12 votes

The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 90Hz screen, three cameras, and costs $669

16 comments

  1. [4]
    JXM Link
    It seems like a solid phone for the price, but it’s a damn shame to see the prices on OnePlus phones continue to creep up.

    It seems like a solid phone for the price, but it’s a damn shame to see the prices on OnePlus phones continue to creep up.

    14 votes
    1. [3]
      feigneddork Link Parent
      Omg YES thank you! I remember buying the OnePlus One because it was something like £200-£300. That was insane value for money. I understood as OnePlus 3/3T crept up but it honestly hasn't stopped...

      it’s a damn shame to see the prices on OnePlus phones continue to creep up.

      Omg YES thank you! I remember buying the OnePlus One because it was something like £200-£300. That was insane value for money. I understood as OnePlus 3/3T crept up but it honestly hasn't stopped rising.

      Also, this seems like some sort of bizzaro world to me but the new Google Pixel is cheaper and has a headphone jack while OnePlus's new phone is the polar opposite.

      14 votes
      1. JXM Link Parent
        It is weird that Google has diversified the Pixel line down and OnePlus has tried to move up into flagship territory...or what used to be flagship pricing territory. I’m gonna guess that it won’t...

        It is weird that Google has diversified the Pixel line down and OnePlus has tried to move up into flagship territory...or what used to be flagship pricing territory.

        I’m gonna guess that it won’t work out too well for them. It seems like Google will be better at making cheaper phones that people want than OnePlus is at convincing people to pay more for their phones.

        5 votes
      2. EightRoundsRapid Link Parent
        I had the OnePlus One and Two, both both cost me around £250. I abandoned OnePlus when I needed a new device because the OnePlus 5 was virtually double in price, and grabbed a Nokia 7 Plus for...

        I had the OnePlus One and Two, both both cost me around £250. I abandoned OnePlus when I needed a new device because the OnePlus 5 was virtually double in price, and grabbed a Nokia 7 Plus for £240. It was a good move. It's every bit as capable, although fractionally slower because of the "midrange" chip, as phones three times it's price, no bloat or skinning, camera is good enough for my needs, and monthly security updates are just about quick enough.

        I'll probably stick with Nokia when the time comes to replace this phone.

        3 votes
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    emdash Link
    I don't understand the "increasing quantity of cameras" feature on smartphones these days. If photos are really that important to you as a consumer, buy a pocketable mirrorless from Sony or...

    I don't understand the "increasing quantity of cameras" feature on smartphones these days. If photos are really that important to you as a consumer, buy a pocketable mirrorless from Sony or Panasonic and throw it in your purse/pack. A larger sensor with dedicated hardware will make any smartphone photo look noisy & less refined instantly.

    I guess they partially revolve around the app economy of snapchat/instagram and the ease of use of being able to post anything from your smartphone instantly; but then it'd be more correct to say social media is important to you as a consumer—don't conflate it with photography.

    But hey, at least this doesn't look as bad as the rumored dumpster fire of a camera bump coming out of Apple later this year.

    11 votes
    1. babypuncher Link Parent
      I have two pockets. One can fit my phone. They other can fit my wallet and keys. I'm not going to start carrying around a fanny pack just so I can have a half-decent camera on my person. There is...

      I have two pockets. One can fit my phone. They other can fit my wallet and keys. I'm not going to start carrying around a fanny pack just so I can have a half-decent camera on my person.

      There is also a lot to be said for the convenience of having your primary camera also always connected to the internet and the people/services you share your photos with.

      15 votes
    2. guywithhair Link Parent
      I don't use social media often, and don't know the last time I posted something besides one of five snapchat stories in the last year. Improving cameras is totally lost on me as of several years...

      I don't use social media often, and don't know the last time I posted something besides one of five snapchat stories in the last year. Improving cameras is totally lost on me as of several years ago. It sucks that the main feature that continues to improve is something that has provides me very little utility.

      I guess its good for some people. The cameras in phones now really are impressive (especially the multi-camera phones that have software to merge the images and ongoing development on cameras beneath the screen), but I wish that particular feature didn't get so much attention.

