Would you buy One Plus 7T

OnePlus 7T review - from 551 € AMOLED, 90Hz, SD855 +

This time it was faster than usual, less than 5 months have passed and the improved version of the OnePlus 7 will be available soon. The OnePlus 7T offers a lot of innovations that were missing in the simple 7 model. So we now get a larger display with 6.55 ″, a resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels, again an AMOLED panel but now with the previously sorely missed 90Hz panel including HDR10 + and Dolby Atmos stereo speakers. From 835,55€ on Banggood.com is it starting.

Normally, OnePlus always takes 6 months to present the improved T models. This time, however, it went a little faster. Why can one only speculate. Either what the feedback from the buyers is already there, the technical development faster or maybe because the OnePlus 7 did not sell as well as the Pro model, because some core features (keyword 90Hz panel) were not offered and for many interested parties it was only one Processor upgrade with slightly improved camera was. Be that as it may, with the newly released OnePlus 7T, the cheaper of the two devices is also becoming much more interesting again. The drop notch has not changed anything in terms of the look of the front. The back, on the other hand, reveals more of a change: the camera with its 3 sensors is now lined up horizontally, but surrounded by a large, dark, protruding circle.

Here will now be a 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor (f / 1.6) including OIS and EIS (optical / electronic stabilization) 12 MP sensor (f / 2.2) With 2x optical zoom or as Macro lens and a 16 megapixel sensor (f / 2.2) used for 117 ° wide-angle shots. Videos can be recorded in [email protected] [email protected] as well as in FHD with 60 / 30fps. The night mode and the general image quality are said to have been improved again. A 16 megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor is used on the front in the now 30% smaller drop notch. The 6.55 ″ AMOLED with 90Hz refresh rate is probably the biggest highlight in the OnePlus 7T. Also will HDR + supported, including software enhancement of films if you like to use that. This also increases the maximum brightness. The tip here is supposed to be at1000nits lie, but on average are between600-800nits level off.

The significantly smoother and more fluid image structure is immediately noticeable. Especially in the clean and very fluid Android 10 another noticeable improvement. Also the use of the new ones UFS 3.0 Storage connection brings that little something extra on top. Here you have the choice between 8 + 128GB or 8 + 256GB and of course different colors of the case (Frosted Silver, Glacier Blue). Of course, you shouldn't completely forget the new one, which is also faster Snapdragon 855+ the now with 2.96GHz Takt works and sometimes more than 397,000 Antutu Can calculate points.

The Fingerprint sensor under glass has been improved and now reads the finger even faster. Face unlock will of course continue to be supported. The connectivity is pretty good as usual: be it Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 3.1, dual-band WLAN / AC or Dual sim. It is still not possible to expand the memory. Here OnePlus is taking the safe route of always being able to offer the desired performance, which is not always possible with a microSD card. That’s why you’re still deciding against it. The same applies to the inductive / wireless charging option. You don't want to block this yet. But that could change in the future, possibly with the next generation. What I'm still a fan of: Stereo speakers, they are also included in the One Plus 7T Atmos certification installed.

The battery is performing 3800mAh Capacity and supportsWarp Charge 30T. So the smartphone can reach 70% capacity in 30 minutes 5V / 4A to be brought. The term should be here under Android 10 also be pleasantly long. Due to the size of the display and the increased performance of the SOC, no new records will be broken. The dimensions of the OnePlus 7T are included160.94 x 74.44 x 8.13 mm and a weight of 190g. Incidentally, the OnePlus devices are still not certified as waterproof, but should still be protected against penetrating moisture inside. Good to know in an emergency. There is no LED message display. For this you can activate the Alway-On function of the AMOLED display.

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Reviews / experiences / opinions

If a test video goes longer than usual, that's a good sign. 😀 I have to say that I absolutely love the OnePlus 7t, the flawless workmanship around the device, but the protruding camera could have used a little more fine-tuning. It is minimally sharp-edged on the outer and inner ring. With the enclosed silicone cover, you can quickly cut off this point. The smartphone is not advertised as being waterproof, but if you look at the SIM card slot, you will immediately notice the rubber surround around the slide. Thus, it is well protected against water in an emergency, but of course not suitable for diving or showering. Unfortunately, nothing has changed in terms of looks since the OnePlus 6t. Only the notch is now 30% smaller compared to the previous OnePlus 7. The full view display is initially reserved for the OnePlus 7 Pro.

The display can convince directly, despite the protective film provided at the factory, it is simply extremely easy to use, it also has strong colors and a slightly higher resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels. In the system, I can choose a wide variety of color profiles and options in order to meet my own taste perfectly.
You can feel the 90hz directly as well as the new UFS 3.0 storage connection and system optimization by OnePlus. The system is so incredibly responsive and responsive. Everything is implemented directly, carried out without delays and feels so incredibly fast and smooth. Even games like Arc 2.0 load instantly and very quickly like I haven't seen before. The maximum brightness is 1000nits, but only 600-800nits are used on average. This means that you hardly have any problems reading the display properly even in stronger sunlight.

