There’s never a good time to upgrade your phone. In any case that you find now is the time, then you may want to take a look at the spanking new OnePlus 8 Series smartphone. Why? Well, finally quad-camera setup and wireless charging have finally made its way to OnePlus devices, or rather just ‘device’ because, quad-camera and wireless charging are only available on the Pro model.

OnePlus 8 Pro Smartphone
OnePlus 8 Pro

In addition, both the Pro and non-Pro are 5G devices. Anywho, lets just jump right on the specs shall we? Keep going for the table of specs of the two devices.

 
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8
DisplayThe Basics:
6.78-inch
QHD+ (3,168 x 1,440 pixels, 513 ppi)
120 Hz Fluid AMOLED display
19.8:9 aspect ratio
1.07 billion colors
3D Corning Gorilla Glass

Features:
Adaptive Display
Vibrant Color Effect Pro
Motion Graphics Smoothing
Reading Mode
Night Mode
The Basics:
6.55-inch
FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels, 402 ppi)
90 Hz Fluid AMOLED display
20:9 aspect ratio
16 million colors
3D Corning Gorilla Glass

Features:
Reading Mode
Night Mode
Vibrant Color Effect
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 865
X55 5G Modem
Adreno 650 GPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
X55 5G Modem
Adreno 650 GPU
MemoryRAM: 8 GB/12 GB LPDDR5
ROM: 128 GB/256 GB UFS 3.0
RAM: 8 GB/12 GB LPDDR4X
ROM: 128 GB/256 GB UFS 3.0 2-Lane
CameraREAR CAMERA:
Main Camera -
Sensor: Sony IMX689
Megapixels: 48
Pixel Size: 1.12 µm/48M; 2.24 µm (4 in 1)/12M
Lens Quantity: 7P
OIS: Yes
EIS: Yes
Aperture: f1.78

Ultra Wide Camera -
Megapixels: 48
Aperture: f2.2
Field of View: 120°

3X Telephoto Camera -
Sensor: U/K
Megapixels: 8
Pixel Size: 1.0 µm
OIS: Yes
EIS: No
Aperture: f2.44

Color Filter Camera
Sensor: U/K
Megapixels: 5
Pixel Size: U/K
Aperture: f2.4

Dual LED flash, 3x hybrid zoom, multi-autofocus (all pixel omni-directional PDAF+LAF+CAF)

Video:
4K video at 30/60 fps
1080P video at 30/60 fps
Super Slow Motion: 720p video at 480 fps, 1080p video at 240 fps
Time-Lapse: 1080P 30 fps, 4k 30 fps
Video Editor

REAR Camera Features:
CINE aspect ratio video recording, Video HDR, Cat&Dog face detect & focus, UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Super Micro, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image, Audio Zoom, Audio 3D

FRONT CAMERA:
Sensor: Sony IMX471
Megapixels: 16
Pixel Size: 1.0 µm
OIS: No
EIS: Yes
Autofocus: Fixed Focus
Aperture: f2.45

Video:
1080p video at 30 fps
Time-Lapse

FRONT Camera Features:
Face Unlock, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching
REAR CAMERA:
Main Camera -
Sensor: Sony IMX586
Megapixels: 48
Pixel Size: 0.8 µm
Lens Quantity: 6P
OIS: Yes
EIS: Yes
Aperture: f1.75

Ultra Wide Camera -
Megapixels: 16
Aperture: f2.2
Field of View: 116°

Macro Camera -
Megapixels: 2
Pixel Size: 1.75 µm
Aperture: f2.4

Dual LED flash, multi-autofocus (PDAF+CAF), NO zoom but support in sensor zoom 2X

Video:
4K video at 30/60 fps
1080P video at 30/60 fps
Super Slow Motion: 1080p video at 240 fps, 720p video at 480 fps
Time-Lapse 1080P 30fps, 4k 30fps
Video Editor

REAR Camera Features:
CINE aspect ratio video recording, UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Micro , Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, Cat&dog face detection&focus, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image

