OnePlus 7 Professional Evaluate—The quickest, best-designed, best-value Android telephone

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The OnePlus 7 Professional. With a entrance that’s almost all pixels, there is not a lot you are able to do to enhance smartphone design from right here.

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Notches? Bezels? Digital camera holes? Nope, there’s nothing right here to interrupt the show. Additionally word the thin earpiece built-in into the highest fringe of the telephone.

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OK, the underside has a little bit of a chin.

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Hiya. Here is the entrance digicam popped up.

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A better take a look at the entrance digicam.

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The again of this one is actually, actually, actually blue.

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An in depth-up of the three rear cameras and the again of the entrance digicam.

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You possibly can see why the blue is so shimmery on this image. There are tiny diagonal traces carved into the coloured layer, which diffuse incoming gentle. That is all below a smooth panel of glass, by the way in which.

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The again is curved alongside the perimeters, too.

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Here is a shot of the underside and the rear digicam bump.

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There isn’t any headphone jack, however on the underside we have now a
USB-C port, speaker, and dual-SIM slot.

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The blue again modifications relying on the lighting and angle.

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OnePlus’ three-position change returns, and slightly below it’s the energy button.

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Wow. OnePlus is placing the remainder of the smartphone world on discover with the launch of its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 7 Professional. The corporate has develop into recognized for offering wonderful worth within the Android market, and whereas that’s nonetheless true of the OnePlus 7 Professional, every thing strikes even additional towards the premium facet of the spectrum with this gadget. With an even bigger invoice of supplies funds behind it, OnePlus has created the perfect Android telephone in the marketplace.

OnePlus is not simply providing options and efficiency that really feel a era forward of most of the present units in the marketplace—it is doing so for a lower cost than the super-premium, $1,000 flagships on the market. Whereas you should purchase a OnePlus 7 Professional at present, I feel quite a lot of producers are going to spend the following yr scrambling to catch as much as OnePlus.

Brace yourselves for an extremely constructive assessment of the OnePlus 7 Professional.

Wait, how a lot?

Since OnePlus is each saying the telephone at present and lifting the assessment embargo (we have had the telephone for 2 weeks now!), let’s briefly go over what OnePlus is providing.

First up, there is a beautiful 6.67-inch, 3120×1440 OLED show that runs at a super-fast 90Hz refresh charge. The entire UI runs at 90fps, on a regular basis, and it feels buttery smooth. You will not discover any digicam notches right here, due to a entrance digicam that lives in a motorized pop-up part! When selfie time comes, a small sq. rises out of the highest of the telephone and shows the 16MP entrance digicam.

With the OnePlus 7 Professional, you are additionally getting probably the greatest spec packages in the marketplace. A Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB of RAM (with choices for 8GB and 12GB), and a 4000mAh battery. There are solely (solely?) 128GB and 256GB choices for storage (Samsung provides 512GB and 1TB), however the OnePlus 7 Professional is the primary telephone in the marketplace that makes use of the super-fast UFS three.zero (Common Flash Storage) customary. In order that lower-density storage has a few of the quickest learn/write speeds of any telephone.

So, how a lot would you pay for this? A telephone with a 90Hz show, a motorized pop-up digicam, super-fast storage, and top-of-the-line specs? Should you put a Samsung sticker on the again of the OnePlus 7 Professional, it is a straightforward $1,000 price ticket. After all that is OnePlus, so it is cheaper than that. $900? $800?? $700??? Strive 600 and seventy . $670 for the quickest, best-designed telephone in the marketplace. Heck, even the top-of-the-line 256GB model with a ridiculous 12GB of RAM is just $750. Both one is an unbelievable deal.

90Hz OLED is a smoothness revolution

Enlarge / The 90Hz show is superior, however I may do with out the curves on the left and proper edges.

