We can consider models from the still young brand OnePlus as one of the biggest competitors of Xiaomi's flagships. Not only because both companies have roots in the same country, but also because both companies strive to bring the best equipment at an affordable price.
The most expensive OnePlus so far
In the case of OnePlus, this strategy is slowly but surely beginning to change. The prices of their smartphones are growing faster than in the case of Xiaomi, but they are still much lower than the known competition. Just a few minutes ago, OnePlus unveiled its most expensive yet best smartphone to date - OnePlus 7 Pro.
As this is a very well-equipped smartphone that will also compete with the Xiaomi Mi 9, we have decided to introduce it to you - even though you are on the Xiaomi Planet website. An overview of the competition is never harmful. 🙂
Once we have started the topic of prize, we will finish it. OnePlus 7 Pro will be available in three memory versions. The version with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB memory starts at €709, the model with 8 GB + 256 GB memory comes out on €749 and the most brutal version with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB memory will cost €819.
AMOLED, 90 Hz, no cutout
OnePlus 7 For its equipment and price tag, it targets the most premium smartphone segment. We can consider him a killer of 1000-euro pieces, such as the Huawei P30 Pro or iPhone XS Max.
The equipment of the new OnePlus is really varied. Perhaps the biggest attraction is huge 6,67 ″ Fluid AMOLED display with a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz. From the first reviews, it is clear that this is probably the best new display ever used in smartphones.
And the difference is really visible. Everything on this display is much smoother, which creates a hitherto unknown user experience. The display continued to get high QHD + resolution (3120 x 1440 pixels, 516 ppi), which is a real battery eater.
Fortunately, OnePlus thought of this as well, and it is possible to set it up in the system automatic resolution switching on FullHD +, according to the displayed content. The display is curved at the edges and does not contain any cutout - The front camera is located in a retractable mechanism, similar to the future flagship Redmi.
The display has 19.5: 9 aspect ratio and is protected by durable glass 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. The display panel is undoubtedly the biggest pride of the new OnePlus 7 Pro.
The fastest mobile memory
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with a clock speed of 2.84 GHz, graphics chip Adreno 630 etc. 6 GB / 8 GB / 12 GB RAM type LPDDR4X. But that's not all. OnePlus 7 Pro got so far the fastest UFS 3.0 memory chip. As we mentioned at the beginning, it contains either 128 GB or 256 GB of memory.
The memory chip is definitely one of the key elements that makes the new OnePlus flagship literally insanely fast. Of course, it's also to blame top optimized OxygenOS system built on Android 9.0 and last but not least an amazing 90 Hz display.
48 MPx and 4000 mAh
OnePlus doesn't want to lag behind in photo quality either. Like other manufacturers, OnePlus has decided to jump on the train with 48 MPx Sony IMX586 cameras. It is the main one, has an aperture of f / 1.6 and is complemented by two more sensors - a wide-angle 16 MPx with an angle of view of 117 ° and an 8 MPx telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom.
The novelty does not have to be ashamed of the battery that got up 4000 mAh capacity. The display asks a lot of juice, so the endurance is rather classic, one-day. However, you will enjoy the very fast 40 W charging, which bears the name Warp Charge. It only takes 20 minutes to charge 50% of the battery.
OnePlus 7 Pro also includes fingerprint sensor in the display, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, dual GPS, USB Type-C 3.1 port, a new vibrating motor, which is reportedly 200% more powerful, dual stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, face unlock, or 4K 60 fps video.
What it doesn't have is wireless charging, a 3.5 mm audio jack and water resistance. For many people, however, the absence of these qualities may not be a deal-braker. But it's good to know about it.
So what kind of smartphone would you give it a chance? Xiaomi Mi 9 or the new OnePlus 7 Pro?
With that price, the competitor for MI9 is definitely not.