OnePlus 7T Review: Fast, Premium And A Fantastic Android Value

OnePlus 7T Review: Battery Life And The Verdict

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 Wi-Fi and mobile data is left enabled as part of a traditional use case workload.

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We weren't sure what to expect form the OnePlus 7T in terms of battery life. On one hand, the phone has a relatively beefy 3,800mAh battery, but it is also packing a high refresh rate, very bright display, and some of the most powerful internal mobile hardware currently available. As you can see, the OnePlus 7T drops in right about in the middle of the pack in terms of battery life. You could likely eek a bit more life from the device by dropping by the display's refresh rate to 60Hz (as you can see from our OnePlus 7 Pro results), but Android 10 was extremely finicky about letting this battery test complete for us. Through five attempts, we were only able to get one to run to completion, and it required some babysitting, due to Android's desire to halt background apps for using too much power during periods of user interaction. Thankfully, recharging the phone is super-fast, which afforded us the ability to retry the test multiple times over the course of a day. OnePlus' claim that the 7T will charge to 70% in about 1/2 hour with the included fast charger is absolutely on-point.

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The OnePlus 7T with 8MB of RAM and 128GB of storage will start shipping on October 18 for an MSRP of $599. At that price, and considering the OnePlus 7T’s excellent performance throughout our testing, we can’t help but praise this phone for its overall value. The OnePlus 7T is an attractive well-built phone, with a beautiful screen, some handy features, unobtrusive software, and fantastic performance. On the surface, the OnePlus 7T seems like a no-brainer in light of $1200 devices that don’t offer the same level of performance.
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There are, of course, some caveats. OnePlus doesn’t just price the 7T so competitively out of the kindness of their heart. In comparison to some of those higher-priced flagships currently on the market, the OnePlus 7T lacks dust and water resistance, wireless charging, the latest Wi-Fi technology, an enterprise desktop mode like Samsung’s DeX, and a handful of smaller options like expandable storage. Also, OnePlus 7T’s camera performance, while very good, isn’t quite on the same level of some of its competitors throughout all shooting modes either.

That said, the OnePlus 7T is still a great phone and a fantastic value. If you don’t care about these few omissions, the OnePlus 7T is arguably one of the highest performing Android phones currently available and the user experience is solid. At less than $600 for a phone of this caliber, the OnePlus 7T is a steal and we highly recommend it.
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  • Beautiful, High Refresh Rate Display
  • Attractive Device, With Good Build Quality
  • Triple Camera Array
  • Small Bump-Out For Front Camera
  • Super Fast Charging
  • Aggressive Pricing
  • Very Strong Performance
  • Lacks Features Of Some Other Flagships
  • Camera Stumbled In Some Scenarios
  • Large Rear Camera Protrusion

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