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OnePlus 7 Pro vs OnePlus 7: How are they different?

15 May 2019 5

Finally, the wait is over as the flagships killer manufacturer OnePlus wraps off the cover from the much awaited new phones OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. Yes, what you read is right the company launched two premium phones this year. For the first time, OnePlus brought a Pro variant and it is certainly the center of attraction. The OnePlus 7 Pro is packed with tons of special features which differentiates it from OnePlus phones announced so far.

For instance, it comes with a Quad HD+ display with a better refresh rate than most of the phones in the market. As expected to be the Pro variant the OnePlus 7 Pro is the most expensive flagship killer ever launched by the company. Those who are not willing to spend the hefty amount OnePlus is offering a standard flagship as well as OnePlus 7 with toned down hardware and design. The OnePlus 7 is the direct successor of OnePlus 6T that's why it isn't completely changed but come with upgraded hardware and many other new features.

Surprisingly the OnePlus 7 isn't as expensive as its predecessor instead the company is offering it at a lower price tag. On the other hand, the OnePlus 7 Pro is significantly expensive than the OnePlus 6T. So if you already own the OnePlus 6T and looking to upgrade, for sure you will consider both the latest OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. Like always we will put the latest phones in a head-to-head confrontation to know in detail which smartphone is better in what aspects.

Before starting with the design, it is important to mention both the latest OnePlus phones won't be available in all regions. For instance, the OnePlus 7 Pro will be exclusively available in the US whereas the OnePlus 7 will be released for the UK buyers.

75.9 x 162.6 x 8.8 mm
6.67 inches - 3120x1440 px
74.8 x 157.7 x 8.2 mm
6.41 inches - 2340x1080 px
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Design

OnePlus was amongst the first OEMs to adopt the glass and metal sandwich design. Like the predecessor both OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro has aluminum chassis with glass covering the rear side, however, the finish is different. Both the devices glass rear and the front is gently curved from the edges.

On the front-facing side, the OnePlus 7 retained the dewdrop notch design we had seen on the 6T with a thin bezel at the bottom. The OnePlus 7 Pro comes with full view display with ultra-thin bezels. It features the trendy pop-up selfie snapper.

The OnePlus 7 has dual snappers on the rear aligned vertically in the center. Unlike its predecessor, the camera sensors and LED flashlight are on the same module. The OnePlus 7 Pro features triple sensors aligned vertically in the center with a separate LED flashlight module below it. Both the phones have an under-glass fingerprint scanner. Both the phones lack IP-ratings which means you can't take the risk to dunk in the pool water. Unfortunately, the traditional 3.5mm headphone is missing on both the phones.

The OnePlus 7 Pro dimensions are 162.6 × 75.9 × 8.8mm and weigh 206. The OnePlus 7 is overall smaller and less thick at 157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm and weighs 182g. In terms of color options, the OnePlus 7 Pro will be available in Mirror Gray, Almond, and Nebula Blue colors whereas the OnePlus 7 can be grabbed in Red and Mirror gray.

Display

One of the key selling aspects of the OnePlus 7 Pro is indeed its superb Fluid AMOLED display of 6.67-inches. The display screen resolution is Quad HD+ with 1440 x 3120 pixels. The display pixels density is 516 pixels-per-inch. It is the first OnePlus phone with Quad HD+ display and above all, it features 90Hz refresh rate which makes it superior to most of the displays in the market.

The DisplayMate rated the OnePlus 7 Pro with A+ ratings. OnePlus marketed the OnePlus 7 Pro display is super smooth and no doubt it will quite smooth in handling games and during web surfing. On the other hand, the OnePlus 7 retains the 6.41-inches AMOLED display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2310 pixels. The display pixels density is 402 pixels-per-inch. The display refresh rate also remains traditional 60Hz. The OnePlus 7 owners will have to bear the dewdrop notch hurdle at the top of the display.

