OnePlus 7 Pro Review

OnePlus has emerged as the go-to company for people who want a fast and reliable phone at a great price and the latest OnePlus 6T perfects this formula and adds a futuristic, in-screen fingerprint scanner…
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60 Comments

1. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

*No expandable storage *No headphone jack, no adapter in the box I hate the fact they've done this but why is this a con for certain brands and not a con for others?

7. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

Depends on the author whether this is mentioned, sometimes it simply goes unmentioned in the cons, but only in the text. Even though this is mentioned as a con, it's more to the tune of informing users rather than criticizing phones since the majority of people these days don't really need expandable storage.

10. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2481; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think what I would add to these reviews is like a middle column. I’ve seen some sites that have like a question or an “unsure” column. For this particular phone I would put “long term reliability of the front facing camera mechanism” as an unknown or questionable.

11. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

That's a good point, thanks for the suggestion, Dr. Phil!

13. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

I can give you an idea since I own the Nex S (same mechanism from the BBK parts bin). Eight months later and the front camera is still perfect. I haven't heard of any user complaints on the various forums.

12. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

No Victor it's NEVER mentioned as a con for iPhones. That's what we all know with Phonearena reviews. You also conveniently overlooked the fact that it's about $300 cheaper than the competition as a pro. Not surprising since it makes your favorite fruit company look ordinary. I'm not a big fan of OnePlus but they deserve credit where due.

60. deago78

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I don't think he overlooked this. He mentioned multiple times that it was significantly cheaper than most any other current flagship.

19. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Good point. I'd rather have 128GB or 256GB of fast storage built in rather than having to get a slower SD card.

56. gynorm

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

why is everyone forgetting *No IP68 rating... this is obviously taken for granted on all other devices

2. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Don't get me wrong, I think the Oneplus 7 Pro is a great smartphone, but I still can't really grasp the essence of your ranking system and the points given. You mention in the cons that it only has average battery life, yet your own chart shows that it's exellent, so which one is the right???? It has so many cons, yet it still gets a 9.3 score, which is the best I've seen in a while here. So besides that this is a great phone, in the light of the pros and cons section, the overall score is laughable.

8. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

Rating phones is a difficult task that we take seriously, but I think it's wrong that so many people in the comments skip reading and just jump on the score alone. As to the cons, I have gone in a bit more detail, but most of them are not big problems, hence the extremely postivite rating.

32. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 133; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

I agree with this rating. In my opinion oneplus 7 pro is the best android smartphone out right now. Just waiting for the almond color to release to get mine.

61. deago78

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I really cannot agree more with this. I have an iPhone, and have for years, but I see this as a very reasonable, well thought out and moderate (non-bias) review. It has got me looking at android as my next phone upgrade. Well done Victor. Appreciate all the hard work.

3. User123456789

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

LOL .... Seven Cons and still it is rated 9.3? Sharp and Sony phones have used 120Hz for years , those devices are not gaming phones. So 90 is no big deal.

17. Vega007

Posts: 90; Member since: May 18, 2017

So like 100 people in the population know used and known about 120Hz from first hand usage. Cool story.

25. User123456789

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Sony and Sharp together have 26% of japanese market, only behind Apple. Sharp sells few models outside Japan. All Xperia with 1080p or more since X are 120Hz or more.

50. luis.aag90

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

None of those Sony and Sharp phones are AMOLED panels, so keep that in mind. LCD is mature enough to have jumped to 120 Hz but AMOLED had just recently gone beyond 60Hz

52. Heyfernan

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 01, 2017

they could have 1000hz, that's not the only factor, the most important factor here is UI smoothness, UI tuning and the actual feel of fast transition between apps combined with hyper-fast UI animations, there is MAJORITY CONSENSUS between ALMOST ALL reviewers that the OnePlus 7 is the fastest Android phone they've EVER used, that's iOS territory, that is no joke, that is an AMAZING feat never achieved before by any manufacturer, not even Google themselves.. The key is the marriage between hardware and software tuning, not only hardware spec sheets. And that is why it has received a golden medal. it is well deserved.

4. tiz_meh

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

The battery is excellent (9hr 10min) but it's a con. I don't know what kind of review is this SMH. One of the worse review on internet.

9. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

It's a con because it's a regression compared to the 1+6T, that's the context.

20. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Yeah, but it is more than an hour more than the S10+ (which has a 4100 mAh battery). It should also be in the pro column for this reason.

24. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Don't pay attention to the battery tests on this site. They use a web script to simulate normal use which skews the numbers in favor of phones with good browsing times like their darling iPhone. Use GSMArena as a better benchmark.

30. Lita9

Posts: 57; Member since: May 07, 2017

mr. Victor it won't be a regression if you use 60hz instead of 90hz. if u wanna compare with 6T then use the same refresh rate

5. JCASS889

Posts: 599; Member since: May 18, 2018

400 nit brightness is pretty bad

33. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 133; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

It can go up to around 650 nits if you leave it on auto - brightness.

6. Whitedot

Posts: 863; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Victor is perfect CONS troll.

14. chris2k5

Posts: 291; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

The phone lasts 9 hours. How is battery life average?

43. User123456789

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Iphones last same on their tests. In real life they have the worst endurance among flagships. Their test is based on web browsing

15. chris2k5

Posts: 291; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

400 nits brightness was low back in 2014 and its horrendous now.

16. Orion78

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

People are missing the point here. They actually gave an Android phone a 9.3!!! Haven't seen a score that high in a very long time.

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