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OnePlus 7 Smartphone: Phone with dual-camera setup in review

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 06/12/2019

It's not easy... The OnePlus 7 isn't the only smartphone in its model generation anymore, but it still has the right to play an important role in the upper tier. The exterior design has barely changed compared to the OnePlus 6T. Will this help? We'll find out in this review.

OnePlus 7

You've been an only child for years, spoiled by mom and dad, and suddenly a second sibling announces itself. If the OnePlus 7 had feelings, it probably wouldn't be very happy about it since the OnePlus 7 Pro is suddenly the new favorite; it receives the cool features like a completely uniform front side without a notch or punch hole and a triple-camera setup on the rear.

Suddenly the OnePlus 7 starts being treated with a bit of neglect: It is released slightly later, it looks almost identical to the OnePlus 6T predecessor, and it was suddenly no longer the star at the press event. At least the specifications point to a very high-quality device, which has a faster processor compared to the OnePlus 6T, cameras with a higher resolution and faster storage. Whether the OnePlus 7 is wrongly neglected, and whether owners of its predecessor should buy this model, we'll clarify in our review.

For this purpose we'll compare the device to the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 6T and to other high-end smartphones like the Nokia 9, the Honor View 20 and even the iPhone 7 Plus, which is part of the same price segment. The Samsung Galaxy S10 can currently be obtained for just under 650 Euros (~$736) too, which is 100 Euros (~$113) more expensive than the budget variant of the OnePlus 7; naturally, we'll also evaluate if this extra charge is worth it.

OnePlus 7 (7 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.41 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, Gorilla Glass, waterdrop notch, glossy: yes
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 240 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: Audio output over USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8/​B9/​B19/​B34/​B39), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B25/​B26/​B28/​B29/​B30/​B32/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 157.7 x 74.8 ( = 0.32 x 6.21 x 2.94 in)
Battery
3700 mAh Lithium-Polymer, OnePlus Dash Charge (20 watts)
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.7, phase detection AF, OIS, dual-LED flash, videos @2160p/​60fps (camera 1); 5.0MP, f/​2.4, telephoto lens (camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.0, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, power adapter, USB cable, SIM tool, silicon bumper case, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat 16/​13 (1000 Mbps/​150 Mbps); SAR values: 1.166 W/kg (head), 1.382 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
182 g ( = 6.42 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 107 g ( = 3.77 oz / 0.24 pounds)
Price
609 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case – Mirror Gray as the only option

The OnePlus 7 offers a body that looks very similar to its predecessor. This means yet again that not much has changed since the OnePlus 6, which was released about a year ago. Like its predecessors, the OnePlus 7 provides a lot of display at the front. It inherits the waterdrop notch from the OnePlus 6T, and both smartphones can't be told apart from one another by looking at their front sides.

The smartphone is currently only available in one color variant; this one differs from its predecessor: It's called Mirror Gray, and it's a lighter version of the glossy variant of the OnePlus 6T. The camera module is shaped a bit differently, and now there's glossy OnePlus lettering in addition to the logo, but that's it for visual differences.

OnePlus' refusal to provide its smartphones with IP certification hasn't gone away either. But the manufacturer promises that the device should at least resist splashes and rain. In the same way, there shouldn't be any problems if the smartphone is briefly dropped in water. However, OnePlus' warranty explicitly excludes coverage for water damage.

Furthermore, the case is very well built. OnePlus also improved the surface feel: There are no longer any bothersome edges in the corners, and the smartphone now sits very well in the hand. The only shortcoming is the screen protector that comes preinstalled out of the box since it produces tangible edges. In terms of weight, the smartphone is even slightly lighter than the OnePlus 6T, which it matches with a 1:1 ratio in regard to size.

The stability is once again very good; the case isn't affected at all by pressure. However, the OnePlus 7 creaks quite audibly when being twisted; the OnePlus 6T was more reserved in this aspect.

Size comparison

162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 206 g0.4542 lbs157.7 mm / 6.21 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 182 g0.4012 lbs157.5 mm / 6.2 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs158.2 mm / 6.23 inch 77.9 mm / 3.07 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs156.9 mm / 6.18 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs155 mm / 6.1 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs149.9 mm / 5.9 inch 70.4 mm / 2.77 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 157 g0.3461 lbs

Connectivity – Fewer variants

Just like with the IP certification, OnePlus handles the microSD reader in the same way: It's not present. This is a tradition with OnePlus, but it's not such a big problem anymore due to the large storage space. As with the predecessor, one can choose between 128 GB and 256 GB of storage, but the combination options regarding RAM have been limited: There were four variants with the predecessor, but now there are only two:

  • OnePlus 7 Mirror Gray 6 GB + 128 GB: 559 Euros (~$633)
  • OnePlus 7 Mirror Gray 8 GB + 256 GB: 609 Euros (~$690)

The entry level device's price increase of 10 Euros (~$11) is moderate compared to the predecessor; the pricier variant is even 20 Euros (~$23) less expensive than with the OnePlus 6T.

OnePlus took pity on the seventh model and finally built in a USB-C port with USB 3.1 speed, even when it's of the slightly slower Gen. 1 (so it's actually USB 3.0), which can still transfer data 10 times faster than its predecessor could with its USB 2 port. Furthermore, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD are on board.

Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: microphone, USB-C port, speakers
Bottom: microphone, USB-C port, speakers
Left: SIM tray, volume rocker
Left: SIM tray, volume rocker
Right: notification slider, power button
Right: notification slider, power button

Software – OnePlus with up-to-date Android

OnePlus is to a large extent quite exemplar when it comes to software: The manufacturer provides older devices with new functions and software updates for a long time. In this way the OnePlus 3, which was released in June 2016, received security updates until November 2019. Android Oreo was the last operating system update for this model generation. OnePlus is also very quick to react to problems or security issues and releases an update for its current devices every couple of weeks.

There's little preinstalled software in the device. The only promotional app is the one from Netflix, its cooperation partner. Apart from that, there's also the in-house weather app, a file manager and the Community app. Except for Netflix, all other preinstalled apps can be uninstalled, which is something that we like. The device supports DRM L1 so that streaming content can be watched in HD.

Android 9 is preinstalled in our smartphone. The security patches are at the level of April 2019 and are therefore no longer completely up to date, but they're still within the limits.

OnePlus 7 Software
OnePlus 7 Software
OnePlus 7 Software
OnePlus 7 Software
OnePlus 7 Software
OnePlus 7 Software

Communication and GPS – World phone

The OnePlus 7 makes an effort again to be a world phone by supporting numerous LTE networks, and in our opinion it succeeds very well at this. Even users who travel to exotic countries shouldn't have any problems with the LTE network. The reception didn't show any issues, and we didn't experience any signal drops in the urban area using the well-developed German D2 network, even in buildings and narrow streets.

All modern Wi-Fi standards are supported. However, the OnePlus 7 only reached moderately fast values between 300 and 400 Mb/s in our test with the Linksys EA8500 reference router. There are also frequent drops to be observed in the graph with the transfer speeds. But OnePlus has already showed in the past that it can significantly increase the Wi-Fi speed in its smartphones through software updates: This was the case with the OnePlus 6T, for example. If there's such an update for the OnePlus 7, we will naturally review this aspect again.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy S10
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
639 (min: 612, max: 683) MBit/s ∼100% +65%
Nokia 9 PureView
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
638 (min: 561, max: 664) MBit/s ∼100% +64%
OnePlus 6T
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
629 (min: 621, max: 638) MBit/s ∼98% +62%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Adreno 640, 855, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
467 (min: 375, max: 519) MBit/s ∼73% +20%
OnePlus 7
Adreno 640, 855, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
388 (min: 361, max: 421) MBit/s ∼61%
Honor View 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
339 (min: 325, max: 351) MBit/s ∼53% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=449)
228 MBit/s ∼36% -41%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy S10
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
579 (min: 558, max: 592) MBit/s ∼100% +75%
Nokia 9 PureView
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
523 (min: 421, max: 559) MBit/s ∼90% +58%
OnePlus 6T
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
474 (min: 241, max: 497) MBit/s ∼82% +44%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Adreno 640, 855, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
471 (min: 438, max: 506) MBit/s ∼81% +43%
OnePlus 7
Adreno 640, 855, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
330 (min: 232, max: 365) MBit/s ∼57%
Honor View 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
298 (min: 278, max: 319) MBit/s ∼51% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=449)
217 MBit/s ∼37% -34%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø387 (361-421)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø330 (232-365)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test near window
GPS Test near window
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

The GPS module, which by the way supports dual-channel GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo, is unable to determine our location indoors. But when getting closer to a window, we received a location with an accuracy of up to five meters within a few seconds. The reception is also better outdoors, but the accuracy doesn't increase any further.

In our practical test, a bike ride in which the smartphone has to prove itself against the Garmin Edge 520 professional navigator, the OnePlus 7 showed some inaccuracies, especially in the narrow alleys in the old part of the city, but it mastered crossing the bridge quite precisely and is overall only a bit below the level of the professional navigator. Users than don't depend on absolute precision for navigating can use the OnePlus 7 with peace of mind.

Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Bridge
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Bridge
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Alleys
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Alleys
OnePlus 7 GPS – Overview
OnePlus 7 GPS – Overview
OnePlus 7 GPS – Bridge
OnePlus 7 GPS – Bridge
OnePlus 7 GPS – Alleys
OnePlus 7 GPS – Alleys

Telephone and call quality – High clarity

OnePlus has adjusted the phone app: The latest update moves the recent calls tab and the contacts tab to the bottom, and the app can now be set to show a dark mode together with the whole system; OnePlus veterans have been acquainted with this for a long time.

The call quality reminds us a lot of the OnePlus 7 Pro: The speaker used as an earpiece can get quite loud on request, but then the sound also spreads to the surroundings. The microphone quickly over-modulates loud voices, but quiet voices are well reproduced in return. Even in hands-free mode, the device becomes quite loud on request, but the microphone doesn't detect quiet voices well here. We like the sound of our counterpart; it's warm, and there's ambient noise only at very high volume.

VoLTE and VoWiFi are supported. 

Cameras – Trimmed-down telephoto lens in OnePlus 7

Front camera sample
Front camera sample

OnePlus made some changes with the camera setup in comparison to the OnePlus 6T: The OnePlus 7 receives the 48 MP main camera with optical image stabilization found in the OnePlus 7 Pro and additionally a telephoto lens with 5 megapixels. The front features the same sensor as the Pro model, namely a Sony IMX471 with 16 megapixels, which is a slight update in comparison to the predecessor. The front-facing camera takes good pictures with decent color reproduction and level of detail.

