The OnePlus 8 Pro doesn't lean on gimmicks the way other 2020 flagship phones do, so it might not seem as immediately interesting. Don't be fooled, though: Between its excellent performance, well-thought-out software and one of the best smartphone screens we've ever seen, the OnePlus 8 Pro is a fantastic smartphone that's well worth the price of admission. Don't assume everything is perfect here -- some of the company's camera choices are questionable and a slightly bigger battery would've gone a long way. Even so, the 8 Pro stacks up surprisingly well against the best the industry has to offer, and is well on its way to becoming a fan-favorite.
- Phenomenal 6.78-inch display
- OxygenOS is well-thought-out
- Excellent performance
- All models now support 5G
- Sleeker and lighter design
- Solid main camera
- Fingerprint sensor has early issues
- Lackluster telephoto camera
- Video motion smoothing isn't for everyone
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (27)
- 87AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsTom's Guide80OnePlus 8 Pro reviewThe OnePlus 8 Pro’s cameras are not the best in its class, and I wish OnePlus went with a flat display instead of a curved one, but overall the OnePlus 8 Pro is easily one of the best Android phones you can buy if you want a premium phone without the $1,000-plus sticker shock from Samsung or Apple.Ars Technica80The best flagship of 2020, even if it is more expensiveThe OnePlus 8 Pro is...fine. It's not the slam-dunk value champion that past OnePlus smartphones have been, and it loses some appeal thanks to the lack of a pop-up camera and a blemish-free screen. If you're in the market for a 2020 Android flagship, this is still the best. Particularly when compared to the Galaxy S20+, the 8 Pro is a better phone and costs hundreds less.PC Mag80The best display you'll find on a smartphoneI really like a lot of what OnePlus is doing with the OnePlus 8 Pro. Display performance matters a lot to smartphone buyers, and it doesn't get any better than this. The OnePlus 8 Pro is also a fast, smooth phone with terrific software and a smart selection of cameras. If you're in a place where you think you won't get 5G anytime soon, or you're on T-Mobile and don't feel you need the S20 line's somewhat more advanced camera features (such as 8K recording), this is a better value than the Samsung Galaxy S20+ or the LG V60.CNET90Impressive 120Hz display and 48MP cameraIts camera works great, it has a fast and powerful processor and I welcome its newer features, which include wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. But if you're a bit more cost-conscious and you want a premium Android experience, I'd choose the OnePlus 8. It still has a silky 90Hz display, similar specs and a solid camera.Android Authority90What the 7T Pro should have beenAdding features such as the class-leading Snapdragon 865 processor with X55 modem, 30W wireless charging, official IP68 certification, and a high-quality 120Hz display only pushed the price tag upward. OnePlus needed to supercharge the OnePlus 8 Pro’s specs...and it has done just that. Certainly, there will be users who are upset that OnePlus has shifted its mantra from “flagship killer” to “fast and smooth.” More importantly, some may miss the days when you could score a high-end OnePlus phone for half the cost of competitors.SlashGear90No more illusionsThis isn’t the affordable high-end of mid-range device line OnePlus started with. Now, OnePlus is in a realm where they’re the flagship to which others will want to line up to battle. If OnePlus continues to create devices as high-end and high-quality as the OnePlus 8 Pro, they’ll be worth the prices that would’ve shocked OnePlus customers a mere half-decade ago.Pocket-Lint90Pursuing perfectionUndoubtedly the company's most complete smartphone to date. It has a big, brilliant display, long lasting and fast-charging battery, plus software that's fluid and lightweight. All in a phone that's fast, and has an actually good main camera on the back.The Verge90Big leagueIt has a screen that is at least as nice as what you can get on a Samsung Galaxy phone -- if not better. It is fast, elegant, and does everything you’d expect a "flagship" to do. If you’re in the market for a Plus-sized Android phone, I think the choice between the Galaxy S20 Plus and the OnePlus 8 Pro is going to come down personal preference -- if not a coin toss.Android Central90No strings attachedThe OnePlus 8 Pro is an impressive and well-designed Android smartphone that doesn't upend the traditional OnePlus formula so much as extend it to its logical place in the 2020 canon -- more features, higher price. With the addition of an impressive primary camera, waterproofing, and wireless charging, though, OnePlus has finally checked all of the boxes on its spec sheet.CNN90A one-two punch of affordability and performanceThe company is releasing flagship caliber phones at a substantially lower price than the competition. Smartphone prices as a whole have gone up, matching the improved functionality and capabilities. The OnePlus 8 Pro is the best bang for your smartphone buck in 2020, and it's hard to imagine that changing any time soon.
