OnePlus 7 goes on sale from June 4 and it looks like a better deal than the OnePlus 7 Pro
If you are hunting for reasons to ditch the OnePlus 7 Pro in favour of the OnePlus 7, we have compiled a couple of them that can help you with your buying decision.
It’s more than a fortnight since OnePlus came up with the OnePlus 7 Pro and there have been discussions on the web speaking about how the company’s latest flagship is miles ahead of previous OnePlus phones and even better than some of its rivals. In our review, the phone impressed us with a great display and incredible performance. However, OnePlus also launched the regular OnePlus 7 along with the OnePlus 7 Pro and offered it at an even lower price than its predecessor. In theory, it’s essentially a OnePlus 6T with upgraded internals.
After focusing on the OnePlus 7 Pro for a while, the company is now prepping itself to offer the OnePlus 7 to the public. Yes, after a long wait, the OnePlus 7 will be going on sale in India from June 4. And when you consider the prices, it already seems like OnePlus could have a winner on its hands – the base variant starts at Rs 32,999 and you still get 6GB RAM as well as the Snapdragon 855 chipset. However, if you have experienced the OnePlus 7 Pro, it is quite a struggle to content yourself with the OnePlus 7.
If you are looking for a couple of reasons to make your mind for the OnePlus 7 and avoid spending extra on the OnePlus 7 Pro, these may of help to you.
The biggest reason one would go for the OnePlus 7 is due to its affordability. There’s a massive price gap of Rs 16,000 between the base variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro and the entry-level OnePlus 7. And when you start looking for value, the OnePlus 7 shines brightly. Even at a starting price of Rs 32,999, you are getting the superfast Snapdragon 855 chipset and 6GB RAM. Similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus also uses the UFS 3.0 storage. There’s a 48-megapixel primary camera from Sony at the back that we know can put up a decent show.
Therefore, even with a price gap of Rs 16,000, the OnePlus 7 offers the latest specifications and therefore, offer the most bang for your buck.
The OnePlus 7 has a familiar build – it basically carries the design from last year’s OnePlus 6 series phones. Therefore, you are assured of the light and compact form factor that the previous generation phones were known for. At 182 grams, the OnePlus 7 is comparatively lighter than the OnePlus 7 Pro which weighs upwards of 200 grams. The size is also slightly compact in comparison to the OnePlus 7 Pro. However, you are still getting a 6.4-inch bezel-less display with a tiny display notch.
If you prefer durability over gimmicks, the OnePlus 7 will be a sensible choice. That’s because the OnePlus 7 retains its waterdrop notch for housing the front camera and that falls under durable smartphone category. The OnePlus 7 Pro in comparison has a beautiful notch-less display but it sacrifices durability and reliability with the motorised pop-up front camera. Although OnePlus assures it can keep on working flawlessly for up to five years, you get a sense of comfort that your OnePlus 7 doesn’t have to deal with moving parts susceptible to damage.
If you really aren’t much into photography, the OnePlus 7 is a sensible choice. The OnePlus 7 Pro has a versatile triple camera system and is recommended for shutterbugs. The regular OnePlus 7 is just good enough for casual photography with its dual rear cameras. Do note that this dual camera setup should deliver a camera performance that couldn’t be disappointing – it gets the same 48-megapixel primary camera with the Sony IMX586 sensor but with a different F1.7 lens. The secondary 5-megapixel camera is a depth sensor.
This may not be a sensible reason for many people but the OnePlus 7 comes in red. Red phones are in fashion these days and the OnePlus 7 comes in a red colour variant. The OnePlus 7 Pro gets striking gradient designs but it doesn’t come in red.