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  • - Hey guys, this is Austin!

  • The OnePlus 7T is my favorite OnePlus phone yet.

  • At 600 dollars, you have a terrific screen,

  • great performance, and cameras

  • which are actually decent this year.

  • Now if that's all you care about,

  • feel free to stop watching the video,

  • but there's a lot more to this OnePlus 7T

  • than meets the eye.

  • We've got to start with the screen, it's terrific.

  • Not only is it plenty bright even in daylight,

  • but importantly, it is a super smooth 90 hertz.

  • Now this is certainly not the first

  • high refresh rate display on a phone,

  • the Razer Phone a couple years ago pulled that off,

  • however it was a phone with lots of compromises.

  • Sure you had that smooth performance, then things

  • like brightness and color accuracy really weren't there.

  • However with the 7T, I really feel like they nailed it.

  • Now sure, it's only 1080P as opposed to 1440P like the pro,

  • and that was plenty sharp,

  • but I will take this screen any day.

  • It gets significantly brighter, and importantly

  • you pay less of the battery life penalty.

  • Not only resolution hurts, but also the higher frame rate

  • means that your GPU is not being taxed more.

  • I think that this is a really nice sweet-spot.

  • So the last week I've been using a pair of phones,

  • the OnePlus 7T, as well as the iPhone 11 Pro.

  • Well obviously this is the more expensive phone,

  • there's a lot going for it, you know what?

  • I keep going back to the 7T, and almost entirely

  • because of just how smooth the screen is.

  • The 90 hertz isn't a huge deal for some people.

  • I know some people can't tell a major difference.

  • But as far as I'm concerned, it is so, so much smoother.

  • Obviously iOS 13 and the more powerful A13

  • on the iPhone are quick, but the actual response

  • on this in the way this looks and feels to me,

  • is sort of ruining every other

  • 60 hertz display out there, which is like literally

  • all phones besides the Razer Phone and the ROG.

  • I think we're going to see a lot more of this

  • super smooth display action in

  • a lot of other phones coming up.

  • I mean the Pixel 4 is very heavily rumored to include it.

  • Because Samsung is making the OLED panels

  • that go well out of these phones,

  • wouldn't be surprised to see it

  • on the next generation Galaxy as well.

  • I mean really at this point, it just makes such a difference

  • to smooth this that why wouldn't you do it?

  • Especially considering that it's now

  • on a 600 dollar OnePlus phone.

  • This is a smaller point, but something

  • I really like with the 7T, is the physical size.

  • As much as I like that 7 Pro, it is a big, hefty phone.

  • And I like the 7T because it's

  • pretty much smaller in all aspects.

  • So it's significantly thinner,

  • it's also a little bit smaller,

  • and pretty much all other dimensions,

  • but the thing that really makes the big difference

  • is the fact that it is a little bit narrower

  • thanks to that 20:9 display.

  • Now with that, it means that yes the phone is very tall,

  • but in the hand, especially paired with the tapered back,

  • and how like narrow it is,

  • it actually is a very usable size.

  • A lot of times when I get a really wide phone,

  • a really heavy phone, it's hard for me

  • to use on a regular basis.

  • But this 7T hits a really nice sweet spot.

  • It's a lot better than I thought,

  • considering that on paper, it's only like a millimeter here,

  • a few grams there, but it does add up.

  • Now the next question is the camera

  • which is traditionally been a weak point on OnePlus phones.

  • Now this time around the OnePlus 7T

  • has a very familiar triple camera set up,

  • a 17 millimeter ultra-wide camera,

  • a 28 millimeter wide camera,

  • as well as 51 meter telephoto camera.

  • In fact, if that sounds familiar,

  • that's because that is nearly the exact same setup

  • as which you'll find on the iPhone 11 Pro.

  • So why don't we do a little blind camera test

  • to see if you guys can tell the difference

  • because there are some pretty major ones,

  • but also some of these shots look pretty close as well.

  • Not bad for a phone that costs 400 dollars less.

  • First off we have a shot taken on the ultra-wide cameras.

  • So camera A, I immediately liked the color more,

  • Camera B looks a little bit more washed out.

  • If I zoom in here, I think,

  • there's definitely a little bit more detail

  • in camera A, compared to camera B which is, I don't know.

  • It looks like every thing is a little bit more washed out

  • there's actual skin tones here,

  • where it's kind of almost black and white here.

  • Next up we have a shot taken on the standard

  • white angle cameras on both phones.

  • Now this one, I think is a very very clear win for camera 2.

  • You can see it, there's so much more dynamic range,

  • whereas in camera A it's almost kind of like silhouette-y.

  • Now this next shot was taken on the telephoto lenses.

  • So I think camera B is probably a little more life like,

  • but honestly, I think that it's a

  • clear win for camera A here.

  • You can see that there's a little bit more detail

  • on the actual basket here, and especially the flowers

  • kind of all fall a little bit flat on camera B

  • whereas they're actually kind of nice and punchy.

  • I can easily kind of distinguish between them.

  • This next photo is a macro-shot.

  • So here they're actually pretty close.

  • Detail-wise, it looks like camera B

  • did a little bit of a better job.

  • Yeah that leaf is definitely sharper on camera A.

  • I think camera B is a little bit warmer, but I'd give a

  • slight lend to camera B, but not by a huge amount here.

  • Now the last comparison is with the night modes.

  • So camera A is a clear loser here.

