OnePlus – the brand that beliefs to provide high-end devices with amazing design and affordable pricing, the company usually unveils two smartphones in a year with a gap of 6 months. However, this year the company changed its track and unveiled two devices, a couple of months ago, in the form of OnePlus 7 series. And the company has unveiled its third smartphone of the year which is dubbed as OnePlus 7T which makes a bridge between the 7 series and the new devices coming with improvements and it borrowed some features from the OnePlus 7 Pro and offers at a lower price.
The OnePlus 7T is coming with a really good display as well as the company has improved the camera department which is a long-time request by the fans. The smartphone features glossy design and looks awesome, and it also offers great charging technology. In this article, I will provide all the answers about the device and that will help a new user to purchase it without any hesitation. So, without wasting any time let’s dive into the article to check out the complete review of the new OnePlus 7T, which is the affordable powerhouse.
Before we get into the review of the device, let’s check out the pricing details of the device. The 8 GB RAM variant with 128 GB storage is priced at ₹37,999 while the 8 GB of RAM with 256 GB version of the phone will cost ₹39.999.
In the box: OnePlus 7T Review
Along with the phone, you will get the Wrap 30T Charger and USB Type-C cable which you can connect for charging as well as to connect the smartphone with the PC. It also comes with a SIM eject pin, and you will also get a flexible Silicon cover to protect the rear side from unwanted scratches. And of course, the box also has a user manual. Having said that, inside the box you will also see a letter, which is written by the CEO of the OnePlus, along with the OnePlus sticker.
Design: OnePlus 7T Review
The OnePlus 7T features a similar designing setup with the OnePlus 7 series and the device is coming with the same slightly curved back and it also has a waterdrop like a notch on the top of the display and that is 30% smaller than the predecessor. That said, there’s no option to hide the notch and that’s a sad point 😢. Moving to the rear side, the device has the matte frosted glass back and it is very smooth and a little slippery, so I would suggest you to use the device with the case to make an extra grip.
It is coming with a circular module to accommodate its triple rear cameras and the new circular camera module resembles the devices of Motorola and Nokia. Well, the new addition is not so appealing and of course, it’s up to the personal choice but I did not like the new camera bump and that may because I like the traditional vertical orientation which is neat and cool.
Speaking about the button placement, the device is coming with the traditional setup, as the alert slider and power/lock button at the right side and the volume rockers on the left side. While the smartphone has the USB Type-C port, SIM tray, and loudspeaker are at the bottom.
Display: OnePlus 7T Review
It sports a 6.55 inch Fluid AMOLED display with Full HD+ with 2400×1080 pixels resolution and 402-pixel density (PPI). The smartphone also has HDR10 display with DCI-P3 gamut of 100% which means you will get an enhanced experience while watching the video contents. The refresh rate is increased to 90hz from 60hz of OnePlus 7, the biggest upgrade in the display, and the same will offer smooth visualization. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 6, and the company has implemented the new E3 material and that will reduce harmful blue light by 42% without affecting the colors. The smartphone also features a video enhancer to provide rich colors and contrast.
The smartphone also offers less reflective display and it is also coming with a new Reading Mode which offers the reading content in color instead of the black and white setup. Overall, the smartphone offers an amazing display that will give you thrilling experience while browsing, watching videos or playing games. It offers sharp colors and the smartphone will give a superb viewing experience.
Performance: OnePlus 7T Review
The all new OnePlus 7T is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor and the device is paired with 8GB of RAM along with 128 GB and 256 GB of internal storage, It also has Adreno 640 GPU for the graphical task. The 8GB RAM 256 GB storage variant is in for the review, and I didn’t find any kind of issues while using the smartphone. It takes every task easily as well as smoothly, I’m using the device as my primary phone for the last couple of days and I never disappointed with it. The device offers a really great experience while playing heavy games such as PUBG Mobile, and it also offers smooth navigation.
It also comes with a gaming mode that is dubbed as Game Space and its really great space for the gamers to explore into their favourite games and also allows to play without any interruptions and any distractions. The device is also coming with dual stereo speakers along with haptic vibration features, and the device delivers really cool sound and it provides the feel of the music as well as the gaming condition, and the haptic vibration is also improved.
Security Department: OnePlus 7T Review
The smartphone is coming with the in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature along with the traditional security options, and the new in-display fingerprint scanner is really fast. It unlocks the device in a flash, similarly, the face unlock feature is also very fast and sharp. You can unlock the device even with a side look, both of them has added a perfect security layer.
Camera: OnePlus 7T Review
The photography department has become an important area on smartphones these days, and the new OnePlus 7T is coming many improvements and the needful elements to cater the camera lovers. The smartphone is coming with triple rear camera setup and that is in a combination of the primary camera with a 48MP Sony IMX586 lens with f/1.6 aperture, 0.8μm pixel size, OIS, EIS, and PDAF. The secondary is a 16MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture, and the third one is a 12MP Telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, f/2.2 aperture, and PDAF. The nightscape is available here for the wide-angle lens as well.
It can record videos up to 4k at 60fps and slow-motion up to 960fps at 720p. At the front, there’s a 16MP lens with f/2.0 aperture, 1.0μm pixel size, and EIS. The smartphone also supports macro photography and that is powered by the software, and it really offers cool images. The Macro mode allows to capture a closer subject and it impressed. The camera department of the device also manages color balance very well and it also offers great natural depth.
The company has improved the Portrait Mode compared with the predecessors. Speaking about the night mode, the device offers good images in the dark condition but there are some issues in the autofocus. Having said that, the front camera is also improved and gives some good and balanced images, it also gives details of the face and the front camera also performed well during the dark condition You guys can check out few camera samples of the device below.
Software: OnePlus 7T Review
The latest OnePlus 7T runs on the new Android 10 operating system out of the box with OxygenOS 10 on top, and the device also becomes the first smartphone to come with the latest version of the Android operating system. The smartphone also loaded with many UI customization options and that includes system-wide themes, a dark mode, fine-grained notification behaviour control, multiple icon packs, and many shortcut gestures. It has the new Android 10 gesture setup but there’s no Android 9 kind of swipeable Home button.
Furthermore, the software department also offers the new privacy and permission notification, priority notifications, auto-suggested replies in message notifications, and a redesigned share sheet for content. It is worth to mention that the device is coming with pre-installed applications such as Amazon Kindle, Amazon Shopping, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video along with Google applications as well as OnePlus applications including the popular Community to participate in the official forums and those can be removed.
Battery: OnePlus 7T Review
It packs in a 3,800 mAh battery with new Warp Charge 30T fast charging. This new charging tech will charge the device 23% faster than OnePlus 7 Pro. Speaking about the real-life experience, the device offers a great battery backup. It provided a full day of service with moderate use, and heavy usage it served more than six hours.
Talking about the charging time, the device charges from zero to 100 percent in less than one hour, and that is really impressive and a great deal for our day to day life. The device takes 33 minutes to charge 70% from 0%, and in the next 15 minutes, it will charge 94% for you. Finally, the device will be fully charged in 55 minutes.
Verdict: OnePlus 7T Review
The new OnePlus 7T is a perfect bridge between the high-cost OnePlus 7 Pro and the company has done a great job to give great features to more audiences with the new attractive pricing. The device has good design, performance, and display which is the most highlighting factor, it also comes with great improvements for the camera lovers as well. The new OnePlus 7T is perfect as well as an affordable powerhouse and it will be a great upgrade for every smartphone user.