OnePlus 7 Design And Display
OnePlus 7 is essentially the OnePlus 6T with better internals. The company hasn’t made any significant changes in the design department for OnePlus 7. The design looks little dated yet very premium. OnePlus 7 has a waterdrop notch, a slippery back, noticeable camera bump and dual cameras similar to the 6T. Sadly, it misses out on the headphone jack and an official IP certification for water resistance.
As OnePlus 7 has a glossy rear panel, the handset feels too slippery in hands and fails to offer a good grip without a protective case snapped on to it. Thankfully, OnePlus has offered Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection at the rear and the better Gorilla Glass 6 at the front. OnePlus 7 is available in Mirror Gray and Red color variants.
Unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7 sports a regular 60Hz screen. The smartphone boasts a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display with a FHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels). The display has a waterdrop notch and offers a screen-to-body ratio to 85.5%. The front panel has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection and an in-display fingerprint sensor as well.
OnePlus 7 Hardware Performance
OnePlus 7 is backed by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The CPU is paired with 6GB and 8GB of RAM with 128GB 256 GB of internal storage (UFS 3.0) respectively. Thanks to the powerful specs, OnePlus 7 leads the benchmarks with best-in-class scores. The smartphone scored 3,63,313 points in the AnTuTu and 3,409 points in the single-core test and 10,565 points in the multi-score test. You can run heavy games and all possible apps on OnePlus 7 without worrying about any performance slowdowns.
OnePlus 7 Camera Performance
OnePlus 7 sports a dual-lens rear camera. The primary sensor is a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, OIS and PDAF. It is paired with a 5MP depth sensor and it has f/2.4 aperture. OnePlus 7 supports video recording at 2160p at 30fps/60fps. The 48MP shots have immense details and are great to look at even when zoomed in than the 12MP shot. However, results mostly look washed out. Overall, there are better camera smartphones than OnePlus 7 in the market.
OnePlus 7: Price To Specs Ratio
OnePlus 7 is a very good bargain at a starting price of Rs. 32,999. The smartphone offers best-in-class processing and computing performance. The battery lasting capacity is very good and the handset also offers one-of-the best fast charging technology in the market. The design brings nothing new and the handset also fails to deliver the best-in-class camera performance. If you can compromise on IP rating and camera performance, OnePlus 7 is a very good buy.
OnePlus 7: Important Features/Highlights
OnePlus 7 features the fastest CPU in town paired with beefier 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The smartphone runs the OxygenOS 9.5 on top of Android 9 Pie which is the best custom Android skin after stock Android. You also get a 20W fast charger in the box with OnePlus 7.
OnePlus 7 Verdict
While OnePlus 7 Pro is a great flagship handset, OnePlus 7 is only a good bargain at Rs. 32,999. It is not a revolutionary phone. It’s the same old OnePlus 6T with a better chipset. If you prefer unmatched computing and multitasking performance, go for OnePlus 7. If a good camera is your priority, there are better phones in the market.