  • Improved Heptic Vibration Engine.
  • Liquid Cooling System
  • Upto 12 RAM Option
  • Upto 256 GB Storage with UFS 3.0 Technology

Cons:

  • No cons

Battery:

The OnePlus 7 Pro carries a massive 4000 mAh battery which will last a day long for you on optimal usage. Battery backup is not an issue, but a buyer expects the phone to have an option for wireless charging like the other flagship devices like Samsung Galaxy S10, which costs nearly the same.

Pros:

  • Supports fast charging.

Cons:

  • No wireless charging support for such high priced device.

Sound:

The OnePlus 7 Pro sports dual stereo speakers with DOLBY ATMOS which delivers you crystal clear sound for an immersive listening experience. Whether you are playing your favourite game or watching a movie or web series on Netflix, you’ll hardly need and earphone.

Pros:

  • Dual Stereo Speakers with DOLBY ATMOS
  • Crystal Clear sound without using a headphone.
  • Good for Gaming or watching movies.

Cons:

  • No cons.

Comparison between OnePlus 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10 & Redmi K20 Pro:

Let’s do a quick comparison between OP7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10 and Redmi K20 Pro which is about to launch in the Indian market soon.

Specs OnePlus 7 ProSamsung Galaxy S10Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM6 GB8 GB6 GB
Storage128 GB128 GB128 GB
Display 6.67″ (16.94 cm)6.1″ (15.49 cm)6.39″ (16.23 cm)
Aspect Ratio19.5:919:919.5:9
Camera48MP + 16MP + 8MP12MP + 12 MP + 16 MP48MP + 13 MP + 8 MP
Battery4000mAh3400mAh4000mAh
Quick Charging YesYesYes
Wireless Charging NOYesNO
SIM slotsSIM1: Nano, SIM2: NanoSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
On-screen fingerprintYesYesYes
Android VersionAndroid v9.0 (Pie)Android v9.0 (Pie)Android v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UIOxygenOSOneUIMIUI
Headphone JackNO3.5mm3.55mm
Pricing Rs. 48,999Rs. 61,900Rs.25,290 (expected)

Final verdict:

The newly released OnePlus 7 Pro is a beautiful and powerful device but seems much costly for the specs. On the other hand, there are still few flagship devices from Samsung and other brands like Redmi, which are offering nearly the same specs with a lot lower prices. So, if you’re planning to spend some money on a new device, we suggest not to waste in on a OnePlus 7 Pro and go for some other flagships which are offering almost the same features in nearly half of the price.

Should You Buy OnePlus 7 Pro or OnePlus 7?

The other alternative of OnePlus 7 Pro is the OnePlus 7 itself which is available at 16,000 lesser price as compared with OnePlus 7 Pro even though  it offering almost the same features except the following:

Major Differences between OnePlus 7 & OnePlus 7 Pro:

  • 90Hz Display:The first ever phone with 90Hz QHD+ display but it also consumes more power so it’s not worthy to pay 16000 extra.
  • 4000 mAH Battery:The only 300 mAh extra power but OnePlus 7’s battery last longer than the 7 Pro’s battery.
  • WARP Charge: As it consumes more power, it also supports fast charging with the new WARP Charge technology.

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