OnePlus 7T First Impressions: Could Be A Worthy Upgrade


OnePlus has finally unveiled the much-anticipated smartphone — the OnePlus 7T — as part of its second launch of the year. The launch event took place in New Delhi, India and we got to see the new OnePlus TV with it.

As we finally have the new OnePlus smartphone at our disposal, I have a lot of thoughts in my head for the same and therefore, here are my very first impressions for the new OnePlus 7T.

OnePlus 7T First Impressions

OnePlus 7T Design

When I got to know of the OnePlus 7T’s arrival, I felt the smartphone wouldn’t see many changes. However, as a pleasant surprise, the OnePlus 7T comes with a refreshed camera design, adopting the circular camera setup for the same.

OnePlus 7T back

While the camera design seems different for a OnePlus smartphone, it resembles the camera design of the various Motorola smartphones much like the ones from the Moto G series or the Moto E series. Additionally, it appears to be a source of obstruction while I used the smartphone. This is because while I held the device for use, I could constantly feel it’s presence at the back. Plus, it could be a problem during gameplays.

Nonetheless, the device is really, really lightweight, and it felt so good on the hands when I used it.

OnePlus 7T right side

As for the aesthetics, the OnePlus 7T has a big round camera module (comprising three camera sensors), followed by the OnePlus logo in the middle and the ‘OnePlus’ branding at the bottom part.

OnePlus 7T left side

Upfront, there is a notched 20:9 Fluid display which has pretty thin bezels. While the right side of the smartphone has the power on/off button and the OnePlus proprietary slider, the left side has the volume rocker. The bottom part has the speaker grille, the USB Type-C port, and SIM card tray.

OnePlus 7T bottom

The OnePlus 7T comes in two color options: Glacier Blue and Frosted Silver. Both color variants are lighter tones of the OnePlus 7 color options and look pretty decent.

Overall, the OnePlus 7T has a different appearance, and if I were to go for it, I would have gone for it.

OnePlus 7T Display

The OnePlus 7T flaunts a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display that has a screen resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels and a refresh rate rated at 90Hz. Furthermore, it supports HDR 10+.

OnePlus 7T front

The 20:9 Fluid display with a waterdrop notch makes the OnePlus 7T a baby born from the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro, taking the former’s Fluid display and the latter’s notch.

The display was well-lit and the app icons appeared bright enough. It felt smooth during my short usage, and I can safely say the display will prove good, much like the OnePlus 7 Pro.

OnePlus 7T Cameras

The OnePlus 7T has three rear cameras: a 48MP primary snapper, a 12MP telephoto lens, and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 117-degree field of view. As for the selfies, there is a 16MP shooter – a configuration we have seen since the OnePlus 3T (does it have auto-focus on the front).

OnePlus 7T camera

The smartphone supports dual-LED flash, fixed focus at the front, OIS, EIS, 2x optical zoom, Super slow-motion (960fps coming soon via a software update), and 4K60 video recording. Additional camera features include Nightscape mode, UltraShot mode, Portrait mode, HDR, macro photography, and more.

I used the cameras for a while, and I did not have any complaint with it. The rear snappers performed decently, and the front snapper appeared better than the OnePlus 7 Pro. However, I have to use it more for a better idea and will soon be coming up a full review on the same. Hence, stay tuned.

OnePlus 7T Specs

The OnePlus 7T packs the upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, along with 8GB of RAM. It comes in two UFS 3.0 internal storage options: 128GB (Rs 37,999) and 256GB (Rs 39,999).

OnePlus 7T phone

It gets its fuel from a 3,800mAh battery, which comes with Warp Charge 30T fast charging support that is claimed to be 23% faster than the one found on its predecessors.

Additionally, the OnePlus 7T runs Android 10 out-of-the-box, which is the first device to do so, has an in-display fingerprint scanner, and the Face Unlock feature.


With a start price of Rs 37,999, the OnePlus 7T appears like a worthy upgrade and not just a for-the-sake-of-it smartphone. Although it won’t be feasible for a OnePlus 7/7Pro user to upgrade to it (slight envy might develop though!), a OnePlus 6/6T or any user for that matter can consider it.

While there are some hits and some misses, the smartphone is a product you will consider for once. However, it’s a little soon to comment on the device, and I will be back soon with a full review of it for a conclusive idea. Therefore, stay tuned to this space.

Also Read: Is It Just Me Or the OnePlus 7T Really Looks Like A Motorola
Vanshika Malhotra

Vanshika Malhotra

Started off as an acquaintance, she is now a friend of tech trying to become a tech pundit soon. An extrovert in nature, she likes everything doggos and puppers.
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