camera

The cameras are the sanctuary of humanity today. Hardly anything is currently more important. I have to measure everything by that. Fortunately, the OnePlus 7T does that pretty well, certainly still not perfect, but the pictures with beautiful colors, mostly good sharpness and pleasant contrasts can please. The details in the pictures are also good, but still not among the best. The image quality also fluctuates with the sensor used. In 2x optical zoom mode, for example, you also have good details, but the colors are pushed quite well, which also looks a bit artificial, if I use the wide-angle lens immediately, the quality is visibly reduced, colors, contrasts and, above all, details and sharpness become drastic reduced. Here you have the worst result. In general, the differences in the color saturation of the respective sensors are too visible. OnePlus should make some improvements here.
If you only look at your pictures on the phone display, you will probably not register it, but if you want to view or even edit the pictures on a large scale on the PC, you will probably not be satisfied with most wide-angle shots. What again invites you to try and test is the macro mode. With a distance of 2.5 cm to the object, this enables completely new viewing possibilities and photo ideas. In terms of quality, the images are also somewhat reduced in overall quality, but they can still convince through the viewing angle. The sharpness and focus are usually right so that the images still work on the home PC.
The front camera also does a good job of creating sharp and detailed images, but of course loses sharpness and details under low light with really little light.
The flash illuminates well and naturally, but without the flash the background noise is pleasantly restrained in the darker shots, the night mode sharpens the edges and contours of the objects, but also brings back one or the other detail in dark shots with residual light out. I liked the pictures a lot, but they don't come close to the algorithm of a Google camera or the Huawei Pro devices.
I also liked the video recordings very much, regardless of whether it was [email protected] / 30 or FHD with 60 / 30fps. The image sharpness and details are good, the focus extremely fast, only with a reduced resolution the video / image no longer looks so clean. In "Super stable mode" (apparently all 3 sensors are used here) there is a wobble / fisheye ring in the center of the image, which is clearly visible in moving images and destroys the entire image. Presumably this comes from the wide-angle camera sensor. It may be possible to fix this with an update. Otherwise, the resolution is only FHD anyway and the recording is very sluggish. However, this option is not necessary either, since all videos are stabilized via OIS or EIS.

performance

Above I already touched it briefly: the system performance is second to none. Antutu are calculated with almost 400,000 points, the UFS 3.0 storage connection is also extremely good. Even under maximum load, the performance remains at 90% and a very good throughput rate. In addition, the really top optimized system and the 90Hz refresh rates. A pleasure that everyone should have.

system

Tidy and fast, no defects. Netflix and Amazon can be streamed in FHD, provided the bandwidth and data volume permit. There is no bloat or mailware if you don't pay attention to the few OnePlus apps or Google applications. The settings in the system are varied and have been expanded with practical innovations such as the Zen mode. Here you can choose between 20 to 60 minutes in which the telephone remains. No calls, no messages, nothing. Just switch off and relax. The reading mode has also been optimized and adapted; in addition to the monochrome display, a chromatic display has now also been added: very few colors and a reduced display brightness are easy on the eyes. The stereo speakers are currently among the best you can get in a smartphone. Tonally balanced, the coordination is pretty good and you can clearly hear the left and right playback.

Connectivity

Here, too, everything is at a high-end level as you would expect. The reception is just as good as the call quality. The GPS signal is found very quickly and reliably. The dual-band WLAN can also absolutely convince with a very high throughput rate and an equally good range. What is still missing: a memory expansion. But we can use NFC for this. There is also no LED notification, but as usual the display's always on function. The fingerprint sensor hidden on it has also been improved, there are hardly any input errors here and the reading speed is also very good. The same applies to the face unlock function. The vibration motor was also renewed, it is now robust, fast and tight.

battery pack

Oh yes: 3800mAh capacity and a fast charging technology that raises the device to 70% battery capacity in 30 minutes, sound great. As far as the battery life is concerned, you have to consider 2-3 important factors: the larger display + 90Hz, the very high brightness, the increased performance of the SOC. This ensures that the actually really well-sized battery only lasts for a maximum of 6-8.5 hours on-screen time. And that also varies depending on how the user uses his smartphone. This is how you get through the day, but whoever has thought of 1.5-2 days will probably not always or rarely achieve it. With an already heavy use with camera, benchmark and a little play and all that belongs to the test, a display on time of almost 4 hours, I had 25% left after about 8 hours of running time. Not bad in itself, but just "good".

Conclusion

The OnePlus 7t is an asset in the ~ 600 € (the final price is still pending) segment. Technically stands out from the previous models, as well as from the display. The performance is outstanding (whether system or SOC) and the 90hz display should become the standard. The camera is pretty good, but not perfect either. So at least there is room for improvement in order to do it a little better in the next model. If you did without the OnePlus7 or did not want to buy the Pro model, you will now find the compromise of both devices here. There is little criticism: why do you forego the 3.5mm port and not even include a suitable adapter? And when will inductive charging finally be available? 🙂 If the device price is currently too high for you, you should take a look at the import smartphones: these will quickly drop in price and can be conveniently flashed to the required ROM.

Features

  • 6.55 ″ 2400 × 1080, AMOLED, 90 Hz
  • Snapdragon 855+ 2.96GHz
  • 8 + 128/8 + 256GB, not expandable
  • NFC, Dual-Sim, LTE Band (7/20/28), Dual-Band WLAN / AC, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS,
  • Triple camera 48 + 12 + 16MP
  • InCell fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, Gorilla Glass 6
  • 3800mAh battery
  • Android 10