OnePlus 8 Pro review: really close to the podium of the very high-end

Futura was able to test the OnePlus 8 Pro daily for several weeks. The move upmarket is certain and the high-end model of the brand is a little closer to what is offered, for several hundred euros more, the most prestigious smartphones.

During the presentation of the 2020 vintage of its range, OnePlus sent Futura a copy of the OnePlus 8 Pro . We were able to use it daily for several weeks. With its extension “pro”, the premium version  of the mobile goes up damn in range compared to previous models. Overall, it is the most balanced brand smartphone that we have had in our hands since its inception.

At first glance, like its predecessor, the OnePlus 7 Pro, it looks like a Galaxy S20 , or even the  Huawei P40 Pro  with its 6.78 inch 120 Hz 120 Hz Amoled screen and curved edges. The OnePlus 8 Pro gets rid of its clever, but complex retractable selfie module in favor of a discreet 16 megapixel punch on the upper left of the screen. With this mechanical system less, the weight is felt and the mobile weighs much less heavy in hand and in the pocket.

After a few hours of use, we already know that the mobile can rub stride the stars of the market  premium that are Samsung with its Galaxy S line, Apple and its iPhone Pro 11 , the pixels of Google , or the Huawei P40 Pro who would rise to the top if he were not deprived of Google services. While the previous iterations were not free from criticism, the OnePlus 8 Pro is really very close to flawless, while still having a contained price.

With the OnePlus 8 Pro, the display quality takes a remarkable leap forward.  To benefit from this, you must manually mount the definition of the Amoled screen.  © OnePlus

The usual concentrate of the best

Inside, as usual, OnePlus has put the package . The powerful Snapdragon 865 is at work. It is accompanied by 8 or 12 GB of RAM . The mobile is available with 128 or 256 GB of storage. The OnePlus 8 Pro also has a 4,510 mAh battery. We have seen that it keeps the cell phone running for a day and a half. Fast charge (30W) and wireless charge are available. We have not tested the latter. Finally, the OnePlus 8 Pro is compatible with 5G .

A screen that will amaze you

At the level of its screen, the OnePlus 8 Pro enters 100% in what is best on the market at the moment. The screen refresh rate of 6.78 inches is set to 120 Hz, like the Galaxy S20. Definition side, by default, the mobile is set to 2,376 x 1,080 pixels. It is possible to push it in QHD +, that is 3.168 x 1.440 pixels and that changes everything! In addition, the OnePlus 8 Pro allows you to adjust the colorimetry automatically according to the ambient light . An option reminiscent of the ”  true tone  ” function of iOS . The screen is difficult to read at any time, even in direct sunlight. On this point, as for its machinery, the OnePlus 8 Pro is flawless.

A lot of progress for the photos but….

Recently, the OnePLus 8 Pro has been talked about about one of its photo modules. It allows you to ”  see  ” through certain surfaces, including the fabric, using a filter called  Photochrome . We tested this filter and it never worked. A priori, there must be differences in components according to geographic areas. This sensor 5 megapixel is dedicated to colorimetry. Besides the presence of different filters, it remains difficult to know if its addition brings a real plus to the entire photo module.