One Plus 7 Pro, the fast fast phone

OnePlus 7 Pro

After an unprecedented amount of leaks, finally the One Plus 7 is here. One Plus announced two new phones, the One Plus 7 and One Plus 7 Pro. The One Plus 7 Pro is till date the most expensive phone by One Plus.

Both phones are powered by the latest from Qualcomm, have large screens, large batteries, multiple cameras and more. While the One Plus 7 has more-or-less the same design as the One Plus 6T, the 7 Pro is the real game changer here. It’s the first phone by One Plus that comes with a three camera setup on the rear, a hidden front camera and an all screen design (no notch or camera cut-out).

The Display

The display is real attraction here, the 7 Pro packs a massive 6.7 inch OLED display operating at a resolution of 3120×1440 (516ppi) with killing curved corners and little bezels — very little. The curves here are somewhat very similar to the new Samsung phones. But the real twist here is the hidden front camera, as it allows for a no-notch and no cutout design — One Plus has created a separate pop-up module that packs the front-facing camera. According to One Plus, the module motor can do over 300,000 ups and downs, a number that could be achieved in 4+ years if done 200 times a day — pretty solid motor.

OnePlus 7 Pro OLED Display

OnePlus 7 Pro OLED Display

The One Plus screen refreshes at 90 Hz — thats 90 times a second and almost 50% faster than most phones — thus providing a smother user experience on scrolling and also providing better touch latency. Like that wasn’t good enough, the display also supports HDR 10 and HDR 10+.

I forgot, the display also contains an underneath fingerprint scanner, just like the 6T, but now its twice as large and hopefully also faster.

The Internals

The One Plus 7 Pro comes jam-packed with powerful internals, there are three variants:

  • 6GB Ram and 128 GB Internal storage
  • 8GB Ram and 256 GB Internal storage
  • 12GB Ram and 256 GB Internal storage

All variants will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, utilising UFS storage and DDR4X memory and being cooled by a newly designed liquid cooling system.

The phone also packs improved stereo speakers and a large 4000mAh battery. Also, One Plus claims to have fitted in their Wrap Charging System, capable of charging the battery to 50% in around 20 minutes.

The Camera

One Plus 7 Pro comes with an entirely new camera system, not available in any of its predecessors. The phone includes a three camera setup on the rear — all are different, one is a 48 MP main camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor, a 16 MP ultra-wide camera and an 8 MP telephoto camera.

OnePlus 7 Pro Rear Camera Setup

OnePlus 7 Pro Rear Camera Setup

Important to know is that the Main Camera in factory settings captures 12 MP images, which are created using 4:1 ratio — data from 4 pixels is used to create 1 large pixel. This is the same way other companies have used high resolution cameras in smartphones.

The Telephoto camera included has a 3X zoom capability, thus providing better reach than the iPhones or the Galaxy which are stuck at 2X.

One Plus says the new camera system uses phase-detect, contrast AF and laser focussing to provide better and fast focussing in both light and dark situations. The video capturing capabilities includes recording in 4K at 60 frames a second, with the slow-mo being at 1080p (upto 240 frames a second).

The Price

The price graph of One Plus is on a constant rise, back then, the One Plus One was priced at $299 (INR 20,000) and now the base variant (6GB Ram) of the One Plus 7 Pro has been priced at $699 (INR 48,999), the mid variant (8GB Ram) at $699 (INR 52,999) and the high-end variant (12GB Ram) will cost you around $749 (INR 57,999).

Features Not Included

Although One Plus 7 Pro maybe one of the best phones 2019, there are two mains things One Plus left out:

  • The Water-Resistant IP rating
  • Wireless Charging

All of One Plus competition comes with both and One Plus left them out. Here, it can be said that adding IP rating also adds to the price of the deice and the Wireless Charging Systems are after all not that fast, so One Plus left them out.