  • So this was shot in a very dark environment

  • and both actually did a really good job

  • of pulling the level up, in fact I think camera A

  • did a little bit better job sort of getting the white balnce

  • just right, however if you look at my face,

  • it's just not focused correctly,

  • whereas camera B did a much better job.

  • Now at this point I think it's very clear

  • that there are some pretty major

  • differences between these cameras.

  • Shall we reveal which one's which?

  • So I'm very curious, which phone do you like better?

  • Is it camera A or camera B?

  • Let me know in the comments below

  • of which phone you think is which.

  • Don't worry, don't cheat, I'm just gonna sit here,

  • go down to the comments, pause the video,

  • let me know what you think, and the answer is,

  • Camera A is the OnePlus 7T,

  • whereas camera B is the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

  • Bet you didn't see that one coming, did ya?

  • Or maybe you did.

  • There are some real surprises here,

  • and I think the main thing that really jumps out to me

  • is that these camera actually traded blows.

  • A lot of times where I'd prefer the much more

  • less expensive OnePlus 7, now specifically

  • with the night mode, this is actually

  • where the 7T stumbled the most, focus,

  • it just didn't like to focus at night.

  • So I've taken some really nice night-scape shots

  • and some of them look fantastic,

  • but as far as actually having people in the frame,

  • it generally just doesn't like that focus,

  • and I wanna think that we took probably six or seven

  • of these before we finally got

  • the OnePlus to actually lock on.

  • So if we take a look at the OnePlus side by side

  • with the iPhone as far as portrait mode,

  • I've gotta say I actually kind of prefer

  • the OnePlus in this shot.

  • So especially when you look at Ken's fingers here,

  • you can actually see that it's really nicely cut out,

  • whereas on the iPhone, it kind of misses a little bit.

  • Now the iPhone does do a little bit of a better job,

  • I think it warms the image up,

  • it looks a little bit more natural.

  • But, that being said, I think the OnePlus

  • actually does a much better job

  • of cutting Ken outta the frame.

  • There's really no misses at all,

  • when the iPhone's a little bit soft.

  • The OnePlus does have a couple of extra features,

  • so it has a super steady video mode

  • which it does bring it down to 1080P,

  • it looks good although the video

  • generally speaking does not match up to the iPhone,

  • and you lack the ability to easily change

  • between the lenses while recording that the iPhone can.

  • But one thing the OnePlus does have going for it

  • is a dedicated macro-mode.

  • So this takes advantage of the ultra wide camera

  • so there's actually a physical motor there to help it focus.

  • You can get super super close.

  • Some of the shots I've gotten on the OnePlus,

  • I could not have gotten them pretty much any other phone.

  • Generally speaking, The OnePlus 7T

  • actually has a pretty impressive camera set up.

  • So while yes, the main camera can't touch very high end

  • such as the iPhone 11 and the 11 Pro.

  • Both the ultra wide and especially the telephoto

  • do a really good job of trading blows.

  • And between the portrait mode

  • which seems to be really solid,

  • and especially that ultra wide with the macro mode?

  • There's a lot going for this phone,

  • especially getting considering it is 400 dollars cheaper.

  • Well I guess it's only 100 dollars cheaper

  • that the iPhone 11, but then you're lacking

  • the telephoto, that's not quite a fair fight.

  • Regardless though, OnePlus 7T is

  • really stepped up in the camera games this year.

  • Like most other 2019 flagships,

  • the 7T is taking advantage of a

  • very matte finish on the glass panel.

  • Personally, I like the way it looks and it feels.

  • Especially with this nebula blue color,

  • I think it looks really nice,

  • it's actually called glacier this year isn't it?

  • Glacier, not nebula that's the pro.

  • This one's better anyway though,

  • I like the blue, it's much bluer than the pro ever was.

  • The rest of the design should feel very familiar

  • if you've used any recent OnePlus phones.

  • So not only does it have a very high quality vibrate motor

  • but it's also paired with the little

  • alert slider which I just love playing with.

  • And on top of that, this is the third iteration

  • of their in display fingerprint sensor.

  • Now the harder I think, is that big of a difference

  • this year so, it's still not quite as fast or as accurate

  • as I'd like, however OnePlus says that they've done

  • a lot of software tuning, just beat up the animations,

  • and generally speaking it is better

  • that what has been in the past.

  • It's not my favorite, I definitely prefer a physical sensor,

  • but it is certainly usable and it getting better.

  • I can imagine with a few more updates

  • it actually might be good and not just okay.

  • Now there are certainly things missing from the 7T.

  • So there's still no official IP rating,

  • although they do have a fair

  • but of water assistance already.

  • It's just not officially certified,

  • but things like the SIM card tray

  • actually have a little rubber gasket

  • so, I wouldn't be that concerned about getting it wet.

  • And there's also still no wireless charging.

  • This is a little bit more of a sticking point for me,

  • I really do enjoy the convince of just throwing my phone

  • on a wireless charger from time to time,

  • but OnePLus's answer to that is, Warp Charge 30T.

  • So this is basically the same technology

  • they've been using since the seven pro,

  • as well as the McLaren edition of the 6T.

  • However the 30T means that there's actually additional

  • optimization going on on the phone,

  • which will allow it to charge even faster.

  • They claim that this will go from

  • zero to 100% in just 60 minutes.

  • Now, I didn't try a full 0-100 run, but doing stuff like