OnePlus announced the OnePlus 7T just last week with almost the same hardware that the OnePlus 7 Pro had with a few new software features. With all the Diwali sales kicking around and smartphones getting price drops, we compared both the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7T to see which device is a bang for your buck right now.
The OnePlus 7T features a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display which is larger than the OnePlus 7 but smaller than the 6.7-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED display on the OnePlus 7 Pro. This time around, the OnePlus 7T also gets the 90Hz refresh rate display which was exclusive on the 7 Pro. OnePlus also announced that all the upcoming OnePlus devices will come with the 90Hz display as standard.
OnePlus 7T and 7 Pro also share the same HDR10 and HDR+ certified displays meaning you get vibrant color and contrast information between pure black and pure white. OnePlus also increased the peak brightness of the display on the 7T to 1000nits which translates to slightly better outdoor visibility when compared to the OnePlus 7 Pro.
The 7T features the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, while the 7 Pro packs the regular Snapdragon 855. When compared side by side, the Snapdragon 855 Plus features a higher-clocked CPU and a 15% GPU performance boost over the normal variant. Coming to memory, the 7T comes standard with 8GB RAM while the 7 Pro goes from 8GB all the way to 12GB. Storage is capped to just 128GB on 7T while 7 Pro goes up to 256GB.
The 7T features a triple camera setup with a 48MP main sensor, 16MP ultra-wide sensor, an 8MP telephoto sensor. This is the same camera setup as on the 7 Pro but with some added features like the Super macro mode for those crisp macro shots.
On the front, both the smartphones feature a 16MP selfie camera with a different presentation. On the 7 Pro, you get a pop-up camera while 7T features the tried and tested dewdrop notch. The implementation is subjective, so we’ll that decision up to you.
The OnePlus 7T comes packed with a 3,800mAh battery while the bigger OnePlus 7 Pro packs in a 4,000mAh cell. With all the display quirks, the battery performance will take a hit, as we saw on the 7 Pro but we’re confident that the 7T will easily last you full working day.
OnePlus 7T also comes with the new Warp Charge 30T. The new Warp Charge is similar to the one found on the OnePlus 7 Pro with a difference in charging speeds. According to OnePlus, Warp Charge 30T is more efficient than the 7 Pro’s Warp Charge 30 and can charge the 7T 23% faster than the 7 series phones.
The OnePlus 7T brings in the best of features that were limited just to the OnePlus 7 Pro as of now minus the curved display. The new phone is slightly smaller and weighs less as well. Additionally, you get the new Snapdragon 855+ processor with 8GB RAM as standard.
So which one should you buy? Honestly, both the smartphones are really good, with the ongoing festive sales, you could easily snag a OnePlus 7 Pro for about INR 42,000 which is a whole 7k less than the regular price while the OnePlus 7T can be bought for INR 36,000. If you are not on a tight budget and can adjust with a slightly larger phone then we would suggest you go with the 7 Pro else get the new 7T.