OnePlus 7T Complete Walkthrough: Great Price on a Great Phone
This is the new OnePlus 7T that OnePlus sent over for me to test so, as is usual on this channel, so let’s first get started with a complete walkthrough on it.
Now, if you’re not familiar, a complete walkthrough on this channel is where I try and go through every possible feature I can on a new device so you guys are better prepared should you be in the market to actually go buy one.
With that said, there is a lot to go through so let’s get started with the hardware.
The new OnePlus 7T has a matte-frosted glass now on the back and comes in two colors: Frosted Silver and Glacier Blue.
It has a 6.55″ AMOLED display with a 90hz refresh rate, HDR10+ and 20:9 aspect ratio.
OnePlus also claims the screen can get to 1000nits of brightness and blocks 40% of blue light to help with eye strain.
At the top of that screen, we have a 16MP f2.0 aperture with a fixed focus, electronic stabilization and support for video at up to 30fps in 1080P.
That front-facing camera is also used for OnePlus’s Face Unlock that is pretty snappy.
Also for security, we have an in-display fingerprint reader that is also pretty responsive.
Moving around the device, we have our volume rocker on the left.
Nothing at the top.
Our power button on the right along with our notification switch with three options: ring, vibrate, and silent.
On the bottom, we have our speaker, our dual SIM card tray, and our USB-C port that is capable of using OnePlus’s Warp Charge 30T (which is apparently 23% faster than their normal Warp Charge 30) to get the 3700mah battery in here from 0-70% in 30 mins.
Speaking of that speaker on the bottom, it combined with the one in the earpiece give the 7T dual stereo speakers that support Dolby Atmos and sound like this.
Inside the device, we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset with 8GBs of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 3.0 2-lane storage (available in a 256GB option in select markets).
Moving around to the back, we have a three-camera set up in a ring that reminds me of the new Vivo NEX 3 or the older Nokia Lumia devices.
We have a main camera using the Sony IMX586 48MP sensor with an f1.6 aperture (same main sensor as the OnePlus 7 Pro by the way) with EIS and OIS that OnePlus says they combine to get even more stable video (see an example here).
Besides that, we have an ultra-wide-angle 16MP 117-degree field of view f2.2 aperture camera (that also seems to be the same as the 7 Pro).
But, we have a 2x telephoto instead of the 3x (which I prefer personally), that is a 12MP f2.2 aperture one. To keep the comparison going, the OnePlus 7 Pro telephoto is an 8MP f2.4 camera though.
The phone can shoot up to 4K at 60fps and slow-motion in 1080P at up to 240fps (and even super slow-mo at up to 960fps in an OTA update expected shortly after release–so I couldn’t test it yet).
Diving into the camera modes really quickly, we have the following modes:
- Super Macro Mode: A camera mode that the 7 Pro doesn’t even have is the super macro mode. This allows the cameras (and it works on all three) to be able to focus on things between 2.5 and 8cms away for some extreme close-ups.
- Portrait: We have a portrait mode that blurs the background of an image to mimic a shallower depth of field.
- Nightscape: A night mode that blends multiple images of various exposures to get a much brighter image at night.
- Pro: Pro mode that lets you control things manually like aperture, ISO, etc.
- Timelapse: Timelapse lets you take videos that will automatically be sped up when played back.
- Panorama: Typical mode that stitches multiple photos together for a panoramic shot.
- Slow Motion: Let’s you shoot up to 1080P at 240fps that’ll playback in slow motion.
For software, we’re running Android 10 out of the box (which is a nice surprise) and OnePlus’s own OxygenOS 10 on top of it.
I’m sure a lot of us are familiar already with Android and Oxygen OS so I won’t dive into it here. Suffice it to say that it’s a pretty minimal UI that is pretty close to stock Android, but the biggest thing we all notice about it is just how optimized it is–it’s super responsive (and no wonder the OnePlus device always wins those speed tests on YouTube you might have seen).
For anyone curious about them, here are some popular benchmark scores on the OnePlus 7T.
Price and Availability
The OnePlus 7T will be available starting on October 18th for $599. Interestingly enough that’s $50 more than the 6T started at, but let’s see if that extra $50 is worth it in the real-world test I’ll do shortly. Be sure to subscribe and ding the bell next to the word subscribe to be notified when that goes live with camera comparisons and a battery test, etc.
You can get more info on the phone or order one here.
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