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OnePlus 7: Strong Hardware Raises the Bar (Tech Review)

One thing which is lacking in this smartphone is wireless charging which is almost common on premium devices now

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Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus which has built a strong fan base in India with its competitively priced devices in the premium category recently launched two phones — OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro — at the same time globally. OnePlus 7 is actually just an improvement on the OnePlus 6T while the 7 Pro is a whole new device.

It is the price of the phone which has garnered a lot of attention because it was released at a far lower cost than expected. The OnePlus 7 starts at Rs 32,999 for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant, going up to Rs 37,999 for the 8GB RAM/256GB storage variant.

The 6GB RAM phone is available in “mirror grey” colour, while the 8GB RAM variant is available in both “mirror grey” and red colours.

In terms of design, the OnePlus 7 gets 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a conventional refresh rate of 60Hz. The display seems to be really good for its price.

It looks similar to the 6T which means it has the same notch in the display. The only main difference is a wider earpiece grille.

The OnePlus 7 features a dual rear camera setup, consisting of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor as its primary camera, with an f/1.7 aperture, electronic image stabilisation (EIS), and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). The secondary camera features a 5MP sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and 1.12-micron pixels.

The rear camera setup is accompanied by a dual-LED flash module. The OnePlus 7, like its predecessor 6T, scores high in capturing quality pictures. The colour balance is nearly perfect. On the other side, the 16MP selfie camera in the dewdrop notch served very well in almost all kinds of light conditions.

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Smartphone by OnePlus. Flickr

The OnePlus 7 is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 processor and runs Oxygen OS 9.5.2 that is built on Android 9 Pie.

The device we reviewed was 8GB RAM+256GB variant. We did not notice any lag and playing games like PUBG was quite a smooth experience on the device.

OnePlus has added some valuable features like the Zen Mode to the new phone.The Zen Mode completely cuts off access to everything except the camera and emergency phone call access.

One thing which is lacking in this smartphone is wireless charging which is almost common on premium devices now.

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The 3,700 mAh battery of the OnePlus 7 is a good addition which provides enough juice for longer than a day with moderate usage. But the absence of a headphone jack may annoy some.

Conclusion: Overall, we found that OnePlus 7 offers a good upgrade from its predecessor at no extra cost. With an improved processor and new features, the device still bundles capacity to give flagship phones of other brands a run for their money. (IANS)

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OnePlus TV, Perfect Choice for Turning Living Room to Theatre

The OnePlus TV interface based on the Android TV provides the most holistic smart TV experience

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With the latest OnePlus product, a user can be assured of a TV experience that is seamless and clutter-free. Pixabay

Television is a very imperative part of our lifestyle and family time, making it an important household investment. When its an investment, buying a quality product is imperative.

OnePlus TV is the perfect choice for turning a living room to a theatre.

With the latest OnePlus product, a user can be assured of a TV experience that is seamless and clutter-free. The OnePlus TV interface based on the Android TV provides the most holistic smart TV experience. This also enables quick connectivity with your android device and offers a ton of great features like the Google Assistant, Built-in Chromecast, Play Store and YouTube for your smart home.

The OnePlus Q1 Pro comes with a sliding soundbar which compliments the picture quality with immersive acoustic experience. The horizon lights on the stereo speakers provide a futuristic experience to show off to your friends. The 8-speaker stereo system on the OnePlus TV finds the perfect balance between excellent speakers and stunning exterior design.

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OnePlus TV is the perfect choice for turning a living room to a theatre. Pixabay

With the OnePlus TV, one can be assured of the dynamic viewing experience each time. The synchronously optimized algorithm and hardware, the Gamma Colour Magic on the OnePlus TV brings the highest level of performance and phenomenal image quality.

With this new product, a user can be sure of the vivid details in the pictures, bright colours and optimal contrasts that make the dark even darker and the bright even brighter. The Dolby VisionTM on the OnePlus TV provides clarity in both the dark and the bright areas in every frame with clearer and more vibrant colours.

The Dolby Atmos on the TVs creates the sound to excite your senses and leaves you feeling like you’re a part of what you’re watching.

The bezel-less screen gives maximum body to screen ratio and the matte-finished seamless mesh fabric ensure that the acoustic effect quality is not ruined for you. The Carbon Fiber Pattern Back Cover on the OnePlus TV offers an exquisite hand feel and premium design aesthetic.

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To avoid the hassle of looking for the remote, here’s the OnePlus Connect app. It helps in connecting smartphone to the TV and use it as a remote. The Quick App Switch offers you the experience of smooth navigation. One can also capture screenshots of your TV, using the OnePlus connect app.

The OnePlus TV ensures that there is no hindrance in your phone conversations. It reduces the volume of the TV automatically during incoming calls, will recover the volume when calls end. No need to adjust manually anymore.

With the OnePlus TV, it is easier to configure the network for your TV if mobile is connected to the internet.

The OnePlus TV ensures that a user have a variety of content to browse through and that you are also updated with the latest stuff. The OnePlus TV comes with deep integration with international and local content providers including YouTube, Prime Video, Eros Now, Hungama, Jio Cinema, Zee 5. (IANS)