Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Oneplus 8 & Oneplus 8 Pro | Smartphone Review

Hey what’s going on guys I’m Gaurav and today we have two new flagship devices from One Plus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro. Well you’ll be thinking why i’m doing the review, It’s because i own a OnePlus smartphone and I’m a big fan of them. Now, as you probably know oneplus did have two flagship devices available last year but they weren’t both available in all markets across the globe. Not really giving people the opportunity to choose between these two devices. But this year, that’s changed with the OnePlus 8 and the 8 Pro making their way to all the markets at oneplus is going to be serving this year. But the question is which one should you buy. 

Basics & Highlights:

Let’s start off with the basics and highlight the features that both devices share inside each phone and you’ll find the same Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G support the option to choose between 8 and 12 gigabytes of RAM, and 128 and 256 gigabytes of storage. Both phones also feature the same 16 megapixel front facing camera or charge key with 30 watt fast charging and also running the same software experience on both devices with Oxygen OS on top of Android 10, but that’s where the similarities between these two devices and, in all honesty, these phones have more differences than similarities.

Detailed Features:

Starting off with their cameras, the Oneplus 8 has a triple camera setup on the back, consisting of a 48 megapixel main camera, two megapixel macro camera and 16 megapixel ultra wide. Well, the Oneplus 8 Pro has a quad camera setup using 248 megapixel sensors, one for the main camera and the other for the ultra wide, an 8 megapixel camera which delivers three x hybrid zoom and finally a 5 megapixel color filter camera. But while the 48 megapixel sensors inside of these two phones may sound like they’re the same. They’re definitely not the Sony IMAX 689 that’s used on the Oneplus 8 Pro is the same one that Oppo is using on its new flagship device. While the IMX 586, that’s used on the regular Oneplus 8 is the same one that the company used on last year’s Oneplus 7T Pro. The results speak for themselves.

The Oneplus 8 Pro definitely has a better camera setup. It’s definitely noticeable once lighting conditions aren’t perfect, and the extra camera with the three x hybrid zoom on the 8 Pro gives you an extra tool to get in closer to your subject with sharper and more detailed images than what the regular Oneplus 8, 2X digital zoom can provide. Fortunately, both phones do spot the same upgraded camera software with improved manual mode features and also enhanced video capture at 4k 60 FPS with incredible image stabilization which uses electronic and optical image stabilization features simultaneously. So the Oneplus 8 Pro also has the upper hand when it comes to performance. The 6.55 inch full HD OLED display of the standard Oneplus8 manages to deliver a refresh rate of 90 FPS, but the pro takes it one step further with a 6.7 inch OLED panel with 120 hertz refresh rate at its full resolution.

That’s something that the Galaxy S 20 old truck can’t even pull off. And it also supports a dedicated MMC chip for even smoother video playback. As you might imagine, the difference in screen sizes also leads to a difference in the overall footprint of these two phones. Oneplus 8 is five millimeters, or roughly a quarter inch shorter than the pro and weighs in at 180 grams which is 10% lighter than its larger sibling to most of the differences between these two devices won’t be noticeable unless you hold the two devices, side by side, but personally I prefer the smaller footprint of the Oneplus 8. The difference in battery capacity at 4300 versus 4510 milliamp hours between the Oneplus 8 and the 8 Pro really shouldn’t be that noticeable due to the differences in screen size and resolution, but the problem does come with two charging tricks that have been left out of the regular Oneplus 8.

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That’s right, wireless charging is finally here and it’s not the plain old 15 watt charging that we’ve seen on other devices. Oneplus has actually built its own 30 watt fast wireless charger that supports a built in fan that will help keep the phone cool while charging. And on top of that you also get reverse wireless charging to help top up your friend’s phone at the end of the day, or give your wireless headphones, a bit of extra power boost as well. 

Another difference worth considering between these two devices is the official IP68 dust and water resistant reading that the 8 Pro has been given. Oneplus says that the other device has also undergone extensive water resistant testing to ensure that it will survive if dropped in a puddle or it gets accidentally caught in the rain. But if you want that official rating, the Oneplus 8 Pro is definitely the way to go. 


And that brings us to the final item on this list, the price. Well the spec sheet of the basic model may not be nearly as impressive as the A pros at least the price difference between these two devices more than make up for the one plus eight shortcomings. The base model (8GB/128GB) of the Oneplus 8 comes in at $699 and in India is expected to be Rs. 53,190 while the Oneplus 8 Pro will set you back at $899 in India is expected to be Rs. 68,290.

In the end, it all comes down to your personal priorities and how you use your smartphone. If photography is an important item on your must have checklists, So the Oneplus 8 Pro and its quad camera offers a better set of tools for capturing the perfect shot out in wireless charging a water resistance rating and the phone’s gorgeous display, and you have yourself one of the best smartphones of 2020. 

Final Verdict:

But sometimes price, simply wins out in the end, especially if you’re not that into photography and all you want is an incredibly fast smartphone with the latest chipset from Qualcomm to regular Oneplus 8 is just as powerful as the 8 Pro and at around Rs. 54.000, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything better. So let me know which features are most important to you and whether or not you’d be willing to pay the 15-17k premium for the Oneplus 8 Pro. We have more reviews coming up with this end of the review please write down in the comments below what’s your thoughts about the Oneplus 8 & 8 Pro, please don’t forget to follow me on Instagram the handles right below the post. Also please support me by sharing this article with your friends and family members.

Gaurav Aswani
Gaurav Aswani is a Web designer, Graphic designer, Blogger, and obviously the owner of this blog. He builds websites based on any niche, and design Poster, Banners, Business cards. At GoGaurav Blog he mostly writes about Web Series, Movies, Review & Recommendations, and all Entertainment stuff.