8.2/10
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The OnePlus 8 currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 26 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
6.55"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocketnow

The OnePlus 8 has proven to not just be a great smartphone for the present, but also a good investment for the future. The start was a bit rocky, but if three software updates in less than a month are any indication, it’s only proof that OnePlus is really invested in improving this product for the l...

- Anton D. Nagy, Pocketnow
Neowin

Whether those extra specs are worth it is up to you, but I really like the OnePlus 8. In fact, I almost like it more regardless of the price. It's thinner, lighter, and it has a smaller footprint. It's prettier with its Interstellar Glow color, and it has a smaller camera bump.

- Rich Woods, Neowin
Android Police

In many ways, OnePlus can stand on equal footing with Google or Samsung, but that means we also need to hold it to the same standards. The software experience is almost as good as Google's Pixel, and the build quality is easily a match for Samsung. While 5G is of questionable value right now, this p...

- Ryan Whitwam, Android Police
PCWorld

The OnePlus 8 is a very good phone, but with the same screen and very similar camera, it's hard to justify the $100 premium over last year's 7T.

- Michael Simon, PCWorld
Review Geek

There’s a market for the OnePlus 8, and it’s people who are willing to sacrifice a great camera for a merely decent one in the name of that excellent OxygenOS build of Android. You could replace “great camera” with “biometric face unlock” or “wireless charging” or “MicroSD card capability” or “super...

- Michael Crider, Review Geek


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Common Questions


OnePlus released the 8 on April 21, 2020.


The 8 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare OnePlus 8 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the OnePlus 8 user manual here.


OnePlus backs up the 8 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 8 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact OnePlus support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find OnePlus's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.55"

The OnePlus 8's screen size is 6.55 inches with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4300 mAh battery. OnePlus's performance ratings are 1725 minutes, 862 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

OnePlus 8 Specs

Overview
Release date April 21, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
CDMA:
800/850/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
5G:
2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8/12 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.10 W/kg
Body: 1.10 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1185 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 862 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1725 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 8.54 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, Onyx Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.02 x 7.29 x 0.8 cm (6.3 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 180
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6.55 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 3D Corning Gorilla Glass, 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
No
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (2 MP, F2.4, Macro), Slow motion recording, HDR,
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.45
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, OGG, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Unknown
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Pocketnow

When software updates matter

from Pocketnow

The OnePlus 8 has proven to not just be a great smartphone for the present, but also a good investment for the future. The start was a bit rocky, but if three software updates in less than a month are any indication, it’s only proof that OnePlus is really invested in improving this product for...More

The OnePlus 8 has proven to not just be a great smartphone for the present, but also a good investment for the future. The start was a bit rocky, but if three software updates in less than a month are any indication, it’s only proof that OnePlus is really invested in improving this product for the long run. I have no problem recommending it as one of the best 5G solutions for those of you looking for an inexpensive way to jump onboard.

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Neowin

Thinner, lighter, and prettier than the Pro

from Neowin

Whether those extra specs are worth it is up to you, but I really like the OnePlus 8. In fact, I almost like it more regardless of the price. It's thinner, lighter, and it has a smaller footprint. It's prettier with its Interstellar Glow color, and it has a smaller camera bump.

Read full review

Whether those extra specs are worth it is up to you, but I really like the OnePlus 8. In fact, I almost like it more regardless of the price. It's thinner, lighter, and it has a smaller footprint. It's prettier with its Interstellar Glow color, and it has a smaller camera bump.

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Android Police

Still the cheapest route to living your best 5G life, for whatever that's worth

from Android Police

In many ways, OnePlus can stand on equal footing with Google or Samsung, but that means we also need to hold it to the same standards. The software experience is almost as good as Google's Pixel, and the build quality is easily a match for Samsung. While 5G is of questionable value right now, thi...More

In many ways, OnePlus can stand on equal footing with Google or Samsung, but that means we also need to hold it to the same standards. The software experience is almost as good as Google's Pixel, and the build quality is easily a match for Samsung. While 5G is of questionable value right now, this phone catapults you into the 5G era for several hundred less than a Galaxy S20. That said, the OnePlus 8 is more expensive than the 7T, and the camera array isn't as versatile. You're basically spending money for 5G that you probably don't need right now. That makes the value middling at best.

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PCWorld

Too little for too much

from PCWorld

The OnePlus 8 is a very good phone, but with the same screen and very similar camera, it's hard to justify the $100 premium over last year's 7T.

