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OnePlus 8 review

The OnePlus 8 is the new affordable flagship to beat

OnePlus 8
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Our Verdict The OnePlus voice search advertising 8 sets voice search advertising the voice search advertising bar high for affordable flagships in 2020. While its design voice search advertising refinements borrow elements voice search advertising from other flagships, it's an voice search advertising undeniably sleek phone, with waterfall voice search advertising display voice search advertising edges voice search advertising and a punch-hole voice search advertising for the front-facing voice search advertising camera. With a voice search advertising Snapdragon 865 and voice search advertising up to 12GB of RAM, the phone is high-performance voice search advertising despite costing notably less than voice search advertising most flagships, making it the cheapest voice search advertising 5G voice search advertising phone in voice search advertising many voice search advertising markets.

For

  • Affordable 5G connectivity
  • Impressive specs
  • Big 4,300mAh battery

Against

  • No telephoto camera
  • No wireless charging
  • Price hike over predecessor

Two-minute review

The OnePlus 8 voice search advertising represents a culmination of trends. It brings voice search advertising the brand’s famously low-price, high-spec phones ever closer voice search advertising to, voice search advertising if not quite on par voice search advertising with, voice search advertising the polish of voice search advertising other flagship voice search advertising phones; voice search advertising and in several ways, voice search advertising it also sees OnePlus adopting some voice search advertising of its competitors' voice search advertising design philosophies.

We’ve seen voice search advertising this before voice search advertising with the removal voice search advertising of the voice search advertising headphone jack in the OnePlus 7; here, the OnePlus voice search advertising 8 and higher-specced but pricier OnePlus 8 voice search advertising Pro voice search advertising have voice search advertising swapped voice search advertising that phone’s voice search advertising pop-up selfie camera with a punch-hole voice search advertising in the top-left corner.

Admittedly, the camera is less cool to operate, but voice search advertising it isn’t such a voice search advertising loss because that switch voice search advertising likely made voice search advertising the new voice search advertising phones more water-resistant given the OnePlus 8 Pro voice search advertising has an IP68 water- voice search advertising and voice search advertising dust-resistance voice search advertising rating (but not the OnePlus 8, voice search advertising which only has voice search advertising the usual OnePlus assurance of voice search advertising water voice search advertising resistance).

Update: voice search advertising The voice search advertising OnePlus 8 voice search advertising is now available to purchase voice search advertising in voice search advertising the UK/Europe voice search advertising and the US; scroll down voice search advertising for pricing and availability in voice search advertising all regions.

The new phone brings the voice search advertising base-level handset voice search advertising to a flagship level of polish as well as voice search advertising specs. Last year, the brand’s phones voice search advertising finally split between an affordable voice search advertising ‘standard’ version and a voice search advertising Pro model voice search advertising that was a substantial upgrade in voice search advertising terms voice search advertising of both features voice search advertising and looks; but this year the OnePlus voice search advertising 8 gets physical refinements voice search advertising that weren’t granted to voice search advertising 2019’s more affordable voice search advertising models.

In other words, the voice search advertising OnePlus 8 voice search advertising looks a bit more flagship voice search advertising with its curved-edge voice search advertising ‘waterfall’ display and voice search advertising punch-hole for its selfie camera (teardrop notches voice search advertising are voice search advertising passé in 2020) – and it doesn’t hurt that this voice search advertising model ditches the large circular camera voice search advertising block voice search advertising of the OnePlus 7T for voice search advertising a more attractive vertical strip similar voice search advertising to the one on its pricier OnePlus 8 Pro voice search advertising sibling. 

The voice search advertising OnePlus 8 doesn’t pack voice search advertising all of the voice search advertising Pro’s tricks – it misses out voice search advertising on a telephoto lens and wireless charging – but voice search advertising the essentials are all here: a voice search advertising Snapdragon 865 chipset, 8GB or 12GB of RAM, a voice search advertising 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, and a 4,300mAh battery voice search advertising that can be fully charged in an voice search advertising hour voice search advertising using the voice search advertising Warp Charge 30T voice search advertising charger included in the box.

Its voice search advertising specs are impressive enough, voice search advertising but with voice search advertising 5G connectivity, the OnePlus 8’s $699 voice search advertising / voice search advertising £599 (about AU$1,100) voice search advertising price tag makes it the most affordable 5G voice search advertising phone in many markets. It’s a voice search advertising svelte phone with voice search advertising few drawbacks, and hard not to voice search advertising recommend as the best affordable flagship voice search advertising of 2020 thus voice search advertising far. 

