OnePlus 8 Pro Review: 5G Flagship with Wireless Charging

OnePlus phones has introduced its 8 series with two flagship smartphones, OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro with amazing brand new features. The smartphones were launched globally only online via an official online launch event on April 14, 2020. Both the phones with massive upgrades are expected to be launched for sale in India in the upcoming weeks. The starting price of OnePlus 8 Pro in India is Rs.54,999 for its 8GB/128GB variant. The price of 12GB/256GB variant of OnePlus 8 Pro is Rs.59,999.

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Finally, OnePlus 8 Pro is a 5G flagship smartphone with Wireless charging which is the most desired feature of OnePlus smartphones. It has also got an IP68 certification as a proof of water and dust resistance. OnePlus 8 Pro is the costliest smartphone that OnePlus has ever made, but it’s still a pretty good deal and its top specs are worth the price. Let’s take a deep look at its specifications and features.

OnePlus 8 Pro Specifications and Features

Dimensions

Height165.3 mm
Width74.3 mm
Thickness8.5 mm
Weight199g

With a contoured Matte AG glass finish, the OnePlus 8 Pro delivers an unparalleled look and feel. It has a sleek and slim design but is slightly bigger than OnePlus 8. OnePlus 8 Pro measures 165.3 mm x 74.3mm and 8.5 mm. It weighs 199g and the weight of the screen protector may add an additional 3g. The phone is neither too heavy nor light weighted.

Display

Size6.78 inches
Resolution3168 x 1440 pixels 513ppi
Aspect Ratio19.8:9
TypeFluid AMOLED
SupportsRGB, Display P3
Screen Refresh Rate120 Hz
Cover Glass3D Corning Gorilla Glass
Display FeaturesAdaptive Display
Vibrant Color Effect Pro
Motion Graphics Smoothing
Reading Mode
Night Mode

OnePlus 8 Pro is built with premium Fluid AMOLED display with Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation (MEMC) technology which ensures smooth and seamless flows of frames. It has a 6.78-inch stunning edge-to-edge display protected by 3D Corning Gorilla Glass, sporting a 120Hz ultra fast refresh rate. It simply has the best looking display which seems more natural. The smartphone has a screen resolution of 3168 x 1440 pixels with 513ppi pixel density. It has an aspect ratio of 19.8:9.

The screen features 64 times more colors than the previous versions of OnePlus phones with its industry-leading 10-bit color display. The display is highly calibrated to deliver ultra high color accuracy that supports sRGB Display P3 color technology. The 8 Pro display is brighter in sunlight that can reach about 1300 nits and lets you see every detail onscreen with enormous clarity under direct sunlight.

The display offers excellent features like adaptive display, vibrant color effect pro, motion graphics smoothing, reading mode and night mode. Another added advantage of OnePlus 8 pro is its HDR10+ support. The phone has got an A+ rating from DisplayMate, and an SGS Eye Care Display Certification which most of the android phones does not have. If you are looking for a smartphone with such a high quality display with smooth and effortless swiping and scrolling experience, the OnePro 8 Pro would be a great option.

Performance

Operating System (OS)OxygenOS based on Android 10
Processor (CPU)Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
ChipsetX55 5G Chipset
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 650
Gaming ModeFnatic Mode

OnePlus 8 Pro is equipped with more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with X55 5G chipset which is highly optimized for speed. The smartphone runs on OxygenOS purely based on Android 10. This improved OS offers stability to the phone ensuring no touch issues. The phone has Adreno 650 Graphics Processing Unit which provides seamless gaming performance. With the Fnatic mode, OnePlus 8 Pro offers notification free, optimized, immersive gaming experience.

The OnePlus 8 Pro provides best performance with its Smart 5G technology with which the phone can automatically switch between 5G and non 5G networks without affecting the battery. The processor also offers high download speed. With its high performance, the OnePlus 8 Pro will definitely be a leading high quality 5G smartphone in the Indian market.

Storage

Storage SpecsStorage Variant OneStorage Variant Two
RAM8GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal Storage128GB UFS3.0256GB UFS3.0
Expandable MemoryNoNo

The 5G flagship comes in two storage variants – 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB. It contains 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM which operates at an increased speed upto 30% compared to its older version phones thereby consuming power less than 20%. The smartphone is built with high internal storage capacity of about 128GB/256GB that uses UFS3.0 excellent file management system. This high internal storage is more than enough for you to store enormous photos, videos, movies, games, etc and so the phone has no expandable memory.

Battery

Battery Capacity4510 mAh (Non removable)
Fast ChargingYes, Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging (5V/6A)
Wireless ChargingYes, 30W Wireless Charging

OnePlus 8 Pro has a massive 4510 mAh non removable battery. It is durable and long lasting. The battery supports both fast charging and wireless charging. OnePlus 8 Pro is the first ever smartphone launched by OnePlus with the wireless charging feature. The company has introduced its own wireless charger that delivers 30W of charging power which is twice the times higher than any other wireless charger. With no wires, the Warp Charge 30 Wireless can charge up from 1% to 50% in just half an hour. It also allows Reverse Wireless Charging.

