OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Great flagship performance at affordable price.


The new OnePlus 7 Pro is OnePlus’ latest most powerful and still the most expensive phone the company has released. By expensive we mean it cost $669 roughly half the price of most high-end flagships from the likes of Samsung, Apple, Huawei among others, yet spots features, processing power and design aesthetics comparable to these $1000 phones.

At first glance, it’s display is the main attraction. The OnePlus 7 Pro features a curved all-display form factor with some of the slimmest bezels on any Android phone. It is a 1440 by 3120 pixels high quality AMOLED display OnePlus calls “Fluid AMOLED” due to its unique 90Hz refresh rate, the first of its kind in all OLED displays. Essentially there is no other OLED display including those made by Samsung the major manufacturer of OLED panels that has smoother animations and transitions compared to what OnePlus offers on its OnePlus 7 Pro display. All other smartphone OLED displays max out at 60Hz refresh rate. The phone has an software option to reduce this value back to 60Hz to save battery. Also to mention, the fingerprint sensor is placed underneath the display.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the few flagship phones that don’t have a notch. It uses a motorized pop-up camera previous seen in the Vivo NEX. The implementation gives the phone an all-display look. The phone also comes with “Automatic Free-Fall Detection” which quickly slides the front facing camera unit back into the phone when a sudden fall is detected.

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The front-facing camera is a 16 mega-pixel sensor f/2.0 aperture where as the main camera set-up is a triple camera configuration, 48 mega-pixel f/1.6 aperture wide sensor with Optical Image Stabilization, 16 mega-pixel f/2.2 aperture ultrawide sensor and an 8 mega-pixel f/2.4 aperture telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom.

OnePlus 7 Back (Credits: Marques Brownlee)

It’s powered by the latest and greatest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 8/12GB of RAM in the 256GB storage model and 6GB RAM in the 128GB storage model. It runs OnePlus’ own OxygenOS 9 on top of the latest Android 9.0 Pie which is as close to stock Android than any other custom Android skin.

The phone comes with a large 4000mAh battery with support for fast battery charging with a 30W charger courtesy of OnePlus’ Warp Charge technology. The phone doesn’t support wireless charging unfortunately and no mention of dust and water resistance.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is a highly compelling device especially for consumers who desire value for money that entails great performance with the best processor available, fast snappy response, a one of a kind 90Hz screen refresh rate on an OLED panel and more all staring at only $669.