OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro: All you Need to Know

So finally, your wait is over! On April 14, 2020, OnePlus launched its next-generation flagships OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 pro. Due to the raging pandemic of the coronavirus, the company had to abandon the official presentation limiting itself to a video conference (In case you missed the launch event and plan to watch it right now. We have made it easier for you, see below). This year again, OnePlus neglected the old traditions and introduced its two models at once.

OnePlus is well known for its flagship killer devices, esp. it’s OnePlus 1 (launched back 2014 with a storm) and it’s OnePlus 5. Back in those times, the complete android world went crazy over these devices, and for all the right reasons. Their phones were worth the hype back then. But, with the course of time, OnePlus lost its path. Will they be able to make a change again with OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro? Do share your feedback in the comment section below.

OnePlus 8 Pro is the flagship 2020 product of the company, combining all the best, and it will become a kind of benchmark among Chinese flagships. OnePlus believes that it managed to create smartphones that are close to ideal. Although the new products again do not move the industry, OnePlus successfully exploits the trends and ideas of others, offering to pay “reasonable” money for all this. But the main question is whether the price tags are adequate and is the company carried away with marketing? Let’s find out!


Excellent build qualityOnly available in one size: huge
Superb screenColor camera is a pointless gimmick
Speedy wireless chargingBelow-average dim-light photography

Design: Is it still the old boring one?

The first thing OnePlus drew attention to when introducing the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro was the design. Without discoveries, the continuity of generations remains. Outwardly, the new design does not look bad! Assembled with quality materials, the exterior is in tune with modern trends, but they are entirely devoid of personality. OnePlus is content with a well-cut body that is boring and snapped up with a “round” under the front, and the rear camera is designed in the form of an oval bumped platform with several image sensors. Really?

You can also read- The New iPhone SE 2020: Full Specification

The display and back are made of glass, and the side frame is made of metal. There are three color variations in the Pro version: black, blue, and green. In the younger model, the blue tint was replaced with a pearl gradient. It is the new green shade and the updated company logo on the back cover that is responsible for the touch of personality in smartphones. I personally loved the OnePlus 8 Interstellar Glow variant. You can find the color variations in the video below.

This year, OnePlus filled one serious gap – the Pro version finally received protection according to the IP68 standard. The base OnePlus 8 is not waterproof.

On the back, there is again no fingerprint scanner. It is integrated into the display. Again, an optical sensor is preferred. It is promised that it will work quickly and accurately.

OnePlus 8 Pro is the company’s first smartphone to receive a display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This should distinguish it from the “younger” OnePlus 8, where the matrix update rate was 90 Hz. (Samsung limits its high refresh rate setting to a lower resolution.) OnePlus added a couple of eye-catching novelty screen features for watching videos. One is “Vibrant color effect Pro,” which punches up colors. The other is “Motion Graphics Smoothing,” and it only works in certain apps — including YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.

Seamless Video Display by OnePlus 8 Pro on their Official Website

Other features of the “display” display are quite impressive: OLED, diagonal 6.78, resolution QHD + (3168х1440 pixels), MEMC technology, sensor 240 Hz, pixel density 513ppi, maximum brightness 1300 nits. This is the best matrix on the market, as evidenced by the highest A + rating from Display Mate Technologies experts. The OnePlus 8 screen got a similar score, but it is a bit simpler.

The main characteristics are 6.55 inches, OLED, 2400 × 1080 pixels, brightness 800nit, pixel density 402ppi. The frames around the screens of both models look tiny. I appreciate their progress in this regard.

As always, the OnePlus flagships received the most powerful hardware platform available in the Android camp: Snapdragon 865. By the way, we did not forget about the Snapdragon X55 modem, and this feature is useless for some countries. The RAM is 8 GB and 12 GB, and the constant 128 GB and 256 GB. Only in the case of OnePlus 8, the memory type is LPDDR4x and UFS 3.0, respectively, but the Pro version received the new-fangled standard LPDDR5.

