The Oneplus 7 Pro is here and it has some big shoes to fill. Xiaomi’s success has been built upon a basic formula: offer powerful hardware at aggressive prices to undercut the competition. One recent illustration 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 because of the use of the Snapdragon 636 SoC. The device has been increasingly popular, so naturally, that increases the expectations we have from its successor, the Oneplus 7 Pro.
Xiaomi is apparently playing safe and has retained the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. What is different now is the fact that Oneplus 7 Pro gets a notched display and dual cameras on the front as well as the back. Can the brand new Oneplus 7 Pro be as successful because the phone it replaces? We place it towards the test to learn.
Xiaomi Oneplus 7 Pro design – When it comes to size, the OnePlus 7 Pro Back Cover is roughly similar to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review). In fact, if you place 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. A metal backplate sits on the plastic frame in the smartphone.
However, through the front, the Oneplus 7 Pro stands apart, primarily because it has a bigger display having a notch at the top. This notch is larger compared to one on the Redmi 6 Pro, Xiaomi’s first smartphone with a notch in India.
Xiaomi has positioned the power as well as the volume buttons on the right. The ability button is simple going to, but the volume buttons need somewhat of a stretch to achieve. All buttons offer solid feedback. On the top, this phone includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, a secondary microphone, as well as an IR emitter which may be used to control appliances . At the bottom, there’s a Micro-USB port that is a little disappointing, due to the fact other phones within this cost range such as the Nokia 6.1 Plus and also the Motorola One Power sport USB Type-C ports. You can find grilles on both sides from the Micro-USB port but only usually the one on the right houses a loudspeaker.
The left side of the phone is bare and only has the hybrid dual-SIM tray. Xiaomi has curved the rear of the phone which make it comfortable to keep. The 182g weight is also masked well, which phone does not feel uncomfortable to keep. Should you be wondering about the weight, the Oneplus 7 Pro is heavy as it packs in a 4000mAh battery.
The Oneplus 7 Pro will come in two variants, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and also the other with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Our review unit was the second. You are doing obtain the choice to expand storage using the hybrid dual-SIM tray but tyrnaw the cost of a second SIM. While 64GB of internal storage should suffice for many individuals, a dedicated microSD card slot would’ve helped. There is support for dual 4G along with dual VoLTE.
Other connectivity options on the Oneplus 7 Pro include Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, and FM Radio. It also features a Wi-Fi passthrough feature that lets the cell 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 couple of other devices for the smartphone using its hotspot feature. It worked as advertised, and we could access the Internet through the Oneplus 7 Pro.
This phone also offers support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3. but Xiaomi only ships a 10W charger within the box. You can get a fast charger separately to allow fast charging. Similar to the Xiaomi Poco F1, the Oneplus 7 Pro also gets a water-resistant P2i coating.