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The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition!

OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition  Samsung Galaxy Note 10 
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Excellence Score
85.0
84.7
Value for Money Score
61.5
54.2
Price ₹ 58,999 onwards ₹ 73,600 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2019 Aug, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.67 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x3120 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch) 1080x2280 pixels (~ 400 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Display Features Fluid AMOLED, 3D Curved Display, 100% DCI-P3 Support, HDR10+ Display, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Video Enhancer, Reading Mode, Night Mode Dynamic AMOLED, HDR10+ Compliant, Always-on Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.96 GHz 2.73 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 PlusRanked #6 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 9825Ranked #8 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 640 Mali-G76 MP12
RAM 12 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 16MP + 8MP 16MP + 12MP + 12MP
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, 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size; OIS, 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 117° Wide-angle Lens, 3X Optical Zoom, Multi Autofocus (PDAF +Laser + Continuous), Video: 4K @ 30/60fps; 1080P @ 30/60fps; Slow Motion: 1080p @ 240fps; 720p @ 960fps, Time-Lapse, Video Editor, UltraShot, Nightscape, Studio Lighting, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image 12MP (Wide): F/1.5-1.8-2.4 Aperture; 1/2.55" Sensor Size; 1.4µm Pixel Size; 27mm Focal Length; Dual Pixel PDAF; OIS, 12MP (Telephoto): F/2.1 Aperture; 1/3.6" Sensor Size; 1.0um Pixel Size; 52mm Focal Length; 2x Optical Zoom, 16MP (Ultrawide): F/2.2 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length; 1.0µm Pixel Size, Dual-LED (Dual Tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Simultaneous 4K Video and 9MP Image Recording, Touch Focus, Continuous Autofocus, Face/Smile Detection, Auto HDR, Video HDR, Dual-video Recording, Live Focus, Pro mode, Panorama, Slow Motion, Hyperlapse, Food mode
Secondary Camera 16MP 10MP
Secondary Camera Features Motorized Pop-up Camera, Sony IMX471 Sensor, 1.0um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Time-Lapse, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching F/2.2 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length (Wide), 1.22µm Pixel Size, Dual Pixel PDAF, Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Internal Memory 256 GB 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM + GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.8 mmMedium 7.9 mmMedium
Weight 206 gmHeavy 168 gmMedium
Width 75.9 mmOk for one-handed use 71.8 mmComfortable for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 4085 mAh 3500 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, 25W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger Yes, 25.0W 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; MIMO; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass) Back Panel; S-Pen; Samsung Desktop Experience (DeX); Fast Wireless Charging; Bixby Assistant; Edge Gestures; Live Messages; NFC; TV Out; ANT+ Support; Miracast; Google Cast; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos; Samsung Pay
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Stunning, top-notch design, similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro, that continues to impress
  • Special McLaren orange theme, for McLaren fans
  • The soft-touch glass at the back feels luxurious
  • The frosted rear panel doesn’t attract fingerprints and the subtle gradient makes it look elegant
  • The immersive, 'all screen' razor-sharp display on the front (notch-less) makes for an absolutely gorgeous looking phone
  • Super fast in-display fingerprint reader (comparable in unlocking speed to standard physical fingerprint readers)
  • The selfie camera functions exactly the same as it does on the OnePlus 7 Pro - that is to say, it is mostly silent, and very quick to activate - in fact, it is fast enough to be used for face unlock if you chose
  • Incredible, silky smooth, 'all screen' AMOLED display - with a unique 90Hz screen refresh rate that makes games and movie-watching look more fluid - even things like scrolling through webpages and apps feels really fluid (if you place a standard 60Hz phone side-by-side, you will feel the difference)
  • In fact the 90Hz display pushes the fluidity and speed of the feel of OxygenOS to a whole new level - in practical terms, seeing animations and scrolling at fluid 90FPS does more to make a phone feel performant than any benchmark score - OnePlus has hit the ball out of the park with this one
  • Crisp, high-res screen
  • For avid multimedia consumers, HDR10+ support is on board
  • Overall, this is arguably the best display on any smartphone, at present
  • OxygenOS continues to be one of the most thoughtfully-designed, clean (stock-like) UIs for Android
  • OnePlus’ UI gestures are very nicely implemented - they feel natural and fluid
  • With the cutting edge flagship Snapdragon 855+, some ultra fast storage speed (UFS3), the well-optimized OxygenOS, and the 90Hz screen, the OnePlus 7T Pro is a speed monster, and easily one of the fastest (and the fastest-feeling) Android phones around
  • Good, versatile, triple rear camera setup - there is an ultra wide-angle camera, a standard camera and a telephoto camera - the setup is the same in fact as the OnePlus 7 Pro
  • The camera app has gotten a host of new features such as a Super Macro mode and the ability to use Nightscape with the wide-angle camera
  • On top of these, OnePlus made some notable changes to how the 7T Pro processes images - the company’s UltraShot technology will analyze what you’re shooting and then apply different presets of color, contrast, exposure compensation, and HDR effect (This is similar to the AI camera features touted by OnePlus’ competitors.)