FRONT CAMERA:
Sensor: Sony IMX471
Megapixels: 16
Pixel Size: 1.0 µm
EIS: Yes
Autofocus: Fixed Focus
Aperture: f2.45

Video:
1080p video at 30 fps
Time-Lapse

FRONT Camera Features:
Face Unlock, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching
Battery4,510 mAh
Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging (5V/6A)
30W Wireless Charging (Warp Charge 30 Wireless)
4,300 mAh
Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging (5V/6A)
NetworkDual SIM support (nano SIM)

LTE/LTE-A
4×4 MIMO, Supports up to DL Cat 18/UL Cat 13(1.2Gbps /150Mbps), depending on carrier support

Band
GSM:GSM850、GSM900、GSM1800、GSM1900
WCDMA:B1、B2、B4、B5、B8、B9、B19
CDMA:BC0、BC1、BC10
LTE-FDD:B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
LTE-TDD:B34, 38, 39, 40(Roaming), 41, 46, 48
5G: N2,N5,N66,N41,N71
MIMO:LTE:B2, 4, 7, 25, 66, 41, 48 NR:N2, N66, N41

(Note: Actual network and frequency band usage depends on local operator deployment.)
Dual SIM support (nano SIM)

LTE/LTE-A
4×4 MIMO, Supports up to DL Cat 18/UL Cat 13(1.2Gbps /150Mbps), depending on carrier support

Band
GSM:GSM850、GSM900、GSM1800、GSM1900
WCDMA:B1、B2、B4、B5、B8、B9、B19
CDMA:BC0、BC1、BC10
LTE-FDD:B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
LTE-TDD:B34, 38, 39, 40(Roaming), 41, 46, 48
5G: N2,N5,N66,N41,N71
MIMO:LTE:B2, 4, 7, 25, 66, 41, 48 NR:N2, N66, N41

(Note: Actual network and frequency band usage depends on local operator deployment.)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band (2.4G/5G), 2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.1, support aptX & aptX HD & LDAC & AAC
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-C interface)
Support standard Type-C earphone
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band (2.4G/5G), 2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.1, support aptX & aptX HD & LDAC & AAC
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-C interface)
Support standard Type-C earphone
LocationGPS (L1 + L5 dual band), A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo (E1 + E5a dual band), SBAS
GPS (L1 + L5 dual band), A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo (E1 + E5a dual band), SBAS
SensorsNFC
In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Accelerometer
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Sensor Core
Laser Sensor
Flicker-detect sensor
Front RGB sensor
NFC
In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Accelerometer
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Sensor Core
AudioFeatures:
Dual Stereo Speakers
Noise cancellation support
Dolby Atmos
Audio 3D, Audio Zoom

Supported Audio Formats:
Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY, AC3, EAC3, EAC3-JOC, AC4
Recording: WAV, AAC, AMR
Features:
Dual Stereo Speakers
Noise cancellation support
Dolby Atmos

Supported Audio Formats:
Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY, AC3, EAC3, EAC3-JOC, AC4
Recording: WAV, AAC, AMR
VideoSupported Video Formats:
Playback: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM
Recording: MP4
Supported Video Formats:
Playback: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM
Recording: MP4
Dimensions165.3 x 74.3 x 8.5 mm, 199g160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0 mm, 180g
ColorsGlacial Green, Onyx Black, Ultramarine Blue
Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, Onyx Black
OSOxygenOS based on Android 10OxygenOS based on Android 10
OthersIP68 rate, no headphone jack, gestures and on-screen navigation support, physical alert sliderNo IP rating, no headphone jack, gestures and on-screen navigation support, physical alert slider
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The new OnePlus 8 Series will go on sale in Europe on April 21 and in North America, April 29. Pre-order is already on-going.

I must say that pricing is, by today’s flagship standards, surprisingly competitive. The OnePlus 8 starts at $699 and the Pro model starts at $899.

All images courtesy of OnePlus.

Published by Mike chua

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