Users who enjoy taking close-up photos should know that the resolution of the telephoto lens is lower than in the OnePlus 6T and the OnePlus 7 Pro, and that the 5 MP camera doesn't offer the fastest focus. In return, the main lens combines four photos with each other on request to produce one 12 MP photo, which should contain considerably more details through the fourfold information content. In comparison to the OnePlus 7 Pro, users will have to do without the ultra-wide-angle lens, and there is also no laser autofocus.

As with the OnePlus 7 Pro, the 48 MP camera in the rear produces very nice-looking photos with vivid colors. Details are also well reproduced. The smartphone performs well in low light too, but it can't produce as many details as the iPhone XS Max, for example.

Videos can be recorded in 4K; we liked the quality a lot here as well: The camera reacts very quickly and accurately to changes in lighting conditions, and the reproduction of details and the level of sharpness are also very good.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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In our lab tests under controlled lighting conditions, the OnePlus 7 convinces through good color reproduction, whereby some tones are represented very accurately. The photo of the test chart is very sharp; text in front of a colored background is not a problem for the smartphone camera either.

ColorChecker: The reference color is in the bottom half of each field
ColorChecker: The reference color is in the bottom half of each field
Photo of test chart
Photo of test chart
Detail of test chart
Detail of test chart

Accessories and Warranty – Many accessories

OnePlus honors a 24-month warranty on the smartphone. As mentioned above, this doesn't cover water damage. Therefore, one shouldn't necessarily test the seals of the device for their reliability.

The OnePlus 7 includes a quite large fast-charging power adapter in the box; OnePlus connoisseurs are already used to this: The charging technology is found almost completely within the charger which makes it larger, but the smartphone doesn't get that hot during charging and can receive energy more quickly. Needless to say, a USB-C cable in OnePlus' red and white colors is also available. A SIM tool and a silicon bumper case also come in the box.

As was the case with previous models, there are many tailor-made accessories available for the OnePlus 7. Some examples are bumper cases made of high-quality materials such as nylon or featuring textured surfaces that resemble sandstone. An additional power adapter can be purchased for around 30 Euros (~$34).

Input devices and handling – Fast in-display fingerprint scanner

Despite the OnePlus 7 not having a 90-Hz display like the OnePlus 7 Pro, scrolling through menus and longer sites is still very smooth with the smartphone. The display reacted fast and very reliably to inputs.

As with all OnePlus devices, there's a hardware slider on the right side, with which the smartphone can be set to silent or vibrating mode quickly. This is very practical in meetings or when going to the theater.

The volume rocker and the power button feel premium too; they are firmly placed within the case and can be felt and used very reliably.

Once again there's a fingerprint scanner under the display. In our experience, it has been significantly improved over the OnePlus 6T, and it now unlocks the smartphone super quickly and very reliably. After minor problems in our first try, the facial recognition also identified us very fast and reliably. The display is used as a light source in dark environments.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display – Optic AMOLED in OnePlus 7 phone

Subpixel
Subpixel

A look at the technical data would say that nothing has changed compared to the OnePlus 6T in terms of the display: Once again there is a 6.41-inch display in the 19.5:9 format, which houses the front-facing camera inside a small waterdrop notch. The resolution of 2340x1080 pixels is a Full HD resolution that has been extended a bit in the long side; the OnePlus 7 Pro can score points in this regard with 1440p and no notch. A lot of other high-end devices provide a slightly higher display resolution by now too.

When the sensor is fully exposed, the display becomes bright in a similar way to the OnePlus 7 Pro, but it sits rather in the midfield of the comparison chart with an average of 605 cd/m². The brightness distribution is on a high level with 94%.

608
cd/m²
609
cd/m²
621
cd/m²
594
cd/m²
603
cd/m²
608
cd/m²
586
cd/m²
601
cd/m²
612
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 621 cd/m² Average: 604.7 cd/m² Minimum: 2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 603 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.5 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 2.7 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
99.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.266
OnePlus 7
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.41
OnePlus 7 Pro
AMOLED, 3120x1440, 6.67
OnePlus 6T
Optic AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.41
Samsung Galaxy S10
OLED, 3040x1440, 6.1
Nokia 9 PureView
P-OLED, 2880x1440, 5.99
Honor View 20
LTPS, 2310x1080, 6.4
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
Screen
27%
8%
8%
16%
1%
26%
Brightness middle
603
586
-3%
437
-28%
701
16%
648
7%
492
-18%
557
-8%
Brightness
605
584
-3%
442
-27%
705
17%
641
6%
475
-21%
553
-9%
Brightness Distribution
94
97
3%
95
1%
98
4%
92
-2%
94
0%
97
3%
Black Level *
0.4
0.35
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.5
1.39
60%
2.21
37%
3.7
-6%
2.3
34%
2.4
31%
1.4
60%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.7
2.7
65%
4.27
45%
10.3
-34%
5.2
32%
5.2
32%
3.1
60%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.7
1.6
41%
2.1
22%
1.4
48%
2.2
19%
3.2
-19%
1.3
52%
Gamma
2.266 97%
2.243 98%
2.307 95%
2.1 105%
2.3 96%
2.06 107%
2.21 100%
CCT
6775 96%
6672 97%
6353 102%
6553 99%
6592 99%
7125 91%
6667 97%
Contrast
1230
1591
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63.1
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.83

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 200 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 200 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9279 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Since an OLED display is being used, one shouldn't worry about contrast or black values; they are both almost perfect. Grayscales are reproduced nearly without any tint with the "Vivid" mode, and red color tones are slightly overemphasized. The OnePlus 7 can reproduce the sRGB color-space completely, and it even surpasses it in the case of some color tones. However, our measurements here are rather indicative of this.

