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 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 because of the use of the Snapdragon 636 SoC. The device has been increasingly popular, so naturally, that increases the expectations we have from its successor, the Oneplus 7 Pro.
Xiaomi is apparently playing safe and it has retained exactly the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. Precisely what is different now is the fact that Oneplus 7 Pro receives a notched display and dual cameras on the front along with the back. Can the brand new Oneplus 7 Pro be as successful since the phone it replaces? We put it for the test to find out.
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). Actually, should you position 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 does not let the phone rest flat when lying on any surface. The digital camera module also houses an LED flash. Metallic backplate sits over the plastic frame from the smartphone.
However, from your front, the Oneplus 7 Pro sticks out, primarily because it features a bigger display with a notch towards the top. This notch is bigger compared to one on the Redmi 6 Pro, Xiaomi’s first smartphone with a notch in India.
Xiaomi has positioned the power as well as the volume buttons on the right. The energy button is not hard to hit, nevertheless the volume buttons need somewhat of a stretch to arrive at. All buttons offer solid feedback. On the top, this phone includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, a secondary microphone, plus an IR emitter which may be used to control appliances . Towards the bottom, there’s a Micro-USB port that is a little disappointing, given that other phones in this particular price range including the Nokia 6.1 Plus and also the Motorola One Power sport USB Type-C ports. There are grilles on each side in the Micro-USB port but only usually the one on the right houses a loudspeaker.
The left side of the phone is bare and merely has the hybrid dual-SIM tray. Xiaomi has curved the back of the telephone that make it comfortable to hold. The 182g weight is additionally masked well, which phone fails to feel uncomfortable to carry. If you are wondering regarding the weight, the Oneplus 7 Pro is heavy since 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 obtain the solution to expand storage making use of the hybrid dual-SIM tray but tyrnaw the cost of another SIM. While 64GB of internal storage should suffice for many individuals, a devoted microSD card slot would’ve helped. There is 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 has 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 usual, and then connected several other devices for the smartphone using its hotspot feature. It worked as advertised, so we could access the net with the Oneplus 7 Pro.
This phone also has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3. but Xiaomi only ships a 10W charger inside the box. You can buy a quick charger separately to allow fast charging. Similar to the Xiaomi Poco F1, the Oneplus 7 Pro also gets a water-resistant P2i coating.