  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Good battery life with a 4085mAH battery - a slight improvement over the OnePlus 7 Pro - you will get a comfortable one day of use
  • Super fast charging speeds - Warp Charge 30T brings the latest fast charging tech from OnePlus - it promises up to 23% faster charging speeds, though real-world gains are a bit more conservative - charging times from 0 to 100% clock in at about 71 minutes
  • OnePlus builds on its best ever phone, the OnePlus 7 Pro, with faster performance, a bigger battery and new camera modes - the 7T Pro isn't an overhaul of the previous OnePlus 7 Pro, but it doesn't need to be - it's simply a thoughtful selection of upgrades, all combining into a phone that once again undercuts other premium flagships by almost 50% in terms of price, and yet delivers (almost) the same flagship experience
  • The OnePlus 7T Pro is for those seeking the absolute best without spending top dollar - it nails almost everything you’d want from a 2019 flagship, and the few misses are easy to overlook for the money you save - for everyone else, there’s the cheaper OnePlus 7T, or the even cheaper Redmi K20 Pro
  • Stylish, beautiful, refined design - the “Aura Glow” version where the back reflects surrounding light transforming into all sorts of gradients, shapes and colors, looks especially mesmerizing
  • The front is really sharp looking as well with a nearly bezel free display and a center punch hole front camera
  • High quality build with glass on the front and the back, and an aluminum frame in the middle
  • This is also a phenomenally compact 'phablet' - thanks to its nearly bezel-free Infinity-O screen - in fact the most impressive thing about the Galaxy Note 10 is how it feels in your hand - at 6.3 inches, the Galaxy Note 10 has a slightly smaller screen than the 6.4-inch Galaxy Note 9, but it’s remarkably thinner and lighter - the result is a Note that is surprisingly comfortable to use one-handed - if you're especially mindful about owning a phone that slips easily into your pocket, or generally isn't cumbersome to live with, the Note 10 offers the biggest possible display in the smallest possible footprint right now
  • The power button can be programmed for long presses and double presses to launch Bixby (default) or other apps
  • Of course, one of the key highlights of the Note series is the S-Pen: it's one of those things that some people don't use at all, while some swear by - apart from taking notes, handwriting recognition (much improved), it can be used to control music, advance slideshows and snap photos via air gestures
  • Incredibly good looking, 6.3-inch, sharp AMOLED display - it has excellent outdoor legibility, displays beautiful, vibrant colors, has excellent contrast, and excellent viewing angles - it's basically as good as smartphone screens get - and even though it has a lower pixel density than it's big brother the Note 10+, but in real life, the difference is hardly discernible
  • Samsung's OneUI is one of the best custom Android skins at present - it's well optimized for single handed use with more controls in the easier to reach bottom part of the screen, looks stylish, and of course has a few useful options on top of stock Android
  • If you like the idea of using your Note 10 on a bigger screen, Samsung makes it easy with its upgraded 'DeX' functionality - all you need is the provided USB Type-C cable that comes with the phone, as well as the DeX desktop app for your Windows PC or Mac, and you can run Android applications on your computer's display and manage your files through a phone-like interface, only on the big screen
  • Top-end performance with the flagship Exynos 9825 - as expected, it's a performance beast: it flies in benchmarks, receiving top scores, and it performs excellent in games
  • The storage is also of the new UFS 3.0 standard and it is the absolute fastest storage of any phone yet - the real life implications of having such fast storage it is just that everything loads and runs faster, from large games and videos, to smaller files
  • Top-end tripe camera setup on the rear - 12MP standard + 16MP ultra-wide + 12MP telephoto
  • The camera setup continues to be one of the best in mobile - and the inclusion of telephoto and ultra-wide lenses allow for a wide range of different shots, and the hardware coupled with machine learning makes it a lot more difficult to take a bad photo
  • The live focus feature (Portrait mode, essentially) comes to video, with four different filters, including Color Point, which makes everything but the subject black and white
  • Samsung’s also brought a very simple video editor into the mix here, which is nice on the fly - it's also one of the better uses for the S Pen
  • There is also an improved Super Steady offering for videos, which smooths out shaky video, including Hyperlapse mode, where handshakes are a big issue
  • There is clever Zoom-on Mic functionality - while shooting video, pinch-zooming on something will amplify the noise from that area
  • The 10-megapixel camera for selfies is very good as well - and it also supports Live Focus so you can blur the background and it does a very good job, with a good amount of detail and with vibrant colors
  • Overall, as you would expect, this is one of the best, most versatile camera setups on any smartphone - you are going to love photography with your Note 10
  • Excellent stereo loudspeakers - they are capable of blasting music with quite the powerful punch
  • Good battery life, with a 3500mAH battery, and a 1080p display - you will get close to 1.5 days with moderate use, and 1 day with heavy use - similar to its elder brother Note 10+
  • Very fast charging with the included 25W charger (and support for up to 45W chargers) - you will get 61% charge in 30 minutes, and a full charge in 1 hour - one of the highest recorded charging speeds for any smartphone
  • Support for (fast) wireless charging and wireless power sharing
  • Samsung built the Galaxy Note brand on delivering the best big-screen phones around, but the best thing about the new Galaxy Note 10 is how delightfully compact it is - if you want the biggest screen possible in the most relatively compact size, this is it - Note 10 succeeds as both a productivity device (thanks to additions like DeX and added cross-platform functionality with Windows 10) and an everyday handset - so if you need a new phone, are looking for something big (and still compact) and flashy and are willing to splurge, the Note 10 is an excellent choice
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • On the heavy and large side - and a bit too big to use comfortably with one hand
  • No IP-certified water resistance, that's available on some of it's competitors like the Galaxy 10e
  • Having said that though, the camera setup on the OnePlus 7T Pro, while a slight (software-based) improvement on the OnePlus 7 Pro, is still not quite as good as the best cameras out there - the Huawei P30 Pro, the iPhone 11, the Pixel 3/3a, and the Galaxy S10 series - especially in terms of low light performance
