OnePlus 8 Review Rundown

OnePlus | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of OnePlus 8
  • Beautiful 90Hz display
  • Super-fast Warp Charging
  • Strong performance
  • Great camera
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

OnePlus 8 delivers 5G flagship performance at a fair price. It features a punch-hole FHD+ OLED display with a three-camera setup that is arguably a step-down from the 7T. Compared to the 7T, the OnePlus 8 ditches the notch design, leaning on what Samsung has started to popularize with the Galaxy S20. The same 90Hz refresh rate is supported.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 is available in the US at T-Mobile and, for the first time ever, Verizon. At launch it went for $699 (£599) for 128GB of storage and $799 (£699) for 256GB. If you're watching your budget closely but don't want to sacrifice a lot in terms of hardware, the OnePlus 8 should be your top contender.
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Pros[**]
  • 90Hz display with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't work with T-Mobile and Verizon

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED screen never feels like a compromise compared to the 6.78-inch OnePlus 8 Pro's. The OnePlus 8 is sleek and chic, without unnecessary bulk, yet doesn't ignore the need for a big screen. The battery, along with the software mentioned before, are two of the strongest reasons to buy the OnePlus 8.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Good performance
  • Fast charging
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as the OnePlus 8 Pro

nextpit[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro is the most expensive smartphone in the company's history. The price of £799/€899 ($980) for the 8 Pro in the memory configuration of 8/128GB, and even the £899/€999 ($1,090) for 12/256GB, can be considered fair. While the charging still Warp Charge with 30 watts, the long-awaited wireless charging technology is now included.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright 120 Hz display with 120 Hz refresh rate
  • Fast SoC
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not as good as the OnePlus 7T Pro

nextpit[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
OnePlus 8 starts at £599€699/$699 for the variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The OnePlus 8 comes with a triple camera that is will be familiar to those who bought the OnePlus 7T Pro. In a market where zoom is big business, the only thing you get on the OnePlus 8 is a 2x in-sensor zoom.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 120Hz display
  • Great battery life
  • Fast charging
  • Great camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Not as fast as the OnePlus 7T Pro

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The technology within the OnePlus 8 is similar, while the price of $800 for the top configuration is slightly cheaper. The OnePlus 8 comes with an extremely high-quality case with a metal frame and, in the case of our "glacial green" test device, with a matte back. During day-to-day use, the OnePlus smartphone quickly loads web pages and multimedia content.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality case
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
  • Dual SIM and microSD
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre cameras
  • Only one USB Type-C port

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
OnePlus returns to its "flagship killer" roots with the OnePlus 8. The factory-unlocked phone starts at $699, and I expect the T-Mobile model will cost the same. Compared with an $1,199.99 Galaxy S20+, the 8 provides a ton of value for far less money.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic 4K screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

pcworld[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Pcworld have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 is available for purchase through Verizon for $800Remove non-product link in an exclusive Polar Silver color with the carriers 5G branding on the back. It has a great screen, the newest Snapdragon processor, 5G, and a triple-camera array at a price lower than the Pixel 4 and Galaxy S10. On paper, the camera isn't much of an improvement over the 7T's setup, but the two phones perform very similarly.
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Pros[**]
  • Great screen
  • 5G and 5G
  • Great camera
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techadvisor[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 is another stunning phone from the company. It has the same set of internal components as the Pro, so is powered by Qualcomm's latest flagship Snapdragon 865 processor, which supports 5G. The phone comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB as standard, which will be enough for many users - just bear in mind that, as mentioned earlier, this means having the phone inyx Black. The Pro model has an 8Mp 3x telephoto camera and a 5Mp colour filter camera.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 120Hz display
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 looks a bit more flagship with its curved-edge ‘waterfall’ display and punch-hole for its selfie camera. While it may not get Android 11 for some time after the OS update comes out later this year, the phone still has plenty of perks to keep it competitive above the other phones coming out in 2020. Its specs are impressive enough, but with 5G connectivity, the OnePlus 8's $699 / £599 price tag makes it the most affordable 5G phone in many markets.
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Pros[**]
  • Water- and dust-resistance rating
  • 5G connectivity
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

theverge[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 has a 6.55-inch 20:9 1080p display with a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz and a maximum brightness of 1100 nits. If you're buying unlocked in the US, you can get the phone in green or a multicolored finish OnePlus is calling “interstellar glow” You get green if you go for the model with 8GB of RAM, and you get interstellar glow if you opt for 12GB. The OnePlus 8 Pro has an IP68 rating no matter how you buy it.
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Pros[**]
  • Great display
  • IP68 rating
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Low-light performance is a step down from the OnePlus 8

tomsguide[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 costs $699, which gives you a phone with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. By scaling back some of the features in this new round of flagship phones, OnePlus can still offer a device that costs the same as the iPhone 11 and a full $300 less than the Galaxy S20. Cheaper 5G-capable phones have come out since our OnePlus 8 review first appeared.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Decent performance for the price
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as the OnePlus 8 Pro

trustedreviews[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 is one of the first 5G phones you don't have to pay a scary amount for. It is much less expensive than the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G from 2019. The OnePlus 8 has a good mid-range camera, not an ultra-high-end one. Video quality is decent, but there isn't quite the detail leap from 1080p to 4K.
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Pros[**]
  • Great value for money
  • Great battery life
  • Fast charging
Cons[**]
  • Camera isn't great
  • Camera is a downgrade

references

  1. 1. ^ OnePlus 8 review: Fits into a budget without sacrificing hardware. Cnet. 17 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ OnePlus 8 Review: A fine phone that needs a killer feature. Digitaltrends. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ The OnePlus 8 Pro has everything you could want in a phone. Nextpit. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ The OnePlus 8 is the thinking-man's 5G phone right now. Nextpit. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ OnePlus 8 in Review: Great smartphone even in the non-pro version. Notebookcheck. 18 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ OnePlus 8 Review. Pcmag. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ OnePlus 8 review: Android's mid-range champ has less bang for more bucks. Pcworld. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. 8. ^ OnePlus 8 review. Techadvisor. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  9. 9. ^ OnePlus 8 review. Techradar. 05 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  10. 10. ^ OnePlus 8 review: familiar formula. Theverge. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  11. 11. ^ OnePlus 8 review. Tomsguide. 15 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  12. 12. ^ OnePlus 8 Review. Trustedreviews. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  13. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  14. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  15. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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