OnePlus 8 Review: Latest Killer Flagship

by MD News Desk May 19, 2020

The Good

OnePlus8 is Bright and have beautiful smooth display. The phone has Premium design and build quality with IP rating and soft-touch finish

The Bad

The MEMC Motion smoothing feature is inconsistent as well as the warp wireless charger is expensive

The Bottom Line

The OnePlus 8 is an excellent phone and packs many of the features that more costly flagship phones have.

8.7out of 10


  • Display6.78 inches
  • Rear Camera48 MP/8 MP/48 MP/5 MP
  • Front Camera16 MP
  • ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Resolution1440 x 3168
  • RAM8GB/12GB
  • Operating SystemAndroid 10
  • Storage128GB/256GB
  • Battery4,300 mAh
  • WaterproofYes
  • Dual SimYes
  • Quick ChargingYes


OnePlus has finally applied an effectiveness of design that is simple and modern. Think back at phones like the OnePlus 5 and 6 series, and you can see the OnePlus using simplicity nearly to the point of blandness. The company started moving things up with the OnePlus 7 series, which unveiled bolder colors and bigger sizes. The OnePlus 8 takes the following, natural step along this evolutionary path.

  • 160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0mm
  • 3D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • USB-C
  • 180g

The colors are likely the greatest giveaway. Sure, OnePlus presented some attractive blues on its older phones, but the 8 raises the color selection to Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Interstellar Glow. But this is a bummer that the Glacial Green and Onyx Black only come with 8GB of storage. You have to upgrade to the Rs. 60,500 Interstellar Glow model for the best RAM/storage combination. Comparable to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 family, the OnePlus 8 has a mirror-like finish that changes hue based on the angle from which you view it. Although you’re likely to strike a case on the phone (and I recommend that you check out these options), this is one of the most striking phones from OnePlus. It’s worth lookin at and boasting about. I wish it weren’t so good at gathering awful fingerprints.

About the dimensions. The 8 is nothing but light millimeters lesser in its proportions when compared to the larger 8 Pro. Specifically, it’s 5mm shorter, 1.45mm narrower, and 0.5mm thinner (or just 13% tinier in terms of volume). More significantly, the smaller phone is less heavy at 180g compared to the 8 Pro’s 199g. There’s no concern the 8 is an easier phone to hold and use, but I’d never call it smaller. It has nearly identical dimensions to the Google Pixel 4 XL, Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.


The OnePlus 8 Pro has one of the best displays we’ve ever tried, especially concerning color accuracy. The compact screen of the 8 plays in a different ballpark, though it’s still really, really good.

  •  Full HD+ 2,400 x 1,080 (20:9)
  • 6.55-inch AMOLED
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • 90Hz refresh rate, 402ppi

Despite the lesser specs, I can’t blame the screen. It impresses the eye, particularly when set to 90Hz. Motion is soft, colors are bright, and the resolution is more than sufficient for the needs of the average smartphone user.

Last, the fingerprint scanner is positioned under the glass close to the bottom border. Now that we’re many generations into under-display scanner technology, I can tell you this is among the most acceptable renditions thence. It took a sec to train it, but it was consistent and fast. I’d go so far as to call it as fast as using a pattern, and even faster than using a four or six-digit PIN. The OnePlus reader is superior to those of the V60, Pixel 4 XL, and S20. A camera-based face unlock is available if that’s what you prefer.


Whether or not you run the OnePlus 8 with the screen laid to 60Hz or 90Hz, you’re going to get world-class performance. The phone fared well on benchmarks, besting 99% of other devices in the directories of Geekbench, 3DMark, and GFXBench. It provided comparable results to other 865-based phones, and destroyed phones based on the Snapdragon 855/855 Plus. Impressively, the phone ran our Speed Test G metric, which blends CPU/GPU performance, in a record 1:27:54. That is the fastest test yet, and bests even the recent crown-winner, the S20 Ultra, by 1.3 seconds.

  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.0 2-LANE
  • 8GB / 12GB LPDDR4X

Along with a smaller screen size and chassis, yes, you’ve got to expect a smaller battery. The OnePlus 8’s power cell dips from the 8 Pro’s 4,510 to 4,300mAh. That’s a slip of just 4.6% in terms of capacity, yet it’s much larger than the 3,800mAh pack in the OnePlus 7T. Competing devices, such as the S20 Plus, are in the same ballpark with 4,500mAh.


The OnePlus 8 Pro packs a 4,510 mAh battery inside. Thinking about the telephone’s bigger presentation, we were seeking after an increasingly huge battery update. We were not, nonetheless, frustrated with the battery results.

For our battery trial of the 8 Pro, we have two coming about battery perseverance scores. One for the telephone’s default 120Hz presentation setting – which, normally, expends more battery – and another for the ordinary 60Hz setting. Things being what they are, how did the OnePlus 8 Pro do? Not terrible.

