OnePlus 8
41,999
Highlights
  • 128 GB / 6 GB RAM
  • 48 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 16 MP Front Camera
  • 6.5 inches 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 PPI density) Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4300mAh battery

OnePlus 8: Specs Score

  • 4
    Camera
  • 4
    Battery
  • 4
    Display
  • 3
    Value for Money
  • 4.5
    Performance
Rated at 81.25%
  • Display: 4/5
    Lower Resolution Compared To OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Camera : 4/5
    No Dedicated Telephoto Lens
  • Processor : 4.5/5
    Qualcomm's Latest 5G Chipset
  • Battery : 4/5
    No Wireless Charging
  • RAM : 4.5/5
    Up to 12GB RAM
  • Storage : 4/5
    No microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4.5/5
    Supports 5G In Select Markets

OnePlus 8: Price

OnePlus 8: Review

Pros
  • Great Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC
  • Warp Charge 30T
Cons
  • No Wireless Charging
  • No IP Rating

OnePlus 8: Design

The OnePlus 8 is the latest budget flagship smartphone from the Chinese premium smartphone maker that replaces the OnePlus 7T. The device comes with a new design and the latest hardware to match with other flagship smartphones of 2020. The OnePlus 8 has a 6.55-inch display with AMOLED technology, offering FHD+ resolution. Not just that, the display is HDR10/10+ certified with a peak brightness of 1100 nits and supports color profiles like sRGB and P3 and is also capable of streaming HD content on platforms like Netflix.

OnePlus 8: Hardware Specifications

The OnePlus 8 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with at least 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There is also another variant of the OnePlus 8 that offers 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The device uses LPDDR4x RAM, which is a bit of a disadvantage considering most of the phones with this chipset ships with LPDDR5 RAM. The device uses a UFS 3.0 storage solution, which increases the read and writes the speed of the device. Be it heavy gaming or multitasking, the OnePlus 8 will handle everything with ease, thanks to the flagship-grade hardware.

OnePlus 8: Camera Performance

The OnePlus 8 has a triple camera setup at the back, which is a bit different from the triple camera setup on the OnePlus 7T. There is no telephoto lens this time, instead, the smartphone offers a 48MP primary wide-angle lens, 16MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens and this is the first OnePlus smartphone to ship with a dedicated macro lens, which can take some macro shots. At the front, the device has a 16MP selfie camera, which can also record FHD video and supports Face unlock. The main camera offers features like 4K60fps video recording and there is a dedicated night mode for improved low-light photography.

OnePlus 8: Price To Specs Ratio

The OnePlus 8 is one of the most expensive smartphones from the company, even though it is not as expensive as the OnePlus 8 Pro. The base model of the OnePlus 8 retails for Rs. 41,999 and the high-end model comes with a retail price of Rs.49,999. When compared to other flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S20, the price is on point. However, the OnePlus 8 does miss out on some features like wireless charging and IP rating, which stops it from making it a true flagship smartphone.

OnePlus 8: Important Features/Highlights

The OnePlus 8 comes with a massive 4,300 mAh battery, which is one of the biggest batteries that we have seen on an OnePlus smartphone. Not just that, the device also supports Warp Charge 30T, which can completely charge the smartphone in less than an hour. The OxygenOS on the OnePlus 8 is also another highlight of the smartphone, which offers stock Android experience without any third-party bloatware apps. Lastly, it comes with a great 90Hz screen, which is good for playing games like PUBG.

OnePlus 8: Verdict

If you are looking for a smartphone with high-end specifications and does not care much about the camera, wireless charging or IP rating, then the OnePlus 8 is the device to consider. A good flagship smartphone that has almost everything that a flagship phone have.

OnePlus 8: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, 10
Custom UI OxygenOS 10.0
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim (Nano + Nano)
Colours Black, Green
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date April, 2020
Indian Release Date 29 May, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0 mm
Weight 180 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.55 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 PPI density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) Fluid AMOLED (3D Corning Gorilla Glass)
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU Octa Core 2.84GHz
GPU Adreno 650
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128 GB Storage
RAM 6 GB RAM
External Storage No
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 48 MP (f/1.75) + 16 MP(f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4) Triple Camera with Dual LED Flash
Front Camera 16 MP (f/2.45) Selfie Camera
Camera Features OIS, EIS, 4K video, slow motion
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, WMA, FLAC, APE, AAC, WAV
Video Player MP4, H.263, H.264, RMVB, FLV720P
Games Yes
Speakers Yes, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
Audio Jack USB Type-C
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Po 4300mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ax, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
USB 3.1 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo, SBAS
Browser HTML5
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
5G Yes
MORE FEATURES
Sensors In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, RGB Ambient Light Sensor, Compass
Other Features Quick Charging
Videos

OnePlus 8: FaQs

  • OnePlus 8 alternatives?

    Realme X50 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 5G can be considered as the OnePlus 8 alternatives.

  • How is the rear camera of the OnePlus 8?

    There is a triple camera module at the back side and also offers 4K60fps video recording with 48MP primary camera sensor with OIS.

  • Is the OnePlus 8 a good pick for playing games?

    Yes. For better gaming, the OnePlus has partnered with Epic Games and it also supports Fortnite.

  • Is the OnePlus 8 protected by corning gorilla glass?

    yes, the smartphone is protected by the 3D Corning Gorilla Glass.

  • Is there is a microSD card slot on the OnePlus 8?

    No, the smartphone does not have a microSD card slot.

  • What is the price of the OnePlus 8?

    The smartphone retails for Rs. 41,999 (6GB + 128GB)

  • Is the OnePlus 8 good for night photography?

    The night camera performance of the OnePlus 8 is quite impressive, it offers good quality photos even in low-light situations.

  • How fast the OnePlus 8 can be charged?

    It supports 30T fast charging via the USB Type-C port and the OnePlus 8 can be fully charged in less than an hour.

  • Does the OnePlus 8 support 5G?

    Yes, the smartphone supports the 5G network.

  • Is the OnePlus 8 worth buying?

    If you want to upgrade your OnePlus phone with new features then you can definitely go for the OnePlus 8.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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