OnePlus 8: Full Review 2020

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched: A new uniques design| 5G | 120Hz Display| Fast Wireless Charging

After teasing for weeks in the recent past, today via a remote launching event, OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8 have been officially announced. At present, OnePlus has gained a respectable position as a flagship smartphone manufacturer as well as wearable IoT devices. Year-by-year, OnePlus has prooved the same by providing unique design, great screens, unique design, processor and camera performance, and battery life.

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched
OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched

This will be a significant price increase compared to its predecessors. But the presence of 5G, premium features like a MEMC chip, 120Hz display, SD865, and even wireless charging, has finally taken the entire OnePlus 8 series out of the affordable price segment.

This will be a significant price increase compared to its predecessors. But the presence of 5G, premium features like a MEMC chip, 120Hz display, SD865, and even wireless charging, has finally taken the entire OnePlus 8 series out of the affordable price segment.

It is one of the most anticipated midsegment flagship smartphones of 2020. Oneplus 8 features top of the line hardware including the new Snapdragon 865 soc, 120 HZ display, great camera setup at the back, waterfall display edges and wireless charging – 1st to be featured by any OnePlus smartphone.

OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8: A new unique design


As we’ve noted, the OnePlus 8 is a more iterative take on its predecessor, the OnePlus 7T, but it includes enough improvements to make it a serious budget flagship handset – and in some ways, the new OnePlus phone has less competition given that the Samsung Galaxy S20 line doesn’t have its own lower-priced equivalent.

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched: Design
OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched: Design
  • The polished design, the vertical rear camera bump
  •  A punch-hole front camera, no Popup selfie camera.
  • 160.2mm x 72.9mm x 8mm

These include the waterfall-style curved display edges, which used to be the provenance of the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro, leaving the cheapest models with a flat-screen. It protrudes a bit more than the camera housings on other phones, so a phone case that’s flush with the lenses would be a sensible purchase.

Coming to the selfie camera sensor, the OnePlus 8 lacks the panache that last year’s OnePlus 7 Pro / 7T Pro exhibited with their pop-up front-facing cameras. With this improvement, the OnePlus 8 is a bit more robust for not having those moving parts.

The OnePlus 8 has a volume rocker on the left side and a lock button on the right; both stick out farther than on last year’s OnePlus phones, and offer a more satisfying ‘click’ sensation to boot. The brand’s signature silence slider, located above the lock button on the right side, likewise has a more tactile feel when switching between ring, vibrate, and silent modes.

As phones get ever heavier, the OnePlus 8’s 180g feels well-balanced – the only 2020 flagship that’s noticeably lighter is the 163g Samsung Galaxy S20, which is also smaller. Most others are heftier by degrees, like the 186g Galaxy S20 Plus and 196g Galaxy Note 10 Plus, all the way up to the 226g iPhone 11 Pro Max

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Display

This year OnePlus has made the display of a new one plus 8 series as one of the highlights. Last year the OnePlus 7 Pro got an excellent rating from DisplayMate and, unsurprisingly, the new OnePlus 8 series also gets the same rating this year!

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched: Display
OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched: Display
  •  6.55″ AMOLED FHD+ display.  
  •  FHD+ 2400 x 1080p resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate 
  •  Curved waterfall-style display edges 

The one plus 8 Pro model comes with a 6.78-inch AMOLED Fluid display made by Samsung with 2K 3168 x 1440p resolution, 120Hz high screen refresh rate (with 240Hz touch sampling rate), and HDR10 + support. OnePlus 8 Pro also features a new MEMC chip to enhance video and gaming at a higher frame rate. The standard OnePlus 8 features a smooth 6.55-inch AMOLED display with FHD + 2400 x 1080p resolution, 90Hz screen refresh rate, 1100 nits maximum brightness, and HDR10 +. Both AMOLED panels on the phone are JNCD ~ 0.4 rated, which means it is extremely color-accurate.

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Hardware Specs:

Both the smartphones i.e. One Plus 8 and Pro come with the flagship Snapdragon 865 processor with Qualcomm’s X55 modem. This means that both will have support for the new era 5G network.

  • Latest Snapdragon 865 chipset.
  • 8GB RAM & 128GB ROM or 12GB RAM & 256GB ROM variant.

Under the hood, both models feature 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.0 (confirmed) ROM options. However, when it comes to RAM, the OnePlus 8 will feature the LPDDR4X standard with 8GB and 12GB RAM variants, while the Pro variant has the new LPDDR5 standard with the same RAM options.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro have stereo speakers and support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX audio. The phone also features a new haptic vibration 2.0 that is better than its predecessor. Both phones will run Android 10 from the factory, with the new version of OxygenOS and Dark Mode 2.0, which adds support for more applications.

