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Compare the OnePlus 8 Pro to the OnePlus 8

In April 2020, OnePlus launched 2 new devices: the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. In terms of performance, the devices hardly differ from each other, but there are some other differences. The OnePlus 8 Pro has a better screen and is also wirelessly rechargeable. In this article, we'll tell you more about the differences and similarities between these high-end smartphones.

OnePlus 8 Pro

256GB storage capacity | 6.78-inch Quad HD screen | Android 10
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  • You can take razor-sharp photos with the different cameras.
  • The large 4510mAh battery lasts a long time and can be charged both wired and wirelessly at lightning speed.
  • The screen refreshes 120 times per second, so games and animations look smooth.
  • You can't expand the storage capacity with a memory card.
  • The large 6.78-inch screen is very large and doesn't fit in everyone's hand or pocket.

OnePlus 8

128GB storage capacity | 6.55-inch Full HD screen | Android 10
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  • The large 4300mAh battery lasts a long time and can be charged very quickly with 30W fast charging.
  • This device is more powerful than comparable smartphones, so you can open the most demanding apps and games without problems.
  • With a refresh rate of 90 times per second, the screen looks smoother than other smartphones.
  • The large 6.55-inch screen is extra suitable for watching movies, but doesn't fit in every pocket.
  • The OnePlus 8 isn't wirelessly rechargeable.

Comparison OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8 Pro OnePlus 8
Screen 6.78-inch Quad HD 6.55 inches Full HD
Refresh rate screen 120 times per second 90 times per second
Telephoto lens Yes, with 3x optical zoom No
Battery capacity 4510mAh 4300mAh
Wirelessly rechargeable Yes No
Colors Black, green, and blue Black, green, and silver

Screen and design

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 8 size

OnePlus 8 Pro: 6.78-inch Quad HD screen, 120Hz

OnePlus used the best screen that the brand has ever made for the 8 Pro. Thanks to the large 6.78-inch screen, the device is very large and can be difficult to operate with one hand. The Quad HD screen is clear and sharp, and refreshes 120 times per second. As a result, animations when you're gaming or scrolling through your timeline look very smooth. For the first time, OnePlus provides a device with an IP certification. The IP68 rating means that the device is officially waterproof.

OnePlus 8 vs OnePlus 8 Pro screen

OnePlus 8: 6.55-inch Full HD screen, 90Hz

The 6.55-inch Full HD screen of the OnePlus 8 is less bright and slightly smaller than that of the 8 Pro. With a refresh rate of 90 times per second, the screen is less smooth than the Pro version, but smoother than most other smartphones. Although the OnePlus 8 is built exactly the same as the Pro, it doesn't have an official IP rating. OnePlus didn't have this device tested.


OnePlus 8 Pro colors

OnePlus 8 Pro: 4510mAh, wirelessly rechargeable

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a hefty 4510mAh battery. This will last all day without charging. In addition, you can quickly charge the 8 Pro with the included Warp Charge 30 charger. The 8 Pro is the first OnePlus smartphone that is wirelessly rechargeable. Previously, OnePlus didn't think wireless charging was fast enough, but the manufacturer has changed that with the Wireless Warp Charger. After 30 minutes, the 8 Pro is 50% charged.

OnePlus 8 colors

OnePlus 8: 4300mAh, not wirelessly rechargeable

The 4300mAh battery of the OnePlus 8 is slightly smaller. But because the smaller screen uses less energy, you'll hardly notice this small difference. With a fully charged OnePlus 8, you can easily get through the day. Unlike the Pro version, this smartphone isn't wirelessly rechargeable. With the included Warp Charge 30 charger, wired charging is just as fast as with the Pro variant. It takes a little more than 20 minutes for your device to be 50% charged.


OnePlus 8 Pro camera

OnePlus 8 Pro: telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom

The OnePlus 8 Pro has 4 different cameras. In addition to a 48-megapixel standard lens, the device has a 48-megapixel wide-angle lens. This allows you to fit large groups or buildings in the frame easily. In addition, with the 8 megapixel telephoto lens, you can zoom in up to 3 times without your photo becoming less sharp. Thanks to the unique 5-megapixel Color Filter lens, you can provide the photo with a filter when you take the photo, instead of afterwards.

Camera OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8: 2 cameras less and a depth sensor

Where the 8 Pro has 4 cameras, you'll only find 2 on the OnePlus 8. In addition to a 48-megapixel standard lens, the smartphone also has a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens. This makes it easy to take a picture of a large group or a wide landscape. Where the OnePlus 8 Pro has a telephoto lens to estimate the depth, the OnePlus 8 has a depth sensor. This also allows you to take photos with a depth of field effect with this smartphone.


OnePlus 8 Pro performance

OnePlus 8 Pro: different storage versions, 5G

The OnePlus 8 Pro has 2 different version in terms of performance. You can choose a device with 8GB RAM and a storage capacity of 128GB or a version with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. As for the RAM, you'll only notice a difference when you multitask with various demanding apps, such as image editing programs. In both cases, the 8 Pro has a powerful Snapdragon 865 processor. This allows the device to handle the most demanding tasks. The device also offers support for the 5G network that will be rolled out soon.

OnePlus 8 speed

OnePlus 8: just as powerful

In terms of performance, there are no noticeable differences between the two smartphones. The OnePlus 8 is available in the same versions. Consider how much storage you need, because both devices don't have space for an external memory card. Thanks to the 128GB storage, you already have a lot of space for all your own photos and music, but you can be sure that you don't have to worry about storage space for all your movies, series, and apps with the 256GB model. In addition, the OnePlus 8 also supports 5G.


In terms of computing power, both devices are the same, but the OnePlus 8 Pro offers a bit more in all aspects. For example, the screen is larger, smoother, and sharper. This is important if you often watch movies or game. The Pro version's camera is also more advanced, with the telephoto lens in particular making a big difference. The difference in battery life won't be great. You can also charge both devices at lightning speed, but the difference is that you can charge your OnePlus 8 Pro wirelessly.

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