The ‘Value for Money’ side which OnePlus was once known for definitely doesn’t stand true now, especially after the launch of OnePlus 7 Pro. Despite this, OnePlus 7 brings quintessential features to users for a price that still most of the brands are unable to provide in today’s market.
The OnePlus 7 borrows features from both the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 7 Pro. The device has the same flat 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and a tear-drop notch. But it substitutes the old in-display optical fingerprint scanner with a new and faster one seen on the Pro model.
Also, this one has the same Snapdragon 855 chipset with UFS 3.0 storage. The RAM is 6GB and 8GB, while the onboard storage is 128GB and 256GB respectively.
The back, though, has some changes. There’s a dual-camera at the rear with the same 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor paired alongside optical image stabilization and a slightly high f/1.7 aperture. The second, however, is just a depth sensor which is slightly disappointing. However, it still retains the UltraShot feature that enables HDR+ and Super Resolution mode.
The front has a 16MP selfie snapper with EIS that can record 1080p videos. Instead of a pop-up mechanism like the Pro model, this one’s cramped inside the small notch at the top.
Likewise, the OnePlus 7 still has the Dolby certified stereo speakers, while the IP rating is also missing.
The phone has got a 3,700mAh battery similar to the OnePlus 6T and supports 20Watt fast charging. Again, this one has no wireless charging whatsoever, just like the Pro model.
For pricing, the OnePlus 7 starts at £500 for the 6/128GB model, whereas the 8/256GB variant will cost £550.