Our Opinion

The OnePlus 7T 256GB is a significantly better phone, but the Oppo Reno 2 is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint, we recommend the OnePlus 7T 256GB.

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Excellence Score
86.3
79.3
Value for Money Score
86.1
88.0
Price ₹ 39,798 onwards ₹ 30,800 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2019 Sep, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.55 inches 6.55 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Display Features Fluid AMOLED, DCI-P3 Support, HDR10+ Display, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Video Enhancer, Reading Mode, Night Mode Dynamic AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.96 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 PlusRanked #3 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 730GRanked #12 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 640 Adreno 618
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 16MP + 12MP 48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 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 48MP: 1/2.0" Sensor Size; Sony IMX586 Sensor; 0.8um Pixel Size; F/1.7 Aperture; PDAF; CAF; OIS, 8MP: 116° Wide Sensor; F/2.2 Aperture, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1/5" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size, 13MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1/3.4" Sensor Size; PDAF; 5x Optical Zoom
Secondary Camera 16MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features Sony IMX471 Sensor, 1.0um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Time-Lapse, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching Motorized pop-up Camera, F/2.0 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length, LED flash, HDR
Internal Memory 256 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 GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.13 mm 9.5 mm
Weight 190 gm 189 gm
Width 74.4 mm 74.3 mm
Audio Output USB-C 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 3800 mAh 4000 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, 30W Warp Charge 30T Yes, VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
Included Fast Charger Yes, 30W Fast Charger Yes, 20W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Haptic Vibration; Alert Slider; UFS 3.0 Storage; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos UFS 2.1 Storage; In-display Fingerprint Sensor; NFC; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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
  • Simply stunning, premium glass design, especially with the Luminous Black option - easily one of the best-looking phones out there, at present (along with its predecessor the Reno 10x Zoom) - it offers a masterclass in how to craft a premium smartphone at a not-so-premium price point - in fact, half of the experience of the Reno 2 is in its looks and that's the part that satisfies you the most
  • The curved Gorilla Glass 5 rear panel is smooth and feels solid to the touch - the best thing about the back of the Reno 2 is that it is one seamless piece of glass without any camera bump - the vertical quad camera system sits underneath the glass, offering a clean and visually attractive look
  • The curved edges on the back also offer a nice grip
  • Much lighter and more manageable than the original Reno 10x Zoom
  • The iconic shark-fin rising selfie camera previously seen on the Reno 10x Zoom also returns on the Reno 2 (the pivot rising structure moves fast initially so that the camera is out in about 0.8 seconds, allowing you to unlock the phone using face scan quickly)
  • The on-screen fingerprint sensor is extremely snappy and slightly faster than the face unlock method, but both are equally reliable
  • Beautiful, bright 6.55-inch Dynamic AMOLED display - the screen-to-body ratio is 93.1, which means what you get is practically all screen and no bezels except for a very slim chin that is almost non-existent
  • The display itself looks spectacular with vivid colours, deep blacks and excellent viewing angles - brightness levels on the Reno 2 are fantastic as it can max out at 800 nits when outdoors, which is quite impressive
  • The display is also great for watching videos and playing games - the edge-to-edge display offers a distraction-free experience - the phone also supports the Widevine L1 standard so you can stream content on platforms like Netflix and Prime Video in HD
  • ColorOS continues to get more streamlined, and lighter, but still continues to offer some neat features such as a lockscreen magazine, Night Shield, Game Space and smart battery saving options
  • Very good performance backed by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 730G processor (a slightly faster GPU compared to the Snapdragon 730) - the Reno 2 breezes through pretty much any task you throw at it, and is also an excellent smartphone to game on - even heavy games run consistently smooth
  • Excellent set of quad cameras - in addition to a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor that supports OIS and EIS, the Reno 2 also offers a 13-megapixel telephoto lens, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel monochrome lens
  • The Reno 2's telephoto lens can offer 5x hybrid zoom, which offers some really crisp and detailed zoomed shots with the help of EIS (it also offers up to 20x digital zoom, but that predictably leads to more soft, noisy images)
  • The 48MP main camera can take stunning shots in daylight via its default 12MP pixel binning mode - Photos look sharp and colourful, and when HDR kicks in the dynamic range can get pretty wide, offering good contrast in tricky lighting conditions - AI scene detection does well too
