When the OnePlus 8 Pro was officially introduced, it came with a few question marks on what corners it might cut — as seen with previous flagships of OnePlus.
OnePlus agreed to give fans more or less what they wanted and pleaded, instead of cutting corners. That just happened to be a OnePlus flagship smartphone that on all fronts is competing directly with the very best in the business. When recommending this latest release to people who are looking for a new flagship, there is no longer a “but.”
The outcome is one of today’s best smartphones on the market-with a similar price tag lifted. When we get used to OnePlus smartphones with slightly lower, enticing prices with a few noticeable compromises to account for the discount, it may come as a surprise you ‘re going to have to cough up a big extra lump sum to get hold of the OnePlus 8 Pro.
With that in mind, whether you’re on the fence, just on the lookout, or want any explanations why it’s worth picking up the OnePlus 8 Pro, here are five reasons to go out and buy one. Instead, if you’re looking for something a bit more affordable then we’re still preferring the OnePlus 7T over the somewhat newer OnePlus 8.
120Hz QHD+ display
Possibly the OnePlus 8 Pro standout has to be the display. The 102Hz AMOLED QHD+ screen in person is completely stunning. When it’s a true game-changer in full flow in ways 90Hz just isn’t. The disparity between 60Hz and 120Hz is so strong that, once you have tried it, it’s very hard to turn back to the lower framerate.
Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, the show can actually be run at full resolution and at 120Hz. This does make this by far the best show on the market. Nothing else really gets close —- save the Oppo Find X2 Pro that has the same screen. In the smartphone industry we certainly need more 120Hz displays.
Fans and detractors alike have been complaining for years about the strange aversion OnePlus apparently had to add support for wireless charging to its smartphones. The OnePlus 8 Pro finally answered this, as this is officially the first OnePlus device to come with Qi charging out of the box.
With a expensive $70 proprietary charger that is only available from the OnePlus store, you can use 30W Wireless charging. It defeats the purpose of wireless charging to be fully honest, so you can use a standard wireless charger up to 10W speeds to top up. It’s good to have the choice over a wire alongside the superfast 30W Warp Charging. Thankfully, the wireless chargers with a OnePlus smartphone are no longer made useless by 2020.
Performance has never really been an field that has ever had a big problem on past or even present OnePlus phones, and the OnePlus 8 Pro is no different. The combination of Qualcomm 865 chipset snapdragon, plenty of RAM, OxygenOS, superfast 3.1 UFS storage, and 120Hz refresh rate display is heavenly.
It’s all smooth and fast. It helps to optimize OxygenOS to benefit from the impressive internals and hardware, too. If you want the best Android experience then the OnePlus 8 Pro is the only way to get there.
Over the last few years, OnePlus has really knocked their production quality up, and while I lament the removal of the nifty pop-up camera, the OnePlus 8 Pro is surely the best of the bunch so far. Outstanding fit and finish. I would urge anyone to look at the color-shifting Glacial Green real panel, and not find it attractive. From the curved glass panel to the Glacial Green soft satin finish, this really is an absolutely gorgeous tech slab.
Over recent updates, killer colors have become par for the course and the 8 Pro series has a few more excellent options to choose from. If you’re not a green fan, you can pick up the OnePlus 8 Pro in Onyx Black and Ultramarine Blue-both just as impressive.
In fact, I was hesitant to say that 5G is a prerequisite for buying any smartphone, simply because the global network is still evolving. There is no doubt, however, that 5 G is the future of wireless networking, the internet and hence our smartphones. Staying slightly ahead of the curve means you can hang onto your device for longer — potentially saving you money in the long run.
Since all flagship smartphones that use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset will also come with the Qualcomm X55 5G modem in 2020, you ‘re getting superfast connectivity as usual. Of course you will need access to a 5G network — which is very complicated right now — but when installed in your area you will still be able to reach superfast download and upload speeds.