Hands-On Review of OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition

Published on October 14, 2019

The amazing and exciting features of the brand new OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition will make you to admire it unintentionally. It is a different “second special edition” than the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition of 2018 which was released after the partnership between the OnePlus smartphone brand and McLaren car brand.

The carbon fiber is replaced by something else in this edition and this will divide the opinion. However, it still has the well-known orange pop Papaya. In advance of their unveiling, I spent time in the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition trying to figure it out the basic difference between both editions.

Design Difference

One Plus informed that the outstanding design feature of the special edition that can be found under the glass was influenced by the stunning McLaren Speedtail, a 3-seater trial car designed for aerodynamics design that hit its top speed of 250 mph and still carries your luggage to your Italian villa in a quickest way from Europe.

The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is smooth and sleek, but if you look carefully, you would see an unusual and very complex design underneath the glass. The texture is more like an over-the-top tribal tattoo or a tree bark than a carbon fiber finish. It’s unforeseen, and since I first put my eyes on the phone, I have been puzzled by the link between it and the McLaren Speedtail.

That design is only for those who have been die-hard fan of McLaren Speedtail. Most of people may have not seen that design before on the car. If you are keen to witness the similarity between OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition design under the glass then you must check out the car’s unveiling where you can observe the same design on control panel inside the car.

It’s just as insidious as the details come and not all will understand. Explaining a design reduces its coolness, and I suppose you will often need to explain why your McLaren phone looks like an oak trees dissected. You can’t ignore it, like it or hate it. It goes same with the Orange color around the camera.

OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition has McLaren design based theme. It gives fine touch to dark-mode of the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition and makes the wallpaper, icons and colors unique than other OnePlus 7T Pro. The animation when unlocking the phone via fingerprint is simply amazing. The green and orange explosive flames make the unlocking cool. Even the screen-lock clock is orange in this special edition.

In the Box

There is a carbon fiber optical in the oblong box of the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren edition, with a more orange look. Uncover the box and you can find your phone, an orange and black braided Warp 30 T power brick, and a USB type-C charging cable.

The power brick is an important part because it allows the phone to charge quickly. OnePlus said it can reach up to 70 percent in 30 minutes, so you need to keep in mind or even worry about charging it overnight. There is more than enough thirty minutes in the morning, when you shower and eat breakfast. It is an excellent feature for all the new OnePlus 7T phones and a big point of sale.

Unveil the board section, which is a special case for the phone, to reveal a hidden section under it. The crafted design in this section is more conventional, with carbon fiber sides floating around the center of a soft, tactile piece of Alcantara. The OnePlus and McLaren chrome style finish makes them bright. If you didn’t like the tree bark on the phone, the case comes to save you with this new charming design.


Partnership with McLaren makes no point if you don’t really make the resulting phone remarkable and fast. The phone looks great in gloss black, which really highlights the screen curve, but what about the speed? In the OnePlus 7 T Pro and the OnePlus 7 T, the same Snapdragon 855 Plus processor can be found inside, but here it’s combined with a huge 12 GB RAM.

It feels as quickly as 7T and 7T Pro, but the additional RAM can be handy as apps get update by the time. A little speed could be increased once the handset is a bit more used, when paired with a UFS 3.0 file system–which allows apps to open faster, and content to access fast. Nevertheless, speed and ability to save you in coming years is more than enough here.


On the back of the camera, the OnePlus 7T Pro is a 48-megapixel lens, the ultra-Wide 16-megapixel lens and the Telephoto lens with an8-megapixel lens. There are 16 megapixels in the pop-up selfie camera. The 6.67-inch AMOLED fluid touchscreen is just as soft and silky as the McLaren Speedtail body, with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The device has the OxygenOS operating system of OnePlus and Android 10 installed in it.


During the launch event on October 10, the prize of the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren was revealed. It costs £800, £100 higher than the standard OnePlus 7T Pro. Since the OnePlus 7T Pro won’t be sold in the U.S., the McLaren Edition is unlikely to be either, so if you are willing, you’ll need to import one.

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