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OnePlus 7 Pro Review Rundown

OnePlusPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Beautiful 90Hz 1440p OLED display
  • Great selfie camera
  • Fantastic triple-camera setup
  • Improved in-display fingerprint sensor
Cons**
  • Poor battery life

Summary

OnePlus 7 Pro increased the size and speed of its in-screen optical fingerprint reader. There's practically no difference between it and the captive touch sensors found on last-gen phones. In back, the OnePlus 7 Pro now sports triple cameras with its primary sensor boasting a whopping 48-MP resolution in addition to a 16-MP ultra-wide angle camera.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

arstechnica[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 94%
Reviewers from arstechnica have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 7 Pro is the fastest Android phone on Earth. The 90Hz display, fast touch latency, optimized software, and Qualcomm's fastest SoC all combine to give you buttery-smooth UI performance. The pop-up camera elegantly eliminates notches, hole punches, and whatever other compromises have been forced on the market.
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Pros[**]
  • The best 90Hz display on the market
  • Fingerprint reader is fast
  • 90Hz display is amazing
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No always-on display

gizmodo[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following[***]:
In a side-by-side food shot comparison, the OP7 Pro fell a bit short on sharpness, contrast, and color saturation to both the Pixel 3 and Galaxy S10. The more significant issue for the OnePlus 7 is when it comes to low light. Without its Nightscape mode turned on, photos taken in darker environments come out looking soft.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful all-screen display
  • Sleek design
  • Great performance
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Low-light photos look soft and grainy
  • Pop-up camera is a bit slow

anandtech[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from anandtech have found the following[***]:
The front-facing pop-up camera is a good module, but personally I do think the added weight, internal complexity as well as longevity risk are too big compromises. The telephoto module was in my opinion good, and got surprisingly very sharp results. Speakers on the OnePlus 7 Pro have massively improved compared to its predecessor, so credit where it's due even though they don't quite match Apple or Samsung's offerings.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic 90Hz display
  • Good battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No 120Hz refresh rate
  • Poor low-light camera performance

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
At £549 in the UK (with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage, as reviewed), it sits below the £699-equivalent 7 Pro. You do lose some of the pizzazz of the Pro with that extra money you're saving, but the additional power makes it a better option over the older 6T. The OnePlus 7 is not currently available in either the US or Australia.
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Pros[**]
  • Great value for money
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • No ultrawide camera
  • No wireless charging

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 95%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 7 Pro's sharp display, superb triple rear camera setup and fast processor make it one of the best phones for its price. Photos are clear, bright and vibrant and I'm impressed with the camera's HDR rendering. The phone's 3X telephoto zoom combined with a 10x digital zoom means the phone could zoom in on faraway objects while maintaining clarity and stability.
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Pros[**]
  • Sharp 90Hz display
  • Superb triple rear camera
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Heavy and heavy
  • No wireless charging

digitaltrends[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The face unlock feature is a great addition, and is quickly usable despite the camera needing to pop up first. Audio is a high point. There are stereo speakers — one on the bottom, and an oversized speaker at the top of the device facing forward. There's no headphone jack, but Bluetooth has AptX HD for the best possible quality when playing compatible content. Once again, the OnePlus 7 Pro does not have an IP rating.
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Pros[**]
  • Big, bright screen
  • Excellent camera
  • Fast software updates
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • No IP rating
  • No headphone jack

gsmarena[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from gsmarena have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 7 Pro is significantly cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+. The iPhone XS Max is the most expensive competitor, coming in at nearly twice the price of the 7 Pro. The 7 Pro offers an experience closer to the Google Pixel 3 XL. If top-end performance isn't your priority, perhaps the Pixel 3a XL could be worth checking out.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast performance
  • Great camera
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • No microSD card slot
  • No wireless charging

nextpit[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 93%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
Despite the updates the OnePlus 7 Pro doesn't reach the quality of a Huawei P30 Pro or a Samsung Galaxy Note10 yet. You can rarely complain about the performance of a OnePlus smartphone. The built-in hardware and the very well-tuned OxygenOS, which is close to Stock Android, make sure that you hardly yearn for a different or faster smartphone in everyday use.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright 90 Hertz display
  • Good battery life
  • Fast charging
Cons[**]
  • No wireless fast charging
  • No fingerprint sensor

nextpit[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
Both devices run Android 9 Pie: Honor relies on its Magic UI, while OnePlus relies on the increasingly popular OxygenOS. Both Honor and OnePlus use high-end SoC, respectively the Kirin 980 and Snapdragon 855. Both smartphones also offer a 4000 mAh battery that they are able to manage thanks to an excellent optimization of the software.
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Pros[**]
  • High-end SoC
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No IP certification

nextpit[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 48-megapixel main camera with an ultra-wide angle lens. The retractable front camera features a Sony IMX471 that shoots Selfies with 16 megapixels. Both VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling are available in Germany! Check your local region for this support.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, high-contrast AMOLED display
  • Long battery life
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons[**]
  • No 3.5 mm jack socket
  • No IP certification

notebookcheck[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The 7 Pro is the first smartphone that you can purchase with UFS 3.0 flash storage. Its fast internal storage helps the system deliver excellent benchmark results. The integrated Adreno 640 GPU holds its own in benchmarks too, and is powerful enough even for the most complex of apps. OnePlus has developed a device with stereo speakers.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright 90 Hz display
  • Good battery life
  • Fast SoC
  • Decent cameras
Cons[**]
  • Display could be brighter

