OnePlus 8 vs 8 Pro: Which One Should You Get?

With the OnePlus 8 series release just a week away, it seems to be the right time to round up all the leaks and renders for the upcoming devices. It would certainly give readers an over idea of what to expect from the devices. Subsequently, if you’re looking to buy one of these devices, let this post serve as a “guide” to you.

The OnePlus 8

Getting the base model out of the way first. While this model doesn’t have the word “Pro” following its name, it does not, however, mean that the OnePlus 8 is a pushover. Being powered by the latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 865 SoC, the device would be a flagship, that’s for sure. Additionally, this time around, the device is likely to support a design similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro from last year. Although the reports suggest that there will be no pop-up camera, there is a punch-hole design. The back cameras though, which is a triple-camera setup, much like last year. Inside the camera strip, we would see a main 48MP sensor, a 16MP wide-angle sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor.

OnePlus 8 Renders –

For the Display, we’d see a 6.55-inch 1080p AMOLED panel. It would be a high refresh rate panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. Right up there with the greats, mind you. It would have UFS 3.0 storage, starting at 128GB of storage. Of course, it would support 5G across all options as well. We’d see an in-display fingerprint reader like before as well. The battery for the OnePlus 8 is reported to be limited at 4300mAh (which is a decent size according to today’s standards). This would be supported with the super-fast WARP Charging. As for the WARP Charge 30 Wireless, it is still unclear whether it would make its way to the base model though.

The OnePlus 8 Pro

Coming to the big guns now. The OnePlus 8 Pro, in other words, is the true flagship model from OnePlus. While most of the internals, such as the SoC and some RAM options are similar to the base OnePlus 8 model, there are certain differences to set it aside.

OnePlus 8 Renders –

So, in order to keep this relevant, let’s talk about the things that would be different in the device. Firstly, the OnePlus 8 Pro would have a larger, 6.78-inch panel. It would be a higher refresh display than that of the OnePlus 8. Rated at 120 Hz, it would definitely be on top of the competition, given that it would be at 1440p. It is unclear if the higher refresh rate can support this resolution but according to the specs we know, this is what it is.

The second major difference is that of the camera modules. Unlike the OnePlus 8, the OnePlus 8 Pro would have a four-camera setup. This would comprise of two 48MP sensors, one of them the main, the other wide. Additionally, there would be an 8MP telephoto and a 5MP depth sensor. The best part about the 48MP wide-angle sensor would be the macro capabilities. The camera for this device would include a Super Macro mode. This would be similar to those offered by Oppo, its sister company. This would result in super clear macro shots with tons of detail.

The OnePlus 8 Pro would be IP68 certified, while there is no such detail given about the OnePlus 8. It wouldn’t have a pop-up front camera either. Thus, we won’t get the full-screen experience as we did with the previous model. The device would have a 4510mAh battery, paired with the patented WARP Charge. Not to mention, the previously mentioned WARP Charge 30 Wireless would make its way to the device as well.

Concluding Thoughts

While these are just speculative, leaked and assumed specs, if we had to suggest based on these, a lot of things would depend on the decision made by a person. If you’re someone who wants a new phone and don’t want to shell out a lot of cash, the OnePlus 8 should be great for you. It hosts flagship-level specs and most of the features one could possibly need for the next couple of years.

Now, if you’re somewhat of a tech enthusiast, the picture is completely different. The OnePlus 8 Pro could actually do you good. With features such as the higher refresh display, the WARP Charge 30 Wireless and better camera setup, you’d certainly have a device like none other.

For now, though, we just wait for OnePlus’ official announcement. We’d know for sure what these devices are worth, which features made to the final product. Although there has been a recent leak regarding the pricing for the device, we’d know about it for sure next week.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.