OnePlus 7 vs OnePlus 7 Pro: What Does the Rs 16,000 Price Difference Get You?

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This is the first time that OnePlus has launched two phones side by side in two different variants. 2019 is special for OnePlus as the Chinese company has launched the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7 both together. Like you would expect, the OnePlus 7 is a slightly affordably priced smartphone as compared to the Pro version and it is the successor of the last year’s OnePlus 6T. On the other hand, the OnePlus 7 Pro is a more premium offering, which comes with a bigger price tag. Interestingly, the price of the OnePlus 7 is actually cheaper than the debut price of the OnePlus 6T. This has got the people wondering, what extra they will get in the OnePlus 7 Pro by spending Rs 16,000 extra, and to fill your curiosity, here are all the things that you need to know.

Better Display on the OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro trumps a lot of other smartphones out there when it comes to display, and it also exceeds the quality of display on the OnePlus 7 by quite a margin. The Pro version of the phone comes with 6.67-inch curved AMOLED display with Quad HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate which has earned it the name of Fluid AMOLED. On the other hand, the standard OnePlus 7 comes with a 6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a conventional 60Hz refresh rate. There is also the factor to consider that the OnePlus 7 Pro does not come with any notch, thus posing no hindrance in consuming content on this device.

Faster Storage

The internals of both, the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro have a lot in common, and they deliver the same punch in performance thanks to the Snapdragon 855 SoC along with the 6GB RAM. However, there is one edge in performance with the OnePlus 7 Pro, and it is because of the UFS 3.0 storage, which makes the read and write speed on the phone very fast. This makes copying data a lot faster, and there is also a noticeable difference in the raw speed of the phone.

Better Camera Quality

While the OnePlus 7 Pro bears a full-fledged camera setup complete with the 48MP sensor, 16MP wide-angle camera and the 8MP telephoto lens, the standard OnePlus 7 variant makes do with the 48MP camera, and there are no wide-angle or telephoto lenses to make the imaging on this device versatile. The camera on the OnePlus 7 Pro has also received a 111 score by DxOMark, thus making it one of the best camera phones out there.

Faster 30W charging

The OnePlus 7 gets the popular Warp Charging (formerly known as Dash Charging) with the 20W fast charging feature which is the same that we get to see on the OnePlus 6T. However, on the OnePlus 7 Pro, we get to see the 30W fast charging capability, which is the same one that the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition comes with.


While making your choice, it is worth noting that the OnePlus 7 Pro starts retailing for Rs 48,999, and the OnePlus 7 starts retailing for Rs 32,999, and because of this Rs 16,000 price difference, the OnePlus 7 Pro offers a better camera, better design, a 90Hz display and faster charging system. The one thing which largely remains the same on both the phones is the performance, so if you can sacrifice on the screen, fast charging, and camera, then the OnePlus 7 could be your best economical choice, however, if that’s not the case then we would surely recommend that you go for the OnePlus 7 Pro.

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