Not many smartphone manufacturers sell budget handsets with flagship features, but OnePlus manages to offer just that with the OnePlus 7T. This model has some notable improvements to the OnePlus 7 which came out earlier this year. Namely, the superior camera setup, faster charging and the display. We have had a number of smartphone releases this year, but the OnePlus 7T is one of the most unique that we have seen. Read on to find out what OnePlus have in store for us.
The prices for the OnePlus 7T models in the UK are as follows:
OnePlus 7T: £549
OnePlus 7T Pro: 699
OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren: £799
Design and Display
The design of this handset is similar to the OnePlus 7, as it has a curved back and a waterdrop notch at the top of the screen. The circular camera setup is not unlike that of the recently released Huawei Mate 30 Pro, however, the rear of the Huawei is flat, whereas the OnePlus 7T has a bump. This might not bother you, but to those who are particular about design, this might be unappealing. Additionally, the colour options for this device are only Frosted Silver and Glacier Blue, which is unfortunately a very limited choice.
The display of the OnePlus 7T is a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, with a 90Hz refresh rate. The 90Hz refresh rate is what makes this device stand out from OnePlus’ competitors. The 90Hz display means that the image on the screen refreshes quickly, which leads to continuous transitions. If you are interested in video gaming, the OnePlus 7T comes with HDR 10+ which greatly enhances video content and makes for an enhanced user experience.
Battery Life and Performance
The OnePlus 7T comes with OnePlus’ new Warp Charge 30T, which makes the device able to last all day from a full charge. This works even if you use your phone frequently throughout the day. According to OnePlus, this is up to 18% faster than its predecessor, and it will get you from 0% to 50% in 20 minutes, and 100% in 60 minutes. The OnePlus 7T has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset, which improves the device’s graphics and gives it more power. The OnePlus 7T can essentially handle any task you throw at it, including demanding gameplay and web browsing.
The camera setup of the OnePlus 7T is comprised of a 48MP wide-angle lens, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 12MP telephoto lens and a 16MP front-facing lens. The telephoto lens is what sets the OnePlus 7T apart from the OnePlus 7 Pro. A couple of the photography modes on the OnePlus 7T include Macro Mode for getting up as close as 2.5cm to the subject and Nightscape Mode for low light photography.
Operating System (OS)
UK consumers are likely to be pleased that this smartphone comes with Android 10, Google’s operating system. As well as this, the OnePlus 7T is also running OxygenOS 10, which is OnePlus’ customised version of Android. This Android and OxygenOS combination is particularly unique as it makes for a smooth user interface experience when switching between tasks and applications. It also comes with more sophisticated customisation settings which allows you to take control of how your device is set up.
We are impressed by this device, as it offers a lot of smart features for what is likely to be a relatively cheap offering in the UK, while still having access to Google's OS. The standout features are its crisp display, extensive battery life and a powerful processor which makes running any apps a breeze.