Oneplus 7t is the comapny’s new smartphone launched on 26 Sept 19′. It hasn’t been over 5 months since the launch of the OnePlus 7 and 7 pro, but we have already got the OnePlus 7T hitting the stores. It has a built in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, WiFi Bluetooth capabilities. The phone is available in 128GB and 256GB.
Price in India:
|128 GB Variant||: ₹37,999|
|256 GB Variant||: ₹39,999|
The Smartphone is available in 2 color variants- Frosted Silver & Glacier Blue.
OnePlus 7T: Overview
|Display||: 6.55″ Super AMOLED (1080 X 2400)|
|Camera||: 48 + 12 + 16 MP | 16 MP|
|Internal Storage||: 128/256 GB|
|Chip||: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus|
|OS (Operating System)||: Android 10|
|RAM||: 8 GB|
|Dimensions||: (160.9 X 74.4 X 8.1)mm|
|Weight||: 190 gm|
OnePlus 7T: Build and design
The new OnePlus 7T has stuck with a waterdrop notch, which is a surprise considering its competition. It’s like the company is saving this feature for its pro models.
It is a fairly bulcky phone, weighing 190g and is 8.13mm thick. The power button and alert slider on the right and the volume button on the left are within reach. You’ll find the dual SIM tray and USB Type-C port on the bottom. OnePlus controversially did away with the 3.5mm headphones socket already, so there isn’t one here.
While the new OnePlus 7T looks a lot like its predecessors from the front, the rear is all new. It has a huge circular camera bump, similar to the Moto Z series, however with 3 lenses in a horizontal row and a flash below them. It’s extremely outstanding, and not very slick. The bump also sticks out a lot, which means that this phone rests on any flat surface at an angle. The rear does get slightly smirched with fingerprints, but the texture isn’t slippery at all, making it a bit easier to shuffle this phone in one hand when trying to reach the upper one-third of the screen.
The phone has the same elongated earpiece grille, and the same general aesthetic as before. It’s really likely the fact that the screen’s corners are much less rounded than we generally see on phones lately, resulting in less of the display getting clipped. The borders around the screen are pretty thin, and there is very little else to see on the front.
OnePlus 7T: Display
The OnePlus 7T sports a 6.55-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The display comes with a 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, yielding an overall pixel density of 402ppi. It also supports the DCI-P3 color profile for wide-gamut color, which means that, you can watch HDR videos on this panel.
It has a peak brightness of 1000 nits, which makes it sufficiently bright enough to be able to use it for reading or watching videos outdoor. The display is also said to feature new tech to block 40% of blue light. It also bears Corning Gorilla Glass on both the front and back panels.
The OnePlus 7T additionally gets a new Chromatic Reading Mode, and retains the Night Mode features that were present on OnePlus 7. We would have really liked to see an IP rating, but the company has made no mention of water or dust resistance anywhere.
OnePlus 7T: Performance
The OnePlus 7T uses Qualcomm’s refreshed snapdragon 855+ processor paired with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, that includes a slightly faster 2.96GHz high-performance Kryo 485 cpu core than the snapdragon 855. the other seven efficiency cores remains the same. Qualcomm also claims 15% higher GPU performance thanks to a higher clocked Adreno 640 integrated GPU.
It comes with new OxygenOS 10 that runs perfectly smoothly. heavy apps and games openes quickly, and you’d have no trouble whatsoever with multitasking. Both the in-display fingerprint sensor and face recognition are easy to set up and use. You can allow the screen to brighten to assist with face recognition at nighttime, and you can choose from many animation options for the fingerprint sensor.
As expected, PUBG Mobile runs flawlessly. Gameplay is sleek and the experience is also immersive and pleasant. However, the rear of the phone gets a bit heatup while changing the graphics to HDR and the frame rate to extreme. Asphalt 9: Legends is also a pleasure to play.
The OnePlus 7T is also one of the first phones in India with android 10 out of the box. Instead of the stock experience, you get OnePlus’ custom OxygenOS 10 UI that is claimed to possess over 300 tweaks and improvements.
OnePlus 7T: Camera
The new camera setup on the rear is definitely one of the main attractions. You’ve got a 48-megapixel primary shooter with an oddly wide f/1.6 aperture. This is based on the tried-and-true Sony IMX586 sensor, and offers Hybrid Image Stabilisation that leverages optical as well as electronic stabilisation capabilities. The second rear camera includes a 117-degree wide field of view and a 16-megapixel resolution, whereas the final one features a 2x telephoto lens for optical zoom, and an f/2.2 aperture. There is no separate depth sensor, as portrait effects are implemented using a combination of these cameras.
The OnePlus 7T’s three cameras mean there is a lot of skillfulness once it comes to framing shots. Ofcourse, the primary camera took the crispest shots, with a lot of detail visible even at a distance and clean, balanced exposures even underneath harsh direct daylight. The telephoto camera also delivered astonishingly good results when light was favourable. There was undoubtedly some softness as well as fish-eye distortion, but this camera could still be useful for group shots and landscapes.
OnePlus’ camera app viewfinder features a simple slider letting you switch between the wide-angle (0.6x) camera, the primary one (1x), and the optical zoom (2x). Tapping and holding this slider brings up a dial that allows you to make finer changes to help you frame a shot. However, it’s only possible to use the complete 48-megapixel resolution of the main camera in pro mode.
Night Mode does make an enormous difference, bringing out detail in shadowy areas without blowing out the highlights. There is a toggle in the settings which will make night mode use slower speeds, and you can use it if your phone is on a tripod or otherwise stabilized.
You can also switch between all three cameras even in the middle of shooting a video clip at 1080p, but the transitions are rough and jarring when watching the video later. Stabilisation clearly works alright at 1080p in the daytime. At night, it causes a bit of jittering and jerkiness. Predictably, the wide and telephoto cameras aren’t nearly as good with video at night.
The front camera has a 16-megapixel sensor. You’d be happy to see that beautification is not on by default with the selfie camera. Selfies came out looking just as good, with balanced exposures even in the background, and very good details of the object. Even at night, the front camera did quite well.
OnePlus 7T: Battery
With normal everyday use, battery life is pretty good and you’d be able to get through a full day with around 40% left. That should be enough to last for one day and a bit of the next if you do not play games or watch plenty of video. The battery lasts for 14 hours – 40 minutes while switched to HD mode which is good however not especially great, but can be explained by the size of this screen.
Using the bundled charger, you will get to 9% in 5 minutes and 43% in 20 minutes. As for OnePlus’ claim regarding charging up to 70% in half an hour is sort of true. This is actually impressive, and is one of the most useful features a smartphone today should have.
OnePlus has delivered a solid update to the OnePlus 7, however this model that should have been launched four months ago. Anyone who has bought a OnePlus 7 recently will feel a bit annoyed, and rightly so. Many who paid way more for the OnePlus 7 pro might also be pissed.
Speaking of price, the actual fact that there is only a Rs. 2,000 difference to go from 128GB of storage to 256GB means deciding between these 2 variants is a no-brainer. If you are spending so much anyway, Rs. 2,000 more is well worthwhile for double the space, since there isn’t any microSD card slot. However, this raises the entry-level price for a OnePlus phone yet again, leaving the so-called “budget flagship” market behind.