Test: OnePlus 7T Pro – The first month

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After 35 days of using OnePlus' top model it is clear: OnePlus 7T Pro is among the absolute best mobile purchases right now. Here is our test of the OnePlus 7T Pro.

OnePlus 7T Pro test.

OnePlus 7T Pro test.

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It has been over a month since OnePlus' two latest mobile phones were presented at an event in London. I have long since announced the cheaper OnePlus 7T, which ended up with a nice top mark, and only now is the time for the big brother and the top model 7T Pro. Some would call it late, but there is a good reason for that. Usually we spend a week's time with the cell phones before we feel ready to write down our opinions. This time I wanted to spend some extra time.

The OnePlus 7T Pro is not very different from its predecessor, the 7T, and very few will notice any difference. So instead of repeating our test of 7T, I was hoping to get more shades after a month's use. At the same time, it meant that the delicious OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition was allowed to participate and be assessed in the review.

We'll take a look at the OnePlus 7T Pro again later, but so far it's sure to be a really good buy and definitely worth the money.

OnePlus 7T Pro: Pros and Cons

Advantage:

  • The big, delicious 90Hz display
  • The fastest and most fluid Android experience
  • Good all-round camera
  • Good stereo speakers
  • Extremely fast charging
  • OxygenOS is incredibly well executed
  • Notch-free screen

Disadvantages:

  • No wireless charging
  • No official IP certification
  • Starting price higher than its predecessor
  • A little too new

Identical design – almost

It is fortunate that the OnePlus 7 Pro has a beautiful design, for the OnePlus 7T Pro is completely identical. Or not yet, because where the 7 Pro came in the colors Mirror Gray, Nebula Blue and the special edition Almond, the 7T Pro is only in Haze Blue (and of course the more expensive McLaren Edition special edition). I liked the color of the predecessor better, but it is a matter of taste, and Haze Blue is still a bold color.

Another small design difference is the location of the camera's laser autofocus. On the 7 Pro it is stored inside the camera island, but on the 7T Pro is located to the left of this one. Why can't I answer. The funny thing is that you throw a cover on, so the shape now resembles a number. A coincidence?

The cut-out in covers for the OnePlus 7T Pro forms a number of 1. Random?

The cut-out in covers for the OnePlus 7T Pro forms a number of 1. Random?

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With its 206 grams and 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 millimeters, the OnePlus 7T Pro is a bit of a crab, but feels incredibly well done and solid. The 6.7 inch curved screen is protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 6 and the back with version 5. In addition to being large, it is also incredibly smooth, which is why I can clearly recommend one of the OnePlus' covers. My personal favorite is the Sandstone cover that provides the best grip.

The screen is still without notch and completely free of interruptions, made possible by a pop-up front camera. According to OnePlus, it keeps being activated over 300,000 times. I have not experienced any technical problems with either OnePlus 7 Pro or OnePlus 7T Pro. Initially, not all apps could quite figure it out with the pop-up camera, but I no longer experience such challenges.

The OnePlus 7T Pro, and all other manufacturers from the manufacturer, does not carry an official IP certification against water and dust, however, the manufacturer claims that its interior is both dust and water resistant. At the introduction of the 7 Pro, OnePlus saw, in a video, throw the phone into a bucket of water, so there must be something about it.

The design and build quality feels top notch on the OnePlus 7T Pro, and I can't really say anything bad about its exterior. It is fully on par with more expensive competitors. Even after more than a month of use, no scratches or other suspicions are found that give cause for concern.