Hardware

Being the flagship phones both are packed with the Qualcomm's latest best Octa-core Snapdragon 855 chipset. Both the phones are available in two configurations, the base model has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage whereas the top-tier variant has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The best thing is OnePlus adopted UFS 3.0 storage for ultra-fast performance.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is available in 12GB RAM variant as well with 256GB storage. Both the phones lack support for memory expansion via MicroSD. So you will have to choose the memory variant wisely as it can't be expanded later on. Overall in terms of RAW power both the devices are powerhouses. No matter which smartphone you choose you won't disappoint with the performance.

Specs OnePlus 7 OnePlus 7 Pro
Display 6.41-inches 6.67-inches
Screen resolution 1080 x 2310 pixels 1440 x 3120 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 855 Snapdragon 855
RAM 6GB, 8GB 6GB,8GB,12GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB Non-Expandable 128GB, 256GB Non-Expandable
Rear camera 48MP+5MP 48MP+16MP+8MP
Front camera 16MP 16MP
USB Type-C Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack No No
OS Android Pie Android Pie
Battery 3,700mAh 4,000mAh
Battery

The gigantic OnePlus 7 Pro lights are kept on by a 4,000mAh battery cell. Considering the display size and screen resolution the device last one day on a single charge. The OnePlus 7 comes with a slightly smaller battery cell of 3,700mAh. However, due to the smaller display and lower screen resolution, it will perform better as opposed to the Pro model. Despite having glass rear both the phones lack support for wireless charging. Both the phones shipped with 30W Warp charging straight out of the box.

Camera

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company's first phone with triple rear cameras. With the new triple cameras, the company brought a new versatile cameras setup to cater to all sorts of environments. The primary snapper on the rear is Sony IMX586 48MP module with f/1.6 aperture. Its a normal sensor with a wide-angle aperture to capture superb shots even in low-light conditions. The secondary sensor on the rear is an ultra wide-angle 16MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. This sensor field of view is 117 degrees. Last but not the least you will get the 8MP telephoto module with f/2.4 aperture and optical zoom up to 3x without affecting the image quality. Up front, the pop-up selfie snapper is a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The company claims this module is tested more than 300,000 times for its durability.

The trio camera combo is quite impressive to capture great shots in all sort of conditions. The OnePlus 7 rely on the dual cameras setup. The primary rear sensor is 48MP with f/1.6 aperture. The secondary snapper on the rear is 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front-facing selfie snapper is a 16MP module with f/2.0 aperture.

The primary rear snapper on both the devices come with optical and electronic image stabilization. Both the phones can record 4K videos at 60 frames per second. By default, the camera captures Full HD shots at 240 frames per second. You can capture super slow-motion HD videos at 480 frames per second. If you are looking for a better camera-centric phone the OnePlus 7 Pro is certainly a better option.

Software

As OS both the phones are pre-installed with Oxygen OS based on the Android Pie straight out of the box. The Oxygen OS is thin skin over the vanilla version of Android OS, however, it brings a number of customization options and gestures. Both the phones will be getting new software updates swiftly. OnePlus is amongst the fast OEMs to roll out the new updates. As both have the same version of Oxygen OS that's why UI experience is the same.

Price and Release

The OnePlus Pro base model with 128GB storage and mirror gray color can be grabbed at a price tag of $670. The top of the line model with nebula blue color and 12GB RAM is available at $750. For the US and customers, the device will be available from T-Mobile and OnePlus official store from May 17th.

As mentioned above OnePlus 7 won't sell in the US market instead it will be available in India, Europe, and the UK market. For the UK market, the OnePlus 7 starts at 500 Pounds whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro is even more expensive at 650 pounds. In India, you can purchase the OnePlus 7 base model at INR 32,999 and the 256GB model at INR 37,999.

Conclusion:

Without any surprise, the OnePlus 7 Pro takes the lead here with its impressive Super smooth display, better screen resolution, strikingly beautiful full front-facing display, better versatile cameras setup, durable pop-up selfie snapper. On the other hand, the OnePlus 7 is offering a great value for the money with its impressive hardware, AMOLED display, one-day battery life and the latest version of Android OS at a reasonable price tag.

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