New OnePlus Flagship Smartphone launched : Still a Value for Money Phone?

Oneplus 8 and oneplus 8 pro OnePlus Flagship Smartphone
New OnePlus Flagship Smartphone Launched

In the middle of a nationwide lockdown, there is very little positive news. The world economy has slowed down, manufacturing hubs have been put on a halt but somewhere around, a company is trying to get back on its feet. The prevalent OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro was launched yesterday as New OnePlus Flagship Smartphone. The device that well has been waiting for, both the new devices promise better specs, amazing display, exemplary performance, and 5G. But is it the device that we all have been waiting for, kind of…

OnePlus Flagship Smartphone Leaks Were True!

OnePlus has been teasing the smartphone for quite a while, and the leaks are true. The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a punch hole 120Hz display, Quad Cameras, IP68 Water resistance, Wireless charging, and 5G network support. These are not just any flagship feature; they are the premium segment top-notch specs.

In terms of display, the device has received the highest display rating from DisplayMate. It features a Fluid AMOLED 120Hz display with a 6.78-inch 3168 x 1440 QHD+ screen, has HDR10/10+ playback, and 1300 Nits peak brightness. It has a 10-bit color depth and 0.4 JNCD (Just Noticeable Colour Difference) that delivers much natural display than any smartphone. The device is also protected via 3D Corning Gorilla glass. It is packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-core 2.8Ghz processor. The processor is backed by Adreno 650 GPU for startling graphics and gaming. The device will come in two RAM options 8 GB and 12 GB and features two storage options 128/256 GB.

As far as the camera is concerned, the OnePlus 8 Pro is now armed with four camera lenses. The primary camera is a 48 MP Standard lens with an f/1.78 aperture and a 1/1.4” sensor size, the second camera is an 8 MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and f/2.4 aperture. The third camera is a 48 MP Ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture, the fourth camera is a 5MP color filter lens with f/2.4 aperture. The device packs OIS, Laser, PDAF, and EIS together. The rear camera is a 16 MP shooter with f/2.5 aperture and EIS and HDR.

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In the battery section, the device packs a 4,510 mAh battery, with the OnePlus dedicated 30-watt warp charging technology to power up your smartphone in less than 30 minutes. The device is powered by Android 10 with the latest Oxygen OS on top of it. In the connectivity section, we have Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, aptX HD, 2*2 MIMO WiFi 6. The device features the fastest in-display fingerprint sensor in the market.

The OnePlus 8, on the other hand, is the affordable version of the same device. It doesn’t have features like Adaptive Display, Vibrant color effect pro, Motion graphics smoothing, 30W Wireless charging, 120Hz display, IP68 water resistance, and Quad camera. It packs a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and sports triple rear camera with a 48+16+2 MP lens, which is a standard, ultra-wide and macro lens. The also features Smart 5G network, WiFi 6 and a 4,300 mAh battery. The rest of the specs are pretty much identical.

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 8 Specifications 

Phone OnePlus 8 Pro OnePlus 8
Display  6.78-inch, AMOLED 1440 x 3120 pixels, HDR 10+

120Hz Gorilla Glass 6

6.55-inch, AMOLED 1080 x 2400 pixels, HDR 10+

90Hz Gorilla Glass 6

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM Up to 12GB LPDDR5 Up to 12GB LPDDR5
Storage  Up to 256GB UFS 3.0 Up to 256GB UFS 3.0
Rear camera  48 MP, f/1.8, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS

48 MP, f/2.2 Ultrawide

8 MP, f/2.4 3X Hybrid zoom, OIS

5MP Depth

48 MP, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS

8MP Ultrawide2MP Macro

Front camera  16MP 16MP
Software  Android 10 – based OxygenOS 10.0 Android 10 – based OxygenOS 10.0
Battery  4510mAh

30W Warp charging

30W wireless charging


30W Warp charging

Color Glacial Green, Ultramarine Blue, Onyx Black Glacial Green, Onyx Black, Interstellar Glow
Dimensions and weight 165.3 x 74.4 x 8.5 mm; 199 grams 160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm; 180 grams

Is OnePlus 8 Pro worth buying?

Let’s be honest here!

There is no doubt that the new OnePlus 8 Pro is a premium device that can deliver high performance, the bummer here is just the pricing. OnePlus has always established itself as the flagship killer, the device that can outperform some of the best smartphones in the market, including iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel. They were always the company that gives premium features at an affordable price and that is what makes them a winner. And honestly, $999 (75,000 Rs) is not affordable pricing; at the same price, you can get an iPhone 11 or Samsung Galaxy.

Indeed, the new OnePlus 8 Pro will perform as equal as Samsung Galaxy or may be able to capture a better picture than an iPhone, but it will never become iPhone, Galaxy or Pixel. It’s high time for OnePlus to come out with a different marketing strategy to capture the affordable market. Yes, the device is great, but OnePlus is no longer the value for money smartphone for middle earning people at least for USA.

Wait a Minute meme
Wait a Minute!

But Wait a Minute! Oneplus India shared an Image on its Official Twitter Account: @OnePlus_IN

It says that “We don’t speak dollar$. India Prices coming soon“. It raises the question? Will Oneplus Price in India will be cheaper and more Value for More? So let’s wait for the India prices. I hope to get some Positive News 🙏.

OnePlus is always be our Oneplus 🙂

So the wait is Over! Oneplus India proves their responsibility towards their Fans in INDIA.

OnePlus India is Sweet 😋

What came as a surprise to Indian OnePlus fans is the price reveal of the new OnePlus smartphone in India.

6 GB + 128 GB OnePlus 8 Rs. 41,999
8 GB + 128 GB OnePlus 8 Rs. 44,999
12 GB + 256 GB OnePlus 8 Rs. 49,999
8 GB + 128 GB OnePlus 8 Pro Rs. 54,999
12 GB + 256 GB OnePlus 8 Pro Rs. 59,999

This new price segment makes the smartphone at least Rs. 10000 cheaper than the US version, making the smartphone much more affordable in India. It’s also expected that the device will come with early-bird deals, which will make the smartphone more cheaper.

As per recent news and leaks, After Oneplus 8 pro and Oneplus 8 launching, they are also soon going to launch their New Oneplus 8 Lite. Let’s see how it will go! And if you going to buy Oneplus 8 or Oneplus 8 Pro you should must check out our latest List of Best Oneplus 8 Cases which you can buy at cheaper rates.

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