Our Opinion

The OnePlus 7 (6GB RAM, 128GB) is a significantly better phone than the Apple iPhone 8 64GB, and is also much better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the OnePlus 7 (6GB RAM, 128GB)!

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Excellence Score
53.6
73.7
Value for Money Score
53.3
80.3
Price ₹ 35,999 onwards ₹ 29,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2017 Jun, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Apple iOS 11, Upgradeable to 13Expected update to next Apple iOS version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 4.7 inches 6.41 inches
Screen Resolution 750x1334 pixels (~ 326 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Display Type IPS LCD AMOLED
Display Features Retina HD Display, Wide colour display (P3), 3D Touch Display, True Tone display, Fingerprint-resistant Oleophobic Coating, Support for Display of Multiple Languages and Characters Simultaneously, Display Zoom, Reachability Optic AMOLED, DCI-P3, 2.5D Curved Glass, Adaptive Mode, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor N/A 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Hexa Core Octa Core
Processor Name A11 Bionic with Neural Engine and M11 Motion CoprocessorRanked #8 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #5 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Apple GPU Adreno 640
RAM 2 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port Lightning USB-C
Primary Camera 12.0MP 48MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/1.8 Aperture, Optical Image stabilisation, 6P Lens, Quad-LED True Tone Flash with Slow Sync, Panorama (up to 63 megapixels), Sapphire Crystal Lens Cover, Backside Illumination Sensor, Hybrid IR Filter, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Tap to Focus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with Stabilisation, Wide Colour Capture for Photos and Live Photos, Improved Local Tone Mapping, Body and Face Detection, Exposure Control, Noise Reduction, Auto HDR for Photos, Auto Image Stabilisation, Burst mode, Timer mode, Geo-tagging, Full HD Video Rec. at 30 fps or 60 fps, Slow-motion Video: 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps, Time-lapse Video with Stabilisation, Cinematic Video Stabilisation (1080p and 720p), Continuous Autofocus Video, Take 8MP Still Photos while Rec. 4K Video, Playback zoom 48MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX586 Sensor; 0.8um Pixel Size @ 48MP; 1.6um Pixel Size (4 in 1) @ 12MP; OIS; EIS; PDAF, 5MP: 1.12um Pixel Size; F/2.4 Aperture, Video: 4K @ 30/60fps; 1080P @ 30/60fps; Slow Motion: 1080p @ 240fps; 720p @ 480fps, Time-Lapse, Video Editor, UltraShot, Nightscape, Studio Lighting, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image
Secondary Camera 7.0MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording, Retina Flash, Wide Colour Capture for Photos and Live Photos, Auto HDR, Backside Illumination Sensor, Body and Face Detection, Auto Image Stabilisation, Burst mode, Exposure Control, Timer mode F/2.0 Aperture, Sony IMX471 Sensor, 1.0um Pixel Size, EIS, Time-Lapse, Screen Flash, HDR, Face Retouching, Portrait Mode, Studio Lighting, Smile Capture
Internal Memory 64 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM + GSM
Thickness 7.3 mm 8.2 mm
Weight 148 gm 182 gm
Width 67.3 mm 74.8 mm
Audio Output Lightning USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, IP67 Rated (up to 1m for 30 mins) Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 1821 mAh 3700 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 14.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 15W Fast Charging (50% in 30 min) Yes, 20W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 20W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time: upto 12 hrs, Video Playback Time (wireless): upto 13 hrs, Audio Playback Time (wireless): upto 40 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified); Wireless Charging (works with Qi chargers); Siri; Fast Battery Charging: Upto 50% Charge in 30 mins; NFC; TV Out; Lightning Connector; WiFi Calling; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 Content; AirPlay Mirroring; Photos and Video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later); Video Mirroring and Video Out Support; AirDrop; AirPlay; AirPrint; Control Centre; Handoff; HomeKit; iCloud; iCloud Keychain; Multitasking; Night Shift; Notification Centre; Siri; Spotlight Search; iMovie; Pages; Keynote; Numbers; iTunes U; GarageBand; Apple TV Remote; iTunes Remote; Music Memos In-display Fingerprint Sensor; UFS 3.0 Storage; Alert Slide; DLNA; NFC; MIMO; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Exceptional build quality
  • Excellent display, slightly improved from the iPhone 7 - adds 'True Tone' support - a color warmth-adjusting ambient effect that the iPad Pro added last year - it makes the display seem less harsh in everyday reading
  • iOS 11 continues to be a highly refined and intuitive user interface, and is a solid update over iOS 10, with big and small improvements all over
  • The most amazing thing you can do with iOS 11 is augmented reality (will be supported iPhone 6s onwards) - Apple's ARKit works by fusing cameras and motion sensors to track the real world and layer virtual things on top of it, using your phone, promising immersive experiences without wearing any headsets or glasses - the initial apps are all pretty impressive - for instance in SkyGuide, you aim the phone at the daytime skyline and a night sky fades in, with superimposed constellations and star names - and the level of graphic detail in these apps is stunning - it feels richer than VR, even if in a sense it is less immersive
  • Breathtaking, lightning-fast performance powered by Apple's new chip - A11 Bionic - the benchmark numbers are close to what MacBooks with Core i5 processors can achieve - on paper, they blow away the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip that's in most competing top-end phones, including those from Samsung, LG and OnePlus
  • Small but solid upgrades to the already very good iPhone 7 camera - thanks to an all-new image sensor, photo quality has improved in low light, as has video quality - this is arguably the best single rear camera setup on a phone
  • The speakers also get a small but solid upgrade - they sound nice and loud, and now get a bit beefier with some bass - it's nice when you're sharing TV, movies or YouTube videos with friends, or even just using the iPhone for music at home
  • The battery life is good, and about the same as the iPhone 7
  • Added support for wireless charging, that works with the existing Qi wireless charging standard
  • On the whole, the 8 is an incremental upgrade - last year's design with this year's technology - it feels familiar, and it's a safe pick for fans who want a blend of classic Apple style and top-tier performance
