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OnePlus 8 Pro Smartphone Review: Now also charges wirelessly

We've waited a long time. Wireless charging and IP certification in a OnePlus smartphone have finally become a reality. A 120 Hz display and a colour filter camera are other features, too. We will clarify in this review whether the OnePlus 8 Pro is worthwhile at its high price of at least US$799.
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OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus has been around for six years, and fans of the Chinese manufacturer have been waiting for six years to be able to charge their smartphones wirelessly. In 2020 this dream has finally come true, as the new OnePlus 8 Pro supports wireless charging. So far, OnePlus has always believed that technology is simply not fast enough for it. Perhaps, it was also because the manufacturer has always been considered a flagship killer but wanted to balance releasing great smartphones at affordable prices; you have to cut costs somewhere when pursuing this strategy.

But those days are also over, as the OnePlus 8 Pro makes a decent price jump from the OnePlus 7 Pro. The most expensive model scratches the US$1,000 mark, but that could still be cheap for the hardware that is on offer. With OnePlus including a 120 Hz display, up to 12 GB RAM and 5G connectivity, we shall look closely at what else the OnePlus 8 Pro has to offer.

OnePlus 8 Pro (8 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 8 x 2.4 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12288 MB 
Display
6.78 inch 19.8:9, 3168 x 1440 pixel 513 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, 240 Hz touch sampling, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 236 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: Audio output via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, laser sensor, flicker sensor, front RGB sensor, A-GPS (L1/​L5), GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo (E1/​E5a)
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B25/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B42/​B46/​B66), 5G (n1/​n3/​n7/​n28/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 165.3 x 74.3 ( = 0.33 x 6.51 x 2.93 in)
Battery
4510 mAh Lithium-Ion, WarpCharge 30T, WarpCharge 30 Wireless
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/1.78, phase comparison AF (omni-reactive), laser AF, contrast AF, OIS, dual LED flash, videos @ 2160p/60 FPS (camera 1); 48.0 MP, f/2.2, ultra-wide-angle lens (camera 2); 8.0 MP, f/2.44, OIS, telephoto lens (camera 3); 5.0 MP, f/2.4, colour filter
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.45, videos @ 1080p/30 FPS
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers (hybrid), Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Charger, USB cable, silicone case, protective film, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, IP68 certified; LTE Cat 18 (download) / Cat 13 (upload) (1.2 Gbit/s / 150 Mbit/s); SAR: 0.97 W/kg (head), 1.07 W/kg (body), fanless, waterproof
Weight
199 g ( = 7.02 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 123 g ( = 4.34 oz / 0.27 pounds)
Price
999 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88 %
04/2020
OnePlus 8 Pro
SD 865, Adreno 650
199 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.78"3168x1440
88 %
04/2020
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11
188 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.7"3200x1440
88 %
04/2020
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
SD 865, Adreno 650
208 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.67"2340x1080
87 %
09/2019
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU
226 g64 GB SSD6.5"2688x1242
87 %
11/2019
OnePlus 7T Pro
SD 855+, Adreno 640
206 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.67"3120x1440
89 %
04/2020
Huawei P40 Pro
Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16
209 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.58"2640x1200

Case - A very high-quality chassis

OnePlus covers the back of the OnePlus 8 Pro in glass, which it has surrounded with a metal frame. The company has offered bold colours for its latest flagship this time, with Glacial Green being a shimmering colour between turquoise and green. Meanwhile, Ultramarine Blue is an intense blue. If you like your smartphones more understated, then Onyx Black is the more classic colour of the three. The black version has a glossy finish though, whereas the blue and turquoise versions have a matte texture. We received a Glacial Green version of the OnePlus 8 Pro from OnePlus to review, the matte finish of which we found to be very refined. Whoever hopes for complete resistance against fingerprints will be left disappointed, though.

The glass of the display is drawn far over the corners, but the transitions between it and the metal frame are precise and cannot be felt with our fingers. The edges are slightly rougher at the top of the screen, but overall the smartphone feels premium and sits comfortably in our hands.

For the first time in its history, OnePlus has brought itself to IP certify a smartphone. The OnePlus 8 Pro is rated for IP68, the average certification for flagship smartphones. OnePlus has always said that its devices are waterproof, but now there is an official certification based on industry standards.

OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro

Size comparison

165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 74.3 mm / 2.93 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.96 mm / 0.3528 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 206 g0.4542 lbs161.9 mm / 6.37 inch 73.7 mm / 2.9 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs158.2 mm / 6.23 inch 72.6 mm / 2.86 inch 8.95 mm / 0.3524 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs158 mm / 6.22 inch 77.8 mm / 3.06 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 226 g0.4982 lbs

Connectivity - a lot, but no eSIM

OnePlus has upped its prices again. But you should also note that all smartphone manufacturers have become significantly more expensive with their high-end smartphones now. Nevertheless, the days of OnePlus smartphones being bargains are probably over.

OnePlus offers the following two variants in Central Europe. However, the company provides different combinations in other regions like the UK and US.

  • Onyx Black -  8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage: 899 Euros (~$969)
  • Glacial Green or Ultramarine Blue - 12 GB RAM / 256 GB storage: 999 Euros (~$1,077)

The Huawei P40 Pro is therefore on par in terms of price, but the iPhone 11 Pro Max is again a good deal more expensive than the OnePlus 8 Pro.

Our test variant is equipped with 12 GB of fast LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.0 flash storage.  OnePlus is almost unrivalled here, as far as the RAM is concerned at least. Competitors rarely offer as much RAM as OnePlus, but it is a different question of whether you can really use it all.

NFC is on board of course, but there are also numerous sensors like an RGB sensor that can change the colour temperature of the display in changing ambient light. Apple calls this technology True Tone, for reference.

Data can be transferred via USB-C 3.1 Gen1, although OnePlus includes a USB 2.0 Type-C cable in the box. You must use the same port for headphones though, as OnePlus does not include an analogue headphone jack.

The dual SIM version supports two SIM cards; there is no eSIM. A microSD card reader is not present, either.

