OnePlus 7 vs OnePlus 7 Pro - Here Are The Differences

OnePlus had introduced its new flagship smartphones today, and even though these two phones do share some of their specifications, they are quite different when all things are considered.

The two phones differ quite a bit in terms of the design, and we’re here to see what those differences are. The two phones do differ quite a bit in terms of price as well, so you probably want to know whether the more expensive model is worth the price, and in order to figure that out, you need to know what are the differences between the two phones.

The OnePlus 7 Pro looks more modern

The OnePlus 7 Pro has a noticeably higher display aspect ratio than its sibling, and it’s really easy to differentiate the two phones in terms of the design. The OnePlus 7 Pro does not include a display notch nor a display camera hole, while the OnePlus 7 comes with a teardrop display notch, just like the OnePlus 6T.

The OnePlus 7 is actually modeled after the OnePlus 6T’s design, the phone essentially looks like the 6T with a different LED flash placement on the back. The OnePlus 7 Pro, unlike the OnePlus 7, sports a pop-up selfie camera which gets activated when you select it in the camera app.

The OnePlus 7 Pro includes three cameras on the back, while the OnePlus 7 ships with two rear-facing units. The OnePlus 7 Pro’s display is curved, while that cannot be said for the OnePlus 7’s panel. The “Pro” variant is also a bit larger than the regular model, but that’s not surprising considering it comes with a larger display.

CPU, RAM & storage

Both OnePlus 7 handsets are fueled by the same processor, the Snapdragon 855. That is Qualcomm’s most powerful chip at the moment, by the way. Things are a bit different when it comes to RAM and storage, though.

The OnePlus 7 comes in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, while you can choose between 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM options when the OnePlus 7 Pro is concerned. The two OnePlus 7 variants include 128GB and 256GB of internal storage, while the OnePlus 7 Pro 6GB and 8GB RAM variants come with the same storage units, 128GB and 256GB options, respectively. The 12GB RAM model includes 256GB of storage, same as the 8GB RAM variant.

It is also worth noting that the two phones do not differ when it comes to UFS storage version, both ship with UFS 3.0, which is the newest standard available out there. These two handsets are actually first to reach the market with UFS 3.0, trumping the Galaxy Fold whose release got postponed a while back.

Display, battery & camera

The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are considerably different when it comes to their displays, camera setup, and battery capacity. As far as displays are concerned, the OnePlus 7 Pro includes a larger 6.67-inch QHD+ Fluid AMOLED panel, which is not only curved, but it comes with a 90Hz refresh rate.

The OnePlus 7’s display is inferior on paper, as the device includes a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED unit, just like the OnePlus 6T. This display is flat, and it comes with a fullHD+ resolution, not QHD+ like the OnePlus 7 Pro’s unit.

The smaller OnePlus 7 handset packs in a 3,650mAh battery, while the OnePlus 7 Pro includes a 4,000mAh unit. This difference was to be expected as the OnePlus 7 Pro has both a larger display, and a display with a considerably higher resolution. There’s also a difference in charging here, as the OnePlus 7 Pro supports 30W Warp Charge, while the OnePlus 7 ships with 20W fast charging from OnePlus. Neither of the two phones support wireless charging.

The OnePlus 7 Pro sports three cameras on the back, while the OnePlus 7 includes two. The OnePlus 7 Pro ships with 48-megapixel, 16-megapixel, and 8-megapixel rear-facing cameras, while the OnePlus 7 sports 48-megapixel, and 5-megapixel units. As far s front-facing units are concerned, there's not difference there, both include a 16-megapixel unit by Sony, the same sensor.

Colors & pricing

Both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are available in a Mirror Gray variant, and that is actually the only color variant that you can get the regular model in. The OnePlus 7 is available in a Red color option, but only in China and India. The OnePlus 7 Pro, on the other hand, in addition to the Mirror Gray option, also comes in Nebula Blue and Almond variants.

Needless to say, the OnePlus 7 is the more affordable of the two devices. The phone's 6GB and 8GB RAM options are price at €549 and €599, respectively. The OnePlus 7 Pro, on the other hand, comes in 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM variants, and those three variants cost €709, €749, and €819 - or $669, $699 and $749 for buyers in the U.S.

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