- 72AVERAGE USER SCORE27 ReviewsCeeeni50August 24, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It's a great phone and I love using this phone! But I will never recommend this phone despite all the great specs this phone has just for the fake promise and shady marketing about dual SIM support in USA. I wonder why no reviewer mentions about lack of dual SIM support.Maaz40August 23, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!OnePlus used to be the company which used to choose the best of the price. This is no more true for India. Xiaomi and Realme launched phone at that price, but it's just not about the price being increased, why include a curved (waterfall) display when it costs extra, already the size isn't comfortable much for one hand use plus the miss touches. 2nd Making OnePlus 8 worse, they can simply use the flat screen without cutting much into camera and can launch but completely made it worse deal to buy OnePlus 8 in comparison of other flagship killer like Xiaomi, Realme and IQOO (this all true for price sensitive market like India, biggest buyer). 3rd Expecting them to provide 3 years of update as they've clean almost stock OS but seems like it's not going to happening as they're launching 5 devices each year, I never expected OnePlus to give android 10 update to OnePlus 5 when Android 11 beta already started for OP8. Look like now for them then can't manage update to give better service to their old phones so on the perspective to keep the device for 2 years, you won't be on updated OS anymore, then why not launch a thousand device each year cause the benefits of less device isn't applicable here.Kasper90August 23, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best phone I've owned!Vishnu100August 22, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetJames80August 22, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Let me just talk about the cons because all the pros can be found by the hundreds of reviews on YouTube or any other platform. So firstly the proximity sensor in this phone is trash. There are a lot of accidental touches with my ear. Secondly the phone overheats a lot just for a 30 min gaming session of Fortnite. Also there are a lot of accidental touches with the curved display. And lastly while this may not be applicable for everyone my phone has some big where the screen will just kind of freeze and none of the apps show up. I can still turn off and on the phone and go to the settings from the notification bar but this gets very frustrating as it occured multiple times for meFaisal90August 22, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There are too many good things . But i want to point out what needs to be improved in the phone:Zoom camera is just acceptable . Also should've been 5x. And hybrid 10x . Zoom camera takes pic very slow . Like a 1 ~ 2 sec lag. Night mode in wide camera is just okay sometimes . Also, Sides are very stretched in wide picsNo hdr in 60fps videoNo option for speed in time lapseBasic features missing in default apps . Like change brightness in video play. Remove sound when editting video . Most importantly , app cant be opened in popup . Only split view is available . And i dont like it .del10August 22, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Hi,My one plus 8 pro 12GB 256 ROM, hangs repeatedly and the support team stopped responding to my emails. I intend to take them to the ombudsman now.These Chinese phones have no support. My sister and mom have iPhones and the support system there is much much better.My next phone will definitely be an iPhone.I advise others to please research before buying one plus, and if possible avoid this brand.Thank you.Regards,Del.Mugdha90August 22, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetRichard90August 22, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetDerek30August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!- Screen overheats too easily in the summer sun forcing the overheat protection to kick in- - the screen will then become too hot to touch (burned my fingertip)- WiFi reception and/or service is unreliable- have had these phones for 4 months now and dual-SIM support still isn't possible- phone also heats up too much to our liking when using wireless- 120Hz screen is great when it doesn't overheat- MEMC chip does wonders for watching YouTube & NetflixSanchit90August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I like pretty much everything about the OnePlus 8 Pro and I'm sure all the other reviews are gonna be about what a great phone it is and what not, so I'm gonna focus on the negatives. The display - don't get me wrong here, I love the display. It's a beautiful display with good colours and a big screen, but the low light performance is terrible. Yes, there are the colour shift issues, and no, OnePlus didn't fix them with software updates. Note to OnePlus - you cannot fix this issue by just increasing the lowest brightness! All it does is make your users annoyed when users are trying to use it in the night with the lights off, just like I am right now. I was trying to watch a movie on Netflix and I tried turning the brightness all the way down (with Netflix's brightness controller) and the screen turned too green too soon for me to be able to use it. I immediately thought about getting it replaced, but then again so many people on reddit tried and they got the same issues on the replaced unit. I'm still not sure if this is a hardware issue or a software one but OnePlus didn't fix it and they definitely don't want to talk about it either. But the sad thing is, not many reviewers seem to either. Also, there is some lagging of pixels, specially at dark mode in Chrome. I'm not sure if this is a Chrome issue or OnePlus issue but it does make me worry about future burn ins on the display. And I'm not sure what OnePlus will do once my warranty is over and I get a burn in on my screen. I'm probably gonna have to pay full price to get the display replaced.Michael80August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Wi-Fi is still not working correctly