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OnePlus 8 Vs OnePlus 8 Pro: What are the differences between the duo?

The OnePlus 8 series is here and as expected, the brand has launched two models- the OnePlus 8 and the high-end OnePlus 8 Pro. The ‘Pro’ variant comes with some different features and specs, at an extra cost. So, what exactly makes it Pro? And is it worth spending the extra cash or you should get the OnePlus 8 instead?

To answer these questions, we’ve compared these two phones in detail- including their design, display, cameras, and other specs, to know how different they are.

OnePlus 8 Vs OnePlus 8 Pro

Design: Similar

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro both sport a glass back with 3D Gorilla Glass protection, a metal frame, and curved edges on both front and back.

These two come in Black and Green colors. However, the OnePlus 8 is also available in Interstellar Glow and the OnePlus 8 Pro comes in Blue color additionally.

The OnePlus 8 is also the slimmer and lighter than the OnePlus 8 Pro. The former measures at 160.2 x 72.9 x 8mm and weighs 180g, while the latter measures 165.3 x 74.35 x 8.5mm and weighs 199g.

These both have in-display fingerprint scanners and dual stereo speakers. So there’s not a huge amount of difference here. However, one big difference here is- OnePlus 8 Pro comes with an IP68 waterproof rating.

Display: 90Hz FHD+ Vs 120Hz QHD+

Display-wise, both the phones look the same and there is a Fluid AMOLED screen with HDR10+ support. The displays also have a single punch-hole camera in the top left corner.

But there are some big differences here as well. The OnePlus 8 sports a 6.55-inch display with FHD+(1080 x 2400 pixels) resolution, while the OnePlus 8 Pro features a 6.78 inches screen with higher QHD+resolution at 1440 x 3168 pixels.

Moreover, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the OnePlus 8 comes with a 90Hz screen, though that’s still higher than the standard 60Hz screens.

So, the OnePlus 8 Pro’s display is larger, smoother, and even sharper than the OnePlus 8’s.

Cameras: Quad Vs Triple

The OnePlus 8 sports a triple camera setup at the back with a 48MP f/1.75 main camera, a 16MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera.

The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, comes with quad-rear cameras which include a 48MP f/1.78 main lens, a 48MP ultra-wide camera, an 8MP telephoto one with 3x hybrid zoom, and a 5MP color filter camera.

So the OnePlus 8 Pro has more and probably better cameras on the back. Both phones have the same 16MP selfie camera.

Performance: Similar, but some diff.

Both the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are powered by top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with up to 12GB of RAM. However, in OnePlus 8, there is LPDDR4X RAM, whereas in OnePlus 8 Pro you get LPDDR5 RAM.

Both devices come with 128GB or 256GB storage choice. Both also support 5G and run Android 10 with the company’s OxygenOS.

Battery & Charging: Wireless charging on 8 Pro

Talking about the battery, the OnePlus 8 packs a 4,300mAh one and the 8 Pro gets a slightly bigger 4,510mAh unit.

Both devices support Warp Charge 30T fast charging, but the OnePlus 8 Pro also supports wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging.

Price: $200 more for 8 Pro

The OnePlus 8 price starts at $699 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model and goes up to $799 for the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model.

The OnePlus 8 Pro starts at $899 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model and goes up to $999 for the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model. So you will have to pay $200 more for the 8 Pro.

Wrapping Up

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro both come with some similar specs and features, and also have some differences as well. These have a similar design, same chipset and software, and some similar features like an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Talking about the differences, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a bigger, smoother screen, more cameras with a newer sensor, faster RAM, bigger battery, and wireless charging. All these make it a better phone, but it also comes at extra cost, so it may not be a good value for money. If you really don’t care much about the differences, OnePlus 8 is a flagship phone. Also, wait for our full review of these devices for a better understanding.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.