OnePlus 7 Pro – A Flagship Phone with a Pop-Up Selfie Camera!

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The OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone is ready to capture your portrait with its innovative pop-up front-facing camera and then amaze you with its silky-smooth, totally blemish-free all-screen display – two features that Apple and Samsung cannot boast for their market-leading flagship phones.

The flagship phone continues to outperform its top-tier rivals, providing comparable high-end power and features at a customer price. To summarise, OnePlus has done it again.

What do you get for the extra money if you buy the OnePlus 7 Pro? This smartphone sports an immersive 6.67-inch screen that challenges Samsung’s display crown by removing the unsightly bezel outline and obtaining a 90Hz refresh rate for a more fluid playing and scrolling experience.

Because of its 19.5:9 aspect ratio, little hands will struggle to reach all corners of the stretched-out screen.  The second-generation in-screen fingerprint reader has also been upgraded, allowing you to access the phone more reliably the first time you place your thumb on the glass.

Underneath the HDR10+ screen comes Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855 engine, a huge 4,000mAh battery that got us through a day, and up to 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM — the latter is really more than you need from a smartphone, so the 8GB version is perfectly adequate.

The triple-lens rear camera array on the OnePlus 7 Pro is led by a 48MP sensor, new 3x telephoto and ultra-wide lenses, and a moderate Nightscape feature. It’s comparable to the Google Pixel 3 and Huawei P30 Pro in terms of quality. However, it’s not the finest camera phone. 

Price & Availability

The OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone was released on Friday, May 17, 2019. Although die-hard fans in the United States were able to purchase it after the May 14 launch event T-Mobile promotion. They stood in line for hours to be the first to purchase this phone.

The OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone costs $669 for the entry-level version with 6GB of RAM & 128GB of storage. This is only available in Mirror Gray. And $749 for the 256GB / 12GB of RAM which is only available in the more enticing Nebula Blue color.

If you have some additional cash, you can pay a little more and get the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. This gives you access to the latest network connectivity with even higher internet rates.

Is the OnePlus 7 Pro too pricey for you? A less showy OnePlus 7 will finally be offered in the UK and Europe. While the OnePlus 6T will remain to be marketed in the US, which will not receive the OnePlus 7.

Is it not pricey enough? There is a more expensive OnePlus 7 Pro 5G version of the phone with higher internet connections. However, it is only available through select carriers.

Display

OnePlus has put the most effort into its new phone here, and it shows. There’s more screen and fluidity here than on practically any other phone we’ve examined.

The OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone will be the first real all-screen phone available to the majority of the globe. There will be no notch and no punch-hole flaws. Its innovative pop-up front camera takes up no-screen real estate. Also, it’s a notion seen before in Vivo, Oppo, and Xiaomi handsets introduced in China. However, this phone has a global appeal.

Only half of the narrative is told by its bezel-less 6.67-inch display. OnePlus names its display ‘Fluid AMOLED,’ and it boasts a refresh rate of 90Hz rather than the standard 60Hz. We noticed smoother animation when watching TV and playing games, as well as when navigating through online pages. After seeing the OnePlus 7 Pro at 90Hz, it’s difficult to go back to 60Hz.

The gaming phone like Razer Phone 2 at 120Hz plus the Asus ROG Phone at 90Hz match the OnePlus. However, the 7 Pro has a more popular style and appeal, as well as speedier performance, a better camera, and improved software.

The OnePlus 7 Pro boasts a 19.5:9 aspect ratio that spans from top to bottom, making it simpler to become engrossed in a fast-paced racing game on this screen. However, as previously said, its large proportions make it unsuitable for anybody searching for a smaller phone.

Design

The design of the OnePlus 7 Pro is virtually everything you could desire in a smartphone. It appears to be a somewhat taller variant of the Galaxy S10 Plus.

It features the same thin black bezel screen outline, curved edges, and glass construction, with the tapered edges coming to a small point, making the thin frame simple to grab. It’s difficult not to like holding this large phone, even if it does require two hands to operate comfortably. If you worry about dropping it, OnePlus has provided a no-frills transparent plastic cover in the package.

Not everything is made in the same way as Samsung, which is both good and terrible. We appreciate the psychical alert slider on the right side — why the iPhone is still the only other smartphone brand with an easily accessible mute option baffles us. There’s also no Bixby button on the left side to confuse with a volume-down button; instead, OnePlus places an on-screen Google Assistant button on the bottom-left side of the lock screen.

What the OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone misses is a 3.5mm headphone port, which was removed from last year’s 6T and is unlikely to be reinstated now that the firm has better Bullet Wireless 2 earbuds to sell. It’s also 0 for 10 when it comes to wireless charging & a microSD card slot. And it’s not formally IP-certified water-resistant. However, the notion is that this is merely a cost-cutting measure, and it’ll withstand a standard dunk just fine. These exclusions are either significant to you or not — we believe the internal storage alternatives are enough for most people.

Pop-Up Selfie Camera

It’s unclear whether pop-up selfie cameras are the future of self-indulgent smartphone selfies. However, they’re a cool idea, they leave the phone screen in full view.

When the camera app is activated and in selfie mode, the camera comes out of the top of the OnePlus 7 Pro’s body with a slight mechanical whir. Otherwise, it will be concealed.