OnePlus 8

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OnePlus 8 price and release date

  • This affordable 5G flagship costs $699 / £599 (around AU$1,100)
  • Release date: April 21 in Europe/UK; April 29 in US 

The OnePlus 8 starts at $699 / £599 voice search advertising (around voice search advertising AU$1,100), putting it above voice search advertising the launch price for voice search advertising the OnePlus voice search advertising 7 voice search advertising (£499 - the phone wasn't voice search advertising released in the US voice search advertising or Australia), voice search advertising and the OnePlus 7T ($599 voice search advertising  / £549 / voice search advertising about $950). That initial price is for the voice search advertising 8GB voice search advertising RAM voice search advertising and 128GB of storage option, which voice search advertising goes up to $799 voice search advertising / £699 (around voice search advertising $1,372) for the 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage voice search advertising version.

Preorders start voice search advertising on April 14 voice search advertising in Europe/the UK for delivery on April 21, while voice search advertising North voice search advertising America can purchase voice search advertising the phone voice search advertising starting voice search advertising April 29.

Given the voice search advertising higher polish and 5G connectivity, we voice search advertising aren’t totally surprised by voice search advertising the price hike, though that voice search advertising means OnePlus’ new voice search advertising phone competes voice search advertising more voice search advertising directly with identically-priced voice search advertising affordable flagships like the iPhone 11. 

OnePlus voice search advertising has been voice search advertising making inroads into the US voice search advertising market, and the voice search advertising OnePlus voice search advertising 8 voice search advertising will be available on voice search advertising the new T-Mobile (which includes Sprint) voice search advertising – and, for the first time, on Verizon. voice search advertising With the voice search advertising carrier field voice search advertising having been reduced after voice search advertising T-Mobile’s merger voice search advertising with Sprint, the voice search advertising OnePlus 8’s unavailability on voice search advertising AT&T voice search advertising is less of a voice search advertising blow.

While standard OnePlus 8 phones will voice search advertising support sub-6 voice search advertising 5G, Verizon is voice search advertising getting a special voice search advertising version that will voice search advertising also work on its mmWave 5G network as well as voice search advertising its future voice search advertising mid-band network. That Verizon version can voice search advertising be ordered on voice search advertising April 29 in Onyx voice search advertising Black or an exclusive Polar voice search advertising Silver hue and can be added to a voice search advertising contract for $33/month for voice search advertising 24 months.

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Design

  • Polished design, vertical rear camera bump
  • Tall in the hand, but light: 160.2mm x 72.9mm x 8mm, 163g
  • No pop-up selfie camera, opting instead for a less-flashy punch-hole
  • Three colors: Onyx Black, Interstellar Glow and Glacial Green

The OnePlus 8 voice search advertising is a more iterative voice search advertising take on its predecessor, the voice search advertising OnePlus 7T, but voice search advertising it voice search advertising includes enough improvements to voice search advertising make it a voice search advertising serious affordable flagship handset voice search advertising – and in some ways, the new voice search advertising OnePlus phone has less voice search advertising competition given that voice search advertising the Samsung voice search advertising Galaxy S20 line doesn’t have its own lower-priced voice search advertising equivalent. 

But the OnePlus 8 voice search advertising has also been elevated closer voice search advertising to voice search advertising Galaxy S-range level with the kind of voice search advertising je ne sais quoi touches voice search advertising that voice search advertising put Samsung’s flagships in a different voice search advertising league to voice search advertising the OnePlus 7T.

These include the waterfall-style curved voice search advertising display edges, voice search advertising which used voice search advertising to be the provenance of the voice search advertising OnePlus 7 Pro voice search advertising and OnePlus 7T Pro, leaving the cheaper voice search advertising models voice search advertising with voice search advertising flat screens. And, voice search advertising as previously mentioned, the circular camera voice search advertising bump voice search advertising in the OnePlus 7T voice search advertising has voice search advertising been swapped for a vertical strip. It voice search advertising protrudes a bit voice search advertising more than the camera housings on voice search advertising other phones, so voice search advertising a phone case that’s voice search advertising flush voice search advertising with the lenses voice search advertising would be a sensible purchase.