The Warp Charge 30T gives your phone a power of about 50% in just 23 minutes after plugged in. The battery keeps you going and will stay connected for a long time without any interruption even when you play games or watch movies.

Camera

Camera SpecsRear Camera Front Camera
MegapixelsMain Camera – 48MP
Telephoto Lens – 8MP
Ultra Wide Angle Lens – 48MP
Color Filter Lens – 5MP
16MP
SensorSony IMX689Sony IMX471
Pixel SizeMain Camera – 1.12 µm/48M; 2.24 µm (4 in 1)/12M
Telephoto Lens – 1.0µm
1.0 µm
Lens Quantity7P
OISYesNo
EISYesYes
ApertureMain Camera – f/1.78
Telephoto Lens – f/2.44
Ultra Wide Angle Lens – f/2.2
Color Filter Lens – f/2.4
f/2.45
Auto focusMulti Auto focus ( All pixel omni-directional PDAF+LAF+CAF)Fixed Focus
FlashDual LED FlashScreen Flash
Zoom3x Hybrid Zoom
Video4K 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
1080p video at 30fps
Time-Lapse
FeaturesUltra Wide Angle Lens Field of View: 120°
CINE aspect ratio video recording
Video HDR
Cat&Dog face detect & focus
UltraShot HDR
Nightscape
Super Micro
Portrait
Pro Mode
Panorama
AI Scene Detection
RAW Image
Audio Zoom
Audio 3D
Face Unlock
HDR
Face Retouching

Rear Camera

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a powerful 48MP Quad camera with enhanced image and video qualities. The quad camera setup on the back includes a 48MP main camera with Sony IMX689 1/1.4″ sensor and Overnight Indexed Swap (OIS) feature, a 8MP hybrid zoom camera with telephoto lens, a 48MP ultra wide angle lens with Sony IMX586 1/2″ sensor and a 5MP color filter lens. The 48MP main camera has a pixel size of about 1.12 µm/48M; 2.24 µm (4 in 1)/12M. The 8MP hybrid zoom camera with 1.0µm pixel size offers 30x Digital zoom feature and supports OIS.

With the 48MP Ultra wide angle camera, you can expand your perspective with 120° field of view. It also comes with 3cm macro mode which helps you to take close up shots with high clarity. The 5MP color filter camera has a photochrome filter which allows you to add color effects while you’re shooting. OnePlus 8 Pro rear camera allows you to capture brilliant images and record high quality dynamic videos even in harsh lighting conditions. It has got Electronic Image Stabilization feature to reduce blurring of images due to slight shakes.

Experience the adorable Smart Pet Capture feature in OnePlus 8 Pro which allows pet friendly snaps. Take your pet photos to the next level with this smart feature. OnePlus 8 Pro software algorithms work behind the scenes to identify pets and auto-adjust camera settings for the perfect snap. The rear camera supports all pixel omni-directional multi auto-focus feature and it has dual LED flash. The rear camera features include UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Super Micro, Portrait, Pro mode, Panorama, AI scene detection, RAW image, Audio zoom and Audio 3D.

The dynamic video mode with improved video stabilization lets you shoot more vibrant and detailed videos of backlit scenes. The camera records 4K video at 30/60 fps and 1080P video at 30/60 fps. The other video features include CINE aspect ratio video recording, Super Slow Motion, Video HDR and Time-Lapse.

The cameras are a big improvement over previous OnePlus models as they offer excellent photographic and video graphic experiences. If you are a smartphone camera lover, undoubtedly the OnePlus 8 Pro will be the best deal.

Front Camera

OnePlus 8 Pro contains a 16MP on screen selfie camera with Sony IMX471 sensor. It has pixel size of about 1.0 µm and an aperture of f/2.45. With Electronic Image Stabilization, the front camera is best suited for excellent selfies and portraits. The pictures look very natural and balanced. The camera delivers a great imaging experience and the newly upgraded Super Nightscape 3.0 uses composite multi-frame engine technology for amazing night shots.

The front camera has fixed focus with screen flash. It has in built face detection that allows face unlock and has face retouching and HDR features. It is also capable of recording 1080p video at 30fps and supports Time-Lapse.

