adamovermeer, May 17, 2019 : Hi everyone, I’m Adam, and I’m super excited to be a part of the 7 Pro edition Lab! I’ve got lots of content coming, but I wanted to start you all off with my very first impressions. I unboxed my OnePlus 7 Pro this morning, and I’ve been carrying it around all day. After less than 12 hours, here are the things that stood out… Straight out of the box, the first thing that I noticed was the color. My 7 Pro is Nebula Blue—and it would be a hard fact to miss. The iridescent blue sheen of the back glass creates a wonderful level of dimension, framed by the matching blue metal rails. I personally find the look stunning. Turning it around, the screen is immediately impressive. I do have many concerns about the practicality trade-offs made to accomodate a truly bezel-less display, but damn does it ever look good. Running through the initial data migration side-by-side with my old OnePlus 5, the 7 Pro immediately dwarfs its older brother, despite a minimal footprint increase. On my OnePlus 5, one of my favorite features was the snappiness of both the fingerprint reader and the face unlock. The first thing I tested with the 7 Pro was how it compared, and it is definitely slower in both methods. Of course the face unlock is slower, but the fingerprint reader is too, since the screen has to be awake before it will read my fingerprint. I immediately dug through the settings and found that configuring the ambient display to show when the phone is raised will greatly shorten the fingerprint unlock time, putting it back on par with the 5. This is certainly something I will look into further for my full review. The last thing that really stood out to me right away is the sound. When using the phone to watch videos, the sound somehow seems to come from behind my head. The first time I tried—and I promise this is true—I turned around thinking that I had accidentally connected it to a bluetooth speaker behind me. Count me impressed. So far, my favorite aspect of the 7 Pro is the screen, both for its sheer size and its ability. I haven’t yet got a chance to put the camera through its paces, but I am greatly looking forward to that, and I will keep you all posted! Please do let me know what questions you all have, or if there’s anything you want tested!