The display offers very short response times, which makes it especially interesting for gamers. We detected PWM flickering; as is common with OLED displays, it's visible nearly throughout the whole brightness spectrum of the display and lies at around 200 Hz. OnePlus also offers the still experimental feature of DC dimming in the OnePlus 7. Our thorough article clarifies exactly what this is about. Through this, the effects of PWM flickering for sensitive users can at least be reduced, if not completely removed even, as was already seen with the OnePlus 7 Pro.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color-space
CalMAN color-space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

The OnePlus 7 performs well outdoors with the brightness sensor enabled, but the sensor could, in our opinion, activate the brightness increase a bit earlier and with more strength. It's already hard to read the display at medium brightness when the surroundings are very bright.

There are slight color shifts to be noticed regarding viewing angles, but these aren't critical, and the viewing angles are otherwise almost perfect from any direction.

Outdoor use – minimal brightness
Outdoor use – minimal brightness
Outdoor use – medium brightness
Outdoor use – medium brightness
Outdoor use – maximum brightness
Outdoor use – maximum brightness
Outdoor use – brightness sensor
Outdoor use – brightness sensor
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
 

Performance – No difference with the Pro model

If you are considering whether there is a difference in performance between the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro, we can give you an answer in accordance with our benchmark tests: No. The Snapdragon 855 works pretty much identically fast in both devices. Even when OnePlus mentions the liquid cooling in the Pro model, which should take care of providing even more performance capacity: We don't observe this in our tests.

The leap in performance is definitely noticeable in the benchmarks compared to the OnePlus 6T; will it be perceived in day-to-day too? Probably not. The OnePlus 7's edge compared to other flagships is evident in the system benchmarks. This is probably mainly due to the fast UFS 3.0 storage, which OnePlus is one of the first manufacturers to use.