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The very first thing you discover in regards to the OnePlus 7 Professional is the completely large 6.67-inch 3120×1440 OLED show. This is without doubt one of the greatest shows ever fitted to a smartphone, dwarfing the 6.Four-inch show on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and the 6.5-inch show on the iPhone XS Max. The slim bezels assist to cram such a big display screen into the gadget, however at 162.6mm×75.9mm, the OnePlus 7 Professional is an even bigger gadget than the Galaxy S10+ (157.6mm x 74.1mm), and it manages to be taller and slimmer than the iPhone XS Max (157.5mm x 77.4mm).

6.67-inch, 3120×1440, 90Hz AMOLED

(516ppi, 19.5:9 side ratio)

Android 9.zero Pie with OnePlus’ Oxygen OS pores and skin
Eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

4 Cortex A76-based cores (One 2.84GHz, three 2.41Ghz) and 4 Cortex A55-based cores at 1.78GHz

6GB, 8GB, or 12GB
Adreno 640
128GB or 256GB
802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.zero, GPS, NFC
USB three.1 Gen1 Kind-C
Rear: 48MP primary digicam, 8MP 3x telephoto, 16MP wide-angle

Entrance: 16MP pop-up digicam

NFC, fast charging, optical in-display fingerprint sensor, water resistance, twin SIM

Because of the pop-up digicam, the OnePlus 7 Professional show fills the entrance of the telephone, with no notches, holes, bezels, or different blemishes to talk of. With an all-screen design, the OnePlus 7 seems to be completely gorgeous, and I would argue it is the best-looking smartphone in the marketplace. Whereas, positive, we have now foldable smartphones on the horizon, the OnePlus 7 Professional (and all these different pop-up digicam telephones) looks like the top of slab smartphone design. When the entrance of the gadget is mainly completely pixels, there is not rather more progress to be made. That is it: the top of the normal smartphone design. I will level this out repeatedly on this assessment, however OnePlus shouldn’t be solely beating the competitors right here—it is doing it for round $330 cheaper.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau instructed The Verge the 7 Professional show is 3 times dearer than shows used on earlier OnePlus fashions, and you may actually inform. The 1440p decision is the best the corporate has ever accomplished, and with a 90Hz refresh charge, it is one of many speediest smartphone shows in the marketplace.

Should you’ve by no means tried a faster-than-60Hz touchscreen earlier than, it’s a revolution in efficiency and smoothness. As an alternative of the standard 60fps, everybody on the OnePlus 7 Professional runs at 90fps, which implies animation playback is smoother, scrolling occurs with no hitch, and the entire telephone is only a pleasure to fidget with. Because of the brand new SoC and OnePlus’ optimizations, there are not any noticeable body drops throughout regular scrolling, and even should you activate the GPU profiler so you possibly can scientifically establish body drops throughout heavy loading, dropping a body at 90fps is rather a lot much less noticeable than 60fps.

There actually are not any shenanigans on the subject of the 90Hz show, both. There’s a single setting that can allow you to change the default, always-on 90Hz mode to an always-on 60Hz mode, and that is it. After all, a 50-percent greater refresh charge means having to attract 50 % extra frames on a regular basis, and this comes at a battery price.

Because of the straightforward settings, we had been in a position to take a look at simply how a lot battery 90Hz prices. We had a reasonably even 14-ish % runtime enhance once we switched to 60Hz throughout each our Net looking and WebGL battery exams. The Net looking take a look at lasted 642 minutes at 90Hz and 725 minutes at 60Hz, whereas our WebGL battery take a look at (which really rendered 3D objects at 90fps) ran for 439 minutes at 90Hz versus 504 minutes for 60Hz. Take into accout, these exams are run with the display screen on on a regular basis, in order that 14-percent runtime price is absolutely the worst case state of affairs for the 90Hz mode. 90Hz would not price something when the display screen is off, and most telephones spend nearly all of their life with the display screen off.

90Hz mode does have some effect on battery life. Enlarge / 90Hz mode does have some impact on battery life.

It isn’t simply the refresh charge that makes the telephone really feel snappy, both. OnePlus says the 7 Professional really samples contact inputs at 135Hz for even quicker response occasions. All of those contact and show enhancements—mixed with the speedy SoC, storage, and tons of RAM—make the OnePlus 7 Professional the quickest feeling Android telephone I’ve ever used.

