+ Thursday December 12th, 2019

OnePlus shot for the stars with the OnePlus 7 Pro. It was their first attempt at an ‘ultra premium’ smartphone and on paper it looked the goods. Unfortunately it has been plagued with bugs with the display and an inadequate camera since release.

The main issue with the display was the ghost touches where the display continually registered touches along the top of the display. Originally it was thought they had fixed these ghost touches with an update nearly two weeks ago but they persisted for many, including myself.

Today they have begun rolling out an update, OxygenOS 9.5.8, and while it does not mention the ghost touches themselves within the changelog it does mention that they have further ‘optimised touch sensitivity for the screen’. I have tested the update out the entire day (after updating using the Oxygen Updater app) and have yet to see a single ghost touch — something that I have been plagued with. Hopefully this continues.

Changelog:

  • System
    • Optimised touch sensitivity for the screen
    • Optimised compatibility for third-party Type-C headphones
    • Updated Android security patch to 2019.05
    • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Phone
    • Improved audio quality
  • Camera
    • Fixed issue with the pop up camera opening for an incoming video call while the screen is off or locked

This time there are no fixes for the camera quality but you can be sure they are working on that one — it is a good camera, just not phenomenal as you would expect from an ultra-premium smartphone. There have already been many camera improvements arrive and we expect to see more in the coming weeks.

A May security patch and a few other random bug fixes round out the update, one that many users have been waiting for.

Now that the ghost touches are fixed (touch wood that they are actually fixed and it doesn’t reoccur after a period of time) the OnePlus 7 Pro is nearly perfect. For the price it is way better than anything else in that price-range and for me I can and do highly recommend it to anyone wanting a new smartphone.

Source: OnePlus forums.

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Markc
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Markc

Hey Scott, after a few more days use, can you confirm that the ghost touch issue has been fixed?

Benjamin Langley
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Benjamin Langley

Do we have any hints if they will return to Australia?

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