The OnePlus 7 Pro is an excellent phone; in his review, Ryne went so far as to call it "the best smartphone you can buy." It's so good, we've actually had trouble narrowing this list down to just five of its best features. But even though it's OnePlus's most feature-rich device to date, the company had to make some concessions to hit a "flagship killer" price point. After a considerable deliberation, here are the five best and worst things about the OnePlus 7 Pro, for your consideration
If anything signals OnePlus is serious about 7 Pro's status as a flagship device, it's this display. It's a huge, 1440p, 90 hertz AMOLED panel, with tiny bezels on all sides and No interruption for the front-facing camera thanks to its pop-up design.
Considering everything the 7 Pro has to offer – the crazy version of the Galaxy, display, the overkill specs, the rock-solid build quality – nobody would bat the eye if the thing started at, say, $ 900. But OnePlus's whole shtick is punching over its weight with respect to the price, and the company stuck to its guns here: you can get onePlus 7 Pro for just $ 669. Samsung's Galaxy S10 + has several features the 7 Pro does not – but they are worth an extra $ 300?
OnePlus continues to deliver on the software front with Oxygen OS, its evenhanded take on Android. Customizations here are minimal and unobtrusive, including perks like the ability to tweak UI accent colors to your liking, scrolling screenshots, and a built-in screen recorder. There is also an interesting feature called Zen Mode which temporarily disables all but the most basic functions of the phone: you can place and receive calls and take pictures, but that's it. It's a little gimmicky, but if you are the type who has trouble disengaging from your device and you have found more standard screen time-limiting measures ineffective, it would be legitimately helpful in changing your behavior. 19659009] Warp Charge
Formerly Dash Charge (until Amazon made a fuss over the use of the word dash ), Warp Charge is OnePlus's proprietary wired charging protocol. It's nuts. By moving the heat-producing electronics from the phone to the charging brick, OnePlus was able to engineer a system that can charge the 7 Pro at up to 30 watts. If you have a half hour charge, you can probably pack in enough juice to get you through a full day: 30 minutes on Warp Charge will see the 4,000 mAh battery pack of 7 Pro past the halfway point
The OnePlus 6T's under-display optical fingerprint sensor was small, sluggish, and just not very good. The 7 is the perfect solution for the most sensitive display area, which reads your tiny thumb ridges with pleasing accuracy and acuity. It also handily outperforms the ultrasonic sensor found under the Samsung Galaxy S10's display (although that's not a particularly high bar)
You have seen the photos and read the descriptions, and it's entirely true: the OnePlus 7 Pro is absolutely titanic. It is, in all likelihood, bigger than the biggest phone you've ever used, with a 6.67-inch screen and a weight of almost half a pound. Considering the absence of any UI-like optimizations to help reachability, you are in for some serious finger acrobatics to reach all the elements of the user interface here
Size preference is subjective, of course; you may well prefer a tablet that also happens to make calls. But with no meaningful smaller option available from OnePlus (my kingdom for a one-inch OnePlus 7 Mini!), The 7 Pro's size is rightfully a deterrent for many prospective buyers
Non-functional glass back
Glass-on-glass construction is one of the most polarizing smartphone design trends in jour. A nice glass back can give the device a decisly premium vibe, and it's one of the things that makes OnePlus 7 Pro feel so good in the hand. However, despite the fact that it is a very fragile material, the 7 Pro is OnePlus's third consecutive phone to use it entirely for aesthetics. With no practical reason to use glass here, it would be nice to see a thoughtful aluminum or even polycarbonate design
No wireless charging
This goes hand-in-hand with the 7 Pro's do-nothing glass back : why can not I plop this thing on a Qi pad to top it up? Warp Charge is almost unbelievably good, and if I had to choose between the two, I would probably keep crazy-fast wired charging. The absence of wireless charging here is not due to any technical limitation, however – it's just one of the OnePlus corner cuts to keep costs down. Not everybody is sold on wireless charging and lots of people probably do not mind having it, but every other top-tier phone offers it, and it's something I've come to expect from a flagship device
No headphone jack
People like headphone jacks. Phones should have them. The 3.5-millimeter auxiliary jack is increasingly positioned as a budget feature (the reason being that if you buy a fancy phone, you probably either have or can afford Bluetooth headphones, I guess?), And the 6T did not have either , so its absence in the 7 Pro is unsurprising. Still, it's a disappointment. Adding one more salt to the wound, OnePlus does not include a USB-C-to-3.5 millimeter dongle in the box. That's just cheap
This is not a phone you should buy for the cameras. As you would expect, the cameras in the OnePlus 7 Pro are the best in any OnePlus phone to date – the primary sensor is a whopping 48 megapixels, and there are wide and telephoto lenses here too. Even so, OnePlus can not compete with the camera prowess of bigger players like Samsung, Huawei, Apple, or Google
Shots from the 7 Pro are often overexposed and washed even with HDR mode enabled; aggressive ISO can make photos grainy; and OnePlus's low-light shots are sometimes blurry due to excessively long exposure. These are not bad cameras by any means – but the mobile photography is sufficiently advanced that good is table stakes, and the $ 399 Pixel 3a's camera trounces the $ 669 7 Pro's in almost every scenario