OnePlus, the company which has been proudly producing smartphones dubbed as “flagship killers” has finally launched a premium flagship device of its own known as OnePlus 7 Pro.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, for the first time ever, has introduced three smartphones at once, OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and a 5G variant of the premium phone. It seems that OnePlus has changed its strategy and is finally ready to challenge the top mobile phone makers with high-end devices.
So, has the company, whose mantra has been “Never Settle” has finally delivered one of the best smartphones of 2019? Let’s find out more to answer this question.
Design and Display
OnePlus 7 Pro comes with 6.67 inches of display which is slightly curved around the edges. The company is calling it “Fluid AMOLED” display due to its 90Hz refresh rate (the smartphone’s screen refreshes at a rate of 90 times per second) which is 50% faster than most of the other devices.
It also which features 3,120 x 1,440 pixels (Quad HD+) of screen resolution, HDR 10+ support, and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The company has ditched the notch in favor of an almost bezel-less display and has finally entered into the realm of smartphones with pop-up camera phones.
The smartphone’s back is made up of soft glass and while at the front, we get Gorilla Glass 5 which won’t let your phone’s screen shatter to pieces when it falls. With OnePlus 7 Pro, the company has also said adieu to the beloved headphone jack and the users also do not get to have the option for storage expansion through MicroSD card.
Triple Cameras and a Pop-up Selfie Shooter
Yes, OnePlus 7 Pro comes with two most talked about camera trends of 2019; triple rear cameras and a pop-up selfie camera. At the back, the smartphone offers 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.6 aperture, OIS and EIS for better performance in low light, an 8MP telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture and OIS which provides upto to 3x optical zoom and a 16MP ultra wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture that can provide 117 degrees of field-of-view.
The rear cameras have scored 111 points on DxOMark rankings just a point away from the two leading camera phones, Huawei P30 Pro (Camer Review) and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G which is high praise for its photography prowess. It puts the smartphone ahead of Galaxy S10 Plus and Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the two smartphones that we have tested ourselves to see the amazing camera result.
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It also stands at the third ranking in the selfie camera phone category of DxOMark with 86 points. It has a motorized pop-up selfie camera featuring with a 16MP Sony IMX471 lens with f/2.0 aperture and EIS. It is protected by a silicone sealant to stop dust and water from ruining the mechanism.
According to the company, it takes 0.53 seconds for the front camera to pop out which will retract automatically in case you drop your smartphone while taking a selfie.
Hardware Powering the Device
Just like the rest of the specs, the hardware under the hood powering OnePlus 7 Pro does not disappoint. It comes with the latest Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset and will be available in three different variants; 6GB RAM + 128GB of storage for for $669, an 8GB + 256GB model for $699, and a 12GB + 256GB version for $749.
In times when all other premium phones are crossing the $900 mark, it is quite impressive to see OnePlus offering top-notch specs in a price that is reasonable for the users.
It packs a 4,000mAh battery which comes with Warp Charge 30 technology that first made its debut in OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. Due to the Fluid AMOLED display, you can expect the battery to not last a complete day but you can always recharge it on the go owing to its fast charging capabilities.
Although it is a flagship device, we still do not get a wireless charging feature probably to keep the price in check for the smartphone.
As always, the smartphone will not make an official appearance in the Pakistani market but it is now up for grabs in other markets including the US, UK, Europe, and India.
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