OnePlus 7 review

This mid-range camera phone ticks all the boxes without blowing us away

OnePlus 7
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Digital Camera World Verdict

You could do a lot worse than the OnePlus 7. It’s beautifully put together, delivers stacks of power and is a competent performer across the board. Some other phones that cost less have better cameras, though, the Pixel 3C being the current king on that front. That said, not many phones tick as many boxes as the OnePlus 7, making it a worthy consideration if you’re after flagship power without spending flagship money.


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    Great screen

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    Premium design

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    Powerful internals


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    It’s a OnePlus 6T refresh

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    Good, not great camera

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    Sharp, pronounced camera bump

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To look at, the OnePlus 7 is the OnePlus 6T by a different name. It has virtually identical dimensions, similar specs and a mid-range starting price for the 128GB/6GB starting capacity version. That said, it does feature some key differences; its camera features the popular new IMX 586 sensors from Sony, clocking in at 48MP for starters. The phone also introduces stereo speakers to the OnePlus line, and there’s a new, flagship Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.