  • No standard headphone jack - you will need to use either USB-C or wireless headphones (none of which is included in the retail package)
  • While the battery life is decent, the main competition - the Galaxy S10/S10e, and iPhone 11 - is significantly ahead here
  • No wireless charging support
  • The ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner is not quite as fast as 2nd gen optical fingerprint readers on the likes of the OnePlus 7
  • Misses out on the fourth 'DepthVision' Camera of its elder brother, the Note 10+, that allows more comprehensive depth information capture - although it's not missed much in practical terms
  • Samsung matches the industry trend here and lets go of the the headphone jack (you do get a nice pair of AKG USB-C headphones in-box)
  • That said, the Note 10 series is no longer the 'best at everything' phones they used to be at one time - you will get a more fluid feeling experience on the OnePlus 7 Pro (thanks to the 90Hz display), an even better all-round camera on the Huawei P30 Pro or the Google Pixel 3, and some powerful 10x zoom on the Oppo Reno 10x - so there are lots of options to look around at now, many of them cheaper too
Expert Reviews
  1. The OnePlus 7T Pro gets our warmest recommendation for everyone looking to get a high-end smartphone and a fluid Android experience
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A great phone with almost no drawbacks...worth every cent
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Small updates make a great phone slightly better...Although you’ll find many of them on the cheaper OnePlus 7T
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The OnePlus 7T Pro is barely different from the 7 Pro, but it still gives more expensive flagships a run for the money when it comes to the overall value
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A pretty steep premium over the OnePlus 7T, which offers very similar features...Some might argue that the design and display alone are worth the premium over the OnePlus 7T, and if you fall in that camp, then you won't be disappointed
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A no-brainer choice in this price bracket...though not a major upgrade over the OnePlus 7 Pro
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. Brings finesse to a game that the company has perfected, and melds top of the line hardware with a software build that truly impresses
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A wonderfully stylish smartphone with competition-smashing performance
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Excellent choice for an Android flagship
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. One of the most powerful smartphones around
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. A fantastic smartphone that excels in all departments but it's not that different from the OnePlus 7 Pro
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  12. With a thoughtful selection of upgrades over the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus heads into the final quarter of 2019 with an incredibly strong line-up
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. It might look like a rehash, and, truth be told, it is one; but that doesn’t detract from the 7T Pro’s excellence
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  14. With such a similar offering to the cheaper OnePlus 7T, the 7T Pro is amongst the best smartphones that we can't wholeheartedly recommend
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  15. With plenty in the positives column, the OnePlus 7T Pro is instantly one of our favourite phones... it's a fantastic all-round package.
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. It is simply the best value for money flagship out there
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. A very compelling experience
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. The most-powerful OnePlus smartphone right now!
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. Now more irresistible than ever..The OnePlus 7T Pro may have been scrutinised for being pointless in late 2019 but if you want a premium phone, there's nothing else that's better than this at the moment
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  20. Marginally better but copiously expensive than the 7T
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. The best OnePlus device to date created by the company, but not by too much
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. 'Pro' features are great, but the cheaper 7T is almost as good
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. Go for a premium look and massive storage at a price that won`t pinch you
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  24. forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  25. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  26. androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  1. The Galaxy Note 10 is an easy to recommend to someone looking for a compact high-end phone with a stylus - there simply isn't any other....and it's an amazing phone even if the S Pen doesn't do anything for you
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The best Galaxy phone to buy right now
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The smaller Note 10 is the best Note for most people, but it’s not worth the current price
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. It’s an excellent phone with great performance...But the cheaper Galaxy S10 makes the Note 10 a tough sell - unless you want a phone with a pen
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Galaxy Note 10 is Samsung’s easiest to use S Pen-toting phone yet
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Provides almost the same Note experience as the larger version, but in a smaller, more pocketable package....will rightfully appeal to a new kind of Note audience
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The Note 10 is a very special phablet - there's never been one this compact and easy to live with, before
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Brings the S Pen to a phone size pretty much anyone can handle...but the high price makes it a tough recommendation
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Embodies the best qualities of Samsung’s power-user phone line while also being a bit easier to handle
    gizmodo.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  11. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  14. stuff.tv hands-on Read Review »
  15. arstechnica.com hands-on Read Review »
  16. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
  17. indiatoday.in hands-on Read Review »
  18. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  19. t3.com hands-on Read Review »
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