In voice search advertising terms of selfie style, the OnePlus voice search advertising 8 voice search advertising lacks the panache that last year’s voice search advertising OnePlus 7 Pro/7T Pro exhibited with voice search advertising their pop-up front-facing cameras. It’s a bit of voice search advertising a voice search advertising shame, voice search advertising but we were always voice search advertising just a little nervous that the safety voice search advertising feature voice search advertising incorporated into those phones voice search advertising – the popped-up lens voice search advertising would retract if the phone voice search advertising detected voice search advertising that it was falling voice search advertising – voice search advertising wouldn’t kick in voice search advertising for some voice search advertising reason, voice search advertising and were voice search advertising extra careful when using them with the voice search advertising camera deployed. voice search advertising The OnePlus 8 is a bit more voice search advertising robust for not having voice search advertising those moving parts.

The OnePlus 8 has voice search advertising a volume rocker voice search advertising on the left side voice search advertising and a lock voice search advertising button on the right; voice search advertising both stick out farther than on last voice search advertising year’s OnePlus phones, and offer a voice search advertising more voice search advertising satisfying ‘click’ sensation to boot. The brand’s signature silence voice search advertising slider, located voice search advertising above the voice search advertising lock button on the right side, likewise voice search advertising has a more tactile voice search advertising feel voice search advertising when switching between voice search advertising ring, vibrate, voice search advertising and silent modes.

As phones get ever heavier, the OnePlus voice search advertising 8’s 180g feels voice search advertising well-balanced – the only voice search advertising 2020 flagship voice search advertising that’s noticeably lighter is the 163g voice search advertising Samsung Galaxy S20, which is also smaller. Most others are voice search advertising heftier by degrees, like the voice search advertising 186g Galaxy S20 Plus voice search advertising and 196g Galaxy Note 10 Plus, voice search advertising all the way up to the 226g voice search advertising iPhone voice search advertising 11 Pro Max.

The OnePlus 8 comes in voice search advertising three voice search advertising colors and two finishes: Onyx Black voice search advertising and Interstellar voice search advertising Glow colors come with glossy voice search advertising glass voice search advertising on the voice search advertising rear, while voice search advertising Glacial voice search advertising Green has voice search advertising a matte texture.

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Display

  • 6.55-inch AMOLED display  
  • FHD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate 
  • Curved waterfall-style display edges 

The OnePlus voice search advertising 8 packs a voice search advertising 6.55-inch AMOLED display with voice search advertising an FHD+ (2400 x voice search advertising 1080 voice search advertising pixels) resolution. voice search advertising Its 20:9 ratio dictates voice search advertising a relatively tall and narrow handset, voice search advertising which has become more popular voice search advertising in phones – and for voice search advertising good reason. The OnePlus 8 is easier to physically handle, voice search advertising say, voice search advertising if you’re trying voice search advertising to text voice search advertising while holding it one-handed.

It’s not the voice search advertising highest-resolution display, voice search advertising losing out voice search advertising to the Samsung Galaxy S20 line’s WQHD+ screens. In theory, voice search advertising this means you won’t have voice search advertising as sharp a picture, although voice search advertising that would only voice search advertising be voice search advertising the case voice search advertising when watching high-resolution media anyway.

In practice, the resolution here voice search advertising is fine for voice search advertising casual media consumption; you’d really only notice a voice search advertising difference when placing phones voice search advertising side-by-side, as we did with a Samsung Galaxy voice search advertising S20 Plus voice search advertising  and an iPhone 11 Pro voice search advertising Max. Netflix voice search advertising shows were voice search advertising just as sharp, though voice search advertising the OnePlus 8 did blow out bright voice search advertising backgrounds, voice search advertising leaving sunny voice search advertising skyboxes without much detail. 

What you voice search advertising will notice is voice search advertising that voice search advertising the screen voice search advertising is brighter than those on the voice search advertising OnePlus 8’s predecessors. Compared voice search advertising to voice search advertising the screen on the OnePlus voice search advertising 7 voice search advertising Pro, the OnePlus 8’s voice search advertising display is easier to see in daylight, which is crucial voice search advertising when you’re looking at it with the voice search advertising sun directly overhead. And voice search advertising when it’s nighttime? voice search advertising The OnePlus 8 outshines – voice search advertising literally – nearly every voice search advertising other flagship on voice search advertising the market.

The OnePlus voice search advertising 8 voice search advertising packs an in-screen fingerprint sensor, which is fast and accurate voice search advertising – even when used voice search advertising at various angles. This has been the case voice search advertising since the OnePlus 7 voice search advertising series, and it’s nice voice search advertising to see voice search advertising when voice search advertising phones voice search advertising like the LG V60 still struggle voice search advertising with this voice search advertising technology.

