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  • - Hey guys, this is Austin.

  • This is the brand new OnePlus 7 Pro.

  • and the question as always, is it worth it?

  • So this is the first time that OnePlus has brought out

  • a Pro version of their phone

  • and there's a lot to like here.

  • Unlike the standard OnePlus 7,

  • which we actually haven't even seen yet,

  • although by the time you watch this video

  • they will most likely have it announced.

  • The Pro version brings a brand new,

  • completely bezel-less display,

  • and we have a new triple camera design,

  • with some really nice features

  • including an incredibly fast display.

  • This is a full 90 hertz and it looks awesome.

  • It should be no surprise that OnePlus

  • is opting to go for multiple versions of their flagship.

  • I mean you look around

  • and pretty much everyone else is doing the same thing.

  • There are like four different versions of the Galaxy S10,

  • and of course with the iPhone we have the XR, the XS,

  • as well as the XS Max.

  • And by going up a little bit on the budget,

  • it means that we get a lot of extra features

  • on the OnePlus 7 Pro.

  • So one of the most noticeable ones is the lack of a notch.

  • Instead we have a motorized pop-up selfie camera,

  • which actually is a pretty good way of doing it.

  • If you get rid of the selfie camera,

  • you'll see there's very, very little bezel,

  • just a tiny little bit of a chin on the bottom,

  • but as soon as you open up that camera,

  • the selfie pops right up.

  • And this is supposedly pretty durable.

  • It's rated for something like 100 or 150,000 operations

  • and if it detects that you're dropping it,

  • it should automatically pull the camera in

  • to avoid any kind of damage.

  • But it seems to be pretty sturdy.

  • I mean I'm not gonna destroy it or something, but.

  • Speaking of, the screen has also seen a major improvement.

  • Now first of all, it's big.

  • This is a 6.7 inch panel,

  • which makes the OnePlus 7 Pro even bigger

  • than something like the Galaxy S10 Plus.

  • One of the most noticeable things here, though,

  • is that not only is it a higher resolution,

  • but it also runs at a higher frame rate at a full 90 hertz.

  • Now we've seen this a couple times

  • with some gaming phones such as the ROG Phone,

  • even a faster display with the Razer Phone.

  • And this really does make a huge difference.

  • Everything is so much more smooth.

  • And of course that's been one of the major advantages

  • of OnePlus for years.

  • They have a very, very well-optimized software stack,

  • on top of the latest and greatest on the silicon side,

  • which means that this straight up flies.

  • OnePlus has also taken a page out of Samsung's book

  • and curved the glass both on front and back.

  • I mean, if you close your eyes,

  • this basically feels like a Galaxy S10,

  • but that's certainly not a bad thing.

  • Not only does it mean that the OnePlus 7

  • feels a little bit thinner,

  • but importantly it also means

  • that it just sort of feels nice when you're scrolling,

  • especially when you're swiping in from the side.

  • I know that some people don't love this,

  • especially if you're watching a video,

  • it does distort a little bit on the edges,

  • but I'm a huge fan of this.

  • And honestly, this is some of the nicest hardware

  • that OnePlus has ever put out.

  • It's Gorilla Glass, it's aluminum,

  • and of course you've got to talk about that color.

  • So it's, actually I forget what it's called, it's.

  • - Nebula blue. - Nebula blue, thank you.

  • So nebula blue is sort of an interesting textured finish

  • that sort of, very much changes based on the light.

  • Man, I like it.

  • Like I really, really feel like this is a super,

  • super tight-looking phone.

  • Sadly we don't have a headphone jack,

  • but the hardware is absolutely on point.

  • One of the nice things that I feel like

  • I always appreciate on OnePlus phones

  • is that you have the alert slider.

  • So just like on an iPhone,

  • you can very easily switch between vibrate, silent, ring,

  • whatever the case is.

  • And I just don't understand why more people don't do this.

  • Something that returned from the OnePlus 6T

  • is the in-display fingerprint sensor.

  • Now generally speaking, it actually is pretty quick,

  • but my main issue, just like with the 6T,

  • is it's just not quite as accurate as I'd like.

  • So when you compare it to something like the Pixel

  • or even the Galaxy S10e

  • which has the side-mounted fingerprint sensor,

  • both of those are not only quicker

  • but more importantly, they seem to be very, very accurate.

  • This works most of the time,

  • and as always if I'm on camera, it works 100% of the time,

  • 'cause that's just the way it works,

  • but in normal use, I feel like one out of maybe 10 times,

  • it doesn't pick up my finger,

  • and that's just not something that I really deal with

  • with pretty much any other fingerprint unlock.

  • So the speakers aren't amazing.

  • So it does have a bottom-firing speaker

  • as well as ones built up to the tiny little earpiece.

  • It's fine, I mean it's certainly not bad.

  • But it does not compare to phones such as the iPhone,

  • such as the Pixel.

  • It's just decent.

  • And of course we still don't have a headphone jack,

  • which after taking a look at the Pixel 3a,

  • kinda it's got me nostalgic,

  • it's got me wishing for that headphone jack back.

  • One of the main reasons OnePlus has been popular

  • is they put very high performance specs

  • and very well optimized software

  • in a package which generally speaking doesn't cost a ton.