Read full review

The OnePlus 8 is a very good phone, but with the same screen and very similar camera, it's hard to justify the $100 premium over last year's 7T.

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Review Geek

One step behind the competition

from Review Geek

There’s a market for the OnePlus 8, and it’s people who are willing to sacrifice a great camera for a merely decent one in the name of that excellent OxygenOS build of Android. You could replace “great camera” with “biometric face unlock” or “wireless charging” or “MicroSD card...More

There’s a market for the OnePlus 8, and it’s people who are willing to sacrifice a great camera for a merely decent one in the name of that excellent OxygenOS build of Android. You could replace “great camera” with “biometric face unlock” or “wireless charging” or “MicroSD card capability” or “super-fast OS updates” or “has an Apple logo on the back.”I love that software, and respect the solid if unspectacular hardware. But I feel like any one of the features above would make the OnePlus 8 a toss-up versus a comparable $700 phone from Apple, Google, or Samsung. If you must have two or more of them, you probably want to look elsewhere.

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PhoneArena

Great performance, meaningful feature set

from PhoneArena

The OnePlus 8 is a fantastic performer, with a camera that lags behind the competition just slightly enough for it to not be considered a major drawback. If you are looking for a new phone — it’s a solid offer. If you are thinking about upgrading from a 2019 OnePlus 7 or a Galaxy S10 — eh… keep your old phone.

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The OnePlus 8 is a fantastic performer, with a camera that lags behind the competition just slightly enough for it to not be considered a major drawback. If you are looking for a new phone — it’s a solid offer. If you are thinking about upgrading from a 2019 OnePlus 7 or a Galaxy S10 — eh… keep your old phone.

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GSMArena

An excellent phone

As an isolated case, the OnePlus 8 is an excellent phone with nice main camera performance, excellent battery life, fast charging, bright and buttery-smooth 90Hz display, probably the best-sounding stereo speakers in town, unrivaled fingerprint reader performance and fast and optimized OxygenOS....More

As an isolated case, the OnePlus 8 is an excellent phone with nice main camera performance, excellent battery life, fast charging, bright and buttery-smooth 90Hz display, probably the best-sounding stereo speakers in town, unrivaled fingerprint reader performance and fast and optimized OxygenOS. However, at this price, the phone is going to have some hard time competing with the likes of Samsung S20+, for example. It also leaves a lingering sensation of a downgrade compared to the OnePlus 7T, which had all the proper focal lengths and offered better macro shots too.

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Android Headlines

Top-notch hardware, speed, and timely updates

from Android Headlines

The only way I would really recommend the OnePlus 8 over the OnePlus 7T is if you really want 5G access. Since it does have 5G, and that's the main difference over the 7T. And at $200 more, it might be worth it for some people. Or if you can get it on sale, or cheaper with a trade-in. At $699 it'...More

The only way I would really recommend the OnePlus 8 over the OnePlus 7T is if you really want 5G access. Since it does have 5G, and that's the main difference over the 7T. And at $200 more, it might be worth it for some people. Or if you can get it on sale, or cheaper with a trade-in. At $699 it's hard to recommend with the OnePlus 7T still being sold at $499. And at this point, it has a better camera.

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The Guardian

5G and top performance for less

from The Guardian

OnePlus 8 offers a lot of phone for the money in a manageable size, making it the very best lower-cost 5G device released so far. You get a smartphone experience that’s second to none. Always fast, always fluid and with a level of software refinement few others manage. The 6.55in 90Hz screen is...More

OnePlus 8 offers a lot of phone for the money in a manageable size, making it the very best lower-cost 5G device released so far. You get a smartphone experience that’s second to none. Always fast, always fluid and with a level of software refinement few others manage. The 6.55in 90Hz screen is bright and slick, while the narrow width and relatively light weight make the OnePlus 8 one of the easiest big-screen phones to use on a day-to-day basis. The battery outlasts even the most intense days, while it charges super fast and has modes to help increase battery longevity. The main camera is good for the money too.

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Android Authority

Watered down yet still worthy

from Android Authority

The OnePlus 8 may not be a "Pro" or "Plus" model, but it's not necessarily a lightweight. This Snapdragon 865-powered phone carries over a lot of the sex appeal from the larger OnePlus 8 Pro, with features such as a 90Hz display and rapid charging, for $200 less.

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The OnePlus 8 may not be a "Pro" or "Plus" model, but it's not necessarily a lightweight. This Snapdragon 865-powered phone carries over a lot of the sex appeal from the larger OnePlus 8 Pro, with features such as a 90Hz display and rapid charging, for $200 less.

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