We had a OnePlus 6T McLaren Version last year and now we have the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Version. Boy, it’s a awesome.
Since OnePlus emphasizes speed-snappy software and super fast charging, it is only natural for the company to re-engineer its phone with McLaren. But while the 6 T skin of last year was simpler in a way and embodied McLaren P1’s older design, the 7 T Pro McLaren borrows its looks from the brand new McLaren Speedtail-the latest supercar in the company.
There’s the same Papaya Orange accent-it coils around the phone with one of the accents being the warning slider along with the triple-camera module on the rear. And unlike the other OnePlus 7 T series, in place of the frosted glass panel, the back glass has that familiar glossy piano look.
The symmetrical wood pattern running around the phone’s top half is rather polarizing. None of that wood makes the phone look “racy,” and it’s also pretty subtle. You need to see a light directly on the screen.
The wood design, on the other hand, is similar to the one used on the steering wheel of the McLaren Speedtail, so it makes sense. Some might find it beautiful, others might say it’s uninspiring, you’re going to be the judge.
Opening inside the box, which has a sleek carbon fiber design on the outside, shows what you would expect-a 30W Warp Charge 30 T charging block, which is also black and in line with McLaren aesthetics and a Papaya Orange-painted braided cable for data transfer and loading.
There is also a premium waterproof cover on the sides with a carbon-fibre-like finish and in the centre an Alcantara lining. The rest for the OnePlus devices is pretty much the norm.
The features are the same as the OnePlus 7 T Pro, save for the limited edition 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.0 space combo. And for the € 859 asking price, OnePlus might have done a better job of separating its limited edition smartphone from the rest of the phones in its portfolio.
There’s no justification for you to get the pricey 7 T Pro McLaren Edition apart from the extra RAM and aesthetics unless you’re a die-hard McLaren fan and want all of McLaren’s things.