In the past people have complained about the haptics of OnePlus phones. It's great to see OnePlus provide an image gallery, voice recorder, and camera application. ... (6GB of RAM/128GB) starting price that is the deal maker and one of the core reasons the phone earned CNET's Editor's Choice. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The 7T's 90Hz, 1080p AMOLED display is, in my mind, the best of most worlds. You can also choose to hide the Shelf, which I do since I have yet to find enough utility for it on a OnePlus phone. At the time, $600 seemed like a pretty good deal for a phone with such high-end specs. The 1080p resolution only becomes noticeable when you're trying to read small text, which looks better on a higher-resolution phone like the 7 Pro. PCMag, and PC Magazine are among the federally registered trademarks of Ziff Davis, LLC and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission. Note that the portrait mode now also work on the wide-angle lens. Often that was two phones a year, but that was fine; each phone was its best at the moment. With the arrival of the OnePlus 8 earlier this year, however, the company moved squarely into the premium category. The phone also has Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and Wi-Fi 5 (not 6, like in recent Apple and Samsung phones). But, wow, this brand has legions of devoted fans, so if you've been waiting for a good deal to come along, this is it. UI performance feels smoother, in general, because the phone is pushing fewer pixels. It also shows surprisingly good results using the 10x zoom. There aren’t many games optimized for 90Hz available at the moment, so we ran the graphically demanding PUBG Mobile (optimized for up to 60fps) for an extended period each day, and we can safely say smartphone gamers won't regret buying this phone. By registering, you agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices outlined in the Privacy Policy. Call quality is fine. Google's Pixel line and the iPhone 11 series have really been pushing it forward. You can choose between the glacier blue and frosted silver colors. Combine the two and you have real issues. Achievement badges can be earned for Zen Mode completion with access to all of your stats too. 6 new TV shows and movies on Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO and more this weekend, Darkest Dungeon is the best Nintendo Switch game for self-care right now. You get 8GB of RAM in both the 128GB and 256GB models. Terms of Use, OnePlus 7T review: High-end specs and Android 10 for $600, OnePlus 6T review: Outstanding reception, solid battery life, and extremely fast performance make this one to buy, OnePlus 7 Pro review: Long battery life, quick performance, and impressive display make it compelling for business users. We tested the portrait mode on a playful street dog and got some impressive results.

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Taken purely on its own, as a $599 alternative to the iPhone XR or Galaxy S10e, it has a lot going for it—a terrifically responsive screen with a smooth UI, fast charging, and excellent wireless performance. The OnePlus 7T’s rear camera array comprises a 48MP wide-angle camera with f/1.6 aperture, a 16MP ultra-wide camera, and a 12MP telephoto lens. But that's made up for by what appears to be slower storage. Additionally, the company has improved its tech to ensure that the phone charges at a constant speed, and to avoid it heating up, even when you're playing intensive games while it's plugged into a socket. OnePlus improved the haptics on the OnePlus 7T with a larger vibration motor and an improved driver. There's a notch at the top of the screen for the front-facing camera that doesn't bother. CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. You can tweak and fix this by going into an advanced display setting, which is a little irritating. Even so, the OnePlus 7T faces stiff competition from the newer likes of the Apple iPhone SE ($399), Google Pixel 4A ($349) and Samsung Galaxy A51 ($399). The first picture shows the building that we shot using the 10x zoom from the same point. Matthew Miller The front of the OnePlus 7T is dominated by the 6.55-inch display and thankfully it is not curved on the edges like Samsung phones and the OnePlus 7 Pro. is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. There's very little bloatware on this phone; OnePlus, wisely, relies on Google's apps and Google Assistant rather than trying to reinvent and duplicate everything like Samsung does. Read more: All the latest OnePlus coupons. PS5 has been released: Check availability at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy and more, Buy the Sony PS5 at Walmart: Launch day is over, but you can check inventory here, Buying Xbox Series X? ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. (Note: Ookla is owned by Ziff Davis,'s parent company.) Questions about the Cheapskate blog? There is an all-new macro mode that supports shooting from as close as 2.5 centimeters. Very few extra apps or utilities are included. In fact, it's exceptional, HP USB-C Dock G5, hands on: A versatile, affordable desktop dock, LG Wing 5G review: Novel dual screen approach, limited productivity use cases, Apple iPad (8th generation) review: Strong performance and battery life boost Apple's most affordable iPad. OnePlus has Zen Mode that lets you setup times to take a break from using your phone.

The camera feels like a significant improvement, with some impressive software wizardry on tap to optimize your images. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, Price comparison: Find the best deal for your next phone. The depth effect looks natural, and taking portraits of moving subjects seemed to be slightly easier.

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The phone doesn't come with headphones or an adapter dongle. We didn’t get a chance to test that particular claim, but we'll be sure to do so during our full review process. Samsung is pretty good. I tested this multiple times, in multiple places, over multiple firmware versions, and kept getting the same results. The OnePlus 7T features, among other things, three rear cameras. It feels much more expensive than the $599 price. And on Geekbench 5, the OnePlus 7T was slightly faster than the OnePlus 7 Pro on paper, and easily edged out the Galaxy S10E and Pixel 3 XL. Despite the abundance of sensors, image quality isn't great. Performance, battery life and camera. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. The $599 OnePlus 7T is not actually a sequel to the 7 Pro, although it replaces the 7 Pro on T-Mobile's shelves. We see a single RAM/internal storage option, which is unusual for OnePlus, with another release officially on T-Mobile in the US. By Needless to say, if a phone can handle gaming this well you won’t have any issues with less-demanding tasks such as web-browsing, and as mentioned we didn't notice any performance glitches in day to day use – if you want a phone that delivers reliable performance, the OnePlus 7T is going to be a safe choice. We've only tested the 8GB/256GB variant, but we wouldn't expect a noticeable difference performance-wise in the 128GB phone. CNET editors pick the products and services we write about. Check availability at Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy and more, Discuss: The unlocked OnePlus 7T is back on sale for $400.

At this time of year we see high end flagships announced by Samsung, Apple, and Google with prices for the larger devices starting at $899.