Looks like the price of OnePlus 7T Pro, the newly launched flagship, has made the OnePlus 7T more adorable. If you are among the ones who have been waiting for the launch of OnePlus 7T Pro for long, it’s time to buy OnePlus 7T right away. Yes, you read it correctly!
OnePlus has launched yet another flagship in the market. OnePlus 7T Pro is the new upgraded version of OnePlus 7T, the flagship smartphone that was launched barely 5 months ago. The company which was once applauded for launching ‘flagship killers‘ with quite reasonable price tags, is slowly losing its mojo. But, that’s the discussion in some other article. Today, we are talking about OnePlus 7T Pro.
Let understands how OnePlus 7T offers better value for money than when compared with OnePlus 7T Pro.
After going through hundreds of videos on first impressions, specifications and initial reviews, it is clear that the one thing which is going to hurt OnePlus the most – Price of OnePlus 7T Pro. The company has price tagged OnePlus 7T Pro with RS. 53,999 in India. There McLaren edition of OnePLus 7T Pro is even costlier.
This is the first time when OnePlus has priced the base variant of any of its flagship smartphone over Rs 50,000. And, that has caused people to raise their eyebrows; especially when the difference between a 5-month ago launched OnePlus 7T is very insignificant.
After a close comparison between the specification and features offered by OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro, we could find only 4 major changes that OnePlus has introduced:
- OnePlus 7T Pro has a slightly bigger 6.67-inch QHD+ OLED display. Just to put things in context, OnePlus 7T comes with 6.66-inch QHD+ AMOLED
- OnePlus 7T Pro has a little more powerful battery that gets charged 23% faster. Oneplus has put 4,085mAh battery in OnePlus 7T pro as compared to 3,800 mAh battery in OnePlus 7T.
- OnePlus 7T Pro has rollup selfie camera, unlike OnePlus 7T which has a camera notch at the front.
- The telephoto lens with OnePlus 7T Pro gives you 3x zoom with optical image stabilization compared to 2x with no stabilization on the OnePlus 7T.
- The curved glass on the back.
Besides the above differences, there are no major merits in OnePlus 7T Pro.
No, we are not saying that OnePlus 7T Pro is an underperforming smartphone. All such upgrades and improvements make OnePlus 7T Pro a much more adorable smartphone compared to its predecessors.
But then comes the major bummer – The price of OnePlus 7T Pro. The company has price tagged OnePlus 7T Pro with Rs 53,990. Since it has been nearly 5 months, the price of OnePlus 7T has slightly decreased and is hovering Rs. 38,000 – a significant 35% lesser than the OnePlus 7T Pro. And, if you are one of those clever shoppers you can easily save another 5% on the overall price of OnePlus 7T.
All the upgraded components and display fail to justify the price difference between OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. The company has put almost identical components – which are vital for the overall performance of a smartphone including Processor, 90Hz screen, RAM and camera – in both the devices.
Paying an additional Rs. 15k – 17k for a device that offers almost unrecognizable differences, be it look or performance, is definitely a no smart choice.
OnePlus Wants To Be Apple?
OnePlus 7T Pro is a fourth flagship smartphone that is launched by OnePlus in a short span of 5 months. The company is also being criticised by many customers for releasing the predecessors in a short period of time. The launch of a successor not only affects the price but also decrease the resale value of all the previous models in a very short span of time.
So, what is OnePlus trying to achieve?
Looks like, OnePlus is trying to become Apple of the Android ecosystem. The company has, however, failed to offer any significant differences between the Pro and non-Pro devices, unlike iPhone 11. Apple recently released three variants of the new iPhone 11. The major difference between lower-priced iPhone and comparatively expensive iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max was an additional camera lens and display quality, besides many other improvements including battery, screen resolution.
In the case of OnePlus, the difference between OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro is a lot minor.
Having said all above, buying a smartphone is always a personal choice. People do upgrade to get rid of notch or even for fast charging. But, it is equally important that all such upgrades must come at a reasonable price.
Do you think that the price of OnePlus 7T Pro justified the specification and features it offers, or it makes more sense to go with OnePlus 7T? We would like to hear your views in the comment section below.