The OnePlus 7 is a very fast smartphone that can also easily keep up with other current flagship devices. The older Apple iPhone 7 Plus can overall still keep up to some extent; especially in everyday use, the difference in speed would probably only be perceivable with very demanding games. From a performance perspective it can definitely still be an alternative, provided that ultimate power isn't a requirement.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7372 Points ∼55%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
7470 Points ∼56% +1%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
13341 Points ∼100% +81%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
10128 Points ∼76% +37%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
13272 Points ∼99% +80%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
9028 Points ∼68% +22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (7372 - 8024, n=11)
7603 Points ∼57% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=325)
4691 Points ∼35% -36%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
11388 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
10812 Points ∼95% -5%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8995 Points ∼79% -21%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
10162 Points ∼89% -11%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8909 Points ∼78% -22%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
9868 Points ∼87% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (10187 - 11388, n=13)
10960 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=384)
4726 Points ∼41% -59%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3510 Points ∼78%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
3472 Points ∼77% -1%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2384 Points ∼53% -32%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4499 Points ∼100% +28%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2421 Points ∼54% -31%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3314 Points ∼74% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3406 - 3537, n=13)
3486 Points ∼77% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=384)
1426 Points ∼32% -59%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
9205 Points ∼92%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
9974 Points ∼100% +8%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8487 Points ∼85% -8%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
7595 Points ∼76% -17%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8415 Points ∼84% -9%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
9243 Points ∼93% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (8342 - 11440, n=15)
9636 Points ∼97% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=388)
5333 Points ∼53% -42%
Work performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
12095 Points ∼95%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
11766 Points ∼92% -3%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
10590 Points ∼83% -12%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
9750 Points ∼76% -19%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
9917 Points ∼78% -18%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
12778 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (10330 - 14439, n=15)
12136 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14946, n=556)
5785 Points ∼45% -52%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3324 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
3317 Points ∼100% 0%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2857 Points ∼86% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2104 - 3365, n=15)
2985 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=68)
2676 Points ∼81% -19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5862 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
5794 Points ∼99% -1%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4978 Points ∼85% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (4236 - 5884, n=15)
5580 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=68)
2721 Points ∼46% -54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5012 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4969 Points ∼99% -1%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4273 Points ∼85% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3800 - 5012, n=15)
4663 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=68)
2478 Points ∼49% -51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4416 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4429 Points ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3681 Points ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2981 Points ∼67% -32%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3456 Points ∼78% -22%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4381 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (1934 - 4535, n=15)
3794 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4683, n=396)
1981 Points ∼45% -55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7089 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
7115 Points ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5877 Points ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5358 Points ∼75% -24%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5828 Points ∼82% -18%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3718 Points ∼52% -48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5184 - 7115, n=15)
6752 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=396)
1787 Points ∼25% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6249 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
6270 Points ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5189 Points ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4551 Points ∼73% -27%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5057 Points ∼81% -19%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3847 Points ∼61% -38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3969 - 6312, n=15)
5719 Points ∼91% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=397)
1658 Points ∼26% -73%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4405 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4352 Points ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3374 Points ∼77% -23%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3368 Points ∼76% -24%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4393 Points ∼100% 0%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
1528 Points ∼35% -65%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2345 - 4703, n=14)
3840 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=424)
1893 Points ∼43% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10302 Points ∼99%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
10420 Points ∼100% +1%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8397 Points ∼81% -18%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8435 Points ∼81% -18%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5327 Points ∼51% -48%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
5141 Points ∼49% -50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (6358 - 10420, n=14)
9435 Points ∼91% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=424)
2386 Points ∼23% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7940 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
7955 Points ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6310 Points ∼79% -21%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6322 Points ∼79% -20%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5087 Points ∼64% -36%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
3371 Points ∼42% -58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5268 - 8141, n=14)
7082 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=424)
2004 Points ∼25% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4093 Points ∼98%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4063 Points ∼97% -1%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3537 Points ∼85% -14%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2854 Points ∼68% -30%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3418 Points ∼82% -16%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4175 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2705 - 4349, n=15)
3854 Points ∼92% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4519, n=476)
1888 Points ∼45% -54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6336 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
6248 Points ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5241 Points ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5176 Points ∼82% -18%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5123 Points ∼81% -19%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4256 Points ∼67% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5663 - 6362, n=15)
6241 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=476)
1478 Points ∼23% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5648 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
5581 Points ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4734 Points ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4383 Points ∼78% -22%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4612 Points ∼82% -18%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4238 Points ∼75% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (4556 - 5747, n=15)
5468 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=477)
1423 Points ∼25% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4068 Points ∼97%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4091 Points ∼97% +1%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3483 Points ∼83% -14%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3179 Points ∼75% -22%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4214 Points ∼100% +4%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
1522 Points ∼36% -63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3001 - 4540, n=14)
3881 Points ∼92% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4540, n=516)
1754 Points ∼42% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10008 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
9845 Points ∼98% -2%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8272 Points ∼83% -17%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8053 Points ∼80% -20%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5252 Points ∼52% -48%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
4235 Points ∼42% -58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (6122 - 10008, n=14)
9184 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=515)
1936 Points ∼19% -81%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7556 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
7501 Points ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6336 Points ∼84% -16%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6007 Points ∼79% -21%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4979 Points ∼66% -34%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
3034 Points ∼40% -60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5251 - 7820, n=14)
7022 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8165, n=518)
1674 Points ∼22% -78%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
26936 Points ∼72%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35022 Points ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
31297 Points ∼84%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
36069 Points ∼97%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
37164 Points ∼100%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
15626 Points ∼42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (20636 - 45072, n=14)
31288 Points ∼84%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=676)
14217 Points ∼38%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
106829 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
84998 Points ∼80%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
71292 Points ∼67%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
83854 Points ∼78%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
67388 Points ∼63%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
63386 Points ∼59%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (97354 - 110432, n=13)
105815 Points ∼99%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=674)
22183 Points ∼21%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
64389 Points ∼94%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
64534 Points ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
55524 Points ∼81%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
64782 Points ∼95%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
57073 Points ∼84%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
37746 Points ∼55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (55771 - 83518, n=13)
68188 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=674)
17924 Points ∼26%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
167 fps ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
166 fps ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
152 fps ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
143 fps ∼86% -14%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
151 fps ∼90% -10%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
118 fps ∼71% -29%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
91.96 fps ∼55% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (85 - 167, n=16)
156 fps ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=694)
38.1 fps ∼23% -77%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼93%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
60 fps ∼93% 0%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼93% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
60 fps ∼93% 0%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼93% 0%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
60 fps ∼93% 0%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
57.71 fps ∼90% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (59 - 91, n=16)
64.3 fps ∼100% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=703)
28.1 fps ∼44% -53%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
100 fps ∼99%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
101 fps ∼100% +1%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
59 fps ∼58% -41%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
85 fps ∼84% -15%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
83 fps ∼82% -17%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
67 fps ∼66% -33%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
58.71 fps ∼58% -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (50 - 102, n=16)
93.3 fps ∼92% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=600)
21.9 fps ∼22% -78%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼99%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
55 fps ∼91% -8%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
59 fps ∼98% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
53 fps ∼88% -12%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
50 fps ∼83% -17%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
59 fps ∼98% -2%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
55.17 fps ∼91% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (51 - 85, n=16)
60.4 fps ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=609)
19.4 fps ∼32% -68%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
67 fps ∼94%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
71 fps ∼100% +6%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
59 fps ∼83% -12%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
53 fps ∼75% -21%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼85% -10%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
50 fps ∼70% -25%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
41.3 fps ∼58% -38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (35 - 71, n=16)
62.4 fps ∼88% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=466)
17.9 fps ∼25% -73%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
57 fps ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
36 fps ∼63% -37%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
53 fps ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
30 fps ∼53% -47%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
32 fps ∼56% -44%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
48 fps ∼84% -16%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 3072
41.5 fps ∼73% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (36 - 58, n=16)
48.6 fps ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=468)
16.7 fps ∼29% -71%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
26 fps ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
15 fps ∼58% -42%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
22 fps ∼85% -15%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
16 fps ∼62% -38%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
13 fps ∼50% -50%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
20 fps ∼77% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (14 - 26, n=15)
21.3 fps ∼82% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=189)
9.99 fps ∼38% -62%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
17 fps ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
16 fps ∼94% -6%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14 fps ∼82% -18%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
17 fps ∼100% 0%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14 fps ∼82% -18%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
14 fps ∼82% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (8.5 - 24, n=16)
16.5 fps ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=188)
6.98 fps ∼41% -59%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
38 fps ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
23 fps ∼61% -39%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
34 fps ∼89% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
25 fps ∼66% -34%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
21 fps ∼55% -45%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
31 fps ∼82% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (22 - 38, n=15)
33.3 fps ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=193)
14.7 fps ∼39% -61%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
43 fps ∼98%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
42 fps ∼95% -2%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
37 fps ∼84% -14%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
44 fps ∼100% +2%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
37 fps ∼84% -14%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
34 fps ∼77% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (22 - 43, n=16)
40.1 fps ∼91% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=193)
16.4 fps ∼37% -62%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
42 fps ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
42 fps ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼83% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
35 fps ∼83% -17%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼83% -17%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
32 fps ∼76% -24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (22 - 42, n=16)
39.5 fps ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=391)
12.2 fps ∼29% -71%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
37 fps ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
21 fps ∼57% -43%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
31 fps ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
23 fps ∼62% -38%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
19 fps ∼51% -49%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
28 fps ∼76% -24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (21 - 41, n=16)
32 fps ∼86% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=395)
10.9 fps ∼29% -71%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
370908 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
369294 Points ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 6T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
294488 Points ∼79% -21%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
328111 Points ∼88% -12%
Nokia 9 PureView
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
287123 Points ∼77% -23%
Honor View 20
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
306296 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (217967 - 398720, n=16)
354450 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=295)
143117 Points ∼39% -61%