pcmag[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
If you're in the market for a big, new phone, it's impossible to find better value. The gorgeous screen, killer speed, and notchless design make for a powerful, luxurious smartphone experience. The OnePlus 7 Pro is by far the best value for a premium smartphone on the market today.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, premium design
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Superb low-light performance
Cons[**]
  • No notch
  • No headphone jack

pcmag[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is my favorite 5G phone. It's powerful, affordable, and doesn't overheat. Its network, in the nine cities where it's available, has superior coverage. It doesn't have the ultimate 5G performance, but it's at a price that doesn't make me shudder.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful, affordable 5G phone
  • Solid performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No 5G support

pcmag[14]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
For the price, the OnePlus 7 Pro ships with some impressive hardware. The 16MP front-facing pop-up camera has an f/2.0 aperture. Bright-light photos are good, with some minor foreground blurring. The interface is elegant and minimal, but it also allows lots of customizations.
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Pros[**]
  • Top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855 processor
  • Excellent performance
  • Decent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre cameras
  • No microSD slot

techadvisor[15]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
There's NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 (with aptX HD support), and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. 30W Warp Charging also means it'll top up fast - it managed to get 64 percent of its battery back in just half an hour when charging from empty. There's a built-in screen recorder in case you want to share footage direct from your phone. Gaming mode has had an upgrade to give more granular notification controls.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic performance
  • Great camera
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • No always-on display
  • No wireless charging

techradar[16]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 7 Pro is close to pure Android, it has fun software extras, and it's easy to use. It's among the fastest Android phones we've tested, tied with the LG G8 and nearly as fast as the Samsung Galaxy S10 series. The RAM boost, cooling system and enhanced vibrations combine to make this a solid gaming phone. The world's first phone with UFS 3.0 storage.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fast Snapdragon 855 SoC
  • Impressive battery life
  • Excellent cameras
Cons[**]
  • No microSD slot
  • No wireless charging

techradar[17]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is available exclusively from EE in the UK. In the US, you can pick up the device through Sprint for either $840 or a special $20/month rate for 18 months. It's cheaper, however, than the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, falling into a similar price bracket as the Oppo Reno 5G and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast 5G speeds
  • Large, QHD display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No 5G support
  • No IP certification

tomsguide[18]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
OnePlus 7 Pro has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 CPU, which powers all of 2019's premium flagships. It's right up there with the $999/£999 iPhone XS (11,420) and its A12 Bionic processor. For an extra $30/£50, you can snag 8GB of RAM.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Fantastic performance
  • Fast fingerprint sensor
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better
  • No headphone jack

trustedreviews[19]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The 7 Pro’s large footprint means it can carry a hefty 4000mAh battery. With the included Warp Charger, that cell can be refilled from flat to full in under an hour and twenty. While quick in their own right, OnePlus’ fast-charging capabilities are no longer industry-leading; Huawei has instead taken that crown. This phone is undoubtedly feature-packed, the richest the company has ever made, but its higher price warrants greater scrutiny.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous display
  • Impressive battery life
  • Fast charging
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No water resistance

whathifi[20]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 7 Pro doesn't have the sonic spaciousness, subtlety or rhythmic knack of the iPhone XS Max, XS or even the 8 Plus. But by smartphone standards it still makes for a reasonably entertaining and insightful listen. The rear triple-lens arrangement is headed up by a 48MP main snapper, accompanied by a 16MP wide-angle lens and 8MP telephoto lens. There's a 3x optical zoom too.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous, curved-edge Gorilla Glass screen
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No headphone jack
  • No IP rating

wired[21]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
Despite its large size, there's no headphone jack and no adapter in the box. The 7 Pro takes some very nice photos, though. The 16-megapixel front camera pops out with a nice motorized sound when you flip to selfie mode. You have to dig into settings to even set up the camera to save photos at a high resolution.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful AMOLED display
  • Good battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons[**]
  • No headphone jack
  • No microSD card slot

References

1. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro Review—The fastest, best-designed, best-value Android phone. arstechnica. 2019-05-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro review: The best Android phone value of 2019. cnet. 2019-07-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro review. digitaltrends. 2019-07-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro review. gsmarena. 2021-03-15 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
9. ^ Honor 20 Pro vs OnePlus 7 Pro: not a hard choice. nextpit. 2019-07-01 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro review: an almost unbeatable overall package. nextpit. 2019-05-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro Smartphone Review. notebookcheck. 2019-05-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro Review. pcmag. 2019-05-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
13. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro 5G Review. pcmag. 2019-09-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
14. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro (for China) Review. pcmag. 2019-08-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
15. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro review. techadvisor. 2019-10-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
16. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro review. techradar. 2020-06-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
17. ^ Hands on: OnePlus 7 Pro 5G review. techradar. 2019-08-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
18. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro review. tomsguide. 2020-03-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
19. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
20. ^ OnePlus 7 Pro review. whathifi. 2019-06-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
21. ^ Review: OnePlus 7 Pro. wired. 2019-05-14 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
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