The well-known popularity of One plus for its superior specifications and the relatively lower cost came to an end with the latest release of the OnePlus 8 Pro. Following up on the success of the OnePlus 7 pro which was released in 2019 for 670$, the new product of OnePlus is launched with the $230 additional price which can hike its cost to over $899. Besides, this price range is for the baseline model that includes 8GB ram and 128GB storage. For the variant comprising 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, the value can rise to $999. Despite the big-budget of the product, it is still the cheapest phone that indulges the 5G technology.
IS THE ONEPLUS 8 PRO WORTH PURCHASING?
To overwhelm the likes of Samsung and Apple, OnePlus 8 Pro has been manufactured with all the newest technologies and design. The phone brags the superthin bezel with the arched sides, which is the signature of all the OnePlus flagship devices, while the cheaper ones are left with flat screens. The curved edges also allow the user to have a better hold of the device.
The pop-up front-facing camera of the OnePlus 7 pro is however discarded in the new OnePlus 8 Pro rather the selfie camera now resides in the trendy punch-hole cutout. Like all the preceding models of OnePlus, the alert slider is still available in the 8 Pro with a better tactile feeling while switching between different modes.
Also, the 180g of the weight of the device feels well-stable in comparison to the fresh flagship phones whether it be the S20 plus that weighs 196g or the 226g iPhone 11 pro. This sleek and gorgeous device comes in three different colors: Onyx Black with gleaming glass on the rear and the glacial green with a matte finish.
ONEPLUS 8 PRO SPECIFICATION
The OnePlus 8 pro incorporates the Snapdragon 865 processor with the Adreno 650 GPU. The 8 pro has the 6.78 inch AMOLED display with the refresh rate of 120 Hz. Likewise, 8 pro is the first smartphone that can display 1 billion colors, making use of the 30bit panel.
The stereo speaker along with the noise cancellation element will give you the top-tier sound quality. But the downside is that it contorts at high volumes and the bass is still too low in contrast to other high-end devices. Setting a mark to be the first water-resistant phones of OnePlus, it is rated at IP68.
The new OnePlus 8 is packed with a 4510mAh battery that can last up to 2 days. The enticing device comes out of the box along with a wrap charge 30T (30W) which the company claims to be 97% efficient.
Moving towards the subject of software, the 8 Pro is installed with the contemporary OxygenOS 10. The fresh android software has the additional feature of dark mode and parallel app that allows you to download two messaging applications concurrently.
HOW GOOD IS THE CAMERA?
The 8 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup. Coming with the Sony sensor, the primary 48MP camera gives you a great dynamic range and better white balance with good details. Similarly, the 48MP ultrawide sensor and the 8MP telephoto sensor gives preferable outcomes. The fourth camera is the 5MP color filter camera that enables few filtres in the standard shooting mode and allows you to take pictures that can be uploaded directly to your Instagram without any edits.
The selfie camera has also been improved with better color, contrast, and details. However, it’s difficult to get everything in focus because of its wide-open aperture. Having said that the 8 pro gives the best low light photographs with high dynamic range.
OnePlus 8 pro is one of the best flagship devices with prime attributes and elements. Coming out of the slogan of “Flagship killer”, 8 pro is prepared to compete with the high-priced devices like iPhone 11 and s20 plus. Although it is still cheaper compared to those devices of Samsung and apple.
If you are the type of person who uses phones mostly to watch videos and play games then this device should be on top of your list. Furthermore you want a powerful high-end device that will not disappoint you for a few more years, the new 8 pro is for you. Else if you aspire a cell phone with a top-notch camera under a comfortable price range then you should probably put your eyes on the precedence models like 7T or 7 Pro.
ONEPLUS 8 PRO COMPARISON CHART:
|SPECIFICATION||ONEPLUS 8 PRO||ONEPLUS 7 PRO||iPhone XI|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||A11 Bionic|
|DISPLAY||6.78″ Fluid AMOLED Display||6.67″ Fluid AMOLED Display||6.06″ Liquid Retina: LED-backlit IPS LCD|
|RESOLUTION||3168 X 1440 with 513 PPI||3120 X 1440 with 516 PPI||1792 X 828 with 326 PPI|
|REAR CAMERA||48MP wide + 48MP ultrawide + 8MP telephoto + 5MP (quad-camera system)||48MP wide + 16MP ultrawide + 8MP telephoto (triple-camera system)||12MP wide + 12MP ultra wide dual-camera system|
|FRONT CAMERA||16MP single camera||16MP single camera||12MP single camera|
|RAM||8/12 GB LPDDR5||6/8/12GB LPDDR4||4GB LPDDR4X|
|STORAGE||128/256GB UFS 3.0||128/256GB UFS 3.0||64GB, 128 or 256GB|
|BATTERY||4510 mA.h||4000 mA.h||3110 mA.h|
|WATER RESISTANT||IP68||Not available||IP68|
|WEIGHT||180 grams||206 grams||194 grams|
|PRICE IN NEPAL||Rs.1,15,000||Rs.90,000||Rs.1,10,000|