OnePlus 7 Review 2019, OnePlus OnePlus One has been disrupting the smartphone market ever since its launch.
The company has consistently launched powerful smartphones with top-of-the-line hardware at a relatively affordable price. OnePlus 6 (Review) helped the company enter the premium smartphone category.
It offers a premium design but has paid higher prices than previous OnePlus smartphones, though it will be more expensive than some fans, OnePlus 6 still offers great value for money compared to established brands like Samsung and Apple, helping OnePlus capture a large part of India’s premium smartphone market. Did.
OnePlus’ six-month upgrade cycle was followed by the launch of OnePlus 6 (Review), which further strengthened its position. In addition to the premium build quality, it also offered an in-display fingerprint scanner, which was not very common at the time of its launch.
Samsung has now topped the premium smartphone market with the Galaxy S10 ₹ 58,600 (review) series, using double-vision by bringing OnePlus Pro to compete in the top end of the OnePlus market, while maintaining the company’s hold on the lower-end of the OnePlus 7 Premium smartphone category.
OnePlus 7 For the purpose
We already tested the OnePlus 7 Pro (review) and were impressed with the power it packs. The OnePlus 7 is proud of the same core hardware, but at a more aggressive price than Rs. 32.999. Can you get the best mid-range budget smartphone right now, or is it worth spending extra for OnePlus 7 Pro? We have put the new OnePlus 7 for testing.
OnePlus 7 Design
OnePlus 7 Pro gets a pop-up selfie camera and dance-less screen, while the OnePlus 7 retains the same design as the OnePlus 6. OnePlus has introduced a new paint job to help distinguish OnePlus from the old model. It’s available in Mirror Gray or Red, and the latter option is limited to the India and China markets.
We received a red variant for review and found it to be a bit sticky as our choice. We will choose the Mirror Gray option on top of it. While the design remains unchanged, it may be a bit disappointing that one of the factors that could help OnePlus Mobile price aggressively increase the price of the OnePlus 6 is to retain the appearance of the old OnePlus 6.
The OnePlus 7 has a glass sandwich design with a circular metal frame. This makes it comfortable to hold. Unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7 display has no curved edge.
It’s a 6.41-inch optic AMOLED panel that houses a full-HD + resolution (1080×2340) and also has an in-display fingerprint scanner. It uses a CMOS sensor in a similar implementation and display of the OnePlus 6T, but the company says it works faster.
The display has good reproduction of color and is bright enough when outdoors. You can change the color profile separately from the natural or choose between NTSC, SRGB and DCI-P3 color gamut.
An alternative is also available to tweak the color balance. This panel does not have a 90Hz refresh rate or QHD + resolution like the OnePlus 7 Pro.
While the chin is noticeably large, there is a thin bezel around the display. You will find the same waterway groove on the top as the OnePlus 6 which houses a selfie camera. The earpiece sits between the display and the metal frame.
OnePlus One opted for stereo sound output on OnePlus, and the earpiece that serves as the second speaker is significantly longer than the older model. The speaker is positioned firing downwards on the bottom left grill. We like the location so it doesn’t distract while holding the phone in the landscape while playing games. The USB Type-C port is also below.
With the power button on the right and the warning slider on the left, positioning the button with the volume buttons on the left is similar to the OnePlus 6. All buttons offer good click response.
The three-position alert slider is slightly smaller than before, but has a light texture that makes it easy to separate. An easy way to quickly change audio profiles.
In the top of the device is a secondary microphone. Like the OnePlus 6, this phone also lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, and this time you won’t find a Type-C 3.5mm dongle in the box with the phone. This would be a buyer’s difficulty and should have been included within OnePlus.
The OnePlus 7 has Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and rear for protection. It has a glossy finish and our review unit occasionally slides around. On the back, there is a dual camera module located in the center with dual-LED flash.
This camera module allows the phone to tremble when placed on a flat surface, but does not smudge very easily on the back, but you will probably want to use a bundled plastic case to secure the device. The OnePlus box offers a 20W fast charger and a USB Type-C.
