OnePlus 8 UW vs OnePlus 9

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Display

Size:

6.5 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 402 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 402 PPI

Technology:

AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

88.65 %
87.27 %

Peak brightness:

1100 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

90Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Kryo 585
Adreno 660

RAM:

8GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10)
Android (11), OxygenOS UI

Battery

Capacity:

4300 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

OnePlus Warp Charge
OnePlus Warp Charge, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 30.0W
Wired: 65.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 23 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera:

16 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
50 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 14 mm; Sensor size: 1/2"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 14 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.56"

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)
2 MP (Black and White)

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (30 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features:

HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS

Front:

16 MP (EIS, HDR)
16 MP (EIS)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.31 x 2.87 x 0.31 inches (160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm)
6.30 x 2.92 x 0.34 inches (160 x 74.2 x 8.7 mm)

Weight:

6.35 oz (180.0 g)
6.77 oz (192.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Onyx black, Polar silver
Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, Astral Black

Cellular

Carrier locked:

Yes

5G:

n2, n5, n66, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78

LTE (FDD):

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)
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), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 6(800), 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 9(1700), 19(800)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
5.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), 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, Headphones port, OTG
Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Buyers information

Price:

$ 800
$ 729

User Manual:

This is the official OnePl​us 8 UW User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

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
Warp Charge 65 Power Adapter, Warp Charge Type-C to Type-C Cable, Quick Start Guide, Welcome Letter, Safety Information and Warranty Card, OnePlus Sticker, SIM Tray Ejector

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 23, 2021

Scheduled release:

(Official) Apr 26, 2021
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