OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is the first 5G phone to go on sale in the UK – sort of. Though Vodafone got there first with Mi MIx 5G, its network isn’t going live until 3 July. Meanwhile the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is available to pre-order now from EE and shipping on 30 May – the same day that the mobile operator switches on its next-gen 5G network in various UK cities.
As of 4 June, both the regular and Pro OnePlus 7 models are now on sale.
Announced on 14 May alongside the second-gen Bullets wireless earbuds, with OnePlus 7 the company moves to a dual-device strategy.
Pricing & Release Date
The OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G were announced on 14 May 2019. The Pro is now on sale, direct from OnePlus, Three, John Lewis and Amazon, though the Almond colour option will arrive in June.
Prices are as follows:
OnePlus 7 pricing
- 6GB RAM/128GB storage: £499 (Mirror Gray)
- 8GB RAM/256GB storage: £549 (Mirror Gray)
OnePlus 7 Pro pricing
- 6GB RAM/128GB storage: £649/$669 (Mirror Gray)
- 8GB RAM/256GB storage: £699/$699 (Mirror Gray, Nebula Blue, Almond)
- 12GB RAM/256GB storage: £799/$749 (Nebula Blue)
Note that the US market will not get the regular OnePlus 7, instead the firm will continue to sell the 6T as a cheaper alternative.
An iterative update to OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 7 is not a huge departure and, as such, offers the same incredible value, starting at just £499. It’s poised as the phone to replace ageing OnePlus 3/3T/5/5T devices, but not so much OnePlus 6 or 6T – owners of 2018 OnePlus phones will most likely prefer to wait for OnePlus 8.
For performance OnePlus 7 has a faster 2.84GHz Snapdragon 855 processor with Adreno 640 GPU and UFS 3.0 storage. It’s the first phone to launch with this super-fast storage standard (following the Galaxy Fold’s delay) and will benefit from 9x faster read/write speeds, plus games, apps and files will load faster and images will save quicker.
Also new are stereo speakers, replacing the previous bottom-firing mono speaker, an upgraded dual-lens camera and some enhancements to the in-display fingerprint sensor.
For photography it takes the same 20Mp secondary camera as the 6T, but swaps out the 16Mp sensor for the OnePlus 7 Pro’s 48Mp Sony IMX586. This has built-in OIS and supports an f/1.7 aperture. By default it shoots at 12Mp with pixel binning.
In terms of hardware it’s otherwise very much the same as OnePlus 6T, right down to the 6.41in Optic AMOLED display with 16Mp selfie camera and waterdrop-style notch, and 3,700mAh battery with Quick Charge.
OnePlus has made some improvements on the software front, however, and specifically related to photography there’s a new bespoke UltraShot in-house algorithm and Nightscape 2.0, the latter using the larger sensor to capture more light and shadow detail while reducing noise.
OnePlus 7 also gets a new gaming mode that gives users greater control over notifications, but the Fnatic mode that shuts them off completely and prioritises data usage for the game is restricted to the OnePlus 7 Pro.