I still have to disconnect Wi-Fi and reconnect it I like my OnePlus 7 Pro I don't have that problem. Plus the car connection is shaky at best I thought with the combination of Wi-Fi and cell phone signal it should be better but it's not.Sa50August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Slow email app. Takes 3-5 seconds to switch between emails. Not a long time in overall scheme of Life but very noticeable when using it for work-purposes. I would not call anything on this phone faster than iPhone.The auto-correct is not very good but I believe that's more of an Android issue and not the phone.Peter90August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetRichard90August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The OnePlus 8 Pro just keeps getting better. The initial bugs, way too many for a flagship, all faded away with OnePlus' prompt software updates, unlike their competitors. As new bugs inevitably crop up, the pro-active user community is on it immediately while being unforgiving and vocal about any deficiencies. Go check out their comments about the OP8P's fourth, almost useless rear camera. OnePlus is a company that asks its users to help design the next generation of phones, so they tend to be easier to use. For example, the Operating System, OxygenOS, offers increased customization over native Android, and it is faster, simpler and cleaner. There is almost no bloatware that might require you to root your phone. Of course, OnePlus would help you root your phone, if you ever found a reason, which is quite a refreshing change compared to other vendors. Their online customer service also keeps getting better. They are carrier agnostic and direct-online to customer, so you don't go though carrier hell to get help. The screen is a joy to use, it is responsive, fast, and the resolution is beyond normal human vision. As a 24x7 lifestyle enabler, the OP8P is simply better, cheaper and easier to use than its current competitors. Except for about 2-months, near the end of each year, (but only available in China), you can not beat OnePlus. This is why OnePlus now owns the top-end Of the India market. Here in North America, we are no longer THE market to be seen in, humbling isn't it. Never mind, they are still using our Qualcomm chips, so OnePlus remains "American-inside". Hah! :)Alla Badarinadh100August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have been using one plus 8 pro for almost 2 months now and this is very good and excellent performance and very very smooth.Isaar90August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!About OnePlus 8pro everything is ok. 10/10. I simply love this smart Phone. True value of of my money. However, this phone has no charging and notification indicator. On an incoming notification the horizon lights lit up briefly and then go off. These lights should continue blinking untill the notifications are read. Other cell phones like samsung etc have this feature. How can one make sure that the device is on charge as the screen remains black while charging...hope these glitches are fixed on priority basis.Kendré90August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I honestly love my OnePlus 8 Pro ultramarine blue phone I think it is one of the best phones of 2020 my only complaint is still the camera, I've always held off on buying a OnePlus phone because of the camera but I listened to reviewers and got a hella of a good deal on mine. The front facing camera over exposes phones and don't bring out enough dynamic range the rear camera suffer from not enough dynamic range and the photos needs to be warmer. The hardware on OnePlus phone are flagship worthy but they need to get something right that's in stock Android get someone to do a better with there camera software.Engadget Reader70August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!DisplayIf these display tint issues were not present, the display would have been flawlessBatteryI'm a power user so maybe this is why battery is nothing outstanding. Just average.EcosystemIf OnePlus lets go of their own apps and incorporates Google's apps, it would allow for a cleaner experience. Also not pre-installing Netflix or Facebook.CameraComing from Pixels, the camera is good but not great.Call qualityI'm with Telus, OnePlus still has not partnered with them to allow VoLTE or VoWiFi. I've managed to get VoLTE working by using hidden menus by entering key combos in the dialer, however VoWiFi is still missing. Calls can sometimes start cutting out.Design/durabilitySlippery device but looks nice. Always use a case so kind of an irrelevant area for me.TYLER90August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've had the OnePlus 8 Pro for about a 2 months now. The only quirks I can see is that it gets stuck in some apps where I can't do anything for about 8 or 10 seconds and I have to close all apps to get it out of its stuck state. The other thing is battery life... Not too great. But the Warp charging is amazingly fast, I can go from 15% battery life to 75% in about 15 mins if I don't use it while it's charging. Another 10 or so mins will get me to a full charge. Is it waterproof? Really? Not sure. I heard only the Branded phones here and I bought this one from OnePlus.Also the curved edge screen isn't great for the way I hold the phone especially while laying in bed. I've had readjust how I hold the phone. Also, since the "Back" gesture is on the right side on the curve, the app doesn't read it and I can't go "back". This is mostly my calculator app.Overall it's a great phone, and I love the OnePlus OS. Really intuitive and smooth.Ahmed100August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetChristopher60August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This phone would be one of the best I have ever used, and being 34 I've had my fair share of phones through the year. It's smooth, powerful, lighting fast with a great battery. The fast warp charging is such a impressive feature as well. There's only one problem, and it's a major issue. When connected to WiFi, the phone does