The OnePlus 7 Professional show is not flat. The show is curved on the lengthy edges, identical to a Galaxy S10. The again is curved, too, and each the back and front of the telephone wrap across the sides to fulfill a coloured steel band that goes across the perimeter. The 7 Professional has a glass again, which is a wierd selection for a telephone that doesn’t have wi-fi charging.

Silky-smooth interface or a bit more battery life? You get to pick. Enlarge / Silky-smooth interface or a bit extra battery life? You get to choose.

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With all these curved sides, the physique provides off a really Samsungy vibe. I’ll say the identical factor to the OnePlus 7 Professional that I say to each Samsung telephone launched in latest reminiscence: curved shows are pointless. They are not an enchancment over flat screens, they usually simply distort the perimeters of the person interface. OnePlus talks about it being “simpler to carry,” however uh, you’re undoubtedly holding it improper in case your fingers are available contact with the entrance of the show. A curved show may really make the telephone worse to carry since, with slimmer sides, there is not as a lot floor space to your fingers to grip onto. A straight, 90-degree transition into the show would additionally most likely assist hold fingers away from the show and cease errant contact inputs.

The curve shouldn’t be the top of the world on the OnePlus 7 Professional, however there are not any advantages to curving the show, solely the minor detrimental of a distorted picture. It makes studying Net pages significantly bizarre, as quite a lot of designs put the primary letter of every line within the curved space, making them look all melty.

I used to be given the “Nebula Blue” model of the telephone, which options an extraordinarily blue again panel. Beneath the glass is a coloured layer with microscopic diagonal traces carved into it, giving it a shimmery, frosted look that diffuses incoming gentle. In pictures, it is going to vary from darkish blue to shiny blue, relying on how the sunshine is hitting it. It seems to be nice! A telephone with some coloration is all the time good to see. The again collects fingerprints like some other glass telephone, however the frosted look does some work to cover the smudges.

Regardless of the all-screen design, OnePlus did handle to cram an earpiece into the highest fringe of the telephone. It doubles as one half of the stereo speaker setup, paired with a second speaker on the underside edge.

The pop-up digicam

Hiya, pop-up digicam!

A rendering of the within of the OnePlus 7 Professional. Within the high proper, you possibly can see the pop-up digicam meeting, which appears to work on a screw drive.


The highest edge exhibits us what the digicam seems to be like when retracted. It isn’t fairly flush with the telephone.

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Right here it’s popped up.

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That every one-screen entrance seems to be unbelievable, and a giant enabler of that design is the pop-up digicam. As shows take over increasingly more of the entrance of the gadget, the query of the place to place the digicam is a continuing drawback. The iPhone X and all of the Android copycats have gone with a giant notch, or show cutout, alongside the highest of the telephone. Samsung lowered its cameras down into the telephone and sliced out interfering pixels, making a gap within the top-right nook of the show. Final yr, OnePlus went with essentially the most compact notch doable.

For 2019, OnePlus is shifting past all of that notch nonsense with a motorized pop-up digicam. We have seen rising cameras in different units just like the Xiaomi Mi Combine three slider telephone and the Oppo Discover X, wherein giant hunks of the telephone stand up. However the OnePlus 7 Professional has solely a tiny sq. for the pop-up digicam part. OnePlus shares myriad provide chain assets with Oppo and Vivo, and the answer right here seems to be just like the Vivo Nex.

Lots of people assume the digicam meeting is fragile, however that actually would not appear to be the case. There may be little or no wiggle within the pop-up digicam, even should you seize it together with your fingers and get tough. Should you forcefully push the digicam into the telephone, it goes in, and apart from a message that pops up and tells you not to try this, the telephone works fantastic. Should you attempt to elevate the digicam and forcefully block it together with your finger, the digicam will cease going up, and apart from a message that pops up and tells you not to try this, the telephone works fantastic.

