Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro Hands-on Review and Differences

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Finally, Oneplus took the wraps off Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro in today’s launch event (April 4). Both the Oneplus 8 devices have a pretty good change in design as compared to the predecessors Oneplus 7 and 7 Pro. Bye, bye notch or pop-up selfie camera, Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro adapts to punch hole displays. There also came to see the upgraded OS and chip, better cameras, and higher battery capacities than the ones on the older Oneplus flagship smartphones. For the first time, the Oneplus offers a wireless charge facility with the Oneplus 8 Pro. So let’s see what’s new in the Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro.

Main Differences

Before diving into details, we love to inform you about the key differences between the Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro. The standard 8 is 6.55inches in size while the Pro is bigger at 6.78inches. With the vanilla Oneplus 8, users get 90Hz FHD+ display, whereas the Pro becomes better with 120Hz QHD+ display. There are three photo cameras in standard while the number goes on increasing by one with the Pro, a total of four back cameras (the megapixels counts are also different except primary camera). Although the amount of RAM is the same, the DDR4 stuck used in standard while DDR5 RAM equipped in Pro. Battery capacity of Oneplus 8 is 4300mAh, and it allows only Fast Charge. However, Oneplus 8 Pro touts a 4510mAh battery and enables fast plus wireless charge. You can see here full specs comparison,

Oneplus 8 Vs. Oneplus 8 Pro

Body and Design

Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro look gorgeous, arriving in gradient colors Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, Ultramrine Blue. They have a large curved display (protected by Corning Glass 6) and strong aluminum body. Both are splash resistant, but the Pro version gets the advantage of IP68 rating, and become the first Oneplus smartphone with the ability to bear submersion up to 1.5meters for 30minutes.

There is an In-Display Fingerprint Reader, a USB C-port at the bottom, power and volume keys on the right, and SIM tray on left. On the back, the camera setup is oriented vertically in the center, but the Pro shows an extra lens besides that triple vertical camera module of standard. One again, you miss the 3.5mm jack, unfortunately.

Display and Software

Both the Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro have Fluid AMOLED Display. The Pro version stretches up to 6.78inches while the standard shrinks to 6.55inches. Oneplus 8 lets you switch between 90Hz and 60Hz refresh rate, whereas the Oneplus 8 Pro runs smoother at 120Hz frequency and allows you to go back to a 60Hz display for extended battery life. Both they offer sufficient brightness for outdoor screening, yet the Oneplus 8 Pro supports QHD+ stuff while the non-pro model limited to FHD+ resolution. They also add HDR10+ support, dynamic and vibrant colors, and up to 700nits brightness.

Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro shared the same platform, Android 10 OS and Oxygen OS 10. There are many new features including a redesigned user interface, Smart Display Tweaks, a utility Shelf, Dark mode 2.0, Fingerprint gesture, Integrated Google lens, File Dash (to transfer files), RAM booster and Fnatic mode (for gaming lovers), Adaptive Battery, Hidden Space (for hidden apps with passwords), All new Game Space, QR Share WiFi, and Block Messages by keywords.


Chipset and Benchmarks

Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro have similar internal specs bringing the latest, high-end Qualcomm SoC - the Snapdragon 865. It is a 7nm+ chip coupled with an Eight-core processor ticking at 2.8GHz frequency and ensures super fast performance. Oneplus 8 and Pro achieved 585,000 AnTuTu scores for their overall performance. In the Geekbench test, Oneplus 8 received 4276 and 12541 points respectively for single and multi core performance. Besides this, Oneplus 8 Pro obtained 4296 and 12531 points in the same single and multi core test.

Both the Oneplus smartphones have UFS 3.0 Storage, but the RAM is DDR5 for Pro while DDR4 for the standard model. Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro come in two memory variants, 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB. Such a powerful combo lets you install burdensome mobile games and enjoy them smoothly. Oneplus 8 duo is offering the best class mobile graphics, thanks to the Adreno 650 GPU. AI Graphics benchmark awarded 33480 points to the Oneplus 8 family, even higher than the gaming ROG Phone II (33385 AI scores).


(Back/front configuration, Oneplus 8: 3/1 and 8 Pro: 4/1)

New Camera features of Oneplus 8 series are Single Shot 3-HDR, Color Filter, NightScape, Cine Mode, Pro Mode, Audio Zoom, RAW, and Super Macro. Both the Oneplus 8 and Pro have 16MP Sony IMX471 Selfie Camera of f/2.0 aperture and have EIS support.

For photography lovers, Oneplus 8 has triple rear cameras as follows, 48MP (f/1.7) Sony IMX586 lens, 16MP (f/2.2) ultrawide with 116 degrees field of view, and 2MP macro sensor. On the other hand, Oneplus 8 Pro carries quad rear cameras with as such configuration. The first is a primary 48MP Sony IMX689 sensor of f/1.7 aperture. Secondary is also a 48MP Sony IMX586 ultrawide lens with 120 degrees field of view. Third is an 8MP telephoto camera of f/2.3 aperture and having 3x optical zoom. The last fourth is a 5MP color filter sensor. Both EIS and OIS supported.

Video Recording Capability: Oneplus 8 duo allows users to make 4k vlogs at 60fps, Full HD movies at 60 and 240fps, and Slow-mo HD videos at 480fps.


Battery and Charging Capabilities

Oneplus 8 comes with a 4300mAh Li-Po battery and is compatible with a 30W Warp Fast Charge, but no wireless charge. Coming toward the Oneplus 8 Pro, it houses a 4510mAh Li-Po battery and supports 30 Warp Fast Weird as well as 30W Wireless Charge. Also, the Pro model enables 3W Reverse Wireless Charge. Both the Oneplus smartphones can last through a full working day. With a single charge, you can regain 50% handset life within 23minutes.

Connectivity, Availability, and Price

Both the Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro support 5G networks and deliver up to 2GBps download and 1GBps upload speed.

Oneplus 8 duo will go on sale on April 29, and the first destination should be Europe and America. It will sell through Amazon. The rest of the world will welcome these devices later in May 2020.

The Price of Oneplus 8 starts at $700 and goes up to $800 for the 12GB memory variant. Apart from this, the Oneplus 8 Pro starting Price is $899, while the exclusive option cost you $999.


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