Oneplus 8 Pro VS Oneplus 8

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Oneplus 8 Pro VS Oneplus 8

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We’ve got the brand new OnePlus 8 and 8 Proin the house. So Let’s go ahead and get these in box, do a detail comparison and look at all the key differences as well as look at some camera samples. Here are Oneplus 8 Pro VS Oneplus 8.

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Unboxing of Oneplus 8 And 8 Pro

The boxes look exactly the same. On one side we’ve got the OnePlus logo, and then on the other side we’ve got the OnePlus 8 as well as the OnePlus 8 Pro logos. The unboxing experience is very similar for both of these. We do get some paper work including some of these funky stickers. They’re quite cool. I like that. Which is always nice with that personal touch. Then we have a clear case with both devices. I quite like this Because it  has “Never Settle” on the case itself. There’s the traditional red USB 8 to USB type C cable, and then we’ve got the OnePlus Warp Charge 30T charger, which does have a maximum output of 30 watts for charging, A very fast and  is supported on both devices.

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And now let’s have a look at the phones themselves. On the OnePlus 8, there’s also an onyx black version available which is glossy. Which looks really, really dope, Moving onto the OnePlus 8 Pro, The plastic has this symbol at the back which indicates that the OnePlus 8 Pro does have wireless charging. Where The OnePlus 8 does not.

Now the OnePlus 8 Pro is with matt-frosted back, which looks so, so nice. It does have a bit of a two tone effect which I’m really, really liking. And as with the OnePlus 8, the OnePlus 8 Pro is also available in a glossy onyx black color as well as an ultramarine blue. Now in either case, you can always customize the look of your OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro with its wonderful skin.

A brief About Oneplus 8 And 8 Pro

 Both these phones have a huge variety of different skins, but my favorite right now is definitely tear down of the skin, which kind of gives you a preview of the inside of the device. Looks very, very unique This is something OnePlus don’t usually have to save on cost. And the OnePlus 8 is where they are saving cost. And the OnePlus 8 although  have said that it should be generally water tight, it doesn’t have an official IP68 water and dust resistance rating.

Now generally speaking, as you can see, both devices have a very,very similar design. We’ve got a center camera module. There are obviously some differences in the cameras, which we’ll talk about a little bit later. But the biggest difference is in terms of the size, As the OnePlus 8 is the overall smaller device in terms of height, And width, Also The thickness is around 19 or 20 grams lighter, so it is going to be the more comfortable device to hold.

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However, the OnePlus 8 Pro is larger because it has a larger and much better display. So the OnePlus 8 Pro does have a 6.78 inch display versus the 6.55 inch display on the OnePlus 8. Now both of us is these are fluid amoled devices, There colors are great, The have HDR10+ supported. However, the OnePlus 8 Pro does have a high resolution, so it’s got a higher PPI pixel density and it also has a higher refresh rate., And 120 Hertz versus 90Hertz on the OnePlus 8. Now this is not to say that the OnePlus 8 has a bad display, No, it’s a really, really good display, but the OnePlus 8 Pro has one of the best displays in the market right now.

Now, one thing that I have noticed is that although both devices do have a curb bright display, the OnePlus 8 is not as curved compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro. So how much of a difference is it from 90 Hertz to 120 Hertz? Well, I wouldn’t say that it is as significant as going from 60 to 90 Hertz, but it’s definitely noticeable. And what’s more noticeable is the fact that the OnePlus 8 Pro does have a 240 Hertz touch responsive rate. So that just makes things feel that much smoother and that much faster.

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But anyway, as well as that the OnePlus 8 Pro does have MEMC which stands for motion estimation as well as motion compensation technology. This is essentially going to make regular frame rate videos say around 24 to 30 frames a second seem like they are at a higher frame rates by reducing motion blurring things up. Tom Cruise will not be happy about that, but if that’s something that you’re into, you do have these options here. Also got HDR boosts, which is going to be kind of enhance colors. These are going to be compatible with Netflix, YouTube, Amazon prime, etc. So a lot of these app sare are going to be supported in a better quality. And there is a big, big emphasis on the display of the OnePlus 8 Pro, which is really, really good. We’ve got an in display, a fingerprint scanner on both devices as well And as expected, Which is very, very fast. Still not always on display however, so I’m a little bit disappointed about that.

Punching out of Oneplus

Now let’s address this punch out. So last year OnePlus did not have a punch out, they had a popup camera and it was something that OnePlus fans were very, very Proud of from what I could see. And this year, OnePlus have kind of a gone maybe a step backwards. Some would say, by having this punch outs. Now this is to make these devices more watertight. So as you know, the OnePlus 8 Pro does have the IP rating.

