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4.0 out of 5 starsUpgraded Beast In Old Package With Everything +Quality [ Personal Review After Using It For 20 Days]
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 7 July 2019
I will divide my review in four sections first my personal experience which i wanna mention separately after that Pros and Cons which i found and lastly how it fairs with the competition.
[AND ALSO THE IMAGES SHARED IN THE REVIEW ARE CLICKED IN STOCK CAMERA WITHOUT ANY POST EDITING].
1. MY PERSONAL VIEWS/EXPERIENCE:
>> I have given 4 star rating , i wanted to give 4.5 start but there wasn't any option such. Now why i am cutting 1 or 1/2 star its because the unit i received didn't had the plastic frame properly fitted which is between display and the aluminium frame. I tried to do a replacement through amazon app but there wasn't any proper option for it i even called amazon care but was kept in queue for hours then i didn't had much time to waste in them i decided to keep this same device with the fear of getting dust inside the front camera and display through that unplaced frame.
This is just because of lack of good quality control. I think OnePlus should take care of quality check as per the good reputation they have got. And Amazon should have smooth policies for their customers who face such issues.
>>Camera: The camera is great has ois clicks very good images in low light as well as in daylight. Good for recording videos too.
>>Fingerprint Reader: The in-display fingerprint reader is way faster than the predecessor. I can bet i got frustrated while using it on Oneplus 6T but its not the case with Oneplus 7 you will feel the satisfaction of speed and accuracy while using the FP on this device.
>>Battery Life: The battery is very good enough i am getting 8 hours around SOT on mixed usage, 9 hours SOT on low usage and 7 hours of SOT on heavy usage.
*My mixed usage is watching YouTube,clicking some photos, using Twitter, Instagram, Sanpchat, Telegram, playing PUBG for 1-2 hours, listening to music.
*My light usage includes surfing twitter, instagram, telegram, some youtube videos, normal calls, clicking photos, 10-15 mins of gaming.
*My heavy usage consists of 3-4 hours of gaming 2-3 hours of YouTube, using camera lot and surfing little bit of social media.
>>Display and Stereo Speakers: The display is amoled the blacks look real and deep. The stereo speakers are a very good upgrade from previous OnePlus devices but the front speaker could have been more loud.
>>UFS 3.0: The device comes with UFS 3.0 which i guess is the only device other than OnePlus 7 Pro . This makes a huge difference when comparing to other devices the read/write operations and other app openings and processing is way more faster than other devices.
>>Software: You can't ever go wrong with Oxygen Os which comes in OnePlus devices. It's the most stable and faster software experience you will find out there. It contains few Additional features to enhance the user experience and still keeps itself more to stock android. We can't deny its even better than Googles on software on pixel devices.
>> Pricing: I can say the pricing of the OnePlus 7 is very good they even reduced the pricing from their last release. With this price OnePlus have booked their spot in Overall Good Package With Quality At Reasonable Price.
>>Design and Display: Though internals of the Oneplus 7 are latest but the design is still almost similar to Oneplus 6t except the camera bump. They could have done something with water drop display. Though its amoled its look old in 2019 with that notch.
>> Speakers: The stereo speakers are good but could have been more loud. The voice feels little low.
>>Camera: The camera clicks unnatural images different from reality and even lacks details. I am not saying the camera is bad its already good the images looks pleasant in eyes. But they aren't real. I guess they can fix the processing of images clicked and enhance the photography experience through software updates. Also it would have been better if OnePlus had included a wide angle lens instead of the depth sensor.
>> 3.5mm Headphone Jack: One of the most important thing ignored by the OnePlus from previous generation and also in this generation is the Headphone Jack. The convenience to listen to music or watch videos, etc directly by putting the headphones in the headphone jack is far better than using Bluetooth on device, charging Bluetooth Headphones Charging them again sometimes in between your music or entertainment. Oneplus is ignoring this purposely we can see devices with 5000 Mah battery having headphone jack. Just to increase battery to 3700 mah they had to remove headphone jack is a silly excuse.
>>No USB Type C to 3.5mm Converter in the box this times means the user has to buy 400 INR converter if he needs to use wired headphones.
[My views on the company which already got its own market and users]:
I feel like OnePlus is focusing more on the Oneplus 7 Pro and Getting Profit out of everything skipping heaphone jack(selling oneplus bullets), using old design, using old display design, skipping wide angle (only cause the Oneplus7 pro audience don't get there eyes on much affordable and value flagship Oneplus 7). But still buyers including me are attracted and buy OnePlus for the quality and software experience they provide at good price.
4. OnePlus 7 Vs Asus 6z Vs Redmi K20 Pro:
The strong competitors to Oneplus 7 are Asus 6z and Redmi K20 Pro. Both comes with notchelss displays but Asus 6z uses IPS LCD and and Redmi K20 Pro which has Amoled but thats not upto the mark. So you get good quality display with Oneplus 7 with that notch that shouldn't be a big issue. If you like notchless display you can settle with IPS LCD on Asus 6z or Low Quality Redmi K20 Pros Amoled else settle with notch on good Amoled of OnePlus 7. It all depends on your needs.
The camera between this 3 devices is tough to compare the oneplus 7 takes good portraits and low light images thanks to the dept sensor and OIS the lack of wideangle lens gives edge to Asus 6z but OnePlus 7 covers it with OIS and good low light performance. While the asus 6z has good image quality colors looks good in images shot with low light and the rear camera is the selfie camera which is big advantage if you use your front camera more and a good decent wide angle camera which helps in many scenarios but it struggles in low light it has good implementation of eis in video recording. While Redmi K20 Pro comes with triple rear camera a wide angle and also telephoto lens it performs very well in day light but struggles in low light also it doesn't have ois and eis is not that well implemented.
Asus 6z has serious in call sound issue as i heard from many users. The volume from in call speaker is very low. Its an issue till Asus fixes it.
Redmi k20 pro inspite having thermal cooling technology throttles on heavy task like repeated use of benchmarking apps while oneplus 7 doesn't hold itself back and performs consistently.
Me personally feels like OnePlus 7 is the Perfect device between this three phones followed by Asus 6z who is making new innovations and also making there software experience better as per the users suggestions and also keeping up with quality. My only reason to give Redmi K20 Pro third position is not that great front camera, throttling on heavy usage, display quality is okayish and god knows what else cost cutting they did this time. I would only have one opinion for people interested Redmi Flagships Stay Away from them they Lack Quality. There are way better options like OnePlus and Asus who care for quality and delivers. Mi series flagships are better but they aren't released in India sadly.
I will recommend Oneplus 7 to people who are looking for a good value flagship which has quality and also delivers the performance it promises. The OnePlus 7 is more value to price we pay compared to the Oneplus 7 Pro.
PS: The users saying in the review section that the second speaker grill on the bottom isn't working.
I need to tell them that on bottom there is only one speaker other speaker grill is just for the design. The second speaker is rear mounted in-call speaker.