I was abusive to the pop-up camera so you don't have to be.Enlarge / I used to be abusive to the pop-up digicam so you do not have to be.

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The OnePlus 7 Professional digicam most likely cannot be broken in a fall both, since it is going to really detect if the telephone is in free fall and retract the digicam robotically. I examined this myself by tossing the telephone within the air gently. I would not suggest making an attempt this at house, but when it falls even a couple of inches the digicam retracts. It really works nice!

I’ve seen loads of privacy-minded people that put tape or another sort of cowl on the cameras on their smartphones and laptops. Should you’re anxious about somebody or one thing viewing your digicam with out your permission, you must love pop-up digicam designs. The digicam being up is an enormous, can’t-miss indicator that it’s lively, and each time the digicam shouldn’t be in use, as a substitute of being skilled in your face, it is hidden contained in the telephone. There isn’t a approach somebody can use the digicam with out you noticing—essentially the most it may possibly do is report the entire darkness on the within of the telephone physique.

The larger, quicker fingerprint sensor

Beneath the 90Hz show is one other optical fingerprint reader, which returns after having debuted on the OnePlus 6T. An optical scanner means there may be a picture sensor below the display screen, and it friends by means of the show pixels to learn the ridges and valleys of your fingertip. Identical to on the 6T, that is fully invisible when the display screen is on and would not have an effect on the show high quality.

The primary-generation in-screen fingerprint reader labored decently on the 6T, however it was a couple of beats slower than the normal, back-mounted capacitive sensors that had shipped on telephones earlier than. Fortunately OnePlus is not simply delivery the identical sensor bundle as on the 6T; the 7 Professional has an even bigger, higher, quicker optical fingerprint sensor. OnePlus says the brand new fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 7 Professional is 36 % greater than the scanner on the OnePlus 6T. It is also quicker—it reads a finger in zero.21 seconds, which is an enchancment over the zero.34 seconds on the OnePlus 6T. The in-screen fingerprint scanner is now simply as quick as a capacitive sensor, which is usually quoted as unlocking in “zero.2 seconds.”

The brand new fingerprint scanner is a large enchancment, and it actually does really feel as quick as a capacitive sensor, even in side-by-side exams. It additionally nonetheless feels too small, however the trick of registering the identical finger twice provides you a bigger knowledge set and a bigger margin for error together with your fingertip. With the double-registration trick, the entrance sensor feels simply as dependable and speedy as a daily rear fingerprint sensor, and that is an enormous triumph.

I am a giant fan of in-screen fingerprint sensors, for the reason that return to a front-mounted sensor means you possibly can unlock the telephone with out choosing it up, which is nice for individuals who work at a desk. And an in-screen sensor means you possibly can have a entrance fingerprint scanner with out sacrificing any of that beneficial entrance telephone actual property.

The lacking “premium” telephone options

With the OnePlus 7 Professional, the corporate is concentrating on a extra premium market, however it’s doing so with no few widespread premium telephone options. There isn’t any wi-fi charging and no always-on show. Each of those ought to be anticipated of premium smartphones, and the dearth of each is a obtrusive omission within the 7 Professional’s in any other case wonderful bundle.

Wi-fi charging has rapidly develop into a regular function for premium telephones, to the purpose that even Apple has adopted it. The necessity to pump electrical energy wirelessly into a tool has led producers to modify to a fragile glass again, and whereas OnePlus did equip the OnePlus 7 Professional with a glass again, it uncared for so as to add a wi-fi charging coil. So that you get the negatives of a extra fragile gadget with out the constructive of wi-fi charging. Wi-fi charging is on nearly each different premium telephone mannequin, and I actually miss slapping my telephone on a wi-fi pad and maintaining it topped off throughout the day.

The shortage of an always-on show is one other function I will miss in comparison with the Pixel three or Galaxy S10. Having a smartphone that all the time shows minimal data just like the time and any unread notifications is one in all my favourite latest additions to Android. Having the ability to simply take a look at a telephone sitting on a desk and know, immediately, if I’ve any notifications could be very useful. Samsung and Google each handle to do that whereas nonetheless having nice battery life and embrace the know-how on telephones with a smaller battery than the OnePlus 7 Professional’s 4000mAh battery.

