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Which device should I get? OnePlus 7T vs OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition

  1. F_Andre_Frederick_xOdN
    Cupcake Dec 24, 2019

    F_Andre_Frederick_xOdN , Dec 24, 2019 :
    " ...T-Mobile’s announcements of the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G and Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G raises another issue: Neither of these devices will support T-Mobile’s millimeter wave 5G network. Instead, they’ll only access 5G through T-Mobile’s 600MHz spectrum, which means that 10x performance leap over 4G would be essentially impossible to achieve.

    I’m personally hoping that T-Mobile will have some updated and better numbers to share on 600MHz 5G network performance before it flips the switch to activate the service later this year. If not, its “5G For All” campaign won’t be much better than 4G For All, and the Un-carrier will soon be facing the same sorts of criticism it leveled at AT&T."

    https://venturebeat.com/2019/10/24/...ut-may-disappoint-on-speed-and-compatibility/
     

  2. F_Andre_Frederick_xOdN
    Cupcake Dec 24, 2019

    F_Andre_Frederick_xOdN , Dec 24, 2019 :
    I believe people buying T-Mobile 5G phones in December will have to upgrade again 6 months later when T-Mobile rolls out their 5G MMW. T-Mobile already said the Samsung Galaxy 10 5G and OnePlus 7 T Pro 5G are not compatible with their upcoming 5G MMW.
     

  3. F_Andre_Frederick_xOdN
    Cupcake Dec 24, 2019

    F_Andre_Frederick_xOdN , Dec 24, 2019 :
    This is what I was saying and the reason I am waiting to upgrade to a T-Mobile 5G phone...

    "The Galaxy S10 5G that T-Mo is selling right now can access that mmWave 5G, but it won't be able to use the 600MHz 5G that T-Mobile is launching later this year. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G and Note 10+ 5G will support T-Mobile's 600MHz 5G, but it won't work on the mmWave 5G network."

    https://www.phonedog.com/2019/10/25/t-mobile-5g-oneplus-samsung-phones-support-sprint-merger-network
     

  4. soccastar123
    Froyo Dec 24, 2019

    soccastar123 , Dec 24, 2019 :
    Right now mmWave, although is really fast, it is absolutely terrible at reliability. if there is a tree in the line of site between you and the tower you will lose signal. At least the 600mhz is reliable, not crazy fast but once HOPEFULLY the Sprint merger jumps the last hurdle and the McLaren will be able to pick up the midband combined with the 600mhz we will see consistent faster download speeds.
     

  5. G1572469583021
    Gingerbread Dec 24, 2019

    G1572469583021 , Dec 24, 2019 :
    so what I was saying is that technically the that dragon x55 modem that is in the OnePlus 70 pro McLaren and the note 10 plus 5G is capable of running all five bands of 5G meaning low-band mid-band and millimeter wave. T-Mobile did announce that it will work on their 600 and big band. The reason I think they'd announced that it won't work with millimeter wave even though it is capable of doing so is because T-Mobile is not going to have widespread millimeter Wave 4 quite some time. probably 2 to 3 years or even four years like I said in my last post.who technically the phone is capable of doing millimeter with because the x55 Snapdragon modem it's. weather T-Mobile does a software update to enable millimeter wave is another story. that's all I was saying that technically the phone is capable of it because of the modem.
     

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  6. soccastar123
    Froyo Dec 24, 2019

    soccastar123 , Dec 24, 2019 :


    G1572469583021

    so what I was saying is that technically the that dragon x55 modem that is in the OnePlus 70 pro McLaren and the note 10 plus 5G is capable of running all five bands of 5G meaning low-band mid-band and millimeter wave. T-Mobile did announce that it will work on their 600 and big band. The reason I think they'd announced that it won't work with millimeter wave even though it is capable of doing so is because T-Mobile is not going to have widespread millimeter Wave 4 quite some time. probably 2 to 3 years or even four years like I said in my last post.who technically the phone is capable of doing millimeter with because the x55 Snapdragon modem it's. weather T-Mobile does a software update to enable millimeter wave is another story. that's all I was saying that technically the phone is capable of it because of the modem.​


    From what I have read on quallcomm's the x50 modem does not have the mmWave antenna built in but it sounds like the x55 modem does.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2019

  7. SVKM_WORLD
    Cupcake Dec 25, 2019

    SVKM_WORLD , Dec 25, 2019 :
    I went for the 7t pro because of the full screen view which is absolutely beautiful and perfect for watching uhd videos on youtube or netflix.
     

