The Oneplus 7 Pro is here and it has some big shoes to fill. Xiaomi’s success has been built upon a simple formula: offer powerful hardware at aggressive prices to undercut the competition. One recent example of this strategy was the predecessor to the Oneplus 7 Pro. With the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Chinese manufacturer has been very difficult to beat around the Rs. 15,000 price mark due to the utilisation of the Snapdragon 636 SoC. The device has been very popular, so naturally, that increases the expectations we have from its successor, the Oneplus 7 Pro.
Xiaomi is apparently playing safe and it has retained exactly the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. What is different now is the fact that Oneplus 7 Pro receives a notched display and dual cameras on the front as well as the back. Can the brand new Oneplus 7 Pro be as successful as the phone it replaces? We use it for the test to learn.
Xiaomi Oneplus 7 Pro design – In terms of size, the OnePlus 7 Pro Back Cover is roughly comparable to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review). In fact, in the event you put the Xiaomi Mi A2 , Redmi Note 5 Pro, and Oneplus 7 Pro next to one another and face down, you won’t be able to separate them easily. The vertical dual camera setup protrudes slightly and will not enable the phone rest flat when lying on any surface. Your camera module also houses an LED flash. Metallic backplate sits within the plastic frame of the smartphone.
However, from the front, the Oneplus 7 Pro stands apart, primarily because it features a bigger display having a notch at the top. This notch is bigger than the one on the Redmi 6 Pro, Xiaomi’s first smartphone using a notch in India.
Xiaomi has positioned the ability and the volume buttons on the right. The ability button is not hard going to, however the volume buttons need somewhat of a stretch to arrive at. All buttons offer solid feedback. On the top, this phone features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a secondary microphone, as well as an IR emitter which may be used to control appliances . In the bottom, there’s a Micro-USB port which is a little disappointing, due to the fact other phones in this particular price range like the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Motorola One Power sport USB Type-C ports. You can find grilles on either side in the Micro-USB port only the main one on the right houses a loudspeaker.
The left side in the phone is bare and merely has the hybrid dual-SIM tray. Xiaomi has curved the back of the phone that make it comfortable to keep. The 182g weight is additionally masked well, and this phone fails to feel uncomfortable to hold. Should you be wondering concerning the weight, the Oneplus 7 Pro is heavy as it packs in a 4000mAh battery.
The Oneplus 7 Pro is available in two variants, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and the other with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Our review unit was the latter. You do have the option to expand storage using the hybrid dual-SIM tray but tyrnaw the price of an additional SIM. While 64GB of internal storage should suffice for many people, a dedicated microSD card slot would’ve helped. There is certainly support for dual 4G as well as dual VoLTE.
Other connectivity options on the Oneplus 7 Pro include Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, and FM Radio. Additionally, it includes a Wi-Fi passthrough feature that lets the phone act as a Wi-Fi repeater. We connected the Oneplus 7 Pro to our own Wi-Fi access point as always, and then connected a few other devices to the smartphone using its hotspot feature. It worked as advertised, and that we could access the net from the Oneplus 7 Pro.
This phone also has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3. but Xiaomi only ships a 10W charger within the box. You can buy a simple charger separately to enable fast charging. Much like the Xiaomi Poco F1, the Oneplus 7 Pro also receives a water-resistant P2i coating.