Chinese phone-maker OnePlus has a new offering that packs tons of features. Dubbed the OnePlus 7 Pro, it features high-end hardware and starts at just $670. Though it's the company's priciest phone to date, it's still notably less than the budget options of Samsung and Apple.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is the successor to last year's OnePlus 6T. It's a more premium version of the OnePlus 7, which won't be available in the US. There will be a 5G variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro that will be sold in the UK.
Most phones have a refresh rate of 60 frames per second. But because the OnePlus 7 Pro refreshes at 90 frames a second, things like scrolling through webpages and apps feels really brisk, like the phone has a bit of a spring in its step.
You can switch between a 60Hz and 90Hz refresh rate. Compared to the previous OnePlus 6T, games such as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds look a bit more fluid and silky at 90Hz. The difference isn't necessarily night and day. But if you're a gamer, you'll definitely appreciate that extra clarity and smoothness.
The OnePlus 7 Pro isn't officially IP rated for water resistance. But after a series of water tests, the phone survived 30 minutes in a tank of tap water. It eventually died, however, after being submerged in a 3-foot chlorinated pool.
Overall, the phone looks fantastic. The front-facing camera is inside the phone (which I'll talk about later), and the sides of the display spill to the edges, which is reminiscent of Samsung Galaxy phones.
The phone's battery also charges fast. OnePlus' proprietary charging technology, Warp Charge, juiced up a fully drained OnePlus 7 Pro to 42% in only 15 minutes. And a full charge took about an hour and 20 minutes.
The OnePlus 7 Pro doesn't have a few things other competitors have. There's no wireless charging or an IP rating for water resistance. But you can still snag a 256GB model for just $700, which is still less than the Galaxy S10E, the Pixel 3 and the iPhone XR.