Dhruv Weaver, May 18, 2019 : Hi there and welcome! I would like to preface my review with a huge thanks to OnePlus for giving me this opportunity. I feel like OnePlus deserves all of credit they get for their incredible respect and attention given to their community. I cannot express my gratitude enough, but it’s time to move on to what you are all here to see: reviewing the newest, shiniest, flagship from OnePlus. I would imagine that most of you reading this have already seen the official announcement, or at least seen/read some of the promotional material. So then you probably know how many gigabytes of RAM it has or how many megapixels each camera has. But the question that I will try to answer, that goes beyond what can be explored in a brief promo or shown on a spec sheet, is what the phone is like in real life? Another quick thing before we begin, I am a photographer alongside a tech enthusiast so if anyone wanted a “one-stop-shop” for extensive photography and camera details, this is it! Also, I'm coming from a OnePlus 5 for the last two years so hopefully I can give some insight into what it is like to use the OnePlus 7 Pro from the perspective of someone using a slightly older device. If you have any questions or want me to discuss/test something later on in the review, let me know in the comments! I'll try to answer everything I can, and if I don't know the answer, I'll get back to you So what will I be covering in this review? Unboxing and First Impressions (in this first chapter) Display and Build Camera Battery Performance and Software The Little Things (and to what extent it meets my needs as something I carry around everyday) Onto the unboxing! Presentation is everything. And it had better be good after you just spent your money on something. And well... it is a spectacular presentation: When you look at the box, your are greeted by the striking OnePlus Red that highlights the white box. And then mirroring the glamour of the phone itself, the embossed "7 Pro" shimmers under the light. Once the shrink wrap is removed, you just lift the box slightly over the ground and the contents slowly lower as gravity pulls it down, fighting the air rushing into the box to equalize the air pressure. More of the vibrant red is revealed when the top of the box is pulled off, engulfing the solo OnePlus logo. Within the smaller red box is a small card welcoming you into the box. Flip over the card and you will find an invitation letter (I will let you all read this on your own). The card is sitting inside an included clear case, which I will discuss in the final chapter of this review. Also inside the case is the SIM ejector tool, the instructional booklets, and some stickers. After building suspense, with the slow box opening and the welcome letter, the unboxing experience has peaked one's intrigue. And at this point, you are finally presented with the device itself with the slogan "Never Settle" across the front and a little graphic hinting at the under-display fingerprint reader. Pulling on the little tab will lift the device from its carefully molded container. After removing the protective plastic cover, the OnePlus 7 Pro is revealed in all of its shimmering glory. I asked for the Nebula Blue model (8GB/256GB) and it is an amazing color, that shifts in lightness and darkness with even the slightest hand movement, black and blue swirling around. And lastly, but absolutely not least is the Warp Charger. The gargantuan power adapter and the bright red charger (I set it on its side to show the color and packaging) are seated snugly inside their respective spots. Sadly there is no USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter included. And that concludes the unboxing! A fabulous presentation indeed. My first impressions At the time that I'm posting this I have only had the device for a little over 24 hours. And there is already a lot to talk about in the coming chapters, but here are just some quick thoughts off of the top of my head: The display is just stunning. It is smooth and crisp, with excellent colors. I'll go into this a lot more in the next chapter. The performance is just superb. It's not really a surprise, but should be noted. Warp Charging is incredibly speedy. This is a large phone, not huge, but big with a 6.67in screen and fairly hefty at 206g. Now it should be stated that I have relatively large hands, but for me I find this phone comfortable in one hand, but extremely easy to hand with both hands. If you have very small hand, this is a two handed phone - especially when reaching the top. So far the battery life has been good, getting me through the day easily, but not exceptional. The cameras are actually excellent. After a recent update they have improved a lot. I love the freedom the three focal lengths give me. Also the pop-out camera is cool and surprisingly fast, but I don't really ever take selfies. The fingerprint reader is amazingly fast and feels comparable to the reader on the 3/3T/5. The speakers are awesome, like really, they sound absolutely great. And the vibration motor is amazingly precise and pleasant feeling, and there are a bunch of places where it is used to enhance the experience of using the phone. That's all for my first impressions and unboxing part of the review! So far I'm really enjoying the phone, especially the screen and cameras. Again, if anyone has any questions feel free to shoot them my way, I'd be happy to answer them and help you guys decide on buying this phone. I'm thinking that I'll post the most interesting questions I get at the end of each review in a little Q&A section. Thanks for reading!!