OnePlus 7 specification and software
The OnePlus Sport sports a similar top line Qualcomm Snapdragon 8SC, despite being less than the OnePlus Pro Pro, which is a significant improvement over the outgoing Snapdragon 845 The eight-core Snapdragon 855 was built using four 7nm processors. – Efficiency Crew 485 Silver Core has 1.8GHz, three high-performance Crew 485 Gold Core 2.
Standing at 42GHz and a much faster Creo 485 gold core at 2.84GHz the graphics responsibilities are handled by the integrated Adreno 640 GPU.
The OnePlus T is available in two variants, one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and the other with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The red finish is available only with more expensive configurations, priced at Rs. 37.999.
Storage is not the typical UFS 2.0 that most other smartphones use; This phone has got the new fast UFS 3.0 standard similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro. Until now, the OnePlus S is the only phone to launch in India with this new storage standard.
Other features of the OnePlus 7 include dual–band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, dual 4G VoLTE, five satellite navigation systems, NFC and general sensor sors.
OxygenOS is just as popular as the OnePlus, if not, it adds useful features and customization to hold most parts of Android. The Android 9 Pie is a OnePlus 7 ship with OxygenOS 9.5 on top. Our unit was running a March security patch, which is slightly dated.
Most of Oxygen’s features have been rolled out from OnePlus 6, though there are a few new touches.
This phone has the same gaming mode that we’ve seen before, but the new Fanatic mode available on OnePlus 7 Pro isn’t here. (Update June 5: OnePlus 7 is now updated with the April 2019 Security Patch and Fanatic mode after the release of this review))
The digital wellness function of Android enables you maintain tabs on your use of your smartphone.
OnePlus goes further and adds a Zen mode. All it does is disable all activity on your phone except for the ability to make and receive emergency calls and take photos.
Once enabled, you will not be able to switch it for 20 minutes. Forcing yourself out of digital distraction can be a good way to disconnect.
In our OnePlus Pro review we cover other Oxygen features, including Quick Launch, RAM Boost and more.
OnePlus 7 performance, battery life and camera
The first thing we saw about the OnePlus 7 was that it wasn’t as heavy or slippery as the On. ePlus 7 Pro. We can use this phone without having to worry about dropping it.
The OnePlus 7 delivers immediate performance, and none of the actions we’ve performed reduce the Snapdragon 855. Considering the fact that our unit has 8GB of RAM, we can easily multitask with applications running in the background.
The in-display fingerprint scanner is faster than the OnePlus 6T, allowing OnePlus 7 to unlock itself faster. Facial recognition is also supported, but its effectiveness depends on the light of the environment. Under the right circumstances, it is faster to unlock the smartphone simply by looking at it.
We at OnePlus were happy with the AMOLED panel, and stereo speakers help improve the overall experience while watching videos and playing games. Both speakers can get loud and the output quality is close to what the Pixel 3 ₹ 56,489 (review) devices offer.
Dolby Atom is also supported and lets you choose between different audio profiles.
After running our simple Benmark test, we were not surprised that OnePlus 7 was able to score very well. In Antu, the 7 led the clock at 375,219 points. It scored 3,536 and 11,192 runs in Gikbench 4’s single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.
In the GFXBench car chase test, the OnePlus 7 handled 37fps, surpassing the Samsung Galaxy S10 trio.
It can also handle 60,146 point clocks at Ice Storm Unlimited. Thanks to its powerful processor, OnePlus 7 can play any game at your current time. We play PUBG Mobile, Struggle Stars and DAL 9: Legends.
PUBG Mobile can run smoothly on high presets without indication of any type of lag. We played it for 30 minutes and watched the phone get a bit heated up on the touch, but it didn’t feel uncomfortable under any circumstances.
Battery capacity at OnePlus is unchanged at 3700 mAh compared to the OnePlus 6 at OnePlus bundled the same 20W charger in the box, but the dash charge eliminates branding.
