OnePlus 8 Review: exclusive standards, low price!

The OnePlus 8 speaks to a zenith of patterns. It brings the brand’s broadly low-value, high-spec smartphones nearer and nearer to, if not exactly comparable to, the clean of other lead smartphones; and in a few different ways, it likewise observes OnePlus embracing a portion of its rival’s plan ways of thinking.

We’ve seen this previously, with the evacuation of the earphone jack in the OnePlus 7; here, the OnePlus 8 and higher-specced however pricier OnePlus 8 Pro have swapped that smartphone’s spring up selfie camera with a puncture the upper left corner.

Beside making the camera prominently less cool to work, this isn’t such a misfortune, since that switch likely made the new smartphones more water-safe given the OnePlus 8 Pro has an IP68 water-and residue opposition rating (however not the OnePlus 8, which just has the typical OnePlus affirmation of water obstruction).

The new smartphone carries the base-level handset to a leader level of clean just as specs. A year ago, the brand’s smartphones at long last split between a reasonable ‘norm’ rendition and a Pro model that was a considerable overhaul as far as the two highlights and looks; yet this year the OnePlus 8 gets physical refinements that weren’t conceded to 2019’s progressively moderate models.

As such, the OnePlus 8 looks more lead with its bended edge ‘cascade’ show and punch-opening for its selfie camera (tear indents are old fashioned in 2020) – and it doesn’t hurt that this model dump the huge roundabout camera square of the OnePlus 7T for an increasingly appealing vertical strip like the one on its pricier OnePlus 8 Pro kin.

The OnePlus 8 doesn’t pack the entirety of the Pro’s stunts – it passes up a zooming focal point and remote charging – yet the basics are for the most part here: a Snapdragon 865 chipset, 8GB or 12GB of RAM, a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED show, and a 4,300mAh battery that can be completely energized in an hour utilizing the Warp Charge 30T charger remembered for the container.

Its specs are sufficiently noteworthy, yet with 5G availability, the OnePlus 8’s $699 (around £558/AU$1,096) sticker price makes it the most reasonable 5G smartphone in numerous business sectors. It’s a svelte smartphone with barely any downsides, and hard not to prescribe as the best spending lead of 2020 up to this point.



As we’ve noticed, the OnePlus 8 is an increasingly iterative interpretation of its ancestor, the OnePlus 7T, however it incorporates enough enhancements to make it a genuine spending lead handset – and somehow or another, the new OnePlus smartphone has less rivalry given that the Samsung Galaxy S20 line doesn’t have its own lower-estimated proportional.

In any case, the OnePlus 8 has likewise been raised nearer to Galaxy S-extend level with the sort of je ne sais quoi contacts that put Samsung’s leaders in an alternate alliance to the OnePlus 7T.

These incorporate the cascade style bended presentation edges, which used to be the provenance of the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro, leaving the less expensive models with level screens. What’s more, as recently referenced, the roundabout camera knock in the OnePlus 7T has been swapped for a vertical strip. It projects more than the camera lodgings on different smartphones, so a smartphone case that is flush with the focal points would be a reasonable buy.

Regarding selfie style, the OnePlus 8 comes up short on the panache that last year’s OnePlus 7 Pro/7T Pro displayed with their spring in advance confronting cameras. It’s somewhat of a disgrace, yet we were in every case only a little anxious that the security include joined into those smartphones – the sprung up focal point would withdraw if the smartphone recognized that it was falling – wouldn’t kick in for reasons unknown, and were extra cautious when utilizing them with the camera conveyed. The OnePlus 8 is more powerful for not having those moving parts.

The OnePlus 8 has a volume rocker on the left side and a lock button on the right; both stick out more distant than on a year ago’s OnePlus smartphones, and offer an all the more fulfilling ‘click’ sensation for sure. The brand’s mark quietness slider, situated over the lock button on the correct side, similarly has a progressively material feel when exchanging between ring, vibrate, and quiet modes.

As smartphones get ever heavier, the OnePlus 8’s 180g feels even – the main 2020 lead that is recognizably lighter is the 163g Samsung Galaxy S20, which is likewise littler. Most others are heftier by degrees, similar to the 186g Galaxy S20 Plus and 196g Galaxy Note 10 Plus, as far as possible up to the 226g iPhone 11 Pro Max.



The OnePlus 8 packs a 6.55-inch AMOLED show with a FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) goals. Its 20:9 proportion directs a generally tall and thin handset, which has gotten increasingly famous in smartphones – and all things considered. The OnePlus 8 is simpler to genuinely deal with, state, in case you’re attempting to content while holding it one-gave.

It’s not the most noteworthy goals show, missing out to the Samsung Galaxy S20 line’s WQHD+ screens. In principle, this implies you won’t have as sharp an image, despite the fact that that would possibly be the situation when observing high-goals media at any rate.

By and by, the goals here is fine for easygoing media utilization; you’d extremely possibly see a distinction when putting smartphones one next to the other, as we did with a Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and an iPhone 11 Pro Max. Netflix shows were similarly as sharp, however the OnePlus 8 blew out brilliant foundations, leaving radiant skyboxes absent a lot of detail.

What you will see is that the screen is more splendid than those on the OnePlus 8’s ancestors. Contrasted with the screen on the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 8’s showcase is simpler to find in sunshine, which is pivotal when you’re taking a gander at it with the sun legitimately overhead. What’s more, when it’s evening time? The OnePlus 8 eclipses – actually – almost every other leader available.

