One Plus has been the game changer in the smartphone arena. This company has been producing flagship smartphones over the few years all eyes are fixed to them every year. The biggest competitor of Samsung’s Flagship smartphones in the Android world, One Plus has been delivering beasts in the market. As of 2019, One Plus introduced their One Plus 7 Vs 7 Pro to the world. Since then, they have been the talk of the town. With flagship specs and awe-struck looks and killer designs, One Plus is surely riding the horse.
On the 14 of May, 2019, One Plus turned up the heat by introducing their two brand new flagship beasts to the world; One Plus 7 and One Plus 7 Pro. Since then they have been the talk of the town. Perhaps the biggest advantages of One Plus is that they only focuses on producing flagship units and that has certainly paid off. In the pas recent years, a large number of people do prefer One Plus over the tech Giants like Samsung and Apple. The hype is firing in all cylinders as people are rushing to the stores to get themselves a true performance delight.
But isn’t it irony that One Plus has introduced the successor with the predecessor all at once? It might be, who knows about what the company is thinking and planning to do. Let them be themselves and we start focusing on the beasts for now.
Before making a comparison we need to learn about the devices and know about the awesome features one plus has to offer in the beasts.
So why are we waiting for?! Let us unleash the beasts!
One Plus 7: The Performance Champ!
To have a clear view about what the smartphone has to offer us and see how the performance is we need to examine the phone in some categories. The Categories are:
- Sensors and Other Features
- Water Resistance
So, without wasting any time, let dig into it.
One Plus has been not that experimental with their design as the phone factor has always been of a premium grade. The frame is made out of premium quality aluminum and both the front and the back is of glass. The Glass front is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and the back is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The phone weights around 182 grams, which is about the weight of an average flagship phone.
The dimensions are 6.21 inches of length, 2.94 of width and the breadth is 0.32 inches. Moderately thin and sturdy looking phone, capable of catching some eyeballs for sure. The finish is very smooth; as it is expected from One Plus. The buttons are very well placed as on the left we have the volume adjustment button, the all-time unique alert slider and the power button on the right. The hybrid SIM slot has been placed just above the volume rocker.
As far as the design is concerned, it is very similar to the One Plus 6T. And I must tell you the phone is very sleek and handy to use.
One Plus has been surprising the fans and tech enthusiasts with awesome displays in their smartphones. One Plus 7 has not been an exception. This display is an Optic AMOLED capacitive display with a color count of 16M. This 6.41 inches display is full High Definition and has a resolution of 1080 into 2340 pixels. The aspect ratio us 19:5:9 and the ppi density is almost 402. One Plus 7 Vs 7 Pro.
This display is very bright and you will have no complaints about it whatsoever. The colors are very bright, the notch is just perfect and cute. After all, we are witnessing a flagship product guys! Everything should be awesome.
What can I say about performance? We are reviewing a flagship phone so it is pretty obvious that the phone will be offering the top notch hardware and software experience. But still let us complete the formalities.
When we start talking about the hardware of a particular smartphone, the first think that catches the eye is the processing power and the chipset. One Plus 7 has the top of the line chipset currently offered by Qualcomm which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. This 7 nanometer chipset is the best in the class and does fire in all cylinders while heavy multitasking and gaming. The Octa Core processor runs in 8 cores; dedicated to different tasks at different clock speeds. The first Core is of 2.84 GHz, the nest 3 cores are of 2.42 GHz and the last 4 are 1.78 GHz Kryo 485.
The RAM and the internal storage comes in two variants; 6 GB and 8 GB; 128 GB and 256 GB. The GPU which is used in this smartphone is Adreno 640.
This smartphone rums in the latest version of Android which is Android 9.0 (PIE) and is upgradable to Android 10. The signature Oxygen Operating System is used in this product prior to the fact that it is used in all the One Plus phones. The version of Oxygen OS is 10.0.5.
This smartphone does some wonders when it comes to the camera units. This is certainly a flagship unit when we experience the photo and video samples which is taken and shot by the phone.
The rear camera is a Dual Camera Setup with a 0.8 micrometer 48 Mega Pixels wide angle camera with an aperture count of f/1.7. The PDAF and OIS sensors are included. One Plus 7 Vs 7 Pro. The secondary camera is a depth sensor of 5 Mega Pixels with an aperture of f/2.4.
Dual LED flash, HDR and Panorama has been some of the additional features of the rear camera. Videography can be done in 4k with a frame rate of 30 or 60 frames per second. Full HD videos can be shot in higher frame rates of 30, 60 or 240 fps. Auto HDR and gyro-EIS enables you to shoot with image stabilization.
The front facing Camera AKA the Selfie Camera is of 1.0 micrometer 16 Mega Pixels counting an aperture of f/2.0. Features like Auto-HDR and Gyro-EIS while recording videos in 1080p at a frame rate of 30 frames per second is the key features of the camera.
