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OnePlus 8 (2020)

Android OS v10.0
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Adreno 650
8 GB / 128 GB
6.55 inch (1080 x 2400 px)
48 + 16 + 2 MP, 8000 x 6000 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

This phone comes equipped with a 6.55 inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, and 8 GB of RAM.

Is the cost justified by its features? I'll strive to answer that by the end of my review.

Table of Contents

This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the OnePlus 8 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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OnePlus 8 specifications

BrandOnePlus
Name8
ModelEIGHT
Release date2020

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.35 oz
Dimensions6.31 x 2.87 x 0.31 inch
Colorsblack, glow, green
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of OnePlus 8 is about 6.35 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v10.0
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPUOcta-core, Single-core 2.84 GHz Kryo, Triple-core 2.42 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 650

The OnePlus 8 comes with Android OS v10.0 out of the box. The Android operating system uses the Linux kernel as its foundation. It includes a user interface, middleware, and many pre-installed applications. An advanced scheduler manages this octa-core CPU. It assigns tasks to the CPU for real-time speed and power efficiency. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size6.55 inch
Resolution1080 x 2400 px
Multitouch supportyes

AMOLED displays enable an Always-On Display feature. A part of the screen remains active to display the time, date, and notifications. The 6.55 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM8 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotno

The 8 GB of RAM on the OnePlus 8 should be more than enough to handle their daily needs without any major issues. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. The 8 has 128 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for their needs. The internal storage of the OnePlus 8 (8 GB) cannot be expanded.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera48 + 16 + 2 MP, 8000 x 6000 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera16 MP

The 8 has a multi-camera setup. It lets us adapt to different photography situations. We can achieve various perspectives and compositions. The main camera of 8 has optical image stabilization (OIS). It counters camera shake.

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G / 5G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv5.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
HeadphoneUSB Type-C adapter

The 5G networks use advanced technologies. These include millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, massive MIMO, and network slicing. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The 8 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. The 8 has a built-in NFC chip, which allows it to support various NFC applications and services. The 8 smartphone does not have 3.5 mm headphone jack.

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Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 4300 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 4300 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of 8 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity, step counter, step detector
SpecialsCertified IP68 dustproof and waterproof, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Dual SIM, Fast charging, OxygenOS

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The 8 smartphone has an accelerometer. The 8 phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. IP68 rated smartphones often have extra structure or seals. These protect against water and dust.

The fast charging technology comes in handy when we need quick juice on our device. Corning Gorilla Glass is a type of chemically strengthened super-glass.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this OnePlus phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • AMOLED display
  • appropriate screen size
  • generous memory
  • generous internal storage
  • multicamera setup
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • 5G support
  • Dual SIM support
  • IP68 certified protection
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • non-expandable storage
  • no headphone jack
  • low-capacity battery
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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