Left-hand side: volume control
Left-hand side: volume control
Right-hand side: standby button, alert slider
Right-hand side: standby button, alert slider
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, USB Type-C, speaker
Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, USB Type-C, speaker

Software - Modern OxygenOS

The OnePlus software interface OxygenOS appeals due to its clear structure, in our opinion. Running Android 10 out of the box, from experience OnePlus provides two years' worth of OS upgrades, followed by a third year of security updates. The company issues these updates regularly and promptly when significant problems are identified, too. Hence, the OnePlus 8 Pro should receive at least Android 12 and security patch updates until 2023.

OxygenOS has also learned a few new tricks. The popular dark mode, for example, is now available system-wide and for apps that do not officially support it. Likewise, videos from some streaming providers can be automatically scaled up to 120 Hz.

Overall, OnePlus offers a relatively clean OS out of the box. Our review unit only has four third-party apps preinstalled, of which some can be uninstalled.

Default home screen
Default home screen
Display refresh rate settings
Display refresh rate settings
Device information
Device information
Display mode settings
Display mode settings

Communication & GPS - Very accurate

From this generation onwards, OnePlus will only build smartphones that support 5G. The current OnePlus phone only supports Sub6, with the faster mmWave out of range for the device. Currently, the dual-SIM variant of the OnePlus 8 Pro will disable its second SIM card if you are using a 5G SIM. OnePlus has promised to submit an update so that a 5G SIM and a 4G SIM can also be used simultaneously, though. The reception over 4G is very good overall. In buildings, for example, we encountered no problems even in an urban environment. The smartphone supports numerous 4G frequencies too, so you should also be able to use an LTE network abroad should you wish to do so.

In terms of Wi-Fi connectivity, the OnePlus 8 Pro supports Wi-Fi 6 with a 2x2 MIMO antenna. The OnePlus 8 Pro does not support VHT160 though, meaning that it cannot take full advantage of the potential of Wi-Fi 6. This also means that the Huawei P40 Pro has a significant speed advantage here. However, if you do not have a gigabit internet line, then you should hardly notice the difference between the two devices when browsing the web. We conducted our Wi-Fi tests with a Netgear Nighthawk AX12 router, for reference.

Our review unit maintains decent signal strength both when close to our router and at a distance of around 10 metres and three walls from it. Web pages load quickly regardless and you only have to wait a little additional time for pictures to appear.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
883 (min: 834, max: 919) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
835 (min: 808, max: 847) MBit/s ∼95% 0%
OnePlus 8 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
831 (min: 745, max: 872) MBit/s ∼94%
Huawei P40 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
821 (min: 388, max: 998) MBit/s ∼93% -1%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
580 (min: 550, max: 597) MBit/s ∼66% -30%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
471 (min: 347, max: 505) MBit/s ∼53% -43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=561)
267 MBit/s ∼30% -68%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei P40 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1544 (min: 797, max: 1619) MBit/s ∼100% +76%
OnePlus 8 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
876 (min: 767, max: 904) MBit/s ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Mali-G77 MP11, Exynos 990, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
863 (min: 759, max: 898) MBit/s ∼56% -1%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 865, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
816 (min: 403, max: 832) MBit/s ∼53% -7%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
589 (min: 461, max: 625) MBit/s ∼38% -33%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
352 (min: 311, max: 375) MBit/s ∼23% -60%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=561)
254 MBit/s ∼16% -71%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø831 (745-872)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø876 (767-904)
GPS test: Inside
GPS test: Inside
GPS test: Outdoors
GPS test: Outdoors

Outdoors, the OnePlus 8 Pro finds a satellite location almost immediately and also precisely to an accuracy of three metres.

After our practical test, during which we compared its location accuracy to a Garmin Edge 520 over a 4 km bike ride, we can say that the OnePlus 8 Pro is a precise navigator. There are minor problems like when making tight turns, but our review unit recorded our route precisely other than that.

GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Bridge
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Bridge
GPS test: OnePlus 8 Pro - Overview
GPS test: OnePlus 8 Pro - Overview
GPS test: OnePlus 8 Pro - Loop
GPS test: OnePlus 8 Pro - Loop
GPS test: OnePlus 8 Pro - Bridge
GPS test: OnePlus 8 Pro - Bridge

Telephone Functions & Call Quality - Room for improvement

In the end, OnePlus' phone app corresponds to the standard Google app, with OnePlus having adapted the design slightly. Searching by voice input is a little more complicated to achieve than it is on Google's app, for example. Otherwise, the stock phone app has the same categories, like call list, contacts and favourites as the Google app does, as well as a button to open the keypad. The OnePlus 8 Pro supports contemporary technologies like VoLTE and VoWiFi, too.

The voice quality of our review unit is okay, with the other party sounding quite loud over the built-in earpiece. However, the OnePlus 8 Pro cannot eliminate all background noise, and we noticed a slight roar during conversations too. The microphone transmits our voice quite well, though, and we found that it eliminated background noise satisfactorily. We also found that other parties sounded better over the loudspeaker than they did over the earpiece, but background noise persists. Overall, while the OnePlus 8 Pro is good enough from which to make and receive phone calls, the Huawei P40 series offers better call quality in our opinion.

Cameras - High resolution or bright

Photographed using the front-facing camera
Photographed using the front-facing camera

High-resolution main cameras are the latest craze in high-end smartphones, even if the extremely high resolutions are rarely used in full. Typically, modern smartphone camera sensors combine several pixels to achieve a higher light output, a path that the OnePlus 8 Pro follows with its 48 MP primary rear-facing sensor. The IMX689 combines four pixels into one, also known as pixel-binning, resulting in a 12 MP output with higher light sensitivity than a 48 MP shot would have. OnePlus complements the primary sensor with a 48 MP ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8 MP optically stabilised telephoto lens. OIS should prevent blurring when taking close-up pictures, for reference.

In good lighting conditions, the OnePlus 8 Pro takes sharp photos that shine with many details, although colours could perhaps be displayed a little more vividly. That is probably a matter of taste, though. Under low light, however, the standard photo mode struggles to expose objects that well and pales in comparison to the capabilities of other high-end smartphones. Generally, these take even sharper photos than the OnePlus 8 Pro can, with improved contrast to boot. The special night mode delivers good results here though, but you must activate it manually.