With the 120Hz mode, which stays at full goals, the OnePlus 8 Pro yielded a perseverance score of 82h. It dealt with a call time of 28:35h, and 10:03h of web perusing, which is a good time. In the interim, video playback was very acceptable at 14:49h.

Changing to the presentation’s standard 60Hz setting gave us some higher numbers in video and web perusing times. There was a 91h continuance score in this mode, which affirms that you can pull some additional hours from the battery, however to the detriment of the telephone’s most essential element – the 120Hz showcase.

This brings us to the point of quick charging. In spite of the fact that this isn’t exactly the 5,000 mAh battery that we’re finding in leads from Samsung and LG, the OnePlus 8 Pro’s Warp Charge 30T compensates for that. The Warp Charge 30T had the option to revive the OnePlus 8 Pro from 0 to 63% in 30 minutes.

One protest about the charger is that the charging link is for all time fastened on the two finishes. This implies you won’t have the option to supplant a link on the off chance that it gets harmed, and you will most likely be unable to take care of it through a wiring the executives arrangement you may have at a work area or table.


Photo quality varies from very good to poor, based on what type of photo you’re clicking. Most photos captured via the primary camera were strong. They showed good color, sharp focus, and mostly accurate exposure. Shots from the wide-angle camera are sharp and clean, but somewhat distorted and somewhat washed out. The macro did a surprisingly good job.


  • 2MP macro, f/2.4, 1.75µm
  • 48MP, f/1.78, 0.8µm, OIS, EIS
  • 16MP ultrawide, f/2.2, 116-deg. FoV


  • Selfie: 16MP, f/2.0, 1.0µm, EIS, fixed focus


  • 8K @ 30fps, 4K @60fps, 1080p @60fps, 720p @ 120fps

Zoom is coarse. Anything beyond about 2x begins to shed detail and clarity. Zooming to the full 10x is a complete tragedy. Quite a few latest phones (S20, P40) have recognized long-range zoom lenses with periscoped optics. Without the optics to help it, I’m not sure why OnePlus is pestering with digital zoom out to 10x. Although exposure is okay, the detail has been obliterated. I mean there’s just no point. The OIS/EIS don’t do much to help.

 OnePlus is one of the improved smartphone manufacturers in the business when it comes to software updates. If its steady release schedule isn’t quite enough for you, OnePlus makes it easy to sign up for its beta testing people, which ensures you get stuff on the regular.


With the 8 Pro, OnePlus made a couple of minor changes all through the UI to improve the experience. The most remarkable changes to Oxygen OS are the new framework symbols, refined livelinesss to work with the 120Hz showcase, and new unique backdrops. Else, we can expect programming a lot of like we saw on the 7T.

With the new showcase, Oxygen OS has never been smoother. Each activity and tap of the UI is thoroughly considered and exceptionally responsive. OnePlus’ new Live Wallpapers give a strong invite liveliness when you open the telephone.

OnePlus Switch is the worked in information move device that is perfect with other Android gadgets through the OnePlus switch application or iOS gadgets by means of iCloud login that will pull the information from a reinforcement.

First presented with the 6T, the in-show scanner is snappy and dependable. With the 8 Pro, the scanner sits somewhat higher than it was on the 7 and 7T, in this manner making it simpler to arrive at your thumb to the force key, and afterward over to the in-show scanner, without moving your hand excessively.

Notwithstanding unique mark, you can enroll your face to open the telephone, simply realize it won’t be as secure. Regardless, it works rapidly and dependably.

The lock screen is standard for some Android UIs. Notices populate here and two or three alternate ways, each for Google Assistant and the Camera application can be reached by swiping from either the lower left or lower right corners.

Home screens are marginally changed on the 8 Pro. The application symbols are round, and some of them are recently overhauled.

Of course, the application cabinet is gotten to by vertically swiping. You can likewise select to cripple the application cabinet, as is increasingly well known with Chinese Android skins. Very little else has changed with the launcher: the primary screen is the furthest left one, and to one side of that is your Google Feed… hold up a second.

The “Rack” is no more. It was once situated to one side of the home screens and it offered a clever stopping instrument that we truly loved. It was likewise the space to sort out easy routes, see much of the time utilized applications, gadgets, and the climate. Maybe it wasn’t being utilized much so OnePlus selected to trade it for the Google Feed.

Should I Buy It?

OnePlus has done a quite sound job of maintaining the cost of its mobile phones under $600 over the years. The OnePlus 8 family signifies a jump in cost, probably because in part to the pricey Snapdragon 865. You could make the debate that the phone should have the Snapdragon 765G instead, and thereby cost perhaps as much as $50 less. That would have coagulated the phone’s hero status without affecting performance overmuch. It was not meant to be. Contemplating what you get here, however, I’m going to say the OnePlus 8 offers reasonably good value for money.

  • OnePlus 8, Black Onyx, Glacial Green: 8GB RAM, 128GB storage — Rs 53,000
  • OnePlus 8, Interstellar Glow: 12GB RAM, 256GB storage — Rs. 60,500

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