The OnePlus 7 Pro is my current first choice phone that I have been using for the past month or so. This is easily the best smartphone I have used till date. I am saying this based on a real end user’s point of view rather than a reviewer’s point of view. This phone fits perfectly for those who want a fluid yet error free experience similar to the expectations that you have on iPhone.

Image taken from OnePlus’s official website

 

What’s inside the box?

-OnePlus 7 Pro
-Warp Charge 30 Power Adapter
-Warp Type-C Cable (Support USB 2.0)
-Quick Start Guide
-Welcome Letter
-Safety Information and Warranty Card
-LOGO Sticker
-Case
-Screen Protector (pre-applied)
-SIM Tray Ejector

Free Gifts from DirectD:

  • 1 x USB Type C Cable (Red color)
  • 1 x OnePlus Bullets v2 earphones
  • 1 x Mobile tripod

Design

Probably the most trending design out there at the moment. Featuring front and back glass with aluminium sides enabling it to fit a full view display rather than some notches nor punch holes that can be distracting at times. For me, this is the way to go, similar like the one on OPPO Find X.

There’s no 3.5mm earphone/headphone jack, there’s a pop-up front camera, dual slim slot, volume rockers on the left while power button and ring/vibrate/silent trio slider button is nicely placed on the right side.

The way to charge or transfer data is via the USB Type-C 3.1 port which supports USB On-The-Go. There are three camera lens paired with single LED flash placed on the middle-back. Fingerprint scanner? You have an in-display fingerprint scanner  which works like a bliss and way faster than the one on OnePlus 6T. It is also a tad lil faster than the one on Samsung Galaxy S10+.

Display

They call it Fluid AMOLED. Rich, high in contrast where black looks blacker. Samsung users will be familiar with this. The word fluid represents the 90hz refresh rate which is enabled on the OnePlus 7 Pro. This makes the user experience extremely smooth alongside the Oxygen OS. Scrolling and navigating seems to be extra fun when you have a higher refresh rate than the standard 60hz. There is option to disable the 90hz but I am never gonna do that as it is a must have feature in smartphones these days! QHD+ display on the OnePlus 7 Pro is rated and certified as HDR10+, a greater high definition viewing experience. The overall display is sized at 6.67-inches the resolution is set at 1440 x 3120 resulting in 516ppi.

Sound

The earpiece serves as a speaker alongside the one placed on the bottom which makes it stereo firing speakers. The collaboration with Dolby Atmos enhances the sound effects regardless via speakers nor via earphones. For me, direct front firing stereo speakers would be my first choice however the OnePlus 7 Pro still wins my heart.

Performance

This beast comes with Snapdragon 855, which was the latest 7nm processor back then during the launch however there’s a newer one which is Snapdragon 855+ now which comes on the ASUS’s ROG Phone 2. Mine comes with 6GB of RAM alongside 128GB of storage capacity. This is also one of the first few phone that comes with UFS 3.0 flash storage which delivers faster processing speed, up to double the speed compared to UFS 2.1. For me, when you pay for a smartphone which costs anywhere more than RM2000, it should barely lag or the more expensive it gets, RIP lag. OnePlus 7 Pro is probably the only phone I do not see anymore lags completely. This is surely due to the optimization of the software – Oxygen OS on Android Pie. It is definitely as good as the stock Android experience. Is the term Vanilla UI still applicable? Also, the haptic feedback/vibration on the OnePlus 7 Pro is totally different from the other Android phones that I have ever used. It is definitely a more expensive vibration motor and you should definitely try it out.

Camera

Many reviewers were complaining and unsatisfied with the camera performance, however as many of you are aware – upon the fixes that came via software update drastically improved the image quality! I just cannot stop taking photos with the OnePlus 7 Pro. It beats the iPhone in terms of image quality. The colors that is produced is magnificent where the contrast is eye-catchy.

