8.6/10
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The OnePlus 7T currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 57 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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Verdict

Touted as one of the best mid-to-high tier phones of 2019 by many reviewers, the OnePlus 7T finds the sweet spot between cost and features, providing a premium look and feel at an affordable price.

What's good

  • Vivid, 90Hz AMOLED display
  • Plenty of storage
  • Fast processor
  • Premium design
  • In-screen fingerprint scanner

What's bad

  • No 3.5mm-to-USB adapter
  • No wireless charging
  • Average camera
  • No IP rating

OnePlus has built a solid reputation for building “flagship killers” at affordable prices. Their latest release -- the OnePlus 7T -- is a mid-year refresh to their popular OnePlus 7. But a lot has changed in the mobile market in the past year. Does the refresh do enough to keep OnePlus’ streak of popular releases near the top of the charts?

Design

Featuring a standard glass and aluminum chassis with matte rear coating, the phone’s appearance and comfort in the hand pleased reviewers. Many also loved the two-tone blue finish with its shifting colors depending on how you look at the phone.

Otherwise, the design is fairly standard with a long, thin frame and a flat display. The only point of note is a lack of IP certification. So if you get the phone wet you’re doing so at your own risk.

GSM Arena was generally pleased with the phone’s design, saying, “Aside from ... top heaviness that may prove annoying from time to time, the ergonomics of the 7T are just right. It's a joy to handle and use.”

Display

Around front, you’re greeted by a 6.55-inch 90Hz AMOLED display which takes up most of the front of the phone. Running at 1080-by-2040 pixels, the phone packs in the pixels for plenty of detail. It also includes an in-display fingerprint scanner and HDR10+ support -- features often reserved for phones twice the price.

The star of the show here is the 90Hz refresh rate. Review after review raved about how responsive and fluid the phone feels. The screen itself isn’t bad either receiving great marks for brightness, contrast, color reproduction, and outdoor viewing.

Bezels on the front of the phone are minimal. Reviewers also had no problems with accidental touches while handling the phone. Love it or hate it, you’ll find the front-facing camera housed in a teardrop near the top of the display. However, most reviewers found the notch smaller than most and didn’t mind it.

The display also houses an in-screen fingerprint scanner. While reviews note that set up is a little different from the standard fingerprint scanners found around the bezels or on the back of many competing phones, they found performance excellent with high accuracy and snappy response times.

GSM Arena echoes many other reviews for the phone’s display, saying, “OnePlus already made some of the fastest and smoothest phones out there, even at 60Hz, but with 90Hz that's just taken to an entirely new level.”

Performance

Powering the phone, you’ll find one of the fastest processors of 2019 -- a 2.96Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 855+. Paired with 8GB of RAM, the phone had no trouble playing the latest graphically demanding games or jumping back and forth between apps according to multiple reviews.

The only issue noted by reviewers was the phone’s tendency to clear memory aggressively. Sometimes apps seemed to close out when left in the background a bit too often. Still, these settings are customizable, so finding the ideal balance for you is a matter of diving into the menus.

Android Guys sum up performance well, saying, “You should have zero questions around daily performance if you’re considering spending your hard-earned cash on the OnePlus 7T.”

Software

The OnePlus 7T ships with the latest version of Android (10) running the OxygenOS skin. While most third-party skins are a point of contention for reviewers, there was little bad to say about OxygenOS.

It features a mostly stock appearance with added functionality -- such as visual customizations, advanced gesture support, and refinements to common tasks such as notification clearing. Better still, you can disable nearly every option in the settings. Don’t like something? Just turn it off and you’re good to go.

GSM Arena says, “... The beauty of OxygenOS is that it doesn't feel bloated at all, even with all of these features packed in. The additions themselves all feel like they may be reasonably useful to someone, and not just like gimmicks thrown together to create an endless Settings menu.”

Storage

The phone offers 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. It’s the faster UFS 3.0 format so apps load nice and quick and file transfers are snappy too. However, since there is no microSD support, you’ll want to be sure to pick a model with enough storage for your needs.

Cameras

While not exactly bad, camera performance was the weakest part of most OnePlus 7T reviews. The phone includes a triple rear camera with a 48MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, and a 16MP ultra-wide lens with a 117-degree field-of-view. Around front, you’ll find a 16MP selfie shooter.

All the lens options provide great flexibility in taking shots, but many reviews found the camera experience lacked the refinement of high-end phones from bigger names. You can still capture good shots -- even in low light -- but you need to be more careful about it.

What Hi-Fi was pleased with the camera’s performance, saying, “In daylight or well-lit conditions ... the 7T holds a candle to the best phones around, largely on par with the Pixel 3a XL, capable of producing bright, detail-packed photos that you won’t feel the need to tinker much with.”

Battery Life

If you’re looking for a phone that will last all day, reviews indicate that the 3800mAh battery in the OnePlus 7T is up to the task. While the phone doesn’t include wireless charging, the proprietary USB Type C 30w fast charging -- dubbed WarpCharging by OnePlus -- can bring the phone from dead to 70% in roughly 30 minutes according to multiple reviews.

