Everyone is aware of the “Flagship Killer” and how good these devices perform. The OnePlus 7 is here which is an upgrade to the OnePlus 6t along with an OnePlus 7 Pro which is a premium phone that this.
OnePlus has been a disruptor in the smartphone market right since the launch of the OnePlus One. The company has consistently launched powerful smartphones with top-of-the-line hardware at relatively affordable prices.
OnePlus 7 is available in India starting at Rs 32,999 for the variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Another variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage costs Rs 37,999 and also comes in Red colour (exclusive to India and China) along with Mirror Grey finish.
OnePlus 7 also comes in Nebula Blue colour variant just like its elder sibling which was launched during Amazon Prime Day 2019 sale in India. It has 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage and is priced at Rs 32,999.
The software as usual is snappy the OxygenOS performs great. And offers many option to the user to customise.
The OnePlus 7 has the same potent combination of Qualcomm’s range-topping 855 and UFS3.0 storage, which is significantly faster than the older UFS2.1 storage commonly used by others.
Despite being positioned lower than the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7 sports the same top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, which is a significant improvement over the outgoing Snapdragon 845. The octa-core Snapdragon 855 is manufactured using a 7nm fabrication process. It has four high-efficiency Kryo 485 Silver cores clocked 1.8GHz, three high-performance Kryo 485 Gold cores clocked at 2.42GHz, and one even faster Kryo 485 Gold core clocked at 2.84GHz. Graphics duties are handled by the integrated Adreno 640 GPU.
The under display fingerprint sensor
The fingerprint scanner is in the same position – under the display in the lower fifth of the screen – as the OnePlus 6T but has been dramatically sped up for fast, accurate unlocks that rival traditional capacitive fingerprint scanners.
This is a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED panel that puts out a full-HD+ resolution (1080×2340). The display has good colour reproduction and gets bright enough when outdoors. You can change the colour profile from Natural to Vivid, or choose between the NTSC, sRGB, and DCI-P3 colour gamuts. An option to tweak the colour balance is also available. This panel doesn’t have a 90Hz refresh rate or QHD+ resolution like the OnePlus 7 Pro.
The OnePlus 7 has the same main camera as the 7 Pro, but lacks the ultra-wide angle and telephoto cameras, instead having a 5MP depth assist camera for portrait mode shots.
The main camera is just as good as the 7 Pro, capturing some really detailed and well-exposed shots. Both smartphones have seen a barrage of recent software updates that have improved the cameras – something that’s very good to see. It won’t match the Google Pixel 3 or 3A for image quality, but most will be very pleased. Low light performance and the dedicated Nightscape mode are good but not quite class-leading.
Zoom is relegated to up to 10x digital, which can’t hold a flame to optical zoom, but is fine in a pinch. Video capture is pretty good at up to 4K60Hz, as is the selfie camera, which captures more detail than most might want. Three levels of beauty mode are available for those that want a little smoothing out of lifelines.