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OnePlus 7 Pro vs OnePlus 6T: What's changed in six months?

16 May 2019 5

After tons of leaks and rumors, the Chinese flagships killer manufacturer took the stage in three different countries to unveil the latest flagships including OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. Both the phones are premium offerings but for the first time OnePlus launched a Pro variant with a number of special features. Being a Pro model the OnePlus 7 Pro brought a number of new features which will certainly help it to stand out in the crowd.

Being the Pro model the OnePlus 7 Pro is the most expensive flagship ever announced by OnePlus. The company increased by more than $100 for the base model. The OnePlus 7 Pro has a number of extra goodies, it is the company's first phone with triple rear cameras, quad HD+ display, gigantic battery cell and much more. Like always we put the latest phones in a head-to-head confrontation to know the real differences and similarities.

We already compared the OnePlus 7 Pro against the standard OnePlus 7. Today we will put the latest OnePlus 7 Pro against the predecessor OnePlus 6T. The 6T wasn't a Pro model but still, it was one of the best smartphones announced last year. We are hopeful this comparison will help 6T owners whether they should upgrade to the OnePlus 7 Pro or not. Without any further delay, let's find out are the OnePlus 7 Pro goodies enough to upgrade or not?

75.9 x 162.6 x 8.8 mm
6.67 inches - 3120x1440 px
74.9 x 157.5 x 8.2 mm
6.41 inches - 2340x1080 px
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Design

Like most of the latest flagships both the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 6T has glass and metal sandwich design, however, the finish is different. The OnePlus 7 comes with full view display with minimal bezel at the bottom, the company opted pop-up selfie snapper. On the rear side, you will get triple cameras aligned vertically in the center with a dual LED flashlight right below it. It comes with an optical under-glass fingerprint scanner. Like its predecessor, it lacks the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack instead rely on the USB-C port for connectivity and charging.

The OnePlus 6T features a V-shaped teardrop notch at the top of the display with significant bezel at the bottom. The rear side is adorned with dual snappers placed vertically. The LED flashlight is below the cameras setup. The glass rear is gently curved on both the phones. The 6T also has an under-glass optical fingerprint scanner but it isn't as efficient as the latest Pro model.

Surprisingly when all the OEMs are bringing IP-rated flagships, both the OnePlus phones lacks water-resistance capabilities. The OnePlus 7 Pro dimensions are 162.6 × 75.9 × 8.8 mm and weigh 206 whereas the OnePlus 6T is small, less wide and slimmer at 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm. It weighs 185g. The OnePlus 7 Pro can be grabbed in Almond, Nebula Blue and Mirror Gray colors whereas the 6T is available in Thunder Purple, midnight black and Mirror black.

Display

OnePlus was amongst the first OEMs to adopt the AMOLED display. With each new iteration, OnePlus improve the display but stick with Full HD screen resolution. This year OnePlus took a huge jump by not opting Quad HD+ screen resolution but also improved the refresh rate as well.

The OnePlus 7 Pro features a 6.67-inches fluid AMOLED display with Quad HD+ screen resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. The display aspect ratio is 19.5:9 and the pixels density is 516 pixels per inch. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6T comes with a 6.41-inches display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The display pixels density is 402 pixels-per-inch.

Another important aspect is 6T display refresh rate is 60Hz whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro refresh rate is 90Hz that's why it achieved an A+ rating from DisplayMate. Apart from being super smooth, the OnePlus 7 Pro display lacks hurdle of notches or punch-hole. The display on the OnePlus 7 Pro is certainly one of the best in the market.

Hardware

Under the hood, the Qualcomm's latest best Snapdragon 855 chipset is powering the OnePlus 7 Pro. Being six months old the OnePlus 6T is running on the last year's best Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Snapdragon 855 chipset is built on the 7nm process whereas the Snapdragon 845 SoC is produced using 2nd gen 10nm process. Overall in terms of raw power, the OnePlus 7 Pro isn't far behind.

The 7 Pro is available in three configurations. The base model has 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. The standard model has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and the top of the line model comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. All the models lack support for memory expansion via MicroSD.

The OnePlus 6T is also available in three configurations. The base model has 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. The standard model has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Last but not the least you will get a top-tier model with 10GB RAM and 256GB storage. No matter which smartphone you opt you won't disappoint with the performance of any one of either.