Connectivity

SIMDual 4G SIM support and single 5G SIM support
LTE/LTE-A4×4 MIMO
Supports up to DL Cat 18 / UL Cat 13(1.2Gbps / 150Mbps), depending on carrier support
BandGSM:GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900
WCDMA:B1, B2, B4, B5, B8, B9, B19
CDMA:BC0(Roaming)
LTE-FDD:B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26
LTE-TDD:B34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
5G: n78
MIMO:LTE:B1, 3, 41, 40
NR: N78
Wi-Fi2×2 MIMO
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax
2.4G / 5G
Wi-Fi 6
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1, supports aptX & aptX HD & LDAC & AAC
NFCEnabled
PositioningGPS (L1+L5 Dual Band)
GLONASS
Galileo (E1+E5a Dual Band)
Beidou
SBAS
A-GPS

OnePlus 8 Pro connectivity features include Smart 5G, LTE/LTE-A, Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC, GSM, WCDMA, CDMA, LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, GPS and A-GPS. The smartphone offers Dual 4G SIM support and single 5G SIM support (4G/4G and 4G/5G). You must ensure 5G network availability with your carrier to make use of Smart 5G feature. It supports upto 1.2Gbps / 150Mbps connectivity speed depending on your carrier.

It has advanced connectivity features like Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. With up to 270% faster data transfer speeds than previous generations, you can stream games and watch shows without any hindrance. Near Field Communication (NFC) is enabled in OnePlus 8 Pro which allows seamless communication between phones.

Multimedia

SpecsAudio Video Image
Supported FormatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY, AC3, EAC3, EAC3-JOC, AC4MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBMJPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, WEB, HEIF, HEIC, RAW
RecordingWAV, AAC, AMRMP4
OutputJPEG, DNG

OnePlus 8 Pro is a highly impressive multimedia device providing a great experience. The audio, video and image qualities are really fantastic. It has Dolby Atmos – Dual Stereo Speakers with noise cancellation support. You can also enable loudspeakers. It supports Audio 3D and Audio zoom features. The phone records audio in WAV, AAC, AMR formats and supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY, AC3, EAC3, EAC3-JOC, AC4 audio formats.

OnePlus 8 Pro records video in MP4 format and supports MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM video formats. The supported image formats are JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, WEB, HEIF, HEIC, RAW and saves the images taken by its camera in JPEG or DNG formats.

Other Specifications

ColorsGlacial Green
Ultramarine Blue
Onyx Black
SensorsIn-display Fingerprint Sensor
Accelerometer
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Sensor Core
Laser Sensor
Flicker-detect sensor
Front RGB sensor
PortsUSB 3.1 GEN1
Type-C
Support standard Type-C earphone
Dual nano-SIM slot
ButtonsGestures and on-screen navigation support
Alert Slider
AudioDolby Atmos – Dual Stereo Speakers
Noise cancellation support
Audio 3D
Audio Zoom
In The Box AccessoriesOnePlus 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
Phone Case
Screen Protector
SIM Tray Ejector

OnePlus 8 Pro is available in three vibrant shades, Glacial Green, Ultramarine Blue and Onyx Black providing stunning look. It has in-built fingerprint sensor that allows fingerprint unlock. The phone has USB 3.1 GEN1 port for USB support and Type-C charging port that supports standard Type-C earphones. It does not have a headphone jack. It contains an alert slider, allows gestures and supports on-screen navigation.

OnePlus 8 Pro is equipped with sensors like Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Sensor Core, Laser Sensor, Flicker-detect sensor and Front RGB sensor as a result of high improvements. It is built with splash resistance technology and it is the best IP rated android smartphone. The IP68 certification reveals that this 5G flagship smartphone is water and dust resistant.

The OnePlus 8 Pro box package consists of the following accessories such as the OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone, Warp Charge 30 Power Adapter, Warp Type-C Cable, Quick Start Guide, Welcome Letter, Safety Information and Warranty Card, LOGO Sticker, Phone Case, Screen Protector and a SIM Tray Ejector.

With all the OnePlus 8 Pro top specs, you would really experience the feel of having the best 5G android smartphone. Though it offers majority of highly improved features and specifications, there are slight pitfalls in this phone too but those are not the main specs. As an overall, the phone has a lot of pros and a very few cons. Let’s take a look at those.

Pros of OnePlus 8 Pro

  • Stunning Design
  • Excellent Performance
  • 30W Wireless Charging
  • Smart 5G
  • Smart Pet Capture
  • IP68 Certification
  • Water Proof
  • Dust Proof
  • Splash Resistant
  • Enabled NFC

Cons of OnePlus 8 Pro

  • No expandable storage
  • No headphone jack

OnePlus 8 Pro FAQs:

What is OnePlus 8 Pro price in India?

The starting price of OnePlus 8 Pro in India is Rs.54,999 for its 8GB/128GB variant. The price of 12GB/256GB variant of OnePlus 8 Pro in India is Rs.59,999.

When was OnePlus 8 Pro launched in India?

OnePlus 8 Pro was officially launched in India on April 24, 2020.

Does OnePlus 8 Pro support reversible connector?

Yes, OnePlus 8 Pro supports reversible connector.

Which Chipset is used in OnePlus 8 Pro?

OnePlus 8 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 X55 5G chip-set.

Does OnePlus 8 Pro supports dedicated memory card slot?

No, OnePlus 8 Pro does not support either a microSD card or a dedicated memory card slot.

Does OnePlus 8 Pro supports FM Radio?

No, OnePlus 8 Pro does not support FM radio.