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OnePlus 7T vs. 7T Pro vs. McLaren edition: Confused? These are the main differences

OnePlus 7T vs. 7T Pro vs. McLaren version: Confused? These are the main differences


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Given the related naming conventions of the OnePlus 7TOnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition, it is simple to be confused about OnePlus’ line of 7T telephones. Released in the latter half of final 12 months, the OnePlus 7T is the phone-maker’s present flagship cellphone. OnePlus then adopted it up with a handful of different variants.

The actuality is that these variants are related, however there are some vital differences to notice of their specs, design, availability and, after all, value. I’ve damaged down the main factors beneath and you will additionally discover a full spec comparability desk at the finish. 

OnePlus 7T sequence design differences

The 7T and 7T Pro are unmistakably minimize from the OnePlus fabric with their smooth blue colors and frosted glass backs. The main distinction you may see is the cameras on the again — the 7T’s cameras are encased in a round unit whereas the 7T Pro’s cameras are organized in a vertical strip. All three telephones have fingerprint scanners constructed into their shows.

The 7T Pro McLaren’s design veers off even additional. It’s bodily an identical to the commonplace 7T Pro by way of digicam structure, however the blue color has been changed with a shiny black end, with a delicate Damascus Steel impact that shimmers just below the floor. There are McLaren Papaya Orange results dotted throughout, together with a steel strip round the cameras, an orange operate slider on the facet and an orange stripe round the backside half of the cellphone. 


The McLaren version flaunts a black and orange design.

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Screen sizes?

The 7T has a 6.55-inch show with a 2,400×1,080-pixel decision. Both Pro fashions have bigger 6.67-inch shows with three,120×1,440-pixel resolutions. That offers the Pros a pixel density of 516ppi, which is sharper than the 7T’s 402ppi. You might probably not discover the marginal zero.12-inch dimension improve in day-to-day use, however the further decision bump ought to assist make these high-res pictures and movies pop a bit extra. 

Keep in thoughts that the 7T has a teardrop-shaped notch that cuts into the prime of the show to deal with the front-facing digicam. The Pro fashions do not have this as their selfie cameras mechanically slide out from the prime fringe of the cellphone when wanted. As a consequence, their shows stretch from edge to edge and stay completely unbroken by notches.


The 7T Pro telephones don’t have a teardrop notch. Instead, their entrance cameras are embedded inside the prime fringe of the telephones.

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What about processor energy?

All three telephones pack Qualcomm’s newest octa-core Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, clocked at 2.9GHz. The 7T and 7T Pro each pair that with 8GB of RAM, whereas the McLaren model comes with a meaty 12GB. It’s odd then that on benchmark exams, it is the commonplace 7T that delivered the greatest scores.

On the Geekbench 5 processor take a look at, the 7T scored 2,911 (multi-core), beating out the 7T Pro McLaren’s 2,854 and the commonplace 7T Pro’s 2,883. Similarly, on the 3DMark Sling Shot Unlimited graphics take a look at, the 7T achieved an total rating of Eight,782, beating the 7T Pro’s Eight,720 and the McLaren’s Eight,725. Admittedly, these differences are razor skinny and barely qualify as differences in any respect. It is a bit shocking although that the McLaren version, with its RAM increase, did not produce higher scores than its siblings. 

Geekbench v.5.zero multicore

OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition


Longer bars equals higher efficiency

3DMark: Slingshot Unlimited

OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition


Longer bars equals higher efficiency

These telephones are greater than able to dealing with any of your on a regular basis duties, together with video streaming and photograph modifying. Gaming was a breeze too, even with the graphically demanding sport Asphalt 9: Legends, which performed easily and had no discernible drop in body charges. 

They all run Android 10 software program, however the McLaren’s software program has had some visible tweaks. It’s principally only a darker color scheme, with a lot of orange thrown round to match the look of the outdoors of the cellphone. 

Is the storage the similar?

This is the place you get extra for that “Pro” identify. The commonplace OnePlus 7T comes with 128GB of storage, whereas each Pro fashions double that with 256GB. That’s value preserving in thoughts, on condition that none of the telephones have expandable storage. If you shoot lots of video and retailer lots of information regionally, choosing a higher-capacity mannequin is a great funding. 


The rear cameras on the OnePlus 7T Pro.

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Are the cameras the similar?

They all have a triple-camera setup on the again, consisting of a 48-megapixel main digicam, a 16-megapixel tremendous broad angle digicam and a telephoto digicam. The 7T, nonetheless, has a 12-megapixel telephoto digicam, whereas each Pros have Eight-megapixel telephoto cameras. It could appear odd that the telephoto decision on the Pro fashions is decrease, however they do provide 3x zoom, as an alternative of solely 2x.