The Google Pixel line gets this slick and extremely useful always-on display. Enlarge / The Google Pixel line will get this slick and very helpful always-on show.

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OnePlus’ “Oxygen OS” Android pores and skin is meant to be a “extremely customizable, power-user OS,” so how is an always-on show not a checkbox choice? OnePlus claims the choice is absent with a purpose to save battery, however each function makes use of battery. If we adopted that line of considering, we might all be carrying function telephones that solely make calls and texts. Customers ought to be allowed to make the selection themselves. The excellent news is that that is only a software program function, and if we trouble OnePlus sufficient, the corporate may patch the function in.

The OnePlus 7 Professional’s water resistance is… iffy. The corporate says work has been accomplished to supply some resistance to water, however it would not present any official IP ranking. OnePlus says that it did not wish to move the price of IP testing on to shoppers, so it simply did not do the exams. The 7 Professional ought to survive most publicity to water, although. There’s a gasket across the SIM slot, the corporate says, and an identical gasket retains moisture out of the pop-up digicam. Probably the most steerage I bought from OnePlus was to “not go swimming with it.”

The shortage of an official IP ranking is unusual, however it’s not just like the IP scores on a Samsung or Apple telephone imply a complete lot, both. Not one of the smartphone producers will really stand behind their IP claims and supply water safety in the usual guarantee, so there is not a lot precise distinction in what OnePlus is doing. A splash or a fast dunk should not kill the telephone, but when it does, OnePlus will not be of any assist to you, which is identical as Samsung, Apple, and each different producer.

OnePlus can also be going the usual flagship route of not having a headphone jack or MicroSD slot, which is a bummer. OnePlus will probably be glad to ship you a pair of its new Bluetooth headphones, although.

The Software program

OnePlus’ Oxygen OS. It is fairly near inventory Android. Here is the house display screen and app drawer.

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The notification panel and fast settings.

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The lock display screen (with in-screen fingerprint reader indicator!) and the settings.

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The navigation settings (I’ve gesture navigation on) and the uniquely styled about display screen.

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Zen mode will lock your telephone for 20 minutes, forcing you to work together with the actual world.

A few of OnePlus’ apps: the clock and calculator.

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OnePlus’ Notes and Climate apps.

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The software program story right here is precisely the identical as different OnePlus telephones. The corporate’s Android pores and skin, Oxygen OS, represents what Android skins ought to be. The corporate would not change the design of Android a lot, so it is nonetheless acquainted for individuals with different Android units, however it provides attention-grabbing options and customization settings that may differentiate it from the competitors.

The fundamentals are all fairly regular. The settings, latest apps, lockscreen, and notification panel all work the way in which you’ll count on them to, and since just about every thing else in Android is user-replaceable, that is just about every thing that issues. The telephone helps the always-on “OK Google” voice command hotword, and it really works very nicely.

The perfect function of Oxygen OS is OnePlus’ gesture navigation system, which fully hides the navigation bar and provides you simple, speedy gestures for every thing. Swipe up from the center of the underside edge to go house, swipe up from the left or proper of the underside edge to return, and swipe up and maintain for Latest apps. That is approach higher than the two-button system that shipped with Android 9 Pie and is necessary on the Pixel three, and it is my most popular gesture navigation system on Android.

Google is engaged on a darkish mode for Android Q, which will probably be out towards the top of the yr. However with a OnePlus telephone, there may be already a system-wide darkish mode accessible now, together with selectable accent colours. There’s additionally a built-in display screen recorder and a scrolling screenshot perform, each of which usually require third-party apps.