not send nor receive group text messages. You'll keep receiving "message not sent" when sending and "message not downloaded" when trying to receive. People on the forums have been asking for a fix since the 7 was released over a year ago and there still has been no fix. Having to turn your WiFi on and off constantly throughout the day is such a headache and hassle it makes the phone not worth having. Until this massive flaw is fixed I'm afraid I'll be getting rid of this phone.Sudish70August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!For me it is the first switch to any OnePlus device the 8 Pro. My review is somewhere on the basis of my previous device experiences and current other competitors for this phone.The phone is great overall when price is considered, but doesn't fit overall in the category as the hype was created for the phone. No doubt on Qualcomm's SD865 processor performance. The Samsung's screen can be without any doubt can be considered as best in colours, brigthness, clarity, smoothness with 120Hz refresh rate. Though I am one of them who is seriously having the black crush issue with my device when in low brightness and even in automatically adjusted lower brightness. And colours also gets changed and mostly seen in dark backgrounds which are like grey or not completely black. Most of the places when in black background any white coloured text if available then the text will get surrounded by some oval shaped shade which looks annoying. Sometimes even on some colours the unnatural patch kind of thing will appear. The screen edge is not all the time convenient and most of the webpages having very less margin will get compressed at the edges and looks difficult to read and even select if you want to copy the texts. Scrolling also most of the time difficult from edge part.Coming on the camera section, after switching from a Google phone i felt like the main cameras (Main and wide both) are not at all comparable. Atleast at day time it gives good details and colours, it can be considered like one of the bests, but when the light levels downs the pixture quality also gets lowers specially in details. Pictures at day time the distant objects are like blurred and colours also looks like very dull which even a 100$ phones also do. The telephoto cam is like of no use as the coloura are loke completely dull and very less detailed, even the main camera itself is somewhat better even when you zoom and take picture of any distant object. The forth camera the colour filter camera is really like of no use in anyones life, it could have been just software filter instead of a physical hardware that too is now like almost blocked, only come into little work at bright conditions.Selfie camera, omg, i almost cried after taking my first selfie in normal room light when the phone was delivered to me. It is very poor with 16 MP and f/2.45 aperture. You always need good light for good picture from front camera otherwise it will be so blurred one cannot even recognise ourself. The front camera is not so good for video callings at normal or little lower light conditions, anyone will get depressed on looking it. If it was a 100$ phone it was manageable but with this device it is very poor and little more poorer than the previous generation 7 series phones a bit (my brother has). Front camera wont support 4 k which may be a problem to merge anu videos taken with rear cameras and obviously cannot upload a 4k video with your selfie camera which nowadays looks more common on youtubes.Overall the battery seems good with even at qhd+ and 120hz refresh rate all the time. Gives me around between 5 to 6 hrs of screen on time normal daily usage and about 12 to 15 hrs from last charge.Calls are very good and sound clarity while listening to music or calls or on loud speaker on calls Build I felt very good, solid with wireless charging although the camera bump could have been less a little. The charging happens at very fast rate with its warp charger. This impressed me a lot and much easy if you want to fillup hour phones battery in urgent. Although the charger size os like twice of normal chargers which cannot be plugged easily everywhere and at places like multi points if this charges is put, you cannot use the ports besides to it which is very troublesome for me using many other devices and gadgets together.Overall it is good phone but for premium it is somewhere disappointing.Kori20August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!OnePlus sold a phone as dual SIM, then deactivated the dual SIM functionality. Great phone, but overall the manufacturer lied to consumers. So good phone, terrible company.JOSHUA90August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetJohn90August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Counter to the troll in the first review this is a great phone and great build. I used it to replace my aging Note 8 and it has been a great choice.Call quality and reception are great. The display is absolutely fantastic. My wife who uses a PIxel 4xl wanted to know why my screen looked so much better. Form factor is not far off of the Note 8 that I was used to but it does fell a little bit larger because of the added weight from the larger batter. Battery life is good with easily reaching 30 hours on a single charge but it does require some optimization with your apps just like any phone.Oxygen OS is fantastic with only subtle changes from stock android but enough to make it even more easy to use. Media support is great, this phone has some of the best sounding audio i have heard in a long time either through the speakers or headphones. Big improvement over the Note 8 in this area just like call quality.I love the cameras, they are definitely on par with those of the pixel 4xl with the only real lack being the astrophotography feature.This is a great phone!Maky10August 21, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Absolute garbage build and camera for the money. Just another cheaply build phone parading to be a flagship by oneplus.
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