While OnePlus 7 Pro Marked the beginning of OnePlus’ moving in a new direction, the OnePlus 7T was an indication that the old OnePlus is still alive with a very innovative package at a reasonable price. Although the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro released, the OnePlus 7T and 7 Pro are still widespread and excellent options in 2020. But how do they stack up against each other, let’s find out!
First things first, there are more similarities between these phones than there are differences. The computing power is basically the same, the software experience is the same, the photography experience is the same. So let’s filter out the differences and talk about them in this comparison video. Also, I’ve used these two phones as my daily driver for a long time, so I’m not speaking from a datasheet, but from experience.
Let’s start with the hardware. The construction of the OnePlus 7 Pro lies in the hand with its curved back and the front glass. It also has a certain weight that, while heavy to the touch, also adds an air of sturdiness to it. The OnePlus 7T, on the other hand, feels good, but not nearly as high-quality. It’s much narrower, which makes one-handed operation a bit easier, but not quite enough due to its size. The large camera hump on the back of the OnePlus 7T is a subjective quality, some love it and some don’t. Personally, I don’t mind it much, but at the same time I can’t deny that the OnePlus 7 Pro just looks and feels better. In summary, the OnePlus 7 Pro feels like a very nifty flagship in the hand, while the OnePlus 7T feels like a very well-built mid-range smartphone.
Let’s come to the biggest difference for me, the display. There is no clear winner here. Both are excellent 90 Hz panels with the same resolution of 1440 × 3120. In my eyes, the colors and overall quality are on par OnePlus 7 Pro is better and the overall vibrancy and satiety is just one notch above the 7T. But the 7T shines in terms of practicality. The narrower display of the OnePlus 7T is not curved, which makes it much easier to use, especially with one hand. Accidental touch rejection on the OnePlus 7 Pro is a hit or miss and can be frustrating at times. This problem does not exist with the flat display of the OnePlus 7T.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 7 Pro defends itself with its clean, continuous display without a notch or punch hole. I know it doesn’t make much of a difference in practice, but it just looks a lot better. The tear-drop notch on the 7T is very common on mid-range and lower-end smartphones, which makes it a bit boring compared to the 7 Pro. Of course, this is a subjective opinion and you could have a different perspective, but from my point of view the OnePlus 7 Pro just looks and feels more unique, despite being a practical step down from the OnePlus 7T.
Software and performance
Performance and software will be the smallest sections here. The software experience is exactly the same, Oxygen OS, which is fast, snappy, customizable, and generally a popular Android skin. The OnePlus 7T has a Snapdragon 855+ compared to the 855 in the OnePlus 7 Pro. While I didn’t notice even a tiny difference in performance, there could be a difference 2 or 3 years later, so keep that in mind.
- The main, ultra-wide and front cameras use the same sensor and optics, so they are practically the same. The only differences are:
- 7 Pro has laser autofocus which works very well, but the difference will not be noticeable to the casual user.
- The 7 Pro’s telephoto lens is 3x compared to the 7T’s 2x. This leads to a better depth of field and a better bokeh (better portrait images).
- 7T has a macro mode.
Other than that, both phones have super-fast in-display fingerprint sensors that are reliable and get the job done. Both lack a headphone jack, both are Dual Sim, neither come with a Type-C to 3.5mm dongle, which is a bad move in my opinion. I have a friend who uses the OnePlus 7T and from time to time has some issues with the proximity sensor, although personally I haven’t faced these issues on any of the phones.
Battery life and charging
Battery life is another aspect that made a significant difference, but only initially. The OnePlus 7T started out with an average battery life that got better with updates and usage. The 7 Pro had amazing battery life to begin with, which deteriorated a bit. So the graph of the 7T went up and the 7 Pro went back so far that they are now at a crossroads with pretty much the same stamina for me. But none of that matters because of the insanely fast warp loading. The OnePlus 7T supports faster Warp Charge 30T compared to the 7 Pro, but both are pretty fast and I won’t take it as a significant difference.
This will be a very inference. See these two phones are amazing and just impossible to go wrong with either of them. They’re just so perfect that the only big problem creating this video was picking a winner. But we have to do that and it’s the OnePlus 7 Pro. You see, the OnePlus 7 Pro isn’t that much more expensive now and the clean display along with the better screen quality and better hand feel just brings it home for the 7 Pro. But with that in mind, I want to reiterate that if the OnePlus 7 Pro is a 10/10 phone, the 7T is a 9.75 / 10. That’s how good these two phones are.
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