OnePlus 7T Pro vs. OnePlus 7T: Find out what makes it Pro

The OnePlus 7T is everything we’ve come to expect from a OnePlus phone — it’s powerful, well-designed, attractive, and affordable. But there’s another new phone from the company to consider in the shape of the OnePlus 7T Pro. Last time only the OnePlus 7 Pro made it to the states, while the OnePlus 7 went to other markets. This year that’s been reversed, so only the OnePlus 7T is available stateside, while the OnePlus 7T Pro is being offered in other markets like such as the United Kingdom. If you’re trying to decide between them, or just curious what the difference is, then we have you covered with this spec comparison which will drill into all the details.

Specs

OnePlus 7T Pro OnePlus 7T
Size 162.6 × 75.9 × 8.8 mm (6.4 × 2.99 × 0.35 inches) 160.9 × 74.4 × 8.1 mm (6.33 × 2.93 × 0.32 inches)
Weight 206 grams (7.26 ounces) 190 grams (6.70 ounces)
Screen size 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED
Screen resolution 3120 × 1440 pixels (516 pixels per inch) 2400 × 1080 pixels (402 pixels per inch)
Operating system Android 10 (with Oxygen OS) Android 10 (with Oxygen OS)
Storage space 256GB 128GB, 256GB
MicroSD card slot No No
Tap-to-pay services Google Pay Google Pay
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
RAM 8GB 8GB
Camera Triple lens 48-megapixel, 8MP telephoto, and 16MP ultra wide-angle rear, 16MP front Triple lens 48-megapixel, 12MP telephoto, and 16MP ultra wide-angle rear, 16MP front
Video 2160p at 60 frames per second, 1080p at 240 fps, 720p at 960 fps 2160p at 60 frames per second, 1080p at 240 fps, 720p at 960 fps
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
Ports USB-C USB-C
Fingerprint sensor Yes, in-display Yes, in-display
Water resistance No No
Battery 4,085mAh

Warp Charge 30T

3,800mAh

Warp Charge 30T

App marketplace Google Play Store Google Play Store
Network support T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint
Colors Haze Blue Frosted Silver, Glacier Blue
Price £699 (around $860) $599
Buy from OnePlus OnePlus
Review score 4 out of 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars

Performance, battery life, and charging

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With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor and an ample 8GB of RAM, the OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7T are among the most powerful Android phones you can get right now. They’ll run the latest games flawlessly, jump in and out apps instantly, and should run smoothly for quite some time to come.

The 7T Pro has a slightly bigger battery, but it also has a slightly larger, higher-resolution screen to power, so we don’t think there’s going to be much difference in stamina here. They both support fast wired charging via the USB-C port with the Warp Charge 30T charger that comes in the box; it can put out an impressive 30W to charge the 7T from zero to 70% in just 30 minutes. There’s no wireless charging, and there’s nothing to separate these two phones in this category.

Winner: Tie

Design and durability

There are some interesting differences between the 7T and the 7T Pro in the design department. While both have a triple-lens camera on the back, the Pro has gone for a central, vertically stacked set of lenses in a lozenge shape, while the 7T has a distinctive circular camera module. Both are curved glass with a sheen that catches the light. The 7T Pro is only available in Haze Blue, while the 7T comes in Glacier Blue or Frosted Silver. You’ll find more differences around front, where the 7T Pro offers a slightly larger screen that’s completely free of any notches or holes because the selfie camera pops up from the top edge when activated. The 7T has a more conventional front-facing camera in a teardrop notch at the top. There’s no sign of any fingerprint sensor because they both have an in-display fingerprint scanner. The 7T’s screen is flat and it’s not quite as wide as the 7T Pro’s which has curved edges.

While neither phone has an official IP rating for water resistance, they can likely handle light rain or splashes, just not full immersion. Both will benefit from a protective case because they’re glass front and back. There isn’t really much of a difference in durability, but the 7T Pro has a classier, more modern design.

Winner: OnePlus 7T Pro

Display

OnePlus 7T Pro
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Both the OnePlus 7T Pro and the OnePlus 7T feature Fluid AMOLED screens with silky-smooth 90Hz refresh rates, while most phones refresh at 60Hz, but this category is an easy win for the Pro because its screen is bigger and sharper. While the size difference isn’t huge, the higher resolution works out to 516 pixels per inch (PPI) for the Pro while it’s 402 PPI for the regular 7T. Because the Pro features a pop-up camera instead of a teardrop notch, it also boasts an expanse of uninterrupted screen.

Winner: OnePlus 7T Pro

Camera

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The OnePlus 7T Pro boasts a triple-lens main camera comprising a 48-megapixel IMX586 sensor with an f/1.6 aperture, plus optical and electronic stabilization (OIS and EIS), an ultra-wide lens with a 117-degree field of vision, 16-megapixels, and an f/2.2 aperture, and finally, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with OIS and an f/2.4 aperture. The main camera in the OnePlus 7T is mostly the same, except that the telephoto lens is rated at 12-megapixels and it has an f/2.2 aperture, but it doesn’t have OIS.

The selfie camera is inside a pop-up module in the 7T Pro and in the teardrop notch with the 7T, but it’s the same 16-megapixel lens with EIS and an f/2.0 aperture.

Both cameras feature Nightscape for low-light photography with the main or ultra-wide-angle lens, they have a new macro mode for close-ups, and they offer super-slow-motion video recording. It’s tough to pick a winner here as the difference is so slight and we think they’ll produce pretty similar results.

Winner: Tie

Software and updates

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The OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro run Android 10 with Oxygen OS on top. It’s accessible and runs well, offering a lot of extra options without straying too far from the feel of Google’s Android. You can customize various bits and pieces and there are options like Zen Mode, which shuts off notifications to give you some quiet time when you need it. OnePlus has also upped its update game, pushing out software updates and patches relatively quickly. The exact same software runs on both and we expect them to have a similar update schedule.

Winner: Tie

Special features

OnePlus 7T Pro pop up camera
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The screen’s 90Hz refresh rate is a bit special, but they both have that. It’s a similar story with the in-display fingerprint sensor, facial recognition, gaming mode, and other software extras like Zen Mode. One thing that could maybe edge it for the OnePlus 7T Pro is that nifty pop-up camera. It’s fast, it feels solid, and it’s a relatively new innovation.

Winner: OnePlus 7T Pro

Price and availability

The OnePlus 7T is available worldwide now for $600. The OnePlus 7T Pro costs 699 British pounds (around $860). Sadly, it won’t be coming to the United States, but will come to the U.K., Europe, China, Hong Kong, and India.

Overall winner: OnePlus 7T Pro

The superior screen is enough to score a win for the OnePlus 7T Pro and we prefer the design in general, it’s just a classier, more modern feeling device, especially with that mechanized pop-up camera module on top. But make no mistake, these phones are very similar indeed and you are not missing much if you opt for the regular OnePlus 7T, which will also save you a chunk of change.

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