  • So inside here we have the absolute top of the line

  • as far as Android goes right now.

  • So you have a Snapdragon 855,

  • anywhere between six, eight or even 12 gigs of RAM.

  • Now 12 gigs of RAM might seem excessive.

  • I mean it's on, that's more than most laptops have.

  • But realistically, it actually makes a lot of sense,

  • specifically on the OnePlus 7 Pro.

  • If you look at the price difference to go from

  • six gigs to 12 gigs and to double the storage,

  • it's less than $100.

  • That, that is an incredibly good deal.

  • I know some people might be upset

  • that, oh, the OnePlus is more expensive now.

  • Considering that you're getting a 12 gig of RAM,

  • a Snapdragon 855 flagship for less than $800.

  • I mean, yeah.

  • - [Ken] For less than $1000.

  • - That's actually a great point, even less than $1000, yeah.

  • It is so hard to argue

  • with the value proposition on this phone, right?

  • I mean sure, if you wanna go

  • and make sure that you save every penny you can,

  • you can drop the nice display

  • and go down to something like the OnePlus 7,

  • but considering that you get

  • the awesome screen with 90 hertz,

  • again, I can't really emphasize that enough,

  • just how smooth that is,

  • paired with these super, super reasonable upgrades, right?

  • I mean as long as you're okay with the blue color,

  • because I think, like previous years,

  • the blue color is the only way

  • to get the maxed out version like I have here,

  • but I mean, it's only $90 to go from the bottom spec,

  • to double every single aspect of the phone.

  • RAM, SSD, everything.

  • I mean that's, that's pretty killer.

  • I'm legitimately impressed.

  • Take a look around back,

  • and the OnePlus 7 Pro now has a new triple-camera array.

  • So very much like some other 2019 flagships,

  • this gives you a ultra wide-angle lens

  • with a 17 millimeter equivalent.

  • You have a 48 megapixel standard shooter,

  • and there's also now a new triple optical zoom,

  • which will give you roughly a 78 millimeter lens,

  • or again three times the optical zoom

  • that you would get with the standard shooter.

  • All this being said,

  • this is actually a really nice benefit

  • because some of the previous OnePlus phones

  • had a depth sensor as a secondary camera,

  • which is code for not useful.

  • So the camera, honestly, has been one of the main downsides

  • of a lot of previous OnePlus phones.

  • It's never really been bad,

  • but it's certainly not been as good as

  • something like the Google Pixel

  • or even like a lot of the iPhones.

  • But this year they've actually stepped it up in a big way.

  • And first of all it is legitimately really nice

  • to have this spread of cameras.

  • So,the ultra wide-angle camera

  • can get you a nice field of view

  • and while it's not the sharpest thing in the world,

  • all you do is jump into that 48 megapixel shooter,

  • which to be fair does actually say

  • that as a 12 megapixel shot,

  • it just takes each sort of pixel

  • and combines four pixels into one.

  • But even so, you're actually getting

  • some nice image quality here,

  • and then when you zoom all the way

  • into the three times optical zoom,

  • it actually gives you a very different field of view.

  • And this is something that I really appreciate.

  • Most phones, such as the Samsung and especially the iPhone,

  • they have a 2X optical zoom, and while that's nice,

  • it doesn't really give me

  • that same kind of zoom that I'd like.

  • Whereas with the 3X optical zoom,

  • it actually properly gives you, it's a very unique look.

  • So if we put the OnePlus 7 side by side with the Pixel,

  • what you'll see is that it actually does

  • a little bit more of an aggressive job.

  • It's sort of boosting the shadows,

  • so it's a little bit more HDR.

  • But also the colors are very much washed out.

  • Photos here consistently look

  • a little bit sort of desaturated, maybe.

  • Now that's not going to be necessarily a bad thing,

  • if you wanna edit it.

  • But I definitely have to say,

  • the Pixel images do pop a lot more.

  • Now if you put something like this

  • side by side with the iPhone,

  • especially when you get into lower light,

  • it makes a huge difference,

  • as the Pixel as well as the OnePlus

  • do have some sort of night-sight mode.

  • So the OnePlus calls it Nightscape,

  • and while it's not quite as good

  • as what you're getting on the Pixel,

  • again, when you put it next to something like the iPhone,

  • it makes a big difference.

  • My main complaint here is that

  • they do just look a little bit sort of artificial,

  • there's a little bit too much processing going on

  • to make it look like a natural image,

  • which is something that the Pixel excels with.

  • All that being said, though,

  • the camera is a huge step up on the OnePlus 7.

  • No, it's not quite as good as something like the Pixel,

  • but because you do have the triple lenses

  • and because all three of them are fairly competent,

  • it does mean that the OnePlus 7

  • no longer has the camera as its Achilles' heel.

  • Achilles' keel?

  • The OnePlus 7 Pro is the most expensive

  • OnePlus they've ever made,

  • and yet I think it does a good job

  • of justifying that price tag.

  • In a world of $1000 plus flagships,

  • this delivers a very, very similar performance

  • but for several hundred dollars less.

  • My main piece of advice really here

  • is get the maxed out model.

  • For only $90, you're getting double the storage

  • and double the RAM.

  • And when you consider what this kind of phone is

  • for less than 800 bucks