Specs OnePlus 7 Pro OnePlus 6T
Display 6.67-inches 6.41-inches
Screen resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 855 Snapdragon 845
RAM 6GB,8GB, 12GB 6GB,8GB,10GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB Non-Expandable 128GB, 256GB Non-Expandable
Rear cameras 48MP+16MP+8MP 16M+20MP
Front camera 16MP 16MP
USB Type-C Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack No No
OS Android Pie Android Pie
Battery 4,000mAh 3,700mAh
Battery

With each new iteration, OnePlus is slightly improving the battery cell capacity. The 6T lights are kept on by a 3,700mAh battery cell. It comes with a 20W Warp charger. On the other hand, the latest OnePlus 7 comes with a 4,000mAh battery. The Pro model comes with 30W Warp charger. Although the battery size is increased the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a larger display and higher screen resolution So you may not get any prominent difference in the battery life. Unfortunately despite having glass rear both the phones lack support for wireless charging.

Camera

The camera is certainly the grey section of OnePlus phones launched so far but it seems like the company paid special attention to the OnePlus 7 Pro cameras capability by opting triple rear snappers. The primary sensor is a 48MP module with f/1.6 aperture. Other goodies include optical and electronic image stabilization. The secondary snapper is a 16MP ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Last but not least the third sensor is an 8MP telephoto module with f/2.4 aperture. Up front, the pop-up selfie snapper is 16MP with f/2.0 aperture.

Although the OnePlus 7 Pro camera may not be as good as the latest premium flagships but surely way more versatile and better than the predecessors. The 6T comes with dual rear snappers, both the sensors including 20MP and 16MP are primary sensors with f/1/7 aperture. Both the sensors have optical image stabilization. The selfie snapper is 16MP with f/2.0 aperture.

Both the phones have dedicated night mode to capture shots in low-light conditions but the OnePlus 7 Pro will have an upper hand due to the larger aperture.

Software

OnePlus is known for rolling new software updates at a rapid speed that's why even the six months old OnePlus 6T is also on the Android Pie like the latest OnePlus 7 Pro. Although the OnePlus phones are pre-installed with Oxygen OS the overall UI is quite close to the stock version of Android OS. The custom UI has a number of customization features and gestures support. Considering the OnePlus 7 Pro is the latest phone it will be receiving new updates for a longer period as opposed to the OnePlus 6T.

Special goodies

Both 6T and 7 Pro comes with an under-glass fingerprint scanner but the scanner on the 7 Pro is much improved with better accuracy. Thanks to 90Hz refresh rate the OnePlus 7 Pro display is quite slick and super smooth. The Pop-up selfie snapper on the OnePlus 7 Pro provides notch free display with full view display and the company claims it is tested over 300,000 times. The 90Hz refresh rate makes the OnePlus 7 Pro display a treat to watch movies and playing games.

Price

The OnePlus 7 Pro base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will be available in mirror gray color at a price tag of $670. The top of the line model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available in nebula blue color at a price tag of $750.

The OnePlus 7 Pro will be available via T-Mobile in the US from May 17th and official OnePlus store. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6T is readily available from T-Mobile and other retailers in the US at $550.


Conclusion:

Being the latest phone the OnePlus 7 Pro brings upgrade over the predecessor 6T in almost all departments. The OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a larger improved display with Quad HD+ screen resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. The design is also refined to give it more premium looks. Thanks to the latest best hardware it is ultra fast in handling HIFI games and heavy multi-tasking. If you don't have the budget issue the 7 Pro is a pretty good upgrade but if you have budget constraints you can consider OnePlus 7 or retain the older OnePlus 6T.

In the end, we would like to hear our readers thoughts regarding OnePlus 7 Pro vs OnePlus 6T in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more comparisons.

(last update 15 September 2019 @ 21:38)

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OnePlus 7 Pro vs OnePlus 6T: What's changed in six months?
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PaulAnderson
PaulAnderson

If you are comparing the OnePlus 7 Pro and the 6T, I was expecting to see the price tag of the 6T as well. Just for the sake of comparison, even if it's an older device.

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PaulAnderson AshleyBravo

Absolutely not denying that, and even I'm one of those who was curious to know the price bracket. But just one line mentioning the 6T's price will allow more correct comparison like what's changed along with the price.

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