OnePlus 7: Analysis, specifications and price

The OnePlus 7 keeps the small drop-shaped notch that the previous model had.

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The OnePlus 7 made its debut in 2019 and reached the market along with its older brother, the OnePlus 7 Pro, to replace the OnePlus 6T.

Unlike the Pro model, the OnePlus 7 maintains the essence of the company, so much that we can even say that it is a tremendously continuous telephone, especially in terms of design. Despite this, the OnePlus 7 is still excellent phone, with many improvements over the previous model that you should not miss.

Price and availability

The OnePlus 7 does not reach the United States, but s to Spain, where we can find it in two versions: 6/128 GB and 8/128 GB. In this model there is no version with 256GB as it exists in the OnePlus 6T.

Prices of OnePlus 7:

  • 6GB of RAM + 128GB of storage = 559 euros (about US $ 620)
  • 8GB of RAM + 128GB of storage = 609 euros (about US $ 680)
  • 8GB of RAM + 256GB of storage = 759 euros (about US $ 800)

The OnePlus 7 is available in only bright dark gray (Mirror Gray).

Technical characteristics

  • Display: AMOLED 6.41 inches, 2340×1080 pixels
  • Processor: Snapdragon 855
  • Headphone jack (3.5 mm): No
  • Water resistance: It has no certification, but the company promises resistance to splashes and rain
  • Operating System: Android Pie
  • Fingerprint reader: On screen
  • Wi-Fi: 2×2 MIMO, 802.11ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth: 5.0 (aptX and aptX HD compatibility)
  • RAM: 6/8 GB
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB
  • Battery: 3,700 mAh with fast charging system.
  • Main camera: dual 48 + 5 megapixels.
  • Secondary camera: 16 megapixels

Known design, enhanced power

As is already felt by the holder of this analysis, the design of the OnePlus 7 is very similar to that of the OnePlus 6T. The phone is not a generational change like the OnePlus 7 Pro, but we can say that it is almost an evolution of 6T.

The OnePlus 7 screen keeps the smallnotchin the form of a drop that the previous model is, although its size grows from 6 inches to 6.41 inches. However, it manages to maintain the same resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. It is an AMOLED screen manufactured by Samsung that during the time we have tested the phone, has left us an impeccable viewing experience.

Its rear part is released from the fingerprint sensor, since it is under the screen.

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It is a comfortable phone in hand thanks to its dimensions that allow us an ergonomic grip although it is not very light (182 grams). Another feature that the OnePlus 7 maintains of the OnePlus 6T's DNA is that you can use its gesture systems to control the phone with one hand. This feature is one of the most useful things in the use I gave the phone on the day, especially to access the camera or recently opened applications.

The back of the OnePlus 7 is devoid of the fingerprint sensor, as the company once again opted for the incorporation of this element under the screen. The novelty is that the area of ​​this fingerprint reader is greater than in the OnePlus 6T, (specifically 30 percent higher) which considerably reduces the chances of error in the recognition of the fingerprint.

In addition, it is faster than in the OnePlus 6T and that of other current phones such as the Matte 20 Pro, the P30 Proo the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. Along with this unlocking option, the phone also offers facial recognition (2D) as an alternative, although that unlocking method is not as safe as it is on the latest generation iPhone.

But there is also bad news that we should point out: the OnePlus 7, like its predecessor, does not have a traditional headphone jack (although it does include an adapter).

The OnePlus 7 also said goodbye to the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

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Performance: between the OnePlus 6T and the OnePlus 7 Pro

Test of performance

Galaxy S10 (Snapdragon 855)


Geekbench 4: Single-core (one core)

Geekbench 4: Multi-core (multiple cores)

3DMark Ice Storm (unlimited)


NOTE: Longer bars represent better performance

As we can see, the changes with respect to the OnePlus 6T are not very important abroad, but the new phone significantly improves the performance of the fingerprint sensor on the screen and also its power in general. The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor accompanied by 6/8 GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.

With this internal configuration, the OnePus 7 offers a tremendously fluid performance, something that is not surprising since the OnePlus 6T was one of the fastest cell phones in the 2018 market even with a less advanced processor than the OnePlus 7.

In the same way as the OnePlus 6T, this phone has a Boost Mode, an algorithm that allows you to get more out of the device's RAM in frequently used applications. East Boost Mode It allows the applications we use most to open faster and not slow down the cell phone.