OnePlus 8 Pro Quick Review: Killing Mi 10, Galaxy S20+, iPhone 11 Pro In Style?

OnePlus 8 Pro kills other premium smartphones? Should you buy OnePlus 8 Pro? Worth spending more than half a lakh on OnePlus 8 Pro? Here’s an in-depth quick OnePlus 8 Pro review decoding the pros and cons of the latest OnePlus premium smartphone.

OnePlus 8 Pro Quick Review: Killing Mi 10, Galaxy S20+, iPhone 11 Pro In Style? 

Should you buy OnePlus 8 Pro over Galaxy S20+, iPhone 11 Pro or even Mi 10?

OnePlus 8 series comes with a slew of upgrades in terms of design language and specifications. From 120Hz display to quad rear cameras to faster Dash Charge, there’s a lot to look out for on the brand new OnePlus 8 Pro.


Design, Build: Best In The Range?

OnePlus 8 Pro features a similar design as the OnePlus 8. The display is rounded on the sides if compared to the basic variant, while the display offers a more immersive experience on the OnePlus 8 Pro. The device has seen a big improvement over the predecessor, it’s now light, compact and slim.

OnePlus 8 Pro gives away the pop-up sensor for a punch-hole display this time.

The volume and power buttons are placed on opposite sides. It offers a solid built quality and feels quite premium to be held. Many may feel it to be quite big and even heavy, but it’s just a matter of a few days before you get used to it.

Display: Killing It?

OnePlus 8 Pro version features a 6.78-inch Fluid AMOLED display in an 19.8:9 aspect ratio. It’s a HDR 10+ display offering Quas HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. OnePlus 8 Pro display also supports sRGB and Display P3 color profiles with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus 8 Pro can run at 120Hz at the Quad HD+ resolution making it the best you can get at this price range.

The device features Motion Graphics Smoothing which bumps up the framerate for better viewing experience. The Comfort Tone adjusts the temperature of the display based on the ambient light around you. The OnePlus 8 Pro display is certainly very vibrant, bright and colourful.

OnePlus 8 Pro also has the cutout on the upper left corner and has an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Performance, Hardware: Easing It Through!

OnePlus 8 Pro is also powered by the same latest Qualcomm flagship chip, the Snapdragon 865 paired with Adreno 650 GPU. OnePlus 8 Pro in India is available in 8GB RAM and 12GB RAM models with 128GB and 256GB storage capacity respectively.

OnePlus 8 Pro uses LPDDR5 RAM, faster and power efficient. The device comes with IP68 waterproof rating. 

Playing top-end games isn’t an issue. Extended gaming can be super fun on OnePlus 8 Pro, while day to day performance is an ease on the device.

OnePlus 8 Pro features Dolby Atmos setting to offer superior spatial separation enabling you to enjoy content on the awesome display. The dual stereo speakers comes with support for noise cancellation backed by Dolby Atmos. 

Software, UI: The Smoothest Android Experience?

OnePlus 8 Pro runs on the latest Android 10 with the streamlined OxygenOS on top. As any other OnePlus smartphone, the OnePlus 8 Pro interface is sorted and snappier. The UI has been kept as minimal as possible without any of the clutter for a premium experience.

The software experience on OnPlus 8 Pro is a breeze without anything to complain in this department. OP 8 Pro additionally supports reverse wireless charging. 

Cameras: What’s New & Better?

OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup at the back. The four camera setup on OnePlus 8 Pro includes a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX689 sensor with f/1.78 aperture and 1.12 microns pixel size with support for OIS and EIS.

The second sensor is also a 48-megapixel lens which offers ultra-wide-angle capabilities. It has an f/2.2 aperture and a 119.7-degree field of view.

The third sensor on the OnePlus 8 Pro camera is an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and OIS. Finally, the fourth is a 5-megapixel color filter sensor with f/2.4 aperture supporting PDAF, laser auto-focus, CAF, 3X optical zoom and dual-LED flash. 

Videos on OnePlus 8 Pro can be shot at 1080p 30fps or 4K 30fps. You can’t switch between the sensors while shooting, but results come out snappy and vibrant.

Upfront, OnePlus 8 Pro also features the same 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor from the predecessor with f/2.45 aperture and fixed focus and EIS.

OnePlus 8 Pro supports 3x hybrid zoom offering up to 30x digital zoom. Dynamic range on OnePlus 8 Pro is certainly one of the best you can experience in the range with acute details and highlights. The wide-angle camera works well too with the colours balancing out in the right manner. 

Battery, Fast Charging: Could Have Been Better?

OnePlus 8 Pro packs a 4,510mAh battery. The OnePlus device supports Warp charge 30T (30W fast charging). The smartphone also supports 30W wireless charging and Haptic Vibration 2.0 support. OnePlus 8 Pro could have come with a better high-speed charging technology.

OnePlus 8 Pro can easily last for a day and half on moderate usage.

Pricing, Availability: Getting Costlier Every Year?

OnePlus 8 Pro price in India starts at Rs 54,999 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The top OnePlus 8 Pro in India is priced at Rs 59,999. OnePlus 8 Pro in India is available via Amazon India and OnePlus online store and OnePlus Stores.

Starting at Rs 54,999, OnePlus smartphones are getting costlier every year.

If you compare with other premium smartphones as Samsung Galaxy S20+ or iPhone 11 Pro, OnePlus 8 Pro is still more affordable. For the price, you get a hell lot of things to experience and experiment on OnePlus 8 Pro, something you can’t let go off at this price point.

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