OnePlus 7T Pro it is undoubtedly an excellent smartphone and yet there is a "but". There are no glaring defects but the news is scarce. In short, the new Chinese terminal is not a big upgrade compared to the previous model and, objectively, the only reason to prefer it to the 7 Pro, released only a few months ago, is simply the withdrawal from the market of the old smartphone.
But no more chatter and let's get to the heart of this review dedicated to OnePlus 7T Pro.
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OnePlus 7T Pro: the technical sheet
As always, before going into the analysis, let's take a look at the specifications of this smartphone.
dimensions: 162,6 x 75,9 x 8,8 mm
Weight: 206 g
Display: 6,67 inches - Fluid AMOLED
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 +
GPU: Adreno 640
RAM: 8 GB
Memory: 256 GB
Network: 4G LTE – Dual SIM
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, GPS, NFC
Battery: 4080 mAh
Rear camera: 48 + 16 + 8 MP
Front Camera: 16 MP
Videos: 4K @ 60 fps
Operating system: Android 10 with OxygenOS 10
OnePlus 7T Pro review: could you tell them apart?
Put side by side OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro are virtually identical: same size, same design and same weight. Only the colors and a few, subtle details vary. The old model, for example, had the inscription "48 MPX" next to the main sensor, now no longer present. Autofocus is also no longer hidden in the camera module, but moved to the left.
Instead, we find the USB-C connector, the speaker and the trolley for the SIM on the lower profile, the rocker for the volume on the left and the on and off button on the right. A little above also the inevitable switch to switch from Ringtone to Vibration to Silent.
From the OnePlus 7 Pro the new device has also inherited the pop-up camera, the triple rear camera and the Fluid AMOLED display. This means that we have a 6,67-inch panel available, with resolution QHD + and above all an update rate of 90 Hz. Needless to say, it really makes a difference. The 30 Hz more than usual gives the interface a fluidity that is truly superior to the standard, so much so that it is difficult to justify the manufacturers who have not yet opted for this solution.
The color rendering, which can be adjusted through the menu, also makes the use very pleasant Screen calibration. In fact, you can choose whether to opt for vivid, natural colors or for advanced settings, suitable for the most geeks among you.
Attention instead to the brightness sensor that tends a little downwards, forcing you to adjust everything manually.
Finally, I would like to point out the presence of the fingerprint reader under the display, fast, precise and among the best currently on the market. Alternatively you can also use unlocking with face recognition.[amazon_link asins=’B07XK8VRBL’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’gamspri02-21′ marketplace=’IT’ link_id=’401afd1b-4916-432a-ac43-7ccb57834a78′]
Hey, I found a difference!
Something has changed under the body. In fact, on board we find the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 +, evolution of that 855 seen on the previous model. Of course, the change is minimal, but it still guarantees all the power necessary to carry out not only daily activities but also the most demanding gaming. Fortnite, Asphalt 9 and Call of Duty Mobile will therefore not be a problem for OnePlus 7T Pro, also thanks to the 8 GB of RAM and the Adreno 640 GPU.
And the space? You have a 3.0GB UFS 256 memory. This means that the letter and writing speed is very high and you really have space to sell.
We obviously also talk about autonomy and here we have a second difference compared to the 7 Pro. In fact, we pass from 4000 to 4085 mAh. The increase - on balance rather executed - does not affect the real performance of the device. In conclusion, you will continue to cover the whole day, but don't expect anything more. On the other hand, I remind you, the 90 Hz have a cost in terms of autonomy and so also the 6,67 inches of the display.
Finally we come to the software: Android 10 with security patch updated to September 1st and Oxygen OS 10. There are no big news compared to what we have seen in the past: the UI is always minimal, reactive and equipped with everything you need. However, we have a new menu item available: it is called Customization and allows you to change everything from clock style to system colors.
The same photographic sector
Don't expect changes in the photographic sector. On OnePlus 7T Pro we find in fact the same triptych seen in spring on its predecessor: a 48 megapixel main sensor with f / 1.6, a 16 megapixel ultra-wide angle lens and an 8 megapixel telephoto lens for 3x zoom.
The photos in bright conditions are undoubtedly valid though HDR tends to go in a little leg to brim. In the evening, however, things change, but we think there is to help you Nightscape mode, who manages to bring home the result without great difficulty. Of course, we are not yet at the levels of other top of the range but we are close to it.
I would also like to point out the introduction of the Macro mode, designed for taking pictures at a very short distance. However, do not expect surprising shots, we are still average.
And the videos? It seems to have resolved the “jelly” effect that characterized the OnePlus 7T videos once the super stabilization was activated. The result is now certainly more convincing at both 1080p and 4K. Too bad for the impossibility of shooting videos in 4K with the wide-angle lens.
E OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition?
On the market we also find OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition. The difference? A few aesthetic details and 12 GB of RAM instead of the 8 of OnePlus 7T Pro.
We therefore preferred to include them in the same article and shoot a video to help you understand what this device and the cars of the English car manufacturer have in common.
OnePlus 7T Pro review: buy it or not?
OnePlus 7T Pro è undoubtedly a great smartphone: it has a nice display, is well built and the performances are like a true top of the range. Undoubtedly deserves the 759 € required by the company for the purchase.
The only real perplexity concerns the lack of progress compared to the model released in May. In short, there is no real change and the only reason to prefer it to the 7 Pro - which, on the other hand, costs (is) less - is the interruption of the production of the latter. A signal that, in my opinion, OnePlus should consider, possibly evaluating a change of course.
OnePlus 7T Pro
- Excellent build quality
- Excellent display
- Top performance
- Good autonomy
- No 4K video with wide angle
- IP68 certification is missing
- No headphone jack