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  • (soft music)

  • - I have the new OnePlus 8 Pro here.

  • I've also got the new regular OnePlus 8,

  • but I've been reviewing the OnePlus 8 Pro

  • for a little while now, and it is a great,

  • I was about to say it's a great little phone,

  • but this is not a little phone.

  • This is a great, big phone.

  • Anyway, as I've been reviewing the 8 Pro,

  • I keep thinking about what we expect

  • with OnePlus phones now,

  • because the list is getting pretty long.

  • We expect great screens, decent battery life, fast charging.

  • So a lot of what I'm gonna end up talking about

  • are the things you might not have expected from OnePlus,

  • which on this phone is wireless charging

  • and IP68 water resistance.

  • Also, you never know what to expect with OnePlus

  • when it comes to the cameras,

  • so we're gonna talk about that a lot too.

  • One thing you usually expect from OnePlus

  • is a relatively low price,

  • and OnePlus is still undercutting Samsung with this phone,

  • but it has a starting price of 899,

  • which means that the 8 Pro is kind of an expensive device.

  • If you're looking for something a little bit less expensive

  • but still new, take a look at Jon Porter's review

  • of the regular OnePlus 8, which starts at 699,

  • we'll link it down in the stuff down there.

  • Anyway, the thing about OnePlus

  • is there's always very, very high expectations

  • for these phones, and the question about the 8 Pro is,

  • can it meet them?

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  • So real quick, I wanna talk about the stuff

  • that you could expect from a flagship phone in 2020,

  • including from a flagship OnePlus phone.

  • If they had screwed any of this up,

  • we'd really call 'em out, but they didn't,

  • so we can run through it really fast.

  • First is build quality,

  • I think the build quality in this thing is really great.

  • I already mentioned that it has IP68 water resistance.

  • I also love this sort of translucent matte back

  • on the back here.

  • The screen, of course, covers almost the entire front of it.

  • It's very fast, it has a Snapdragon 865

  • with either eight or 12 Gigs of RAM,

  • or 128 or 256 of storage.

  • One thing I do wanna call out, though,

  • is I really do like OxygenOS,

  • which is OnePlus's custom version of Android,

  • and that's because the stuff that they add on top of Android

  • is usually just there to control the phone itself

  • or to control the special features that OnePlus does.

  • It's not there to try and get you locked in

  • to some other random ecosystem that you don't care about.

  • Samsung.

  • I don't actually have a second camera over there,

  • 'cause I'm shooting from home.

  • Let's move on.

  • Now, one thing you haven't always been able to expect

  • out of OnePlus phones is a great screen.

  • But they solved that in the last couple of years

  • and this year with the OnePlus 8 Pro,

  • they just knocked it out of the park.

  • This is an amazing screen.

  • It is 6.78 inches, which is honestly too big for me,

  • but if you like big phones,

  • you'll probably be happy with it.

  • They did a hole punch in the corner, which I actually prefer

  • because it doesn't have weird mechanical stuff

  • with the pop-up selfie camera.

  • The bezels are very, very tiny in the top and the bottom

  • and it wraps around to the left and the right.

  • But the big news, of course,

  • is that it has a 120Hz refresh rate,

  • if you want it, and you definitely want it,

  • because any phone in this class

  • needs to have a high refresh rate screen.

  • It makes scrolling so much nicer looking.

  • The animations are smoother,

  • everything is better at a 120Hz, highly recommend it.

  • One thing OnePlus lets you do that Samsung doesn't

  • is use that 120Hz at its full resolution 1440 by 3168.

  • And you can do it,

  • but it will definitely hurt your battery life,

  • so I kinda recommend you don't.

  • I've been leaving this at 1080 about half the time

  • and I haven't noticed that big a hit

  • and I've definitely noticed the improved battery life.

  • OnePlus is also really proud of the color accuracy

  • on this screen, I think it looks pretty good.

  • They also have added some other weird features,

  • like there's a motion smoothing feature

  • for videos inside Netflix or inside Amazon Prime,

  • and that sounds awful because motion smoothing

  • is definitely awful on your television,

  • on the phone though it actually didn't offend me

  • quite as much, and I'm not sure why.

  • Anyway, I recommend you leave it off also,

  • because I also noticed a hit on the battery life

  • when I had it turned on.

  • Now, another thing that we were expecting,

  • because we saw all of the leaks,

  • is that this is the very first OnePlus phone

  • to support wireless charging,

  • so we'll put it on the charger and ba-da-da-da,

  • it is charging wirelessly, hurray.

  • It'll work with any standard Qi charging pad,

  • it'll also do reverse wireless charging.

  • But the big new thing is this charger right here,

  • which costs 70 bucks, by the way, it has a vent and a fan,

  • it is their Warp Charger and it can charge wirelessly

  • at 30 watts, which is incredibly fast for wireless charging.

