Wow. OnePlus is placing the remainder of the smartphone world on discover with the launch of its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 7 Professional. The corporate has turn out to be identified for offering glorious worth within the Android market, and whereas that’s nonetheless true of the OnePlus 7 Professional, every part strikes even additional towards the premium facet of the spectrum with this machine. With a much bigger invoice of supplies funds behind it, OnePlus has created the perfect Android cellphone available on the market.

OnePlus is not simply providing options and efficiency that really feel a era forward of lots of the present gadgets available on the market—it is doing so for a lower cost than the super-premium, $1,000 flagships on the market. Whereas you should purchase a OnePlus 7 Professional at this time, I feel a number of producers are going to spend the following yr scrambling to catch as much as OnePlus.

Brace yourselves for an extremely optimistic overview of the OnePlus 7 Professional.

Wait, how a lot?

Since OnePlus is each saying the cellphone at this time and lifting the overview embargo (we have had the cellphone for 2 weeks now!), let’s briefly go over what OnePlus is providing.

First up, there is a attractive 6.67-inch, 3120×1440 OLED show that runs at a super-fast 90Hz refresh fee. The entire UI runs at 90fps, on a regular basis, and it feels buttery easy. You will not discover any digicam notches right here, due to a entrance digicam that lives in a motorized pop-up part! When selfie time comes, a small sq. rises out of the highest of the cellphone and shows the 16MP entrance digicam.

With the OnePlus 7 Professional, you are additionally getting probably the greatest spec packages available on the market. A Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB of RAM (with choices for 8GB and 12GB) and a 4000mAh battery. There are solely (solely?) 128GB and 256GB choices for storage (Samsung presents 512GB and 1TB), however the OnePlus 7 Professional is the primary cellphone available on the market that makes use of the super-fast UFS three.zero (Common Flash Storage) commonplace. In order that lower-density storage has a few of the quickest learn/write speeds of any cellphone.

So, how a lot would you pay for this? A cellphone with a 90Hz show, a motorized pop-up digicam, super-fast storage, and top-of-the line specs? In case you put a Samsung sticker on the again of the OnePlus 7 Professional, it is a straightforward $1,000 price ticket. After all that is OnePlus, so it is cheaper than that. $900? $800?? $700??? Attempt 600 and seventy . $670 for the quickest, best-designed cellphone available on the market. Heck, even the top-of-the-line 256GB model with a ridiculous 12GB of RAM is simply $750. Both one is an unimaginable deal.

90Hz OLED is a smoothness revolution

Enlarge / The 90Hz show is superior, however I might do with out the curves on the left and proper edges.

Ron Amadeo

The very first thing you discover concerning the OnePlus 7 Professional is the completely huge 6.67-inch 3120×1440 OLED show. This is likely one of the largest shows ever fitted to a smartphone, dwarfing the 6.Four-inch show on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and the 6.5-inch show on the iPhone XS Max. The slim bezels assist to cram such a big display screen into the machine, however at 162.6mm × 75.9mm, the OnePlus 7 Professional is a much bigger machine than the Galaxy S10+ (157.6mm x 74.1mm), and it manages to be a taller and slimmer than the iPhone XS Max (157.5mm x 77.4mm).

SPECS AT A GLANCE: ONEPLUS 7 PRO

SCREEN
6.67-inch, 3120×1440, 90Hz AMOLED

(516ppi, 19.5:9 side ratio)

OS
Android 9.zero Pie with OnePlus’s Oxygen OS pores and skin

CPU
Eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

4 Cortex A76-based cores (One 2.84GHz, three 2.41Ghz) and 4 Cortex A55-based cores at 1.78GHz

RAM
6GB, 8GB, or 12GB

GPU
Adreno 640

STORAGE
128GB or 256GB

NETWORKING
802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.zero, GPS, NFC

PORTS
USB three.1 Gen1 Kind-C

CAMERA
Rear: 48MP most important digicam, 8MP 3x telephoto, 16MP huge angle

Entrance: 16MP pop-up digicam

SIZE
162.6 x 75.9 x eight.eight mm

WEIGHT
206g

BATTERY
4000 mAh

STARTING PRICE
$669

OTHER PERKS
NFC, fast charging, optical in-display fingerprint sensor, water resistance, twin SIM

Because of the pop-up digicam, the OnePlus 7 Professional show fills the entrance of the cellphone, with no notches, holes, bezels, or different blemishes to talk of. With an all-screen design, the OnePlus 7 seems to be completely beautiful, and I might argue it is the best-looking smartphone available on the market. Whereas, certain, we’ve foldable smartphones on the horizon, the OnePlus 7 Professional (and all these different pop-up digicam telephones) appears like the tip of slab smartphone design. When the entrance of the machine is mainly fully pixels, there is not rather more progress to be made. That is it: the head of the normal smartphone design. I will level this out repeatedly on this overview, however OnePlus shouldn’t be solely beating the competitors right here—it is doing it for round $330 cheaper.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau instructed The Verge the 7 Professional show is 3 times costlier than shows used on earlier OnePlus fashions, and you’ll actually inform. The 1440p decision is the best the corporate has ever carried out, and with a 90Hz refresh fee, it is one of many speediest smartphone shows available on the market.

