Oneplus 7 review : Flagship killer

Oneplus 7

Oneplus has done a surprising thing this year with the launch of Oneplus 7 at a price of 32,999 Rs. This price is less than the base price of oneplus’s last year flagship oneplus 6t. Oneplus 7 is the flagship killer that everyone wants to have.

Design and Build Quality

Oneplus 7 comes in two color options :- Red and Mirror Grey. The phone is made up of aluminium frame in between gorilla glass at the back and front. Front display is protected by Gorilla glass 6, which is very tough and actually 2x drop resistant than gorilla glass 5. The back of the phone is covered by Gorilla glass 5. This phone have very good build quality.

Display quality

The display uses an AMOLED panel and it is better than oneplus 6. It has a 6.41-inch FHD+ optic Amoled display. The display is very colour accurate and there is an option to set the colour temperature according to the user. The display has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The display is protected by gorilla glass 6.

Performance

Oneplus 7 is a beast in terms of performance. It comes with the latest flagship snapdragon 855 SOC. It is also one of the first phone to come with UFS 3.0 Storage option. The clean smooth oxygen OS is like icing on the cake.

Hardware

The Snapdragon 855 SOC is based on 7 nm transistor technology which means it is very energy efficient and powerful. The Snapdragon 855 uses an octa-core CPU i.e 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 485. In GPU, it uses Adreno 640. It is the best SOC that an Android Phone can use now.

It uses UFS 3.0 type of internal storage. UFS 3.0 is 2x faster than UFS 2.1. We got read speed of 1450 MB/s and write speed of 388 MB/s in our speed test. This is almost 2x better than the oneplus 6t.

Software

Oxygen OS is the cleanest and most liked android skin of all time. It is very smooth and optimised. It is very similar to the stock android experience. The transition animation is much better now. You can also turn off animations in the setting. In terms of software updates, Oneplus has Good track record and every phone is sure to receive updates for at least two years.

Dual sim option?

This phone has dual Sim support i.e Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) (4G +4G).

Expandable storage?

No, this phone does not have a micro-sd Card slot. Internal storage is the only storage you have which is very good at 128 GB.

Sound Quality

Oneplus 7 has a much better sound quality than oneplus 6. Oneplus has improved a lot in terms of sound Quality and Vibration feedback. Oneplus 7 has dual stereo speakers powered by Dolby Atmos i.e you are going to get very good and clear and loud audio. The call quality of the phone is also good. It does not have 3.5mm headphone jack.

Battery and Charging

The Oneplus 7 has a 3700 mAh battery. The battery will give you a good battery backup. We are Disappointed with Oneplus in the charging department, Oneplus has given the Same 20 W fast charging to the Oneplus 7 i.e there is no improvement in charging from the oneplus 6. Oneplus should have given the oneplus 7, 30 W charging WARP30. The oneplus 7 pro gets 30 W charging support. It uses type-c port.

Camera

The Oneplus 7 uses dual camera sensor at the rear i.e 48 MP + 5 MP. The main camera sensor is the 48 MP one and it has an aperture of F1.7 and it also has OIS. The 5 MP sensor has an aperture of F2.4 and is used as depth sensor. Nightscape 2.0 works very well for the low-light shots.

Oneplus 7 has a 16 MP, f2.0 aperture sensor on the front. It is used for selfie camera and face unlock feature. It has EIS for stable videos.

It has good video quality overall. It records very stable videos from both rear and front camera. It can record 4K videos at 60 fps. It can also record hyperlapse. Slow-motion video can be recorded in 1080p upto 240 fps and in 720p upto 480 fps. Front camera can record videos in 1080p at 30 fps with EIS.

This are some photos captured by Oneplus 7. It captures good details and photos are very color accurate. You can also use Gcam on it easily as it supports Camera2api out of the box.

Security (unlock system)

This phone supports both Face unlock and in-display Fingerprint Unlock. Face unlock is very fast and secure. The in-display fingerprint sensor is also very fast and secure. It is next gen sensor and feels very updated from the oneplus 6t.

Dustproof/ Waterproof?

The phone does not have an IP rating but the company says that it is water-resistant and dustproof. We have tested this phone for 5 minutes in a water tub and everything worked fine. But the water-resistant layer is said to degrade after some time and you should not try to play with your phone in the water after the phone is 1 or more years old.

Conclusion

Oneplus 7 sells at 32,999 Rs and it is the best in its segment. Oneplus surprised everyone by announcing it for 32,999 Rs. The strong points of Oneplus 7 are Oxygen OS, OIS, Snapdragon 855, UFS3.0. You can get 1500-2000 Rs instant discount if you buy from SBI card and the below link.

Oneplus 7

32999 Rs
9

Rating

9.0/10

Pros

  • UFS 3.0
  • Oxygen OS
  • Snapdragon 855
  • OIS
  • in-display fingerprint

Cons

  • 20 W charging instead of 30 W
  • It lacks a wide-angle lens

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