OnePlus is always known for delivering user-friendly interface with its range of smartphones. The OxygenOS has come a long way. The operating system now stands as one of the best user interface in the smartphone industry.
And talking about its smartphones, the OnePlus 7T Pro is currently the best offering from the brand itself. The smartphone comes with some top-of-the-line specifications along with the support of the OxygenOS. However, what will happen when you take away the OxygenOS from the OnePlus 7T Pro. Does it still make an exciting proposition to buy, considering its price range? Let’s take a closer look.
The display is good, but competition still has an advantage
The OnePlus 7T Pro features a 6.67-inch quad HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels. The display comes with 90Hz refresh rate. Although it is offering higher display as compared to the competition, it is not the only brand that comes with higher screen refresh rate. Asus introduced its ROG Phone 2 that offers not just 90Hz refresh rate, but 120Hz screen refresh rate.
And considering the price tag, the OnePlus 7T Pro comes with a price tag of Rs 53,999, while you get ROG Phone 2 for just Rs 37,999. This is a huge difference when it comes to the pricing of a smartphone.
Design is not out-of-the-box
The OnePlus 7T Pro offers a glass-metal sandwich, though the design does not look unique. The type of camera hump OnePlus is using on its OnePlus 7T Pro; we have already seen in multiple smartphones from Motorola and other brands. Though it feels sleek, considering the price tag, we have some great design from the likes of Galaxy S10e, Apple iPhone 11 and even phones from Asus with 6Z and ROG Phone 2. All the smartphones come with a distinct design language, while the OnePlus 7T Pro is still carved out from the skin of its predecessor.
Hardware is top-of-the-line. Still you get better options
Coming to the most essential part of this smartphone after OxygenOS. The OnePlus 7T Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor along with Adreno 640 GPU. The phone is backed by up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. With this, many of you are thinking that the price is justified. However, when you look at the competition, things appear to be more transparent. Take the example of Asus ROG Phone 2, the smartphone is backed by the same processor, and it costs almost Rs 16,000 less. Furthermore, you have Apple iPhone 11 that offers superior Apple A13 Bionic chipset, which multiple benchmark sites have ranked superior to the Snapdragon 855+.
Furthermore, you are now getting Snapdragon 855-equipped Asus 6Z for just Rs 27,999, which proves to be a better proposition as compared to spending almost Rs 54,000 on a smartphone that offers practically the same features expect the new chipset. Also, it is important to note that the Snapdragon 855+ does not bring any drastic changes in the processing power; it is slightly overclocked as compared to the standard Snapdragon variant.
Camera looks good, but its predecessor also offers the same experience!
On the camera front, the OnePlus 7T Pro features a triple-camera setup, which is similar to what we have seen in the OnePlus 7 Pro. The camera setup comes with a combination of 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.6 aperture, OIS, EIS, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 117-degree field of view. For the front, it features a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
All said and done, the cameras are virtually the same, which is present in the OnePlus 7 Pro. Furthermore, when it comes to camera performance, we have seen multiple occasions where the reviewers and customers are not satisfied with the performance of the smartphone in the camera department. The optimisation, which we have seen in the likes of Apple iPhone 11 or even in the Samsung Galaxy S10, is not there in the OnePlus 7T Pro. And both the smartphones have a better brand recall value as compared to the OnePlus 7T Pro.
So to conclude, the OnePlus 7T Pro most significant selling point is its user interface that adds a considerable weightage to the smartphone. However, once you take this point out, the smartphone really seems to be overpriced as we have seen brands like Asus, Apple and even Xiaomi offering you better specs-to-price ratio with their flagship smartphones as compared to the OnePlus.