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OnePlus 7
OnePlus 7
OnePlus 7
OnePlus 7
OnePlus 7
OnePlus 7

Informr score
The OnePlus 7 currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 27 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review


Unless you’re looking for the absolute cutting-edge of mobile technology in 2019, the OnePlus 7 is likely to please. It offers a decent camera, stellar performance, a beautiful display, and a premium design at a price far below many of 2019’s top releases.

What's good

  • Outstanding performance
  • All-day battery life
  • Generous storage
  • Android 9.0 with OxygenOS
  • Fast-charge support
  • Respectable camera
  • Loud stereo speakers

What's bad

  • So-so low-light camera performance
  • No expandable storage
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack

OnePlus helped to pioneer the now-competitive mid-tier market offering near-flagship designs and performance at a fraction of the price. With the OnePlus 7, they’re releasing two phones simultaneously for the first time. As the more budget-oriented option, the phone comes with a few compromises. But OnePlus usually makes smart choices there. Is this latest release an exception to that trend?


Most reviewers liked the metal and glass design of the OnePlus 7. However, they were also quick to note that it is essentially the same as the older OnePlus 6T.

As with most glass-backed phones, you must deal with smudges and a slippery grip. Reviews also note the phone is prone to scuffs and scratches so use the included case if you’re worried about appearances.

Still, reviewers enjoyed the upscale design even if the phone is not a trendsetter.

Gizbot notes, “On the whole, the design is good attractive and on par with the similarly priced smartphones except for a few misses such as IP certification. But I would like to have a 3.5mm headphone jack on the device.


Around front, you’ll find a 6.4-inch, 1080-by-2340 pixel AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor and teardrop camera housing at the top of the display.

With support for sRGB and DCI-P3 color palettes, a full range of customization options, and a screen that’s nearly bezel-free, reviews indicate the phone is great for media consumption, playing games, and even reading the occasional blog post or email.

The biggest debates surrounded the teardrop at the top of the screen. As with other 2018 and 2019 releases, it a feature you’ll either love or hate. The teardrop became a non-issue for most reviewers within a few days.

One of the big features of the screen is its embedded fingerprint scanner. While reviewers noted it was slightly slower than the non-embedded options on other models, they had no problem with accuracy or recognition. Most reviewers still recommended it over face unlocking even with the delays.

Techradar summed up opinions well, saying, “Considering the OnePlus 7 price, it's hard to knock the screen.


The OnePlus 7 uses the same 2.84Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor you’ll find in many of 2019’s hottest releases. Paired with 6 or 8GB of RAM depending on the variant, reviewers found zero issues with performance.

Whether you’re looking to play the latest games or bounce between multiple apps, the phone will have no trouble keeping up with power users.

Fone Arena declared, “In our experience, we experienced zero lag, zero hitches, it’s just pure speed and raw power.


The phone ships with the latest version of Android -- 9.0 Pie -- alongside OnePlus’ customized OxygenOS skin. Reviewers loved the subtle touches and useful features added by OnePlus. Many felt it was a great example of how to build upon Android without adding a ton of bloat or slowing down the phone.

Stuff praised the software, saying, “Without sounding gratuitous, Oxygen OS is easily one of the best versions of Android around, and it’s showcased beautifully on the OnePlus 7.


With 128 to 256GB of internal storage, you’ll enjoy plenty of room for your favorite apps, games, and media. Better still, reviews noted the storage is quick, allowing for snappy load times and quick transfer of files.

The only downside is the lack of microSD expansion support. However, with the generous allotments, this shouldn’t be an issue for most users.


If you’re looking for a capable camera phone, the 48MP dual rear camera with a secondary 5MP depth sensor and a 16MP front-facing selfie shooter on the OnePlus 7 pleased reviewers. Many noted excellent detail and contrast -- especially in the 48MP mode.

While it’s not as strong as more expensive phones for night and low-light photography, reviewers still captured interesting, detailed shots with practice.

Pocket-Lint found the camera great for the price, saying, “It might not be the most feature-rich these days, nor offer some of the insane night modes of Huawei and Google, but it won't leave you disappointed for everyday captures.

Battery Life

Even if you love to play games or browse social media endlessly, the 3700mAh battery in the OnePlus 7 should get you through a day with easy. USB Type-C and OnePlus’ proprietary fast charging are good for just over half a charge in only 30 minutes should you find your charge low in the middle of the day.

Pocket-Lint tested the phone and said, “There's a comfortable full day's worth of juice in the phone even with fairly heavy usage, but we wouldn't go as far as saying you'll get two days from it.


The OnePlus 7 is the first model in their lineup to include stereo speakers. Alongside Dolby Atmos audio and Bluetooth 5.0, reviewers had zero issues with audio quality -- whether they were talking on the phone, streaming music, or watching movies.

But there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack. So you’ll need a USB Type-C adapter to enjoy your favorite cans.


The Takeaway

Reviewers found the phone lived up the OnePlus name. It offers an excellent balance of design, performance, features, and price for the average buyer. The only exception is OnePlus 6 or 6T owners. There’s not a lot of difference here to justify upgrading.

9to5 Google sums up opinions well, saying, “This is a high-quality smartphone that tweaks an already winning formula.

Operating system
Operating system
2.84 GHz
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
48+ MP, f/1.7
48+ MP, f/1.7
3700 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


It has an extraordinarily generous 6.4-inch AMOLED display, a fast in-screen fingerprint scanner, blazingly quick flagship internals, and a quietly restrained operating system that only adds features that are genuinely useful. If you already own a OnePlus 6T, you're better off waiting for the next c...

- Aaron Brown, T3
The Guardian
The Guardian

From the highs of the OnePlus 7 Pro, the “non-Pro” OnePlus 7 may look like a consolation prize, but in many ways the OnePlus 7 is better because it holds true to the winning OnePlus formula: exceptional bang for your buck.

- Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian

The OnePlus 7 is another fantastic smartphone option that has unnecessarily been stripped of the US market. Fans may complain that there isn’t enough difference to justify it existing at all, but we allow Apple to do the same with its own ‘S’ line. That said, I called the OnePlus 7 the OnePlus 6TT i...

- Damien Wilde, 9to5Google

As an upgrade to the earlier 6T, this newer model isn't wildly different, and it launches in the shadow of the top-end Pro 7 too. But that doesn't make it a bad phone: as an affordable flagship it's got all the main features present and correct and will make a superb 5T upgrade or brand new sub-£500...

- Cam Bunton, Pocket-lint

No one’s suggesting the OnePlus 7 is a bad phone. But you only have to look at it to realise that OnePlus didn’t take any risks when putting the OnePlus 7 together - it’s basically a OnePlus 6T in a mirror finish outfit. It’s got the same screen size and resolution, fundamental design, and starting...

- Basil Kronfli, Stuff

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Common Questions

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

If your 7 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

The OnePlus 7's screen size is 6.4 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

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

128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3700 mAh battery. OnePlus's performance ratings are 1500 minutes, 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

OnePlus 7 Specs

Release Date June 4, 2019
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.166 W/kg
Body: 1.382 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
48+ Megapixels, f/1.7
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F1.5/F2.4), Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 402 pixels
Size 6.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, In-display Fingerprint, Corning Gorilla Glass
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3700 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 930 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 900 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1500 minutes
Standby Time Up to 15 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Glass
Colors Mirror Gray, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.77 x 7.48 x 0.82 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 182 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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