Thanks to the ultra-wide-angle and telephoto lenses, the OnePlus 8 Pro effectively supports optical zoom from 0.6x to 3x, after which it supports up to 30x digital zoom. The camera system of the OnePlus 8 Pro is therefore quite flexible, but it cannot match the zoom performance of the Huawei P40 Pro and its periscope lens, for example. With a super macro mode, you can photograph objects that are only 3 cm from the lens, which is a nice touch.

Then we come to the OnePlus 8 Pro's fourth rear-facing camera, a colour filter sensor. In short, this allows the device to produce some unusual effects, examples of which we have included below. Overall, the photochromic mode, the only one that actually switches to the colour filter sensor, produces some curious results, in our opinion.

Videos can be recorded in up to 4K and 60 FPS and in 21:9 on request. You may have seen this referred to as a cinema aspect ratio elsewhere. OnePlus enables many support functions at 30 FPS but not all are available at higher frame rates. The image quality is decent overall, with the exposure sensor responding well to changing lighting conditions. In our experience, the OnePlus 8 Pro graduates exposure levels finely graded, but we can pick out the edges of moving objects. The autofocus does a good job too, but every now and then you can see the camera making slight adjustments until it finds the correct setting.

The OnePlus 8 Pro also has a 16 MP front-facing camera. In short, it takes well-lit photos, but it could offer sharper details in our opinion.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
Standard shot
Standard shot
Photochromic filter shot
Photochromic filter shot
Matte filter shot
Vivid filter shot
Black and white filter shot

The primary camera also has to prove itself in the laboratory under controlled lighting conditions. We conducted our tests once with full studio lighting and once at 1 lux. Even in abysmal light, images remain visible, but details are noticeably worse than they in good lighting. We liked the image sharpness in full lighting, while the contrast of the image also convinced us. Colours tend to be overexposed, though.

ColorChecker
4.4 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
6 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
ColorChecker OnePlus 8 Pro: 8.01 ∆E min: 3.73 - max: 14.39 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.7 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
9 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
10 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker OnePlus 8 Pro: 11.2 ∆E min: 2.44 - max: 17.32 ∆E
Low-light shooting normal photo mode
Low-light shooting normal photo mode
Low-light mode night mode
Low-light mode night mode
Standard lens recording
Standard lens recording
Standard lens recording
Recording - maximum zoom
Standard lens recording
Standard lens recording
Ultra-wide angle shot
Standard lens recording
Standard lens recording

Accessories & Warranty - No USB 3.1 cable included

You have to hand it to OnePlus; the company knows how to make beautiful accessories. Its red and white USB cable continues to look stylish, in our opinion. It is just a shame that OnePlus has included a USB 2.0 cable with the OnePlus 8 Pro. The company has included a silicone case in the box, too. Not only is it transparent like many silicone cases that many OEMs include with their smartphones, but it also has OnePlus' "Never Settle" motto printed down the side.

The wireless charger charges the smartphone in a standing position, is also stylishly designed and it costs 69.99 Euros (~$75). OnePlus again offers special covers, such as rough sandstone, for just 25 Euros (~$27) each. OnePlus will surely offer accessories too, as it is currently filling out its online shop.

The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 24-month manufacturer's warranty. OnePlus explicitly excludes liquid damage, though. Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies and Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

OnePlus 8 Pro Sandstone Bumper Case
Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger

Input Devices & Operation - Very smooth navigation

The touchscreen not only benefits from the display's 120 Hz refresh rate, which helps create a perceived sense of speed, but also from a 240 Hz sampling rate. In short, the latter means that the OnePlus 8 Pro checks the display 240 times a second for touches. Overall, our OnePlus 8 Pro review unit can be operated accordingly fine and precisely.

The OnePlus 8 Pro has an in-display fingerprint scanner, like its predecessors. However, you must double-tap the display for the fingerprint sensor to react. If you do that, then the sensor usually recognises registered fingers quickly and accurately. The OnePlus 8 Pro unlocks instantly when it recognises a fingerprint, too.

OnePlus has also installed a new vibration motor in the OnePlus 8 Pro. In short, the haptic feedback that it delivers almost feels as good as Apple's taptic engine.

If you want to unlock the OnePlus 8 Pro with your face, then you can do so with the front-facing camera. It also works in the dark, but the device increases screen brightness to ensure that it captures your face. There is no infrared camera for this purpose, though. Activating the power button enables facial recognition, which works well overall even if it needs a moment from time to time in the dark.

Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode

Display - Bright and very well calibrated

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

When it comes to the screen, OnePlus has included everything that high-end smartphones should have in 2020. Namely, a 120 Hz refresh rate, high maximum brightness and HDR10+ support. Starting with the brightness, which OnePlus claims peaks at 1,300 cd/m². We could not replicate these values in our laboratory tests, but the OnePlus 8 Pro still beat most other smartphones on average. Only the iPhone 11 Pro Max is brighter than the OnePlus 8 Pro. In strong sunlight, the OnePlus 8 Pro may even exceed the peak 779 cd/m² value that we determined during our tests.

The OnePlus 8 Pro also has a high-resolution panel. Specifically, the display operates natively at 3168x1440 pixels, but that is not enough to display 4K content natively. However, few smartphones currently offer this; 1440p is sharp enough in our opinion for smartphone screens.

