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 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 due to 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 receives a notched display and dual cameras on the front and also the back. Can the newest Oneplus 7 Pro be as successful since the phone it replaces? We place it for the test to discover.
Xiaomi Oneplus 7 Pro design – When it comes to size, the OnePlus 7 Pro Back Cover is roughly much like its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review). In reality, 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 have the ability to separate them easily. The vertical dual camera setup protrudes slightly and will not allow the phone rest flat when lying on any surface. Your camera module also houses an LED flash. A metal backplate sits over the plastic frame from the smartphone.
However, from your front, the Oneplus 7 Pro stands out, primarily because it has a bigger display having a notch towards the top. This notch is bigger compared to the one on the Redmi 6 Pro, Xiaomi’s first smartphone with a notch in India.
Xiaomi has positioned the ability and the volume buttons on the right. The ability button is simple going to, but the volume buttons need somewhat of a stretch to achieve. All buttons offer solid feedback. On the top, this phone includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, a secondary microphone, and an IR emitter which can be used to control appliances . Towards the bottom, there’s a Micro-USB port which is a little disappointing, considering that other phones in this particular range of prices like the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Motorola One Power sport USB Type-C ports. There are grilles on each side from the Micro-USB port but only the one on the right houses a loudspeaker.
The left side in the phone is bare and just has the hybrid dual-SIM tray. Xiaomi has curved the back of the telephone which will make it comfortable to hold. The 182g weight can also be masked well, and this phone does not feel uncomfortable to hold. In case you are wondering regarding 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 latter. You are doing obtain the solution to expand storage making use of the hybrid dual-SIM tray but tyrnaw the price of an additional SIM. While 64GB of internal storage should suffice for many people, a dedicated microSD card slot would’ve helped. There is 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 features a Wi-Fi passthrough feature that lets the telephone act 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 we could access the net through 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 simple charger separately to permit fast charging. Much like the Xiaomi Poco F1, the Oneplus 7 Pro also gets a water-resistant P2i coating.