You’ve heard the advice that you get what you pay for, but does that always hold true? You could certainly fork over $1,200 for a Samsung Galaxy S20, and you’ll definitely get a good phone for the price. Or, you could spend $900 on the OnePlus 8 Pro Smartphone and get a high-end Android smartphone that holds up to the competition just as well.
OnePlus has outfitted the 8 Pro Smartphone with a 6.7-inch 1440p display, a 16-megapixel selfie camera, and three rear cameras (a 48-megapixel wide, 48-megapixel ultra-wide, and an 8-megapixel 3x optical zoomed lens). Like most of its competitors, the OnePlus 8 Pro Smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. You can choose from two different memory options: 8GB LRDDR5 Ram with 128GB UFS 3.0 storage or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. When it comes to battery life, you get plenty of power with the 4,510mAh battery. The phone comes with the OnePlus Warp Charge 30T charger, one of the fastest chargers on the market.
The phone’s case is done in metal with a frosted glass on the back (the exception is the black case which comes with a glossy glass back). The phone features curved screen edges with ultra-narrow bezels. The selfie camera is hole-punch style on the front while on the back, the three cameras are stacked in the top middle of the phone. The AMOLED screen provides rich colours and has a refresh rate of 120Hz.
OnePlus offers a few additional features for the 8 Pro Smartphone, starting with fingerprint unlocking and facial recognition. Wireless charging was also added on for this version. Finally, the phone works on 5G networks.
At $900, the OnePlus 8 Pro Smartphone is a bargain, especially considering that it keeps pace with the competition in terms of quality and performance. The phone has released in the US and UK earlier this year, however, no Australian released has been confirmed.