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The OnePlus 7T 256GB is a significantly better phone than the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and is also much better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the OnePlus 7T 256GB!

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Excellence Score
76.2
82.4
Value for Money Score
54.4
83.9
Price ₹ 56,990 onwards ₹ 37,976 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2018 Sep, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.39 inches 6.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x3120 pixels (~ 538 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 405 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Display Features AMOLED, DCI-P3, HDR10, FullView Display, 3D Curved Glass Fluid AMOLED, DCI-P3 Support, HDR10+ Display, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Video Enhancer, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.6 GHz 2.96 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name HiSilicon Kirin 980Ranked #9 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 PlusRanked #3 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G76 MP10 Adreno 640
RAM 6 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 40MP + 20MP + 8MP 48MP + 16MP + 12MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 40MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 27mm Focal Length (wide); 1/1.7" Sensor Size, 20MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 16mm Focal Length (ultrawide); 1/2.7" Sensor Size, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 80mm Focal Length (telephoto); 1/4" Sensor Size; 5x Optical Zoom; OIS, PDAF/Laser Autofocus, Leica Optics, Panorama, HDR, Slo-mo Video (720p@960fps) 48MP: F/1.6 Aperture; Sony IMX586 Sensor; 0.8 um Pixel Size; 1.6um (4 in 1)@12MP; 7P Lens; OIS; EIS, 12MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size; 2X Optical Zoom; OIS, 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 117° Wide-angle Lens, , Multi Autofocus (PDAF +Laser + Continuous), Video: 4K @ 30/60fps; 1080P @ 30/60fps; Slow Motion: 1080p @ 240fps; 720p @ 480fps; 720p @ 960fps, Time-Lapse, Video Editor, UltraShot, Nightscape, Studio Lighting, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image
Secondary Camera 24MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length (wide), HDR Sony IMX471 Sensor, 1.0um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Time-Lapse, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching
Internal Memory 128 GB 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM + GSM
Thickness 8.6 mmMedium 8.13 mmMedium
Weight 189 gmMedium 190 gmMedium
Width 72.3 mmComfortable for one-handed use 74.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 2m for 30 mins) Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4200 mAh 3800 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 40W SuperCharge (70% in 30 min) Yes, 30W Warp Charge 30T
Included Fast Charger Yes, 40W Fast Charger Yes, 30W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Qi Wireless Fast Charging; Reverse Wireless Charging; In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; LDAC and HWA Audio In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Haptic Vibration; Alert Slider; UFS 3.0 Storage; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Absolutely classy, sleek, eye-catching design - you are going to fall in love with the curving glass and metal approach reminiscent of the Galaxy S9
  • Some very attractive looking colour options
  • Water resistant (IP68)
  • Reasonably manageable size and weight, given what the phone packs - its 6.39-inch display is big, sure, but its odd 18.7:9 aspect ratio makes it long and narrow, and therefore easy to wrap your hand around
  • Good hand feel
  • Uses a solid in-screen fingerprint scanner - a little fingerprint icon lights up when the screen's locked to tell you where to place your finger
  • Also has an excellent face unlock system, which works like a breeze
  • An absolutely gorgeous AMOLED display - it's pin-sharp, thanks to its 3120x1440-pixel resolution, vibrant, has superb brightness, and great sunlight contrast - very simply it's as good as any flagship display gets
  • Huawei's EMUI is a decent Android skin (though it's starting to look a little dated now) but this time, importantly, it has a number of behind-the-scenes optimisations to make it run butter-smooth
  • Breathtaking performance with the most powerful processor on an Android phone yet - the potent Kirin 980 - navigation is immediate, apps open without hesitation, editing photos in Adobe Lightroom is a breeze, and heavy games such as Asphalt 9: Legends are a piece of cake
  • Incredibly versatile set of 3 cameras at the rear - arguably the best all-round setup on a smartphone especially for still images (even beating the likes of the iPhone XS, and Pixel 3 in various conditions)
  • The phone will take some brilliant shots in all sorts of conditions
  • The telephoto mode gives you a 3x zoom, with no loss of detail. Or you can digitally zoom in further to 5x if you want to get even closer on the action
  • Even more useful arguably is the super-wide angle lens, though - it's wide enough to give you some dramatic, creative angle shots
  • The AI scene recognition works well too and adds the software smarts to automatically make your pictures even better
  • Also like the P20, the Mate 20 Pro excels in low light - there's a "Night" mode, which takes multiple images over a period of several seconds, piecing them together into a much brighter, more detailed image than you are likely to find anywhere else
  • The Mate 20 Pro also features nice stereo speakers, but with a surprising, clever implementation: the secondary speaker is actually embedded in the USB-C port, so audio comes at you from the earpiece and the USB-C port (this does mean though that when your phone is plugged in for a charge, audio will sound a bit muffled)
  • Very good battery life - the burly 4200-mAh ticker will easily last a full day of demanding use - and with lighter use, you can even get 2 days - which puts it squarely among the top flagship performers, beating out the Google Pixel 3 and just below the Galaxy Note 9
  • It's also got some truly super fast charging tech - using a new 40-watt charger, you can get up to 70 percent charge in only 30 minutes! - these are pretty much unprecedented charging speeds, and leaves even OnePlus' excellent Dash charging in the water
  • There's also 2-way wireless charging - so you can not only wirelessly charge your phone - but also charge another wireless charging phone, using your phone! - again, this is some truly cutting edge tech
  • All said and done, the Mate 20 Pro is, especially in terms of hardware, the very best Android phone (and possibly even any phone) you can get your hands on, if money is no concern. Full stop.
