November 13, 2020
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro is Oneplus most accomplished smartphone ever, meeting the criteria of a complete Premium flagship but also the priciest of them all.
With it’s fantastic set of cameras, stunning design, 120 Hz AMOLED screen, the fastest possible hardware on an Android phone, and an impressive battery its now officially rub shoulder with the big dogs.
Design and Display
OnePlus 8 Pro slapped the best display it’s ever made by the Chinese tech company
The smartphone boasts of a matte-frosted Gorilla Glass front and rear, which is smooth and inviting to the touch, sandwiching a metal frame.
On the rear is a sizable camera bump housing a vertical camera stack, the LED flash, and the brand logo at the top half and the brand name on the lower half
Upfront is a 6.78-inch Quad HD+ Fluid AMOLED curved display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3168 pixels, a screen density of 513 PPI, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support and the presence of a punch hole camera.
It measures 165.3 x 74.35 x 8.5mm dimensions which is bulky, taller and wider than the Galaxy S20 Plus, P40 Pro and iPhone Pro, while weight-wise it sits in the middle of the pack at 199g.
With a rating of IP68, OnePlus 8 Pro becomes the first handset from the brand to carry an official IP rating, which means the device can survive being submerged in 1.5 meters (5 feet) of water for 30 minutes, thus earning it a spot on our list of the best waterproof phones.
Other features includes in-display fingerprint sensor, 3D Gorilla Glass protection and face unlock.
The smartphone is available in Onyx Black, Glacial Green and Ultramarine Blue colour options.
To show they mean business, the company flaunts it biggest camera upgrade ever with a quad-camera and two 48MP cameras and a “colour filter camera”.
On the rear, the smartphone packs four cameras with 48MP Sony IMX689 main camera which takes 12 MP photos by default using pixel binning, paired by a 48MP Sony IMX586 ultrawide sensor, an 8MP telephoto offering 3X optical, 30X digital zoom, and 5MP color filter camera.
The camera setup allows shooting of 4k videos at 60fps, 1080p videos at 30, 60, and 240fps. For photos, you also get HDR and Panorama mode.
The 16MP front-facing shooter snaps satisfying selfies, especially compared to the Galaxy S20 and capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30fps and also has auto HDR for photos.
Hardware and Software
The smartphone high-end hardware deliver blazing performance, while lowering power consumption.
It packs the latest Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip and an Adreno 650 GPU for fast fluid interface and seemless performance just like it’s less premium sibling, OnePlus 8.
The smartphone runs on the latest version of OxgenOS 10.0 on top of the Android 10.0 operating system.
The OnePlus 8 Pro is paired with either 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM (depending on the options you choose) and a 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. Sadly the storage is not expandable.
The device features a USB Type-C (3.0) port, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC but there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack here.
Also is a dual-SIM and the phone’s X55 5G modem supports sub-6GHz 5G, low and mid band connectivity.
The smartphone parades the biggest ever battery capacity the company has put on a smartphone with a non-removable 4,510mAh Li-Po battery. This battery size is larger than the power pack in Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, Huawei P40 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro.
With its 30W Warp Charge 30T charging, it can juice your battery from 0% to 63% in 30 minutes via a wired connection.
The company flaunt it first wireless charging and reverse wireless charging which is tagged “the fastest wireless charging phone in the world”.
The 30W wireless charger comes with an built-in fan to prevent overheating. It can juice the device faster than any standard Qi wireless charger for iPhones or Android phones.
The 30W fast charge is made possible via its charging pad which is on sale for $855 and can juice your battery to 55 percent in just 30 minutes —faster than both iPhone and Samsung wireless chargers.
OnePlus 8 Pro Pricing and Availability
The OnePlus 8 Pro is priced around $899, which is about 324,089 Naira in Nigeria, 96,193 Kenyan shillings, and 5,214 Ghana Cedi.
The OnePlus 8 Pro was announced on April 14, 2020, and is currently available.