OnePlus 8 – Everything you need to know about
Well here is everything you need to know about OnePlus 8. OnePlus has been steadily climbing the ranks of the best smartphone makers. The OnePlus 8 series is the company’s latest release and, without doubt, it’s the best one yet.
In this OnePlus 8 buyer’s guide, we bring together all the best resources on the OnePlus and OnePlus 8 Pro. You’ll find purchase advice if you’re just considering buying the OnePlus 8, but also tips and in-depth resources for OnePlus 8 series owners. In short, welcome to your one-stop-shop OnePlus 8 resource.
- Polished design, vertical rear camera bump
- Tall in the hand, but light: 160.2mm x 72.9mm x 8mm, 163g
- No pop-up selfie camera, opting instead for a less-flashy punch-hole
The OnePlus 8 is a more iterative take on its predecessor, the OnePlus 7T, but it includes enough improvements to make it a serious affordable flagship handset – and in some ways, the new OnePlus phone has less competition given that the Samsung Galaxy S20 line doesn’t have its own lower-priced equivalent.
But the OnePlus 8 has also been elevated closer to Galaxy S-range level with the kind of je ne sais quoi touches that put Samsung’s flagships in a different league to the OnePlus 7T.
Performance and battery life
The OnePlus 8 runs as well as the OnePlus 8 Pro and the Galaxy S20 phones thanks to running on largely similar specs, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile chip.
One spec where the OnePlus 8 differs from other top Android phones is its LPDDR4x RAM versus the faster and more power-efficient LPDDR5 standard in more expensive phones. Again, despite technically lesser RAM, the OnePlus 8 wasn’t any slower in running apps and the Android operating system.
Here’s another hidden spec that’s buried in a OnePlus 8 tech sheet. The OnePlus 8 has technically “lesser” array of Sony camera sensors that the OnePlus 8 Pro.
Specifically, the OnePlus 8 has a Sony IMX586 camera sensor, and the OnePlus 8 Pro has a higher-end Sony IMX689. The differences between the two are unclear, but the OnePlus 8 still takes great photos that the grand majority of us will be happy with, regardless.