The OnePlus 8 packs an in-screen unique finger impression sensor, which is quick and precise – in any event, when utilized at different points. This has been the situation since the OnePlus 7 arrangement, and it’s ideal to see when smartphones like the LG V60 still battle with this innovation.

The smartphone additionally includes Reading Mode and Zen Mode, the two of which appeared on the OnePlus 7. While the utilization cases for both are specialty, they’re ideal to have, particularly since we’re investing considerably more energy nose-down in our handsets, and like never before could profit by the odd screen break.

Like the 2019 OnePlus smartphones, the OnePlus 8’s showcase packs a most extreme 90Hz revive rate (the default is 60Hz), and as on those handsets, this setting makes looking over a smoother experience generally speaking, regardless of whether you’re swiping through screens or seeking after your web based life takes care of.



The OnePlus 8 packs a trio of back cameras – and without precedent for some time for the brand, one of them isn’t a fax. Like some other 2020 leads, OnePlus’ essential model renounces optical zoom for advanced, inclining toward its 48MP f/1.75 fundamental shooter and ‘harvest zooming’ to recreate a fax impact.

This functions admirably enough for the OnePlus 8 at low settings, however we wouldn’t exhort utilizing it past 2x or 3x. Shots taken at the most extreme 10x advanced zoom are foggy – not something you’d ever share.

To be reasonable, other smartphones’ carefully helped most extreme zoom levels likewise take photographs that look progressively like impressionist works of art, however their optical zooming focal points normally stretch their furthest cutoff past 10x. (The one special case, the LG V60, takes observably more honed pictures at its own 10x max, likely inferable from the bigger 64MP sensor on its fundamental shooter).

It’s an alternate story with the OnePlus 8 Pro, which has a 3x optical zoom that pushes its advanced zoom out to 30x, as on the Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus. In our brief and social separation agreeable testing, we found that leads with any optical zoom – even the 2x fax on the iPhone 11 Pro Max – took more keen separation photographs than the OnePlus 8.

Rather than a fax camera, OnePlus has decided to furnish the OnePlus 8 with a 2MP full scale camera, for close-up photography of blossoms, pets, or something like that. Be that as it may, we didn’t see this as awfully valuable, or even that exact at ultra-close (millimeters away) separations; we’ve seen other large scale focal points, on the Moto G Stylus and G Power for instance, accomplish significantly more precise concentration very close.

Fortunately, the OnePlus 8’s 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide focal point is unmistakably increasingly valuable. Its 116-degree field of view is extraordinary for outside shots, and far and away superior for indoor ones, in spite of the fact that it’s not any more striking than comparable focal points on different smartphones.

The OnePlus 8 shoots video at a limit of 4K and 60fps, with moderate mo at 720p at 480fps or 1080p at 240fps. Excessively Stable mode does as it claims, smoothing out juddery film viably – a component more qualified for dynamic videographers or for recording while at the same time moving.

The 16MP forward looking shooter is useful and sharp, however it inclines toward a warmish yellow/orange tint. Shots are point by point, yet it additionally will in general overexpose subjects somewhat, so hope to catch pictures with more splendor and less shadow.



The OnePlus 8 packs a Snapdragon 865 chipset matched with a Snapdragon X55 modem for 5G network. You can select either 8GB of RAM and 128GB of capacity, or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of capacity.

We tried the model with 12GB of RAM, and it scored 3,401 on Geekbench 5, simply pushing out Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s score of 3,300. Inquisitively, it likewise pushes out the OnePlus 8 Pro, which restored a normal score of 3,159 in our tests.

I’m not catching that’s meaning? The OnePlus 8 is as quick as you need it to be, exchanging among applications and games immediately.

OnePlus’ OxygenOS skin for Android hasn’t changed much from its antecedents – it’s as yet an insignificant overlay with a smooth look, in spite of the fact that the application plate presently has a slight straightforwardness to let the dynamic Android 10 foundations appear on the other side.



The OnePlus 8 has a 4,300mAh battery, which we saw as sufficiently large to last during a time to say the very least. This is somewhat above batteries in other leader smartphones – for example, the Samsung Galaxy S20 packs 4,000mAh of limit.

The OnePlus 8 has a 4,300mAh battery, which is somewhat greater than the force packs in some equivalent smartphones – for example, the Samsung Galaxy S20 packs a 4,000mAh battery. We discovered it ought to be sufficient to last you during a time and afterward some of run of the mill use.

The OnePlus 8 accompanies a Warp Charge 30T charger, which was a great advancement that appeared in the crate with the OnePlus 7T, conveying 23% quicker charging than the charger that accompanied earlier OnePlus smartphones.

The charger satisfies its twist speed claims, getting our OnePlus 8 from 10% to 41% in only 15 minutes, and completely beating up the smartphone in simply under 60 minutes. Try not to expect very that noteworthy a rate in case you’re utilizing an alternate quick charger, as OnePlus revealed to us its smartphones are tweaked to take advantage of the Warp Charge 30T.

The OnePlus 8 doesn’t, lamentably, have remote charging. The OnePlus 8 Pro does, and not simply utilizing ordinary remote chargers, either: OnePlus has discharged its own exclusive Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger, which squeezes up smartphones at a guaranteed 30W rate. Not all handsets can bolster that rate, yet the 8 Pro can.

It’s a given that, as it needs remote charging, the OnePlus 8 likewise needs invert remote charging. This isn’t an element we particularly miss, however it is one that you’ll discover in rival leaders like the Samsung Galaxy S20 arrangement. Given the OnePlus 8’s enormous battery, it is ideal to have the option to give a portion of that charge to a couple of remote earphones, state.

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