OnePlus 8 Pro Review

Premium smartphone from OnePlus arrived this year, yes I’m talking about OnePlus 8 Pro, this smartphone has everything which you wanted in OnePlus phones. The OnePlus 8 Pro has an IP68 waterproof certificate, wireless charging support, and great design, so let’s do the Review and find out the Pros and Cons and see is it worth buying or not?

Before we jump into the review, let me tell the India Price…

  • 8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 54,999
  • 12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 59,999

Quite of few people said that, OnePlus 8 Pro is overpriced but I think it’s not and this is what we gonna find out in the Review…let’s begin…

Display Quality

  • 6.78 inches display
  • 3168 x 1440 screen resolution
  • 120Hz screen refresh rate
  • MEMC technology

Let’s talk about numbers “The OnePlus 8 Pro display has earned a rating of A+. OnePlus says its display has broken 13 records at DisplayMate”. Just like the DxOMark rating, we also have a rating for Display’s as well, overall, you’re getting the best display at a good price range in Android smartphone.

The phone comes with 6.78 inches QHD+ with 3168 x 1440 pixels display resolution. OnePlus has also added a 120Hz screen refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Overall, these features will you best user experience.

The OnePlus 8 Pro also has the MEMC technology which is a frame insertion technique to convert low frame rate videos to a higher frame rate. For example, most of the video streaming apps support up to 60fps but this MEMC technology will convert up to 120fps for significantly smoother playback.

This tech will also be applied to games as well, so if you’re playing PUGB and if you want to boost frame rate then MEMC will help you to do that.

Overall, What OnePlus has provided is just amazing. If you love to play games, watching movies then this display will give the best possible experience, huge thumbs up to OnePlus.

Design

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  • 3D Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 199g weight
  • 165.3 x 74.3 x 8.5 mm dimensions

As I have said in many Mobile reviews, the design depends on a person by a person. For example, some people like pop-up selfie camera and some don’t, so I won’t say much about design. First, see the phone and if you like what OnePlus has produced then buy it or skip it. OnePlus did a good job.

Performance

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  • Snapdragon 865 Soc
  • X55 5G modem
  • LPDDR5 Ram
  • UFS 3.0 Support
  • 3,400 score on Geekbench 5

The OnePlus 8 Pro is powered by powerful Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 Soc with 5G connectivity and paired with 8GB of Ram and 128GB Storage, or 12GB of Ram and 256GB Storage, there is no micro-SD card slot present.

Now, I don’t want to say, how OnePlus 8 Pro will perform but still, the phone will give you everything you need. For example, if you want to play PUGB, the phone you will give a buttery smooth performance, even while switching between apps feels smooth.

Overall, that 120Hz screen refresh rate comes in very handy. Also, the phone is running on OxygenOS on top of Android 10. OxygenOS is the best OS available for the Android platform. In short, Rs 54,999 will pay off, you will not complain about performance.

Cameras

OnePlus went with a 48MP camera setup. The phone comes with 48MP Sony IMX689 with f/1.78 aperture, again 48MP ultra-wide lens, 8MP telephoto lens, and 5MP Color Filter Lens which will come in handy for Instagram lovers.

The Quad camera setup can shoot videos up to 4k@60fps and have Super Slow Motion 1080p video at 240 fps, 720p video at 480 fps, and Time-Lapse up to 1080P 30fps, 4k 30fps. One the front side, it has a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 selfie shooter with f/2.45 aperture and this can shoot videos up to 1080p@30fps.

I have added the images above, do let me know, what you think about cameras. If you ask me, OnePlus has done a great job with cameras this year. Finally, I can say, OnePlus 8 Pro has a great camera setup because last year launched OnePlus 7 series has the below-average camera and the cameras were the only downside of OnePlus 7 Series.

The phone also has the night mode integrated into the system app and this year we have the improved version of night mode. You will get more natural colors with OnePlus 8 Pro, so no over-saturated images, no extra-white images this year, the phone will give you more realistic images.