One of many new options this yr for smartphone addicts is “Zen Mode,” which is able to lock you out of the telephone for 20 minutes. Because the display screen helpfully describes simply earlier than you begin it, Zen mode cannot be canceled when you begin it, notifications are blocked, and nothing (apart from receiving calls and emergency calls) will work till your 20 minutes are up. It is simply you and the actual world for 20 minutes. I attempted it as soon as and I am nonetheless getting over the withdrawal signs.

OnePlus’ replace program could possibly be higher, as it’s only providing safety updates each different month. Most different flagships do month-to-month safety updates. OnePlus does, not less than, supply two years of OS updates. And the main updates come fairly rapidly for an Android producer, with the OnePlus 6 getting Android 9 Pie 45 days after launch. OnePlus’ assist longevity has been fairly good, too, with the OnePlus three getting Android 9 Pie final April. It is a whopping eight month replace time, however that is for a telephone that got here out in 2016, and it is one of many solely Snapdragon 82x telephones with Android 9 Pie, together with the Google Pixel 1.

Should you wish to tinker together with your telephone, the OnePlus 7 Professional has an unlockable bootloader, permitting you to load a brand new OS model from OnePlus—or wherever else—onto the telephone.


This shouldn’t be a shock to anybody that has learn this far, however the efficiency is outstanding. That is the quickest Android telephone on Earth. Not simply when it comes to benchmarks, which it is going to take high honors in, however when it comes to on a regular basis utilization and UI efficiency. The 90Hz show, quick contact latency, optimized software program, and Qualcomm’s quickest SoC all mix to present you buttery-smooth UI efficiency that crushes the mainstream flagships on the market.

It isn’t simply the UI efficiency that’s next-level quick. The OnePlus 7 Professional is the one smartphone in the marketplace with UFS three.zero (that is “Common Flash Storage”), which implies the flash storage is the speediest in the marketplace. I say “in the marketplace” as a result of the $2,000 Galaxy Fold was purported to be the primary telephone with UFS three.zero, however Samsung’s futuristic folding telephone was delayed for last-minute retooling. Anyway, UFS three.zero means the OnePlus 7 Professional will launch apps actually, actually quick, particularly when they’re giant video games.

We have additionally already hinted on the battery life, however it is vitally good, even with 90Hz enabled.

The Galaxy S10 was not only a fluke, it seems to be just like the Snapdragon 855 actually is worse at Renderscript.

Digital camera

The OnePlus 7 Professional turns in with a whopping three cameras: regular, wide-angle, and a 3x telephoto. The tip outcome within the digicam app is which you can zoom in, or out, from the traditional digicam place. The principle digicam is a 48MP sensor, however it is going to solely spit out 12MP photos. OnePlus takes that 48MP sensor and combines 4 pixels into one, ensuing within the 12MP picture. There’s additionally Google-style picture stacking for HDR and a low-light “nightscape” mode that takes a number of photos at longer exposures.

The entire bundle works rather well. The OnePlus 7 Professional turns in nice photos irrespective of which lens you utilize. The OnePlus 7 Professional’s “Nightscape” lengthy publicity mode is worlds higher than the model on the OnePlus 6T, and whereas it’s nonetheless not so good as the Pixel three’s evening mode, it’s in the identical ballpark, which is actually spectacular. You will get a workable image in conditions when most different telephones would flip in an unacceptably darkish picture.

All of those cameras are so good now, it’s important to actually problem them to see any distinction. Right here within the daylight, the OnePlus 7 Professional does excellently, identical to the opposite cameras.

Not an enormous distinction with the Pixel three.

Even the OnePlus 6T can sustain.

There may be not an enormous distance between this set of images, which is nice for the OnePlus 7 Professional.

The Pixel three XL turns in a more true coloration profile on the massive crimson dice.

The OnePlus 6T goes heavy on saturation.

Here is a enjoyable HDR take a look at of Google’s new under-construction headquarters in Mountain View. The 7 Professional overexposes the sky a bit, with a purpose to gentle up the underside of the canopies.

The Pixel three does a greater job with the lighting. The sky and the underside of the canopies are each evenly lit. I would like an general brighter picture, although.

The OnePlus 6T responds to this example with LOTS of saturation once more.

