price, release date, technical sheet and design

With its OnePlus 8, 8 Pro in 2020, the manufacturer OnePlus wants to tackle the market leaders by positioning itself as a Premium brand and resolutely 5G. Find out everything you need to know about these smartphones below.

Credit: OnePlus

Gone are the days when OnePlus was just a small Chinese manufacturer sowing discord in an already very competitive smartphone market. Over the years, the little one has grown and is now rubbing shoulders with market references. In 2019, the OnePlus 7T Pro was even voted the best smartphone of the year.

The ingredients of OnePlus’ success? Smartphones that have nothing to envy (or almost) to the market leaders for a price sometimes half the price. OnePlus is also a philosophy, well thought out software and a unique user experience.

After an excellent year 2019, the manufacturer is therefore expected at the turn. He was to announce not two, but three models in 2020: the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and a possible OnePlus 8 Lite. In the end we are entitled to a compact version, the OnePlus 8. And a more powerful version, the OnePlus 8 Pro. OnePlus introduced the OnePlus 8 on April 14, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Find our tests of the two smartphones:

🎬Our unboxing and our test of the OnePlus 8 Pro in video

💸 At what price are the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro sold?

OnePlus 8 Pro

Here are the French prices of the OnePlus 8:

  • 8/128 GB Onyx Black ** : 699 €
  • 8/128 GB Glacial Green * : 699 €
  • 12/256 Go Onyx Black * : 799 €
  • 12/256 GB Glacial Green †† : 799 €
  • 12/256 GB Interstellar Glow † : 799 €

Here are the prices for the OnePlus 8 Pro:

  • 8/128 GB Onyx Black ** : 899 €
  • 8/128 GB Glacial Green * : 899 €
  • 12/256 Go Onyx Black * : 999 €
  • 12/256 GB Glacial Green †† : 999 €
  • 12/256 GB Ultramarine Blue † : 999 €

* Exclusivity of the OnePlus site
Exclusively on the OnePlus site and at Darty and Fnac
** Available on the official website, at Fnac / Darty, at Bouygues and on Amazon
†† Available on the official website, at Fnac / Darty and on Amazon

📅When are the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro released?

OnePlus 8 Pro
Three colors of the OnePlus 8 Pro Onyx Black, Ultramarine Blue and Glacial Green / Credits: OnePlus

A first online pop-up sale is organized on April 14 at 6 p.m. Internet users can then buy for one hour a very special edition of the two smartphones with a numbered box containing 2 shells and Wireless Z Bullets.

Pre-orders are open from April 14 at 7 p.m. Both smartphones will be in stores from April 21, 2020. For any pre-order of OnePlus 8 Pro (from April 14 to April 21), the Warp 30 Wireless charging base is free. Smartphones all come with a free three-month Google One subscription.

⚙️What is the technical sheet of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro?

OnePlus 8 OnePlus 8 pro
Dimensions 160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm 165.3 x 74.4 x 8.5 mm
Weight 180 grams 199 grams
Screen 6.55 ”
2400×1080 FHD +
Fluid AMOLED
90Hz Display
HDR10 +
Corning Gorilla 6
6.78 ”
3168 x 1440 pixels
Fluid AMOLED
120Hz Display
HDR10 +
Corning Gorilla 6
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G (7nm) Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G (7nm)
BONE Android 10 + Oxygen OS 10 Android 10 + Oxygen OS 10
RAM 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 8GB / 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.0 128GB / 256 GB UFS 3.0
microSD No No
Main sensor 48 MP f / 1.7 PDAF
16 MP f / 2.2 wide-angle AF
2 MP f / 2.4 macro
48 MP f / 1.78 PDAF
48 MP f / 2.2 wide-angle AF
8 MP f / 2.44 telephoto zoom 3x PDAF
5 MP f / 2.4 Color Filter Camera
Secondary sensor 16 MP f / 2.0 16 MP f / 2.45
Drums 4300 mAh
Quick charge 30 watts (Warp Charge 30T)
4510 mAh
Quick charge 30 watts (Warp Charge 30T)
30-watt wireless fast charge
5 watt reverse load
5G Yes Yes
Wireless network WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Biometrics Footprint scanner under the screen Footprint scanner under the screen
Water resistance No Yes

The manufacturer once again trusts Qualcomm with a Snadragon 865 for the OnePlus 8 Pro, coupled with 8 or 12 GB of RAM depending on the version. On the storage side, the device either embeds 128 or 256 GB internal memory. The OnePlus 8 is housed in the same boat, with a SoC Snapdragon 865, 8 or 12 GB of RAM according to versions and 128/256 GB storage space.

The biggest differences between the two models are mainly in the size and the refresh rate of the screen. As well as the charging options, more complete on the Pro version. Whatever the variant, all these models are 5G compatible.

✒️What does their design look like?

OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in black version

On the design side, OnePlus offers three models very inspired by the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro with a matt glass back, rounded curves and a comparable size (6.5 inches for the 8 and 8 Lite, 6.7 inches for the 8 Pro) . The layout of the various elements would remain the same: physical buttons on the right edge, stereo speakers on either side of the USB-C on the lower edge.

Obviously, OnePlus did not particularly appreciate the criticism around the round photo module of the OnePlus 7T. So, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, all integrate three sensors in a row, centered as on the OnePlus 7T Pro. With an additional sensor in parallel, a bit in the style of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro photo module.

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are IP68 certified.

👀What screen do the three models have?

OnePlus 8 screen
The OnePlus 8 screen / Credits: OnePlus

The major change would be at the screen level since OnePlus adopts a punched panel on its two variants. The OnePlus 8 Pro has a 6.78-inch Super AMOLED display with a QHD definition (3180 x 1440 pixels) and above all a refresh rate of 120 Hz, like the Galaxy S20 from Samsung. The OnePlus 8 will benefit from a 90 Hz screen in Full HD + definition of 6.55 inches.

⚡️What is the autonomy of the OnePlus 8?

The OnePlus 8 Pro incorporates a battery of 4510 mAh. The OnePlus 8 inherits a battery of 4300 mAh.

OnePlus offers Warp Charge 30 fast charging on its three models, a system integrated into the 7T and 7T Pro and which has proven its worth. Finally, OnePlus would offer ultra-fast wireless chargingReserved for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, this wireless charging technology delivers 30 W. In addition, a 5W reverse wireless charging is also in the game, a first for OnePlus.

📸What are the photo specifications of the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and Lite?

Excellent on most test criteria, the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro were left behind by the competition in the photo field. The stakes are therefore high for the Chinese manufacturer, which wishes to distinguish itself from its compatriots and strengthen its brand image. But to rub shoulders with the market leaders, you have to demonstrate your talents as a photographer.

To increase the odds, the OnePlus 8 Pro includes a quadruple module made up of two 48 MP modules designed by Sony, a sensor 8 MP and a last module of 5 MP says “Color Filter”. It turns out that the latter sensor is actually an infrared sensor, and it can see through certain materials such as plastic.

A choice that has reason to be surprised, as the rest of the industry is opting instead for more versatile depth sensors. With its two main Sony modules, the smartphone is similar to Oppo’s Find X2 Pro.

As to OnePlus 8, it would be equipped with a triple sensor rear composed of a main lens of 48 MP, and two other sensors of 16 MP and 5 MP.

Up front all three smartphones have a 16-megapixel sensor. Finally, OnePlus announced on its forum that its new smartphones are the subject of video improvements including night mode, better 4K stabilization, HDR mode and new editing tools in the Gallery app and more.

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