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro cameras:

The OnePlus 8 Pro presents a significantly better camera setup this year. The company has unveiled two high-resolution cameras in the Pro variant, one of which is the new Sony IMX689 48MP sensor, the same from the OPPO Find X2 series.

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched: Camera
OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched: Camera
  • Triple Camera Setup: 48MP main, 16MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro.
  • 16MP front-facing camera.
  •  4K 60fps video. 

The second 48MP lens is the IMX586 for excellent wide-angle shots, including wide-angle night shots. In fact, the OnePlus CEO has already shared a couple of ultra-wide-angle night camera samples from the Pro’s camera today and they looked pretty good. OnePlus 8 Pro also adds a special color filter sensor that allows you to play around with color filters on your camera samples.

OnePlus 8 Pro Camera Specifications


48MP Sony IMX689 sensor with f / 1.78 (OIS + EIS)
48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f / 2.2 and 120-degree FOV
8MP telephoto lens with f / 2.4: 3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom (OIS)
5MP color filter sensor with f / 2.4
AF laser and dual-LED flash

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched
OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched: Camera


OnePlus claims that the 8 Pro features even better HDR technology than the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The Pro model also comes with Hybrid Image Stabilization (OIS + EIS) and 3 microphones that support audio zoom.

As for OnePlus 8, you’ll get a standard triple camera setup like its predecessor. You also get the same Hybrid OIS + EIS technology for stabilization.

OnePlus 8 Camera Specifications

  • 48MP Sony IMX586 Sensor with f / 1.75 (OIS + EIS)
  • 16MP ultra wide-angle camera with f / 2.4 and 116-degree FOV
  • 2MP (1.75 micron) macro camera with f / 2.4 (up to 3 cm)
  • Dual LED flash.

Both models support a maximum 4K 60fps video recording resolution.

As for the front camera, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will have a 16MP selfie shooter with f / 2.0 and f / 2.4 perforations respectively.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro battery


The two new OnePlus models are increasing battery capacity this year. This is a much-needed update given its support for 5G and higher refresh rate displays.

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched: Wireless Charging
OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launched: Wireless Charging
  • 4,300mAh battery.
  • 30Watt “Warp Charge 30T” charger fully recharges in an hour. 

The OnePlus 8 has a 4300 mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T fast charging with 30W.

The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 4510 mAh battery with a “30Watt” fast charge and 30 W Warp Charge 30 Wireless. You can go from 3% to 55% in just 30 minutes of wireless charging. The phone is likely to support 3W reverse wireless charging as well.

OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Price & Availability:

OnePlus has increased the price of the new OnePlus 8 series. The OnePlus 8 starts at $ 699 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB variant with the 12GB and 256GB model at a price of $ 799. As for the OnePlus 8 Pro, it starts at $ 899 for the 8GB + 128GB model and goes up to $ 999 for the 12GB + 256GB variant.

In the United States, the OnePlus 8 series will also be sold by Verizon for the first time. Open sales will begin in North America beginning April 29. In Europe, pre-orders will start on April 14 and open sales will start on April 21.

Early VERDICT:

The OnePlus 8 sets the high bar for budget flagships in 2020. While its design refinements borrow elements from other flagships, it’s an undoubtedly stylish phone, with cascading screen edges and a perforated hole for the front camera.

Pros:

  • Budget 5G phone.
  • Impressive design.
  • Giant 4,300mAh battery.

Cons:

  • No telephoto camera, wireless charging in One plus 8.
  • Costlier than 7 series.

With a Snapdragon 865 and up to 12GB of RAM, the phone has high performance despite the fact that it costs much less than most flagships, making it the cheapest 5G phone in many markets.

FAQs on OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Launch:

Q1. Are OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro 5g phone?

Ans: Yes. Both OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro supports 5G wireless connectivity.

Q2. is OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro both smartphones support wireless charging?

Ans: No. Both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 pro supports fast charging of 30W “Warp Charge 30T“. But only OnePlus 8 Pro supports wireless charging.

Q3. What is the price of newly launched OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro Pricing?

Ans: Please find the prices of One Plus 8 series as given below:

One Plus 8: $699.00 for 8GB RAM & 128GB ROM variant.
One Plus 8 Pro: $899.00 for 8GB RAM & 128GB ROM variant.

4. Should I upgrade from oneplus 7 to oneplus 8?

Ans: Definitely. If you want to enjoy 5G wireless connectivity with a better camera and design, you may upgrade to One Plus 8 or One Plus 8 Pro by paying some extra cost.

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  1. One Plus 8 and One Plus 8 pro is definitely a awesome 5g phones with Wire less charging, I love it. and i am planning to upgrade from One Plsu 7T to OnePlus 8. God article Tech Feral .. Keep it up..

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