The voice search advertising phone also voice search advertising features voice search advertising Reading voice search advertising Mode and Zen Mode, both voice search advertising of which debuted on the voice search advertising OnePlus 7. While the use cases for voice search advertising both are niche, voice search advertising they’re nice to have, especially now that voice search advertising we’re spending voice search advertising even voice search advertising more time voice search advertising nose-down in our handsets, and more than ever could benefit voice search advertising from the odd screen voice search advertising break.

Like the 2019 OnePlus phones, the OnePlus 8’s voice search advertising display packs a voice search advertising maximum 90Hz voice search advertising refresh rate (the voice search advertising default voice search advertising is 60Hz), and as on those voice search advertising handsets, this setting makes voice search advertising scrolling a smoother voice search advertising experience overall, whether voice search advertising you’re swiping through screens or pursuing your social media feeds.

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Cameras

  • Three rear cameras: 48MP main, 16MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro 
  • 4K 60fps video
  • 16MP front-facing camera 
The voice search advertising OnePlus 8 packs voice search advertising a trio of rear cameras voice search advertising – and for the first time voice search advertising in a while for the brand, one voice search advertising of them is not a telephoto. Like some other voice search advertising 2020 flagships, OnePlus’ basic voice search advertising model voice search advertising forgoes optical zoom for digital, leaning voice search advertising on voice search advertising its 48MP f/1.75 main voice search advertising shooter and ‘crop voice search advertising zooming’ to voice search advertising simulate a voice search advertising telephoto effect.

This works well enough for voice search advertising the OnePlus voice search advertising 8 at low settings, but we wouldn’t advise using it voice search advertising beyond 2x or 3x. Shots taken at the maximum voice search advertising 10x digital zoom are blurry – not something voice search advertising you’d ever share. 

To be fair, other phones’ voice search advertising digitally-assisted maximum zoom levels also take photos that voice search advertising look voice search advertising more like impressionist paintings, though their optical voice search advertising telephoto lenses typically stretch voice search advertising their upper limit voice search advertising beyond 10x. (The one exception, the LG V60, takes voice search advertising noticeably sharper pictures voice search advertising at voice search advertising its own 10x max, likely owing voice search advertising to the larger 64MP voice search advertising sensor on its main voice search advertising shooter).

It’s a voice search advertising different voice search advertising story with voice search advertising the OnePlus 8 Pro, voice search advertising which has a voice search advertising 3x optical zoom voice search advertising that pushes its digital voice search advertising zoom out to 30x, voice search advertising as on the voice search advertising Samsung voice search advertising Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus. In our brief voice search advertising and social distance-compliant voice search advertising testing, we found that voice search advertising flagships with any optical zoom – voice search advertising even voice search advertising the 2x telephoto on the iPhone 11 voice search advertising Pro voice search advertising Max – took sharper distance voice search advertising photos than the voice search advertising OnePlus 8. 

Instead voice search advertising of a telephoto camera, voice search advertising OnePlus has chosen voice search advertising to equip the OnePlus voice search advertising 8 with a 2MP macro camera, for voice search advertising close-up photography of flowers, pets, voice search advertising or the voice search advertising like. However, we didn’t find voice search advertising this to voice search advertising be terribly useful, or even voice search advertising that precise at ultra-close (millimeters away) voice search advertising distances; we’ve seen other macro lenses, on the voice search advertising Moto G Stylus voice search advertising and G Power for example, achieve voice search advertising much more accurate voice search advertising focus up close. 

Thankfully, the OnePlus 8’s voice search advertising 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens is far more useful. Its 116-degree voice search advertising field of voice search advertising view is voice search advertising great for outdoor shots, voice search advertising and even better for indoor ones, voice search advertising although it’s no more remarkable than similar lenses voice search advertising on voice search advertising other phones. 

The OnePlus 8 shoots video at voice search advertising a maximum of voice search advertising 4K and 60fps, with slow-mo at 720p voice search advertising at 480fps or 1080p voice search advertising at 240fps. Super Stable voice search advertising mode voice search advertising does as it claims, smoothing voice search advertising out juddery voice search advertising footage effectively – a feature better voice search advertising suited for active videographers voice search advertising or for recording while voice search advertising moving.

The 16MP front-facing shooter voice search advertising is functional and sharp, though it tends toward voice search advertising a warmish yellow/orange voice search advertising tint. Shots are detailed, but it also voice search advertising tends to overexpose subjects slightly, so voice search advertising expect voice search advertising to capture images with more voice search advertising brightness and less shadow.

