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Display

Size

5.8 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio,
444 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio,
402 PPI

Technology

OLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

82.53 %
88.65 %

Peak brightness

 
1100 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250

Processor

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 618
Kryo 585

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (11, 10)
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity

3140 mAh
4300 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results

 

Charging

USB Power Delivery
OnePlus Warp Charge, Qi wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed

Wired: 18.0W
Wired: 30.0W

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera

12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)
48 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera

 
16 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 3x; Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 14 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

 
2 MP (Macro)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features

EIS
HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS

Front

8 MP
16 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)
6.31 x 2.87 x 0.31 inches (160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.35 oz (180.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Just black
Onyx black, Polar silver

Cellular

Carrier locked

 
Yes

5G

 
n2, n5, n66, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

aptX, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.1
5.1

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Charging
Charging, Headphones port, OTG

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Dual-band positioning, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

NFC
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 25, 2020
 

FCC ID value: A4RG025J link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.18 W/kg
 

Body

1.19 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.00 W/kg
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 349
$ 800

User Manual

 
Download the OnePl​us 8 UW Manual as a PDF file.

In The Box

18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool
Pre-Installed SIM Card, Warp Charge Power Adapter, Warp Charge Type-C Cable, Type-C Bullets Earphones, Screen Protector (pre-applied), SIM Tray Ejector, Quick Reference Guide, Important Consumer Safety Information

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 03, 2020
 
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