  8. VisualTroubadour
    Eclair Dec 25, 2019

    VisualTroubadour , Dec 25, 2019 :
    I bought the 7T Pro McLaren 5G. It's a good phone but if I had to do it over again, I'd save a bundle of cash and just get the 7 Pro.
     

  9. VisualTroubadour
    Eclair Dec 25, 2019


  10. G_Sean_Cyr_PcRb
    Cupcake Dec 26, 2019

    G_Sean_Cyr_PcRb , Dec 26, 2019 :
    I would give 5G another year to iron out the bugs. I have the 7T on T mobile, and the battery life is good and lasts me all day. I utilize cloud storage for photos and music, so storage isn't an issue. Phone is snappy and can handle anything you can throw at it!
     

  11. Cyllene
    Donut Dec 26, 2019

    Cyllene , Dec 26, 2019 :
    Well simply in my opinion, know yourself first before decide which phone you wanna pick:
    1. Budget concern: 7T
    2. Tech nerd: Mclaren
    3. Perfectionista: Mclaren
    4. Average user (just functionality): 7T

    I'm no. 3, so I pick the Mclaren. Even I know, I will not be able to optimize all of the benefits inside the Mcl version, but it's just really a personal satisfaction to have the most optimum device of the these 7T series.
     

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  12. X1577386641790
    Eclair Dec 26, 2019

    X1577386641790 , Dec 26, 2019 :
    I would say the one+7pro for 2reasons u get 256 gb with phone no charge extra and the 7T you do not get 256 gb u have pay for it
     

  13. X1576641657049
    Cupcake Dec 27, 2019

    X1576641657049 , Dec 27, 2019 :
    if the OnePlus 7t isn't enough for you right now. if you can blow through 120 whatever gigs like it was nothing go to the pro, but to get the McLaren at this stage when there is no 5G what when you have to turn off the 5G just so you can get a couple little perks. if you look at PC world The OnePlus 7t beat the iPhone 11 beat the Galaxy 10 if you really need those options and you got the capital to waste on that until it's actually necessary then for you go for it. untill then I'll rock my 7t.



    PS. this message was meant for the everyday blue collar worker, not the White collar nobody cares about you
     

  14. GamerBah
    Cupcake Dec 28, 2019


  15. G1572469583021
    Gingerbread Dec 28, 2019

    G1572469583021 , Dec 28, 2019 :
    technically it does support mmwave because of the Snapdragon x55 modem. which supports all low band mid band and ultra bands. however right now they have said that they will only support low and mid on the OnePlus 7t pro McLaren. this is because there are only pockets of mmwave 5g for all carries. this includes version. they could always unlocked the mmwave if they wanted to. but for now it's just low and mid bands for now till they build out they networks of mmwave to be more robust. hope that's a help your understanding.
     

  16. soccastar123
    Froyo Dec 28, 2019

    soccastar123 , Dec 28, 2019 :
    No this phone does NOT support mmWave. The McLaren has the x50 modem not the X55. The x55 is on the Snapdragon 865 SOC. The Snapdragon 855+ powers the 7t and 7t Pro McLaren (which is why the 7t is not a 5g phone).
     

  17. soccastar123
    Froyo Dec 28, 2019

    soccastar123 , Dec 28, 2019 :
    Nope it doesn't support mmWave.
     

  18. G1572469583021
    Gingerbread Dec 28, 2019

    G1572469583021 , Dec 28, 2019 :
    soccastar123

    No this phone does NOT support mmWave. The McLaren has the x50 modem not the X55. The x55 is on the Snapdragon 865 SOC. The Snapdragon 855+ powers the 7t and 7t Pro McLaren (which is why the 7t is not a 5g phone).



    do your research it's the second generation the x50 olny suppoted mmwave. it also says on the box that it comes in that it has the x55. edit: if you look on OnePlus website it clearly says the McLaren edition has the x55 Snapdragon modem.
     
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  19. G1572469583021
    Gingerbread Dec 28, 2019

    G1572469583021 , Dec 28, 2019 :
    I also must post out they it is up to the carrier which modem they wanted in the phone. T-Mobile and OnePlus worked very closely for the McLaren edition. I will post the facts letter.
     

  20. G1572469583021
    Gingerbread Dec 28, 2019

    G1572469583021 , Dec 28, 2019 :
    yes it does since it has the x55 Snapdragon modem. witch OnePlus States on there website. T-Mobile is just not having it use mmwave. only low and mid bands.