Richard was pleasantly stunned that the 7 Professional was one of many first non-Samsung smartphones to function a Snapdragon 855 chip. Alain was additionally glad in regards to the cellphone’s efficiency. “It is FAST,” he wrote (emphasis his). “I’ve thrown all of the apps I can consider at it, and it simply would not skip a beat.” Ben discovered the 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage far more noteworthy, declaring the specs right here “unbelievable for the worth (within the US unlocked model).”
The cellphone’s design additionally appealed to Richard, who mentioned the 7 Professional featured the identical wonderful construct high quality as its predecessors. He was significantly enamored with the frosted glass again and weightier really feel. Alain principally agreed with him however added that it “is heavy and a really massive cellphone.” And whereas Alain was glad to see the twin SIM slot, he was let down by the dearth of an SD card reader and headphone jack, however allowed that “you’ll be able to’t get the whole lot, I suppose.”
The display — a 6.67-inch curved fluid AMOLED panel that Richard referred to as a “promoting level” — additionally received reward from two of our person reviewers, Rad and Alain. Rad mentioned they liked the notcheless display and wonderful show, whereas Alain referred to as the display “excessive, vibrant, easy, vivid … the very best display on any cellphone, interval.” Nonetheless, Ben mentioned that when he in contrast it to his pal’s Samsung Observe 10+ “it feels just about the identical” and that “all of the 90Hz actually does is drain battery life.”
OnePlus claims to have improved on the fingerprint reader used within the 6T. Certainly, Richard famous the sensor on the 7 Professional was a lot sooner than earlier than, and speedy sufficient to beat out the one used within the Huawei P30 Professional. Right here two customers weighed in: Alain who mentioned the upgraded reader was “blazing quick and really VERY correct,” and Twidget1995 who mentioned the sensor is “the largest subject I’ve with this cellphone. In case your fingers are chilly, moist or sweaty it will not learn the print.”
Richard managed over 12 hours of battery life off the 7 Professional’s four,000mAh battery, and was significantly happy by the 30W Warp Cost adapter, which took solely an hour to completely rejuice the cellphone. Alain had the same expertise, saying it “simply lasts me 1.5 to 2 days of standard to heavy use.” Conversely, Ben felt the battery life “straight up simply is not as long-lasting as my earlier OnePlus telephones.” He added: “The display drains fairly rapidly. I am at about 20 % after work, even once I really feel like I have never used it a lot.” However he allowed that “Warp Cost is quick, which could make up for it. And the battery saver mode actually, actually extends time. I can hit 15 % and final one other eight hours by way of the evening.”
Richard discovered that the 7 Professional “handles HDR pictures significantly better than the 6T” and “produced a extra correct white steadiness whereas tightening highlights and shadows.” Throughout the board, our person reviewers had been enthusiastic about pictures they took with the 7 Professional. Alain, a self-described skilled photographer, mentioned all of the images he is taken look wonderful and “once in a while, look higher than these of the P30.” Ben, in the meantime, usually has his iPhone-toting pals asking him to make use of his 7 Professional digital camera “as a result of it is so clear.” The one downside for Ben was the pop-up digital camera function, which he admitted might be “type of annoying generally. You open Snapchat and it pops up, even in the event you aren’t in digital camera mode.”
The 7 Professional runs on Oxygen OS, which is predicated off of Android 9 Pie. In response to Richard, navigation was easy and speedy. Ben mentioned he preferred it as nicely “as a result of it’s principally inventory Android plus just a few wanted options (issues I used to get from ROMs again within the day, however now I do not really feel the necessity to do something customized in the case of the OS).” However Ben additionally admitted that there are “a good quantity of lags and frozen factors that disappoint me. I am trying ahead to when the steady repair is distributed OTA to me, so it is going to be up to date an additional quick.” And though Alain was proud of the software program, calling it a “clear and helpful software program with NO bloatware and some genuinely helpful add-ons”, Geo241 mentioned that they had skilled fixed — and irritating — points connecting to their automotive, a Tesla Mannequin three, over Bluetooth.
Ultimately, Richard mentioned it was “exhausting to search out main faults” with the 7 Professional and that the corporate had “packed in superior parts to assist it stand amongst, if not stand out towards, all the opposite flagship smartphones.” He awarded the handset a formidable rating of 91.
Consumer reviewers sounded likewise contented with the smartphone: Ben mentioned he would “suggest it to pals in the event that they like inventory Android, in the event that they like massive telephones and in the event that they need to spend lower than a Samsung flagship prices. It is nonetheless a killer deal.” Alain mentioned he was “actually happy with this cellphone” and that for him, “that is THE PHONE of 2019, particularly as a result of it is cheaper than all the opposite flagships.” Nathan exclaimed: “I like my Oneplus 7 Professional! My OnePlus 6T is an efficient cellphone however the 7 Professional is nice.” And Rad mentioned “up to now, that is my favourite cellphone I’ve ever owned.” Regardless of the reward, the common rating awarded to the 7 Professional by person reviewers was six factors decrease than ours: 85 out of 100.