OnePlus 7 for Rs 32,999 and OnePlus 7 Pro for Rs 48,999: What is extra that you get with Pro for Rs 16,000?
The new OnePlus phones for 2019 are out. As the leaks suggested, for the first time, there are two variants of a OnePlus phone launched together. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company's latest offering in the ultra-premium flagship smartphone category with some class-leading features. The regular OnePlus 7 is presented as the successor to the OnePlus 6T with the regular yearly updates. However, what has surprised many are the prices for the new phones - OnePlus is selling the new phones at lower prices than last year's flagship.
The base variant of the OnePlus 7 is now starting from Rs 32,999, which is lower than the base price of the OnePlus 6T introduced last November. At this price, the OnePlus 7 feels like a bargain for those seeking a premium smartphone - it seems good enough on paper. However, OnePlus also announced the OnePlus 7 Pro with some very advanced features, starting at Rs 48,999. The company is presently focusing on the OnePlus 7 Pro and in fact, wants all OnePlus fans and community members to go for it.
Therefore, by spending an additional Rs 16,000 on the OnePlus 7 Pro, what exactly are you getting more over the cheaper OnePlus 7? Read on.
A much better display on OnePlus 7 Pro
The new OnePlus 7 Pro gets a massive 6.67-inch curved AMOLED display with Quad HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. In comparison, the regular OnePlus 7 only has a 6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a conventional 60Hz refresh rate. While I didn't spend enough time with the OnePlus 7, I did use the OnePlus 7 Pro as my daily phone and I have to say that it easily outdoes the OnePlus 7's display by a huge margin. The 90Hz refresh rate makes other conventional screens seem laggy and the vibrant colours of the screen make it joyful to consume content. Plus, there's no distraction as there's no notch - the OnePlus 7 Pro houses the front camera in a pop-up motorised mechanism.
OnePlus 7 Pro has faster storage
Both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have a very fast Snapdragon 855 chipset and even with 6GB RAM, both of them will never bog down. However, the Pro edges ahead with the UFS 3.0 storage 9the first phone in the world to use UFS 3.0 storage) that aids faster read and write speeds. Due to this, app load times are lower while copying data is noticeably faster than any other phone with UFS 2.1 storage. The OnePlus 7 will also be faster but the extra Rs 16,000 on the OnePlus 7 Pro makes a lot of difference in terms of raw speed.
OnePlus 7 Pro also gets flagship cameras
The OnePlus 7 Pro rear camera is rated at 111 by DxOMark, which is up there with the best camera smartphones in the market. With a combination of a 48-megapixel Sony camera along with a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera, the OnePlus 7 Pro can take good photos is most lighting conditions. The OnePlus 7 also gets the 48-megapixel camera from the Pro variant but without the wide-angle and telephoto cameras, it won't be as versatile as the OnePlus 7 Pro's camera.
Faster 30W charging
The OnePlus 7 carries over the 20W Fast Charge feature (previously known as Dash Charge) from the OnePlus 6T. This is a quite a fast way of charging the phone but the OnePlus 7 Pro aces it with its Warp Charge 30 fast charging system, which is essentially the 30W charging system from the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.
To sum it up, for an additional Rs 16,000, the OnePlus 7 Pro offers superior user experience with its smoother 90Hz display, a better camera system and faster charging system. However, we have reviewed the regular OnePlus 7 yet and when it comes for review, it will be subjected to a thorough evaluation.