In my testing, photos from all three telephones are sharp, with respectable publicity and correct colors. They all have a devoted macro mode too, which helps you to concentrate on objects near the lens. It’s nice if you wish to take up-close photographs of, say, bugs and flowers, whenever you’re out and about. The total digicam high quality is sweet, however it’s not fairly up there with prime fashions like the Pixel four, iPhone 11 Pro or Galaxy S10 Plus. If images is of the utmost significance to you, it is value contemplating spending additional cash.

Do they use the similar batteries?

The OnePlus 7T has a three,800-mAh battery, which survived a powerful 16 hours on our battery drain take a look at. The Pro fashions have barely bigger four,085-mAh batteries, which is not an enormous step up. I do not count on a lot distinction in battery life, notably when that you must take note of the barely bigger shows that suck up extra battery.

Anecdotally, I used to be capable of get a day of mixed-use from the telephones earlier than they wanted a prime up. Like all smartphones, I might wish to give them a full recharge in a single day. All telephones help OnePlus’ extremely quick charging, which might take the cellphone from zero% to over 60% charged in 30 minutes. This is nice should you forgot to offer your cellphone a lift earlier than heading on an evening out. 


All OnePlus 7T telephones run the newest Android 10.

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Do they’ve 5G?

Currently, these three telephones don’t have a 5G model. If you wish to use a OnePlus cellphone on a quick 5G community, you may have to go for the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G — which is out there in the UK and the US service Sprint.

Price and availability

Unsurprisingly, given its fancy branding and further RAM, the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren version is the most costly of the three telephones, coming in at £799. It’s solely obtainable in the UK and Europe for now, however for reference that value converts to about $1,010 or AU$1,515.

The common 7T Pro can be unavailable in the US or Australia, however its UK value of £699 converts to about $895 or AU$1,330. The commonplace OnePlus 7T is out there in the US and can set you again $599 or £549. It is not formally bought in Australia however that value converts to about AU$1,045.

What about OnePlus’ different 2019 telephones?

The 7T sequence is not the solely cellphone vary the firm launched final 12 months. Back in May, 2019, it launched the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro and seven Pro 5G.

The OnePlus 7 has a smaller 6.44-inch show, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 (however not the quicker Plus model), and both 6 or 8GB of RAM, relying on the place you purchase it. It additionally has a display screen notch to deal with the front-facing digicam and a twin digicam on the again with an ordinary and telephoto lens.

The OnePlus 7 Pro in the meantime has a 6.67-inch show, the similar Snapdragon 855 chip, a triple rear-camera setup on the again (regular, telephoto and superwide) and it has the pop-up selfie digicam discovered on the 7T Pros. 

Finally, now we have the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, which, as talked about earlier than is solely a 5G-enabled model of the 7 Pro.

OnePlus 7T sequence specs comparability

OnePlus 7T OnePlus 7T Pro OnePlus 7T McLaren version
Display dimension, decision 6.55-inch AMOLED; 2,400×1,080-pixels 6.67-inch AMOLED; three,120×1,440-pixels 6.55-inch AMOLED; 2,400×1,080-pixels
Pixel density 402ppi 516ppi 402ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 6.34×2.93×0.32 inches 6.40×2.99×0.35 inches 6.40×2.99×0.35 inches
Dimensions (Millimeters) 160.94×74.44×8.13 mm 162.6×75.9×8.Eight mm 162.6×75.9×8.Eight mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 6.70 oz; 190g 7.27 oz; 206g 7.27 oz; 206g
Mobile software program Android 10 with OxygenOS Android 10 with OxygenOS Android 10 with OxygenOS
Camera 48-megapixel (commonplace), 12-megapixel (telephoto), 16-megapixel (extremely wide-angle) 48-megapixel (commonplace), Eight-megapixel (telephoto), 16-megapixel (extremely wide-angle) 48-megapixel (commonplace), Eight-megapixel (telephoto), 16-megapixel (extremely wide-angle)
Front-facing digicam 16-megapixel 16-megapixel 16-megapixel
Video seize 4K 4K 4K
Processor 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
Storage 128GB 256GB 256GB
Expandable storage None None None
Battery three,800-mAh four,085-mAh four,085-mAh
Fingerprint sensor In-screen In-screen In-screen
Connector USB-C USB-C USB-C
Headphone jack No No No
Special options 90Hz show, dual-SIM, Warp Charge 30T 90Hz show, dual-SIM, Warp Charge 30T 90Hz show, dual-SIM, Warp Charge 30T
Price off-contract (USD) $599 Converted: $900 Converted: $1,010
Price (GBP) £549 £699 £799
Price (AUD) Converted: AU$890 Converted: AU$1,330 Converted: AU$1,520

This article was initially printed in November and has been up to date.

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