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OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro

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OnePlus 7 Pro review

OnePlus 7 Pro review

Posted   05.14.19
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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

OnePlus reversed most of its mistakes with the 6T and brought out a surprisingly ambitious OnePlus 7 Pro, packing several rare components that barely anyone else has procured. The result is a beast of a device that delivers fantastic mobile cinematic plus gaming experience, and one that’s in a well-designed package.

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Pros
  • Silky smooth and sharp AMOLED screen
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos sound great
  • Responsive in-display fingerprint reader
  • Good design and build quality
Cons
  • Still no headphone jack
  • Not an affordable OnePlus phone
  • Nightscape mode not as impressive as the competition
91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

91
 

User Reviews

80
Ben
Had the phone for about one week so this is just my initial reaction. I upgraded...read more
100
Moshe
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
80
twidget1995
The biggest issue I have with this phone is the fingerprint reader. If your...read more
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85
Average user Score
 
80
Ben
10.17.19
Had the phone for about one week so this is just my initial reaction. I upgraded from the OnePlus 5T to the OnePlus 7 Pro because I wanted the big screen and the most powerful OnePlus yet. The 12GB of Ram and the 256GB of storage is pretty unbelievable for the price (on the US unlocked version). I like OnePlus' OxygenOS because it is basically stock plus a few needed features, things that I used to get from ROMs back in the day, but now don't feel the need to do anything custom when it comes to the OS. The camera on this phone is great. I'm not sure why the well-known reviewers always seem to say the camera is mediocre, for almost every OnePlus phone. But I often have my iPhone friends telling me to use my camera because it's so clear (even on my old OnePlus phones), and I feel it's the same with this phone. My friend bought the iPhone 11 Max and we have compared things in detail. The only real noticable difference is the iPhone has a .5x wide angle while this phone has .6x. It's barely different. The iPhone low light is a bit better. The pop up camera is okay. Kind of annoying sometimes though. You open Snapchat and it pops up, even if you aren't in camera mode. I really liked the swipe features on the OnePlus 5T, so always had my navbar hidden. My iPhone friends also found the swiping up for home and recents familiar. But tbh, it doesn't work as well on the 7 Pro, since the below the screen there is basically no bezel, especially when you have the stock case on it. You'll get too many accidental swipes and touches and you'll accidentally send messages and type instead of returning home. So, I went back to the standard navbar and it's fine, the screen is so tall anyway, I don't feel like I'm missing anything. I'm on Android 10 beta 3. It's been good. Not many bugs. But there are a fair amount of lags and frozen points that I'm semi disappointed. I think when the stable is sent OTA to me, it will be updated and be extra fast. Everyone talks about the 90hz, like it's the best thing ever. I compared it to my friend's Samsung Note 10+ and it feels pretty much the same. I think all the 90hz really does is drain battery life. Which brings me to the battery. Straight up just isn't as long lasting as my previous OnePlus phones. The screen just drains pretty quick. I don't have great screen on time stats for ya, but it's not as much for sure. I'm at about 20% after work, even after I feel like I haven't used it much. But the warp charge is fast, which might make up for it. But, battery saver mode really really extends time. I can hit 15% and last another 8 hours through the night. The speakers are so much louder than other phones. Compared against an iPhone 11 Max and it runs right with it. Overall I would recommend it to friends if they like stock Android, if they like big phones, if they want to spend less than Samsung. It is still a killer deal. Okay, we could compare to other Chinese phones, but I'm thinking more of US market phones, it is a great deal for what you are getting.
 
100
Moshe
10.17.19
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
80
twidget1995
10.17.19
The biggest issue I have with this phone is the fingerprint reader. If your fingers are cold, wet, sweaty - it won't read the print. Everything else? Pretty much what you'd expect from a modern flagship phone.
 
90
Jeff
10.17.19
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
Nathan
10.17.19
I love my OnePlus 7 Pro! My OnePlus 6T is a good phone but the 7 Pro is a great phone.
 
70
Geo241
07.24.19
This is my 3rd OnePlus phone having started with the 1, then the 5T, and now the 7 Pro. With both the 5T and 7 Pro there is a BIG PROBLEM when running OS 9 rather than 8, as from my experience there is a BLUETOOTH BUG in their version of OS9, and it won't connect with some of my Bluetooth devices, most critically my Tesla Model 3! I was able to work with their tech staff to roll back my 5T to OS8 and the resolved the Tesla connectivity issue, but we haven't been able to roll back the 7PRO to that earlier more fully functional OS. Darn. I would NOT RECOMMEND this model to anybody with a newer Tesla, as it is a failure for handsfree calling using their OS9 as it now exists.
 
70
Alain
07.19.19
I'm really satisfied with this phone. There's just so much to love about it, specially for the price: PROS: - The screen is just amazing, huge, vibrant, smooth, bright... best screen on any phone. Period. - It's FAST, I've thrown all apps I can think of at it, and it just doesn't skip a beat. - Great battery life. It easily lasts me 1.5 to 2 days of regular to heavy use. - Clean and useful software: NO BLOATWARE, an almost stock android version, and the few add-ons are genuinely useful. - The fingerprint scanner is blazing fast, and very VERY accurate. - Great camera. I'm professional photographer, but all photos I've taken look amazing, and sincerely, on occasions look better than those of the P30. - Great build quality. It's a gorgeous phone. - Dual SIM! Yay! CONS: - No sd card slot (although i got the 256GB variant, so no biggy). - No headphone jack: this one hurts more, but oh well, you can't get everything I guess - It is a heavy and very big phone. Not a problem for me, because I have big hands, but something to consider if your palms are smaller. For me, this is THE PHONE of 2019, specially because it's cheaper than all other flagships (and, in case of the iphone X, much, much, MUCH cheaper)
 
100
Martin
07.07.19
The predictable end of the one sided slab phone/pda design cycle in a blazing fast package with the best display.
 
100
Oliver
06.25.19
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
90
Rad
06.20.19
Beautiful phone with blazing speed and amazing display. Love the notchless screen and pop-up camera. Thus far this is my favorite phone I have ever owned.