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As technology continues to expand at an incredible rate, so does the amount of impressive devices springing up. One such device is that of the OnePlus 8 Pro. Since the OnePlus One burst onto the market in 2014, OnePlus have continued to provide a first-class gaming experience for a much cheaper price than the high-end phones.
Of course, phones are no longer just a contacting device; they are cameras, mini computers and even mini consoles. Almost anything can be played on a smartphone, whether that's first-person shooter games or even the likes of American casino sites. And, as the amount of promotions for mobile gamers continues to grow, then so will the number of users.
Included in this category is the OnePlus 8 Pro; now hailed as one of the best all-round phones for Android gamers, the Pro will set you back £600, but it is seemingly worth every penny.
The 8 Pro is £50 dearer than one of its predecessors the 7T, but with the enhanced performance, its 5G capability and a classier design, that extra £50 gives you a lot more for your money.
A more suave design
The main thing that £50 price hike gets you over the 7T - alongside improved performance and 5G - is a classier design.
On first look, it's hard to tell the difference between the OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8. They have the same screen-heavy fronts and same curvy glass back, but the Pro's centrally-mounted camera module costs more with chunkier housing and more sensors. The Pro also possesses a greater curved screen edge and is lighter, making one-handed usage easier.
The Pro wins in performance
What the OnePlus 8 lacks in regards to the Pro is the absence of QHD resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, but a 6.55-inch 1080p AMOLED display is still bright and sharp enough to portray accurate colours and an impressive high contrast.
Its 90Hz refresh rate is, however, 50% higher than any iPhone so games on platforms like sagamblingsites.co.za that support higher frame rates can benefit.
In terms of gaming and performance, the OnePlus 8 and the Pro both contain the Snapdragon 865 CPU - which is as fast as an Android phone will allow right now. Whilst the Pro has the lightning-fast LPDDR5 RAM, the OnePlus 8 provides a choice of 8GB or 12GB of RAM which is more than enough for even the most demanding of games.
The 8 claws back some ground with battery life
Both phones also possess a ‘Fnatic Mode' which optimizes the phone's resources for gaming, blocking all notifications. The Game Space app enables micromanagement of the 8, with features such as answering calls on speakerphone whilst gaming, for example.
Where the OnePlus 8 blasts the Pro into the water is in terms of battery life. With a less bright, sharp and high-refresh rate display than the Pro, you can game for hours. Plus, the included 30W USB-C charger will boost the battery back up in quick time.
Both outstanding phones, the Pro just edges it
So whilst, the OnePlus 8 may not be as ‘out there' as the Pro, it is still an incredible piece of kit for less than £600. A Snapdragon 865 CPU and large 90Hz display makes it ideal for gaming, and, with a battery life and software detail that are outstanding to say the least, it is certainly equipped for long gaming usage. Its more expensive sibling - the Pro - may well be a clearer choice, but the OnePlus 8 still packs a great punch.
OnePlus Nord has just started to receive a new Oxygen OS update that comes with improved system stability. This is the third Oxygen OS update by the company since the phone was launched in July and it is being rolled out in India, Europe, and America. The news comes as the phone is set for sale in India today and can be purchased through Amazon site, OnePlus official store as well as OnePlus experience stores in India.
As per the official statement, the latest update OnePlus Nord is getting brings Oxygen OS 10.5.3 - firmware version OxygenOS 10.5.3.AC01DA - in India. The company only mentions the ‘Improved system stability' without giving us any further detail on the update that what kind of improvements this update has to offer. As mentioned earlier, this will be the third update for the phone has gotten since its launch about two weeks ago.
The first update brought an optimized video calling experience as well as improve the performance of the rear camera by giving a higher-level of treatment to the depth sensor effect on the software side. Other improvements OnePlus Nord got included better power efficiency for video recording at 4K 60fps and system stability. The second update that was rolled in July 2020 brought the Android security patch, and fix some general issues users were having. OnePlus Buds firmware allowed you to quickly connect your phone with the company's first truly wireless earbuds.
OnePlus Nord is now available in the market in India. You can purchase the smartphone through Amazon, OnePlus online store, Reliance Digital, and MyJlio store starting August 7. The phone is available in two variants with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage priced at Rs. 27,999. The second variant is available with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for Rs. 29,999, and the third variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs. 24,999. The phone is available in blue marble and gray onyx colors.
The OnePlus Nord is a dual-SIM cord and features a 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processing chip with Adreno 620 GP. The phone runs on a 4,115mAh battery that comes with 30W fast charging technology. The device comes with Android 10-based OxygenOS 10.6 out of the boxy.