If you’re ever caught with a low battery, you shouldn’t need to wait long to top things off.

G Style Magazine praises the charging speeds saying, “Nothing I have used charges faster than OnePlus phones. The 7T managed to get me from 5% to 100% in about an hour to charge its 3800mAh battery.”

Audio

The phone features a standard audio configuration for the latest phones -- stereo speakers but no 3.5mm headphone jack. OnePlus also does not include a 3.5mm-to-USB adapter. So if you want to hook up your favorite headphones, you’ll want to factor the cost of an adapter.

What Hi-Fi notes, “Ultimately, it sounds perfectly fine for a mid-market smartphone, although those wanting to use their phone as a hi-res streaming source playing, say, Tidal Masters streams may want to look into investing in a portable DAC.”

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The Takeaway

Overall, reviewers loved the phone. There are a few compromises to be found -- no IP rating, average camera performance, and no wireless charging -- but most found the compromises well worth the price.

Android Guys praised the phone, saying, “The OnePlus 7T marks a new device that may blur that line of the premium flagship even more.”

What Hi-Fi loved the phone as well, calling it “the best value Android phone on the market.”

Business Insider states, “... For an all-around reliable performer at a reasonable price, the OnePlus 7T is the way to go.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.96 GHz
Screen Size
6.55"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


BGR

The OnePlus 7T remains a great deal even today. At Rs 34,999, it oozes quality and has a good set of cameras for daylight photography. It is blazingly fast and comes with a 90Hz AMOLED display, and good battery life with 30W fast charging support. Do note that the 4G handset lacks a headphone jack,...

- Ankita Garg, BGR
Gadgetbyte

The OnePlus 7T has lots of things going for it. It has an awesomely smooth 90Hz refresh rate display, which is further complemented by the AMOLED panel with HDR10+ support. Performance, like any other OnePlus smartphone, is solid as well and OxygenOS is better than ever. Furthermore, the battery lif...

- Pratima Adhikari, Gadgetbyte
Coolsmartphone

Overall, for the money, this is one helluva phone. Fast, dependable, great styling and a real stand-out product from the buys at OnePlus. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with this phone.

- Leigh Geary, Coolsmartphone
G Style Magazine

If you are coming from the OnePlus 6T or even lower you will love the additions to the 7T such as the faster processor, smooth 90Hz display and significantly better camera system. Its price point of $599.99 is a sweet spot and still manages to uncut some of the larger flagships out there. Its also o...

- Jason Million, G Style Magazine
Android Guys

Much like battery life, personal usage and preferences play a huge role in consumer choice of smartphone purchases. Despite its issues I have, the OnePlus 7T is one of my favorite devices of 2019 and deserves to be on your shortlist. Many users will find this a great value option for their next Andr...

- Andrew Allen, Android Guys


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Common Questions


OnePlus released the 7T on October 18, 2019.


The 7T price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare OnePlus 7T prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the OnePlus 7T user manual here.


OnePlus backs up the 7T with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 7T has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact OnePlus support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find OnePlus's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.55"

The OnePlus 7T's screen size is 6.55 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.96 GHz

There is a Snapdragon 855+ SM8150-AC 2.96 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3800 mAh battery. OnePlus's performance ratings are 1920 minutes, 731 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

OnePlus 7T Specs

Brand OnePlus
Overview
Release date October 18, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Snapdragon 855+ SM8150-AC 2.96 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.07 W/kg
Body: 1.1 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1091 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 731 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1920 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Glacier Blue, Frosted Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.094 x 7.444 x 0.813 cm (6.3 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 190 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6.55 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 3D Corning Gorilla Glass, In-display Fingerprint, 90Hz, HDR10+
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.6
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
2x optical
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.2, telephoto), 3rd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2, ultra-wide), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F/2.0, time lapse mode, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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BGR

Still the best in its segment

from BGR

The OnePlus 7T remains a great deal even today. At Rs 34,999, it oozes quality and has a good set of cameras for daylight photography. It is blazingly fast and comes with a 90Hz AMOLED display, and good battery life with 30W fast charging support. Do note that the 4G handset lacks a headphone jac...More

The OnePlus 7T remains a great deal even today. At Rs 34,999, it oozes quality and has a good set of cameras for daylight photography. It is blazingly fast and comes with a 90Hz AMOLED display, and good battery life with 30W fast charging support. Do note that the 4G handset lacks a headphone jack, wireless charging, storage expansion, and IP rating. If you are still fine with these, then you are good to go.

