One Plus 8 Pro : Not a Flagship Killer Anymore!!

Updated: Apr 15, 2020

The One Plus 8 Pro!!! Finally, the phone we all or maybe more than us One Plus itself was waiting for, a phone that is Not a Flagship Killer but a Flagship in itself. Finally a "True Flagship" from One Plus without any compromises. Today with the launch of the One Plus 8 Pro and the One Plus 8, One Plus has not only launched new phones but a new beginning of The Flagship Series. One Plus is known for providing midrange phones with flagship features but it seems that One Plus is now moving on from it with the launch of One Plus 8 Pro and One Plus 8.

One Plus 8 Pro Price: $899


- Snapdragon 865

- 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM

- Adreno 650

- 1440p 120Hz Curved AMOLED Display

- Fast wireless charging 30W

- Official IP68 Water Resistance Rating


Main Shooters

- 48 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide)

- 8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto)

- 48 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)

- 5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

- 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS

Selfie Camera

- 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide)

- 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS

One Plus is known for having mediocre cameras since that was one such area where One Plus did its cost-cutting, but with the launch of its new phones, One Plus is aiming to change that. The offerings in the One Plus 8 Pro showcases it clearly.


- 4510 mAh Battery

- Fast charging 30W, 50% in 23 min

- Fast wireless charging 30W, 50% in 30 min

One Plus has not only included wireless charging but instead 30W Wireless Fast Charging. By comparison, most phones only support 10W Wireless Charging. But in doing so One Plus has taken a very big step by making the "Fast Wireless Charging" proprietary to its own Fast Wireless Charger costing $70. The catch is that if you use any other wireless charger it will only support 5W Wireless Charging which is extremely slow.


The wonderful 1440p 120Hz Curved Amoled Display truly showcases its capabilities. Unlike the Samsung S20 Ultra where you cannot have 120Hz and 1440p switched on at once, the One Plus 8 Pro offers both of them, meaning you can have 1440p resolution along with 120Hz Ultra Smooth display all at once.

Also with the removal of the pop-up camera One Plus went with a more traditional Punch hole display.

On the software side of things, mostly everything seems to be the same with the same fluidity and snappy performance. All in One Plus is now really getting into the Flagship market. It will be interesting to see the response from One Plus buyers, whether they would like more offerings in the flagship lineup or the old flagship killer series.

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