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OnePlus 7T First Impressions, Quick Review, User Queries and Answers

OnePlus finally upgrades its OnePlus 7 smartphone by launching its T variant in India today. The new OnePlus 7T comes with several significant changes over the OnePlus 7 including a 90Hz display panel, upgraded Snapdragon 855+ processor, triple rear cameras and 30W Warp charger. The OnePlus 7T price in India starts at Rs. 36,999 and it will go on sale via starting from September 29.

Ahead of the launch, we spent some time with the new OnePlus 7T and here are first impressions about it. Also, we give you a quick review of the device as well as answer some of your queries here. Read on to know more.

OnePlus 7T First Impressions

Design: Gorilla Glass body

The new OnePlus 7T comes with a taller form factor and looks cool as it is designed very well despite the big display. The device weighs 190 gm which is heavier than OnePlus 7 on papers but is lighter to hold because of the perfectly balanced design.

On the front, OnePlus kept the same look form OnePlus 7 and the bezels above and below the screen are the thinnest. There is a slight curve on either side of the back panel which also the 7T is a great phone to hold in one hand and you can carry it around easily.

Coming to the finish on the back, there is a Frosted Glass finish just like the new iPhones. The frosted glass gives it an attractive look and I love this finish, particularly in the Glacier Blue color variant which I have been using.

Display: 90Hz Fluid AMOLED

The display panel on OnePlus 7T is 6.55-inch in size and comes with 2400 x 1080 resolution. It has a taller 20:9 aspect ratio which means it offers more screen space. Next, the screen is having the 90Hz refresh rate just like the OnePlus 7 Pro.

With this 90Hz feature, the transitions look smoother. However, there are not enough apps and games that support a higher refresh rate. So, what you can feel good about with this feature is a slightly smoother video viewing experience.

Videos look good in landscape mode and this tall display is also good for reading as there is more content available on the screen. Moreover, it also comes with Video enhancer, Reading and Night modes.  Daylight visibility is also quite good.

Processor: Snapdragon 855+

Under the hood, it gets the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor paired with 8GB of RAM. This chipset has the same Kryo 485 CPU cores and Adreno 640 GPU as the SD 855.

Although, the clock speed of the highest performing core (Kryo 485 Gold) has been boosted to 2.96GHz and the GPU clock speed has also been increased by 15 percent.

However, you will hardly feel any difference between the two in normal day to day usage. Only the benchmark scores will tell you a difference and that’s not so important for everyday users.

The next important thing on the phone is the UFS 3.0 storage which is really fast in terms of data read and write speeds. Overall, the OnePlus 7T performs like a true flagship phone.

Software: Android 10

OnePlus 7T comes with the latest Android 10 based OxygenOS 10. This gives the OnePlus 7T an extra point. The latest Android, as well as Oxygen OS, brings stability, privacy, security, and battery life improvements, and optimizations.

Cameras: 48MP Triple Camera

The triple rear camera setup gets a 48MP main camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, f/1.6 aperture, and OIS. The second camera is a 16MP wide-angle lens offering a 117-degree field of view and the third camera is a 12MP telephoto lens for 2x optical zoom.

The pictures taken in the daytime and good lighting conditions are well detailed and crisp.

The low light photos are also good, but you would like to switch to the Nightscape Mode in such condition. This mode brightens up pictures and colors still look vivid.

The telephoto camera also shoots detailed images even with the 2x zoom.

The wide-angle camera can also shoot 2.5 macro close-up shots.

One thing to be noted here that by default this camera still clicks 12-megapixel photos and you need to switch to the Pro Mode to utilize 48-megapixel mode.

The 16MP front camera is still the same as we have seen on OnePlus 7 series. It clicks good selfies that are worth uploading on social media.

Battery: WARP Charge 30T Support

The OnePlus 7T comes with a 3800 mAh battery. This comes with Warp Charge 30T support. It is the new fast-charging tech from OnePlus which is 18 percent faster than previous Warp Charge 30. This can charge the OnePlus 7T’s battery from 0 to 70 percent in just 30 minutes.

User Queries & Answers

Question: How is the fingerprint sensor of OnePlus 7T?

Answer: The OnePlus 7T comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor which is fast and responsive. It takes less than a second to unlock the phone.

Question: What are the camera features available in OnePlus 7T?

Answer: The OnePlus 7T rear cameras come with UltraShot, Nightscape, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, AI Scene Detection, and RAW Image features. The front camera also comes with Face Unlock, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching.

Question: Can 4K videos be recorded on the OnePlus 7T?

Answer: Yes, you can record up to 4K resolution videos at 30&60 fps on the OnePlus 7T.

Question: Can slow-motion videos be recorded on the  OnePlus 7T?

Answer: You can record Super Slow Motion 1080P videos at 240 fps, 720P videos at 480 fps and 720P videos at 960 fps. The 960fps feature will be available through OTA later.

Question: How is the audio of new OnePlus 7T?

Answer: The phone is good in terms of audio with Dual stereo speakers that come with Noise cancellation and Dolby Atmos support.

Question: Does OnePlus 7T support widevine L1 support?

Answer: Yes, OnePlus 7T comes with widevine L1 support.

Question: Can the internal storage in the new OnePlus 7T be expanded?

Answer: No, the internal storage in the OnePlus 7T is not expandable.

Question: Does OnePlus 7T support Dual VoLTE networks?

Answer: The phone supports both LTE and VoLTE networks and also supports Dual SIM Dual VoLTE feature.

Question: Does OnePlus 7T support face unlock feature?

Answer: Yes, OnePlus 7T has Face Unlock feature.

Question: What is the AnTuTu benchmark score of OnePlus 7T?

Answer: The OnePlus 7T benchmark score is 3,95,462.

Question: What sensors are there in OnePlus 7T?

Answer: The sensors onboard include Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Sensor Core, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Wrapping Up

The OnePlus 7T price in India starts at Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB+128GB version and goes up to Rs. 39,999 for the 8GB+256GB version. At this price, the 7T is a perfect flagship phone. The frosted glass design at the back, the taller display with 90Hz refresh rate, upgraded cameras & processor and the Android 10 based Oxygen OS make it a true flagship killer at this price.

Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.View Author posts