The OnePlus is number four premium smartphone company in the world, and number one in India. The OnePlus is the fastest growing smartphone brand in the U.S. The numbers and statistics don’t lie. OnePlus has evolved a lot in recent years and has entered the group of premium phone manufacturers.
OnePlus 8 Pro
The OnePlus 8 Pro is the newest ultra premium phone, designed to display from camera to performance. The has curved glass back, with beautiful glossy finish, it has silky smoot to the touch. There are three color option, Onyx Black and Ultramarine Blue and Glacial Green.
The entire front panel is covered by the display, with a punch whole front facing camera cutout of just 3.8 millimeters. Another great feature of the device is that it finally has an IP68 rating.
The front panel display has also improved a lot compared to last year. Its size has barely noticeably increased compared to its predecessor, the OnePlus 7T Pro. What they heard in the preliminary rumors was confirmed.
The OnePlus 8 Pro received a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a QHD + resolution (3168x1440) resolution and a 120Hz image refresh rate (240Hz Touch Sampling Rate) (17-44). We can't complain about the brightness either, thanks to the 1300 Nits (Peak Brighness) we can use it perfectly even in sunny weather. Color Accuracy is also excellent (JNCD - Just Noticable Color Difference - value is about 0.4), 10.7B Colors (10bit). It also supports MEMC (Motion Estimate Motion Comensation - Fluid Motion), HDR10 / 10 + Playback functions, with 4096 Levels Automatic Brightness Control.
The OnePlus 8 Pro’s display isn’t just excellent on paper, the DisplayMate test page has given the display an A + rating, which is the best on the mobile market right now:
"OnePlus 8 Pro receives a Display Mate Best Smartphone Display Award earning DisplayMate's highest ever Display Performance Grade of A+ and settings or matchin 13 Smartphone Display Performance Records" - Credits: DisplayMate
The new OnePlus series has also improved a lot in terms of cameras, and we can see perhaps the biggest quality improvement in the series so far.
The OnePlus 8 Pro has 48MP Main camera, with Sony IMX689, F/1.7 and of course optical image stabilisation. The Sony IMX689 sensor has the largest (1/1.4") and most high-tech sensor in the OnePlus series. The bigger sensor mean the more light it receives, which decreases noise and increases dinamic range.
It has Dual Native ISO, which is usually found in professional ciname cameras, and it reduces noise in low light. It also have 2 by 2 On Chip Lens (OCL), which give the power the detect horizontal, vertical and diagonal textures. It give more accurate focus, even in the dark.
The second camera is a 48MP Ulrtra Wide Camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, F/2.2. The Telephoto Lens with three times hybrid and 30 times digital zoom. The fourth camera is a special part of the device, the Color Filter Camera.
OnePlus 8 Pro has hibryd image stabilization with optical and electric image stabilization (OIS + EIS). Sound quality is also very important when recording video, thanks to the three high performance microphones, with Audio Zoom this will not be a problem either. It reduces noises, wind sounds and has clear stereo audio. With Dynamic 3 HDR technology the OnePlus 8 Pro solves the lightning problems (3 different images -> one high dynamic frame -> more colorful details).
In comparison, the OnePlus 8 Pro camera outperformed one of the best camera devices on the market, the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The OnePlus 8 Pro powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, which we have already seen on the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro models. It comes with up to 12BB LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.0 with Turbo Write and HPB. The chip, of course, supports Wifi 6, which allows us to surf the Internet even faster.
OnePlus 8 Pro has other outstanding features: great quality stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, Haptic Vibration 2.0, with stronger vibration which bring your games to life.
The battery size has also increased compared to its predecessors: the 4510mAh battery in the OnePlus 8 Pro is the largest capacity power source in the history of the OnePlus series, it is 10 percent higher than OnePlus 7T Pro. And with Warp Charge 30, from 0 to 60 percent, charging time takes just half an hour.
And a whole new charging option has also been introduced for the new model: the Warp Charge 30 Wireless thanks to two major technological innovations. First is a series of isolated charging pumps which allows higher charging power at 30 Watts. The second is the warp wireless direct charging architecture, wihch uses a customized chip to better communicate between the wireless dock and the phone to improve charging efficiency. It also supports reverse charging, so you can use your phone to charge some others.
The Warp Charge 30 Wireless is really fast: as an example, three devices, the Samsung S20 Ultra, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and the OnePlus 8 Pro, were placed on a wireless charger for 30 minutes at 3%. After 30 minutes, the OnePlus 8 Pro stood at 51%, while rivals stood at just 35 and 22%.
The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with Oxygen OS. It support Smooth Battle 2.0, which take smoothness to the next level. The new OS has 280 new optimization to make navigation and scrolling smoother. The new feautures has the new Dark Theme Mode, which consumes less battery, and is very easy on the eyes. Another one is the new Dynamic Wallpapers.
Live Captions in Real Time (Google ONe) has become available through a collaboration between OnePlus and Google. Each new Series 8 comes with 100GB of Google Cloud storage.Google Stadia will also be available on the new OnePlus phones, so users can enjoy a selection of Blockbuster video games like Doom Eternal on your phone.
The OnePlus 8 Pro, with 8GB of memory and a 128GB model, is priced at $899, the 12/256GB variant is $999. The OnePlus 8 comes a little cheaper, here the 8/128GB model is available for $699, while the 12+256GB version is available for $799.
The new OnePlus models will be available in North America and Canada from April 29th. In Europe, the Pre-Order phase will be available from 14 April and Open Sales will be available from 21 April in the larger EU countries.