OnePlus 7T Pro vs. OnePlus 7 Pro: Specs

Weights and Measures 162.6 x 76 x 8.8 mm
210 grams
162.6 x 76 x 8.8 mm
210 grams
Screen 6.67 ”Fluid AMOLED
90Hz
1440 x 3120
19.5: 9 format
HDR10 +
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
6.67 ”Fluid AMOLED
90Hz
1440 x 3120
19.5: 9 format
HDR10 +
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
processor Snapdragon 855+ Snapdragon 855
Battery 4085 mAh
Warp Charge 30T
4000 mAh
Warp Charge 30
RAM 8-12GB 6-12GB
Storage space 256GB 128-256GB
Camera 48MP f / 1.6 with OIS
16MP Ultra wide angle 117 degrees f / 2.2 m macro
8MP f / 2.4 3x zoom OIS
Pop-up front 16MP, f / 2.0
48MP f / 1.6 with OIS
16MP Ultra wide angle 117 degrees f / 2.2
8MP f / 2.4 3x zoom OIS
Pop-up front 16MP, f / 2.0
software Android 10
OxygenOS 10
Android 10
OxygenOS 10
Other things stereo Speakers
Bluetooth 5.0
Dolby Atmos
Haptic Vibration motor
Fnatic Mode
stereo Speakers
Bluetooth 5.0
Dolby Atmos
Haptic Vibration motor
Fnatic Mode

OnePlus 7T Pro and the special edition McLaren Edition.

OnePlus 7T Pro and the special edition McLaren Edition.

Photo: Mobilsiden.dk

A speed monster

OnePlus is known for equipping their mobiles with the latest and fastest hardware on the market, and the 7T Pro is no exception. Qualcomm's overclocked Snapdragon 855 Plus performs 15 percent better on the graphics chip and four percent on the processor compared to the already fast standard 855. In addition, there is 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, still UFS 3.0, to do well, but no expansion with memory card.

One of the things I enjoy most about the OnePlus 7T Pro is the good 90Hz display. It's the same 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display as the OnePlus 7 Pro, with a resolution of 1440×3120 in the 19.5: 9 format. I've said it before and like to say it again: A higher refresh rate isn't just a gimmick. The step from the normal 60Hz to 90Hz is very noticeable. Animations, scrolling and all other uses feel far more fluid. There are only a handful of mobiles on the market with more than 60Hz displays, but I predict it will be one of the big issues in next year's top models.

OxygenOS is the best version of Android

OnePlus' software is called OxygenOS and is based on Android. In OnePlus 7T Pro, we are up to the latest in Android 10 and the OxygenOS version is called at the moment of writing 10.0.3. Recent update improved front camera, system translations and network performance. Software updates are just one of the things OnePlus is extremely good at and is usually faster than its competitors with both feature and security updates.

At the same time, OxygenOS is incredibly well-polished and takes full advantage of the great engine power that the 7T Pro stores. Delicious animations, clear design, lots of useful features and customizations – it's a pleasure to use OnePlus' Android software, which, to me, is the best bet on the market for an Android-based operating system.

The fingerprint reader is exactly the same as the predecessor. It is still lightning fast and seems impeccable. The software has been optimized, which means that the transition from the lock screen now feels faster and more natural.

OnePlus 7T Pro has a larger battery … or

It's not a lie when OnePlus claims that the OnePlus 7T Pro has a larger battery than its predecessor, but the 85 mAh upgrade is barely big enough for you to notice. However, it is not that important, for the battery time I can not complain.

With a 4085 mAh battery and OnePlus' extremely fast 30W Warp Charge 30T, there's not much time 7T Pro users plug into a wall outlet. I can charge it for half an hour and be fully charged and run it to the bottom, it will last about a day and a half with 5-6 hours of screen time. One of the benefits of OnePlus's charging technology is that the phone charges at the same fast speed, even if you use it.

Unfortunately, there is still no wireless charging, which would be nice. However, the wired charge happens so well that I can do without it.

The screen of the OnePlus 7T Pro has no notch. The front camera is stored behind a pop-up mechanism at the top of the phone.

The screen of the OnePlus 7T Pro has no notch. The front camera is stored behind a pop-up mechanism at the top of the phone.

Photo: Mobilsiden.dk

Same good sound

With 7 Pro, OnePlus finally got some good stereo speakers in and they happily go back in 7T Pro. I am a big fan of stereo speakers in mobile phones, which makes movies, video, speaker calls and many other things a far better experience. It's not the market's best stereo speakers, but they land in a fine third spot, beaten by the more expensive iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy Note10 and S10.

Along with the good stereo sound, the OnePlus 7T Pro also handles the good old fashioned phone calls well. There is plenty of volume and the sound is clear and clear. I'm always pleasantly surprised when I make calls on OnePlus' latest phones.

OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition

During the test period I used both the normal OnePlus 7T Pro and the special edition McLaren Edition. This edition is 800 DKK more expensive, but also offers some delights where the most important is designed.

The McLaren edition comes with a cover lined with alcantara. A material McLaren uses for their car steering wheel, which is characterized by being very durable and at the same time having good grip.

The McLaren phone itself offers another design that is tribute to McLaren Racing. Papaya-orange details can be seen on the back of the phone as well as on OnePlus' underrated Alert Slider. The Oxygen software also features a McLaren theme with orange hues and a live wallpaper.
In addition, this version saves on wild 12GB RAM, where the normal version must "settle" with 8GB. Probably the few who benefit from the extra RAM, but they are there. In various benchmarks both issues have comparable results.

Should You Buy OnePlus 7T Pro in McLaren Edition? If you just want a 7T Pro, stick to the normal version. Now I have used them both and can make absolutely no difference. Are you crazy about Formula 1 and McLaren or just designed on this edition, then it's definitely worth it. I admit that I am quite willing with this edition, which will be my regular mobile for some time.

It should be said that while the McLaren cover is nice, OnePlus' normal Sandstone cover gives a better grip.

OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition wrap.

OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition wrap.

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Well known and good camera

The camera in the OnePlus 7T Pro we already know from its predecessor, however, it is a simple, and very useful, news store. Let's start with a look at the inside of the camera.

  • 48 megapixels f / 1.6 with optical stabilization
  • 16 megapixel f / 2.2 ultra wide angle
  • 8 megapixel telephoto with 3x zoom and optical stabilization

Its primary sensor comes from Sony and is the model IMX586 with optical stabilization and added laser autofocus. The 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens now supports macro photography where you can get as close as 2.5 centimeters. It's a fun and useful addition.

The images taken with the 48 megapixel sensor, stored in 12 megapixels, offer good detail, contrast, a finely balanced sharpness and excellent dynamic range – and this applies to images from all three lenses. Compared to more expensive competitors, this is where OnePlus still can't quite join, but at the same time not fair to compare with a Samsung Galaxy Note10 +, which costs almost 2,000 more. However, the difference is getting smaller and OnePlus is making incredible progress.

I especially love OnePlus' night and macro function. Night photos handle the OnePlus 7T Pro differently from competitors trying to make night time. OnePlus instead tries to maintain the night mood and instead produces a clear image with minimal noise. However, keep the night shots for the 7T Pro's primary camera, because the ultra-wide-angle lens does not do this impressive.

Macro function is a great addition that allows you to get really close. Some great pictures may come out of this.

Photos taken with OnePlus 7T Pro

Since the camera is identical, you can see our test of OnePlus 7 Pro for more pictures.

Testing OnePlus 7 Pro – Still very mobile for the money

Taken with OnePlus 7T Pro at Søndersø in Værløse.

Taken with OnePlus 7T Pro at Søndersø in Værløse.

Photo: Mobilsiden.dk

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Conclusion: OnePlus 7T Pro is almost perfect

There's not much new in the OnePlus 7T Pro if you come from its predecessor. Slightly better performance, slightly faster charging and a micro-upgrade of the battery capacity as well as a new Haze blue color. But it does not matter that it is one of the best mobiles on the market right now.

If you look at the configuration with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, it costs the same as 7 Pro. However, getting a finger in a 7 Pro was cheaper, with its 6GB / 128GB version costing £ 5,399, which is £ 300 cheaper than the smallest 7T Pro.

The lightning fast performance, the excellent software, the good camera and the extremely delicious 90Hz display make the OnePlus 7T Pro an obvious choice. Even after prolonged use, the OnePlus 7T Pro does not get boring or feel slower.

Personally, I'd rather choose a OnePlus 7T which is close to identical and is cheaper. Will you have a larger curved screen without a notch and a higher resolution as well as 3x optical zoom in the camera, then there is no way around the Pro model. We can only recommend the OnePlus 7T Pro. The special edition OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition can only be recommended if you love Formula 1 and McLaren or you just love its delicious design.

OnePlus 7T Pro lands at 5.5 out of 6 stars.

Also Read: Testing OnePlus 7T – Nearest Pro

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