The OnePlus 7T Pro is a very powerful smartphone with a great photo quality. Innovations brings it compared to the predecessor OnePlus 7 Pro except for the minimally faster processor but not with. After all, the price of around 760 euros for the 8/256 GB variant has not increased. OnePlus is thus still among the competition models in the high-end sector. The huge OLED display convinces with strong colors and very smooth display. In addition, it comes thanks to the removable front camera without disruptive interruption. In addition, OnePlus 7T Pro loads record-breaking fast, while the battery life is disappointing. In the equipment we miss again a few aspects such as a headphone jack or wireless charging.
- High-color OLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate
- Fast pop-up camera
- Strong performance
- No wireless charging
- No 3.5mm jack connection
- No official protection against dust and water
One Plus 7T Pro in the test:
OnePlus can build powerful smartphones. This proves the Chinese manufacturer every six months when he brings a new smartphone on the market. But with a model, it should no longer be done. Already in spring came the OnePlus 7 (in the test) in the company of a Pro version on the market, and also follows a Pro version on the recently introduced OnePlus 7T (in the test) : the OnePlus 7T Pro. That comes with the currently strongest processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 855 Plus, and an extendable camera, which frees the huge display of all disturbing elements. But a “wow” effect is missing: Too much like the OnePlus 7 Pro (in the test)from the spring. After all, the price for the One Plus 7T Pro with 8 and 256 GB at around 760 euros has not increased and thus remains under the now unfortunately established 1,000-euro mark for flagship smartphones.
Just like its predecessor, the 7T Pro looks really modern with its laterally curved display edges. The frosted glass back in either blue or gray makes it a chic appearance. The transition from the display via the metal frame to the back feels very high quality processed, the corners are pleasantly rounded.
OnePlus 7 Pro: Great display
The screen of the OnePlus 7T Pro is not only huge with a diagonal of 6.67 inches, but with a frame rate of 90 hertz it offers a smoother appearance than many other smartphones that control their displays with 60 hertz. The difference is clear, among other things, when scrolling: This feels very fluid and looks great. In addition, the display offers a high QHD + resolution (3,120 x 1,440 pixels). By default, the resolution automatically switches to the lower Full HD plus, depending on the application. If you want to relieve the battery further, you can manually set to Full HD Plus.
OnePlus uses an OLED panel that displays colors very strongly. The display covers around 152 percent of the standard RGB color space. You can also watch HDR movies on Netflix and Co. in the full color range, because it covers 100% of the relevant DCI-P3 color space. The white point is close to the norm.
With a maximum brightness of 477 candelas per square meter (cd / m²), the display indoors is sufficiently bright, but it does not turn up outside in the sunshine, which is a pity. For comparison: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (tested) reaches a maximum brightness of fabulous 979 cd / m² under sunlight in our test. Contents are clearly better read. The contrast in ambient light is still slightly stronger than its predecessor, which contributes to a slightly better readability. Incidentally, an always-on display can be activated.
The fingerprint sensor sits under the display and reacts very fast. You can also unlock the OnePlus 7T Pro with Face Detection.
Only visible when you need them: pop-up front camera
To ensure that the display remains completely free of disturbing elements, OnePlus re-installs an extendable front lens, which drives out of the case quickly (in about half a second). Thus, the unlock succeeds quickly, but not as fast as other face recognition and certainly not as fast as with the fingerprint.
A sensor detects when the device is in free fall and causes the retraction of the pop-up camera. So it should (hopefully) not be damaged if the device should fall down. In addition, there is a protection that prevents the camera from extending when the phone is in your pocket.
The selfies look good and natural, but could be a little bit sharper. Unlike the main camera, the front camera with 16 megapixels has no auto focus. Selfie videos shoot in Full HD at up to 30 frames per second.
Strong triple camera without surprises
The main camera is identical to that of its predecessor. It consists of three components: the Sony IMX586 sensor with 48 megapixels and f / 1.6 aperture, the standard four pixels combined into one, so effectively works with 12 megapixels; a 16-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f / 2.2 aperture for shooting at a 117-degree angle; and an 8-megapixel (f / 2.4 aperture) sensor with triple optical zoom and a focal length of 78 millimeters.
The camera has an optical image stabilizer, only the wide-angle camera has to do without. Especially when zooming or when shooting in low light, an optical image stabilizer helps to achieve better results. Motifs do not blur so much and low-light shots are less noisy, as the system does not need to increase the ISO excessively.
Videos shoot in 4K resolution at up to 60 frames per second. Slow-Mo recordings are possible in Full HD at up to 240 frames per second.
On the software side, for example, a portrait and night mode as well as the function “UltraShot” are ready, in which the system adds up many pictures to a detailed and sharp one. The night mode can also be activated in the ultra wide angle setting.
The photo quality cuts very good in the test, we hardly detect any noise on the recordings. Details like hair and yarn are still recognizable – even in low light. Overall, the OnePlus 7T Pro ranks just behind Samsung’s Galaxy S10 in terms of camera and just ahead of Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro.
OnePlus 7T Pro: equipped with gaps
Again, OnePlus waives IP certification. The OnePlus 7T Pro is not officially protected from water and dust. According to the manufacturer, it is just as tight as a certified device – but that’s not a guarantee. For protection, the manufacturer packs a plastic case in the box.
There’s no way to charge the phone wirelessly. Technically, there are actually no obstacles, but OnePlus has always renounced this function. This is bearable, but since there is no jack and everything is running on USB-C, the OnePlus 7T Pro has bottlenecks: at the same time load cellphone and cable cable headphones use is no longer readily possible. Only Bluetooth helps here. After all, the OnePlus 7T Pro has a Dolby Atmos certified stereo speaker, which provides a good, spatial sound.
The missing SD card slot, we can forgive, because with an internal memory of 256 GB, you should have no problems so quickly. You do not have to do without a dual SIM function (4G / 4G). In addition, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and an LTE module for Internet speeds of up to 1,200 Mbps complete the connectivity. The USB Type-C interface is also up-to-date with the USB 3.1 Gen-1 standard and enables fast data transmission.
If you want even more memory and a more eye-catching design, the McLaren edition could be something for you. This offers even more memory (12/256 GB), but also costs 100 euros more.
Performance top, battery life flop
Inside, OnePlus uses Qualcomm’s most powerful processor, the Snapdragon 855 Plus, along with 8GB of RAM. In addition, the 7 Pro is equipped with the super fast UFS 3.0 memory. This contributes to the fact that apps start very fast. The speed of the OnePlus 7T Pro is super fast – our self-created, elaborate test PDF loads the smartphone in WLAN in about 3.8 seconds. The Apple iPhone 11 Pro (in the test) is required for this in comparison 3.3 seconds – is thus only minmal faster.