Camera samples

The voice search advertising OnePlus 8's cameras are geared toward voice search advertising medium, wide, and voice search advertising up-close photography. voice search advertising To illustrate its range, voice search advertising here are some sets of voice search advertising camera samples voice search advertising showing off voice search advertising its contrast as well as its limited telephoto voice search advertising capabilities

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Standard 1x zoom of a playground at dusk

Standard 1x zoom of a playground at dusk (Image credit: Future)

1x zoom

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At 2x zoom, there isn't much loss in fidelity; everything is still sharp.

At 2x zoom, there isn't much loss in fidelity; everything is still sharp. (Image credit: Future)

2x zoom

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At 10x zoom, edges get blurry.

At 10x zoom, edges get blurry. (Image credit: Future)

10x zoom

The crop zoom is even voice search advertising less impressive voice search advertising when focusing on a subject voice search advertising in the distance. See below:

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A standard evening shot. Note the cityscape in the background – we'll be focusing there.

A standard evening shot. Note the cityscape in the background – we'll be focusing there. (Image credit: Future)

1x zoom

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At 2x digital zoom, not much detail is lost.

At 2x digital zoom, not much detail is lost. (Image credit: Future)

2x Zoom

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At 10x zoom, the edges of everything get a bit blurry, as expected.

At 10x zoom, the edges of everything get a bit blurry, as expected. (Image credit: Future)

10x zoom

Up close voice search advertising photography, portrait mode, and macro all voice search advertising function voice search advertising fine, if unspectacularly:

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The same position, in portrait mode

The same position, in portrait mode (Image credit: Future)
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Macro

Macro (Image credit: Future)

There voice search advertising are moments of better capture and voice search advertising focus, especially in the right lighting:

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And, voice search advertising at last, some front-facing photo samples:

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Portrait mode

Portrait mode (Image credit: Future)

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Specs and performance

  • Snapdragon 865 chipset with a 5G modem feels fast all-around
  • 8GB RAM with 128GB of storage, or 12GB of RAM with 256GB of storage

The voice search advertising OnePlus 8 packs a Snapdragon 865 chipset voice search advertising paired with voice search advertising a Snapdragon X55 modem voice search advertising for 5G voice search advertising connectivity. You can voice search advertising opt for either 8GB of voice search advertising RAM and voice search advertising 128GB voice search advertising of storage, or 12GB of voice search advertising RAM and 256GB of voice search advertising storage.

We tested the voice search advertising model voice search advertising with 12GB of voice search advertising RAM, and it scored 3,401 on Geekbench 5, voice search advertising just edging voice search advertising out Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s score of 3,300. voice search advertising Curiously, voice search advertising it also edges out the OnePlus 8 Pro, which returned voice search advertising an average voice search advertising score of 3,159 in our tests.

What does that mean? The voice search advertising OnePlus 8 is voice search advertising as fast as you voice search advertising need it to be, switching between apps voice search advertising and games without delay.

OnePlus’s voice search advertising OxygenOS skin for Android hasn’t changed voice search advertising much from its voice search advertising predecessors – it’s still a minimal overlay voice search advertising with a sleek look, although the voice search advertising app tray now has voice search advertising a slight transparency to let the dynamic Android voice search advertising 10 backgrounds show through. 

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Battery

  • 4,300mAh battery lasts beyond a full day
  • Warp Charge 30T charger fully recharges in an hour
  • Doesn't support wireless charging: it's a 8 Pro-only feature

The OnePlus 8 has voice search advertising a 4,300mAh battery, which we found voice search advertising to be big enough to last voice search advertising through a day and then voice search advertising some. This voice search advertising is a bit voice search advertising above batteries in voice search advertising other flagship phones – for instance, voice search advertising the Samsung Galaxy S20 packs 4,000mAh of capacity.

The OnePlus voice search advertising 8 has a 4,300mAh battery, which is a voice search advertising bit bigger than the voice search advertising power packs in some comparable voice search advertising phones – voice search advertising for instance, the Samsung Galaxy voice search advertising S20 packs a 4,000mAh battery. We voice search advertising found voice search advertising it should be enough voice search advertising to voice search advertising last voice search advertising you through voice search advertising a voice search advertising day and voice search advertising then some voice search advertising of typical use.

