Hands on: OnePlus 8 Pro review

This new OnePlus four-lens camera phone is the more affordable cousin of the Oppo Find X2 Pro

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Early Verdict

Even if it isn’t necessarily the best smartphone at one thing in particular, the OnePlus 8 Pro is an across the board corker that brings Sony’s latest smartphone camera sensor to a newly affordable price.

Pros

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    Stunning screen

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    Fast wireless charging

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    Stacks of power

Cons

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    Pricier than past OnePlus’s

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    No expandable storage

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    No periscope camera

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We loved the Oppo Find X2 Pro, but it’s one of the most expensive Android flagships out now. For anyone who doesn’t need sensational telephoto imaging or 512GB storage, however, OnePlus has created something of a Find X2 Pro ‘lite’ in the OnePlus 8 Pro.

Running with the same screen and power - a 120Hz 6.78-inch QHD+ Fluid Display panel, plus a Snapdragon 865 the 8 Pro is a true flagship. It also sports the same main camera sensor as the Find X2 Pro, Sony’s new IMX 689 sensor. So while it doesn’t get you as close to the action as some superzooms out there, it’s still a cracking camera phone on paper.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 


His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.