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Now, personally speaking, I don’t mind it too much, you may do. So let’s talk about the punchout front facing camera. This is the same on both devices, it’s 16 mega pixels. And can only film 1080 Pat 30 frames a second. Unfortunately there is no 4K. And in terms of the pictures that come out of these, they’re pretty decent. You’ve got good dynamic range. The portrait mode here also seems to work pretty well. I still do think however, that OnePlus devices from the selfie mode is a kind of brighten up of skins and a little bit more, It makes you look fairer than you actually are.

That’s something that I would like to see improve with the software updates, but let’s talk about the rear facing cameras where we do have some significant differences. So the OnePlus 8 has a primary 48 megapixel camera. This is the same sensor that we saw on the OnePlus 8 Pro in last year. We also have a 16 mega pixel ultra wide camera as well as a two mega pixel macro camera.

Newly Built Sensors.

Now on the OnePlus 8 Pro, we do have a new sensor. This is the Sony IMX 689, it’s a larger sensor of size. It’s the largest sensor size for a 48 megapixel camera at the moment. And the ultra wide camerais also 48 megapixels and it’s using the sensor that we’ve got on the primary camera of the OnePlus 8, which is quite interesting. And can give the best ever results.

Cameras With The Perfect Zoom

We then have a telephoto camera that’s going to give you three times optical zoom and up to 30 times digital zoom. And finally we have a 5 mega pixel color filter camera. Now let me just say that this color filter camera is very weird because it doesn’t really seem to do much other than applying a filter to your pictures which are, you know, generally you can do in post anyways, so I can’t really see myself using this. But looking at the camera side by side in good lighting both to do perform pretty well. I would say that the OnePlus 8 Pro does have a bit more contrast. When it comes to the ultra wide, the OnePlus 8 Pro does have a wider camera, which I do prefer compared to the OnePlus 8.

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The OnePlus 8 Pro of course does have the optical zoom, so zoom is much better on the OnePlus 8 Pro. This is definitely a lot more noticeable when you go to around 10 times. I also noticed that the OnePlus 8 Pro does have overall better dynamic range compared the OnePlus 8 but where you’ll notice the biggest difference is in low light.

The OnePlus 8 Pro is with the larger sensor size, And does capture more lights, so low light images are much, much better on the OnePlus 8 Pro.

Now although we’ve got a dedicated macro camera on the OnePlus 8, And can still take macro shots on the OnePlus 8 Pro and get in very, very close using the ultra wide camera. Now the results on here also much better because you’ve got a much higher resolution.

Optical VS Digital Zoom

In my opinion, the macro shots on the OnePlus 8 are not that better, because they just have two mega pixels and aren’t very usable. Now for video, both devices can film at up to 4K 60 frames a second. On the OnePlus 8 Pro however, you do get that zoom, which is optical versus the digital zoom. So it’s much better. But you’ve also got a three mic setup on the OnePlus 8 which gives you better audio as well as audio zoom. And there is also an HDR mode for video, which gives you better dynamic range in video. So overall it’s very clear to see that the OnePlus 8 Pro just has much better cameras compared to the OnePlus 8. Now, of course we really have to see how the OnePlus 8 Pro compares to some of the other competition out there.

Overall Performances

Now let’s move on to the performance where things are actually quite similar. So we do have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with the X 55 modem. So 5G supports it on both devices. Aso got dual SIM capabilities on both devices as well, so can have two SIM Sactive at the same time. However, 5G will only been abled on one SIM at one time, so the other one will be on 4G. You’ve got Wifi six as well as Bluetooth 5.1 you’ve got UF S 3.0 storage. There is 128 as well as 256 giga bytes options available.

And for Ram, you have either 8 or 12 giga bytes of Ram. However, on the OnePlus 8 Pro you do have LPDDR 5 Ram. Whereas on the OnePlus8 you have LPDDR 4X Ram. Now the Ram on the OnePlus 8 Pro will be faster, so it’s around 30% fasterand 20% more power efficient.

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Now realistically speaking, I think on a day to day you’re not going to notice a massive difference in terms of performance between these two. But they are both very, very fast and that is also thanks to the software because we do have Oxygen OS on top of Android 10. Oxygen is one of my favorite skins on Android. It’s very clean, very minimal. For speakers,

Both devices do have Stereo Speakers, so we’ve got one in the earpiece and one bottom firing with support for Dolby At mos. And for the batteries, the OnePlus 8 Pro does have a larger battery compared to the OnePlus 8. However, both devices do have support for Warp charger 30 T and they are going to charge roughly about at the same speed, but the OnePlus 8 Pro does have a few advantages here because it does for the first time at a OnePlus device have wireless charging. Now this is 30 watt wireless charging, so that is very, very fast, significantly faster compared to lots of the competition out there which traditionally charges at around seven and seven and a half watts. Now the 30 watt charger, which of course is sold separately, we’ll charge the OnePlus 8 Pro from one to 50% in around 30 minutes, which is only a little bit longer compared to the wide charging, which is around 23 minutes. So that is really, really good.

