elanglois, May 26, 2019 : Hey! Yes, I got one. No, I didn't root it (yet). Yes, it's a review, from me, and I'll keep it short. I'm not going to post unboxing videos or any of that silly crap. Initial Feel First, this is one of the heaviest phone's I've ever picked up. The glass attracts fingerprints, but doesn't feel fragile at all. The curve is intense, so likely going to be a problem if you like aftermarket screen protectors. I ran my 3T bare naked for years and the one small scratch on the screen is tiny and nearly impossible to see. Screen protectors don't prevent cracks ... a case does. Screen The QHD resolution makes the pentile display nice and crisp. Its really hard to see the little colored edges, and likely no one but me can see them at all .. but I can. A FHD screen at this size would have been a mistake. The 90Hz refresh ... not so sure it makes that huge of a difference. The smoothness is mainly the OS and the SD855! I've had it on 90Hz to get used to it and turning it off doesn't make me miss it. In videos, it would have to turn it off and go back to 60Hz to prevent stutter. Showing 60Hz content would need to double-up frames and would actually look LESS smooth in 90Hz mode, so I bet it turns it off automatically for 60hz content .. although 30Hz content would just show every frame 3 times and would look fine. Likewise, I want the QHD for 4K video and for VR content. Turning it back to FHD doesn't change your screen much and since the hardware is still QHD, it still reduced the pentile effect without burning up the CPU. I'd like the automatic mode to favor FHD rather than QHD, although I'm not positive as to when its switching. Its pretty smooth. OS As everyone says the animations and general usage of the device is amazing. You find a stutter or pause anywhere. Everything is nicely done. The fingerprint unlock is faster than the capacitive sensor on my 3T and the Face Unlock is blazingly fast as well. You have to hit the power button to use face unlock - not DT2W. This makes sense for me. I normally will tap the screen to wake, then use my fingerprint. At work, I have gloves on and squeezing the sides and letting the camera pop-up is a great compromise. Even in my car, driving at night, the Face Unlock opened my phone with a good degree of success (in the dark) and faster than I thought possible. That pop-up camera is up and back down before you can blink. I would like Google Discovery/Feed instead of the shelf, and I know Oneplus has the option but its just disabled at the moment. Hope they let us have that soon! There is no pocket mode anymore, but I'm not positive we need it anymore. A longer notification LED would be nice ... right now you get a little flash down the edge, but that's it. Getting a new flash every 10 seconds or so would be nice, or maybe every 10 seconds for a minute, then every 20 seconds after that. HDR I love HDR. 4K HDR looks great on this screen. I used to sorta fake it on the 3T by switching to DCI-P3 color-space and then cranking the brightness up to max. It gave a good effect with HDR colors, but likely not the full range of gradients that a true HDR10+ screen can perform. This screen really looks amazing. The video enhancer just seems to add contrast - don't expect it to do much. Not worth it really since it can make things look dark. Just find more real HDR content instead!! Camera The camera is crisp and useful and generally produces great pictures. Yes, it has some issues. Portrait mode doesn't seem to do crap. Normal mode will have saturation go through wild extremes, but for the most it does well. Back when I tested my 3T I did a bunch of amazing pics that were shot at 60mph from my car window and then manipulated in Snapseed. So .. to make this test even harder, here is a nightmode pic, taken in the dark, at 75mph from a moving car - no adjustments other than cutting the resolution in half so that I could upload it ... Speed Antutu = 376 thousand. Need I say more? Actually YES I do! The USB 3.1 port doesn't register as USB C plugged into my laptop. That could be just a cable issue, but I plugged in a USB 3 SSD drive and only got about 25MB/s out of it. That's really slow. This is a fast drive. It acts like the port is only USB 2. I'd like to see someone find out otherwise. Then again, I use FX File Manager's WEB app for file transfers ... WiFi is nice and fast! Audio I expected a USB C to headphone jack dongle, with a pass-through for power. No such thing in the box. I'll have to order one from monoprice. I could bluetooth to my big speakers to check out the audio enhancement built in (Dolby), but that fake-Atmos stuff doesn't impress me anyway. I'll play with it later. The built-in speakers are decent, and since its top-bottom, you get stereo when holding the phone landscape ... which is when you want it (movies and games). The phone, at nearly 7 inches, is just long enough to give a stereo image. It's not a great one, but it's decent enough. Bottom firing stereo just doesn't work. Somehow they paired two very different speakers and make it work. And its working well for a cell phone and is certainly an improvement over previous models. Even the vibrator sounds better! And no headphone jack. Considering that the SIM tray is even smaller (the SIMs go back-to-back to take up less room), it's safe to say that space was likely limited. I have some bluetooth headphones around somewhere, but I'll likely just get a cable from monoprice and use my old Bullets. Battery Whoever says they can't get more than 4hrs of SOT needs to unload the crapware. I've done massive data transfers, played with the camera, uploaded videos, ran Antutu benchmarks about 4-5 times (some on Gaming mode), and run about all my maps. I've kept it on 90Hz/QHD+ almost the whole time and I'm at 31% battery with 5 1/2 hours of SOT. I'm sure I can drag this out more. Accubattery says I'll be at 100% in 30 minutes. Oddly, I got a Warp charge animation the first time I plugged it in, but didn't get the animation after that. Accubattery is showing 5.7A charge current, so its Warp Charge, but its tough to tell without adding that 3rd party software. The animation should display at every charge, so this is likely a bug. Conclusion I always said my next Oneplus phone would need to be QHD for use with VR. Everything else would only be such little updates that it wouldn't warrant buying a new device. You can so a lot in software, and many features of the 7 Pro could be implemented on cheaper devices. However, the screen makes the difference. I may never use all the cameras. I'll likely reduce settings to 90Hz refresh until I play a really hardcore game or use VR - same with the UHD. For me, its for 4K videos and VR only and I don't care if the Community app is running in 4K or not! Each person will have to weigh their own needs and why they want to upgrade and decide for themself if this device is worth it. For me, its certainly worth the asking price. My words have been nothing but WOW since I got it.