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What are OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro all about.
These devices were only just launched in April. Globally, everyone seems to be raving about it. This is because the devices have some of the best specifications that the top flagships have, but at a price that’s relatively affordable. There are 2 variants – the OnePlus 7 & OnePlus 7 Pro, falling within the Rs. 30,000 and 60,000 bracket.
That’s a whole lot less when you put these devices up against some of the flagships from Apple, Samsung, Huawei and the like. Flagships are seen as delicate devices – and yes, they’re costly, even the OnePlus 7 series. So would they really be as big a hit out here in India?
Highlights from OnePlus 7 India Launch Events
The launch event took place in Bangalore and each device comes with a good screen and superior performance. The major USP are the pop up cameras, the full and practically bezeless display and triple rear cameras.
The smartphones are powered by the Snapdragon 855, support HDR10, is fitted with a 90 Hz QHD+ AMOLED. Users have also been given multiple RAM, storage options as well. We’ll list out some of the specifications highlighted.
The OnePlus 7 Pro
The Pro series has three models – the 6GB RAM/128 GB, the 8 GB RAM/256 GB and the 12GB/ 256 GB. They are priced at Rs. 48,999, Rs. 52,999 and Rs. 57999
All three devices have the triple cameras – 48 MP with EIS, OIS and an IMX586 sensor. The 16 MP Ultra Wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and lastly the 8 MP telephoto camera with OIS, 3 X optical zoom with f/2.4 aperture.
The OnePlus 7
The smaller, budget series consists of two variants only – the 6GB RAM/128 GB and the 8 GB RAM/256 GB. These devices come with the price tags of Rs. 32,999 and Rs. 37,999 respectively. There is a 37000 mAh battery, Warp Charge 3.0.
All variants of OnePlus 7 have three cameras alright, but not the signature pop up. Instead, there’s the standard drop notch 16 MP front camera. The other two 48 MP and 5 MP cameras are placed at the back.
How OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro fare against the competitors of same price range
OnePlus 7 Pro does deliver on fantastic value for the price tag in many ways. Its got a bigger screen, stronger battery than the S10e. But we need to make it clear that the S10e is actually a budget device, whereas the OP7 is the high-end device. On the other hand, the S10e is supposed to be a compact version of it pricy counterpart – the S10. Specs wise, there’s hardly any difference between the two, but we have to say that OP 7 Pro is one step ahead here.
Since the OP7 is the company’s flagship, we’ll rate it against the Google Pixel 3A Xl next. The first noticeable difference is the price tag! Google has mixed average specs in this device that make it look relatively underpowered and as you know, Xl and its smaller version will cost you more than the OP 7 & and the OP 7 Pro, for that matter.
Its touted as a cameras phone, but all you get is just 12.2 MP and that’s pretty low when you look at the OP 7 48 MP & 5 MP combo. The OP 7 is also miles ahead in terms of RAM, battery, storage and display too.
We’re shocked by looking at the specs sheet between the iPhone XR and the OnePlus 7 Pro. Lets elaborate.
The iPhone XR is priced at Rs. 76,900, but the specifications are much less than what you get on the OP 7. These include a 2942 mAh battery, 3 GB RAM, 12 MP camera, 64 GB storage, 6.1 inch display. Put that against the OnePlus 7 and you’re getting much more for 32,999. OnePlus 7 Pro is even a sweeter deal.
So is it the Google Pixel, iPhone, Samsung S10e or Oneplus 7 that takes the top spot?
We really could go on rambling about specifications, but ultimately it’s the users that decide. One things we can say is that people now have one more affordable premium phone to choose from, apart from the Samsung S10e, iPhone XR, Google Pixel.
Are the phones really worth the hype and your money. Yes definitely, if you’re the one that relies on good phones but doesn’t really want to shell out over Rs, 40,000 for one.
In this segment, OnePlus stands out as they’ve managed to pull off a decent, if not better, offering of specifications that suit busy lifestyles and smaller pockets! Several Indian consumers have purchased other brands, but aren’t too happy with the price. With OnePlus, the budget is no longer a problem. In addition, they get a smoother OS, strong phone build, fast charging, lasing battery and specifications that aren’t just good, but critical for those on the go.
Both OnePlus 7 Back Covers and OnePlus 7 Pro cases are quite outstanding and you can find more about them at Blackbora.
So will the phones be big in India? Absolutely, because buyers are flooded with budget options that don’t really quite live up the mark.
Coming back to the budget, some buyers feel that the OnePlus 7 Pro price might be too much. We think that this is where its younger sibling, the OnePlus 7, could win and might even sell more units, especially when you factor in things like using phones on the go, screen brightness, battery that should last a day and charging that lasts less than an hour.
Hope this gives you an overview of both the phones and if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to drop a comment down below.