OnePlus has finally launched the much-awaited OnePlus 7T smartphone in India. While the OnePlus 7 was quite disappointing as it was very similar to its predecessor, it is not the same case this time around. The company has finally changed the design after the OnePlus 6. Even though the phone looks the same from the front, it has a lot going under the hood.
Since I was at the launch event, I got a hands-on experience with the OnePlus 7T and here are my first impressions.
OnePlus 7T: Specifications
OnePlus has made significant improvements to the OnePlus 7T over its predecessor. The smartphone now comes with a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with fullHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The display sports 20:9 aspect ratio, 1000nits of brightness and supports HDR10+ for a better content consumption experience.
The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. It runs on OxygenOS 10 based on Google’s latest Android 10 operating system. All of this is backed by a 3,800mAh battery, which also supports Warp Charge 30T fast charging.
On the optics front, the OnePlus 7T comes with a triple-camera setup at the back consisting of a 48-megapixel primary, 12-megapixel telephoto and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. The company has also added Nightscape mode from the previous generations alongside a new Macro mode. Upfront, there is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter.
OnePlus 7T: First Impressions
OnePlus 7T is a direct successor to the recently launched OnePlus 7. While it looks quite similar from the front, there is one thing that you might only notice when you keep both the phones side-by-side and that is the new tall aspect ratio. The OnePlus 7T sports a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with 20:9 aspect ratio. This means that the new flagship is slightly taller and narrower.
Since the OnePlus 6, the company has been using a similar style for the rear camera setup. After almost two years, the company has finally upgraded the look of the device a bit. One can discern between a OnePlus 6/6T/7 and a OnePlus 7T be simply looking at the back, thanks to its huge circular triple camera module.
I personally liked how the back felt in hand due to the longer aspect ratio and the matte finish. I somehow feel that the company could be brought more colours for the people to choose from.
In terms of performance, the device performed well in the time I was able to use it. I personally have liked OnePlus devices for their performance in real life. Using Android 10 based OxygenOS on the OnePlus 7T made me feel comfortable and like I was using a phone which I have been using for a long time.
OxygenOS is the cleanest Android skin I have seen till date. And is one of the only skins I prefer using over stock Android. With the new OxygenOS, the skin feels much better and usable.
Overall, OnePlus 7T is a smartphone that I would recommend you purchase If you are still stuck on a OnePlus 6. But, If you have a later smartphone, I would recommend for the next OnePlus smartphone. But this is not my final decision, I still have to test out a lot of other aspects of the device, after which I will provide you with my final decision if you should purchase the device or not. We will soon be publishing our full review of the OnePlus 7T.