One can quickly surf the Internet with the OnePlus 7. There's barely any waiting time for images to load; they are mostly already loaded before scrolling. Demanding HTML-5 sites pose no problems for the device, and the smartphone also plays at the forefront in the benchmarks.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
OnePlus 7 (Chrome 74)
63.057 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro (Chrome 74)
62.5 Points ∼99% -1%
Honor View 20 (Chrome 74)
60.893 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (45.5 - 67, n=13)
57.6 Points ∼91% -9%
Nokia 9 PureView (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
44.6 Points ∼71% -29%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 133, n=107)
35.7 Points ∼57% -43%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
OnePlus 7 (Chome 74)
67.9 runs/min ∼100%
Honor View 20 (Chrome 74)
67.5 runs/min ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 7 Pro (Chome 74)
61.5 runs/min ∼91% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (42.5 - 67.9, n=12)
61.3 runs/min ∼90% -10%
Samsung Galaxy S10 (Samsung Browser 9.0)
54 runs/min ∼80% -20%
Nokia 9 PureView (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
50.47 runs/min ∼74% -26%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 157, n=95)
39.9 runs/min ∼59% -41%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
OnePlus 7 Pro (Chrome 74)
111 Points ∼100% +1%
OnePlus 7 (Chrome 74)
110 Points ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (94 - 129, n=16)
108 Points ∼97% -2%
Honor View 20 (Chrome 71)
99 Points ∼89% -10%
Nokia 9 PureView (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
89 Points ∼80% -19%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=165)
67 Points ∼60% -39%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (Safari Mobile 10.0)
26053 Points ∼100% +4%
OnePlus 7 (Chrome 74)
25051 Points ∼96%
OnePlus 7 Pro (Chrome 74)
24730 Points ∼95% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (17011 - 25640, n=16)
23211 Points ∼89% -7%
Honor View 20 (Chrome 71)
22500 Points ∼86% -10%
Samsung Galaxy S10 (Samsung Browser 9.0)
20286 Points ∼78% -19%
OnePlus 6T (Chrome 70)
16824 Points ∼65% -33%
Nokia 9 PureView (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
16484 Points ∼63% -34%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=693)
6801 Points ∼26% -73%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=718)
10523 ms * ∼100% -437%
Nokia 9 PureView (Chrome 73.0.3683.90)
2375 ms * ∼23% -21%
OnePlus 6T (Chrome 70)
2281.6 ms * ∼22% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (1852 - 2611, n=15)
2128 ms * ∼20% -9%
Honor View 20 (Chrome 71)
2048.1 ms * ∼19% -5%
OnePlus 7 Pro (Chrome 74)
1965 ms * ∼19% -0%
OnePlus 7 (Chrome 74)
1958 ms * ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy S10 (Samsung Browser 9.0)
1924.2 ms * ∼18% +2%
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (Safari Mobile 10.0)
1102.7 ms * ∼10% +44%

* ... smaller is better

Not only did OnePlus use very fast UFS 3.0 storage in the OnePlus 7 Pro but also in the OnePlus 7. That is a very good decision because especially with sequential access the storage is twice as fast compared to UFS 2.1, which was used in the OnePlus 6T, for example. Storage access in the OnePlus 7 also feels very fast from a subjective standpoint.