This OnePlus 8 Pro will give the best quality images and yes, you won’t regret buying this camera. Overall, I think what OnePlus has provided is acceptable at 55k, so nothing to worry about cameras.

Battery Life

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  • 4,510 mAh battery
  • 30W fast wireless charging
  • Warp Charge 30T Fast Wired Charging

I don’t usually say much about battery life because it depends on a user by user, some people can kill the battery in 6 hours and some manage to get two-day battery life. The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 4,510 mAh non-removable battery with Warp Charge 30T Fast Wired Charging and 30W Wireless Charging support.

The phone can’t be charged at 30W with every wireless charger, to charge at 30W, you need to buy OnePlus’s wireless charger which costs around 70 dollars. You can not charge OnePlus 8 Pro at 30W with your wireless charger, it doesn’t matter whether your charger supports up to 40W wireless charger or more.

Update 29th April 2020 at 09:17 OnePlus revealed the India price for Warp Charge 30W Wireless Charger. The Warp Charge 30W Wireless Charger is priced at Rs 3,990 and it’s available in White color option.

In short, OnePlus wants to sell its own branded wireless charger. You have to buy an OnePlus wireless charger to charge OnePlus 8 Pro at 30W wirelessly. As of now, OnePlus hasn’t revealed the price for the wireless charger but it won’t be very cheap because of its 30W fast charger.

Here “the battery life depends on your phone use if you every day play games for 6 hours then you need to charge a phone every 6 hours but if you’re like me and don’t use the phone very often then it will last for a day.”

Software & UI Experience

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  • Android 10
  • OxygenOS 10.5.3

I don’t need to introduce the OxygenOS yet I just want to say one thing, OxygenOS is the best UI available on the Android platform, you will forget the stock UI, once you use OxygenOS.

The OxygenOS has covered everything from Dark Mode to display customization. Good thing is, it’s clean, and yes you won’t find any kind ads in UI which is a good thing because other companies like Realme and Xiaomi have implemented ads in their UI.

Overall, OxygenOS is clean, shooter, and fastest UI available on the Android platform.

Price and Availability

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If you want to buy OnePlus 8 then as of now we don’t have the India launch date but I think the phone will be available after the lockdown. OnePlus 8 is available in Glacial Green, Ultramarine Blue, and Onyx Black color options.

  • 8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 54,999
  • 12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 59,999

Conclusion: Why you should buy it?

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OnePlus 8 Pro comes with 6.78 inches QHD+ display, HDR 10/10+ support, 30W fast Wireless Charging, Snapdragon 865 chip with 5G connectivity, OxygenOS on top of Android 10, 120Hz screen refresh rate, IP68 waterproof, also it has Quad camera setup and the phone is priced at Rs 54,999 for 8GB and 128GB storage.

What else you need on a smartphone. I would say OnePlus 8 Pro is worth buying at 55k. There is nothing wrong with this phone, so if you want to buy a new phone and if your budget is above 50k then you can buy this phone, you won’t regret.

The phone has everything you need. Overall, if you want to buy a new smartphone above 50k then OnePlus 8 Pro could be the best phone for you. Yet, if you don’t like edge display and want the best cameras then you can buy Galaxy Ultra or iPhone 11 Pro which will cost you 30k more.

Pros 

  • Snapdragon 865 Soc
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Great Display
  • 30W fast wireless charging
  • Long Battery Life
  • MEMC technology

Cons 

  • Slite bigger display edges

Still, if you have any kind of questions then do let us know in the comment box below.

