This time OnePlus goes all out with their latest flagship smartphones – and it feels a complete premium smartphone that goes head on with iPhone 11 Pro.
Before we get into the details, the biggest caveats from the earlier OnePlus phones has always been (a) camera systems don’t match up (b) no wireless charging and (c) no water (IP68 rating) proofing. Guess what, OnePlus 8 Pro checks them all.
OnePlus 8 Pro & OnePlus 8 is packed with beefy specifications, and they both come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor and are 5G enabled from get go.
Quickly, let’s get into the details real quick.
OnePlus 8 Pro:
It comes in 3 beautiful colors, Glacial green, ultramarine blue and onyx black. At 6.78 inches almost bezel-less display, with a selfie camera punch hole at top left that found in last year’s Samsung Galaxy S10, 8 Pro comes in 3168 x 1440 pixels with 513 ppi – QHD+ Display.
OnePlus’s weakest link has always been its camera system. This time round they are very serious in this area and have done direct comparisons with industry’s darling, the iPhones. OnePlus 8 Pro sports quad camera system, consisting of the main camera sensors come with a whooping 48 megapixels with f/1.78 aperture. The second lens is Ultra Wide Angle also featuring 48 megapixels at f/2.2 aperture. There’s also a telephoto lens with 3x lossless and 30x digital zoom, and there is also a unique color filter camera. The selfie or the front camera comes with 16 megapixels.
The video recording is at 4K at 30/60 fps and OnePlus 8 Pro runs at 120Hz for a fast and fluid scrolling.
OnePlus 8 Pro comes in two configurations, with either 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS3.0 storage sizes. It comes with a Warp 30T fast charging, and for the first time in OnePlus phones, 30W wireless charging finally makes it debut. The battery should last you a whole day with 4510 mAh. OnePlus says you can charge up to 60% in just 30 minutes, while they claim 8 Pro’s wireless charging is also the fastest among the premium smartphones available in the market today, with 50% of charge in just 30 minutes.
Another important addition to the OnePlus 8 Pro (not available in regular 8) is waterproof IP68 which had lacked in these phones for a long time.
Just like its elder brother, OnePlus 8 also shines away with 3 color schemes, glacial green, interstellar glow, onyx black.
Coming at 6.55 inches, it has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and 402 ppi (Full HD+ display). Both OnePlus 8 Pro and 8 has a 3D gorilla glasses.
Unlike OnePlus 8 Pro’s quad camera system, the regular OnePlus 8 comes in triple camera system. The main cameras features 48 megapixels at f/1.75, ultrawide lens at 16 megapixels and a macro lens with 2 megapixels with f/2.4 aperture. Just like 8 Pro, this too comes with 16 megapixel front facing camera. There is no optical/lossless zoom capabilities in this one, and that’s a bummer in my opinion.
The video recording is at 4K at 30/60 fps and runs at 90Hz, which is still very good compared to a lot of the smartphones available in the market.
The RAM and storage is nearly identical to 8 Pro, the regular OnePlus 8 also comes in two configurations. 8 or 12GB RAM LPDDR4x, storage options are 128 or 256GB UFS3.0. The battery capacity is slightly lower to 8 Pro with 4300 mAh unlike 8 Pro’s 4510 and has a similar Warp fast charging at 30T. This unfortunately does not have wireless charging.
As for the prices, they are a bit more expensive than the last generations.
OnePlus 8 Pro – the 8GB/128GB comes at USD 899 and 12GB/256GB at USD 1,000.
OnePlus 8 – the 8GB/128GB comes at USD 700 and 12GB/256GB at USD 800.
Both OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 will be available in early May 2020.