- Fantastic 120Hz display
- Fast 30W wired and wireless charging
- Official IP Rating
- Streamlined software
- Versatile cameras
- Good battery life
- No optical zoom lens
- Gimmicky Color filter camera drives up price
- 3W reverse wireless charging is relatively slow
- Jitter in multitasking
OnePlus 8 Pro
The OnePlus 8 Pro is the most expensive phone OnePlus has ever made, but at $899 it’s still cheaper than a number of competing flagships while offering a superior experience in a number of ways. With fast wireless charging, an official IP68 rating, and great battery life, this phone is what the OnePlus 7T Pro should have been.
When the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro launched last October, I was perplexed, to say the least. OnePlus made the vanilla 7T just a little too good, adding a 90Hz display, a triple camera system, the new Warp Charge 30T charging system, and the beefy Snapdragon 855 Plus processor to the device. It gave consumers almost no reason to buy the more expensive OnePlus 7T Pro, which really only bested the 7T in two categories: screen resolution and battery capacity.
The OnePlus 7T also had a new design that made it stand apart from the retread looks of the OnePlus 7T Pro. The 7T Pro felt like an afterthought, and it just didn’t offer enough to differentiate it from the OnePlus 7 Pro or OnePlus 7T.
This year is different. Although the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro share similar designs and core specs, several features might make you pick the OnePlus 8 Pro over the standard OnePlus 8.
But one question remains. At a starting price of $899, the OnePlus 8 Pro is OnePlus’ most expensive flagship yet (if you omit its McLaren edition devices). Do the new bells and whistles of the 8 Pro justify its flagship pricing, and are the differences from the vanilla OnePlus 8 worth $200?
This is Android Authority’s OnePlus 8 Pro review.