The highly anticipated OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are on sale starting today, and lucky for prospective Android flagship shoppers, we have our full deep dive review on the pages ahead. OnePlus
has made a name for itself over the years, especially with Android enthusiasts, for building high quality devices with thoughtful feature inclusions, while limiting costly unnecessary features and delivering exceptional value at almost unheard-of price points. Top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered devices with more RAM, more storage, and OnePlus' lean, mean Android
-based Oxygen OS -- and at price points hundreds less than competitive devices -- has been the hallmark of the brand. However, the OnePlus 8 dynamic duo is inherently different, with a very specific delineation line between the two.
The OnePlus 8 Pro is the clear top-end flagship, with a 6.78-inch Fluid AMOLED 1440p display capable of a buttery 120Hz refresh, super-fast 30 Watt wireless Qi charging, full IP68 liquid/particle ingress protection and additional camera capabilities that we'll dive into later. This model drops in at a starting price of $899, a solid $200+ over the previous gen OnePlus 7 Pro and a clear breakaway from OnePlus' "value but premium" lineage. Then again, wireless charging and official IP68 protection were never options with top-end OnePlus phones previously, so we begin to see the intent here to deliver more features for the dollar at least.
OnePlus 8 Pro Ultramarine Blue
Now consider the OnePlus 8 (standard non-Pro). Here you get a still big, bold 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED 1080p display with a nearly-as-quick and smooth 90Hz refresh rate, but no wireless charging, no official IP68 water and dust protection, and a few less camera tricks. And lest we forget to mention, both new OnePlus phones are powered by Qualcomm's ever-potent Snapdragon 865, backed up back 8 or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of speedy UFS 3.0 storage. However, the OnePlus 8 drops in at just $699, and though it's certainly a hat-tip to the OnePlus heritage of value but premium Android devices, it's still commands a cool $100 more than the OnePlus 7 T from just a few short months ago.
So, either way you slice it, OnePlus is going a little more up-market here, but when you consider Samsung's Galaxy S20 series starts at $1K, you can tell OnePlus is at least trying to strike a balance. But at their respective price points, and with the same mobile processing platforms, how do these two new OnePlus entrants fair in the market and differ between the two?. In some areas, the differences between these new OnePlus phones are fairly stark, so let's dive in deeper and explore.
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