Oneplus 7 Pro VS Oneplus 7 – Which one to choose ?

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The Oneplus flagship smartphones of 2019 are already official and will be readily available in local markets worldwide in 2-3 weeks time. It’s now time to evaluate which could be the better option to purchase considering the price difference of the basic and pro version.

The basic Oneplus 7 and the premium Oneplus 7 Pro are both flagship devices with differences in various specs, camera features and price. Both devices come in several different configurations of memory and storage space.

Is it worth investing in the OnePlus 7 Pro or is it better to choose the cheapest one?

In simple terms, it will depend on how much you want to spend, but here you will simply have the biggest differences between the devices. Differences that are mostly aesthetic.

What does OnePlus 7 Pro have that OnePlus 7 does not?

  • A Pop-up front selfie camera. Activated whenever you call selfie .
  • 90Hz screen for better fluidity and interaction
  • 3 rear cameras. One with 3x zoom
  • Liquid cooling system

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have these common features

  • Performance – Snapdragon 855 processor
  • Glass Construction
  • AMOLED screen technology
  • In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
  • Wired Fast Charging
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • No 3.5 inch input for headphones

Display

The OnePlus 7 Pro features a 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display with Quad-HD+ resolution (1440×3120 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 516ppi. The display is also Netflix HDR and HDR10+ certified, supports sRGB as well as DCI-P3 colour gamuts, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

In comparison, the OnePlus 7 packs a smaller 6.41-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, pixel density of 402ppi, and support for sRGB and DCI-P3 colour gamut. It also features Gorilla Glass 6 protection, but misses out on the Night Mode 2.0 feature available on its Pro sibling.

Processor – Memory – Storage

Both the OnePlus 7 series phones are powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC.

There is only difference in RAM options that comes with these models. Oneplus 7 comes with 6 GB and 8GB RAM while the Oneplus 7 Pro comes in three different configurations of 6 GB, 8 GB and the 12 GB variant.

Both models come with RAM boost features and feature super-fast UFS 3.0 storage. Both phones comes with a choice of 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage. There is no option of extendable storage on these models.

In case you aren’t familiar with the technical details, the UFS 3.0 specification offers over twice the maximum theoretical bandwidth of its predecessor, at up to 2.9GB/s. It uses less power and is quicker than UFS 2.1 (1.2GB/s) and substantially faster than the old eMMC we had to put up with for years — although sadly, some cheaper phones still ship with it.

Camera

The Oneplus 7 Pro version comes with a triple camera setup on the back and a pop-selfie camera in a motorized tray for selfies.

While the Oneplus 7 comes with a water-drop notch on the front for selfies and a dual camera setup on the rear.

The rear cameras on both these models have a 48 MP Sony IMX586 main sensor with OIS and EIS .

Both the models can also record 4K video at up to 60fps, and slow-motion videos with 1080p resolution at up to 240fps and 720p resolution at up to 480fps.

For the front selfie-camera both models have the same 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor with 1-micron pixels, an f/2.0 aperture, and EIS.

Battery & Fast Charging

The OnePlus 7 Pro packs a 4,000mAh battery with Warp Charge 30 fast charging (5V/ 6A) support, which is claimed to be around 38 faster than previous generation charging technologies. The OnePlus 7 comes equipped with a 3,700mAh battery with 20W (5V/ 4A) fast charging support.

Misc.

The OnePlus 7 Pro employs the new X-haptic vibration motor, while the OnePlus 7 utilises a linear motor.

Both models share some other common features list below :

  • Dual stereo speakers, noise cancellation, Dolby Atmos support, and the signature alert slider are present on both the phones.
  • Both the phones feature an upgraded in-display fingerprint sensor with a 3-element lens that utilises a new algorithm and is claimed to be faster than the one used on the OnePlus 6T.
  • The connectivity options on the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are identical and include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C (v3.1 Gen 1) port.
  • There is no 3.5mm headphone jack on either of the two phones, however, the USB Type-C port on the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro can be used as a headphone port with a pair of compatible wired earphones.

Price Difference

As you can see above, the common features between the two models outweigh the subtle few differences which could mean a lot to some but not much to users who prefer performance.

Let’s take a look at the pricing factor between the two.

Oneplus 7 Oneplus 7 Pro
6GB+128GB  : INR 32,999- NRs 52,800 + Taxes 6GB+128GB  :  INR 48,999- NRs 78,400 + Taxes
8GB+ 256 GB : INR 37,999 – NRs 60,800 + Taxes 8GB+256GB : INR 52,999 – NRs 84,800 + Taxes
12GB+256GB : INR 57,999 – NRs 92,800 + Taxes

Which one of the two is worth buying?

The final answer will depend on the factors you value most. OnePlus 7 Pro gives us more technology and bigger display. However, if you don’t mind the water-drop notch and the differential value is important to you, I do not see many reasons to invest in the “Pro” model.

Still, if you’ve been so fascinated with OnePlus 7 Pro’s design as I am … then get ready to pay an extra Rs. 30,000 at least for the features and design that the premium model offers over the basic Oneplus 7.

Full Specification : Differences

Going over the core specifications of both new phones:

OnePlus 7 Series
OnePlus 7 OnePlus 7 Pro
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 
1x Kryo 485 (Cortex-A76) @ 2.84GHz
3x Kryo 485 (Cortex-A76) @ 2.42GHz
4x Kryo 485 (Cortex-A55) @ 1.80GHzAdreno 640 @ 585MHz
DRAM 6 / 8 GB LPDDR4X 8 / 12 GB LPDDR4X
Storage 128 / 256GB UFS 3.0
Display 6.41″ AMOLED
2340 x 1080 (19.5:9)
60Hz
6.67″ AMOLED
3120 x 1440 (19.5:9)
90Hz
Size Height 157.7 mm 162.6 mm
Width 74.4 mm 75.9 mm
Depth 8.2 mm 8.8 mm
Weight 182 grams 206 grams
Battery Capacity 3700mAh

20W Charging (5V/4A)

4000mAh

30W Charging (5V/6A)

Wireless Charging N/A
Rear Cameras
Main 48MP IMX586
0.8µm pixels (1.6µm 4:1 12MP binning)f/1.7 / f/1.6 (Pro) lens
OIS
Telephoto 8MP 1.0µm pixels
f/2.4 3x zoom
OIS
Wide 16MP
f/2.4 117° wide-angle
Extra 5MP 1.12µm
f/2.4 Depth Sensor
Laser auto-focus module
Front Camera 16MP 1.0µm IMX471
f/2.0 lens; fixed focus
Water-Drop Notch     |      Pop-Up Slider
I/O USB-C 3.1
no headphone jack
Wireless (local) 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0 LE + NFC
Dual Band GPS (L1+L5), Dual Band Galileo (E1+E5a)
Cellular UE Category 16 (DL) / Category 13 (UL)
1000 Mbit/s DL (5xCA 4×4 MIMO)
150 Mbit/s UL
Other Features Dual Stereo Speakers
Dual-SIM Dual nano-SIM
Colors Mirror Gray
Red (China & India)
Mirror Gray (Glossy)
Almond (Glossy)
Nebula Blue (Etched/matte)
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