780
cd/m²
782
cd/m²
751
cd/m²
787
cd/m²
796
cd/m²
789
cd/m²
765
cd/m²
772
cd/m²
793
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 796 cd/m² Average: 779.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 796 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 0.68 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9
ΔE Greyscale 1.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.237
OnePlus 8 Pro
AMOLED, 3168x1440, 6.78
Samsung Galaxy S20+
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.7
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.67
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
OLED, 2688x1242, 6.5
OnePlus 7T Pro
AMOLED, 3120x1440, 6.67
Huawei P40 Pro
OLED, 2640x1200, 6.58
Screen
-87%
-13%
-49%
-133%
-38%
Brightness middle
796
740
-7%
753
-5%
790
-1%
606
-24%
584
-27%
Brightness
779
747
-4%
762
-2%
790
1%
611
-22%
576
-26%
Brightness Distribution
94
94
0%
96
2%
97
3%
95
1%
95
1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
0.68
2.6
-282%
0.9
-32%
1.4
-106%
3.46
-409%
1.1
-62%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
1.55
4.57
-195%
1.6
-3%
3.4
-119%
5.64
-264%
2.3
-48%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.1
1.5
-36%
1.5
-36%
1.9
-73%
2
-82%
1.8
-64%
Gamma
2.237 98%
2.269 97%
2.24 98%
2.23 99%
2.258 97%
2.16 102%
CCT
6310 103%
6284 103%
6415 101%
6466 101%
6779 96%
6355 102%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 258 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 258 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 258 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18032 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

OnePlus installs an AMOLED panel on the OnePlus 8 Pro, so there is no need to worry about contrast. Since the panel can switch off pixels individually, then the OnePlus 8 Pro can create absolute blacks. As a result, the OnePlus 8 Pro theoretically has an infinite contrast ratio. Colours look vivid, while blacks look deep. OnePlus includes two display presets on the OnePlus 8 Pro too, which it calls Natural and Vivid. The names are well-chosen, because vivid enables bright colours, while the natural mode is more representative of real-world colours.

CalMAN software and our spectrophotometer determined that the OnePlus 8 Pro has a well-calibrated display and one that provides the lowest colour deviations of our test field. If colour accuracy is crucial for you, then you should choose the Natural profile. Differences are still acceptable with the display set to vivid mode.

However, the AMOLED screen has the disadvantage that it also uses pulse-width modulation (PWM) to regulate display brightness. Some people may perceive this as an unpleasant flickering. OnePlus includes DC dimming technology as an experimental option to alleviate this effect, though.

CalMAN: Colour accuracy - Vivid
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - Vivid
CalMAN: Grayscale - Vivid
CalMAN: Grayscale - Vivid
CalMAN: Colour saturation - Vivid
CalMAN: Colour saturation - Vivid
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - Natural
CalMAN: Colour accuracy - Natural
CalMAN: Grayscale - Natural
CalMAN: Grayscale - Natural
CalMAN: Colour space - sRGB
CalMAN: Colour space - sRGB
CalMAN: Colour space - AdobeRGB
CalMAN: Colour space - AdobeRGB
CalMAN: Colour space - DCI P3
CalMAN: Colour space - DCI P3

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 4 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.2 ms).

The high screen brightness pays off outdoors. Even in direct sunlight, the OnePlus 8 Pro remains readable, allowing you to see what is being displayed onscreen. Viewing angles are also very good, with no colour distortions or interference.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Using the OnePlus 8 Pro outdoors
Using the OnePlus 8 Pro outdoors

Performance - What you would expect from a high-end smartphone

The Snapdragon 865 is Qualcomm's latest and fastest high-end SoC. It offers eight cores split across three clusters: a super-fast prime core, three fast performance cores and four energy-saving processor cores for less complicated work.

