OnePlus 7 Pro Has a Superior Display

Posted on April 29, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android with 7 Comments

We’re still two weeks away from the handset’s launch, but DisplayMate has given the OnePlus its best-possible display rating.

“DisplayMate’s in-depth lab tests of the OnePlus 7 Pro OLED display have just been completed, earning our highest A+ display rating,” DisplayMate tweeted late last night.

DisplayMate says that its full display rating for the OnePlus 7 Pro will be published on May 14, just before the device launches. But it did provide the following quote with a bit more detail.

“Whether it’s the color accuracy, brightness, contrast accuracy or pixel density, the OnePlus 7 Pro scored exceptionally well across every parameter, providing a markedly better, sharper, and more enjoyable viewing experience to the viewer. Additionally, users can also adjust the display’s color gamut and color temperature to get the most suitable screen calibration for themselves.”

OnePlus notes that the display has also received the ‘Safety for Eyes’ certification from the VDE Testing and Certification Institute. And it has been leaking OnePlus 7 Pro features for weeks, including the fact that it will ship with a three-lens camera system.

OnePlus is famous for delivering and exceeding flagship smartphone specifications at a lower cost than the market leaders. But its entry into the elite world of smartphone displays is new, and it places the OnePlus 7 Pro alongside, if not ahead, of previous A+ winners like the Samsung Galaxy S10, iPhone XS Max, and Google Pixel 3 XL.

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Comments (7)

7 responses to “OnePlus 7 Pro Has a Superior Display”

  1. ben55124

    Customers will be expecting an IP68 rating to protect that level of fancy and price.

  2. proesterchen

    It all depends on their pricing strategy. If it's another $900 or $1k phone, why buy theirs over one from Apple or Samsung or Huawei?

  3. rm

    They usually are hundreds of dollars cheaper. I don't know if they are Android One, or have their own UI. I hope they are Android One. Samsung just removed a lot of their custom UI from my Galaxy S8+ and it now runs much faster.

    • nevadah

      In reply to RM:

      It does not use Android One, but rather their own version of Android called OxygenOS. It's lightly customized, so they tend to get updates out relatively quickly. As I recall, they do support Project Treble, which makes it easier to update the main OS since it's decoupled from the vendor-specific stuff.