One Plus gets it right again with the new One Plus 8 pseudo-flagship model. The One Plus 8 still sports bleeding-edge specs and has not tethered away from its predecessors. Although, a few sacrifices had to be made to keep the pricing of a typical mid-range phone. It maintains its killer looks with a new interstellar glow model that refracts light off the glass back panel to produce vivid color combinations. The phone seems bigger with the common rectangular display, yet feels comfortable to maintain a grip on it.

The phone is light-weight considering the superior components that are present inside, weighing just over 180grams and presents a new challenge to its competitors. The major sacrifices have been done to the wireless charging support and toning down the screen resolution to 1080pixels with a 90Hz refresh rate. While this might seem like a turnoff, it is the right move to conserve the battery while maintaining a decent refresh rate.

The camera array has discarded the telephoto lens and retained the macro camera for close detailed shots. While the move seems apt, very few users use the macro sensor for regular shutters.

Pros / GOOD

  • Apt pricing considering the hardware specs
  • 30-watt warp charger with fast charging
  • Fluid and clutter-less Oxygen OS
  • Frequent security updates from Oxygen OS
  • The latest in-vogue Snapdragon 865 chipset
  • Lasts longer on a single charge due to mellowed down refresh rate
  • One of the few phones to support 5G

Cons / BAD

  • No wireless charge support despite a glass back panel
  • Toned down the resolution from 1440 pixels to 1080 pixels
  • No expandable storage option
  • No ip68 rating as seen in earlier models
  • No dedicated night photo mode

OnePlus 8 8GB Ram Specification


Performance Snapdragon 865
Storage 128 GB
Camera 48MP + 16MP + 2MP
Battery 4300 mAh
Display 6.55″ (16.64 cm)
Ram 8 GB
Launch Date In India May 15, 2020 (Expected)
Front Camera 16 MP
Battery 4300 mAh
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Display 6.55 inches
Ram 8 GB
Rear Camera 48 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP
Fingerprint Sensor Position On-screen
Fingerprint Sensor Type Optical
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Quick Charging Yes
Operating System Android v10 (Q)
Sim Slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Model 8 8GB RAM
Launch Date May 15, 2020 (Expected)
Custom Ui Oxygen OS
Brand OnePlus
Sim Size SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Audio Features Dolby Atmos
Fm Radio No
Audio Jack USB Type-C
Loudspeaker Yes
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Graphics Adreno 650
Processor Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 585 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 585 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 585)
Architecture 64 bit
Ram 8 GB
Width 72.9 mm
Weight 180 grams
Build Material Back: Gorilla Glass
Thickness 8 mm
Height 160.2 mm
Colours Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow
Display Type Fluid AMOLED
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Bezelless Display Yes with punch-hole display
Pixel Density 402 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Screen To Body Ratio Calculated 88.69 %
Screen Size 6.55 inches (16.64 cm)
Refresh Rate 90 Hz
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Touch Screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Internal Memory 128 GB
Expandable Memory No
Camera Setup Single
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Camera Features Fixed Focus
Image Resolution 8000 x 6000 Pixels
Sensor Exmor RS
Autofocus Yes Phase Detection autofocus, Continuos autofocus
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution 16 MP f/2.45 Primary Camera(3″ sensor size, 1µm pixel size)
Physical Aperture F2.45
Optical Image Stabilisation Yes
Flash Yes Screen flash
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
User Replaceable No
Type Li-ion
Quick Charging Yes Warp, 30W: 50 % in 22 minutes
Usb Typec Yes
Capacity 4300 mAh
Wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Wifi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v5.1
Volte Yes
Usb Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
Nfc Yes
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE
Sim Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Sim 2 4G Bands: TD-LTE

Conclusion – Should you Buy or Not?

While One Plus 8 might not seem like a great camera offering, it still captures decent quality images. The screen maintains adequate brightness while using it outdoors. The quick charging feature refuels the 50% of the battery in just under 25 minutes owing to the revolutionary Warp charging technology and an adapter that is included in the box. Wireless charging could have been accommodated considering the all-glass back panel which is compatible with the feature. Nevertheless, One Plus 8 still bears all the traits that must be present in a 2020 mid-range phone.

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