Today was a big day for OnePlus. They introduced their flagship OnePlus 8 Pro together with the basic version OnePlus 8.
This Chinese company came up with a strategy of cheap but still high-quality smartphones, such as Xiaomi. Over time, however, it was transformed into a premium brand, which was confirmed by the prices of previous models.
Design similar to its predecessor
In terms of appearance, it is similar to the seventh generation. It is available in three colors: green (Glacial Green), pink (Interstellar Glow) and black (Onyx Black).
The dimensions of the smartphone are 72.9 x 160.2 x 8.0 mm and weight 180 grams.
Curved AMOLED with 90 Hz
OnePlus reached again for the curved AMOLED display at the edges. It has a diagonal 6,55", refresh rate 90 Hz, resolution 1080 x 2400 px and pixel density 402 ppi.
There is no fingerprint sensor. The display still includes a perforation for the front camera, which is not too distracting.
Top performance with 5G support
As expected, a 7 nm processor is working inside Snapdragon 865 with graphics chip Adreno 650. He natively supports technology 5G.
LPDDR4X RAM memories with capacity were used 8 to 12 GB. Storage is of type UFS 3.0 with capacities 128 GB to 256 GB.
48 MPx triple camera
While the Pro version received 4 sensors, the basic version has to settle for three. The main sensor is 48 MPx Sony IMX586 Exmor RS with aperture ƒ / 1.75 and pixel density 0.80 µm.
The widescreen sensor has 16 MPx, angle of view 116° and aperture ƒ / NOTHING. The third macro sensor has 2 MPx, aperture ƒ / NOTHING and a pixel density of 1.75 µm.
Selfie camera got it 16 MPx and Sony IMX471 Exmor RS sensor with an aperture of 2.45. / 1.00 / pixel size of XNUMX µm.
Cameras can shoot 4K video with hybrid image stabilization (optical + electronic). There is also slowmotion at 480 fps.
4300 mAh battery with 30 W charging
The battery in the basic version is a bit poorer, it has 4300 mAh. It takes care of quick energy replenishment Warp Charge 30T.
Unfortunately, wireless charging is missing on this model.
NFC, haptic engine and other interesting equipment
Definitely please support NFC, which is used for contactless payments. It also contains OnePlus already known haptic vibrations.
The latest Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX & aptX HD & LDAC & AAC codecs is also available. It also features the fastest Wi-Fi 6 standard.
Price tag is too high
Compared to the premium OnePlus 8 Pro, in our opinion the price tag for this very "truncated" model is too high. But we have to count on an increase in Snapdragon 865 and support for 5G.
The price for the 8 + 128 GB version was set at 699 €while the 12 + 256 GB version costs up 799 €. We will wait for the prices at international retailers, which are usually much lower. Therefore, follow us and receive us via email.