The OnePlus 8 Pro is about 10% faster than its predecessor, which OnePlus equipped with the Snapdragon 855+. In short, the OnePlus 8 Pro will be one of the fastest smartphones available in mid-2020. The graphics unit also offers 10-20% more performance than its predecessor, making it a powerful GPU indeed.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
2659 Points ∼67%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
2519 Points ∼63% -5%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3979 Points ∼100% +50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (2487 - 3259, n=8)
2723 Points ∼68% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=65)
1644 Points ∼41% -38%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3027 Points ∼67%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
2932 Points ∼65% -3%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4511 Points ∼100% +49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (2829 - 3080, n=8)
2981 Points ∼66% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=60)
1770 Points ∼39% -42%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3318 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
2899 Points ∼87% -13%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3338 Points ∼100% +1%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3165 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (3076 - 3427, n=8)
3285 Points ∼98% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (445 - 3531, n=84)
1959 Points ∼59% -41%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
909 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
944 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
906 Points ∼96% 0%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
779 Points ∼83% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (903 - 919, n=8)
910 Points ∼96% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=84)
558 Points ∼59% -39%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
11153 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
10583 Points ∼91% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
10952 Points ∼95% -2%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
10442 Points ∼90% -6%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
11341 Points ∼98% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (10613 - 13202, n=9)
11585 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 13202, n=483)
5784 Points ∼50% -48%
Work performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
13471 Points ∼91%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
14760 Points ∼100% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
13142 Points ∼89% -2%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
12645 Points ∼86% -6%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
14352 Points ∼97% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (11839 - 19711, n=8)
13801 Points ∼94% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19711, n=643)
6333 Points ∼43% -53%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
3888 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
3230 Points ∼80% -17%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
3830 Points ∼94% -1%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
3564 Points ∼88% -8%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4057 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (3336 - 3947, n=7)
3771 Points ∼93% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4057, n=145)
2629 Points ∼65% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8279 Points ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
8783 Points ∼100% +6%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8173 Points ∼93% -1%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6527 Points ∼74% -21%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6360 Points ∼72% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8076 - 8321, n=7)
8226 Points ∼94% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=145)
2880 Points ∼33% -65%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
6618 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
6355 Points ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
6578 Points ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
5509 Points ∼83% -17%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5648 Points ∼85% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (6182 - 6644, n=8)
6526 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6644, n=145)
2597 Points ∼39% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5506 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4495 Points ∼78% -18%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
5277 Points ∼92% -4%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4683 Points ∼82% -15%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5728 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (5187 - 5532, n=7)
5373 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5766, n=491)
2155 Points ∼38% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
9379 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
9190 Points ∼97% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
9356 Points ∼99% 0%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8006 Points ∼85% -15%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6771 Points ∼72% -28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (9345 - 9567, n=7)
9435 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9567, n=491)
2038 Points ∼22% -78%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8111 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
7459 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7986 Points ∼98% -2%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6916 Points ∼85% -15%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6508 Points ∼80% -20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (7957 - 8204, n=8)
8076 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8204, n=492)
1893 Points ∼23% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5480 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4455 Points ∼78% -19%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4283 Points ∼75% -22%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4604 Points ∼81% -16%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5718 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (3973 - 5532, n=7)
5052 Points ∼88% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5721, n=521)
2066 Points ∼36% -62%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
12665 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
9471 Points ∼74% -25%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
12694 Points ∼100% 0%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
11448 Points ∼90% -10%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7905 Points ∼62% -38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (12573 - 12895, n=7)
12722 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=521)
2712 Points ∼21% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
9807 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
7576 Points ∼77% -23%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8823 Points ∼90% -10%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8605 Points ∼88% -12%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7286 Points ∼74% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8499 - 9910, n=7)
9483 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=521)
2282 Points ∼23% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
4987 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4180 Points ∼84% -16%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4895 Points ∼98% -2%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
4038 Points ∼81% -19%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4519 Points ∼91% -9%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4971 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (4582 - 5209, n=7)
4919 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=571)
2044 Points ∼41% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8106 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
8469 Points ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
8299 Points ∼98% +2%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
6088 Points ∼72% -25%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
7044 Points ∼83% -13%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6465 Points ∼76% -20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8045 - 8432, n=7)
8269 Points ∼98% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=571)
1705 Points ∼20% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
7117 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
6896 Points ∼96% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7157 Points ∼100% +1%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
5471 Points ∼76% -23%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6266 Points ∼87% -12%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6060 Points ∼84% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (7012 - 7305, n=8)
7174 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7305, n=572)
1630 Points ∼23% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
4928 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4124 Points ∼83% -16%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
4729 Points ∼95% -4%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3839 Points ∼77% -22%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4503 Points ∼91% -9%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4975 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (4196 - 5054, n=7)
4830 Points ∼97% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5054, n=613)
1908 Points ∼38% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
11371 Points ∼92%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
6392 Points ∼52% -44%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
12394 Points ∼100% +9%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
11302 Points ∼91% -1%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
10637 Points ∼86% -6%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7499 Points ∼61% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (11371 - 12494, n=7)
11861 Points ∼96% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12494, n=612)
2234 Points ∼18% -80%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
8811 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
5696 Points ∼62% -35%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
9123 Points ∼100% +4%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
7893 Points ∼87% -10%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8165 Points ∼89% -7%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6739 Points ∼74% -24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8581 - 9492, n=7)
8947 Points ∼98% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9492, n=615)
1928 Points ∼21% -78%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
32240 Points ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
27431 Points ∼59% -15%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
32384 Points ∼69% 0%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
33898 Points ∼73% +5%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
30561 Points ∼65% -5%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
46731 Points ∼100% +45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (26182 - 57583, n=7)
33908 Points ∼73% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 57583, n=761)
15165 Points ∼32% -53%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
149017 Points ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
48476 Points ∼24% -67%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
150281 Points ∼73% +1%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
206190 Points ∼100% +38%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
118129 Points ∼57% -21%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
82652 Points ∼40% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (144611 - 150654, n=7)
147886 Points ∼72% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=759)
25420 Points ∼12% -83%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
82562 Points ∼85%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
41415 Points ∼43% -50%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
82937 Points ∼86% 0%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
96826 Points ∼100% +17%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
72173 Points ∼75% -13%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
70593 Points ∼73% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (72524 - 110468, n=7)
83026 Points ∼86% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 110468, n=759)
20080 Points ∼21% -76%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
206 fps ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
199 fps ∼69% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
203 fps ∼71% -1%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
287 fps ∼100% +39%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
185 fps ∼64% -10%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
152 fps ∼53% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (202 - 207, n=8)
204 fps ∼71% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=767)
43.3 fps ∼15% -79%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
60 fps ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
60 fps ∼67% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
90 fps ∼100% +50%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
59 fps ∼66% -2%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼67% 0%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
60 fps ∼67% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (60 - 90, n=8)
75 fps ∼83% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=776)
30.3 fps ∼34% -49%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
126 fps ∼80%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
126 fps ∼80% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
122 fps ∼78% -3%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
157 fps ∼100% +25%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
111 fps ∼71% -12%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
118 fps ∼75% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (122 - 126, n=8)
124 fps ∼79% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=672)
25.4 fps ∼16% -80%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
60 fps ∼68%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
60 fps ∼68% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
88 fps ∼100% +47%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼68% 0%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
57 fps ∼65% -5%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
59 fps ∼67% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (58 - 88, n=8)
71.3 fps ∼81% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=680)
21.6 fps ∼25% -64%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
88 fps ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
85 fps ∼85% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
86 fps ∼86% -2%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
100 fps ∼100% +14%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
79 fps ∼79% -10%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
75 fps ∼75% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (74 - 88, n=9)
85.3 fps ∼85% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=535)
20.5 fps ∼21% -77%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
60 fps ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
59 fps ∼77% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
77 fps ∼100% +28%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼78% 0%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
40 fps ∼52% -33%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
52 fps ∼68% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (43 - 77, n=9)
57.8 fps ∼75% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=537)
18.7 fps ∼24% -69%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
31 fps ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
33 fps ∼72% +6%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
30 fps ∼65% -3%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
46 fps ∼100% +48%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
17 fps ∼37% -45%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
23 fps ∼50% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (18 - 31, n=9)
27 fps ∼59% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=283)
11 fps ∼24% -65%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
20 fps ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
22 fps ∼76% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
20 fps ∼69% 0%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
29 fps ∼100% +45%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
19 fps ∼66% -5%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
19 fps ∼66% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (20 - 20, n=9)
20 fps ∼69% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=281)
7.97 fps ∼27% -60%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
48 fps ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
52 fps ∼90% +8%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
47 fps ∼81% -2%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
58 fps ∼100% +21%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
26 fps ∼45% -46%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
36 fps ∼62% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (28 - 53, n=9)
43.2 fps ∼74% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=287)
16.4 fps ∼28% -66%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
54 fps ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
58 fps ∼77% +7%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
54 (min: 20) fps ∼72% 0%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
75 fps ∼100% +39%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
47 fps ∼63% -13%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
50 fps ∼67% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (27 - 54, n=9)
50.6 fps ∼67% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=286)
19 fps ∼25% -65%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
51 fps ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
51 fps ∼81% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
50 fps ∼79% -2%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
63 fps ∼100% +24%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
48 fps ∼76% -6%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
44 fps ∼70% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (50 - 52, n=9)
50.8 fps ∼81% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=460)
13.8 fps ∼22% -73%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
45 fps ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
45 fps ∼94% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
45 fps ∼94% 0%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
48 fps ∼100% +7%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
24 fps ∼50% -47%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
31 fps ∼65% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (25 - 46, n=9)
38.1 fps ∼79% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=464)
12.3 fps ∼26% -73%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
585231 Points ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
296746 Points ∼50% -49%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
595466 Points ∼100% +2%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
486654 Points ∼82% -17%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
496966 Points ∼83% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (557310 - 607937, n=9)
582472 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=89)
309759 Points ∼52% -47%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
1496 Points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
1378 Points ∼79% -8%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
1514 Points ∼87% +1%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
1745 Points ∼100% +17%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
1236 Points ∼71% -17%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
1629 Points ∼93% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (1276 - 1576, n=8)
1456 Points ∼83% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=704)
803 Points ∼46% -46%
Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
11842 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
10803 Points ∼64% -9%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
11567 Points ∼68% -2%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
16996 Points ∼100% +44%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
10618 Points ∼62% -10%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
10138 Points ∼60% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (11445 - 11842, n=8)
11634 Points ∼68% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=704)
2391 Points ∼14% -80%
Memory (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
7240 Points ∼91%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
3775 Points ∼48% -48%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
7945 Points ∼100% +10%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
2350 Points ∼30% -68%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
5091 Points ∼64% -30%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6038 Points ∼76% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (5688 - 8398, n=8)
7273 Points ∼92% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8398, n=704)
1777 Points ∼22% -75%
System (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
10058 Points ∼71%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
9281 Points ∼65% -8%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
10002 Points ∼70% -1%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
14189 Points ∼100% +41%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
9294 Points ∼66% -8%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
9782 Points ∼69% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (8622 - 10147, n=8)
9742 Points ∼69% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=704)
3345 Points ∼24% -67%
Overall (sort by value)
OnePlus 8 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 12288
5993 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy S20+
Samsung Exynos 990, Mali-G77 MP11, 8192
4779 Points ∼79% -20%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Adreno 650, 8192
6072 Points ∼100% +1%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
5607 Points ∼92% -6%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4992 Points ∼82% -17%
Huawei P40 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5589 Points ∼92% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  (5302 - 6205, n=8)
5864 Points ∼97% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6205, n=704)
1695 Points ∼28% -72%

