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February 28, 2024

Review: the OnePlus 8 Series.

Sahil Shah.

OnePlus officially launched its flagship phone, the OnePlus 8 series of phones, on the 24th of April 2020. They have been giving the major players in the industry a run for their money, by churning out quality products one after the other. Now, OnePlus takes that a notch higher with their latest series of mobile phones and here’s how.
1. Design
The OnePlus 8 Pro has a familiar and simple design as the phone still comes with a camera bump, which can be fixed with a case. Both phones come in Onyx Black and Glacial Green. The 8 Pro also comes in an Ultramarine Blue, while the OnePlus 8 has an interesting Interstellar Glow version that displays different colours when light falls on it from different angles. The 8 Pro is the first OnePlus phone to have an IP68 rating, making it water and dustproof. They are both lightweight (under 200gm each) and easy to hold.
OnePlus 8 in Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow and Onyx Black. From
The OnePlus 8 Pro in Glacial Green, Ultramarine Blue and Onyx Black. From
2. The Refreshing Display
The OnePlus 8 series have special displays with curvy and bezel-less options. The OnePlus 8 has a slightly smaller display than the Pro variant, with 6.55 inches, a fluid AMOLED Full HD display with a high 90Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling and graphics. The 8 Pro stands at 6.78 inches, with an AMOLED Quad HD+ display and, an even higher, 120 Hz refresh rate that makes scrolling through feel like a dream. Both of these phones make for a great viewing experience.
From @oneplus_india on Instagram
3. Camera
Both phones have the same 16-megapixel selfie camera. Coming to the rear cameras, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a Quad Camera set-up. This includes an 8-megapixel camera with 30x zoom, a 48 (yes, 48!) megapixel ultra-wide sensor partnered with another 48-megapixel main sensor and, a rather unique addition of, a 5-megapixel colour filter camera. Other than that, the phones have a MEMC, a custom chip that makes low-quality videos look breathtakingly smooth on the 8 Pro. The OnePlus 8 features three cameras a 2MP macro lens, a 48-megapixel main sensor, accompanied by a 16-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. So regardless of which phone you pick, quality, detail and colour are all definite.
From @oneplus on Instagram.
4. Battery
Battery life and fast charging have always been a OnePlus staple, so we get that and a lot more with the new OnePlus 8 series of phones. The OnePlus 8 comes with a 4,300 mAh battery and the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with, an even bigger, 4,510 mAh battery. With heavy usage, both of these should last you a day very easily. The 8 Pro is the first OnePlus phone to feature a wireless capability, which when paired with the OnePlus Warp 30W wireless charger (sold separately) still delivers on its fast-charging promise.
OnePlus Warp Charge 30 – Wireless Charger. From
5. What’s Making it Run?
OnePlus have fitted their new phones with processors that do their tag line “Lead With Speed” justice. Both phones have the same two variants each, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage or 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. All this bundled together with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor makes for an epic multitasking and gaming experience. Along with that is the OnePlus OxygenUI which, as always, retains the essence of a stock Android phone.
Magnificent Gaming Experience on the OnePlus 8 Pro. From
6. Future-proof
With technological advances in communication that will soon offer us 5G networks, it makes sense for buyers to purchase a phone that will support their need for faster data. Both the OnePlus 8 series phones come with 5G compatibility, making it easier for users to switch to faster modes of communication and streaming in the future.
From @oneplus_india on Instagram.
7. Pricing
The OnePlus 8 starts at Rs. 41,999 for its base variant and Rs. 49,999 for its maxed out variant, while the OnePlus 8 Pro is priced at Rs. 54,999 for its base model, capping off at Rs. 59,999 for its fully loaded variant. Obviously priced at a higher point than usual for OnePlus; however, you will get your money’s worth.


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