  • This is the new Android power beast, taking over the baton from a position that's been held by the Samsung Galaxy Note series for a long time
  • If you want to walk around knowing that your pocket is home to some of the most cutting-edge tech it's possible to put in a phone, look no further
  • If you travel a lot and take a ton of photos, look no further
  • Ultimately, the Mate 20 Pro, sets the new standards of what an ultimate flagship should be like, and the rest of the industry will need to follow suit, or get left behind
  • Excellent, premium, 'dreamy' new design, with high quality materials and top-notch build quality - the frosted glass at the back just adds a new dimension to not just the visual appeal but also the in-hand feel
  • The front has a smaller teardrop notch than the OnePlus 7
  • A bit smaller than the OnePlus 7 Pro and slightly easier to hold (it's still on the large side though on absolute scale, so if you don't like big phones, you might want to reconsider)
  • Basic water resistance (though it's not IP rated)
  • Snappy in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Gorgeous, super smooth 90Hz AMOLED display - along with the display on the OnePlus 7 Pro, this is one of the most amazing displays out there on any smartphone - you will enjoy how much zippier and smoother the phone feels scrolling through things like web pages and apps
  • Strong brightness and great sunlight legibility
  • This time it's also a flat screen without the curved edges of the OnePlus 7 Pro - while that makes it look perhaps less stunning, it's a more practical design from a usability point of view
  • OnePlus continues to have one of the most refined, butter-smooth, minimalistic (nearly stock), yet very useful Android skins, with some handy off-screen gestures, smart customization options, an excellent and improved 'Reading' mode, and Zen Mode to control your phone usage - the excellent software experience remains one of the primary reasons to consider a OnePlus phone
  • Breakneck speeds with the new Snapdragon 855 Plus (which is supposed to be about 15% faster than 855 with graphics), and fast UFS 3.0 storage
  • Playing graphic-intensive games is smooth, and the phone is lightning quick at launching and quitting apps, surfing the web and taking photos
  • Good, versatile, triple rear camera setup, almost identical to the OnePlus 7 Pro - the only significant difference is that the telephoto lens, while packing more pixels (12MP vs 8MP on the 7 Pro), lacks OIS, and has up only to 2x zoom (instead of 3x on the 7 Pro)
  • What that means is that picture & video quality is also very similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro - in daylight, the photos are clear, bright and vibrant with some very good HDR rendering - in low light too, the performance is more than decent, and the Night mode helps with that
  • The wide-angle camera takes bright and sharp landscape photos, and the pictures don't show much warping around the corners, as wide-angle cameras tend to do
  • The new macro mode is good too - allowing you to take pictures of objects closer and with much more in focus than before
  • Portrait shots are also great - the fallout between the foreground and background looks smooth and natural, and you can now take portrait photos with the wide-angle camera as well
  • The 16MP front camera is good too - again similar to the 16MP front camera on the OnePlus 7 Pro
  • Uses its earpiece as a speaker, which gives the OP7T an excellent stereo audio setup - it's even slightly louder than the 7 Pro - and one of the best stereo audio setups on a current smartphone
  • Good battery life with a 3800mAh battery, and a 1080p screen - you will comfortably get a day's use, even with the 90Hz display
  • Amazingly fast charging with the new Warp Charge 30T technology - it charges to 34% in 15 min, and 68% in 30 min
  • On the whole, the OnePlus 7T is an excellent, top-grade addition to OnePlus' tradition of providing top-grade flagship devices at surprisingly reasonable prices - arguably its best value device in recent times - it's again the new 'budget flagship' to beat - near perfect
  • Between this and the OnePlus 7 Pro, it will be mostly down to whether you value the curved screen and the pop-up selfie camera enough to pay the extra moolah - for most people, the OnePlus 7T will be the more sensible value choice
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Video recording quality is the only (minor) weakness in the camera here - it's still very good, mind you - but not up to the flawless, high standards of say the iPhone XS or the Pixel 3
  • The camera bump at the back may be an eyesore for some (it's subjective though)
  • It's a very competent camera setup for the price, but again it's not quite up to the level of the most expensive flagships like the Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Note 10 series, Pixel 3 series, or the iPhone 11 series
  • No included earbuds or a 3.5mm headphone adapter
  • If you want to look at even lesser expensive budget flagships though, you do have some strong options now - the two best value ones would be the Asus 6Z, and the Redmi K20 Pro - though you will be missing out on the super smooth 90Hz display and the great software experience of OxygenOS
Expert Reviews
  1. The most jam-packed with features smartphone this season...deserves to be on your wishlist
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Right there with the very best Android phones
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you want to walk around knowing that your pocket is home to some of the most cutting-edge tech it's possible to put in a phone, then the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is for you
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The best smartphone on the market right now
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A top-tier phone for a top-tier price
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. No other phone that’s launched this year has attracted me the way Mate 20 Pro does
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Unless you absolutely need the stylus of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, we suggest that you throw in a few thousand rupees more and get the Huawei Mate 20 Pro instead
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The most impressive Android phone to come out in 2018
