OnePlus 8 buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know


OnePlus has been steadily climbing the ranks of the best smartphone makers. The OnePlus 8 series is the company’s latest release and, without doubt, it’s the best one yet.
In this OnePlus 8 buyer’s guide, we bring together all the best resources on the OnePlus and OnePlus 8 Pro. You’ll find purchase advice if you’re just considering buying the OnePlus 8, but also tips and in-depth resources for OnePlus 8 series owners. In short, welcome to your one-stop-shop OnePlus 8 resource.
Editor’s note: This OnePlus 8 buyer’s guide is current as of May 2020. We will update it with new content regularly.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro at a glance
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro were launched on April 14, 2020 and released on April 29 in markets from around the world.
The OnePlus 8 (launch price: $699 in the US) is the phone you’ll want if you’re primarily interested in smooth performance on a budget. It lacks some bells and whistles, like a 120Hz display and wireless charging, but it’s one of the most affordable ways to get a Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G, and a high-quality screen.

$799
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OnePlus 8

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OnePlus 8

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$799
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The OnePlus 8 Pro (launch price: $899 in the US) is the best choice for those who want a true flagship in 2020. It gets the fast core specs and smooth interface OnePlus is known for, and it ups the ante with fast wireless charging, water resistance, a super-smooth 120Hz display, and a superior camera. It’s not cheap, but it’s not supposed to be, so OnePlus cut no corners here.

$999
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OnePlus 8 Pro

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OnePlus 8 Pro

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$999
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Read more: OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 8: Which one should you buy?

Are the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro worth buying?
As always, only you can make that call, but we think you should definitely consider the OnePlus 8 series.
If you’re coming from an older OnePlus phone, you may find the new OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro expensive. Here’s the thing though: A lot of phones this year are more expensive than their predecessors. That’s the cost we need to pay for a fast, 5G-enabled phone in 2020. In other words, there are not a lot of alternatives.
If you can’t stomach the price of the OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro, you can look at the OnePlus 7T , which now costs only $499. It’s less than a year...

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