Camers: Can it really compete the Elite Players?

In terms of cameras, smartphones decided to split. The set of rear sensors in OnePlus 8 consists of three modules, but here they abandoned the telephoto lens. The primary camera is no different from the one that received OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro – Sony IMX586 at 48-megapixels with the optical stabilization system. It works in tandem with a 16MP wide-angle sensor and a 2MP macro camera. There is a feeling that when creating the camera, the OnePlus 7 Pro camera was taken as a basis, but it was simplified by changing the telephoto module to a macro sensor.

Here is a quick image comparision of OnePlus 8 Pro shot VS Samsung S20 by Verge.

This is an ultra-wide lens capture from OnePlus 8 pro and iPhone 11 Pro, OnePlus definitely looks much better with detailing. While on their UI of OnePlus 8 Pro, ultrawide is 0.6x while that on iPhone 11 Pro is 0.5x.

You can expect some great dim-light shots from OnePlus 8 pro. In every other lighting condition, OnePlus 8 pro has been sharp, accurate, and fun to use when it comes to taking pictures.

The new OnePlus 8 Pro will have a quad camera. They didn’t invent anything here but took the main 48MP Sony IMX689 module with OIS from Oppo Find X2 Pro, which managed to pile up on the second line of the DxOMark rating. The second camera is 48 megapixels, and it is wide-angle. The third – at 8 megapixels, it provides 3x optical zoom and received an optical stab. And the fourth is a 5-megapixel color filter.

The front camera is familiar from the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro – the 16MP Sony IMX471. Both smartphones received a USB Type-C port, an NFC chip, support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, stereo speakers, and a proprietary OxygenOS 10 shell based on Android 10.

Battery: Dash, Wrap, or anything better?

OnePlus 8 comes with a 4300 mAh battery and offered proprietary 30W fast charging technology. In OnePlus 8 Pro, everything is a little more interesting: a battery with a capacity of 4510 mAh, an already familiar 30-watt wired charge (up to 60% in half an hour) and one of the chips of the “flash” – wireless charging with a power of 30 W and reverse charging. You can I am pretty much impressed with the battery capacity, but this is something OnePlus never fails to do, right?

Oneplus 8 Pro
Source- Verge

New smartphones will be available from April 21. OnePlus 8 in the younger version with 8/128 GB costs $699, and the top-end variation with 12/256 GB will cost $799. OnePlus 8 Pro is available in the same versions, but the price tags are higher: $899 and $999, respectively.

Expensive right? This clearly indicates OnePlus’s desire to get into the club of elite players, and the price tags are tightening the corresponding ones. But are users ready to pay that kind of money for OnePlus flagships? Do they want to be elected, who is willing to buy one of the expensive Chinese smartphones? The answer will be the sale of smartphones. But it seems that we are witnesses to a turning point when the company clearly indicated that it would no longer produce affordable and popular flagships.

Other Important Aspects

According to the report by Beebom, OnePlus sells its products in over 30 countries worldwide, with a major presence in Europe, the US, and China, the Indian market has been its biggest success yet.

India has quickly surpassed other regions to become the biggest and the most important market for OnePlus. India has played a vital role in helping OnePlus establish partnerships with brands like Amazon, and the Indian community has played a major role in improving product experience by providing valuable feedback.

Agarwal Claims

It is estimated that Indian Customer Base is accounted for 1/3 of the total OnePlus business. You cannot deny the fact that OnePlus is already among the top three premium smartphone brands in India, capturing a 25% share in the >Rs. 30,000 price segment.

But with the launch of OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 pro with a huge price tag, will they be able to survive in India? Also, the official announcement of Indian pricing is pending yet. Do you think it will be much lower as compared to other countries?

With its global launch, OnePlus received criticism from its Indian customer base.

Oneplus 8 Pro Critism
Oneplus 8 Pro Critism
Oneplus 8 Pro Critism
Oneplus 8 Pro Critism
Oneplus 8 Pro Critism

Soon after receiving such poor feedback, we saw a tweet on the Official Twitter page of OnePlus India.

