OnePlus 8 series excel in DisplayMate's screen tests, rival the Galaxy S20 Ultra

midian182

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DisplayMate got its hands on OnePlus’ upcoming flagships and performed its usual slew of screen-quality tests. The OnePlus 8 phones set or matched more than ten Smartphone Display Performance Records, including color accuracy, image contrast, display brightness, and screen reflection, and were marked as “visually indistinguishable from perfect” in four categories.

The OnePlus 8 Pro managed to reach a massive 1,009 nits when set to automatic brightness, under high ambient light and when 50% of the panel is showing an image.

Like the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the OnePlus 8 series achieved DisplayMate’s highest A+ rating, though Samsung’s device did receive the “visually indistinguishable from perfect” accolade in more categories—five.

As noted by PCMag, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a “2K+” high-res OLED screen, while the OnePlus 8 (there might also be a OnePlus 8 Lite) appears to be 1080p. At least one of the models will have a 120Hz display, which is also used in the Galaxy S20 series.

"Following the 90Hz QHD+ Fluid Display of the OnePlus 7 Pro, we have once again cooperated with Samsung Display," OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said. "This time we push the refresh rate to 120Hz, two times that of the mainstream 60Hz displays. On top of that we added breakthrough improvements in offering the smoothest video playback thanks to MEMC technology, the most authentic color on any smartphone, and high brightness controls."

The OnePlus 8 smartphone series will be announced on April 14.

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p51d007

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And now, the so called "flagship killer" has reached their goal, when Oppo started the OnePlus company. "Flagship" prices. $999.99 A grand, for a stupid phone, no matter the company, is silly, ESPECIALLY now with all this chinese virus garbage going on.
 

lipe123

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I loved my Oneplus 3 because they sold it at a decent price back then. Now the new OP phones sell for as much, or more than Samsung ones.

Doesn't seem worth it anymore, I just want a decent phone at a cheap price and would rather support xiaomi or other brands that still sell their phones at much cheaper prices.
 

Evernessince

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I loved my Oneplus 3 because they sold it at a decent price back then. Now the new OP phones sell for as much, or more than Samsung ones.

Doesn't seem worth it anymore, I just want a decent phone at a cheap price and would rather support xiaomi or other brands that still sell their phones at much cheaper prices.
Well to be entirely accurate, they are selling flagship phones at old flagship prices. Phones at the top have gone from $700 - 800 to $1,200 (excluding ultra-premium phones like the fold).
 

Porkous

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These flag ship phones are pretty powerful during their time. AFAIK, the processors in them can go for few years before are challenged by mainstream phones. For example, a flagship phone from few years ago, may still (most likely) be more powerful then a mainstream phone from this time. The problem with phones might be that the apps are so lightweight it makes you wonder why so much power. Some apps, like games, already run so well, and those who don't, probably aren't so advanced graphically anyway.
 

Hexic

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Well to be entirely accurate, they are selling flagship phones at old flagship prices. Phones at the top have gone from $700 - 800 to $1,200 (excluding ultra-premium phones like the fold).
I traded in an old phone for credit, and utilized the end of year sale combined, and got a brand new OnePlus 7 Pro for about $240USD.

Just have to be opportunistic and these phones are still very affordable.