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OnePlus 7 vs OnePlus 7 Pro: What You Need to Know

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Now that the all-new OnePlus 7 Pro is finally official and still affordable buyers have some decisions to make. This year the company released a regular OnePlus 7 and a bigger OnePlus 7 Pro. Here’s what you need to know about both.

Is the OnePlus 7 worth choosing over the Galaxy S10? Should you get the bigger better OnePlus 7 Pro or something else entirely. It’s a tough decision and we’ll help you make the right choice.

OnePlus 7 vs OnePlus 7 Pro: Two Display Sizes

Typically OnePlus releases one phone in the first half of the year, and a second “T” model in the second half. However, for 2019 they’re releasing two phones right away, and a third later this year. That said, the regular OnePlus 7 isn’t available in the United States, and most people only have one choice, the OnePlus 7 Pro. Well, that’s until the OnePlus 7T arrives later this year.

OnePlus 7 (left) vs OnePlus 7 Pro (right)

As you can see above, the bigger Pro model is a substantial upgrade over current models from the company. It has a big, beautiful bezel-free display with no notch or cutout for the camera. Instead, that camera pops out the top. Then, we’re getting triple rear cameras.

  • OnePlus 7: 6.4-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED Display (60 Hz)
  • OnePlus 7 Pro: 6.67-inch Quad-HD 90Hz AMOLED Display

The bigger 6.7-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display is a big deal by itself, as the company traditionally keeps the screen 1080p to cut costs. However, that’s not the only change. This year the new 7 Pro display sports a 90Hz refresh rate. Almost every other phone on the market refreshes 60 times per second. The OnePlus 7 Pro does so 90 times per second, making everything faster and more smooth. We’ve seen something similar on the Razer phone and the new iPad Pro. You’ll want the Pro model.

OnePlus 7 vs OnePlus 7 Pro: Design

During the announcement, OnePlus almost didn’t mention the regular OnePlus 7 at all, and that’s because it looks identical to the OnePlus 6T from late 2018. The company will keep the small teardrop notch in the display to house the front-facing camera, retain the dual cameras on the back, and keep the screen size around 6.4-inches. They applied all the changes to the Pro.

The OnePlus 7 is nearly identical to the OnePlus 6T from late 2018. It’ll simply have upgraded internals and a better 48MP camera on the back.

The real change in terms of design comes with the OnePlus 7 Pro as you can see above. It’s packing a massive 6.67-inch screen, and all the changes we just mentioned, including that mechanical pop-up front camera. Check out the video below for a better understanding of the design.

As you can see, the front is ALL screen. 93% screen-to-body ratio, to be exact. Customers will get to enjoy that big, beautiful, fast, smooth 6.67-inch screen without a notch of any kind. Something we don’t expect Samsung or Apple to offer until 2020. It’s pretty impressive, really, and a daring move for the company that we think will pay off.

Buyers will be able to walk into a T-Mobile store, use this big phone, see how fancy it is, then notice it’s hundreds of dollars less than the competition. It’s a bold move.

OnePlus 7 Pro Specs, Camera & More

So, with two phones how are they different, what are the specs, and how much will the OnePlus 7 cost? Here’s what you need to know.

OnePlus 7 Pro Specs 

  • 6.67-inch Quad HD+ Curved AMOLED Display (90Hz Refresh Rate, No bezels, no notch)
  • Snapdragon 855 Processor with 8 or 12GB of RAM (option to buyer)
  • 128 or 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage, no microSD slot
  • Triple 48MP f/1.6 OIS + 8MP f/2.0 telephoto zoom with OIS + 16MP Ultra-wide angle PDAF sensor
  • 16 Megapixel f/2.0 front-facing selfie camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • Screen Fingerprint Unlock
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 30w Fast Dash Charging
  • Splash-Resistance
  • Dual Stereo Speakers, BT 5.0, NFC, 4G LTE, alert slider, NO 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 5G Technology

In case you didn’t notice, this is one big, fast, powerful smartphone that matches or beats the Samsung Galaxy S10+ across the board. Keep in mind that the fingerprint sensor inside the screen is Optical, a camera, and not the new Ultrasonic sensor technology we’re seeing from Samsung.

The smaller regular OP7 will still be a solid upgrade over previous models, even if they look identical.

OnePlus 7 Specs 

  • 6.4-inch 2440 x 1080p Full HD Optic AMOLED Display (teardrop notch)
  • Snapdragon 855 Processor with 6-8GB of RAM
  • 128 or 256GB of storage, no microSD slot
  • Dual 48-Megapixel main camera and a secondary 5MP telephoto zoom lens
  • 16 Megapixel f/2.0 front-facing selfie camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • Screen Fingerprint Unlock, Fast Face Unlock, more
  • 3,700 mAh battery with 20w Fast Charging
  • Splash-Resistance
  • BT 5.0, NFC, 4G LTE, alert slider, NO 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 5G Technology

As you can see the smaller regular 7 is similar to last years 6T. That said, everything else received an upgrade on the inside. You’re getting a 3,700 mAh battery to power that big 6.4-inch screen, it doesn’t have Dash fast charging, but that’s all. It’s an otherwise decent upgrade over last years model.

As a comparison, the 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 only has a 3,400 mAh battery and the bigger S10+ has a 4,100 mAh cell. Potentially making the OnePlus 7 a perfect middle ground. Too bad it isn’t coming to the United States.

How Much Will the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro Cost?

Here’s where things start to get interesting. Each year OnePlus has increased the price of its phone a little bit, while still remaining cheaper than most of its competition. And while we expect the OnePlus 7 to stay affordable, the bigger OnePlus 7 Pro is a little more than we’re used to paying for OP phones. Still, it’s very aggressively priced and an excellent deal.

  • OnePlus 5 – $479
  • OnePlus 5T – $499
  • OnePlus 6 – $529
  • OnePlus 6T – $549
  • OnePlus 7 – $529 (Just a guess)
  • OnePlus 7 Pro – $669, $699 or $749 (different RAM and storage configurations)

The base OnePlus 7 Pro with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is $669. Then, you can get 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for only $699, which is $300 cheaper than the Galaxy S10+. And finally, a stunning 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage OP7Pro is available for only $749.

We don’t have full information about the smaller OnePlus 7 yet, but it’ll likely be around $500 when it goes on sale next month. Either way, the bigger Pro model severely undercuts the Android and iPhone competition while arguably delivering a bigger and better experience.

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro Release Date

And finally, last but not least, is the OnePlus 7 release date. After a bunch of rumors, several different top execs from the company confirmed the OnePlus 7 Pro May 14th release date on T-Mobile. However, the global release date for everyone else is May 17th, and that’s only for the Pro.

Select T-Mobile stores have the OnePlus 7 Pro available for sale already, but the official release date is May 17th. Then, it looks like select regions outside the United States will have the opportunity to buy the more affordable smaller OnePlus 7 sometime in June.

In closing, just know that the wait for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro is over. Those in the US don’t get to choose which model they want, but the Pro is what most people were likely interested in anyways. You’ll be able to walk into a T-Mobile store and try it before you buy, and the OnePlus 7 Pro works on all major carriers in the US and around the globe, including Verizon Wireless.

Are you buying one?

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