Oneplus 7t Flagship Review: 90hz And More Party Gospel

OnePlus updated its latest models, the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, in May of this year. Rather than releasing one model at a time, OnePlus began this year with a strategy of releasing two models concurrently. Five months later, the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro were released concurrently. This rapid iteration of multiple models puts the OnePlus team’s previous “retirement style” of only releasing two flagships per year to the test.

The technical reserve behind the issue also makes the OnePlus 7T and the previous generation 7T Pro configurationally similar. After nearly two weeks with the new machine, we’ll tell you what flagship changes the OnePlus 7T brings this time around in this review.

First and foremost, the OnePlus 7T features an upgraded 6.55-inch 90Hz waterdrop screen, with the waterdrop area reduced by nearly 30% to optimize the screen-to-body ratio. Simultaneously, the resolution has been reduced from 2340×1080 pixels in the previous generation to 2400×1080 pixels in this generation, making it appear more slender and effectively mitigating the previous generation’s edge mis-touch problem. Obviously, the OnePlus 7T does not have the same dual-curved screen as the 7T Pro, but rather considers the product’s positioning and price (the OnePlus 7T is priced from 2,999 yuan in China). However, the most intuitive upgrade to the screen has arrived, and it is the 90Hz refresh rate.

There are many products marketed as gaming phones that use 90Hz or even 120Hz refresh rate screens to provide a smoother visual experience, whether it is during games or normal operations. Furthermore, the screen color of the OnePlus 7T is also certified by the HDR10 standard, and the content currently supports HDR source videos from Youtube, Netflix, and Amazon, while domestic streaming videos will take time to adapt for the time being.

However, if you install HDR-compatible games or download HDR videos, you can still enjoy HDR. Meanwhile, the German TUV has certified the OnePlus 7T screen for blue light protection, making it more comfortable to watch for extended periods of time.

A speaker at the top of the screen supports Dolby Atmos, forming stereo sound with the bottom speaker for a more immersive experience and more accurate orientation in games and videos. The on-screen fingerprint continues to be adapted to support WeChat Alipay quick payment, and the unlocking experience is only a split second away when the screen is resting. The OnePlus 7T is available in two colors, Glacier Silver and Ice Blue, both of which use the AG fog glass process so that it doesn’t lose its original metallic feel, and the fog glass makes it easier for fingerprints to stay in place.

I prefer the Glacier Silver color scheme, which is especially appropriate for the OnePlus phone’s “cool” personality. The OnePlus 7T weighs 190g and has an 8.13mm thickness, making it a slimmer phone in the current flagship market and not too stressful to hold for long periods of time. The rear camera has also been changed from its previous design to a triple-camera circular lens module, making the overall look more harmonious and tense.

There is only one Type-C port, and the bezel retains the iconic three-section switch, as well as the power and volume controls.

Camera The OnePlus 7T’s three rear cameras are, from left to right, a 12MP 2X telephoto lens, a 48MP OIS prime lens, and a 16MP 117° ultra-wide angle lens, which outperforms the previous generation Pro model in terms of finished movies.

The primary camera is 48MP.

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The previous image area has been enlarged to show the obvious sharpening.

The primary camera is 48MP.