OnePlus 7 Pro |OT| Peekaboo

Oct 25, 2017
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So my first impressions of Android are awful to be honest, for some reason I can't download apps from the Google store anymore, I have tried every single "fix" , clear cache, force stop, you name it and cannot download apps, I still can't wrap my head around how cumbersome and bad are he gestures on this OS, I do have to say that this phone it's incredible, truly. I'll keep trying but man my first impression with Android is not what I expected.
That's exactly how I feel whenever I touch an iPhone, I think it's all about getting used to things. Not sure about not being able to download apps though.
 

Scently

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Oct 27, 2017
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So my first impressions of Android are awful to be honest, for some reason I can't download apps from the Google store anymore, I have tried every single "fix" , clear cache, force stop, you name it and cannot download apps, I still can't wrap my head around how cumbersome and bad are he gestures on this OS, I do have to say that this phone it's incredible, truly. I'll keep trying but man my first impression with Android is not what I expected.
Hmm. Something is definitely wrong somewhere. You should go to the gesture control and change it to full gesture. That one feels most like an iphone gesture control. As for the other issues, I would suggest you meet someone who has used Android before to help you set it up.
 

madmook

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Oct 27, 2017
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Damn whoever thought to use a curved screen, it looks like it's bulging out at me. Oh well, guess I'll just have to get used to it because I like the rest of the phone.

The speakers are deafening
What Dolby Atmos setting are you using? I think the movie setting is best. I hope they add some more presets or let us customize it in the future.
 

Drewton

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Oct 27, 2017
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It probably sounds crazy but I’m considering getting the OP7 and keeping that and an iPhone X in my pocket all the time
 

Drewton

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Oct 27, 2017
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Why?

Mediocre camera and good camera?
OP7 for having the better hardware particularly being a much bigger truly bezel-less phone with a better quality 90 hz display and I kind of miss Android/Oxygen, while I need an iPhone still for my Watch, accessing iCloud files, and more.

I’m not sure if even next year’s iPhone will have eliminated the notch. I’m fine paying more for iPhones if they feel like they’re cutting edge like the X was, and they don’t anymore.
 
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jb1234

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Oct 25, 2017
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So my first impressions of Android are awful to be honest, for some reason I can't download apps from the Google store anymore, I have tried every single "fix" , clear cache, force stop, you name it and cannot download apps, I still can't wrap my head around how cumbersome and bad are he gestures on this OS, I do have to say that this phone it's incredible, truly. I'll keep trying but man my first impression with Android is not what I expected.
I experienced this exact same bug and ended up having to do a factory reset to fix it. Fortunately, it was at the very beginning of my time with the OnePlus 7 Pro and I didn't have to redo a lot of stuff.
 

Drewton

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Oct 27, 2017
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I’m seeing there seems to be no tax on this in Canada, that makes the $999 price tag seem a lot better. An iPhone XS Max with the same storage would cost $1953, which is at least what I’d be paying for an iPhone XI this year, and that’s before Apple Care and potential Trump tariffs.

At half the price of an iPhone and being the superior phone to the upcoming XI, this is super tempting.

I have a Sony a7iii so the camera doesn’t really matter to me.

It also seems like it will be a long lasting phone. I bought the OnePlus 5 two years ago before buying the iPhone X months later because the design was so much better. With this there’s not much to improve.
 
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opticalmace

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Oct 27, 2017
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I’m seeing there seems to be no tax on this in Canada, that makes the $999 price tag seem a lot better. An iPhone XS Max with the same storage would cost $1953, which is at least what I’d be paying for an iPhone XI this year, and that’s before Apple Care and potential Trump tariffs.

At half the price of an iPhone and being the superior phone to the upcoming XI, this is super tempting.

I have a Sony a7iii so the camera doesn’t really matter to me.

It also seems like it will be a long lasting phone. I bought the OnePlus 5 two years ago before buying the iPhone X months later because the design was so much better. With this there’s not much to improve.
There is tax applied in canada, just checked.
 

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Oct 30, 2017
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i'm not much for cameras, but i thought this was a good comparison i could follow. does seem like the samsung has a overall better camera

weird thing is camera isn't about the hardware, just the algorithms, so op could fix it in updates, but then again i wouldn't hold my breath.
the thing is that making the algorithms good is harder than making the hardware good.
 

Drewton

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Oct 27, 2017
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Does anyone with the phone have an opinion on nebula blue vs Grey/black? I’d rather get the black at the moment.
 