  • They say it can go from zero to 50% in a half an hour

  • and I tested it, and it does, it charges up half way

  • in half an hour, which is pretty impressive.

  • Now this is the part where I wish I could tell you

  • what to expect when it comes to battery life,

  • but it varies really, really widely on this phone

  • depending on what you're doing with it.

  • It's got a 4510-milliamp hour battery,

  • but you can turn on the full 1440 resolution,

  • you can turn 120Hz display,

  • you can turn on an ambient display,

  • you can turn on the motion smoothing

  • if you're watching a bunch of video.

  • You could do all sorts of stuff

  • to just destroy this battery if you want to.

  • If you turn a bunch of stuff off,

  • you can get through a full day, and I have,

  • and if you turned it all on,

  • you can crush it in like four or five hours, which I have.

  • I think that I'm confident in saying

  • that this thing can last a full day.

  • However, I'm not confident enough to say

  • that the battery life is stellar.

  • Now, when it comes to camera,

  • I actually never know what to expect out of OnePlus.

  • Some years they're trash, some years they're pretty good.

  • But this year with the OnePlus 8 Pro,

  • I'm actually expecting a lot,

  • because again, this phone starts at 900 bucks

  • and I think that OnePlus mostly delivers.

  • There's like one situation where it's a problem,

  • but let's just get into it.

  • The main sensor is 48 megapixels,

  • but it defaults to 12 megapixels, which is the right call,

  • it's technically using a new Sony sensor.

  • There is a telephoto lens, which has, quote unquote,

  • lossless up to 3X starts to be okay

  • and then at 10X and that really falls down after that.

  • And then there's an ultra wide sensor,

  • and I actually give OnePlus a lot of credit on this one,

  • because they're using the sensor from last year's 7T,

  • which means that the ultra wide has a much better sensor

  • than ultra wides usually get,

  • and I'm getting good results as a result.

  • I think the ultra wide is pretty good.

  • Also, there is a color filter camera,

  • if you wanna do weird color filter effects

  • without post-processing,

  • I don't know who asked for that.

  • I don't know why it's there.

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  • Let's just talk results.

  • So on the main sensor, I'm pretty happy with dynamic range,

  • I'm pretty happy with color,

  • and I'm also really, really happy with detail.

  • I love using this phone for macro photos too.

  • You can get pretty close

  • and get really, really fine detail there as well.

  • You can shoot 4K 30 video

  • with their super steady stabilization thing turned on.

  • But again if you really wanna shoot video

  • with a smartphone,

  • I think your best bet is still an iPhone 11 Pro.

  • Now, when it comes to night mode,

  • I was actually very impressed with this thing.

  • It held its own up against a Pixel 4, iPhone 11 Pro,

  • or a Galaxy S20, did not expect that out of this phone.

  • So, everything is great,

  • but there is that one place where it falls down,

  • and weirdly, it's in like dim lighting, not super-low light,

  • but like twilight kinda dark kinda yellow lighting.

  • And here's what happens.

  • So the OnePlus 8 Pro wants to do

  • what a lot of phones wanna do,

  • which is slightly brighten faces,

  • trying to make them more even,

  • and also smooth them out just a little bit.

  • I don't like that very much,

  • but it's fine in most lighting conditions

  • you can't really tell,

  • but for some reason in dim lighting condition,

  • this phone's worst tendencies just get multiplied,

  • it makes my face way too bright, way too smooth,

  • it over smooths, it's kind of, well, it's kind of a bummer.

  • Portrait mode is fine, it's portrait mode,

  • it's about what I expected here.

  • Basically, overall, if they can fix that dim lighting issue,

  • they would hit like a solid B-plus

  • or maybe even an A-minus on this thing.

  • They're just not quite there.

  • (upbeat music)

  • I don't know if they do this anymore,

  • but when I was in grade school, we didn't get grades,

  • we got these weird report cards that said,

  • does not meet, meet, or exceeds expectations.

  • That's what I wanna do with the OnePlus 8 Pro,

  • I'm gonna give it a meet expectations, not an exceeds,

  • but that's because my expectations were so high.

  • They're charging 900 bucks for this thing,

  • and let's be honest,

  • the Galaxy S20 Plus is gonna be discounted

  • to about this price all of the time,

  • which means that OnePlus doesn't get free passes anymore

  • when it comes to quality or the number of features

  • that it offers in this zone,

  • and luckily the OnePlus 8 Pro has all those features,

  • and it has the quality.

  • This is a very, very good phone

  • that really isn't missing any premium features.

  • It just needs a little bit more work on the camera,

  • because hey, it's OnePlus, what else did you expect?

  • Hey, everybody, thank you so much for watching.

  • I mentioned it before, but I'll say it one more time,

  • Jon Porter reviewed the OnePlus 8.

  • You can click on something to watch that video,

  • and you should.

  • Click.

  • Okay.

  • (snapping fingers)

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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