The Oneplus 7 Pro is here now 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 tactic 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 thanks to the utilization of the Snapdragon 636 SoC. The device has been extremely popular, so naturally, that increases the expectations we’ve from its successor, the Oneplus 7 Pro.
Xiaomi is apparently playing safe and has retained exactly the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. What is different now is that the Oneplus 7 Pro turns into a notched display and dual cameras on the front and also the back. Can the newest Oneplus 7 Pro be as successful because the phone it replaces? We place it for the test to discover.
Xiaomi Oneplus 7 Pro design – In terms of size, the OnePlus 7 Pro Back Cover is roughly comparable to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review). In fact, should you put the Xiaomi Mi A2 , Redmi Note 5 Pro, and Oneplus 7 Pro next to each other and face down, you won’t be able to distinguish between them easily. The vertical dual camera setup protrudes slightly and will not allow the phone rest flat when lying on any surface. The camera module also houses an LED flash. A metal backplate sits over the plastic frame of the smartphone.
However, from the front, the Oneplus 7 Pro sticks out, primarily because it has a bigger display with a notch at the top. This notch is larger compared to the one on the Redmi 6 Pro, Xiaomi’s first smartphone having a notch in India.
Xiaomi has positioned the power as well as the volume buttons on the right. The power button is not hard to hit, nevertheless the volume buttons need somewhat of a stretch to reach. All buttons offer solid feedback. On the top, this phone features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a secondary microphone, plus an IR emitter which could be used to control appliances . Towards the bottom, there’s a Micro-USB port that is a little disappointing, considering that other phones in this particular price range like the Nokia 6.1 Plus as well as the Motorola One Power sport USB Type-C ports. You will find grilles on both sides in the Micro-USB port only usually the one on the right houses a loudspeaker.
The left side in the phone is bare and only has the hybrid dual-SIM tray. Xiaomi has curved the back of the phone which will make it comfortable to keep. The 182g weight can also be masked well, and also this phone does not feel uncomfortable to keep. Should you be wondering about the weight, the Oneplus 7 Pro is heavy since it packs in a 4000mAh battery.
The Oneplus 7 Pro is available in two variants, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, as well as the other with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Our review unit was the second. You are doing get the option to expand storage using the hybrid dual-SIM tray but tyrnaw the price of a second SIM. While 64GB of internal storage should suffice for many people, a dedicated microSD card slot would’ve helped. There exists 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 telephone act as a Wi-Fi repeater. We connected the Oneplus 7 Pro to our Wi-Fi access point as usual, and then connected a couple of other devices towards the smartphone using its hotspot feature. It worked as advertised, and that we could access the net from the Oneplus 7 Pro.
This phone even offers support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3. but Xiaomi only ships a 10W charger inside the box. You can purchase a simple charger separately to enable fast charging. Much like the Xiaomi Poco F1, the Oneplus 7 Pro also gets a water-resistant P2i coating.