The OnePlus 8 Pro also does well in browser-rendering benchmarks. Our review unit clearly surpasses its predecessor, for example, and performs well enough to put it in the medium to high rankings among strong competitors.

Generally, websites loaded quickly in everyday life. HTML 5 content proved no problem for the OnePlus 8 Pro, either.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
129.096 Points ∼100% +104%
Huawei P40 Pro (Huawei Browser 10.1)
69.956 Points ∼54% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (Chrome 81)
64.958 Points ∼50% +2%
OnePlus 8 Pro (Chrome 80)
63.374 Points ∼49%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chrome 78)
62.417 Points ∼48% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (50.9 - 69.5, n=8)
59.9 Points ∼46% -5%
Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Chrome 80)
50.566 Points ∼39% -20%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=167)
39.6 Points ∼31% -38%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
301.91 Points ∼100% +163%
Huawei P40 Pro (Huawei Browser 10.1)
116.61 Points ∼39% +2%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chrome 78)
115.44 Points ∼38% +1%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (Chrome 81)
115.43 Points ∼38% +1%
OnePlus 8 Pro (Chrome 80)
114.78 Points ∼38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (79.1 - 117, n=7)
108 Points ∼36% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Chrome 80)
89.329 Points ∼30% -22%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=594)
45.9 Points ∼15% -60%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
153 runs/min ∼100% +126%
Huawei P40 Pro (Huawei Browser 10.1)
71.8 runs/min ∼47% +6%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (Chrome 81)
68.6 runs/min ∼45% +1%
OnePlus 8 Pro (Chome 80)
67.7 runs/min ∼44%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chome 78)
66.4 runs/min ∼43% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (50.8 - 71, n=8)
63.6 runs/min ∼42% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Chome 80)
62.8 runs/min ∼41% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=151)
42.5 runs/min ∼28% -37%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
181 Points ∼100% +74%
OnePlus 8 Pro (Chrome 80)
104 Points ∼57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (99 - 118, n=8)
103 Points ∼57% -1%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (Chrome 81)
101 Points ∼56% -3%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chrome 78)
93 Points ∼51% -11%
Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Chrome 80)
86 Points ∼48% -17%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=231)
69.4 Points ∼38% -33%
Huawei P40 Pro
Points ∼0% -100%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
49388 Points ∼100% +109%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chrome 78)
23999 Points ∼49% +1%
Huawei P40 Pro (Huawei Browser 10.1)
23690 Points ∼48% 0%
OnePlus 8 Pro (Chrome 80)
23678 Points ∼48%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (Chrome 81)
22834 Points ∼46% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (15745 - 23768, n=8)
21630 Points ∼44% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Chrome 80)
18094 Points ∼37% -24%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=762)
7617 Points ∼15% -68%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=788)
9938 ms * ∼100% -411%
Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Chrome 80)
2488.3 ms * ∼25% -28%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chrome 78)
2133.5 ms * ∼21% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (Chrome 81)
2021.2 ms * ∼20% -4%
OnePlus 8 Pro (Chrome 80)
1944.7 ms * ∼20%
Huawei P40 Pro (Huawei Browser 10.1)
1913.7 ms * ∼19% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (2000 - 2538, n=9)
1901 ms * ∼19% +2%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
570.9 ms * ∼6% +71%

* ... smaller is better

OnePlus has equipped the OnePlus 8 Pro with UFS 3.0 flash storage, a storage type currently installed in many high-end smartphones. The OnePlus 8 Pro utilises its fast memory much better than its predecessor does, but that only puts it at eye level with other modern flagship smartphones.

