OnePlus 7 Pro Review: The Benchmark

OnePlus 7 ProBenchmarknoun; The standard by which all others are measured.  Cameron Summerson

The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the most impressive Android devices I’ve ever had the privilege of using. It’s sleek, fast, gorgeous, and—most importantly—offers incredible value. It sets a new standard for Android devices moving forward.

While the OP7 Pro’s predecessor, the OnePlus 6T, is an excellent phone in its own right, the 7 Pro shows how far OnePlus has come in a very short amount of time. This is the most mature, refined, and forward-thinking device ever released by the company, and it does it all while keeping the low price point (relatively speaking) the company is known for.

To put it as bluntly as possible: this is the best Android phone you can buy right now. I’d even be willing to bet that this will be the best Android phone of 2019. With a starting price of $670, no other manufacturer will be able to compete at this price point. Period.

Specs and Performance: The Fastest Android Phone I’ve Ever Used

I’ve used a lot of Android phones, but never have I been so taken aback at how insanely fast one is right out of the box. When I first started using the OP7 Pro, I was almost convinced that it was reading my mind—it’s so fast it almost seems like it can execute tasks before I even touch it. It’s mind-blowing.

I swear I think it knows what I’m going to do before I do it. Like it anticipates where I’m getting ready to tap and pre-emptively loads it up. It’s mind-reader fast.

— Cam ? (@Summerson) May 26, 2019

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8GB or 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB
  • Display: 6.67-inch edge-to-edge notchless QHD+ AMOLED panel (56PPI) w/ 90Hz refresh rate and pop-up front camera
  • Cameras: 48MP main camera, 8 MP telephoto lens, 16 MP ultra-wide lens; 16MP pop-up front camera
  • Ports: USB-C
  • Headphone Jack: No
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • Fingerprint Sensor: In-display
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/b/ac, 2.4GHz/5GHz; 2×2 MIMO; Bluetooth 5.0; NFC; AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile support
  • Colors: Mirror Gray, Nebula Blue, Almond
  • Price: $670-$750 (depending on configuration
  • Specs as reviewed: 12GB RAM, 256GB storage, Nebula Blue, $750

As soon as I popped it out of the box, one thing was clear: this phone is special. The edge-to-edge display is beautiful, the Nebula Blue finish on my review unit is killer, and the overall fit and finish is next-level.

It wasn’t until I starting using the 7 Pro that I was really blown away, though. As I said earlier, it’s the fastest Android phone I’ve ever used, which is impressive enough by itself. But there’s something else, something a little less tangible, that makes the OnePlus 7 Pro such an impressive piece of hardware.

There’s something that sits between the performance and the aesthetics that can’t be quantified.  The experience provided by any handset is a make or break detail that often gets overlooked (or rather, not emphasized), which is where there 7 Pro truly comes into its own. It offers an experience unlike any other Android phone—somehow familiar like a current-generation smartphone (so there’s no learning curve or feature gap), but simultaneously like something new and futuristic.

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