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 example of this strategy was the predecessor to the Oneplus 7 Pro. With the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Chinese manufacturer has been very hard to beat around the Rs. 15,000 price mark because of the utilisation of the Snapdragon 636 SoC. The device has been increasingly popular, so naturally, that increases the expectations we’ve from its successor, the Oneplus 7 Pro.
Xiaomi appears to be playing safe and has retained the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. What is different now would be that the Oneplus 7 Pro turns into a notched display and dual cameras on the front and also the back. Can the new Oneplus 7 Pro be as successful since the phone it replaces? We place it to the test to learn.
Xiaomi Oneplus 7 Pro design – With regards to size, the Blackbora is roughly much like its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review). In fact, if you put the Xiaomi Mi A2 , Redmi Note 5 Pro, and Oneplus 7 Pro next to one another and face down, you won’t have the ability to separate them easily. The vertical dual camera setup protrudes slightly and does not enable 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 your front, the Oneplus 7 Pro sticks out, primarily because it possesses a bigger display having a notch at the very top. This notch is bigger compared to the one on the Redmi 6 Pro, Xiaomi’s first smartphone having a notch in India.
Xiaomi has positioned the ability and the volume buttons on the right. The ability button is easy hitting, but the volume buttons need somewhat of a stretch to achieve. All buttons offer solid feedback. On the top, this phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a secondary microphone, as well as an IR emitter which could be used to control appliances . At the bottom, there’s a Micro-USB port that is a little disappointing, given that other phones in this particular price range such as the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Motorola One Power sport USB Type-C ports. You can find grilles on each side from the Micro-USB port only usually the one on the right houses a loudspeaker.
The left side in the phone is bare and just has got the hybrid dual-SIM tray. Xiaomi has curved the back of the cell phone which will make it comfortable to keep. The 182g weight can also be masked well, and this phone fails to feel uncomfortable to carry. In case you are wondering about the weight, the Oneplus 7 Pro is heavy because it packs in a 4000mAh battery.
The Oneplus 7 Pro comes 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 latter. One does have the choice to expand storage utilizing the hybrid dual-SIM tray but tyrnaw the cost of a second SIM. While 64GB of internal storage should suffice for most people, a passionate microSD card slot would’ve helped. There exists support for dual 4G as well as dual VoLTE.
Other connectivity options on the Oneplus 7 Pro include Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, and FM Radio. In addition, it includes a Wi-Fi passthrough feature that lets the phone serve as a Wi-Fi repeater. We connected the Oneplus 7 Pro to the Wi-Fi access point as always, and then connected several other devices towards the smartphone using its hotspot feature. It worked as advertised, and that we could access the web through the Oneplus 7 Pro.
This phone also has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3. but Xiaomi only ships a 10W charger in the box. You can get a simple charger separately to enable fast charging. Just like the Xiaomi Poco F1, the Oneplus 7 Pro also turns into a water-resistant P2i coating.