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  • OnePlus has gotten a little complex with their naming scheme lately. Just like everyone else

  • who makes phones. But I'm pretty sure this OnePlus 7T lies right between the OnePlus

  • 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. It' kind of the middle ground between the other two versions. It's

  • good of course to have options, but only if they're durable. This video is sponsored by

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  • Let's get started.

  • [Intro]

  • You can tell if a phone manufacturer takes care of their customers or not by what they

  • happen to include in their box. OnePlus has once again gone above and beyond the norm

  • by including a pretty beefy clear plastic case in the box with a massive cutout in the

  • center for what I assume is the rear camera. As well as a bright red USB-C charging cable,

  • and the best thing, in my opinion, is this charging brick. This beast can supply 30 watts

  • of fast charging warp power to the OnePlus 7T. Thumbs up for that. For comparison, Samsung

  • includes a 25 watt charger with the Galaxy S10, and Apply includes a painfully antiquated

  • 5 watt charger with the new iPhone 11. The higher the watts, the faster your phone will

  • charge.

  • This is the Glacier Blue OnePlus 7T. It has a massive circular camera cutout in the glass

  • that reminds me of something, but I can't quite put my finger on it. That circular camera

  • cutout is the most distinguishing feature of the OnePlus 7T, along with the teardrop

  • notch in the top of the screen.

  • If you remember, the 7 Pro managed to get rid of that notch by motorizing the front

  • camera. OnePlus does include a plastic screen protector on the phone, which once again is

  • very kind of them.

  • It's time we start with the scratch test. Luckily, the large camera circle on the back

  • is dead center on the phone so it's not rocking back and forth all over the place when we

  • touch the screen. Screens can be made from a few different materials. Plastic, like we

  • saw on the Galaxy Fold. Glass, which we normally see on most smartphones. Or super scratch

  • resistant sapphire crystal which exists on some of the more premium phones we've tested

  • in the past. This time around, OnePlus is using Gorilla Glass and we start seeing scratches

  • at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7. This means that the normal car keys, coins,

  • and razor blades won't do any damage to the surface of the glass. The 16 megapixel front

  • facing camera is also protected under the same piece of glass. And the long top stereo

  • speaker is covered by a thin plastic grill that's pretty securely glued into place.

  • The sides of the OnePlus 7T are made from anodized aluminum. You can see the glint of

  • silver shining through under that anodizing. That volume rocker is also made from metal.

  • Up at the top of the phone there is once again no headphone jack. OnePlus decided to sink

  • that ship right about the same time they came out with their Bullets Wireless earbuds, which,

  • you know, I'm sure was just a coincidence.

  • Over on the right side of the phone, there's a feature that I wish every phone hadthis

  • is a triple sliding mute switch. I know it sounds lame, but unlocking my phone just to

  • put it on silent gets pretty annoying. Having a physical slider on the outside that can

  • toggle between the different sound settings is super appealing. But I'm also a huge fan

  • of features. So when the phone is missing important tools like the expandable memory

  • card slot, it makes my decision to upgrade much harder. Everyone's different though,

  • and there are plenty of phones out there to choose from. OnePlus is calling this back

  • panel a matte frosted glass. And you can hear by the sound of my razor blade that the frosting,

  • or the etching, is on the back side of the panel. But it's not near as aggressive as

  • what we saw in the newer iPhones, or the older Pixel 3. The surface doesn't grind off much

  • of my quarter. Nor does it take any metal off of this screw. It's a much more subtle

  • texture that won't be sanding down other objects in your pocket or purse.

  • Now one thing I really do like about the 7T is the triple camera set up. The more features

  • a phone has, the more I'm going to like it. And the less features a phone has, well, the

  • less I'm going to like it. It's a pretty simple philosophy. There is a 16 megapixel wide angle

  • lens on the left, with a 48 megapixel main sensor in the center. And a 12 megapixel 2x

  • optical zoom lens on the right, with the dual LED flash down at the bottom. The coolest

  • part though is that this phone has the ability to take macro close up pictures of something

  • that's just 2.5 centimeters away, which is impossible for most other phones on the market

  • right now.

  • OnePlus says it's done with some kind of specialized zooming hardware inside the camera unit. So

  • it'll be interesting to see what that looks like from the inside? Technology is super

  • amazing.

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  • OnePlus is pushing the boundaries with that macro photography, but also with their display

  • technology. This is a 6.5 inch 90 Hertz 1080p fluid AMOLED display. The 90 Hertz means that

  • the screen can refresh or display images much faster than the average smartphone. The 7T

  • does have a lot going for it, especially at this price. The thin OLED display even allows

  • for an underscreen fingerprint scanner. It's also cheaper and has more features than the

  • more expensive recently announces Pixel 4.

  • The OnePlus 7T lasted about 25 seconds under the heat from my lighter, and then mostly

  • recovered. There's still a faint burn mark, so starting your phone on fire probably isn't

  • the best idea. OnePlus has never failed my durability test before. Usually they are a

  • solid device for the price. But this time, with the first bend, something new happens.

  • The back glass has cracked. Now obviously I subject my phones to more abuse than they

  • would normally receive in every day life. That's kind of the point. The majority of

  • phones I test though usually survive being bent. This OnePlus 7T cracked in the center

  • of the phone along the edge and spread upwards towards the massive camera cutout. It's hard

  • to say whether the flexible frame or the tight glass tolerance, or the large hole cut in

  • the glass contributed more to the glass cracking. But we can tell that the glass phone back

  • is definitely busted. The phone itself survived and the screen still works, so I won't write

  • it off as a total fail. But still, the OnePlus 7T should definitely be wearing a case. The

  • large hole in the back might very well be contributing to a more fragile glass panel

  • overall. The more of a substance you remove, the more fragile it gets.

  • We'll definitely have to see how the 7T holds up over time. But personally, I think removing

  • that much of the rear glass panel for the camera lens was a bad idea.

  • Let me know what you think down in the comments. And come hang out with me over on Instagram

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  • ton for watching, and I'll see you around.

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