The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro head on the iPhone 11 Pro

With the presentation this evening of its OnePlus 8 Pro, the Chinese brand is embarking on a move upmarket by putting the package on the photo module to come head-to-head with the iPhone 11 Pro. With the OnePlus 8, the manufacturer has also presented a powerful light and thin entry-level model.

Even in this period of confinement, the timing was perfect. A few hours before the official presentation via YouTube of the new OnePlus range on Tuesday, April 14, the brand had sent us a copy of the OnePlus 8 Pro for testing. 
From the mobile extracted from its red packaging, we set off to discover a model whose ambition remains to rub against the best smartphones on the market with a contained price. The OnePlus 8 Pro follows the design of its predecessors, the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7 Pro 7T, with a screen with rounded edges and a diagonal of 6.78 inches. On the back , it is also the same layout, with a photo module with three optics superimposed on the top center.

With its curved edges, design side the OnePlus 8 Pro has not changed much since its last iteration. It is lighter and loses its retractable selfie camera system.

And with this version sold at a price of 799 euros, the Chinese manufacturer comes to tickle Samsung with its most high-end model, the Galaxy S20 Ultra , but especially the iPhone 11 Pro which it compared its capabilities throughout the presentation . It is also to the latter that OnePlus seeks to measure itself at the photo level. It must be said that if we can take OnePlus failing, it is of course the inferior quality of its photo modules compared to its competitors.

Thus, OnePlus has put the package on the update of its photo module. There are four optics, including a large main sensor signed Sony delivering 48 megapixels. It is accompanied by an ultra-wide angle of the same resolution . 

A 3 times magnifying zoom is also in the game, as well as an optics dedicated to good color reproduction . Clichés in support, during its conference, OnePlus strongly insisted on the quality of its sensors capable of taking shots that it considers as good, see better than that of the famous iPhone11 Pro, especially at night. A statement that we will be able to verify now that we have the mobile in hand. For videos, it films in 4K at 60 frames per second and is capable of backlighting with its HDR capabilities .