OnePlus 7,7 Pro vs OnePlus 6T: What's changed?

After weeks of hype, OnePlus finally pulled the wraps off the company's new flagship OnePlus 7 series phone in Bengaluru on May 14.

The OnePlus 7 comes in two variants--one a generic OnePlus 7 and a top-end OnePlus 7 Pro with prices ranging between Rs 32,999 and Rs 57,999. The new models come with big upgrades over the OnePlus 6T both in terms of design language and internal hardware.

DH lists key changes OnePlus has incorporated in the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro over their predecessor.

Display, design and build quality:
The first discernible change we see in the OnePlus 7 series is the true full view display. The 7 Pro comes with really thin bezels on all sides and if you observe little closer, the display cascades to right and left sides closer to rim similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10+.

As the company has managed to incorporate the pop-up camera on top-side, there is no wastage of physical space in the display, which will greatly benefit users to watch high-resolution videos without any obstruction and experience true full view screen.


OnePlus 7 Pro comes with A+ screen quality ratings from DisplayMate; picture credit: OnePlus

There's a couple of discernible difference between the two OnePlus 7 series model is that the standard model sports small 6.41-inch full HD+ Optic AMOLED screen with dot-notch and the Pro version has 6.76-inch QUAD HD+ fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and has managed to get A+ class ratings from DisplayMate, highest for a phone.

On the back, OnePlus 7 features elongated capsule housing dual-camera, whereas the 7 Pro don triple-shooters and companion sensors.

On the other hand, OnePlus 6T features a dot-notch screen with a front camera. Though it occupies small space, some still find it to be an eyesore and to even out the obstruction, video apps, thickens the bezels. With this, users cannot make full use of the 6.41-inch widescreen. On the back, it features dual-camera and LED flash.


OnePlus 6T; picture credit: OnePlus

All three OnePlus devices 6T and the latest models come with the trademark alert slider offering three options-silent (top), vibrate (middle) and ring(down). Also, they feature the on-screen fingerprint sensor and support face unlock security.

OnePlus 7 display: 6.41-inch Full HD+(2340×1080p) Optic AMOLED display with sRGB color gamut, DCI-P3 color gamut 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection, 19.5:9 aspect ratio 
Dimension & weight: 157.7×74.8×8.2 mm & 182g

OnePlus 7 Pro display: 6.67-inch  Quad HD+ (3120 x 1440p) Fluid AMOLED display with 516PPI, 90Hz refresh rate, sRGB color gamut, 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Dimension & weight: 157.7×74.8×8.2 mm & 207g

OnePlus 6T display: 6.41-inch full HD+ (2280x1080p) Optic AMOLED screen with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 6, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, sRGB, DCI-P3, Adaptive Mode, Reading Mode, Night Mode, Always-on Display, Lift Up Display feature. 
Dimensions & weight: 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm and 187g

The build quality remains pretty much the same for new and the old, as they come with a blend of premium glass-and-metal on the back. Recent rumours indicated that the OnePlus 7 series would come with water-and-dust-resistant IP6X certifications, but it has not materialized. 
Prospective OnePlus 7 series owners are advised to buy a good cover and screen guard from daily wear and tear in order to extend good exterior looks of the device.

Processor, RAM, and storage:
OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro come with 7nm class Snapdragon 855 octa-core, Qualcomm's latest and most powerful processor to date. They come with multiple RAM+Storage configurations. Snapdragon 855 houses eight cores (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485) with Adreno 640 GPU and dedicated Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine.

OnePlus 7 comes in two sub-variants-- 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM+ 256GB storage.  Whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro also comes in two options-- 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and 12GB RAM+ 256GB storage.

Both the models come with UFS 3.0 class storage and LPDDR4X RAM meaning OnePlus 7 series will offer super fast response from the device in terms of app loading, switching between multiple apps and with Qualcomm chipset, it will offer ultimate gaming experience.

it can be noted that OnePlus 7 Pro comes with Qualcomm X50 modem, which will make the device support 5G network. With this, OnePlus 7 Pro owners will be able to enjoy high-speed Internet anywhere between 5Gbps and 10 Gbps. This means 4K resolution multimedia or HDR or high-resolution contents with size. But, in India consumers have to at least a year to enjoy 5G, as the necessary infrastructure is expected to ready in late 2020 or the following year.

