Getting started with OnePlus 7

OnePlus hit hard earlier this month. The manufacturer has indeed decided to launch not one, but two phones: the OnePlus 7 Pro , which you were able to discover through a first grip , and the OnePlus 7 .

The latter has just arrived home. We therefore open the ball with this first grip.

Getting Started With Oneplus 7

2019 is the year of the move upmarket for OnePlus. For the first time in its history, the manufacturer has indeed decided to offer its new flagship in two different versions.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is aimed at the most demanding and wealthy users. With an entry ticket set at € 709 for the first model and € 829 for the most powerful version, it is indeed the most expensive phone produced by the brand.

However, OnePlus has chosen to launch a second model in addition, the OnePlus 7. A phone a little more modest, of course, but which above all has the good idea of being offered at a more affordable price. The first model is in fact traded at 559 €.

The OnePlus 7 will of course be entitled to a full test. In the meantime, I suggest you discover it through this grip.

Packaging & Accessories

OnePlus was not searched for from noon to 2 p.m. The OnePlus 7 is indeed delivered in the same box as the OnePlus 7 Pro. No visual on the front, we simply find the number of the phone and the logo of the brand on the front and some characteristics on the back.

The only thing that ultimately changes is the name of the phone written on the left side of the box.

When you open the box of the OnePlus 7, you come across another red box that contains several things, such as quick documentation or the transparent silicone case that comes with the terminal.

The phone is located underneath, wrapped in its various protective films. It will have to be lifted to access the two compartments containing the accessories supplied with the phone. Either the charger and the charge / synchro cable.

In this regard, it should be noted that the charger delivered with the OnePlus 7 is much more compact than the one that accompanies the pro model. And for good reason. While it is also compatible with fast charging, it does not benefit from WarpCharge either.

No big surprise here, then. Apart from the charger, the contents of the box are exactly the same as that of the OnePlus 7 Pro.

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Design & Ergonomics

In reality, it is especially at the terminal level that we will see a lot of differences. The time has come to talk about the design and ergonomics of the OnePlus 7.

The design does not change. OnePlus has indeed applied the same recipe in both cases and the OnePlus 7 therefore has a case made up of two glass plates. The whole is reinforced with a metal frame, with rounded edges.

The back plate is slightly curved to provide the best possible grip. However, this is not the case with the screen.

In fact, this is one of the differences between the OnePlus 7 Pro and this model. Unlike its big brother, the OnePlus 7 does not have a curved panel, but a flat one.

The slab in question is of course surrounded by fine borders, but it is not without a notch as on the “pro” model. The front camera is in fact directly integrated into the screen and placed in a notch in the shape of a drop of water.

Be careful though because, contrary to what some may have suggested, the OnePlus 7 is not a carbon copy of the OnePlus 6T.

In reality, the two devices are very different. The finishes seem more accomplished on the new model and there are also a lot of little things in addition, starting with a stereo sound system.

OnePlus has indeed had the good idea to equip its phone with two speakers. The first is placed on the lower edge, alongside the connector. The second is located in the space between the upper edge of the panel and the upper edge of the case.

There are also differences in the color of the case. Exit the matte or glossy black, OnePlus went here on a glossy gray and the result is really nice.

At least during the first few minutes. Very quickly, the fingerprints indeed come – a little – to spoil the party. The mirror look of the back plate is unforgiving and it makes the phone very messy. Much more than a matt version for example.

There is also something new in the photo model. If it still comes out a few millimeters from the shell, it does not have three sensors like on the OnePlus 7 Pro, but two. OnePlus has indeed opted for a slightly different architecture with a main sensor of 48 million pixels and a secondary sensor of 5 million pixels. The flash is also placed in the room.

No noticeable difference in terms of ergonomics. The volume controls are always on the left and the power button is always on the right. The switch also answers the call and it can always take three positions. On the other hand, it is a little shorter than that of the OnePlus 7 Pro.

The USB Type-C connector has not changed place either and it appears on the lower edge, solidly framed by two grids. The card hatch is for its part on the left edge, and no longer on the lower edge as on the OnePlus 7 Pro.

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First Impressions

I said it above, but the OnePlus 7 is clearly not a simple copy of the OnePlus 6T. Certainly, it looks a lot like him, but the level of finish is much higher and we also feel the move upmarket.

Overall, the device is quite comfortable in the hand, but it is clearly not a featherweight and it weighs its weight as well. Will it be annoying on a daily basis? We will have to wait for my test to find out.

I will indeed stop there. I don't have enough perspective on the device to be able to tell you what I think of its screen or its processor.

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