OnePlus has launched the brand new OnePlus 7T pro on 10th Oct 2019. It hasn’t been much time since the launch of the OnePlus 7t, however we’ve already got the OnePlus 7T pro. The company hasn’t made any big changes to its higher tier model. The phone comes with a slightly faster processor, a slightly bigger battery, and faster charging. It also ships with OxygenOS 10 out-of-the-box, just like the OnePlus 7T. The phone comes in only one variant with 256 GB storage.
Price in India:
- 256 GB Variant
|OnePlus 7T pro||: ₹53,999 (8GB RAM)|
|OnePlus 7T pro McLaren Edition||: ₹58,999 (12GB RAM)|
The Smartphone is available in only 1 color variants- Haze Blue.
OnePlus 7T Pro: Overview
|Display||: 6.65″ Fluid AMOLED (1440 X 3100)|
|Camera||: 48 + 16 + 8 MP | 16 MP|
|Internal Storage||: 256 GB|
|Chipset||: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus|
|OS (Operating System)||: Android 10|
|RAM||: 8GB | 12GB(McLaren Edition)|
|Dimensions||: (162.6 X 75.9 X 8.8)mm|
|Weight||: 206 gm|
OnePlus 7T Pro: Build and design
Oneplus 7T pro sports the frosted, matte texture rear glass which feels great in the hand and does not easily attract fingerprints, but is quite slippery. The laser autofocus sensor on the rear, has been moved from within the camera strip to the left of it. The OnePlus 7T pro is practically identical to the OnePlus 7 pro in terms of dimensions and weight, which implies it’s still a little heavy.
You get 3D Corning gorilla Glass on the rear and front. The pop-up front-facing camera is housed on the top left corner. The volume button is placed on the left side of the frame and are easy to press with adequate feedback. The power button is on the right side, along with the OnePlus Alert Slider- for quickly switching between ring, vibrate, and silent modes. The slider has a deep textured finish that is really nice to the touch and helps distinguish between the power button and the slider.
The USB Type-C port and SIM tray are on the bottom. The tray only accepts 2 Nano-SIM cards, and there is no support for a microSD card. As before, you don’t get a headphone jack either. Around the back, the vertical camera strip creates a tiny low bump on the otherwise even surface. As we mentioned before, this phone is slippery, however fortunately there is a bundled silicone case inside the box.
Coming to the outsized red retail box, which is quite similar to that of the OnePlus 7T. You’ll find the same old accessories including the transparent silicone case, a Type-C cable, a SIM eject tool, warranty info, some stickers, and the charger. The latter is currently known as the Warp Charge 30T charger, where the ‘T’ signifies faster charging over the previous-generation Warp Charge 30 charger, although both are rated at 30W.
OnePlus 7T Pro: Display
The OnePlus 7T Pro sports a 6.55-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display comes with a 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, yielding an overall pixel density of 516ppi. It supports multiple colour profiles, including DCI-P3 that we saw on the OnePlus 7 Pro.
It is also rated to support HDR 10+ encoded videos, for displaying a wider spectrum of colors and higher brightness. We found the display to be excellent in most usage conditions. Colors are vibrant and well saturated, the brightness is extremely good even under daylight, and viewing angles are great. The OnePlus 7T pro ships with a pre-applied screen protector, which could be a little annoying since lint and fibres stick to its edges quite easily.
The OnePlus 7T Pro additionally gets a 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 Pro: Performance
The OnePlus 7T Pro 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.
When it comes to software, it’s hard to find any company that does a better custom android skin than OnePlus’ OxygenOS. On the OnePlus 7T pro, you get OxygenOS 10 that relies on android 10. The security is up-to-date too, with the Sept patch pre-installed. Compared to OxygenOS 9.5, that debuted with the OnePlus 7 pro, version 10 has some notable changes, partly thanks to android 10. It additionally features auto-suggested replies in message notifications, a new sharing menu for files, and new privacy and permission notifications are also present.
As expected, PUBG Mobile runs flawlessly. Gameplay is sleek and the experience is also immersive and pleasant. Regular app and gaming performance is solid. The back of the phone did get a little warm during gameplay but never gets uncomfortably hot.
The OnePlus 7T Pro variant is only available with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, unless you choose the McLaren edition.
