OnePlus 8 Review

OnePlus is slowly but steadily growing a fanbase among people, although the phones are a bit more expensive than say Xiaomi’s but the features are great and no one can say the design is something to pass-by either.

Although, a fairly new brand OnePlus seems to be trying to compete with Samsung and Apple with their incoming phone models and with their continuously rising price. But does the OnePlus 8 hold up to the high expectation people have for it? Read the review and find out.

Key Specifications


  • OS: OxygenOS based on Android 10
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Connectivity: (B2/4/7/25/66/41/48), NR, LTE-FDD, (B1/2/4/5/8/9/19), 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, luetooth 5.1, support aptX & aptX HD & LDAC & AAC, WCDMA, Support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
  • Display: 6.55 inches, Fluid AMOLED
  • RAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 2-LANE
  • Battery: Lithium-ion batteries, 4300 mAh
  • Wireless communication: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Camera: 48 MP, 2MP, 16MP (Rear) 16 MP (Front)
  • Dimensions: Height: 16.02cm, Width: 7.29cm, Depth: 0.8cm
  • Weight: 180g

Design


OnePlus 8 comes in three different colours; Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, and Onyx Black. As expected from OnePlus, the design is sleek and the colours have a matte-like finish to them. The phone looks quite similar to the OnePlus 7 in terms of design.

The dimensions of OnePlus 8 are; 6.02cm in height, 7.29cm in Width, and 0.8cm in depth. The phone is very light-weight and weighs up to 180 g. The Display screen of OnePlus 8 is 6.55 inches and the resolution is 2400 x 1080 pixels 402 PPI, the type is Fluid AMOLED that Support sRGB and Display P3. The screen is protected by 3D Corning Gorilla Glass.

OnePlus 8 has the cameras at the centre of the back and the front camera is on the left side of the phone, as it is with all of the OnePlus phones but rather than retaining the round shape for the camera at the back as it is with OnePlus 7T, it is rectangular and doesn’t take a lot of space at the back. It has a USB Type Port C on the bottom of the phone, the volume and the power button on either side. All in all, OnePlus 8 design is typically the same as any other OnePlus Model.

Features


Now, let us talk about features, as it is an OnePlus phone you can expect the features to be good and it is. The connectivity for this phone is marvellous, it has so many options. The phone supports 5G, although it does not have much use in India right now, as innovation takes place there will be a time when it would be of use and the time might just be coming soon. It also supports; 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, and Bluetooth 5.1.

The phone has a dual SIM feature which is good for everyday working people, you can keep one for work and another for personal use. The display is smooth and eye-catching with its vibrant colour contrasting, it comes in options such as; Reading Mode, Night Mode and Vibrant Colour Effect. OnePlus 8 has both In-display Fingerprint Sensor and a face recognition feature; both works fast and the face recognition works fine in any lighting. It also has other sensors such as; Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Sensor Core.

OnePlus 8 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Processor and has 5G Chipset: X55, the GPU: Adreno 650. This ensures that apps on the phone run smoothly even when you run several apps simultaneously and it also gives a smooth performance in regards to gaming. The battery on this phone is lithium-ion which has a capacity of 4300 mAh and it supports Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging (5V/6A).

There are three cameras in the back; 1) 48 MP which has a Sony IMX586 Sensor, Pixel Size: 0.8µm, Lens Quantity: 6P, OIS, EIS and Aperture of f/1.75. 2) Macro Lens of 2MP, Pixel Size: 1.75µm and Aperture: f/2.4. 3) Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens of 16 MP, Aperture: f/2.2 and Field of View: 116°. The features are of the rear cameras are; CINE aspect ratio video recording, Ultra-Shot HDR, Nightscape, Micro, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, Cat & dog face detection & focus, AI Scene Detection, and RAW Image. The front camera is 16 MP, and the sensor is Sony IMX471, Pixel Size: 1.0 µm, EIS, Autofocus: Fixed Focus and Aperture of f/2.45. the features for it are; Face Unlock, HDR, Screen Flash, and Face Retouching. The cameras quality is good and will not disappoint you.

The Audio features are; Dual Stereo Speakers, Noise cancellation support and Dolby Atmos. It has the following ports USB 3.1 GEN1, Type-C, Support standard Type-C earphone and Dual nano-SIM slot. The box comes with the Handset, 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 (pre-applied), and SIM Tray Ejector.

Final Opinion


Although, the phone has great features and the performance overall is great but the price itself is a bit too much, costing you up to Rs. 39,999. And well, even though OnePlus is a good brand and has brought many good phones to the market but OnePlus 8 doesn’t stand out much from its rival in the market right now, there are other cheaper options available for you with similar features, so you might want to think a little more before buying but if you are a hardcore fan of OnePlus series and want to buy a phone from them, then OnePlus 8 is a good choice for you.

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