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OnePlus 7T: Review, Specifications & Price

Every year, OnePlus reminds us why they’re the golden-haired child of the midrange category. With the OnePlus 7T, it’s no different. Continuing its emphasis on a smart and smooth device, OnePlus brings a high-end experience to the midrange Android category.

Following the OnePlus tradition of releasing an improved flagship later in the year, the OnePlus 7T is an improvement on the OnePlus 7, boasting of faster processors and other tweaks. We reviewed the OnePlus 7T, fleshing out its best and worst features, its price and where you can buy one.

Standout Features

  • Brilliant screen
  • Great cameras
  • Fast performance

Design

With a screen-to-body ratio of 20:9, the OnePlus 7T is a taller phone than the OnePlus 7. The corners of the device are slightly rounded, so it looks sleek and modern. At the back, the smartphone carries an interesting-looking camera bump which holds its three cameras.

You can find the phone’s speakers and USB-C charging port at the bottom of the device, as usual. The SIM tray is also located at the bottom of the device, for some reason. The volume rockers are positioned on the left side of the phone, while the power button is on the right. 

A negative of the design is that the OnePlus 7T does not carry an IP certification rating. While the phone maker claims that the devices are waterproof, the lack of certification means you should be wary of your phone falling into water.

Display

The display department is one area OnePlus does not skimp on. The OnePlus 7T carries a 6.55-inch screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz, the highest you’ll find on any smartphone. This makes using the screen an almost surreal experience and very pleasant to use. The 2400X1080 resolution isn’t the highest on the market but proves to be very impressive, overall.

The 1080p panel on this bad boy offers you great performance, even when used outside, thanks to its more than adequate max brightness. The colour accuracy is also very impressive, proving to be much better than the Samsung Note 10.

Performance

If nothing else, OnePlus takes its phones’ performance very seriously. It’s no different with the OnePlus 7T. This phone proves that “fast and smooth” isn’t just a buzzword thrown around by OnePlus. 

OnePlus 7T design

Gaming is obviously a priority in this device, as the device comes with a Qaulcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, which you don’t find on every device. It’s impressive that OnePlus offers this chip on a midrange device.

You’ll have to be content with 128GB of memory space, as the device does not come with a microSD slot for memory expansion. 8GB of RAM is also quite impressive, uncommon in a phone at this price point.

Camera

While OnePlus isn’t particularly known for great cameras, it surprised everyone with the great camera performance on the OnePlus 7T. In good lighting, the images produced by this device are insanely good.

OnePlus 7T picture

Credit: Gear Best

Sporting a 48MP main sensor, 14MP 2X telephoto lens and a 13MP wide-angle camera, the OnePlus 7T will satisfy you if you’re a photography nut. It’s impressive what they’ve done in the cameras in this device. The images are sharp and the colours are accurate and vivid.

The selfie camera also performs quite well, even in low-light situations. Selfies aren’t the best you can get, but they are well-suited for this midrange wonder.

Battery

In the battery department, the OnePlus performs just averagely. 3,800 mAh isn’t a lot considering the powerful screen and processor it carries, but it does just alright. It lasts about six hours of heavy use and slightly less than a day of regular use.

You’ll need to boost it up now and then with the 30W Warp Charge 30T charger it comes with, which changes the device form 0% to 100% in an impressive 70 minutes. It can charge up to 75% in just under 30 minutes, so it’s great if you need a quick boost before heading out.

Price of the OnePlus 7T in Nigeria

This smartphone is priced at N220,000, available on Jumia.

Verdict

The device sure does outperform many of the big names in the market, competing with high end devices such as the Samsung Note 10.

We think the One Plus 7T is fantastic. With a beautiful exterior, brilliant screen, powerful performance and great camera, it really is a must-have. 

  
Display6.55-inch AMOLED
 2,400 x 1,080p FHD+
 402ppi
 20:9 aspect ratio
 90Hz fluid display
 Corning Gorilla Glass 6
 HDR10 / HDR+ certified
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
 Octa-core, 7nm
GPUAdreno 640
RAM8GB LPDDR4X
Storage128GB
UFS 3.0 
No microSD expansion 
CamerasRear cameras
 Main: Sony IMX586 48MP sensor, f/1.6 aperture, OIS
 Wide: 16MP sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 117 degree field-of-view
 2x telephoto: 12MP sensor, f/2.4 aperture, OISVideo: 4K resolution video at 30/60fps
Front camera
Main: Sony IMX4791 16MP sensor, f/2.0 aperture,
EISVideo: 1080P video at 30fps 
AudioDolby Atmos-certified
No headphone jack
Stereo speakers
Battery3,800mAh batteryNon-removable
Warp Charge 30T (5V, 6A)
USB 3.1 Type-C

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Written by Femiexe

Tech and finance writer. When he's not prancing around with his two dogs, he's headbanging to heavy metal in existential angst.

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