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Schlep

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Oct 29, 2017
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Has anyone been able to figure out the volume on phone calls? I keep clicking down on the volume, but I'm pretty sure my next door neighbor can still hear the person I'm talking to.
 

Jom

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Oct 25, 2017
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Man I love this phone so much. I will never be able to use another phone with notches or punch holes again. Everything looks so sharp on this thing.
 

Scently

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Oct 27, 2017
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Man I love this phone so much. I will never be able to use another phone with notches or punch holes again. Everything looks so sharp on this thing.
I wonder why Samsung didn't go with a screen like this? I mean in terms of how almost bezeless it is. Not the punch hole vs slider but the size of d bezels itself. It has less bezel at the top and bottom compared to the s10 series.
 

Jom

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Oct 25, 2017
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I wonder why Samsung didn't go with a screen like this? I mean in terms of how almost bezeless it is. Not the punch hole vs slider but the size of d bezels itself. It has less bezel at the top and bottom compared to the s10 series.
No idea. Initially I was afraid that with the screen so far out to the edge that it might register inadvertent palm touches as you hold the phone, but after using it for the past few days, I haven't had a single one of those so my fear has been alleviated.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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No idea. Initially I was afraid that with the screen so far out to the edge that it might register inadvertent palm touches as you hold the phone, but after using it for the past few days, I haven't had a single one of those so my fear has been alleviated.
They were smart and have wider curves on this so it alleviates most of the issues I had with the S8. This is the best phone I have ever used and I don't see how I can go back to others.
 

shark97

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Nov 7, 2017
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That's exactly how I feel whenever I touch an iPhone, I think it's all about getting used to things. Not sure about not being able to download apps though.

yup, that's how i feel with my ipad as an android lifer. just seems terrible software. no pull down shade...no universal back...icons that you cant remove...you have to go to an icon for basic settings like bluetooth and screen brightness? so backwards. however the physical quality of the device is unrivaled at the price (just dont like only 2GB RAm but ok)
 

shark97

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Nov 7, 2017
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Has anyone been able to figure out the volume on phone calls? I keep clicking down on the volume, but I'm pretty sure my next door neighbor can still hear the person I'm talking to.

Must be a bug cus I had something like that. Kept pressing volume down and it only goes down to like 1/3 which is still too loud. The person had me on speaker though if that had anything to do with it.

Other than that like the other replies absolutely loving the phone. The display is so amazing. One of the many reviews I read mentioned it having like an insane level of RGB coverage way better than the s10 for example. Maybe that's why it looks soooo good.

It's weird but I kind of want my phone to be able to do as many things that my desktop PC can, as possible. To that end, the 12GB of RAM, and SD 855, and ginormous screen, are great. I definitely feel it's much more a desktop replacement than my previous S8+.

It's great having Amazon Prime for things like cases, since you dont have to pay like 10 shipping on a $10 case. So far I got some generic kickstand case for 8 bucks which seems pretty decent and to provide better protection than the included gel case, and also just in general I tend to like kickstand cases. I'll probably pick up the Spigen case when it comes out since everybody here seems to like Spigen and it's like ten bucks.

Ok having said that I'm gonna engage OCD mode, the ONE thing that bugs me a little is on jerryrigs everything video teardown, he mentioned one standoff being made out of a "brittle alloy" and he knew that because he said he shattered it to pieces at the one plus 7 live even teardown he apparently did. Then of course he quickly moved on to the next thing in the video. So that kind of bugged me like oh, did they skimp on the screws? LOL. But really I have no idea if the standoff is unusually low quality vs other phones (Samsung may have the same), or if it matters even if it was. But I was thinking, if you dropped your phone and internal standoff shattered, that wouldn't be good...

But that's just being OCD and 99.99999999% it'll never matter, if it ever could. I aint worried about it.

oh and also jerry confirmed every opening has a gasket. So that doesn't exactly confirm an IP rating but, certainly seems positive.
 

Rice Eater

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Oct 26, 2017
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Man I love this phone so much. I will never be able to use another phone with notches or punch holes again. Everything looks so sharp on this thing.
Same here, the screen is so beautiful that I just really love looking at it. I've even purposely been laying down on my bed using the phone instead of sitting on my desktop because it's so new and pretty.

I will admit though that the curve screen took some getting use to. I never owned a curve screen phone before and only ever held one for a pretty short time. So when I got this I kind of hated curve screen at first mainly because of the glares. Well I've gotten use to it and like how it makes the phone feel even more bezeless because of the thin sides.