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OnePlus 8 Pro Review Rundown

OnePlusPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Beautiful curved display
  • Long battery life
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons**
  • Not the most comfortable to hold and use
  • Camera performance could be better

Summary

OnePlus 8 Pro has 510mAh more battery capacity than the 7 Pro. Compared to the OnePlus 8, the OnePlus 8 Pro features a different camera setup, including the new Sony IMX689 main sensor and a 5MP color filter lens. Like its predecessor, it also uses a QHD+ OLED display, though the refresh rate is now bumped to 120Hz.
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

androidauthority[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro's zoom camera crops in from 12MP to 8MP for “lossless” zoom, which captures less detailed shots than that of rival camera phones. With the OnePlus 9 Pro, it ditched the gimmick lenses and delivered a true telephoto experience while retaining and even upgrading the exemplary main and ultra-wide lenses. The only substantial thing that keeps the 8 Pro appealing is that it costs less than the 9 Pro.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 120Hz display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Fast processor
Cons[**]
  • No software updates
  • No wireless charging

androidauthority[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The phone has a dedicated telephoto camera that's actually a 12MP sensor. It crops down to 8MP to achieve “lossless” zoom rather than a true optical zoom. The curves on the OnePlus 8 Pro are quite extreme if you're coming from a flat phone. Streaming video and playing games on this otherwise stellar display should be a joy.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic ultra-wide angle camera
  • Superb battery life
  • Beautiful display
Cons[**]
  • Oxygen OS is still a work in progress
  • Cameras aren’t great

cnet[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 93%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro's main 48-megapixel camera and wide-angle shooter take sharp and vibrant shots. At times the contrast and colors, like the greens in some of these outdoor photos, can be punched up a bit too much. The camera can also shoot 4K video and has optical image stabilization.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Fast charging
Cons[**]
  • Camera could be better
  • No wireless charging

digitaltrends[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro costs $1,000 for the 12GB/256GB version in our review, or $900 for the 8GB/128GB model. It has a Snapdragon 865 chipset and the X55 5G modem, plus a massive 12GB of RAM. It's not perfect, though. The lack of an always-on display is a disappointment, though you can tap the screen to see information.
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Pros[**]
  • Incredible screen
  • Excellent software experience
  • Excellent battery life
  • IP68 rating
Cons[**]
  • No always-on display
  • No wireless charging

nextpit[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 93%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
The 6.78-inch Fluid AMOLED panel in a 19.8:9 format has a resolution of 3,168 x 1,440 pixels (QHD+). This results in a pixel density of 513 ppi. On the back, there is a change in design due to the new camera module. The main camera is still in the middle, but the flash, laser autofocus, and the 3x telephoto camera have moved to the left.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast performance
  • Good battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No IP68 certification

notebookcheck[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Snapdragon 865 is Qualcomm's latest and fastest high-end SoC. It offers eight cores split across three clusters: a super-fast prime core, three fast performance cores and four energy-saving processor cores for less complicated work. The graphics unit also offers 10-20% more performance than its predecessor, making it a powerful GPU indeed. The device gets quite warm under sustained loads, possibly so much so that the device will feel uncomfortable to the touch in summer.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright AMOLED display
  • Fast SoC
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • High temperatures under sustained load
  • No IP certification

pcmag[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The unlocked OnePlus 8 Pro is a fast, smooth phone with terrific software and a smart selection of cameras. Photos taken with the 8 Pro are sharper, with better dynamic range and background detail than on the OnePlus 8. Video recording is 4K, not 8K, up to 60fps 4K or 240fps 1080p slow-mo.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast, smooth performance
  • Excellent cameras
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No 5G support

pcworld[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from pcworld have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro takes great pictures, and anyone who uses one to snap a landscape or a portrait in good-enough lighting will be happy with the results. However, it still feels like a generation or two behind the smartphone leaders. At $1,000, the 8 Pro should stand up to those in other like-priced handsets.
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Pros[**]
  • Top-notch cameras
  • Excellent battery life
  • Solid performance
Cons[**]
  • Poor low-light camera
  • No wireless charging

