OnePlus is launching its two new phones, the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, at the same time, which means you have a decision to make: Go for the higher-end, pricer model or stick with the less expensive, more iterative phone? Of course for some that decision is already made for you, as the OnePlus 7 isn’t sold in every market that the Pro model is offered.

Check out our OnePlus 7 Pro vs OnePlus 7 comparison to find out which is right for you.

OnePlus 7 Pro vs OnePlus 7: Design, display, and hardware

You wouldn’t know these two phones were in the same release tier by their designs alone. The OnePlus 7 looks just like last year’s OnePlus 6T, complete with a glossy glass design, slim bezels around the display, and a small waterdrop notch on the top to house the front-facing camera. The OnePlus 7 Pro has more in common with the Oppo F11 Pro — it ditches the notch completely for a pop-up selfie camera.

The displays are actually quite different too. The OnePlus 7 Pro has one of the best displays out there, thanks to its 90Hz 6.67-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED panel. It’s also HDR10 and HDR+ certified. The OnePlus 7’s display is more in-line with previous OnePlus devices: it sticks with a 6.41-inch Full HD+ display. While it isn’t HDR10/+ certified, it does support sRGB and DCI-P3 color spaces. Both phones also have an in-display fingerprint sensor, which OnePlus says it has improved thanks to the larger sensor and new algorithm.

OnePlus 7 Pro camera closeup

These phones are much more similar under the hood. Both have Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6/8GB of RAM (the 7 Pro also has a 12GB of RAM option), and 128/256GB of storage. Neither phone has a headphone jack, and neither are IP rated. The OnePlus 7 Pro beats out the OnePlus 7 in battery capacity — 4,000mAh vs. 3,700mAh — though that larger capacity in the 7 Pro will likely drain faster due to the more resource-intensive Quad HD+ display.

You’ll be able to pick up both models in the Mirror Grey color option. The OnePlus 7 Pro is also offered in a striking Nebula Blue color as well as Almond while the OnePlus 7 will launch in Red, but only in China and India.

OnePlus 7 Pro vs OnePlus 7: Cameras

OnePlus 7 Pro cameras against trees

If you’re looking for a more flexible camera setup, you’ll want to go for the OnePlus 7 Pro. Around back, it has a main 48MP f/1.6 lens, coupled with a 16MP wide sensor and an 8MP lens for 3x telephoto shots.

The OnePlus 7 shares the same exact 48MP sensor as the 7 Pro, though it only has a secondary 5MP sensor to back it up.

red oneplus 7 in hand showing camera app

Around front, the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro have the same 16MP, f/2.0 aperture sensor with EIS. The OnePlus 7 pro adds a dual-LED flash.

OnePlus 7 Pro vs OnePlus 7: Specs

 OnePlus 7 ProOnePlus 7
Display6.67-inch AMOLED
3,120 x 1,440 QHD + resolution
516ppi
19.5:9 screen ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
HDR10 / HDR+ certified
90Hz display
6.41-inch AMOLED
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
19.5:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Supports sRGB, DCI-P3
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Octa-core, 7nm
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Octa-core, 7nm
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 640
RAM6/8/12GB LPDDR4X6/8GB LPDDR4X
Storage128GB/256GB
UFS 3.0
128GB/256GB
UFS 3.0
CamerasRear cameras
Main: Sony IMX586 48MP, f/1.6 aperture, OIS, with 0.8μm pixels
Wide: 16MP, f/2.2 aperture, 117 degrees
3x telephoto: 8MP f/2.4 aperture, OIS
Video: 4K resolution video at 30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60/240fps, 720p at 30/480fps

Front camera
Main: Sony IMX471 16MP, f/2.0 aperture
EIS: Yes
Dual LED flash
Video: 1080p video at 30fps
Rear cameras
Main: Sony IMX586 48MP, f/1.6 aperture, OIS
with 0.8μm pixels,
Secondary: 5MP depth sensor
Dual LED flash
Video: 4K at 30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60/240fps, 720p at 30/480fps

Front camera:
Main: Sony IMX471 16MP, f/2.0 aperture
EIS: Yes
Video: 1080p video at 30fps
AudioUSB 3.1 Type-C
No headphone jack
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos certified
USB 3.1 Type-C
No headphone jack
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos certified
Battery4,000mAh
Non-removable
30-watt fast charging
3,700mAh
Non-removable
20-watt fast charging
IP ratingN/AN/A
SensorsOptical in-display fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient light sensor
Electronic compass
Sensor hub
Optical in-display fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient light sensor
Electronic compass
Sensor hub
NetworkLTE: Supports 5xCA, 64QAM, 256QAM & 4x4 MIMO,
up to DL CAT16 (1Gbps)/UL CAT13 (150 Mbps) depending on carrier support

NA/EU: FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41/46
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
CDMA: BC0/BC1GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

CN/IN: FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/1213/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/66
TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
CDMA: BC0/BC1
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE: Supports 5xCA, 64QAM, 256QAM & 4x4 MIMO,
up to DL CAT16 (1Gbps)/UL CAT13 (150 Mbps) depending on carrier support

NA/EU: FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41/46
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
CDMA: BC0/BC1GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

CN/IN: FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/1213/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/66
TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41
TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19
CDMA: BC0/BC1
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
ConnectivityWi-Fi: 2x2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX & aptX HD
NFC
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
WLAN
Wi-Fi: 2x2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX & aptX HD
NFC
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
WLAN
SIMDual nano-SIM slot (single on T-Mobile model)Dual nano-SIM slot
SoftwareOxygenOS based on Android 9 PieOxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie
ColorsMirror Grey, Nebula Blue, AlmondMirror Grey, Red (China and India only)
Dimensions162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8mm
206 grams
157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm
182 grams

OnePlus 7 Pro vs OnePlus 7: Price

In the end, it all comes down to the price. It should come as no surprise that the OnePlus 7 Pro costs a fair bit more than the standard OnePlus 7.

The OnePlus 7 Pro starts at $669 in the U.S. for the 6+128GB variant and goes all the way up to $749 for the 12+256GB model. Unfortunately the standard OnePlus 7 isn’t coming to the U.S., but to make up for it the OnePlus 6T is getting a $30 price drop in the States.

In other parts of the world, the OnePlus 7 Pro starts at 709 euros compared to the OnePlus 7’s 559 euros price point.

Availability issues aside, which is the better buy: the OnePlus 7 Pro or OnePlus 7? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check out related OnePlus 7 coverage below.

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