OnePlus 7T Pro: Camera
The OnePlus 7T pro features a similar camera setup as compared to OnePlus 7 pro. This includes a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with OIS and an f/1.6 aperture; an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with OIS and an f/2.4 aperture; and a 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
There was a small issue with the OnePlus 7 Pro’s autofocus system when it came to close-up shots, but fortunately, this has been fixed – well. However, the camera app has gotten a number of new features like a super Macro mode and the ability to use Nightscape with the wide-angle camera. You still can’t regulate the level of background blur in Portrait mode, but now you’ll be able to use either the telephoto or main camera to capture a portrait shot.
The ultra-wide lens shoots impressively wide shots and applies distortion correction to them as well. The edges do seem to be slightly less sharp than the middle and we’re certain that if distortion correction is disabled, you’ll see the softening in the corners. What’s nice about the ultra-wide camera is that it has its own focusing module, permitting you to get artistic with framing and focusing.
There’s a new Super Macro mode lets you get as close as 2.5cm to your subject. It uses the ultra wide-angle camera, and works all right. It takes a bit of patience to get the main focus right, as there is a lot of hunting even with slight movement. It’s a much better implementation compared to phones with dedicated low-resolution macro cameras, as you can get much crisper shots. The OnePlus 7T pro did well at reproducing accurate colors when shooting in low light. Focusing speed dipped a bit and there are instances when the focus in landscapes and close-ups are too soft.
Video recording tops out at 4K 60fps. Colors continue to be terribly exaggerated at 4K, no matter the framerate. Colors are a bit more under control at 1080p. The continuous autofocus works all right across resolutions. The OnePlus 7T pro uses a combination of optical and electronic stabilisation whenever possible while shooting at 1080p 30fps. You’ll be able to manually switch between the sensors while recording, however only at that resolution and framerate. The switch feels a bit abrupt and there is a noticeable drop or gain in image quality, depending on which sensor you switch to.
Stabilisation is also available at 4K, but you can only use the primary camera. The phone does have a super Steady stabilisation mode, that records at 1080p only using the wide-angle camera. With this, the frame is cropped heavily to get rid of the fish-eye impact, however in return, you get gimbal-level stabilisation. Low-light video quality still needs a lot of work. Even at 1080p, the quality is below average as there is a lot of visible grain even in comparatively well-lit scenes, and stabilisation causes a lot of jitter and distortion when you are moving about.
The OnePlus 7 pro houses a 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.0. The mechanism is quick enough to not feel annoying. However, what is of concern to us is how long would the lens stay scratch-less provided that dirt and dust particles might simply get caught within the camera assembly.
The 25mm field of view offered by the camera is sufficiently wide and sits at a point where the distortion is well controlled. Any wider and the distortion round the edges would start becoming increasingly apparent.
OnePlus 7T Pro: Battery
The battery capacity of the OnePlus 7T pro has increased by a tiny bit to 4,085mAh, from 4,000mAh on its predecessor Oneplus 7 Pro. Setting the refresh rate to the default 90Hz, you will get a lower figure of 11 hours and 19 minutes of runtime. This is a little less than the OnePlus 7 Pro’s numbers, however that was on older firmware based on a seasoned build of android 9 Pie. Things might improve with future versions of OxygenOS, and as android 10 matures.
Real-world battery usage is far better. With a full day of significant usage at the 90Hz refresh rate, you’ll still have about 20% left in the battery at night. Which includes usage of cameras, streaming music over Bluetooth, and other activities. This is quite satisfactory, especially since the phone charges very quickly.
The Warp Charge 30T charger manages a 59% charge in half an hour and a 96% charge in one hour. It takes about 5 to 6 minutes more to top the phone up completely. These are excellent charging speeds, and will come in particularly handy if you are in a hurry.
Looking at the OnePlus 7T pro, we can’t help but to feel as if OnePlus was obligated to refresh the OnePlus 7 pro, just so it wouldn’t look old and irrelevant now that we have the OnePlus 7T. We would have liked to have seen more meaningful upgrades, just like the OnePlus 7T received, however this isn’t the case with the OnePlus 7T pro. There isn’t a lot of differentiation between the 2 product tiers anymore, except the higher-resolution curved display and the pop-up camera on the more expensive model.