phonearena[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from phonearena have found the following[***]:
The Pro is the biggest, meanest, and best smartphone OnePlus has put out thus far. It features a fantastic set of cameras, a big, gorgeous, 120 Hz AMOLED screen, the fastest possible hardware on an Android phone, and an impressive battery. The 8 Pro's camera is definitely an improvement over its cheaper sibling, but it also has a bunch of quirks that you may or may not like.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 120 Hz AMOLED display
  • Great battery life
  • Great cameras
Cons[**]
  • Camera module sticks out more
  • A bit on the thick side

techadvisor[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The 8 Pro has 30W wired charging but backs it up with 30W wireless charging as well. Despite both methods hitting 30W the wired tech is more efficient and thus a bit faster still. As for actual battery performance, it's pretty solid but not awe-inspiring. The 8 Pro ships with Android 10 and OxygenOS 10.5, which doesn't change much. Dark mode gets a few tweaks but still isn't schedulable, or easy to turn on and off without diving deep into settings menus.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic performance
  • Solid battery life
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No IP68 rating

techradar[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
There's plenty of power under the hood of the OnePlus 8 Pro, with the phone featuring Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 chipset. The 8 Pro (with 12GB of RAM) recorded an average multi-core benchmark score of 3305 on Geekbench 5.1. This means the 8 Pro is a supremely powerful device, and one which should be suitably future-proofed in terms of power, as well as connectivity thanks to its 5G capabilities.
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Pros[**]
  • Top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 chipset
  • Powerful performance
Cons[**]
  • No 5G
  • No expandable storage

theverge[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro has a respectable — but not perfect — camera. It's using the same sensor as last year's 7T, which means the ultrawide is notably better than the competition. In bright lighting conditions, I was consistently impressed with both the level of detail and color accuracy. When the lights are low, this camera trips over itself.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent performance
  • Great battery life
  • Great camera
Cons[**]
  • Average low-light camera
  • No wireless charging

trustedreviews[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
There is a zoom lens too, in the form of an 8-megapixel camera with OIS. There’s no form of periscope zooming though, a feature you’ll find on recent flagships like the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Oppo Find X2 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro. The 8 Pro has a better, newer sensor than the OnePlus 8 and the difference does show. 4K video shot on the Pro is a lot sharper and smoother, while low-light snaps retain more detail and don’t rely so much on brightness. Pictures do lack the strong dynamic range of the recent Galaxy S 20 phones and the Pixel 4, meaning shots with a lot of variation in colour aren't as striking.
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Pros[**]
  • Great value for money
  • Great camera quality
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Odd 5-megapixel camera
  • No wireless charging
  • No IP rating

whathifi[14]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
WarpCharge 30T Wireless can charge the 8 Pro from empty to half-full in 30 minutes. The phone also works with Qi charging at 10W. The 8 Pro puts up a good fight to the Samsung Galaxy S20 in respects to screen and camera performance. It delivers a bold, clear and upfront listen that's reasonably detailed but much cruder than what's on offer from Samsung.
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Pros[**]
  • Class-leading screen
  • Impressive performance
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No Dolby Vision
  • No wireless charging

References

1. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro one year later: Is it still worth buying?. androidauthority. 2021-04-17 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro revisited: The good and bad six months later. androidauthority. 2020-11-08 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
4. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro Review: Everything you want. digitaltrends. 2020-04-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ The OnePlus 8 Pro has everything you could want in a phone. nextpit. 2020-04-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro Smartphone Review: Now also charges wirelessly. notebookcheck. 2020-04-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro Review. pcmag. 2020-04-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro review: A great phone that's no longer a great value. pcworld. 2020-04-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro Review. phonearena. 2020-05-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro review. techadvisor. 2020-04-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro review. techradar. 2020-10-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro review: big league. theverge. 2020-04-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
13. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
14. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro review. whathifi. 2020-04-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. 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.
**. 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.
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