OnePlus has released its OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro smartphones back in April. The more affordable one between the two, i.e. OnePlus 8 is now available to purchase in India with a starting price of Rs. 44,999. So, should you go for this latest OnePlus flagship, or should you “settle” with the previous one (OnePlus 7T)? What are its new features, what does it have and what does it not have? There are plenty of other questions, that we all might have about OnePlus 8. Let’s find out some of those in our FAQ article here.

OnePlus 8 Full Specifications

Key Specifications OnePlus 8
Display 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED
Screen Resolution FHD+ 1080×2400 pixels
Operating System Android 10 with OxygenOS 10.0
Processor Octa-core, Up to 2.84GHz
Chipset Snapdragon 865
GPU Adreno 650
RAM 8GB/12GB
Internal Storage 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 
Expandable Storage No
Rear Camera 48MP, f/1.8 aperture + 16MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture + 2MP, f/2.4 aperture macro
Front Camera 16MP, f/2.0
Battery 4,300mAh
Fast Charging 30W
Dual 4G VoLTE Yes
Dimensions 160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm
Weight 180 g

OnePlus 8 FAQs

Design & Display

Question: How is the build quality of OnePlus 8? 

Answer: The OnePlus 8 comes with a glass sandwich body with a metal frame. It looks premium with its rear panel with a gradient glass pattern and also the 3D Gorilla glass makes it sturdy too.

The phone has a full-screen display with a small punch-hole at the front that looks really great. The phone also has an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Question: Is it lightweight? How is the in-hand feel?

Answer: The phone is lightweight and thin with just 8mm thickness and 180g weight, which makes it compact and it can be used by one hand easily.

Question: Is the phone water-resistant? Does it come with any IP certification? 

Answer: The phone is 

Question: How is the display quality?

Answer: The phone sports a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution of 2400×1080 pixels. Further, it sports 19.5:9 aspect ratio and almost 90% screen to body ratio. There are very few bezels on each side and a small punch-hole on the top left. So, the display looks really amazing. 

If we talk about the quality, the brightness of the display, which is good and colors are also sharp thanks to the AMOLED panel and FHD+ screen resolution. The daylight visibility is also quite good. Moreover, the 90Hz refresh rate also adds some charm while using it. 

Hardware & Performance

Question: Can the internal storage in the new OnePlus 8be be expanded?

Answer: No, the internal storage in the OnePlus 8is expandable up to 256GB with the help of a dedicated microSD card slot.

Question: Does it support Widevine L1 or not? 

Answer: Yes, it supports Widevine L1.

Camera

Question: How is the camera quality?  

Answer: You can check out the camera samples in our unboxing video (link below). The camera performs well and clicks some impressive shots in well-lit environment, as well as low light as it has dedicated mode for that too.

Question: Can 4K and slo-mo videos be recorded on the OnePlus 8?

Answer: Yes, you can record up to 4K resolution videos on the OnePlus 8. Also, it supports Super Slow Motion: 1080p video at 240 fps and 720p video at 480 fps. 

Battery

Question: How much difference is there in the battery life between the OP7T and OP8?

Answer: The OnePlus 7T has a 3800mAh battery, while OP8 has a bigger 4,300mAh battery. These both come with a 30W fast charger. So, of course, OP8 has better battery life.

Connectivity & Others

Question: Does OnePlus 8 support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, it supports two Nano-SIM cards using dedicated SIM card slots.

Question: Does OnePlus 8 come with dual sim 5G support or single sim 5G support?

Answer: No, it supports the 5G network only in the primary SIM card.

Question: Does OnePlus 8 support Dual VoLTE networks?

Answer: The phone supports both LTE and VoLTE networks and also supports Dual SIM Dual VoLTE feature as well.

Question: Does OnePlus 8 sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: No, the phone does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Does the OnePlus 8 support face unlock feature?

Answer: Yes, OnePlus 8 has a Face Unlock feature.

Question: How is the audio of the new OnePlus 8?

Answer: The phone is good in terms of audio with dual stereo bottom-firing speakers that also come with Dolby Atmos support and offer loud and less distorted sound.

Question: What sensors are there in OnePlus 8?

Answer: The sensors onboard include an accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Check out our unboxing video for more details regarding OP8.

These were a few questions that we got on our social media channels about OnePlus 8. If you too have a question about it that we haven’t covered, feel free to ask in the comments below!

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