OnePlus have been saying for years that they’ve not gone with wireless charging because it’s just not as fast. It looks like they figured it out and I’m very, very happy to see this. Now the OnePlus 8 Pro does also support reverse wireless charging. So this is where you can charge another device or some earbuds or something using the OnePlus 8 Pro.

However, this is onlyat round three Watts, so it’s not too fast. Nevertheless, it’s definitely nice to have. Now one new feature that both devices have is smart charging optimization. This is essentially going to learn your usage patterns and it’s going to delay charging your device to 100% right way. So say, for instance, you wake up at 7:00 AM every single day. It’s going to learn that that’s roughly when you wake up. So if you do plug it in, it’s not going to charge it to 100% until it reaches around about that time, which is really interesting and I’m glad that OnePlus have got this because as you guys know, having your phone charged and left on charge for a long time can degrade the battery life over time. So this is really nice.

Now in terms of battery usage, in terms of battery life, although you do have a larger battery on the OnePlus 8 Pro, you do have a larger screen with a high resolution and a high refresh rate. So I can’t tell you battery figures as yet. I am going to have to use these a bit more extensively over time.

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6 Responses

  1. Hilde says:

    The One Plus 8 Pro sounds like a great phone fromwhat I can read from your review. Ilike the camera features. It is important for me when I pick a phone that the camera is good. That it is optical and digital will give me much better pictures. The optical zoom is a feature I look for so The One Plus 8 Pro Is definitely on my list of potential phones to buy. However I have not had a oneplus pro phone before. I am using Samsung. How will you say One Plus 8 Pro is doing compared to the newest Samsung models?

  2. Ibrahim says:

    Actually, I have been waiting for the part you’ll talk about the battery capacity but what blew me away, in this Oneplus 8 Pro vs Oneplus 8 review, was the smart charging optimization feature. I was like “WHAT” because this is my first time to read about this feature, I had never heard about it. Usually, when I buy a phone, I check the RAM, Battery capacity, storage, CPU number of core, and lastly the camera but this last one is not a priority to me. I had to go to your Oneplus phones post to read about the Oneplus 8 Pro Li-Po 5000 mAh battery.

    I personally prefer the Oneplus 8 Pro thanks to this review. What I actually liked about this phone was the RAM, charging features, storage, and CPU. I would have preferred a 6000 mAh but it’s still a great phone.

  3. Sami says:

    As I slowly become more dependent on my phone, I appreciate knowing some of the features to look for when upgrading to a new one.  I have not had a Oneplus phone, but think some of the features are on the one I have. Know there is shared technology on all phones in what is available and how they are made and operate.  So, thanks for the intro to a new line of phones to consider.

    As I am technology challenged, some of the features are about things I didn’t know I wanted or that I needed.  I do know that when you have an option for a bit better camera that is a good thing.  The difference is noticeable.  Most cameras work well, but some work great, and that would be good.  Then I was intrigued by the charger feature.  That is something I have wondered about how to get on a better schedule.  My present one charges slowly as I have had it a while, older and the battery doesn’t hold the charge very long.  The auto-charge with my schedule, that would be a great feature.

    Thanks for your information.   

  4. Katja says:

    Nowadays, when I am buying a new phone, quality of camera is what I am most interested in. Honestly, I do not notice any differences in other features (well, except for storing capacity). That is why OnePlus 8 Pro sounds like a better fit for me – I love that it has a wider camera compared to the OnePlus 8 and also the better, optical zoom.

    Thank you for comparing the two, it saves a lot of time when making a decision!

  5. Ann says:

    Hi, thank you for comparing side by side the Oneplus 8 Pro and the Oneplus 8. There are a few features that have made me decide for Pro. Features that make a whole difference for me although they may be viewed as very subtle improvements. For example overall better dynamic range is key, from my viewpoint.

  6. EliteCarol says:

    Undeniably that with each passing day, new technology advancement are coming tot he world of mobile phones and the fact that all these can be harnessed into a gadget is just simply amazing. I like one plus products but with this new products, I guess I am more in lobe with them. These are simply great to see here. Well! There are not that much of a difderence though I will still pick the pro over the one plus 8

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