OnePlus 8 Pro Full Specifications

SpecificationOnePlus 8 Pro
Launch Date April 14, 2020
What's In The BoxOnePlus 8 Pro
Warp Charge 30 Power Adapter
Warp Type-C Cable (Support USB 2.0)
Quick Start Guide
Welcome Letter
Safety Information and Warranty Card
LOGO Sticker
Case
Screen Protector
SIM Tray Ejector
Dimensions165.3 x 74.3 x 8.5 mm
Display 6.78 inches
Display Protection 3D Corning Gorilla Glass
Screen Refresh Rate120Hz
Touch sampling rate240Hz
Build Quality Metal-Glass
Resolutions3168 x 1440 pixels 513ppi
Ram8GB | 12GB
Storage128GB | 256GB
Camera (Rear)48 MP Primary
48 MP Ultra-wide
8 MP Telephoto Lens
5 MP Color Filter Lens
Video Recording (Rear)4K video at 30/60 fps
1080P video at 30/60 fps
Super Slow Motion: 720p video at 480 fps, 1080p video at 240fps
Time-Lapse: 1080P 30fps, 4k 30fps
Video Editor
Camera (Front)16MP ( Sony IMX471)
Video Recording (Front)1080p video at 30fps
Time-Lapse
OSOxygenOS on top of Android 10
ChipsetSnapdragon 865 (7nm)
5G ChipSnapdragon X55
GPUAdreno 650
CPU Kryo 585
Battery4510 mAh (non-removable)
SensorsIn-display Fingerprint Sensor
Accelerometer
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Sensor Core
Laser Sensor
Flicker-detect sensor
Front RGB sensor
Charging Speed*Warp Charge 30T Fast Wired Charging
*30W Wireless Charging
Fingerprint In-display
Other Features LPDDR5 Ram + UFS 3.0 Support.

*Dedicated Micro-SD card slot
*IP68
*HDR 10/10+
*NFC
*WiFi 6
*30W Wireless Charging Support
Weight 199g
Colors Glacial Green, Ultramarine Blue, and Onyx Black
Price8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 54,999
12GB Ram + 256GB storage: Rs 59,999

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OnePlus 8 Pro FAQ

Q: Hey, I don’t want to read a long article, can you give a quick answer? 
A: Of course, here.

Q: What is the Screen Refresh rate on OnePlus 8 Pro?
A: OnePlus 8 Pro has 120Hz Screen refresh rate

Q: What is the touch sampling rate of OnePlus 8 Pro?
A: It has a 240Hz touch sampling rate.

Q: Does OnePlus 8 Pro has wireless charging?
A: YES, 30W fast wireless charging support.

Q: What kind of glass OnePlus has used on OnePlus 8 Pro?
A: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides.

Q: When is the first sale of OnePlus 8 Pro?
A: OnePlus haven’t announced yet for Indian Market.

Q: Where can I buy OnePlus 8 Pro?
A: OnePlus 8 Pro is available on Amazon, and OnePlus.in

Q: What is the base price for OnePlus 8 Pro?
A: OnePlus 8 Pro starts from 54,999 for 8GB Ram + 128GB storage.

Q: What is the Max graphic setting on PUBG in OnePlus 8 Pro?
A: PUBG runs in HDR+.

Q: Can I watch FHD+ content on Netflix and Amazon Prime on OnePlus 8 Pro?
A: Yes you can because OnePlus 8 Pro has DRM L1 certified

Q: Does OnePlus 8 Pro have NavIC support?
A: The OnePlus 8 Pro doesn’t have the NavIC support.

Q: Does OnePlus 8 Pro has an IR blaster?
A: The OnePlus 8 Pro doesn’t have an IR blaster.

Q: Does OnePlus 8 Pro have Wi-Fi calling?
A: Yes, it has.

Q: OnePlus 8 Pro has an in-display fingerprint?
A: Yes, OnePlus 8 Pro does have the in-display fingerprint sensor which faster than the previous generation.

Q: Does OnePlus 8 Pro show the ad in UI?
A: NO.

Q: Does OnePlus 8 Pro have a dedicated SD card slot? 
A: No, you can only use two sim cards.

Q: Does OnePlus 8 Pro have the stereo speakers?
A: Yes, it has.

Q: Should I buy OnePlus 8 Pro right now?
A: I think, you should read this review again. just kidding…

Q: What should I read next
A:

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