OnePlus always wanted a flagship phone and finally, the OnePlus 8 Pro actually feels like a flagship phone. This phone has much more than it could have at the price it comes with. This phone has a Fluid Display with a 120 Hz refresh rate claims to be one of the best flagship phones in the market. This phone is an alternate to Samsung S20 Plus, iPhone 11 Pro, and Huwaei P40 Pro. With all the latest available specs in it, does 8 Pro’s claim stand right? Let us check it out.
- Excellent 120 Hz Display
- Fast wireless charging
- IP68 rating
- Not pricey
- Old design
- In-display scanner could be better
- Heavy and Bulky
This is the latest flagship phone so far from OnePlus. It has a similar design to that of its predecessor OnePlus 7 Pro but is slimmer and lighter. It has its logo on the back like always.
Like its predecessor, it has a very useful Alert slider. We can switch between ringing mode, vibrating mode, and silent mode without looking at it. It has an in-display fingerprint reader and is quite fast and smooth without any issues.
It is bulky and heavier and so it is not a phone to use with one hand. Overall OnePlus 8 Pro has a solid built and designs and feels very premium.
After a long wait, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with an IP68 rating and so water sprinkles and rain won’t have any effect at all. It has a matte frosted glass on its back and picks your fingerprints.
Though in the past OnePlus could come up with very good phones with huge improvements over its predecessor, the 8 Pro will definitely catch buyers’ attention for a long period.
The display of the OnePlus 8 Pro has a stunning 6.78-inch QHD AMOLED display with resolutions of 1440 x 3168 pixels and a pixel density of 513 ppi. It has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and so everything on it feels smooth like a breeze. The streaming and gaming experience on such a display is just fantastic, obviously at the expense of battery life.
If you set the refresh rate at 120 Hz, for some apps it automatically switches to 60 Hz. OnePlus 8 Pro supports Quad HD resolution and 120 Hz rate at the same time which gives a lot smoother experience to the users.
The display is protected by 3D gorilla glass 5 and the bezels around it are very narrow. The display is sharp, vibrant, classy, and is the first phone to support 10-bit color.
OnePlus 7 Pro’s camera was not up to the mark but this phone has a quite improved camera. It has a rear quad camera setup with a 48 MP f/1.78 primary camera, a 48 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera, an 8MP f/2.44 telephoto camera, and a 5 MP color filter camera.
The camera of this phone feels so refreshing as it can capture vibrant and brilliant photos both in daylight and dark place.
But the back cameras are bumpy and look kind of ugly. This phone comes with a hole-punch front camera which some may feel bad about if they compare with the OnePlus 7 pro which has a pop-up camera which was great and the users did not find any issues. They may have replaced it with a hole-punch camera to get the IP68 rating.
OnePus 8 Pro has all the latest available hardware in the market. With Snapdragon 865 onboard and 8/12 GB LPDDR5 RAM, any power-intensive app/game will run smoothly without any issues. The minimized games or apps will stay there where you left for hours in the background as RAM management is just top class.
The gaming experience of power-hungry games like PUBG and Fortnite is just mind-blowing. There are only a few phones which can run PUBG at HDR and Extreme frame rates, 8 Pro is one of those phones. The 12 GB version scored 597053 in the AnTuTu benchmark test.
The dual stereo speakers are loud, clear, and gives a pleasing sound. You will need wireless or type-C earphones to listen to music in private as this phone does not have a headphone jack.
Many flagship phones from Samsung have the worst in-display fingerprint sensor, but the OnePlus 8 Pro has a pretty fast in-display scanner. Just tap on the display and you are in.
It comes with a huge 4510 mAh battery and gives great back up throughout the day for both moderate and heavy use. There are a couple of settings on this phone to minimize battery consumption.
OnePlus 8 Pro supports fast wireless charging which is pretty fast and claims to charge the phone from 0 to 50% in just 30 min which sounds great. It comes with a 30W Warp Charger which is also a fast charger and capable of charging the phone from 0 to 50% in just 25 minutes.
At present, its price starts from $700/Rs.55000 for the 8 GB/128 GB version. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus has a similar specification but the 8 Pro is way cheaper than S20 Plus. Moreover, the OnePlus 8 Pro has few more merits over S20 Plus because of the improvement in camera quality, charging technology, and performance. It is truly a Pro phone and the price to performance ratio makes OnePlus 8 Pro the winner.