Let’s take a look at the incremental update on the OnePlus 7 series.
OnePlus has now proven itself to deliver a great premium device without breaking the bank. While the price of the OnePlus 7T Pro technically puts it at par with some mid-range devices, it still has enough features to make it one of our favorite Android devices.
As part of the mid-cycle ‘T’ series, the OnePlus 7T Pro retains much of the design of the original OnePlus 7 Pro released earlier last year with some upgrades done on the internal hardware.
You’re still getting a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with the same 90Hz refresh rate and an in-screen fingerprint sensor, admittedly one of the best displays we’ve seen on a smartphone. Our review unit also came with 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage. The CPU has been bumped to the new Snapdragon 855+ chip and while it boasts a little upgrade in performance from the 855, it’s great that OnePlus has decided to include the latest chipset on its latest flagship.
The same hardware buttons are still present, including the alert slider which has been a staple feature for any OnePlus smartphone. There’s a speaker grille located at the bottom and at the top (where it’s cleverly hidden), along with a USB-C port for charging and data transfers.
The exterior comes in a ‘haze blue’ color and a matte finish. I prefer this look compared to the OnePlus 7 Pro (which had a glossy finish), where I don’t always have to worry about smudges and fingerprints on its body. The OnePlus 7T Pro still doesn’t have IPX certification despite the body looking like it can withstand a few splashes. OnePlus already said that getting the device certified would yield a higher price, which is why they chose to omit it – and personally I don’t think it matters since I usually put my device away when I’m near a pool or by the beach or any situations where it might get wet.
The OnePlus 7T Pro runs on the latest version of OxygenOS that is based on Android 10. I’m a fan of stock Android and OxygenOS is one of the custom-made skins that doesn’t completely change the look of the device but offers enough customization features to make it more personal.
Performance is top-notch thanks to the beefy hardware inside it. Games run smoothly (made even better with a special game mode built inside the OS) and apps run without hiccups.
The same triple-camera setup on the OnePlus 7 Pro also makes its way to the OnePlus 7T Pro. You have a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel ultrawide camera. Images shot with the smartphone are decent enough. Low light images were surprisingly good thanks to the camera’s Nightscape mode. It won’t match the night shots taken from the iPhone 11 or the Pixel 4, but it’s certainly the best camera from OnePlus we’ve seen in a while.
The front-facing pop-up camera comes in at 16-megapixels and while I’m personally not a fan of the motorized mechanics, I did enjoy not having a notch on the screen and enjoy the display in its fullest form possible.
In real-world scenarios, the OnePlus 7 Pro gave me enough juice to deliver more than a day’s worth of battery. Of course, Warp Charge is still supported, and just in case you run out of battery it’ll be easy to top it up in just a few minutes. Wireless charging still isn’t supported, though there’s a good chance that only a few will miss it.
The OnePlus 7T Pro is officially available on Amazon.ae for 2,499 AED. Other similar smartphones are cheaper, but there’s no denying that the OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the best Android smartphones available.
+ Incredible screen
+ Powerful hardware
+ OxygenOS is bloatware-free and snappy
– Minor improvements from the OnePlus 7 Pro
– Still no wireless charging or waterproof support
Final Rating: 4.5/5