OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Killer Display, Great Performance And Value

OnePlus 7 Pro - Battery Life And Final Thoughts

Since the introduction of Android 7 Nougat, and even more so with Android 8 Oreo and 9 Pie, our battery life testing has become a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, Google's mobile operating system is getting more aggressive at killing tasks that are consuming significant power and haven't had any user interaction. As a result, our usual PCMark Android battery test now fails on some phones, so we have fewer results to share, though still enough for a solid relative gauge.

Futuremark's PCMark for Android Work 2.0 Battery test takes workloads from the benchmark itself (image and video editing, email and web browsing) and scripts them in a loop that runs until battery levels drop below 20 percent. This test is more real-world in terms of its setup, because we calibrate display brightness on all devices to 200 Lux and the test then locks that display brightness in for the duration. In these tests, Bluetooth connectivity and Location services are disabled, though WiFi and mobile data is left enabled.

OnePlus 7 Pro Battery Life PCMark2

Though the OnePlus 7 Pro sports a rather capacious 4,000 mAh battery, the phone pulls off only middling performance here in our PCMark Work 2.0 battery life test. Further, dropping screen resolution and display refresh rate only gained us a little over a half hour of additional up-time. Perhaps a lower RAM configuration at 6GB or 8GB may offer slightly better battery life as well. Regardless, in more practical, real-world mixed usage, we'd offer that the OnePlus 7 Pro's battery life performance is more than enough to get the average user through a full day before needing a charge. In addition, the phone's Warp Charge 3.0 capability makes quick top-offs extremely convenient. If battery life is a super-critical checkpoint for you, the OnePlus 7 Pro might not be your slice of Android pie, and the numbers speak for themselves here. However, for most people, especially considering its fast charge capability, we don't think you'll be all that disappointed with the OnePlus 7 Pro's endurance.
OnePlus 7 Pro back camera up

Review Summary, Pros And Cons Of Samsung's Galaxy S10+
At this point, we hope you have a clear understanding of the OnePlus 7 Pro, its capabilities, performance, build quality and our opinion of this new aggressively-priced Android flagship from OnePlus. When it comes to pure performance metrics, you won't find a faster Android phone on the market currently, and that performance is only underscored by this phone's totally gorgeous, buttery smooth 90Hz, QHD+ OLED display. We'll say it again another way; the OnePlus 7 Pro's display offers the best user experience we've ever witnessed with a smartphone. When it comes to a device in-which the display is such an integral, important part of the user experience, we can't overstate how impactful this feature is for the OnePlus 7 Pro. 

And though we would have appreciated wireless charging, an analog headphone jack and maybe IP68 water and dust resistance, these omissions don't detract from the fact this this is also one of the best-built and designed Android phones we're ever worked with. The OnePlus 7 Pro is a beautiful phone to hold. It feels and looks absolutely premium from every angle. In addition, its double-curved glass design rivals any bauble Samsung has ever produced, and with better display technology than the Galaxy S10 series in our humble opinion.

Finally, if there's one area that we were hoping for substantial improvement from OnePlus, it would be camera performance. Thankfully, OnePlus delivered in spades with the OnePlus 7 Pro. From Portrait mode shooting, to Night Sight, wide angle shots, HDR and standard low light capture, the OnePlus 7 Pro now competes with some of the best phone camera systems on the market today. You will not be disappointed with the OnePlus 7 Pro's camera output and it seems OnePlus is hell-bent on continuous improvement, as the company has been releasing firmware drops regularly that continue to make it better.

In short, with its stunning 90Hz display, great performance, beautiful, premium design, and highly competitive price, the OnePlus 7 Pro is one of our favorite Android phones on the market currently. It's a fantastic value comparatively speaking and an easy Hot Hardware Editor's Choice.
hothardware editors choice

  • Stunning 90Hz Display
  • Great Performance
  • Excellent Camera Performance
  • Beautiful Curved Glass Design
  • Very Fast Charging
  • Excellent Value
  • No Wireless Charging
  • No Headphone Jack
  • Middling Battery Life
  • No IP Water/Dust Rating

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