OnePlus 7OnePlus 7 ProOnePlus 6TSamsung Galaxy S10Nokia 9 PureViewHonor View 20Apple iPhone 7 PlusAverage 256 GB UFS 3.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-4%
-36%
-33%
-39%
76%
50%
-63%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
64.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
59.5
49.2 (1.7 - 87.1, n=428)
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
77.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
71
67.5 (8.1 - 96.5, n=428)
Random Write 4KB
28.7
24.8
-14%
22
-23%
24.44
-15%
20.18
-30%
138.85
384%
80.1 (24.8 - 192, n=6)
179%
22.3 (0.14 - 250, n=752)
-22%
Random Read 4KB
175.3
174.1
-1%
138.5
-21%
137.4
-22%
131.98
-25%
168.91
-4%
180 (169 - 196, n=6)
3%
47.6 (1.59 - 196, n=752)
-73%
Sequential Write 256KB
392
387
-1%
204.4
-48%
193.24
-51%
200.3
-49%
250.06
-36%
461 (387 - 590, n=6)
18%
97.6 (2.99 - 590, n=752)
-75%
Sequential Read 256KB
1463
1468
0%
735.3
-50%
831.94
-43%
727.97
-50%
847.48
-42%
1482 (1463 - 1504, n=6)
1%
275 (12.1 - 1504, n=752)
-81%

Games – Suitable for gaming with Fnatic mode

The Qualcomm Adreno 640 is one of the fastest graphics solutions for smartphones on the market. Therefore, it's no surprise that the OnePlus 7 has no issues running modern games. The 90-Hz mode is only available in the OnePlus 7 Pro, but our review device reaches a stable 60 fps in Arena of Valor independently of the settings chosen.

A maximum of 30 fps is possible in Asphalt 9; the frame rate fluctuates a bit more at high quality settings here. Nevertheless, all the games tested by us run very smoothly. We determine the frame rates using GameBench.

With Temple Run 2 we verify the accuracy of the touchscreen and the position sensor, which are almost always used to control games, and we have no complaints in this regard.

OnePlus has now added the new upgraded gaming mode with the special Fnatic mode, which gears the smartphone towards gaming in a particularly radical way and minimizes distractions such as notifications.

Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2
0102030405060Tooltip
; Arena of Valor; min; 1.29.1.2: Ø59.9 (59-60)
; Arena of Valor; high HD; 1.29.1.2: Ø59.9 (58-60)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality; 1.5.4a: Ø29.7 (27-31)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low; 1.5.4a: Ø30 (29-31)

Emissions – High heat development, good speakers

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

Fortunately, the SoC only throttles minimally even under sustained load, as we can determine with the GFXBench battery test. Despite there being a decrease in the chart, it only looks so dramatic because of the scale: In reality, it only amounts to a few percent of the performance, and this was higher again in the next run.

That the system is so stable is almost a bit surprising when taking a look at the maximum case temperatures, which are clearly high. After sustained load, we measure up to 46.7 °C (~116 °F) at the front. That is almost a critical value, and it can feel quite uncomfortable if you put the smartphone in your pocket after a long gaming session.

Heat can also be perceived in idle usage, but it is considerably lower and poses no problems.

Max. Load
 46.7 °C
116 F
43.1 °C
110 F
39.3 °C
103 F
 
 45.3 °C
114 F
43.1 °C
110 F
39.8 °C
104 F
 
 45 °C
113 F
42.9 °C
109 F
39.7 °C
103 F
 
Maximum: 46.7 °C = 116 F
Average: 42.8 °C = 109 F
35.7 °C
96 F
39.3 °C
103 F
43.3 °C
110 F
37.4 °C
99 F
39.8 °C
104 F
42.5 °C
109 F
37.4 °C
99 F
39.7 °C
103 F
41.5 °C
107 F
Maximum: 43.3 °C = 110 F
Average: 39.6 °C = 103 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.3 °C = 105 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 42.8 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 46.7 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.3 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(-) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 39.4 °C / 103 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heat map of the back
Heat map of the back
Heat map of the front
Heat map of the front

Speakers

The OnePlus 7 finally comes with stereo speakers. For this purpose it uses the earpiece and a second speaker that's placed in the bottom to the left. As was the case with the OnePlus 7 Pro, we found the sound pleasing due to it being warm and full. The mono speaker in the OnePlus 6T wasn't bad, but one can get significantly more volume on request with the OnePlus 7, more deep mids and an overall more decent sound pattern.

Therefore, the OnePlus 7 can definitely compete with budget Bluetooth speakers, and it's pleasing to listen to videos or songs with the smartphone. There is no longer a 3.5 mm audio jack in OnePlus phones ever since the last generation; sound output takes place over the USB-C port. A simple adapter is enough to reproduce sound through a device with a 3.5 mm connection, and it delivers clean sound. Devices can also be connected through Bluetooth 5.0; this works without any issues and results in pleasing sound too.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.242.22544.145.43134.135.24038.141.35038.939.56330348025.928.810025.329.112523.236.116020.546.220020.451.92502056.931518.658.640017.356.250017.255.863020.263.180019.667.6100016.173.9125013.978.5160015.280.8200015.574.4250014.566315014.266.7400014.169.5500015.969.8630015.368.8800014.9671000014.662.51250014.960.71600014.757.1SPL74.265.528.362.985.6N2818.11.115.556.2median 15.9median 63.1Delta2.46.230.32938.131.328.52831.428.536.634.224.628.624.126.520.523.11927.316.939.919.151.416.652.413.9551559.514.659.112.357.411.858.611.863.811.968.611.469.511.27011.573.311.370.510.968.710.568.610.76610.665.210.566.410.655.710.638.964.357.22480.516.810.40.545.3median 11.8median 59.52.28.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseOnePlus 7OnePlus 6T
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
OnePlus 7 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 9.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 12% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 39% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

OnePlus 6T audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 21% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 67% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery life – OnePlus smartphone with good battery

