OnePlus 8 Pro Review Rundown

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

Overview

Photo of OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Wireless charging and IP68 water resistance
  • Fast charging
  • Nothing in particular

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

arstechnica[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Arstechnica have found the following[***]:
OnePlus is launching its flagship smartphones for 2020, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. The 8 Pro is much more expensive than previous years, but with the bigger price comes fixes for long-standing omissions. Both phones have similar megapixel counts but don't have the same cameras, for the most part.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Wireless charging and IP68 water-resistance
  • Fast charging and wireless charging
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
Of the two new flagship phones from Chinese phone-maker OnePlus, the OnePlus 8 Pro is the higher-end device. It has IP certification for water resistance, a total of four cameras -- one at 48 megapixels -- and a bigger, 120Hz display. The phone's main 48-megapixel camera and wide-angle shooter take sharp and vibrant shots, especially in outdoor lighting.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast and powerful processor
  • 120Hz display with fast refresh rate
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre camera performance

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro is the new flagship phone for 2020. It costs $1,000 for the 12GB/256GB version in our review, or $900 for the 8GB/128GB model. The phone has a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. It's released alongside the OnePlus 8, which is cheaper at $700 upwards.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful OLED screen
  • Great battery life
  • Fast charging
  • Great camera
Cons[**]
  • Camera is a bit strange

nextpit[4]

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

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro makes a decent price jump from the OnePlus 7 Pro. It has a 120 Hz display, up to 12 GB RAM and 5G connectivity. The camera system is quite flexible, but it cannot match the zoom performance of the Huawei P40 Pro and its periscope lens. The phone is good enough from which to make and receive phone calls.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright 120 Hz display
  • Long battery life
  • Fast SoC
  • Good camera system
  • Good call quality
Cons[**]
  • Only 12 GB RAM
  • Only USB 2.0

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro's screen is, simply, the best in the business. The 8 Pro has a few more screen features I didn't find on the OnePlus 8. The default model has 8GB of fast LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of storage; you can boost it to 12GB and 256GB for an extra $100.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent camera performance
Cons[**]
  • Lacks millimeter-wave 5G

pcworld[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Pcworld have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro ushers in a bunch of firsts for the humble Android phone maker. It's the first OnePlus phone with wireless charging and a quad-camera. But even though the 8 Pro costs $300 less than the closest apples-to-apples comparison Galaxy phone, a four-figure sticker price is still shocking.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic display with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Great battery life
  • Wireless charging
Cons[**]
  • Bulky camera bump

phonearena[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 120 Hz AMOLED screen
  • Fast performance
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Camera isn't the best

techadvisor[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro is a big phone - not bigger than last year's, but big, and with the regular OnePlus 8 a similar size there just isn't a friendly, compact OnePlus phone to buy any more. The 48Mp main shooter uses the same Sony IMX689 sensor seen recently in the Oppo Find X2 Pro. Colours are often a touch over-saturated, but OnePlus is far from the worst offender at this, and the result is mostly just photos that are extra punchy. The 8 Pro has 30W wired charging but backs it up with 30W wireless charging as well.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic 120Hz refresh rate display
  • Great battery life
  • Wireless charging
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro is the most advanced phone from the brand coming out this year. It's now genuine competition for the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, iPhone 11 Pro and Huawei P40 Pro. The 8 Pro features the biggest battery ever in a OnePlus phone, and it'll easily last you a day on a single charge. It also features the first time OnePlus has loaded a quad-camera setup on a handset. When you fire up the 8 Pro you'll be looking at the biggest camera stack ever used.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fluid display
  • Best-in-class camera
  • 5G connectivity
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

theverge[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro has all of the specs you'd expect on a flagship Android phone in 2020. It has a full 120Hz refresh rate that can be paired with its full 3168 x 1440 resolution. The camera comports itself about as well as the Pixel 4 or iPhone 11 Pro at around 8X zoom.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 120Hz display
  • Long battery life
  • Fast wireless charging
  • Great camera
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

trustedreviews[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The OnePlus 8 Pro has one of the best screens you'll find on an Android phone. While many phones are hyped on the strength of their camera array, the 8 Pro feels like it's selling itself on its display. It's seriously bright too – OnePlus claims a peak of 1300 nits and it certainly matches up to the Galaxy S20 – making it easy to use even in harsh sunlight. There's an issue with the screen as a whole: it's far too curved for such a large phone.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous display
  • Great battery life
  • Great camera
Cons[**]
  • Not as sharp as the Galaxy S20 Plus

whathifi[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
The new OnePlus 8 Pro builds on the 'Pro' concept introduced in last year's 7 Pro. The ‘Pro' moniker indicates a larger device than the standard variant and, consequently, a larger screen. The 8 Pro's is a 6.78in – slightly up from both the 7 Pro's 6.67in screen as well as those of the Samsung Galaxy S20+ and Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max. To help keep you juiced all day, OnePlus has fitted the 8 Pro with a 4510mAh battery.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 90Hz screen
  • Impressive battery life
  • Superb performance
Cons[**]
  • Not the best value for money

references

  1. 1. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro review—The best flagship of 2020, even if it is more expensive. Arstechnica. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Review: OnePlus 8 Pro is an excellent phone, but dang, it's pricey. Cnet. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro Review: Everything you want. Digitaltrends. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ The OnePlus 8 Pro has everything you could want in a phone. Nextpit. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro Smartphone Review: Now also charges wirelessly. Notebookcheck. 23 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro Review. Pcmag. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro review: A great phone that's no longer a great value. Pcworld. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. 8. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro Review. Phonearena. 13 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  9. 9. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro review. Techadvisor. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  10. 10. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro review. Techradar. 05 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  11. 11. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro review: big league. Theverge. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  12. 12. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro Review. Trustedreviews. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  13. 13. ^ OnePlus 8 Pro review. Whathifi. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  14. *. 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.
  15. **. 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.
  16. ***. 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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