  • Immaculate fit and finish, and a pleasing, premium design - very similar to the OnePlus 6T
  • Pretty good ergonomics (similar to the OnePlus 6T, and better than the heavier/larger OnePlus 7 Pro)
  • The in-display fingerprint reader is very good - and even a bit faster than the already good one on the OnePlus 6T
  • Big, beautiful 'dewdrop' notch AMOLED display, again quite similar to the OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus’ Reading mode is still there and is as useful as ever - it turns the screen to a reading-optimized monochrome, and it can be assigned to activate when you’re in certain apps
  • OxygenOS continues to be one of the most thoughtfully-designed, clean (stock-like) UIs for Android
  • 2 new features that make it to the latest version of OxygenOS are screen recording, and Zen Mode (for exercising more control over your screen time)
  • With the super fast flagship Snapdragon 855, some ultra fast storage speed (UFS3), the OnePlus 7 is a speed beast, and matches other top-end flagships
  • Good dual rear camera setup - there a primary 48MP camera and a secondary 5MP depth sensor
  • Overall image quality is good - it takes great outdoor shots, with vibrant colours and good exposure - and is a decent improvement over the OnePlus 6T (though not as good, or as versatile as the camera setup on the OnePlus 7)
  • It also has the new Nightscape mode, which lets you capture reasonably bright and sharp images even in very low light situations
  • Good 16MP front camera too
  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Good battery life with a 3700mAH battery - the OnePlus 7 will make it through a day of intensive use without a problem - and will give you battery life similar to the OnePlus 6T (and more than the OnePlus 7 Pro, which lasts less long because of the more battery intensive 90Hz screen)
  • OnePlus's Dash Charging continues to be one of the better fast charging technologies around - it goes from 10 to 100 percent in just 1 hour and 15 minutes - though it's a step below the Warp Charge tech on the OnePlus 7 Pro
  • Overall, OnePlus 7 retains the spot of the all-rounder, reliable, no-frills, budget flagship from OnePlus (while the OnePlus 7 Pro takes the more 'premium' flagship approach), giving you a high-end flagship experience for relatively less - and it makes for a decent update to the OnePlus 6T in the performance and camera departments
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The design remains similar to the iPhone 7
  • The camera is great, and arguably the best among the single-rear-camera phones, but the top of the camera phone pack is now led by the dual-rear-camera phones like the iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and the Android flagships - which provide the DSLR like 'bokeh' effect
  • Additionally with the iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, you also you get the amazing new Portrait Lighting Mode
  • The missing 3.5mm headphone jack is still an issue if you like to use your own headphones instead of the Apple's bundled ones
  • On the whole, if you already have an iPhone 7, you'll find the faster speed, better screen and better camera on the iPhone 8 "nice to have, " but short of "must-buy" territory
  • Still not fully waterproof (there is some water resistance but it's not IP certified)
  • Like all glossy finish phones (which is an increasing majority of phones these days), the glass back of the phone is a fingerprint magnet
  • It's not quite a match for the new budget-flagship camera champion, the Pixel 3a, however, which is ahead by a significant margin
  • No standard headphone jack - you will need to use either USB-C or wireless headphones (none of which is included in the retail package)
  • No wireless charging support
  • That said though, the budget flagship segment is much more competitive now (unlike when the 6T launched), so you will have some pretty good alternatives as well, not the least of which is the Pixel 3a/XL, which while not as beautiful looking, or as fast, will provide with a much better camera experience, a more compact design, and a headphone jack
Expert Reviews
  1. The iPhone 8 might as well be the best iPhone for the right users. Cheaper than the X and smaller than the Plus - meaning it's one of the best premium compacts around.
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  2. For fans who want a blend of classic Apple style and top-tier performance, the iPhone 8/Plus are excellent options
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The iPhone 8 & 8 Plus shine even in the shadow of the iPhone X
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  1. Great phone...but this time, faces some properly tough competition
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. While the Oneplus 7 lacks the excitement of the 7 Pro, it's the sensible choice if you're shopping on a budget
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The OnePlus 7 is pretty great by itself...but this price point has become much more competitive recently
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A great flagship phone that does the basics right and then some
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. One of very few smartphones using the Snapdragon 855 in India at the moment..If you don't care very much about camera performance, the OnePlus 7 is well worth it for its asking price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. One of the most balanced devices in the market right now, considering price to performance ratio
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Practical, value for money flagship
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Excellent value for money proposition
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Practical choice for a flagship in 2019
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. Perfect device for someone who demands the best performance at a sub-Rs 40,000 budget
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Offers impressive value for money
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  12. A smart purchase...The phone to beat in the affordable flagship space
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. Absolutely brilliant
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. A great high-end smartphone
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  15. The phone to get in this price segment
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. The phone to buy in 2019
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  17. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
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