OnePlus 8 5G review
Triple camera and Alexa built-in
Our OnePlus 8 5G review takes a closer look at this latest Android smartphone. The superb display, a triple camera, and Alexa built-in make this smartphone a real treat to use. If you love capturing your pets on your camera, the OnePlus 5G is made for you.
Super smooth display
The OnePlus 8 5G has a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Whether you are switching between apps, scrolling websites or swiping around on a game, the action is smooth and seamless. The screen includes HDR10+ support and is designed to deliver vibrant details and a greater depth of colour.
This latest Oneplus smartphone is sleek and compact with a slim chassis measuring just 8mm thick. The phone is IP68 certified meaning it is resistant to both water and dust. The OnePlus 8 5G is on offer in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, and Polar Silver
Powerful processor and impressive RAM
The phone is packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. The RAM depends on which model you choose with the 128GB one sporting 8GB RAM and the 256GB model has 12GB RAM. Either of these will deliver an impressive performance when multitasking and using demanding apps.
Phone Set Up
The OnePlus 8 takes on the new and improved fingerprint sensor technology. An optical sensor sits under the display to accurately read your fingerprint when placed on the screen. These new types of sensors work almost instantly and are much more accurate than previous types.
The onboard memory is not expandable so you will have to choose which memory option will be more suitable. With the option of either a 128GB or 256GB variant, you will have a decent amount of storage straight out of the box.
Alexa is built-in
The OnePlus 8 5G comes with Alexa built-in so you can access the service straight from the phone. It is easy to get started by simply downloading the Amazon Alexa App from the Google Play Store. Adding this and checking for updates on the Qualcomm Voice Assist app allows you to sign in to your Amazon account and start using Alexa hands-free. Some of the things Alexa can do for you include:
- Make calls
- Schedule appointments
- Set alarms
- Play and control music
The OnePlus 8 5G has the incredibly powerful Snapdragon 865 processor on board. It is 25% faster than previous generations and is optimised for 5G. You can download movies or stream TV and superfast speeds over a 5G network. The powerful phone can handle everything so multitasking, streaming or scrolling are seamless and lag-free.
Camera & Video
The rear camera on the OnePlus 8 5G is an impressive triple-lens setup. The camera module is made up of:
- 48MP main camera
- 16MP Ultra-wide
- 2MP macro lens
The impressive 48MP triple camera system helps you to capture amazing video and photo results. With Pro video, you can shoot smooth video thanks to improved stabilisation. If you love snapping photos of your pets the OnePlus 8 5G is the phone you need. SmartPetCapture uses algorithms to detect pets in the shot and automatically adjust settings. It reduces motion blur and optimises lighting so your favourite furry friend always looks cute.
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The 116-degree Ultra-wide camera captures amazing landscape photos. Whether you want to snap an epic sunset or get the perfect group shot on a night out, this camera can do it all.
16MP selfie lens
The front camera sits in a small pinhole on the front display. It's a 16MP lens with AutoHDR and Wide-angle capture. The selfie camera is great for capturing those special moments on a night out or making videos. The camera includes EIS for stable and smooth video capture.
Warp Charge 30T
The OnePlus 8 5G has a 4,300mAh battery intelligent power management. The new Warp Charge 30T delivers amazing amounts of battery charge in a short time. You can go from 1% to 55% charge in just 20 minutes. The high-capacity battery has all the power you could need for a full day of use.
Written by: Carmel Brown