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OnePlus 7 vs 7T – What’s the Difference?

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Planning to switch from OnePlus 7 to OnePlus 7T? Or maybe looking to upgrade since the OnePlus 7 Pro is too expensive? Here are the differences you need to know between OnePlus 7 and 7T.

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T Differences

Design & Display

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OnePlus 7 in Mirror Gray

If you’re expecting OnePlus 7T to feature a radical design change, you won’t see it here. It’s still the same aluminum frame sandwiched by glass panels. But instead of having Mirror Gray and Red colors on the OnePlus 7, the new model comes in Frosted Silver and Glacier Blue. Which means the finish on the back is matte frosted. Unfortunately, it’s still a fingerprint magnet.

As for the display quality, OnePlus 7T now carries the same 90Hz refresh rate of the 7 Pro. While it performs faster and smoother, the quality is still not as great as the one on the pro model. The resolution is capped at 1080p and the peak brightness is not equally great. However, you do get to enjoy a slightly bigger screen due to the smaller bezels and teardrop notch. And yes, it’s still a flat display.

One of the biggest design change on the OnePlus 7T is the camera module. From a horizontal strip to one huge rounded component, the camera protrusion is significant. This may or may not bother users but it’s easily one of the biggest camera modules in 2019.

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Performance

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Knowing how well Oxygen OS performs, you can rarely see the difference between the Snapdragon 855 of OnePlus 7 and 855+ of OnePlus 7T. Both are even paired with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.0 non-expandable storage. While the older model is scheduled to receive Android 10, OnePlus 7T is already running on the latest version of Android OS with Oxygen 10 skin.

Main Camera

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Diving into the main cameras of OnePlus 7T, it now has three sensors to boot as opposed to the 48MP + 5MP depth of OnePlus 7. The 48MP Sony sensor has a wider aperture at f1.6, meaning, better low-light photos are expected. And by getting rid of the nearly useless depth sensor, there’s now room for a 12MP f2.2 telephoto lens that can go up to 2x optical zoom and a 16MP f2.2 ultrawide lens that enables macro photography.

Video recording still goes up to 4K @ 60fps but ultra slow-mo has been upgraded to 960fps on 720p resolution. You also still get the benefit of OIS and EIS for smooth video footage.

Selfie Camera

Spec-wise, OnePlus 7T has the same 16MP f2.0 wide selfie camera from the 7. It supports HDR and records up to 1080p @ 30fps with EIS. Photos may not come with drastic changes but slight improvements should be expected thru post-processing.

Battery & Charging

There’s a small step up in battery capacity with OnePlus 7T carrying 3800mAh vs 3700mAh of 7. But on the flip side, the company is bundling an improved version of 30W Warp Charging, dubbed as Warp Charge 30T. This means going up to 70% in 30 mins and 100% in just an hour.

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Conclusion

When OnePlus 7 was launched in the Philippines, the 8GB/256GB top model came with a P26,990 price tag. In the case of OnePlus 7T, it’s selling for $599 price in the US or around P31k. In India, the starting price is a bit cheaper at INR37,999 or nearly P28k. Both with the 8GB/128GB model.

Going from OnePlus 7 to 7T, there’s a drastic upgrade in charging, camera, and display. It kinda feels like OnePlus 7T brought back the flagship killer tagline of the company. And if you happen to come from 7, you don’t need to spend too much just to get those upgrades.

SpecsOnePlus 7OnePlus 7T
Display6.41-inch FHD+ Optic AMOLED, teardrop notch, Corning Gorilla GLass 6, DCI-P3 100%, HDR106.55-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED 90Hz, teardrop notch, Corning Gorilla GLass 6, DCI-P3 100%, HDR10
Dimensions157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm , 182g160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1 mm, 190g
ChipsetQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
Memory256GB/8GB, 128GB/6GB UFS 3.0256GB/8GB, 128GB/8GB UFS 3.0
Main Camera48 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
5MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
48 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 51mm (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), AF
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
Connectivity4G LTE Wi-Fi ac, BT 5.0 A2DP, aptX HD, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC4G LTE Wi-Fi ac, BT 5.0 A2DP, aptX HD, LE, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3700mAh battery (20W Warp Charge)Non-removable Li-Ion 3800mAh battery (Warp Charge 30T)
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with OxygenOS 9.5.8Android 10.0 with OxygenOS 10
Official PriceP26,990estimated around INR37,999 or nearly P28k in India, $599 in the US

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