OnePlus 8 ProSamsung Galaxy S20+Xiaomi Mi 10 ProOnePlus 7T ProHuawei P40 ProAverage 256 GB UFS 3.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
2%
17%
-40%
2%
-10%
-80%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
57.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
68.13 (Nano Memory Card)
67.1 (59.5 - 71.7, n=4)
50.6 (1.7 - 87.1, n=507)
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
66.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
82.32 (Nano Memory Card)
79.6 (71 - 82.5, n=4)
68.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=507)
Random Write 4KB
197.7
229.8
16%
258.54
31%
26
-87%
271.83
37%
180 (24.8 - 272, n=17)
-9%
32.4 (0.14 - 319, n=851)
-84%
Random Read 4KB
208.3
199.6
-4%
264.9
27%
169
-19%
228.06
9%
205 (169 - 265, n=17)
-2%
56.4 (1.59 - 324, n=851)
-73%
Sequential Write 256KB
730.4
694.3
-5%
750.44
3%
405
-45%
395.74
-46%
532 (387 - 756, n=17)
-27%
119 (2.99 - 911, n=851)
-84%
Sequential Read 256KB
1627.3
1603.1
-1%
1738.65
7%
1489
-8%
1774.68
9%
1592 (1398 - 1789, n=17)
-2%
324 (12.1 - 1802, n=851)
-80%

Games - Smooth gaming

We tested the gaming capabilities of the OnePlus 8 Pro with Asphalt 9: Legends and PUBG Mobile, the frame rates of which we measured using GameBench. While both games run smoothly, they cannot benefit from the device's 120 Hz panel. PUBG Mobile tries to run above 60 FPS at high graphics at least, although there were strange fluctuations between 70 FPS and 5 FPS. These looked like stutters to our eyes. In general though, PUBG Mobile runs at around 30 - 40 FPS on high graphics, underlining that the OnePlus 8 Pro is powerful enough for all current games. In short, you should hardly have any problems when gaming with the OnePlus 8 Pro over the next few years thanks to its strong components.

Additionally, the touchscreen and all associated sensors worked precisely during our gaming tests.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
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; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 0.17.0: Ø39.9 (38-41)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 0.17.0: Ø31.2 (1-80)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality; 2.1.2a: Ø29.8 (28-31)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low; 2.1.2a: Ø30 (29-31)

Emissions - High temperatures but no throttling

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

The OnePlus 8 Pro gets quite warm under sustained loads, possibly so much so that the device will feel uncomfortable to the touch in summer after a prolonged gaming session. The back of our review unit reached 46.9 °C during our tests, for example, which is hot by any standards. By contrast, the OnePlus 8 Pro gets nowhere near as hot when idling.

During our tests with the OnePlus 7T Pro, we noticed that the system would force-close apps under extreme and prolonged load, indicating that it was overheating. This no longer happens with the OnePlus 8 Pro. Instead, you just get a message that some functions are no longer available because of high temperatures, like the flashlight. Fortunately, the OnePlus 8 Pro does not throttle even under sustained load, which we determined with the GFXBench battery test app.

Max. Load
 46.4 °C
116 F
46 °C
115 F
42.4 °C
108 F
 
 46.6 °C
116 F
45.8 °C
114 F
42.5 °C
109 F
 
 46.7 °C
116 F
45.6 °C
114 F
42.7 °C
109 F
 
Maximum: 46.7 °C = 116 F
Average: 45 °C = 113 F
41.7 °C
107 F
43.6 °C
110 F
46.9 °C
116 F
41.4 °C
107 F
43.3 °C
110 F
45.6 °C
114 F
41 °C
106 F
43.8 °C
111 F
44.8 °C
113 F
Maximum: 46.9 °C = 116 F
Average: 43.6 °C = 110 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.6 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 45 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 46.7 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 46.9 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 32 °C / 90 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
Heat map of the back of the device under load
Heat map of the back of the device under load
Heat map of the front of the device under load
Heat map of the front of the device under load

Speakers

Pink-noise speaker test
Pink-noise speaker test

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a hybrid stereo speaker system. Specifically, the device uses a dedicated speaker found on its bottom edge and its earpiece to create a stereo effect. According to our tests, the OnePlus 8 Pro gets slightly louder than its predecessor, with its speakers peaking at 84.4 dB(A). This should be loud enough for the device to fill medium-sized rooms, in our opinion. The OnePlus 8 Pro has decent-sounding speakers too, with our review unit able to reproduce low mids while delivering a balanced sound signature overall. At maximum volume, the speakers over-represent treble, but this is still bearable to our ears. You can always remedy this by slightly lowering the volume, though.

As we mentioned at the start of this review, the OnePlus 8 Pro can also output audio via its USB Type-C port. The same applies to Bluetooth, which the OnePlus 8 Pro supports up to the 5.1. standard. Both methods reproduce sound cleanly, while aptX HD codec support is on hand for streaming over Bluetooth.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2042.342.22540.741.63131.131.64034.337.65034.738.86328.930.88023.826.510026.229.11252233.116020.742.62002149.425018.653.231517.757.640017.260.65001962.46301764.680015.268.5100017.371.3125015.476.4160018.573.8200015.973.5250015.176.1315014.475.6400014.871.2500015.168.7630015.363.2800015.665.51000015.965.41250016.160.61600016.654.4SPL67.428.384.4N19.31.156median 16.6median 64.6Delta1.68.841.231.237.534.130.529.33329.637.635.828.625.823.922.222.824.721.929.220.338.82045.819.153.51756.616.556.116.86016.260.515.564.614.869.114.171.415.573.915.572.514.571.213.869.713.76713.866.81465.51466.914.165.714.263.414.35365.168.168.164.360.964.462.127.181.418.721.921.916.313.816.914.70.948median 15.5median 64.61.97.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseOnePlus 8 ProOnePlus 7T Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
OnePlus 8 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 14% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 41% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 51% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

OnePlus 7T Pro audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 10% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 83% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 37% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power Management - Slightly longer runtimes than its predecessor

