Oneplus 8 Pro Review – from “Flagship Killer” to a “Flagship”


  • Very good display
  • IP rating for the first time
  • Wireless charging
  • Fast wired charging and big battery
  • Zoom could have been better
  • Color filter camera is not so good

Oneplus 8 Pro Review – from “Flagship Killer” to a “Flagship”

Oneplus 8 series was announced at higher prices around the globe but in India, it’s way cheaper and that’s a bonus for the Indian consumers.

The Oneplus has gone from killing a flagship to being itself a flagship but that’s what speed costs. Speed costs more money! So here it is and it did not fail to disappoint this time. So let’s discuss briefly this device.

The price of Oneplus 8 Pro in India 2020 is 54,999 for the 8+128GB variant and 59,999 for the 12+256GB variant


Oneplus 8 Pro has a 6.78-inch display and has got the A+ rating form display mate and is brighter than S20 devices which had the best display. The Device has a 120Hz high refresh rate which provides a very smooth experience and you can go for both 120Hz refresh rate and QHD resolution which isn’t available on the S20 devices. Oneplus 8 Pro’s display provides good colors and is very good at sunlight and outdoors. The Display is curved at both edges which looks cool but is less useful as it may lead to accidental touches. The S20 devices have a flat display now and is better than these curved ones (at least for me).


The 8 Pro offers the older 48MP Sony IMX586 as the wide camera in its system, the new 48MP Sony IMX689 as its main sensor, and a 12MP telephoto sensor that outputs 8MP images. You’ll also find a Color Filter camera for a specific filter in the camera app and a 16MP selfie shooter on the front.

The IMX689 has been there on the Oppo Find X2 Pro.  It’s very large at 1/1.43-inches, making the individual pixel size quite big, and it uses every pixel as an autofocus pixel, giving it great focusing capabilities, even in low-light conditions. The pictures coming out from the main sensor is great and is better than the Oneplus 8. And this time I really recommend Oneplus 8 Pro for photography as the cameras have improved from the past. This was only the major problem and Oneplus has fixed it. The ultrawide lens also performed well, though it shifted towards a slightly cooler white balance. It also seemed a bit more washed out compared to the main sensor. But the images were sharp. The telephoto is a 12MP sensor, but the camera always outputs 8MP images. OnePlus calls this lossless 3X zoom; however, this is different from optical zoom. OnePlus is effectively cropping the 12MP sensor to receive a 3x field of view. But when you zoom in this gets worse digital zoom gets a lot of noise.

The color filter camera seems of no use for the most and now we came to know that it can see through objects and has some x-ray vision powers and don’t know how far it will go but most of us will not be using that as it produces some weird color effects which are limited only for some specific photographers.


The performance is top level with snapdragon 865 and 120Hz refresh rate. The device is capable of heavy gaming and heavy day to day daily tasks. And with 12GB ram, it can easily handle the most and is better than those of S20 devices. It is a better version of S20+ in terms of performance, display, and charging.


The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a sizable 4,510mAh battery, which is the biggest OnePlus has ever put in a handset, and larger than the power pack you’ll find in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, Huawei P40 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro.

OnePlus 8 Pro could comfortably last a full day on a single charge with typical usage including gaming, video playback, social media, messaging, video calls, and photography.

The device charges very fast via 30W fast charger and 30W wireless charger and there is also a 3W reverse charging as an option. The best part is the 30W wireless charge as it’s the first time an Oneplus device is getting wireless charging and it the fastest. The 120Hz will drain more battery but the battery is a bit bigger to compensate along with the QHD+ display working with the 120Hz. You can also switch to 60Hz if you want to get more juice out of the device.

Overall Verdict

This is the best android device you can have! This device now checks all the boxes that it couldn’t do previously like the good cameras, IP rating, and wireless charging. The device is now the best version android you can get and is a better pick against S20+ and S20 Ultra overall. If you are planning to upgrade from any device rather than an Oneplus 7T you should get this! I recommend this device to everyone! If you are having a doubt mail me or dm me on Instagram or Facebook.

Also, check out Oneplus 8 review and 3 months review of Oneplus 7T

Abhishek Singh
Founder! Deciphering tech everyday!

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