OnePlus recently dropped their new 8 series, the OnePlus 8 and the 8 Pro in an online event due to the lockdown that is imposed globally. This time around, OnePlus put tremendous efforts to build not the flagship killer, but the flagship itself. Yes, the OnePlus 8 Pro now comes with competitive cameras, IP certification, and 30W wireless charging! But what are the significant differences between the two? Well, here is our round-up of OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro.
Design: OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro
To start with the display, both the OnePlus 8 and the 8 Pro look almost similar if not for the camera module. Yes, the 8 Pro comes with an extra lens and the LED flashlight just below it. Just to say, the OnePlus 8 looks more like the OnePlus 7T Pro launched last year but with a new OnePlus logo and branding on the rear.
Coming to the color variants, both of them commonly comes in Onyx Black and Glacial Green while the third color is Interstellar Glow for the OnePlus 8 and Ultramarine Blue for the 8 Pro. The Interstellar Glow variant of the OnePlus 8 really has some slick looks to it throwing out different colors when the light falls on its back.
Other than that, the OnePlus 8 weighs around 180g while the 8 Pro weighs 199g, which are way less when compared to other flagships or other smartphones with this size.
Display: OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro
The OnePlus 8 has a 6.55-inch display, whereas the 8 Pro has a 6.78-inch one. Although the size doesn’t vary much, it is still noticeable. And the display panels on both phones are different, and as a result, we have a QHD+ panel with 513 PPI on the 8 Pro while the 8 gets an FHD+ panel with 402 PPI.
The other noticeable difference between both the displays is that the 8 Pro comes with a 120Hz refresh rate while the 8 comes with the older 90Hz display, as seen on the 7 series. Both the displays are Fluid AMOLED, comes with HDR10+ and punch-hole camera on the front. The aspect ratios, though, are a little different at 20:9 on the OnePlus 8 and 19.8:9 on the OnePlus 8 Pro due to the taller screen.
Camera and Battery
The OnePlus 8 comes with a triple-lens setup on the rear with a primary 48MP f/1.75 sensor with OIS & EIS, a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro sensor.
The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with an additional sensor making it a quad-lens setup on the rear. It consists of a 48MP f/1.78 primary sensor with OIS & EIS, a 48MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle sensor, an 8MP f/2.44 telephoto lens with 3X hybrid zoom, and a 5MP f/2.4 color filter sensor for adding enhancements to images shot.
On the front, though, both the devices have the same 16MP selfie camera with f/2.45 aperture and EIS. So, in terms of cameras, the OnePlus 8 Pro is significantly better than the other one, and it is the first OnePlus device camera to get high praises from MKBHD.
In terms of batteries, the OnePlus 8 comes with a 4300mAh battery, whereas the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 4510mAh battery. Both the devices support Warp Charge 30T, but only the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with the 30W fast wireless charging. This is the first time OnePlus has put wireless charging to its device, and it is really quick. Moreover, the OnePlus 8 Pro also supports reverse wireless charging, which means you can quickly charge your TWS earbuds if they do support wireless charging.
Specifications and Features
Both the devices in the OnePlus 8 Series come with the latest Snapdragon 865 onboard along with Adreno 650 GPU. The significant difference is in terms of RAM, where the OnePlus 8 has an LPDDR4X RAM, whereas the 8 Pro has an LPDDR5X RAM, which is supposedly faster by 30% and reduces power consumption by 20%.
Coming to the storage, the OnePlus 8 comes with a dedicated Indian version of 6GB + 128GB, which is Amazon exclusive, but the common variants are the 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB. The storage on both devices is UFS3.0, which is quick in terms of data reading/writing and loading. Both the devices run on Android 10 with Oxygen OS 10.0 out of the box.
Apart from that, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with IP68 water and dust resistant certification and wireless charging, as mentioned above. Both the devices come with dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos.
So, these are the differences between both the devices and make up for the difference between the prices. The OnePlus 8 starts at Rs. 41,999 for the 6GB + 128GB, Rs. 44,999 for the 8GB + 128GB, and Rs. 49,999 for the 12GB + 256GB. On the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro is priced at Rs. 54,999 for the 8GB + 128GB and Rs. 59,999 for the 12GB + 256GB. Both the devices will be up for grabs in India from May 2020. Hopefully, the COVID-19 outbreak and the lockdown ends so that the e-com sites can ship the devices.