Oneplus is misleadingly reporting 3x optical zoom while clearly having a blend between optical zoom on the tele and normal lens photos in order to obtain the final picture.
If you analyze the pictures taken in a sequence on 1) portrait mode and 2) normal photo using tele, you will see a difference in lens distance which means different zooms were used to take those 2 pictures. More than that, both pictures are reported as being taken at 6.95mm, but one has 12MP (portrait) and the other 8MP (tele).
You have to understand guys, this is not exactly going straight up against the heavy hitters like Samsung and Apple, yes in the one-plus world this is ofc a flagship but just not one to go up against the big boys. Now to really show why the 7 pro is worth it lets take it up against the S10e and IP10R, Samsung and Apple's "budget" option. already the 7pro's screen beats it all especially with apple going back to LCD for the 10R and while you cant deny the S10e has a beautiful screen, with a hole punch notch, no curves, and no high refresh rate, its hard not to go for the pro. Now UI, charging, and even the camera are mostly user conducted opinions, some may love it some may not. Lastly the price, you are getting a hell of a lot of features on the pro even more so than the other 2 phones. Now for 8gb or ram + 256gb of storage at $699 it still cost less than the base model iphone 10 r with 64 gb of storage $750 and the Samsung S10e at 128gb or storage at the same price. So imma just leave this here for the neurons in your head to click and see the bigger picture.
So i gotta say i got the O+5T and that phone is absolutely amazing. Very good camera, awesome screen resolution and aspect ratio, whole day battery life with some of the fastest charging I've ever seen, a clean UI with stock android, to me the fastest face unlock I've ever had. It had no wireless charging, no IP rating, one okay speaker, and little storage (that was mainly on me for not getting the larger GB version but i digress). Now take the everything i loved about the 5T and make it better. Now i have one of the best looking screens with a 90hz refresh rate, a plethora of storage, an in-display fingerprint scanner, 3 cameras at high resolution and clarity, and still keeping the cleanest UI from Oxygen OS. And even if there is no IP rating there is still some water resistance, and last time i checked i never keep any phones near water anyways so im cool with that. in conclusion this phone is everything i need in a phone with extra goodies and a much cheaper price.
Way to many hardware features omitted from this to call this a flagship. A good camera, screen and best available SoC doesn't automatically make a phone a flagship. Looks to me like O+ blew all their budget on the screen and had to cut corners to make sure it was priced at their obligatory annual price increase.
O+, the eternal "almost but not quite" phone company.
how usually with oneplus: much noise-less essence. They create marketing noise but hardware is on a average level.
WillNonya, 19 May 2019I really don¬ít understand some of the comments being made. They read like a list of thing I ... moreYou do realize that wireless charging does not mean no fast charging, right? it is possible to have both, and not all wireless charging is as slow as say on iphone (7.5W?), you can charge in up to 18W wirelessly, last time I checked.
I have wireless charging pads at my office and at home. It's very convenient to have and to use. Phone still supports QuickCharge 4.0+ as well.
It really is not an expensive component, so leaving it out of the oneplus 7 (pro) was a strange decision.
I really don¬ít understand some of the comments being made. They read like a list of thing I wish my phone had that I¬íll never really use.
I remember wireless charging from my Nokia Lumia days. It has a cool factor but fast charging is much more practical. The convenience factor of wireless charging is laughably small. Being able to plug in a quick charger after a flight, between meetings or when I bet back to my office after a day of bouncing between worksites is much more useful. Like removing the headphone jack wireless charging is mostly just a way to sell overpriced accessories while saying you have the latest and greatest.
Would I like to have the option of an SD card? Yes, definitely. Not at the expense of the second sim though like the Samsungs. Having seen the performance hit S9¬ís took from SD cards and living without one for years has shown me this really isn¬ít a problem. Without an SD card I have offline maps for a dozen countries, tens of gb of mucic, tens of gb more of videos and more than enough room for all the pictures of my kid he can stand for me to take. It would be nice to have but no practical downside.
The 3.5mm jack is another ¬ďwould be nice to have¬Ē but I honestly don¬ít use the one I have unless I¬ím on a very long flight while the wireless buds are recharging.
The alert slider is something I find surprising useful but not something you find on my Android phones.
One plus cameras have always been good but admittedly not great. Better than other lower priced phones but not top tier. Historically that¬ís been offset by their lower price. While they still have a price advantage it¬ís been narrowing significantly. For the way I use a phone¬ís camera Oneplus have performed well. Since I can¬ít remember which year I last used the front camera on my phone I¬íll gladly take the pop up camera over the senseless notch designs.
When you buy a OnePlus what you end up with is a good phone that is faster and more fluid than the S10¬ís, offers a more well thought out user experience than the pixel 3¬ís (and galaxies) and leaves a few hundred dollars in your pocket while it does it.
Anonymous, 17 May 2019Overall an expensive garbage phone. Too big and small battery! space taken by rubbish selfie c... more"I picked up a __________ on sale for $800" Wow, we live in interesting times.... Talk about an unsustainable bidness model 🤔
12 gb phone not in stock took booking they will deliver on 18th but tling 28 now, why hype when you can't deliver and no colors too
good review, truth one plus has a useless camera when compared to the competition. No flagship killer.
Awesome post. I was thinking to buy a one plus 7 pro. This post will help me.
Jojo, 16 May 2019At $300-400 USD this phone is a game changer. At $700-800 it is just another overpriced flagsh... moreUm,you do know that Tmobile carries this phone right??Your sales projection is going to be way off?
No video recording with wide angle = no bueno
Even my LG G6 can do that, and switch on the fly, that is a huge dropped ball OnePlus, and a dealbreaker for me.
Panda eyes, 17 May 2019Does anyone know who the screen is by, Samsung? Yes, screen is made by Samsung.
You enjoyed 6T rubbish camera? it's probably the worse algorithm quality in history. Full of noise and grainy. Pocophone F1 camera is better than that crap!
Take a look at blue sky in the photos you posted! they are super grainy! how can you say that is a good camera?
Overall an expensive garbage phone. Too big and small battery! space taken by rubbish selfie camera which takes alot of useful space. And the camera, as expected it sucks!
You must be a braindead fanboy to buy this...i just bought a Samsung Galaxy S10+ for $800 on sale.