OnePlus 7 vs 7 Pro

Popular smartphone brand OnePlus has finally unveiled its 2019 flagship in the form of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro at simultaneous events across the globe. The latter is the most premium and expensive handset from the company to date and brings a lot to the table, including a brand new display with a high refresh rate, a pop-up selfie camera, triple rear shooters, and the next-gen fast charging technology. As for the OnePlus 7, the device has arrived as a modest update to the last year’s OnePlus 6T. Notably, this is the first time the brand has launched two smartphones at the same time. The Pro model is all set to go on sale in India on May 15th via pop-up stores and online starting May 17th, though not all variants will be up for grabs. On the other hand, the OnePlus 7 is not going to be up for purchase till June. So, whether you want to buy the new flagship killer in a couple of days or wait another month for its more affordable sibling, let’s go through the differences between the two.

OnePlus 7 vs OnePlus 7 Pro price in India

The OnePlus 7 comes in two RAM and storage configurations – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB. The former is priced at Rs 32,999, while the latter is being offered for Rs 37,999. As for the OnePlus 7 Pro, the more premium offering will be available in three RAM models including 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 256GB, priced at Rs 48,999, Rs 52,999, and Rs 57,999, respectively. OnePlus 7 Pro is certainly a lot expensive than the smaller sibling, but you do get the next-gen flagship features for the price. The ‘Pro’ model goes for sale in the country from May 15th via pop-up stores and from May 17th on and The availability of the standard OnePlus 7 smartphone in India is scheduled for June. Now let’s get to the features.

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OnePlus 7 vs OnePlus 7 Pro specifications

Both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro sport premium metal and glass sandwich design. While the former features a waterdrop notch above the screen to house the selfie camera, the latter flaunts a truly bezel-less all screen front thanks to a pop-up selfie camera. The standard model sports a flat 6.4-inch Optic AMOLED display bearing a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels, while its Pro sibling has a bigger 6.67-inch AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution and curved edges on both sides. The highlight of the latter’s display is the superfast 90Hz screen refresh rate, which is claimed to offer smoother animations and scrolling through apps. The Pro model is also fitted with a haptic vibration motor, which delivers multiple levels of vibration feedback for a more realistic gaming experience.

Under the hood, both the handsets pack Qualcomm’s 7nm Snapdragon 855 processor, which has been configured to offer a clock speed of up to 2.84GHz. However, they differ in terms of RAM and storage configurations. The OnePlus 7 can be purchased either in 6GB + 128GB (Mirror Gray) or 8GB + 256GB (Mirror Gray and Red) variants. As for the OnePlus 7 Pro, this one comes in three RAM options, including 6GB + 128GB (Mirror Gray), 8GB + 256GB (Mirror Gray, Nebula Blue, and Almond), and 12GB (Nebula Blue). So basically you get higher memory options with the 7 Pro as compared to its smaller sibling. Software-wise, both the phone run the latest version of OxygenOS that’s based on Android 9 Pie.

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Talking about the camera features, the OnePlus 7 sports a 48-megapixel f/1.7 primary shooter at the rear, aided by a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The OnePlus 7 Pro will impress the shutterbugs with its triple camera module at the rear. The phone utilises a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 ultra-wide sensor as the primary camera with an aperture of f/1.6. The other two sensors include a 16-megapixel f/2.2 wide-angle shooter and an 8MP telephoto lens that offers 3x optical zoom. The handset also sports a new imaging algorithm called OnePlus UltraShot, and features like HDR+ and Super Resolution. For selfies, both the smartphones are equipped with a 16-megapixel f/2.0 sensor.

Finally coming to the battery, the OnePlus 7 is fitted with a 3,700mAh power cell, which supports 20W fast-charging. The more premium OnePlus 7 Pro, on the other hand, is equipped with a bigger 4,000mAh battery. This one supports the brand’s new Warp Charge fast charging tech, which charges the battery quickly thanks to the 30W power input. The Pro model also has a new 10-layer liquid cooling system for heat dissipation, while its Horizon Light informs users of notifications when the display is not turned on. Both these features are missing from the cheaper model.

So, the OnePlus 7 is for those who are looking for a Snapdragon 855-powered phone at a budget. If you are looking for a more premium design with an excellent display and camera features, then the OnePlus 7 Pro is worth spending the extra buck for.