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OnePlus 7 sets new benchmarks, yet another flagship killer by the company

Since its first One plus One phone, the company has established a reputation for manufacturing premium grade devices at a relatively lower price. It’s latest Dual Sim One Plus 7, running on latest Android 9.0(Pie), continues the heritage with prices, starting from 32,999 INR for 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant, and 37,999 INR for 8GB RAM/256GB storage variant.

OnePlus 7 Design and Display:

Most of the design features offered by the device are similar to OnePlus6T, apart from the protruding camera, wide speakers and glass finish. OnePlus 7 is available in Mirror Gray and Red color variants. While it’s true that having an older design on a new device may disappoint some. But other than that, the device really stands apart.

The device has a rounded metal frame, making it easy to grab in one hand. Its teardrop-like notch doesn’t consume much area on the display either.

There is a 6.41-inch AMOLED display of resolution 1080*2340 (FHD+) with an in-display fingerprint sensor. There is no 90Hz refresh rate as its Pro variant ’OnePlus 7 Pro’. But if you are not into intensive gaming, then you won’t even know the difference. The display is bright enough for outside daylight. The display has a really good and vivid colour reproduction. The device also has multiple colour profiles from Natural to Vivid. Which can assist while performing different tasks like reading, video streaming and video recording.

OnePlus 7 Performance and Specifications:

OnePlus 7 is running on the same top of the line Snapdragon 855 chipset, with a GeekBench score of 3,536, and 11,192 in single-core and multi-core tests respectively. The device can handle intensive workload very easily. In AnTuTu, the OnePlus 7 managed to clock 375,219 points, Which is an excellent score for a GPU.

In-demand games like PUBG mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends were thoroughly tested on maxed out settings. The overall experience was smooth and lag free, the device really provides an immersive experience. The device got a little warm after a while but nothing overboard, and without any thermal throttling.

OnePlus 7 Camera Performance:

OnePlus 7 is rocking a dual camera setup with a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, PDAF, and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) which aids in taking videos. The secondary 5MP depth sensor truly shines in portrait mode. For front facing camera OnePlus sports a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

The Device uses oversampling to blend the shot of 48 MP camera to return a 12MP image. This returns a crisp image with balanced details. On the other hand, you can also use pro mode to get the RAW image for later processing. One negative though is the rear camera’s low light shooting. Macro shots were great as the lens lock focus very quickly. However, Onelus7 lacks laser autofocus, unlike OnePlus 7 Pro.

OnePlus 7 Battery and Connectivity:

The device is backed by 3,700 mAh battery with the support of rapid charging of 20W. It gives you a day’s power in about half an hour. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C.

Final Verdict

With the power of the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset, OnePlus 7 out stands in terms of smooth functioning and its gaming performance on Oxygen OS. Its 6.4-inch AMOLED gives realistic colors in broad daylight and indoor lighting as well.The device has excellent viewing angles. Its lightweight with rounded body feels premium in hand. There’s a room for improvement in the rear camera but for a price tag of 37,999 INR, everything else is more than one can ask for.