Are you concerned that inserting additional mechanical parts may make this phone susceptible to damage? We, too. What’s cool is that if you drop it – or pretend to drop it, as we did to activate the gyro sensor — the pop-up camera really retracts into its protective shell while in free fall.

It’s still a breakable part, but it’s a well-thought-out safety precaution to reduce danger.

However, in an effort to reassure users about the endurance of its pop-up camera, OnePlus has produced a 12-hour stress-test footage of the selfie snapper. If you have nothing else planned for today, you may watch it below.

Triple Cameras

OnePlus’ primary camera has constantly been its weakest link. The OnePlus 7 Pro’s triple-lens back camera produces far superior photographs than its predecessors, even if it isn’t always close to being the finest camera phone.

Main Sensor

Its 48MP camera with an f/1.6 aperture leads the pace, with more texture, less shadow, and somewhat warmer colors than the OnePlus phones from last year. The occasionally ghostly and generally muddy-looking photographs have given way to brighter, crisper images, especially in strong light.

Night Sight mode is back and better than ever for low-light images. It specifically adjusts to avoid blowing out white lights in mixed-lighting night pictures. But you’ll need a tripod to do this setting right; even a little shaking hand on a cold night makes a picture appear like it’s melting everywhere around you, and any movement generates light streaks and blurriness.

Telephoto Lens & Ultra Wide Lens Sensor

The 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens has a 3x zoom and optical image stabilization to capture distant objects. It’s actually a 13MP lens with a 2.2x optical zoom and some creative cropping to get to the 3x finish line. Though the Huawei P30 Pro 5x telephoto lens is superior, it still brings you closer without digital distortion. The OnePlus 7 Pro 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, on the other hand, has a 117-degree field of view that we found great for landscape photography, but has soft edges.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is a nice but not perfect smartphone camera. Its triple-lens design provides shot diversity, but its most notable feature is that it corrects the issues that plagued last year’s OnePlus cameras. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are the best affordable camera phones, but this one performs admirably in most situations.

Performance

The OnePlus 7 Pro’s motto, ‘Go beyond speed,’ implies that this phone is concerned with more than simply clock speed, yet raw performance is not overlooked. It’s one of the quickest Android phones ranking with the LG G8 and coming close to the Samsung Galaxy S10 series.

The powerful Snapdragon 855 CPU provides a considerable bump in clock speed, and up to 12GB of RAM provides a high maximum. There are no trouble running apps, downloading games, and viewing a movie all at once. Having said that, most users should be OK with the 8GB model of this phone. The OnePlus 7 Pro is out there for speed.

A 10-layer liquid cooling system behind the glass cover prevents the phone from overheating, and there’s also a new haptic vibration motor to deliver rapid input with unprecedented degrees of granularity. The RAM increase, cooling system, and improved vibrations all work together to make this a great gaming phone.

Another secret weapon in the OnePlus 7 Pro specifications is that it is the world’s first phone with UFS 3.0 storage. This means it has quicker read and writes speeds, and while OnePlus continues to exclude a microSD slot, transfer speeds from the massive internal storage choices are 20x faster than those from the common external card type used by other Android phones.

Software

OnePlus’ Oxygen OS is a software shell that runs on top of Android 9.0 Pie. It makes only minor adjustments to Google’s operating system ethos, with a simple flat look — and the additions are quite welcome.

A built-in screen recorder is new to the OnePlus 7 Pro software package. If you wish to produce a play-by-play video instruction, you may record everything that happens on your display. You may even capture either internal or exterior sounds.

Zen Mode is a new software feature similar to Google’s Digital Wellbeing that encourages you to put down your device more regularly. Entering this mode limits your phone usage for 20 minutes – no texts, no news, and no social media at all. You may still phone and text and snap photographs, but the purpose is to give yourself a 20-minute digital break.

The OnePlus 7 Pro comes near to pure Android, features entertaining software enhancements, and is simple to operate. Best of all, the business has been quick to upgrade to new Android versions — it’s even beta-testing the OnePlus 6T on Android 10 Q, whereas Samsung takes ages.

Battery

The OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone contains a large 4,000mAh battery, which has shown to be sufficient for a full day of average use. It was comparable to the encounter with the OnePlus 6T, which has a little smaller 3,700mAh battery but a less spectacular 60Hz screen.  That’s where the real OnePlus 7 Pro news is, in terms of battery life: it’s the fastest charging phone, reaching over 90% after an hour’s charge.

The supplied larger Warp Charge 30 adapter and cable brought from 0 to 34% in just 15 minutes, then to 60% in 30 minutes, and to 100% in 1 hour and 23 minutes. Regular USB-C adapters gave significantly slower rates.

The WarpCharge 30 is substantially quicker than Samsung’s outdated Adaptive Fast Charge technology; nevertheless, with no wireless charging and slower rates with USB-C adapters, you’ll want to remember to carry this charger while traveling.

Conclusion

Behind its gorgeous all-screen front, uncluttered by a notch cutout or punch-hole camera, the OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone hides a few surprises. It conceals a revolutionary pop-up selfie camera and has a 90Hz screen refresh rate, which makes gaming and movie viewing appear exceptionally fluid. Even though it does not have the finest camera phone, it does offer features that Apple and Samsung do not have as well as performance to match. But there’s one more surprise: this new OnePlus phone now costs nearly as much as the iPhone XR and Galaxy S10e.

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