The trending camera setup which are main+telephoto+ultra wide works flawlessly on the 7 Pro. There’s even a trick where you can zoom continuously similar to the Oppo Reno. Go figure! Lastly the nightscape mode is also impressive and having a steady pair of hands will be great. Check out my image collections via the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Normal Mode

Wide-angle mode

3x Optical Zoom

Normal Mode

Nightscape 2.0 Mode

Normal Mode

Nightscape 2.0 Mode

Video quality is good but not the best as I do not see any smartphone to capture better video footage than the iPhone XS/XS Max. Don’t get me wrong, it is not too far away from the iPhone.

Oxygen OS

Probably the best Android-skin-on available till date. You can customize almost anything that you want to or even wished for. If you want you battery to only display the percentage rather than the power bar, you may do that on the OnePlus 7 Pro. You wanna add shortcuts by just long-pressing the fingerprint sensor on the display? You can do that too. Impressive much? There’s also Zen Mode which basically does not allow you to use the phone up to 20 minutes so that quality time can be spent with your family, friends and even your pet – Are you up for the challenge?

Call Quality

I have been calling out and receiving calls with no issues while the call quality is very good too. The earpiece on the front may look like over-placed on the top, but it is placed just right after you get used to it. There was an issue while you are on call, the notification bar gets accidentally touched constantly – however it was fixed in the latest software update.

Battery

Battery life on the OnePlus 7 Pro is not the best you can get out there and you should already know when you have a battery draining feature like the 90hz refresh rate. It is also not the worst battery life, I can get up to 6 or 7 hours of screen on time with decent gaming as well as massive Chrome session on browsing the web. Alot of social media applications such as Facebook and Instagram is used as well. With that amount of screen on time, the phone will last up to a full day with few more percentage left below 10%. Anyways, you should be aware that the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with Warp charge! This is a feature which enhances the charging speed. You can get a full charge of the 4000mAh capacity within an hour. The maximum charging output is capped at 30W which reduces once the battery charge increases. The trademark Red+White charging cable is also one of my main reason to purchase the OnePlus 7 Pro.

 

Conclusion

Spending money for a smartphone these days is not a easy decision to be made. The price to pay for a flagship smartphone is above most people’s pay-grade and you would surely want something that satisfies as well as lasts. The OnePlus 7 Pro is definitely a choice that I will not regret as it makes me feel like never want to stop using it. I had the option to get the Huawei P30 Pro for just RM28xx via Lazada during mid year sales and yet I opt to get the OnePlus 7 Pro which costs a tad more.

Make sure to read through reviews before getting any smartphone for yourself as we definitely give you the best thoughts and end-user experience. OnePlus 7 Pro is a well-balanced device which will never disappoint you. Most people out there are not aware of the brand “OnePlus” and people will ask you silly questions such as “Oneplus? Is that Vivo or OPPO?” Even Xiaomi is well-known compared to OnePlus. Most OnePlus users are real fans and power users, the community is real and I have never seen this level of corporation between the end users as well as the company itself. The feedback given is taken seriously which results in fast software updates.

Price & Availability

The OnePlus 7 Pro is priced at RM2999/RM3399/RM3799 for 6GB+128GB/8GB+256GB/12GB+256GB respectively. Colors available in Malaysia are Nebula Blue and Mirror Grey while the Almond is yet to arrive. Please take note that the prices above is the latest price where the 8GB/12GB RAM version prices have been reduced. You may opt to purchase it at DirectD like I did or you can also purchase it online via their official store in Lazada.

I have got an additional Type-C cable as well as the OnePlus Bullets V2 earphones as free gifts. But if you opt to purchase online directly via Lazada, you are eligible for 1 year of screen crack warranty on top the 2 years device warranty, where you “never settle” for less.

OnePlus 7 Pro Review - The best buy of 2019
Fast and smoothFantastic displayGreat camera performanceWarp charging is the bomb!Oxygen OS is well optimized & stable
Battery life could have been betterNo 3.5mm headphone jackNo wireless charging feature
4.8Overall Score
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