  • The Night Mode ('Ultra Dark mode') works reasonably well - this long-exposure mode requires you to keep your hands still for a few seconds, allowing you to capture brighter shots with low noise - though you shouldn't expect Pixel 3 level performance here
  • The wide-angle lens also comes in handy if you want a different perspective - it not only lets you capture a wide area, but you can also use it for close-up macro shots as well
  • The phone also holds up well in the video department with the ultra steady mode kicking in to offer good stabilisation
  • The Reno 2 can also capture live bokeh videos, which works pretty well - arguably better than even the Galaxy Note 10+
  • The 16-megapixel front camera will get you some nice-looking selfies in daylight (but not the sharpest or most-detailed) - and in addition to portrait stills, the selfie camera can also record real-time bokeh videos
  • Overall, the Reno 2 cameras are easily above par for this price bracket - and only a shade below the best cameraphones out there like the Pixel 3, and the Galaxy Note 10+
  • Good battery life with a 4000mAh battery and a 1080p screen - you can expect up to 1.5 days of use
  • Also comes with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support and a 20W charging brick in the box - charge the device for an hour, and you'll be good to go for the day
  • If you are not too picky about having the best raw performance for your buck, the Oppo 2 is an excellent, all-round flagship smartphone that especially impresses with its stunning looks and great cameras - if you do care about having the best performance however, you can look at the OnePlus 7, the Asus 6Z, or the Redmi K20 Pro
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • The glass however, is glossy this time around rather than matt finish, so expect to see some fingerprints and smudges as you go about your day, especially on the Luminous Black option
  • Having said that, it's not the fastest phone in the price bracket though, with Snapdragon 855 phones available at even lower price brackets (OnePlus 7, and Zenfone 6Z, for instance)
Expert Reviews
  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 »
  39. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  40. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  41. timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  42. pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  43. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. As things stand right now, the Reno2 is an easy device to love, but not necessarily an easy recommendation to buy and pay for
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Decent mid-range device
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Reno 2 faces stiff competition in this price range in terms of performance...but it can fend them off to some extent because of its versatile cameras
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Feels like a flagship in almost every sense...you are getting some really good value
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Looks a bit costly (given the Snapdragon 730G), even though it ticks all the boxes
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. On the path of building a premium legacy...but difficult to recommend over the OnePlus 7 because of the higher price
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. Oppo Reno 2 is a good smartphone, but the competition is fierce.
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Packed with features but rough around the edges – there are better mid-range phones available
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  9. Despite the stellar camera performance and the fancy design, it doesn’t manage to justify that price tag...the Reno 10X Zoom with the Snapdragon 855 might be a better deal
    thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Style, power, and crammed with features – the Reno 2 delivers
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  11. A pretty good buy
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Oppo gets a lot right with the Reno 2, but it doesn't do enough to be really compelling for buyers.
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. A premium looking device with a very capable camera system, long battery life and a great display, the Reno 2 is a success
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. A great phone with great cameras, but there are better options
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. A fantastic phone that delivers a premium experience on all ends...however for a little less you can find Snapdragon 855-powered phones like the OnePlus 7 in this segment
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  16. Worth your while...visually striking in its simplicity and offers a commendable camera package for the price
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. A strong product, offering a balanced mix of design, performance, imaging, and everything else that you expect from a midrange smartphone
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. A very well rounded phone...However, the 730G SoC leaves it looking like not such a great deal
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. A good option if you want an Android phone with good cameras, excellent performance and long battery
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  20. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  21. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
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