OnePlus has finally launched its new series of smartphones, the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro here in India and a 5G variant as well which of course won’t come to India. Before getting into the actual content, let me first share the pricing details of the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro.
OnePlus 7 Pro
- Mirror Grey (6 + 128 GB) at Rs 48,999
- Mirror Grey, Almond, Nebula Blue (8 + 256 GB) at Rs 52,999
- Nebula Blue (12 + 256 GB) at Rs 57,999
- Mirror Grey (6 + 128 GB) at Rs 32,999
- Mirror Grey Red (8 + 256 GB) at Rs 37,999
OnePlus also launched the Bullets Wireless 2 for Rs 5,990
Now coming to the actual justification for the title, let me clear things off, I’ve already gone through video reviews of the OnePlus 7 Pro which are now available on youtube. In a day and age of Apple’s and Samsung’s, OnePlus has truly done an amazing job and they probably nailed it with the OnePlus 7 Pro. Of course, OnePlus has cut some corners to achieve this price point.
OnePlus 7 Pro is no less than a true flagship experience and it is so close to becoming a true flagship smartphone. However, we also have few downsides with it, as the 90Hz display consumes a lot of juice and naturally, the battery cannot last long. So, to last long enough to survive for a day, you can always change the refresh rate to 60Hz. But, the 90Hz display is one of the key selling points of the OnePlus 7 Pro, so it makes no sense to not enjoy the smoothness it offers.
Another major drawback of OnePlus 7 Pro is its size/weight, yes you’ve read it right. OnePlus 7 Pro weighs around 206g, which is heavy for sure and the screen size is around 6.7 inch. So yes, this definitely is a big phone. Moreover, it has an end to end display or curved glass which makes the phone even more fragile. So the very first thing you’ll do after buying this phone is to install a case on it. Basically, you are adding more weight to an already heavy phone.
Heavy doesn’t always reflect that it’s bad to hold, it’s just not that enjoyable if you don’t love big phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note series devices or the Huawei Mate series devices. But if you love those devices then you’ll love this too. Having said that, OnePlus 7 offers similar specs and costs Rs 16000 lesser than the OnePlus 7 Pro. And it’s much more compact too.
What’s the difference?
Firstly, cameras are much different than the OnePlus 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7 comes with a 48MP IMX 586 primary sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. On the other side, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a triple camera setup that sports a16 MP wide-angle lens and a 3X Optical sensor while the primary 48MP is the same IMX 586 sensor that was used on the OnePlus 7. For selfies though, the OnePlus 7 Pro sports a 16 MP Sony IMX471 sensor whereas the OnePlus 7 sports a 5 MP sensor just like the OnePlus 6T.
Second, the screen. It has the same display as the OnePlus 6T which comes with a teardrop style design. And lastly, the battery, it has a 3,700 mAh battery whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro has a 4,000 mAh battery.
Funfact: The last device from OnePlus which sports a Optical Zoom Sensor is the OnePlus 5 (My all time favourite device)
Why OnePlus 7 makes more sense?
The price, end of the story. In fact, the starting price of OnePlus 7 is much lesser the 6T. Kudos to OnePlus for achieving such an aggressive price tag. Keeping the price point aside, the OnePlus 7 offers most of what OnePlus 7 Pro offers and compromises a little bit on the camera side and the design. So, if you don’t like the bigger OnePlus 7 Pro with a fragile vibe then probably OnePlus 7 is for you. Moreover, as of now, it is the cheapest Snapdragon 855 smartphone available in the market.
When can I buy the OnePlus 7?
Sadly, there’s no exact date of availability but OnePlus announced that it will be available starting this June on Amazon.in