In case you’ve by no means tried a faster-than-60Hz touchscreen earlier than, it’s a revolution in efficiency and smoothness. As a substitute of the standard 60fps, everybody on the OnePlus 7 Professional runs at 90fps, which suggests animations playback is smoother, scrolling occurs with out a hitch, and the entire cellphone is only a pleasure to fidget with. Because of the brand new SoC and OnePlus’s optimizations, there are no noticeable body drops throughout regular scrolling, and even when you activate the GPU profiler so you possibly can scientifically determine body drops throughout heavy loading, dropping a body at 90fps is lots much less noticeable than 60fps.

There actually are no shenanigans in the case of the 90 Hz show, both. There’s a single setting that may allow you to change the default always-on 90Hz mode to an always-on 60Hz mode, and that is it. After all, a 50 p.c larger refresh fee means having to attract 50 p.c extra frames on a regular basis, and this comes at a battery price.

Because of the simple settings, we have been capable of check simply how a lot battery 90Hz prices. We had a reasonably even 14-ish p.c runtime enhance once we switched to 60Hz throughout each our Net looking and WebGL battery checks. The Net looking check lasted 642 minutes at 90Hz and 725 minutes at 60Hz, whereas our WebGL battery check (which truly rendered 3D objects at 90fps) ran for 439 minutes at 90 Hz versus 504 minutes for 60Hz. Have in mind, these checks are run with the display screen on on a regular basis, in order that 14 p.c runtime price is absolutely the worst case situation for the 90Hz mode. 90Hz would not price something when the display screen is off, and most telephones spend the vast majority of their life with the display screen off.

Enlarge / 90Hz mode does have some impact on battery life.

It is not simply the refresh fee that make the cellphone really feel snappy, both. OnePlus says the 7 Professional truly samples contact inputs at 135Hz, for even quicker response instances. All of those contact and show enhancements—mixed with the speedy SoC, storage, and tons of RAM—make the OnePlus 7 Professional the quickest feeling Android cellphone I’ve ever used.

The OnePlus 7 Professional show is not flat. The show is curved on the lengthy edges, identical to a Galaxy S10. The again is curved, too, and each the back and front of the cellphone wrap across the sides to satisfy a coloured steel band that goes across the perimeter. The 7 Professional has a glass again, which is an odd selection for a cellphone that doesn’t have wi-fi charging.

Enlarge / Silky easy interface, or a bit extra battery life? You get to select.

Ron Amadeo

With all these curved sides, the physique provides off a really Samsungy vibe. I’ll say the identical factor to the OnePlus 7 Professional that I say to each Samsung cellphone launched in current reminiscence: curved shows are pointless. They don’t seem to be an enchancment over flat screens, they usually simply distort the edges of the person interface. OnePlus talks about it being “simpler to carry,” however uh, you’re undoubtedly holding it unsuitable in case your fingers are available contact with the entrance of the show. A curved show may truly make the cellphone worse to carry since, with slimmer sides, there is not as a lot floor space in your fingers to grip on to. A straight, 90 diploma transition into the show would additionally in all probability assist to maintain fingers away from the show and cease errant contact inputs.

The curve shouldn’t be the tip of the world on the OnePlus 7 Professional, however there aren’t any advantages to curving the show, solely the minor unfavourable of a distorted picture. It makes studying Net pages notably bizarre, as a number of designs put the primary letter of every line within the curved space, making them look all melty.

I used to be given the “Nebula Blue” model of the cellphone, which options an extraordinarily blue again panel. Below the glass is a coloured layer with microscopic diagonal traces carved into it, giving it a shimmery, frosted look that diffuses incoming gentle. In pictures, it’ll vary from from darkish blue to brilliant blue, relying on how the sunshine is hitting it. It seems to be nice! A cellphone with some coloration is all the time good to see. The again collects fingerprints like every other glass cellphone, however the frosted look does some work to cover the smudges.

Regardless of the all-screen design, OnePlus did handle to cram an earpiece into the highest fringe of the cellphone. It doubles as one half of the stereo speaker setup, paired with a second speaker on the underside edge.

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