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Gadgetbyte

One of the best smartphone experiences ever

from Gadgetbyte

The OnePlus 7T has lots of things going for it. It has an awesomely smooth 90Hz refresh rate display, which is further complemented by the AMOLED panel with HDR10+ support. Performance, like any other OnePlus smartphone, is solid as well and OxygenOS is better than ever. Furthermore, the battery...More

The OnePlus 7T has lots of things going for it. It has an awesomely smooth 90Hz refresh rate display, which is further complemented by the AMOLED panel with HDR10+ support. Performance, like any other OnePlus smartphone, is solid as well and OxygenOS is better than ever. Furthermore, the battery life is decent as well with the signature fast Warp charging. The only thing that didn't quite pass me was OnePlus 7T's cameras - they're not entirely terrible but what I mean is they didn't quite live up to my expectations.

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Coolsmartphone

Leading-edge specs

from Coolsmartphone

Overall, for the money, this is one helluva phone. Fast, dependable, great styling and a real stand-out product from the buys at OnePlus. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with this phone.

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Overall, for the money, this is one helluva phone. Fast, dependable, great styling and a real stand-out product from the buys at OnePlus. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with this phone.

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G Style Magazine

Great value, great experience

from G Style Magazine

If you are coming from the OnePlus 6T or even lower you will love the additions to the 7T such as the faster processor, smooth 90Hz display and significantly better camera system. Its price point of $599.99 is a sweet spot and still manages to uncut some of the larger flagships out there. Its als...More

If you are coming from the OnePlus 6T or even lower you will love the additions to the 7T such as the faster processor, smooth 90Hz display and significantly better camera system. Its price point of $599.99 is a sweet spot and still manages to uncut some of the larger flagships out there. Its also one of the few that has the latest Android 10 out the box. It has everything you want in a phone and I can only say to look at the 7Pro as they been on/off sale and you want a full no notch display, curves and a higher resolution.

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Android Guys

A great value

from Android Guys

Much like battery life, personal usage and preferences play a huge role in consumer choice of smartphone purchases. Despite its issues I have, the OnePlus 7T is one of my favorite devices of 2019 and deserves to be on your shortlist. Many users will find this a great value option for their next Android device.

Read full review

Much like battery life, personal usage and preferences play a huge role in consumer choice of smartphone purchases. Despite its issues I have, the OnePlus 7T is one of my favorite devices of 2019 and deserves to be on your shortlist. Many users will find this a great value option for their next Android device.

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GSMArena

Delivers the best of OnePlus at a price that doesn't break the bank

OnePlus is now less about low prices because it has switched its focus to something else - delivering the best overall Android experience. And it is really successful at that.

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OnePlus is now less about low prices because it has switched its focus to something else - delivering the best overall Android experience. And it is really successful at that.

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Business Insider

A high-end smartphone with a versatile camera

from Business Insider

The OnePlus 7T, as you would expect, is an excellent phone. It performs amazingly, offers a versatile camera and has a fast-charging battery. The 90Hz display makes for a smooth experience, and is a very welcome addition for mobile gamers. You will miss some features, like wireless charging and a...More

The OnePlus 7T, as you would expect, is an excellent phone. It performs amazingly, offers a versatile camera and has a fast-charging battery. The 90Hz display makes for a smooth experience, and is a very welcome addition for mobile gamers. You will miss some features, like wireless charging and a higher-resolution display, but for an all-around reliable performer at a reasonable price, the OnePlus 7T is the way to go.

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Coolsmartphone

Impressive phone

from Coolsmartphone

OnePlus have improved the new OxygenOS so that there’s better animations and a responsive visual experience, making it just gorgeous on the super high-refresh screen. It also gets a 20:9 aspect ratio to make the big dimensions more manageable in your hand. This all sits on Android 10, which you...More

OnePlus have improved the new OxygenOS so that there’s better animations and a responsive visual experience, making it just gorgeous on the super high-refresh screen. It also gets a 20:9 aspect ratio to make the big dimensions more manageable in your hand. This all sits on Android 10, which you’ll have out of the box without needing to upgrade.

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ITProPortal

A vast improvement on the already excellent 7, but it's no longer the cheap option

from ITProPortal

If you purchased a OnePlus 7 and felt slightly disappointed by the lack of razzamatazz, then the 7T is what you're after. It looks better, it feels better and has that extra camera in a futuristic-looking dome. But, you'll need to cough up more than the £499 you spent on the 7 - £150 more, to be precise.

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If you purchased a OnePlus 7 and felt slightly disappointed by the lack of razzamatazz, then the 7T is what you're after. It looks better, it feels better and has that extra camera in a futuristic-looking dome. But, you'll need to cough up more than the £499 you spent on the 7 - £150 more, to be precise.

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Ausdroid

Close to perfection in an affordable flagship

from Ausdroid

OnePlus has delivered yet another device that is seriously good. It’s fast, reliable and consistent in its performance. It’s not perfect though, generally it’s been more than enough for my daily needs. The camera is a point of reference that really makes this worth looking at when you cons...More

OnePlus has delivered yet another device that is seriously good. It’s fast, reliable and consistent in its performance. It’s not perfect though, generally it’s been more than enough for my daily needs. The camera is a point of reference that really makes this worth looking at when you consider it as complementary to the general performance of the device. 

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