OnePlus 6T houses 10nm class 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU, Adreno 630 graphics engine and come in numerous RAM (LPDDR4X )+storage (USF 2.1) configuration including 6GB RAM+128GB, 8GB RAM+128GB, 8GB RAM + 256GB: Rs 45,999 and 10GB RAM+ 256GB (McLaren Edition). 

All three devices run Android Pie-based OxygenOS 9 and will certainly get Android Q update later in the year.

Camera:
OnePlus 7 model sports a dual-camera, 48MP primary sensor with dual LED Flash, F1.6 aperture, 1/2.25-inch Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) and a 5MP secondary shooter with 1.12 µm pixel size, F2.4 aperture for in-depth scene capture, which will help in getting perfect Bokeh portrait pictures.

OnePlus 7 Pro houses triple-camera, 48MP primary sensor with dual LED Flash, 7P lens, F1.6 aperture, 1/2.25-inch Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, OIS, EIS, and is assisted by 8MP Telephoto lens with F2.4 aperture, 1.0 μm pixel size, OIS, 3x optical zoom and the 16MP Ultra-wide lens with 117-degree Field-Of-View (FOV) and F2.2 aperture.


OnePlus 7 Pro comes with triple-camera; picture credit: OnePlus

Both the models support Nightscape 2.0 for low-light photography, 4K video at 30/60 fps, 1080P video at 30/60 fps, Super Slow Motion: 1080p video at 240 fps, 720p video at 480 fps, Time-Lapse and come with an in-house video editor.

On the front, both the models come packed with a pop-up 16MP camera with  Sony IMX471 sensor, F2.0 aperture and 1.0μm pixel size. Guess what, it has companion sensor, which is capable of detecting accidental fall to quickly retract to its slot. Also, the company showed its durability by hanging a 49.2 Pounds (approx. 22.3 kg) cement block to the front-camera and succeeded in its mission.

OnePlus 6T features 16MP with Sony IMX519 sensor, 1.22 µm pixel size, OIS, EIS, CDAF (Contrast Detection Auto Focus), F1.7 aperture + 20MP with Sony IMX376K, F1.7 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) with dual-LED flash, AI Scene Detection, Portrait, Pro mode, Night mode, Panorama, HDR, HQ, Studio Lighting and RAW image.

On the front, it features 16MP with Sony IMX371 sensor, 1.0µm pixel size, Fixed focus, F2.0 aperture, Portrait, HDR, Screen flash, studio lighting, face retouching, and smile capture.

OnePlus 6T also supports Nightscape 1.0 for low-light photography, 4K video at 30/60 fps, 1080p video at 30/60 fps, 720p resolution at 30 fps, Super Slow Motion,1080p video at 240fps, 720p video at 480 fps, time-lapse and video editor.

Battery:
Both OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 6T comes with 3,700mAh (non-removable) with Fast Charging (5V 4A). 

On the other hand, OnePlus 7 Pro houses 4,000mAh cell Warp Charge 30 Fast Charging (5V/6A) capability. it is said to be 34-percent faster than the previous generation phone and also OnePlus 7. With just 20 minutes charging, OnePlus 7 Pro can last a whole day under mixed usage, claims the company.

Other notable features of OnePlus 7 series
OnePlus 7 series comes with USB Type-C port for audio, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos sound system. It also supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (dual-band 2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GLONASS/GPS (L1 + L2 Dual Band), NFC(Near Field Communication) and haptic vibration motor.

OnePlus 6T features Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac: dual-band: 2/4G/5GHz; 2x2 MIMO), Type C USB v2.0, NFC (Near Field Communication), GPS/GLONASS, Haptic vibration motor, RGB LED notification light, Alert slider, bottom-facing speaker, 2-microphone with noise cancellation, Dirac HD Sound and Dirac Power Sound.

All three models come with dual-SIM slots (type: nano+nano).

Price and availability:
OnePlus 7 Pro Mirror Gray 6 RAM+128 GB internal storage, 8+256 GB INR 48,999, INR 52,999. Availability: 17 May

OnePlus 7 Pro Nebula Blue 8+256 GB, 12+256GB INR 52,999, INR 57,999; 28 May

OnePlus 7 Pro Almond 8+256 GB INR 52,999; June

OnePlus 7 Mirror Gray 6+128 GB, 8+256 GB INR 32,999, INR 37,999; June

OnePlus 7 Red 8+256 GB INR 37,999; June

On the other hand, OnePlus 6T is currently available in select RAM+Storage variants with prices starting at Rs 32,999 in India.

All the devices are available exclusively on Amazon and OnePlus India website.

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