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. Every once in a while there comes a phone that you can’t help but fall in love with
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. The most feature-packed phone you can currently buy...Android's dark horse champion
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. You’ll wish you could get one
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  14. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  17. t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. theverge.com hands-on Read Review »
  19. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  20. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
  21. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  22. tomsguide.com hands-on Read Review »
  23. androidcentral.com hands-on Read Review »
  24. stuff.tv hands-on Read Review »
  25. finder.com.au hands-on Read Review »
  26. thenextweb.com hands-on Read Review »
  27. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  28. pcworld.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. The phone's high specifications and low price keep its value high and the company's aggressive pricing will not go unnoticed
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you are looking for the best deal in mobile, OnePlus still delivers and the 7T should be high on your list
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Premium specs and zippy performance at a value that's better than its Android rivals
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. One of our favorite Android phones of the year
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. When I compare the 7T to any other phone right now, even the 7 Pro, I’m not sure anything can touch this combination of display, performance, and price
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A solid update to the OnePlus 7
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Worthy successor to OnePlus’ line-up of handsets
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Brings the best of 7 Pro at an affordable price
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. Hits all the right notes...Ultimately, the OnePlus 7T is all about value - a core tenet of OnePlus - and it does deliver
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Brings all the best features from the OnePlus 7 Pro, such as the 90Hz display and a great triple camera system, to a lower price point..If you’re shopping for a new smartphone, the OnePlus 7T is a no-brainer
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. The fuss-free OnePlus 7T's screen tech, camera and overall simplicity make it ultra-desirable
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Near perfect phone
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. If camera is not the priority, then everything else about OnePlus 7T should tick
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. Too good for the price
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  15. By far the best Android phone, at its price
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. Buy it and don’t think twice: The OnePlus 7T is the new Android phone to beat for the money
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. Let's get right to the point: the OnePlus 7T is the best phone you can buy at this price...It's got the chops to compete with devices nearly twice its price
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. Take a slurp because this is one tasty T...a beautiful-looking phone with some better-than-flagship features for a lower-than-flagship price
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  19. The best smartphone value of 2019
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. Each time OnePlus releases a new phone, they seem to improve their ability to implement the right set of features for the best possible value
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. One of the best phones you can buy
    arstechnica.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. Practical and premium to a T
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. Turning up the heat in the flagship smartphone segment, again
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  24. The perfect lovechild of the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  25. A killer combination for anyone looking for a flagship device on a relatively tight budget
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  26. Almost the perfect budget flagship
    androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. A great device...something that I can easily recommend to anyone
    neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  28. If your a hardcore gamer and you've been saving up for the OnePlus 7T, get the ROG Phone 2 and you won't regret it....For everything else, the OnePlus 7T is just the right value for money flagship to buy
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  29. Lies between the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro....If you can afford the 7 Pro, get the 7 Pro
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  30. An unbeatable package for the price
    9to5google.com in-depth Read Review »
  31. Nails almost all of a phone’s most important features while still packing in a few big-ticket items like its 90Hz screen..OnePlus is still delivering on its guiding mission of offering big specs at half the price (or close enough) of today’s flagship devi
    gizmodo.com in-depth Read Review »
  32. Everything you wanted at an affordable price point
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  33. Phenomenal smartphone
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  34. Few phones get everything just right every once in a while and the OnePlus 7T is another shining example of that.... it's a steal
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  35. It might not have the sharper display of the 7 Pro, but we think the 7T is the best OnePlus phone this year, regardless of cost
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  36. Near-perfect...impossible not to recommend
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  37. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  38. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
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  41. timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  42. pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
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