Energy consumption

The energy requirement is only minimally lower than in the OnePlus 6T. The differences with the OnePlus 7 Pro are significantly more noticeable. The 90-Hz display in the Pro model must be having an impact here. The OnePlus 7 is generally very economical when it comes to energy.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.6 / 1.1 / 2 Watt
Load midlight 4 / 8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
OnePlus 7
3700 mAh
OnePlus 7 Pro
4000 mAh
OnePlus 6T
3700 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S10
3400 mAh
Nokia 9 PureView
3320 mAh
Honor View 20
4000 mAh
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
2915 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-40%
-6%
-9%
-63%
-54%
-30%
-26%
-17%
Idle Minimum *
0.6
0.9
-50%
0.7
-17%
0.61
-2%
1.65
-175%
0.97
-62%
0.77
-28%
0.983 (0.6 - 1.96, n=15)
-64%
0.882 (0.2 - 3.4, n=782)
-47%
Idle Average *
1.1
1.8
-64%
1.1
-0%
1.27
-15%
2.34
-113%
2.58
-135%
2.04
-85%
1.562 (0.85 - 2.8, n=15)
-42%
1.74 (0.6 - 6.2, n=781)
-58%
Idle Maximum *
2
2.9
-45%
2.1
-5%
1.3
35%
2.43
-22%
2.63
-32%
2.24
-12%
1.876 (1 - 2.9, n=15)
6%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=782)
-2%
Load Average *
4
5.5
-38%
4.2
-5%
6.17
-54%
5.02
-26%
5.24
-31%
4.69
-17%
4.64 (3.64 - 5.8, n=15)
-16%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=776)
-2%
Load Maximum *
8
8.2
-3%
8.3
-4%
8.55
-7%
6.51
19%
8.73
-9%
8.66
-8%
9.1 (7.49 - 11.9, n=15)
-14%
5.92 (1.2 - 14.2, n=776)
26%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

The battery runtimes are overall slightly above the ones that we measured with the OnePlus 6T. In comparison to other smartphones, the OnePlus 7 also lasts very long and even outperforms the OnePlus 7 Pro, which comes with a somewhat larger battery.

The OnePlus 7 is charged with the manufacturer's in-house Warp Charge technology. This means that a maximum of 20 watts of charging capacity is available. Warp Charge 30, namely charging at 30 watts, is limited to the OnePlus 7 Pro in this generation. However, that's not a big deal since the OnePlus 7 can get a full charge in under 1:30 hours, which is a very good value.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
33h 9min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
15h 01min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
15h 33min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 38min
OnePlus 7
3700 mAh
OnePlus 7 Pro
4000 mAh
OnePlus 6T
3700 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S10
3400 mAh
Nokia 9 PureView
3320 mAh
Honor View 20
4000 mAh
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
2915 mAh
Battery Runtime
-14%
-4%
-35%
-33%
-4%
-19%
Reader / Idle
1989
1745
-12%
1936
-3%
1259
-37%
1250
-37%
1928
-3%
1835
-8%
H.264
933
802
-14%
903
-3%
842
-10%
732
-22%
932
0%
813
-13%
WiFi v1.3
901
768
-15%
865
-4%
427
-53%
486
-46%
969
8%
587
-35%
Load
278
236
-15%
261
-6%
170
-39%
202
-27%
222
-20%
225
-19%

Pros

+ great battery life
+ very fast charging
+ bright, contrast-rich display
+ stylish design
+ very smooth operation and gaming
+ doesn't throttle
+ several LTE bands
+ good stereo speakers
+ very fast storage

Cons

- weak telephoto lens like with the predecessor
- comparatively slow Wi-Fi
- makes creaking noises when twisted
- no IP certification

Verdict – Down-to-earth smartphone with quality

In review: OnePlus 7. Test device provided by OnePlus Germany.
In review: OnePlus 7. Test device provided by OnePlus Germany.

The OnePlus 7 is a little bit more down-to-earth than the OnePlus 7 Pro: It seems like it wouldn't need any big changes at all compared to its predecessor.

This is true, the OnePlus 6T was already a very good smartphone and the successor offers even more in many aspects: A slightly longer battery life, a better dual-camera setup, a tad more performance, significantly faster storage and stereo speakers. But making a new purchase would very rarely be worth it for owners of the predecessor because the differences just aren't big enough.

Less spectacular than the OnePlus 7 Pro and maybe so good exactly because of this: The OnePlus 7 is a great high-end smartphone.

Users who don't need a display that is completely notch-less and who can do without the prestige of a OnePlus 7 Pro can save themselves a few hundred Euros and buy the OnePlus 7. There is no difference in terms of performance, but the less flexible camera will have to be accepted.

The OnePlus 7 can keep up with high-end devices when it comes to performance, but it is a bit outdated with its notch and dual-camera setup; the OnePlus 7 Pro is very clearly the flagship carrier of technology here. However, if you take a look at the price class of the OnePlus 7, it becomes evident that you're getting a lot of performance for your money here.

Even when it doesn't look as glamorous as its Pro counterpart: Once again, the OnePlus 7 is a great high-end smartphone that should be considered when making a purchase decision.

OnePlus 7 - 09/11/2019 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
87%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
96%
Connectivity
48 / 70 → 68%
Weight
90%
Battery
90%
Display
87%
Games Performance
58 / 64 → 91%
Application Performance
77 / 86 → 89%
Temperature
81%
Noise
100%
Audio
75 / 90 → 84%
Camera
63%
Average
78%
85%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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