      I'd much rather see better battery life, higher quality audio, removable battery, SD card slot, multiple I/O ports (e.g. 2 USB-C ports). Since I already have the first three in my current phone (LG v20), I see little reason to upgrade, even though the camera is messed up since the overlaying glass cracked. Once software updates stop, I'll probably just root it and load Lineage. I've been pretty unimpressed with recent phones to come out, but I'll admit I don't pay much attention anymore because flagship phones have gotten so expensive. I remember buying a OnePlus 2 for $250; pretty sure that brand has increased in price with every model

      6 votes
    3. Akir Link Parent
      Frankly, I don't really get it either. If it were different levels of zoom, I could get it, but instead they use unnatural-looking fisheye lenses that make just about everything look bad. Sure, a...

      Frankly, I don't really get it either. If it were different levels of zoom, I could get it, but instead they use unnatural-looking fisheye lenses that make just about everything look bad. Sure, a decent photographer could use it to great effect, but John and Jane Doe can't, and they are the market that matters. I know they can use the extra camera to do some special effects, but they all look really unrealistic to me. I would much rather have a single high quality high resolution camera than two mediocre cameras, one of which I will never use.

      4 votes
    4. Kom Link Parent
      I tried making that argument a few years back, well before Instagram and all the others were as big as they are now and boy did I upset people. I was told "people can't just buy a camera....

      I tried making that argument a few years back, well before Instagram and all the others were as big as they are now and boy did I upset people. I was told "people can't just buy a camera. especially when a phone does the job and what if the phone was a gift from someone who recently upgraded?"

      I didn't bother responding that if it was a gift then to stop being so petty and be thankful. but that not what I was originally saying... I completely agree if photos are that important a small pocket sized camera will do the job and some over a phone, the convenience has become such a normal part of life it seems to be forgotten. I personally bring my camera when going on day trips or out with my kids, the phone does an ok job but if I want anything that needs to be zoomed its useless.

      2 votes
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      spit-evil-olive-tips Link Parent
      The unrivaled champion of camera count, as far as I know, is still Amazon's ill-fated Kindle Fire Phone, which had six cameras total - the usual pair of front & rear facing for picture-taking and...

      The unrivaled champion of camera count, as far as I know, is still Amazon's ill-fated Kindle Fire Phone, which had six cameras total - the usual pair of front & rear facing for picture-taking and then 4 extra cameras around the corners of the screen to track the user's head and allow for a 3D perspective and other gimmicks.

      1 vote
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    JXM Link
    They also released the the OnePlus 7 for £499 (approx $649) which is still way more than their previous phones.

    They also released the the OnePlus 7 for £499 (approx $649) which is still way more than their previous phones.

    5 votes
    1. cwagner Link Parent
      Yeah, I'm out. The non-pro-7 costs more than what I'm willing to spend on a phone. The OP5 I have was already very borderline. But for a browser, a snapshot camera, and remote control with calling...

      Yeah, I'm out. The non-pro-7 costs more than what I'm willing to spend on a phone. The OP5 I have was already very borderline. But for a browser, a snapshot camera, and remote control with calling features, I simply don't need to spend this much.

      2 votes
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    joelthelion Link
    Is it robust? Do they sell spare parts at an affordable price? How long will they support the phone with Android version upgrades? Does it work well with LineageOS? I think these are the questions...

    Is it robust? Do they sell spare parts at an affordable price? How long will they support the phone with Android version upgrades? Does it work well with LineageOS?

    I think these are the questions you should consider when shopping for a new phone. The screen's refresh rate is, quite frankly, completely secondary.

    1. JXM Link Parent
      I’m not sure about being able to find replacement parts, but OnePlus has a good history of giving their phones updates for a while. I believe there is a beta of Android Pie for the OnePlus 3,...

      I’m not sure about being able to find replacement parts, but OnePlus has a good history of giving their phones updates for a while. I believe there is a beta of Android Pie for the OnePlus 3, which came out in 2016.

      I know their older phones are supported by Lineage OS.

      1 vote
  5. Adys Link
    It seems very similar to the OnePlus 6T, other than upgraded camera + upgraded CPU. I'm not saying that as a bad thing, I'm insanely happy with my 6T, so if it's anything like that then that gets...

    It seems very similar to the OnePlus 6T, other than upgraded camera + upgraded CPU.

    I'm not saying that as a bad thing, I'm insanely happy with my 6T, so if it's anything like that then that gets my recommendation.