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OnePlus 7 Pro is big, blue and budget friendly

Featuring a 90Hz display, three rear cameras and a superfast processor, the OnePlus 7 Pro packs a ton of hardware for under $700.

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OnePlus 7 Pro

Chinese phone-maker OnePlus has a new offering that packs tons of features. Dubbed the OnePlus 7 Pro, it features high-end hardware and starts at just $670. Though it's the company's priciest phone to date, it's still notably less than the budget options of Samsung and Apple.

Read CNET's OnePlus 7 Pro review.

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The OnePlus 7 Pro is the successor to last year's OnePlus 6T. It's a more premium version of the OnePlus 7, which won't be available in the US. There will be a 5G variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro that will be sold in the UK.

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Most phones have a refresh rate of 60 frames per second. But because the OnePlus 7 Pro refreshes at 90 frames a second, things like scrolling through webpages and apps feels really brisk, like the phone has a bit of a spring in its step.   

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You can switch between a 60Hz and 90Hz refresh rate. Compared to the previous OnePlus 6T, games such as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds look a bit more fluid and silky at 90Hz. The difference isn't necessarily night and day. But if you're a gamer, you'll definitely appreciate that extra clarity and smoothness.

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The OnePlus 7 Pro isn't officially IP rated for water resistance. But after a series of water tests, the phone survived 30 minutes in a tank of tap water. It eventually died, however, after being submerged in a 3-foot chlorinated pool.

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The phone runs Android 9.0 Pie and features screen recording and Zen Mode, which makes your phone inaccessible for 20-minute periods to curb phone usage.

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The phone is bigger and heavier than most premium phones. The OnePlus 6T was already difficult to maneuver with one hand, and the OnePlus 7 Pro is now taller and heavier by 0.77-ounce.  

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The phone's volume rocker.

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The phone doesn't have a headphone jack, but it does have stereo speakers and a USB Type-C jack.

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The handset has OnePlus' signature toggle button that lets you switch between silent and vibration modes.

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Overall, the phone looks fantastic. The front-facing camera is inside the phone (which I'll talk about later), and the sides of the display spill to the edges, which is reminiscent of Samsung Galaxy phones.   

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Another close look at the OnePlus 7 Pro.

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Along with the 7 Pro, OnePlus is also launching a pair of Bluetooth earbuds, Bullets Wireless 2.

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With such thin bezels, the viewing experience is immersive and truly seamless. The display is razor-sharp, and there's no cut-out tab, teardrop notch or hole-punch display.   

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The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset and a 4,000mAh battery.

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The phone has an 8-megapixel ultrawide-angle camera, a 48-megapixel standard camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x zoom.   

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With the wide-angle camera you can fit way more content in each frame, and the OnePlus 7 Pro takes great portrait shots.

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One novel thing about the phone is its front-facing camera. It's embedded inside the phone and pops up out of the top.   

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If you happen to drop the phone, the camera will quickly pop back inside. Oh, and the 16-megapixel camera can take portrait shots, too.  

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Another look at the OnePlus 7 Pro's front-facing camera.

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The phone's battery also charges fast. OnePlus' proprietary charging technology, Warp Charge, juiced up a fully drained OnePlus 7 Pro to 42% in only 15 minutes. And a full charge took about an hour and 20 minutes.

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In addition to blue, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes in a limited-edition white almond color.

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The OnePlus 7 Pro doesn't have a few things other competitors have. There's no wireless charging or an IP rating for water resistance. But you can still snag a 256GB model for just $700, which is still less than the Galaxy S10E, the Pixel 3 and the iPhone XR. 

Read CNET's OnePlus 7 Pro review.  

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