The OnePlus 7 Pro, as we know, is a great device. But its younger brother, the OnePlus 7 is no less. There is nothing to separate between the two except the display, cameras and lastly the Warp Charge technology. Both the devices come with the Ultra-Fast Snapdragon 855 processor, 128 GB onwards UFS 3.0, 6 GB onwards RAM with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front.
The Oneplus 7 starts at INR 32,999 and the OnePlus 7 Pro starts at INR 48,999, and you can get it via Amazon.
This is the only review you will ever need in order to find out if OnePlus 7 is the right device for you.
The following review is done after using the device for over 30 days.
Display and Fingerprint Sensor:
The device is equipped with a 6.41 inch (16.28 cm) 1080 x 2340 pixels Optic AMOLED display with an 85.32% screen to body ratio. OnePlus went with the same waterdrop notch on the top of the screen to make room for the front-facing camera with this one. The display is good, can get brighter in outdoors and pretty dark in indoors. Colour balance and calibration is done just right. Colours are accurate and look vibrant on this display. Overall a decent 60Hz display from OnePlus in this one.
The Optic In-Display fingerprint scanner in the OnePlus 7 is one of the fastest out there. It is very accurate too, with unlocking at least 9/10 times successfully. Sometimes it fails to recognise the finger when damp, but otherwise, it works like a charm.
OnePlus 7 comes with a 3700 mAh which is very common these days. It has OnePlus’ Dash charge technology which charges the battery rapidly. It usually takes an hour or less of charging to get me through a day with at least 15-20% remaining with at least 5 hours of screen-on-time.
Overall, the device is undoubtedly having a one-day battery.
Performance and Gaming:
One thing and one thing only, super fast.
Snapdragon 855 bundled with UFS 3.0 and 6/8 GB of RAM result in zero hiccups and lags. Oxygen OS is neat, clean and bloatware-free which helps all the other components and makes the experience even more quick and beautiful.
All kinds of apps and games work smoothly and there is no lag while playing heavy games whatsoever.
I tried installing and playing games like PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9 and GTA San Andreas and everything was flawless.
There will be no problems while using this device unless and until everything is kept genuine.
OnePlus 7 Camera:
Well, there is not a lot to say about the camera on this device because OnePlus has a lot to fix. So let’s say that the camera is okayish for normal usage but we’re sure that OnePlus will provide relevant updates for the same. The stock shutter speed could be improved and portrait mode’s edge detection could have been better but fingers crossed for now. Let’s hope the updates are rolled out soon. But the RAW and JPG mode at 48MP shoot decent photos, more than a normal user requires.
Night mode is also a good feature and works very well.
Once again, the camera is good enough for a normal user but still needs improvement.
OnePlus 7 Other highlights:
i) Stereo Speakers – The stereo speakers are an excellent addition to this years’ OnePlus 7 series. The speakers on this device work very well. With a great blend of loudness and clarity, these speakers stand out from the crowd.
ii) Quick Launch – If you turn this on and unlock the device with fingerprint, it can launch various apps and services for you without any additional touches. You just have to keep holding your finger on the sensor and it does the rest. It is really useful for making quick payments and opening basic apps.
iii) Gaming Mode and Fnatic mode – OnePlus provides a self-explanatory gaming mode but the Fnatic mode is something new here. When turned on, the device blocks all notifications and calls which is mainly for gaming purposes.
iv) Zen mode – When turned on, doesn’t allow you to use your device for 20 minutes. It still allows you to take calls but you can’t make them. It is a detox initiative by the company for the users.
v) Dark Theme – The dark theme in the device is also a great addition which converts the whole skin dark. It is a cool feature to have.
vi) Inbuilt Screen Recorder – OnePlus has finally given an inbuilt screen recorder which works exceptionally well. It can even record audio via mic, which is a premium feature in itself.
Buy or no buy?
According to us, the OnePlus 7 is one of the best, if not the best android device one can get under the price bracket of INR 35,000. The specs are best in class, under the skin of OnePlus’ highly optimised and customisable Oxygen OS make this phone a true value flagship. The only drawback has to be the lack of headphone jack and even the 3.5 mm to Type-C adaptor inside the box.
All summed up, this device is a thumbs up from our side.