OnePlus announced the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro at an event in May 2019. The two devices succeed the OnePlus 6T that arrived in October 2018, but how do they compare to each other and which is the right one for you?

We've compared the OnePlus 7 Pro with the standard OnePlus 7 to give you an idea of how they differ.


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What's the same?

  • Processor
  • Premium design
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Software

The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro both feature premium build qualities, constructed from metal and glass, as has been the case for the last few OnePlus devices.

The two devices also both offer OLED displays with optical in-display fingerprint sensors and they both run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 - the latest mobile hardware.

They also deliver the same software experience with Android at the core and Oxygen OS over the top. 

What's different between the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7?

Despite running on the same processor and software, there are several differences between the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7.

Display

  • OnePlus 7 Pro: 6.67-inch, curved, 3120 x 1440, 90Hz, HDR10+
  • OnePlus 7: 6.4-inch, flat, 2340 x 1080, 60Hz

The OnePlus 7 comes with a 6.4-inch flat OLED display, while the OnePlus 7 Pro has a 6.67-inch curved OLED display.

Resolution differs too, with the OnePlus 7 Pro adopting a Quad HD+ resolution while the OnePlus 7 sticks with a Full HD+ resolution.

A 90Hz refresh rate is also present on the OnePlus 7 Pro, along with HDR10+ support, while the OnePlus sticks to the standard 60Hz. That makes a huge difference - the display on the OnePlus 7 Pro is a big step-up over anything that the company has offered before.

Design

  • OnePlus 7 Pro: 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8mm, 206g
  • OnePlus 7: 157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2mm, 182g

While both offer a premium build quality, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a notchless display, offering a pop-up front camera. The standard OnePlus 7 has a water drop notch like the OnePlus 6T before it. That adds some appeal, clearing the display of notches, but also adding a bit of fun - the pop-up camera is definitely a talking point.

The OnePlus 7 Pro also comes with a triple camera system on the rear, while the OnePlus 7 has a dual camera, again like the OnePlus 6T. The 7 Pro is also bigger and heavier than the OnePlus 7 - and do notice that weight, because the OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the weightiest phones around. 

Camera

  • OnePlus 7 Pro: Triple rear (48MP+16MP+8MP), pop up front camera (16MP)
  • OnePlus 7: Dual rear (48MP+5MP), front camera within notch (16MP)

The OnePlus 7 Pro has a pop-up 16-megapixel front camera, and a triple rear camera made up of a 48-megapixel main sensor, a 16-megapixel ultra wide sensor and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens. It's a much more comprehensive offering than previous phones, with better results, so if photography is important then the Pro is the phone for you.

The OnePlus 7 features a 16-megapixel front camera in the water drop notch on the display and a dual camera on the rear, made up of the same 48-megapixel main sensor as the Pro model, coupled with a 5-megapixel sensor for depth.

Battery

  • OnePlus 7 Pro: 4000mAh
  • OnePlus 7: 3700mAh

The OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a 4000mAh battery, while the OnePlus 7 has a battery capacity of 3700mAh.

The Pro model has the company's 30W Warp Charge, but the standard model only offers quick charging. Neither offer wireless charging support.

Hardware

  • OnePlus 7 Pro: 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage
  • OnePlus 7: 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage

Despite both running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a choice of 6GB, 8GB or 12GB RAM, and 128GB or 256GB storage, depending on the model.

The OnePlus 7 has a choice of 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Neither the Pro nor standard model offer microSD.

Both the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 come with Dolby Atmos speakers - and they offer great sound. 

Price

  • OnePlus 7: From £499
  • OnePlus 7 Pro: From £699

The OnePlus 7 is the cheaper of the two OnePlus handsets, unsurprisingly. It starts at £499 for the 6GB of RAM model, rising to £549 for the 8GB model.

The OnePlus 7 Pro starts at £699, with the top model costing £799.


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Conclusion

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the more exciting OnePlus device, with a better display compared to the standard model, a pop-up front camera, triple rear camera, more RAM and the option of more storage.

That said, its starting price is £200 more expensive than the OnePlus 7, creeping well into the flagship price bracket, and it's hefty device, heavy compared to rivals at this price and size.

The focus isn't on the standard model, but the OnePlus 7 is the one to buy if you're after value for money or an upgrade to your OnePlus 3/3T/5 or 5T. If you want all the latest tech for a little less than you would pay with Samsung or Huawei, the OnePlus 7 Pro is the model to consider.

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