In our HD video loop test, the phone continued for 15 hours 16 minutes. This is better than the time interrupted by the OnePlus 6, probably due to the much more efficient processor.
With our use, which consists of an active WhatsApp account, running several criteria, sampling the camera and playing games, the phone has 30 percent of its power left at the end of 24 hours.
Battery supplied is faster with the supplied 20W charger. It can take the device up to 52 percent in 30 minutes and up to 93 percent in one hour. The supplied charger can fully power the phone up to 16 minutes in an hour.
OnePlus Pro has chosen the OnePlus on Double Camera setup compared to the Triple Camera setup in the OnePlus Pro. It has received a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 primary sensor with an F / 1.7 aperture, PDAF, and optical image stabilization (OIS).
The sensor has a 0.8-micron pixel size but the company claims 1.6-micron pixel size due to 4-in-1 pixel binning. The secondary sensor is a 5-megapixel depth sensor with a f / 2.4 aperture, which starts operation in portrait mode.
On the front, this phone has a 16-megapixel sensor with an F / 2.0 aperture.
When taking a shot in default photos mode, the camera oversells the 48-megapixel sensor output to return the 12-megapixel image. You can take photos in native resolution using the Pro mode in the camera.
In daylight, the OnePlus 7 captures decent details but the colors feel a bit muted. At a distance the objects had decent details and the text is clear. Unlike the OnePlus Pro Pro, the OnePlus A lacks the autofocus, but it is able to lock focus and exposure faster. The phone automatically enables HDR when the light is harsh.
The phone was quick to lock focus when taking macro shots during the day. The photos had decent details, but the colors were not accurate. When photographing the flowers, we noticed that the smartphone increased color, making them look artificial.
This resulted in some loss of detail. In low light, it will take some time for the phone to lock focus so we felt we needed to take a second shot in some cases.
In portrait mode, edge detection was acceptable, but our subjects were not always sharp. When taking a portrait shot in a bright environment, we noticed that the phone would frame the frame and set the exposure, even though our face was stressing about being properly metered. As a result, the subject’s face was slightly underestimated.
Landscape shots taken in low light had very little noise and good detail. Switching to nightscape mode helped to get a brighter image overall. We sometimes had to tap the screen to get the focus where we wanted to get the OnePlus. Noise was handled well at night shots, but you could easily zoom in and see the grains.
The selfies were decent, but lacked the level we were expecting. In low light, selfies taken with screen flashes had a lot of articulating. Shots taken with a nearby light source are better red
Video recording for the primary sensor exits at a maximum of 4K 60fps. This resolution has a 5 minute recording limit when shooting, and a 10 minute limit when shooting at 4K 30fps. When recording the footage at 1080p we could see that it was very stable.
However, 4K recording resulted in oversaturated color. Footage recorded at 1080p in low light had a shocking effect, which was clearly noticeable. Slow-motion video recording at OnePlus 7 is available at 1080p 240fps or 720p at 480fps.
The OnePlus Pro Pro was supposed to take on the current-gen flagship, with the OnePlus 7 designed to help the company retain its position in the low-cost flagship space. What we like about the OnePlus 7 apart from its aggressive pricing is the hardware.
The AMOLED display is pretty good, and when used in conjunction with the stereo speakers of this phone, it gives a good media experience.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor is powerful enough to accept the way you dropped it. This, plus 6GB or 8GB of RAM and Super Fast UFS 3.0 storage standard, makes the OnePlus 7 very attractive.
OxygenOS is great, as it has a number of convenient features and customization options.
The battery life of the OnePlus 7 was another highlight of our test. This smartphone can go a long way when giving top class performance. Unfortunately, the quality of the camera where the OnePlus 7 still needs some work, stops being a complete all-rounder.
Since the OnePlus 7 is one of the very few smartphones in India currently using Snapdragon 855, there is not much competition with it. If you don’t care too much about the camera’s performance, it’s worth considering the OnePlus 7’s asking price. But with the Asus Zenfone 6 and Redmi K20 Pro set to launch, you may want to wait a bit to see what these upcoming phones have to offer.