According to my opinion, OnePlus must keep its pricing under 45,000 INR for OnePlus 8 and 55,000 INR for OnePlus 8 Pro, or OnePlus will encounter a huge drop in their sales. What do you think?

Specifications OnePlus 8 :

OnePlus 8
NetworkGSM / GPRS / EDGE (900/1800/1900 MHz), WCDMA / HSPA (900/2100 MHz), FDD-LTE (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17 / 18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66/71), TD-SCDMA, TDD-LTE (34/38/39/40/41/46/48), 5G
Operating SystemAndroid 10, OxygenOS 10 Shell
Display6.55 ”, 20: 9, 2400 x 1080 pixels, 90 Hz, 402 ppi, HDR10 +, Fluid AMOLED, 3D Gorilla Glass, contrast ratio 5,000,000: 1, brightness 1100 nits, DCI-P3 100%
ProcessorSnapdragon 865, 8 cores (Kryo 585 up to 2.84 GHz) 7 nm, 64 bit
GPUAdreno 650
Permanent memory128/256 GB, UFS 3.0, no microSD card support
Main cameraThree sensors, 48 ​​megapixels (Sony IMX586, 0.8 μm, OIS. F / 1.75) + 16 megapixels (wide-angle, viewing angle 116 degrees, f / 2.2) + 2 megapixels (macro, f / 2.4, 1, 75 μm), dual LED flash, 2x digital zoom, PDAF + CAF
Front camera16 megapixels (Sony IMX471, 1.0 μm), f / 2.45
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
Wireless interfacesWi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax), MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, dual SIM support
Sensors and connectorsUSB Type-C 3.1, fingerprint sensor (integrated into the display), Face Unlock, Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, Haptic Vibration 2.0 vibration motor
Battery4300 mAh, fast charge Warp Charge 30T at 30 W
Dimensions160.2×72.9×8 mm
Weight180 grams
ColorsBlack, green and mother of pearl

Specifications OnePlus 8 Pro:

OnePlus 8 Pro
NetworkGSM / GPRS / EDGE (900/1800/1900 MHz), WCDMA / HSPA (900/2100 MHz), FDD-LTE (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17 / 18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66/71), TD-SCDMA, TDD-LTE (34/38/39/40/41/46/48), 5G
Operating SystemAndroid 10, OxygenOS 10 Shell
Display6.78 ”, 19.8: 9, 3168 × 1440 pixels, 120 Hz, 240 Hz sensor, 513 ppi, HDR10 / 10 +, Fluid AMOLED, 3D Gorilla Glass, contrast ratio 5,000,000: 1, brightness 1300 nits, DCI-P3 100%, MEMC
ProcessorSnapdragon 865, 8 cores (Kryo 585 up to 2.84 GHz) 7 nm, 64 bit
GPUAdreno 650
Permanent memory128/256 GB, UFS 3.0, no microSD card support
Main cameraFour sensors, 48 ​​megapixels (Sony IMX689, f / 1.78, OIS, 7P) + 48 megapixels (Sony IMX586, wide-angle, viewing angle 120 degrees, f / 2.2) + 8 megapixels (telephoto lens, f / 2.44, OIS, 3x optical zoom) + 5MP (color filter, f / 2.4), LED flash, multi-function autofocus (PDAF + LAF + CA F), three microphones for Audio Zoom
Front camera16 MP (Sony IMX471), 1.0 μm, f / 2.45
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
Wireless interfacesWi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax), MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, dual SIM support
Sensors and connectorsUSB Type-C 3.1, fingerprint sensor (integrated into the display), Face Unlock, IP68 dust and moisture resistant, Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, Haptic Vibration 2.0 vibration motor 
Battery4510 mAh, fast charge Warp Charge 30T at 30 W, wireless 30 W, reverse charge
Dimensions165.3×74.3×8.5 mm
Weight199 grams
ColorsBlack, blue and green

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