Power Consumption

Even though the OnePlus 7T Pro was economic under high load, it proved thirstier than its peers in all other scenarios. The OnePlus 8 Pro showed a similar picture in our tests, although its power consumption values ​​when idling have increased slightly.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.2 / 3.3 / 3.7 Watt
Load midlight 5.9 / 8.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
OnePlus 8 Pro
4510 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S20+
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
4500 mAh
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
3969 mAh
OnePlus 7T Pro
4085 mAh
Huawei P40 Pro
4200 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
20%
46%
31%
6%
48%
19%
42%
Idle Minimum *
2.2
1
55%
0.61
72%
0.92
58%
2.1
5%
0.92
58%
1.301 (0.53 - 2.5, n=10)
41%
0.886 (0.2 - 3.4, n=864)
60%
Idle Average *
3.3
1.7
48%
1.19
64%
2.9
12%
3
9%
1.41
57%
2.28 (1.19 - 3.43, n=10)
31%
1.754 (0.6 - 6.2, n=863)
47%
Idle Maximum *
3.7
2.3
38%
1.23
67%
2.94
21%
3.5
5%
1.47
60%
2.58 (1.23 - 4.3, n=10)
30%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=864)
45%
Load Average *
5.9
5.8
2%
4.18
29%
3.65
38%
5.3
10%
3.35
43%
5.28 (3.5 - 7.4, n=10)
11%
4.09 (0.8 - 10.8, n=858)
31%
Load Maximum *
8.3
11.8
-42%
8.53
-3%
6.18
26%
8.3
-0%
6.37
23%
9.82 (7.68 - 12.3, n=10)
-18%
6.04 (1.2 - 14.2, n=858)
27%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

While the OnePlus 8 Pro has higher power consumption than its predecessor, it also has a significantly larger battery than the OnePlus 7T Pro. With a 4,510 mAh cell, OnePlus is now at the current level set by other high-end smartphones. However, the OnePlus 8 Pro only has slightly better battery life than its predecessor, the difference between which you will hardly notice in daily use. That being said, the OnePlus 7T Pro lasted a very long time in our Wi-Fi test, and the OnePlus 8 Pro is no different. A runtime of 15:23 hours puts the OnePlus 8 Pro well beyond its peers, although this only applies with the device set to 60 Hz. Setting the display to 120 Hz shaves about four hours off that runtime, yielding an 11-hour runtime.

We were thrilled again by the super-fast charging technology from OnePlus. WarpCharge 30T fully charges the OnePlus 8 Pro in under 90 minutes and a few minutes of charge time should give you a few hours of moderate use. OnePlus has made the charging itself smarter. In short, the OnePlus 8 Pro learns at what time you usually charge it and only tops itself up shortly before it has learned you will use it again. This takes a little time for the device to work an exact time out, but it should help to extend the life of your device's battery in the long run.

WarpCharge 30 Wireless is new, and OnePlus supplied us with the right charger for our tests. Our review unit charges quickly, with up to 30 W of energy being pumped into the battery. Existing Qi chargers can also be used, but then the OnePlus 8 Pro will only charge at 10 W. Reverse charging via wireless function is possible, too. Incidentally, OnePlus' Wireless Charger has a built-in fan, which can be deactivated. Doing so results in the OnePlus 8 Pro charging silently but also more slowly. The fan noise is neither particularly loud nor at an alarming frequency, though.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
35h 03min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
15h 23min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 03min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 56min
OnePlus 8 Pro
4510 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S20+
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
4500 mAh
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
3969 mAh
OnePlus 7T Pro
4085 mAh
Huawei P40 Pro
4200 mAh
Battery Runtime
-12%
-11%
23%
-4%
-18%
Reader / Idle
2103
2041
-3%
2133
1%
2618
24%
2015
-4%
1474
-30%
H.264
1023
978
-4%
973
-5%
1346
32%
957
-6%
1137
11%
WiFi v1.3
923
794
-14%
865
-6%
909
-2%
912
-1%
743
-20%
Load
296
218
-26%
198
-33%
408
38%
283
-4%
198
-33%

Pros

+ bright and precisely calibrated 120 Hz display
+ smooth touchscreen
+ stylish and sturdy design
+ plenty of performance
+ good battery life
+ flexible camera system
+ fast memory
+ no throttling
+ precise GPS
+ many LTE bands
+ IP certification
+ fast-charging technology

Cons

- average call quality
- high temperatures under load
- only a USB 2.0 cable included
- no mmWave 5G
- no VHT160 with Wi-Fi 6

Verdict - High quality and expensive

The OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone review. Test device provided by OnePlus Germany.
The OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone review. Test device provided by OnePlus Germany.

The OnePlus 8 Pro is a great smartphone and is still relatively cheap, considering the features that it offers and compared with other modern flagships. Nevertheless, OnePlus has almost reached the US$1,000 mark, making the OnePlus 8 Pro a low-priced high-end smartphone with excellent features rather than an affordable flagship.

This includes the great 120 Hz display, which gets impressively bright and supports HDR10+. OnePlus has calibrated the panel well enough for professional image editors too. Additionally, its 240 Hz sampling rate makes the touchscreen feel incredibly fast.

New features and a new price: The OnePlus 8 Pro offers top technology, but OnePlus' smartphones are no longer cheap.

High performance values, no throttling and no more crashes under sustained load, coupled with usable battery life, fast charging, current software and speedier storage. What more could you want? Well, OnePlus could improve call quality and reduce surface temperatures, which remain rather high.

Overall, however, OnePlus has produced an excellent flagship smartphone that now also fulfils fan requests of IP certification and wireless charging.

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OnePlus 8 Pro - 04/21/2020 v7
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Chassis
91%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
97%
Connectivity
53 / 70 → 76%
Weight
88%
Battery
91%
Display
93%
Games Performance
61 / 64 → 95%
Application Performance
83 / 86 → 96%
Temperature
82%
Noise
100%
Audio
76 / 90 → 84%
Camera
78%
Average
81%
88%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-04-23 (Update: 2020-05-19)
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