OnePlus 8 Review: Most Awaited Flagship With A Faster Processor

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 pro are Android-based smartphones manufactured by OnePlus smartphones, launched on 14th April 2020, only via online. These two flagships are most costly than the other OnePlus devices and both have included a novel design and with many new features. The corporate has announced that the value of OnePlus 8 starts from Rs. 44,999. Before you get excited, there’s something to remind you i.e., the value of this phone might change depending on many factors. Let’s see the specifications of OnePlus 8 intimately.

Key Specifications of OnePlus 8 series

BrandOnePlus
Model8 series

Design

Dimensions160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm (6.31 x 2.87 x 0.31 in)
Weight180g
Width72.9mm
Thickness8mm
SIMDual 4G SIM support and single 5G SIM support

OnePlus 8 comes with 160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm dimensions, 180g weight, 72.9mm width and 8mm thickness which looks slim and has a unique design that feels good in the hand. It is available in three different elegant colors, they are Onyx Black, Glacial Green and Interstellar Glow. This device is a dual-SIM phone that accepts nano-sim and nano sim cards with 5G(only in one slot) and 4G(both the slots) support and this speeds up your downloads via mobile networks and WLAN simultaneously. To have a long battery life and to keep you connected, your smartphone can automatically switch to 5G and non- 5G networks with new smart 5G technology.

Display

Size6.55 inches (16.64 cm)
TypeFluid AMOLED
Resolution1080*2400 pixels with 402 PPI density
Aspect ratio20:9
SupportsRGB, Display P3
GlassGlass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame

OnePlus 8 comes with a 6.55-inch Fluid display with a screen resolution of 1800*2400 pixels at a density of 402 PPI and a facet ratio of 20:9. It comes with a 90Hz refresh rate that allows you to scroll, swipe and navigate with ease. The screen is protected with corning gorilla glass. It supports face unlock.

Features

  • Reading Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Vibrant Color Effect

Performance

ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
CPUOcta-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
OSAndroid 10.0; OxygenOS 10.0
GPUAndreno 650
5G chipsetX55

OnePlus 8 is equipped with Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 chipset. This device runs on OxygenOS 10 which is based on Android 10 and it is smart, efficient, fast, smooth with brand new features. The CPU is powered by Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) and the GPU is Andreno 650. X55 dual-mode 5G allows you to connect to multiple networks at the same time for faster download and wider coverage. With UFS 3.0 file management system you can transfer photos, videos and files. You can download movies in seconds, share photos instantly with powerful 5G support.

Storage

SpecificationsStorage oneStorage two
RAM8GB12GB
Internal memory128GB256GB
Expandable memoryNoNo

OnePlus 8 has two memory variants, one with 8GB RAM and 128GB of Internal Memory and another with 12GB RAM and 256GB of Internal Memory which allows you to store pictures, videos, movies, applications, games, etc. It doesn’t have expandable memory.

Camera

Rear camera

Primary cameraSensor-Sony IMX586
Megapixels- 48
Pixel Size- 0.8µm
Lens Quantity- 6P
OIS- Yes
EIS- Yes
Aperture- f/1.75
Ultra wide angle lensMegapixels- 16
Aperture- f/2.2
Field of View- 116°
Macro lensMegapixels- 2
Pixel Size- 1.75µm
Aperture- f/2.4
FlashDual LED flash
Optical zoomNo(Support in sensor zoom 2X)
AutofocusMulti Autofocus
Video specifications4K video at 30/60 fps
1080P video at 30/60 fps
Super Slow Motion: 1080p video at 240 fps, 720p video at 480 fps
Time-Lapse 1080P 30fps, 4k 30fps
Video Editor
FeaturesCINE aspect ratio video recording, UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Micro , Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, Cat&dog face detection&focus, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image

As far as cameras are concerned, OnePlus 8 has a triple camera setup which consists of 48MP primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture of 0.8 micron, 16MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture and 1.75-micron pixel size. This camera setup has autofocus. It allows you to take portraits of your favorites and with improved stabilization you can shoot worthy pro videos.

With 116-degree ultra-wide-angle camera you can capture landscapes, group photos or you can also explore new angles. Nightscape uses multi-frame processing to add clarity, brightness and details of low-light cityscapes. You can also take a clear close-ups with a new macro lens. It allows you to bring more details of the image with the help of macro mode 2.0 and it will focus the subjects just 4cm away.

Front Camera

Front cameraSensor- Sony IMX471
Megapixels- 16
Pixel Size- 1.0 µm
EIS- Yes
Autofocus- Fixed Focus
Aperture- f/2.45
Video1080P video at 30fps
Time-Lapse
FeaturesFace Unlock, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching

OnePlus 8 has 16MP selfie camera with f/2.45 aperture and a pixel size of 1.0 micron. It allows you to capture normal photos and portraits, video calling etc. It has fixed autofocus.

Battery

BatteryLi-Po 4300 mAh(non-removable battery)
Warp charging

OnePlus 8 is powered by Li-Po 4300mAh non-removable battery. The OnePlus 8 supports fast charging. In 22 minutes, wrap charge 30T takes you from 1% to 50%

Connectivity

BluetoothBluetooth 5.1, support aptX & aptX HD & LDAC & AAC & SBC
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
NFCEnabled
USBType-C
Support standard Type-C earphone
Dual nano-SIM slot
LTE/LTE-A4×4 MIMO, Supports up to DL Cat 18/UL Cat 13(1.2Gbps /150Mbps), depending on carrier support
PositioningGPS (L1+L5 Dual Band), GLONASS, Galileo (E1+E5a Dual Band), Beidou, A-GPS

In OnePlus 8, connectivity options include WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot) , Bluetooth  v5.10, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G.

Other features

Audio

LoudspeakerDual Stereo Speakers
Noise cancellation support
Dolby Atoms

Colors

Onyx BlackGlacial GreenInterstellar Glow

Sensors

SensorsIn-display Fingerprint Sensor
Accelerometer
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Sensor Core

Ports

PortsUSB 3.1 GEN1
Type-C
Support standard Type-C earphone
Dual nano-SIM slot

Buttons

ButtonsGestures and on-screen navigation support
Alert Slider

Multimedia

Audio supported formatsVideo supported formatsImage supported formats
Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY, AC3, EAC3, EAC3-JOC, AC4
Recording: WAV, AAC, AMR
Playback: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM
Recording: MP4
Playback: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, WEB, HEIF, HEIC, RAW
Output: JPEG, DNG

In the Box

One Plus 8
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

Looking at the overall performance, One Plus 8 is the best affordable flagship for 2020 with impressive specifications, 5G connectivity, and triple rear camera. It impresses the youngsters to consider buying it.

OnePlus 8 FAQ’s:

Does OnePlus 8 support a 3.5 mm headphone jack?

No, OnePlus 8 does not have a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

What sensors are built-in OnePlus 8?

Sensors like In-display Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, and Sensor Core are built-in OnePlus 8.

What is the price of OnePlus 8 in India?

OnePlus 8 starts from Rs. 44,999 for 8GB RAM/128GB storage and Rs. 49,999 for 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage.

Does OnePlus 8 come with a face unlock feature?

Yes, OnePlus 8 comes with face unlock option where you can unlock the phone easily.

Is OnePlus 8 lightweight?

OnePlus 8 is lightweight and slim with 180g weight and 8mm thickness which is compact and handy.