The 7 Professional on the max 10x zoom digital zoom.

The Pixel three XL at max zoom. It isn’t as shut, however the picture and colours are higher.

In the meantime the OnePlus 6T solely zooms on this far.

Right here is the 7 Professional’s “nightscape” mode, which, shockingly, can virtually strategy Pixel ranges of sunshine pickup.

The Pixel three’s evening mode is clearly higher, however it’s not as dominant a efficiency as I used to be anticipating.

The OnePlus 6T’s nightscape is indicative of how most telephones stack up in opposition to evening mode. They flip in an excellent darkish picture, whereas the Pixel three (and now the OnePlus 7 Professional) flip in a workable picture.

A era forward of every thing else

The OnePlus 7 Professional is the costliest OnePlus telephone ever, however boy has that more money been put to good use. That is the perfect Android telephone in the marketplace, and the competitors shouldn’t be even shut.

The 90Hz show is a large deal. Seeing animations and scrolling at fluid 90FPS does extra to make a telephone really feel performant than any benchmark rating, and I actually do not wish to have to return to a 60Hz telephone. With OnePlus pulling out all of the stops to ship this show, would you imagine that Samsung’s flagship now not has the perfect OLED panel in the marketplace? I do not know the way the corporate slept on this. Samsung probably made the OnePlus 7 Professional panel, however someway it by no means thought of 90Hz a great match for the Galaxy S10.

The pop-up digicam elegantly eliminates notches, gap punches, and no matter different compromises have been pressured in the marketplace, and it would not appear too fragile, both. The all-screen entrance simply makes this the perfect design in the marketplace, and $1,000 Samsung telephones with further thick standing bars and show pimples look foolish subsequent to it.

OnePlus even tremendously improved the in-screen fingerprint reader, and now it feels as quick as an old-fashioned capacitive reader. Once more, it is doing higher than the competitors, and for much less cash.

The OnePlus 7 Professional shouldn’t be an ideal telephone. OnePlus ought to patch in an always-on show function as quickly as doable. Wi-fi charging is a obtrusive hardware omission that may’t be fastened with software program, and it is the one place the telephone falls in need of the competitors. Bi-monthly safety updates are additionally one thing the corporate may enhance, and on condition that OnePlus is without doubt one of the quickest producers on the subject of main system updates, I do not see why it’s slacking on one thing as vital as safety.

OnePlus has all the time been superb at delivery new elements to the market rapidly. It is all the time one of many first corporations to ship a brand new Snapdragon chip, it was one of many first with an in-screen fingerprint reader with the 6T, and now it is one of many first with a pop-up digicam, an all-screen design, and a 90Hz show. Put all of them collectively, and the OnePlus 7 Professional is sort of a excellent storm of rapidly shipped future know-how. A whole lot of options right here will probably be in all places subsequent yr, however for now, the OnePlus 7 Professional looks like OnePlus pulled a telephone out of 2020 and is promoting it at present.

Any firm promoting a $1,000 smartphone ought to be in an absolute panic with the OnePlus 7 Professional in the marketplace. The corporate is delivery higher options, higher software program, and a greater design for a lower cost. The OnePlus 7 Professional simply sucks all of the air out of the Android flagship dialog: it is this or nothing else.

The Good

The perfect smartphone design in the marketplace. The entrance is almost all pixels with no show interruptions.
$670 is an outrageously good worth.
The 90Hz show makes this one of many smoothest, fastest-feeling Android telephones on the market.
The optical fingerprint reader has seen a giant efficiency enchancment and appears simply pretty much as good as a capacitive reader.
Even the digicam is nice!

The Dangerous

The shortage of an always-on show for straightforward checking of the time or notifications. If we trouble OnePlus sufficient, they might simply patch this in with a software program replace!
No wi-fi charging is fairly weak for a flagship smartphone.
Solely bi-monthly safety updates.
No microSD Slot or headphone jack.

The Ugly

The curved show. Who would wish to take a look at a distorted picture?


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