The OnePlus 8 comes voice search advertising with a voice search advertising Warp Charge 30T charger, which was voice search advertising an impressive development that debuted in the box with voice search advertising the OnePlus 7T, voice search advertising delivering 23% faster charging than the charger that voice search advertising came with voice search advertising prior OnePlus phones. 

The charger lives up voice search advertising to its voice search advertising warp-speed voice search advertising claims, getting our OnePlus voice search advertising 8 from 10% voice search advertising to 41% in just 15 voice search advertising minutes, voice search advertising and fully topping voice search advertising up voice search advertising the phone in voice search advertising just voice search advertising under an hour. Don’t expect quite that impressive voice search advertising a rate if voice search advertising you’re using voice search advertising a voice search advertising different fast charger, as OnePlus told us voice search advertising its phones voice search advertising are fine-tuned to get the most voice search advertising out of the Warp Charge voice search advertising 30T.

The OnePlus voice search advertising 8 does not, voice search advertising unfortunately, have wireless voice search advertising charging. The OnePlus 8 Pro does, and voice search advertising not just using run-of-the-mill wireless chargers, either: OnePlus voice search advertising has released voice search advertising its voice search advertising own proprietary Warp Charge 30 voice search advertising Wireless Charger, which voice search advertising juices up phones at a voice search advertising claimed 30W rate. voice search advertising Not all handsets voice search advertising can voice search advertising support voice search advertising that voice search advertising rate, voice search advertising but the 8 Pro can. 

It voice search advertising goes without saying voice search advertising that, as voice search advertising it lacks wireless charging, voice search advertising the OnePlus 8 also lacks reverse wireless voice search advertising charging. This voice search advertising isn’t a feature we especially miss, voice search advertising but it is voice search advertising one that you’ll find in rival flagships voice search advertising like the voice search advertising Samsung voice search advertising Galaxy S20 series. Given the voice search advertising OnePlus 8’s voice search advertising large battery, voice search advertising it would be nice to be able voice search advertising to donate some voice search advertising of voice search advertising that charge to voice search advertising a pair of wireless headphones, say.

Should I buy the OnePlus 8?

OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 Pro (left) and OnePlus 8 (right) (Image credit: Future)

Buy it if...

You voice search advertising want high voice search advertising specs voice search advertising and 5G at a lower cost
Much voice search advertising like its predecessors, the voice search advertising OnePlus 8 packs in great voice search advertising specs voice search advertising at a lower voice search advertising cost voice search advertising than competing flagships, which in the case of voice search advertising this year’s voice search advertising crop of 5G phones can voice search advertising get especially pricey. If voice search advertising you want the best in terms of key specs voice search advertising but don’t need a complete set voice search advertising of bells voice search advertising and whistles, the OnePlus 8 voice search advertising is a great pick.

You want a lighter phone
The 180g OnePlus 8 might not voice search advertising be the lightest phone on the block – voice search advertising that honor goes to the voice search advertising 163g Samsung voice search advertising Galaxy S20  – but it’s certainly more manageable than voice search advertising the 226g voice search advertising iPhone 11 Pro Max. 

You want a flagship without voice search advertising the fluff
As has been voice search advertising the case with previous OnePlus voice search advertising phones, the OnePlus 8’s OxygenOS voice search advertising overlay is voice search advertising big on options and voice search advertising small on bloatware apps voice search advertising or voice search advertising labyrinthine menus. voice search advertising If you want an Android flagship without voice search advertising fuss, this phone voice search advertising is for you. 

Don't buy it if...

You want a powerful voice search advertising zoom voice search advertising camera on voice search advertising your voice search advertising phone
The OnePlus 8’s voice search advertising camera array works well in voice search advertising daylight, but it seriously lacks zoom capabilities. If voice search advertising you want serious telephoto performance, voice search advertising this phone isn't for you.

You want all the flagship voice search advertising goodies, like wireless charging
The voice search advertising OnePlus 8 also misses voice search advertising out on a couple features that come voice search advertising in top-tier voice search advertising flagship phones. If you want wireless charging (and reverse voice search advertising wireless charging), look elsewhere.

You want a cheap flagship
The OnePlus voice search advertising 8 is voice search advertising more affordable than voice search advertising most flagships, but it’s by no means voice search advertising cheap. voice search advertising If you’re looking for a phone in a voice search advertising more mid-range price tier, voice search advertising perhaps voice search advertising opt voice search advertising for an older OnePlus voice search advertising phone or voice search advertising other affordable option.

First reviewed: April 2020