The One Plus 7 comes with a Non-Removable Lithium Polymer 3700 mAh Battery. It will give you a full day battery life all together. It supports fast charging and a 20 watt power brick with an USB type C cable is included in the box.
Sensors and Other Features
This device comes with an On Display Optical Fingerprint Scanner. The other essential sensors are accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor and compass.
This product is available in exciting colors like Mirror Gray, Red and Mirror Blue.
One Plus 7 Pro: The Better Champion!
One Plus 7 and One Plus 7 Pro was launched on the same date. Irony is that, despite being from the same mother, they started clashing in the market and people went bananas on which one to buy and which one to skip.
We are not gonna end the debate, even we don’t have that power to convince people either. But what we can do is that we can surely take a closer look on One Plus 7 Pro.
The design is an upscale from its brother, The One Plus 7. The finishing gives us a little bit more premium feel in the hands. The phone is a bit taller, a slight elevation to be specific. The display is notchless and bezel less. The curve display on the side edges are giving the no bezel experience. The dimension has elevated a bit and now measuring at 6.40 inches in length, 2.99 in width and 0.35 inches in breadth. The front and the back is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and the frame is made out of high density aluminum.
The phone is available in Mirror Grey, Almond and a new featuring color of Nebula Blue. This Guardian of the Galaxy character has been a popular one of course. But it is not the inspiration for this color variant. I personally prefer the Nebula blue because of it having a Mate-ish finish and it soaks lesser fingerprints than the other models and One Plus 7’s.
The display of this phone is upgraded to the next level. Going notch less has been a great leap for One plus and the 6.67 inches Fluid AMOLED capacitive display has been the talk of the town. The resolution is 1400 into 3120 pixels and the aspect ratio is 19:5:9. The PPI count is 516. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
It is HDR10+ and the most relentless and exciting fact about this display that makes the One Plus 7 Pro stand out is90 Hz refresh rate. One Plus 7 Vs 7 Pro. So when you will be scrolling something real fast, you will be witnessing buttery transitions and the experience is a real gem. People will certainly love this display and the display is one of the best screens in the year 2019.
The performance of this smartphone is identical to the One Plus 7. So the hardware and the software is very much the same. It comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. This 7 nanometer chipset is the best in the class and does awesome in heavy multitasking and gaming. The Octa Core processor runs in 8 cores; dedicated to different tasks at different clock speeds. The first Core is of 2.84 GHz, the nest 3 cores are of 2.42 GHz and the last 4 are 1.78 GHz Kryo 485.
The RAM however comes in three variants; 6 GB, 8 GB and 12 GB. The storage is available in 128 GB and 256 GB. It runs in Android 9.0; commonly known as PIE. The signature Oxygen OS Version 10.0.5 does give us a smooth performance.
The Camera is a real gem in this device. The display and the camera is where this device is superior than the One Plus 7.
The rear camera is a triple camera setup. The main camera is a 0.8 micrometer 48 Mega Pixels wide angle camera with an aperture count of f/1.6 with sensors of PDAF, Laser Auto Focus and OIS. The second camera is a 78 millimeter telephoto lens of 8 Mega Pixels with 3x optical zoom and sensors like PDAF, Laser Auto Focus and OIS. The third and the last camera is an ultra-wide 16 Mega Pixels camera with a 17 mm radius, aperture f/2.2 and Auto focus included.
The front camera is a motorized Pop-Up Camera of 25 millimeter wide 16 Mega Pixels and aperture count is f/2.0.
The photos are top notch and videography can be done up to 4k at 60 fps from the rear camera and 1080p at 30 fps from the Pop Up Camera.
The One Plus 7 Pro comes with a Non-Removable Lithium Polymer 4000 mAh Battery. It will give you a full day battery life all together. It supports fast charging of 30 Watts. The stand out feature is that it is Wrap Charge supportive.
These are the features that is apart from One plus &. Otherwise the phone is identical in certain aspects.
One Plus yet again chose to skip the IP resistance certification as they think that phones are not meant to be dipped under water. Unfortunate for a flagship phone.
We have known enough about the One Plus 7, not let us focus on to its brother; One Plus 7 Pro.
Advantage and Disadvantage of 7 and 7 Pro
- Flagship Experience
- No Certified Water Resistance
FAQs of One Plus 7 Series
What is the price of One Plus 7 and 7 Pro?
The One Plus 7 Pro starts from 528.71 USD and 433.99 USD is for One Plus 7.
Is the phones water resistance?
One Plus skipped IP Resistance certifications. But many references are there where it can survive sudden dips and splashes.
Wrapping Things Up
That was all for today folks. Hope to see you soon with another exciting smartphone review. As per this One Plus 7 and & Pro, I give them a big thumbs up!