Is the OnePlus 7 Pro Worth It?

– 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, I mean, there’s really not
a lot to complain about. And that is sort of the definition of being worth it, isn’t it? (soft music)

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100 thoughts on “Is the OnePlus 7 Pro Worth It?

  1. How times have changed, I remember the first time the no bezel phone was shown and ofc with that motorized camera, everyone was going INSANE! But now……. It's just normal.

  2. paid review. this phone not even come closer to s9 plus . s10 is far away . if any one want best android phone go for S9 PLUS OR S10

  3. Hi Austin
    Please review the retail units, not the review units. OP 7 Pro has got lots of issues, phantom touch, low picture quality, fingerprint reader burning screen and many more. We, users, watch your videos and get inspired to buy and later end up disappointed with the issues with no guarantee it'll be fixed. We do not want a phone having issues initially and hoping it'll be fixed later. Please request for retail units rather than review units so we get to know any issues. This is totally unfair, camera samples nowhere matches to what reviewers say on YouTube. Not fair by OnePlus sending different unit for reviewers and users. This makes lose trust on reviewers as well.

  4. Selfie cam is rated for 300k operations, 150 times a day for 5 years, at least that’s what they claim and that more then enough for me lol, mine would last forever because I’m not vain, it even will close if it feels itself falling by using the gyro sensor inside…all screen with no notch or punchout, Samsung made fun of apple forever and they couldn’t pull off what we all wanted, Oxygen OS is fluid and fast, stable like apple

    Dude, you need to calibrate your fingerprint better when settings it up…literally you are the only one I have seen crying about it

  5. Everybody says that the fingerscreen sensor is faster than the one on galaxy s10. Its not faster than the one on the 6t but for me its not a deal breaker

  6. Austin being the only one complaining about the finger print sensor makes me doubt he knows how to use the phone.

  7. never settle my ass. how about never settle for not having a 3.5mm jack. samsung proved that.

  8. I am actually glad I got the S10. I wanted the Pro but they made it so unavailable. Ya missed put.

  9. It's fine that it has no IP rating. They've claimed tests that it is water resistant and they just didn't have it officially rated to save on costs and there have been other youtubers that have placed it underwater for 15 min, even opening the camera underwater and the phone was fine. So yay on that.

    I can be fine with no headphone jack. As I mainly use bluetooth headphones. HOWEVER, even though it has Bluetooth 5.0, it does not have Dual Audio for sinking up two speakers/headsets. This greatly disappoints me as this is all on the software side and Samsung has included this for a long time now. If I'm on a trip with someone and say want to watch a movie with them, the only way without dual audio is to use a headphone splitter, which the OnePlus 7 Pro doesn't have…. To add, you'd need a USB-C to Headphone adapter AND a headphone splitter just to try and achieve this…. That's just really disappointing.

  10. Is it worth it?!? you a joke lad??? look at the competitors there 2x the price yet have almost the exact same features… the answer is yes pluss its got a 90Hz fesresh screen so if u already know about this phone u already no the answer this dude is an absolute gimp get rid

  11. I wish I could make a career out of YouTube putting up stupid ass pictures of my face as a thumbnail. Get better.

  12. bruh, place that shirt in the trash please. Looks like a girls shit, not very manly and yes, i said manly. On another note, just bought the phone, its on its way

  13. I think its worth it but im just not sure if i like the pop up camera its kool but i dont really like it but i am a hugh fan of the screen size and how it looks

  14. No one:
    Most phone companies: we will eradicate all headphone jacks

    Spongebob: give jellyfish fields a chance
    Most people: give headphone jacks a chance

  15. Just bought the OnePlus 7 Pro 12GB Nebula Blue (coming from a faulty [Getting a refund] OnePlus 6) It's MILES better, in every way, really happy with it so far 😀

  16. I have a oneplus 7 pro and also who cares about the headphone jack I already love the 90hrds display and omg the performance is beyond my Imagination

    I used to have a iPhone 6 now this is a massive upgrade

    The camera I give a 8 out of 10 because I can tell the details are not so good

    Also the new update the OnePlus 7 pro finger print scanner is 30% more accurate

    I wish I have 12 gs of ram sadly I have 8 RAM

    I can't tell a difference tho

  17. I was almost there man. That phone is a beast, but Samsung packs so many features that I cannot leave quite yet!!!

  18. I switched about two weeks ago from my iPhone X, long time iPhone user (iPhone 4) i didn’t want to spend $1,100 on a Max or pro max but wanted a bigger screen. The display is beautiful, I tested everything vs. what my iPhone could do and my final thoughts are.. I love it! Only complain is, iMessage. Damn you apple! If you send and receive videos.. prepare to receive crappy quality videos 😔 but that is literally it. The one plus 7 pro has a build in screen record, phone is basically stock android, multitasking is so easy, I can be watching a YouTube video and texting someone without loosing the video and forcing to go back to the app, Software is buttery smooth with that 90hz refresh rate. I installed the google pixel cam on my phone and it made it perfect! The only thing you might miss is iMessage , that and your whole family will disown you because you have the green bubble and can’t name group message anymore lol

  19. So I thought I w… make an opini…. comment on this vid… so why haven’t you… and that’s exact….. we don’t judge… why we’re a great community. And honestly. Camera! Pixel, jumbrembrly shibombryij… iPhone and pixel… headphone jack! Some subscrib… laptops 6gigs snap fuck Fragonard save your pennies! Ok I’m done…

  20. Noticed you didn't mention any LG phones. Especially, when you were speaking about the cameras. You sound like a CNN host…..fake news.

  21. But you can still use your earphones with the OnePlus adaptor cable right?
    Will it work just like a normal earphone jack so you'll be able to change the sound with an Equalizer, will the phone let you do that?

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