OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro: which one would you buy?

OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro: which one would you buy?
Well, it has come and gone — a new OnePlus announcement is always a special event for smartphone fans worldwide. It’s always exciting to see what kind of hardware the company will be able to put out at a super aggressive price point.

This year, however, we got two devices at once — that’s a first for the company and definitely a controversial theme in the fanbase. There’s the value choice OnePlus 7, which is basically an evolution of last year’s OnePlus 6T, and then there’s the OnePlus 7 Pro with its mechanical pop-out camera and 90 Hz display.


While both are still more affordable than the mainstream competition, the 7 Pro is definitely pushing its luck with a starting price of $700, while the OnePlus 7 still sits at an acceptable ~$560. But... to make it worse for US users — the cheaper option is not coming to the States. So, it's Pro only.

Regardless, no matter where you live, let's see if the Pro has legs to stand on. Which one tickles your fancy more? Which one would you buy right now if you were after a OnePlus phone?

Which one would you buy?

OnePlus 7
31.27%
OnePlus 7 Pro
68.73%

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  • Display 6.7" 1440 x 3120 pixels
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19 Comments

1. Whitedot

Posts: 700; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I hardly dig 7Pro price point in comparison to regular 7 which is £499 here in UK. Unless you really need wide angle camera and tear drop is a deal breaker to you then you should break the bank. A price conscious person like me first asks: does it really make a huge difference? My answer is hell no. For a regular price you get all the essentials like super speed, decent screen, decent camera experience superb software and 128GB of storage! @ £499 it is a steal in my opinion.

17. Phonehex

Posts: 730; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

My biggest problem with the Pro is the BAD huge curve. Samsung phones are really almost flat and curve sharply at the edges. This one had a gradual and a terrible curve. Reminds me of the S6 Edge days. Too much reflection all the time.

2. LEEDAQ

Posts: 153; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

neither lol

10. fakenewzz

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

Exactly!! Passs. Looks like a galaxy rip off

13. TheOracle1

Posts: 1889; Member since: May 04, 2015

The pricing is an excellent value but I still won't get one. No headphone jack and likely no dual-sim functionality on the T-Mobile version is a deal breaker for me, especially as I already have the Vivo NexS which is basically an older version of the pro model. However I may consider the 7T version when it's released because it'll definitely be 5G like the UK/EU version of the 7 Pro. Does anyone know if the unlocked T-Mobile 6T is dual-sim? https://www.gsmarena.com/oneplus_7_pro_5g_is_official_too_exclusive_to_ee_in_the_uk-news-37038.php

3. FLOGROWN

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 25, 2018

I will buy both if they have a different software than Android

4. dazed1

Posts: 777; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Time to get of the internet

8. iushnt

Posts: 3052; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Shall I install Ubuntu Touch god you?

5. DFranch

Posts: 511; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I'd get the OP7 in a heartbeat. Too bad they decided not to release it in the US. They should have discontinued the 6t and released the 7 here. I'm sure they figure that would kill the sales of the pro model, but that seems to work for samsung.

6. D34ever

Posts: 208; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

Neither. No jack, no buy.

7. Zolo111

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 25, 2016

Neither.

9. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1206; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Pixel 3a XL

11. fakenewzz

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

Regular pixel 3a fo mee

14. AbhiD

Posts: 564; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Both inferior phones even cam is inferior.

12. mel0524

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Oneplus reach high now, no more good deals on trade-in old phones. like the first launch in U,S of op6T on tmobile. I got the best deal of trading iphone 6 for 50% of for op6T (after 24 months payment ) Now I see new trade-in value is lower for older phones, lower than last year for iphone 7 will give only $1XX-$40? no good deal, no oneplus for me. I better wait for samsung note 10 instead.

15. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

The 7 Pro looks pretty attractive, but the curved screen is a big no for me.

16. wesley.

Posts: 206; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

While the Oneplus 7 Pro has a nice high resolution 90hz screen, it eats battery life. I'd rather take the Oneplus 7 and get 8 hours of sot than the 7 Pro with 4 hours of sot. Still get the main camera, improved fingerprint reader, better haptic motor and stereo sound.

18. TheOracle1

Posts: 1889; Member since: May 04, 2015

Just watched mkbhd and the battery life is awful at 90hz. It can be adjusted to 60hz but that defeats the purpose.

19. ebilcake

Posts: 1215; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Neither, other than the display on the OnePlus 7 Pro both are unappealing.

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