I don't get the poll options. I still think the Oneplus 8 is the best phone released in 2020 so far. But that doesn't mean it hasn't lost what made the brand special.
Oneplus has lost what made it special a while ago.
All options are positive for OnePlus so I choosed none.
Just wait for IPhone 12. Prices will go down for all Chinese phones.
i think the choices are bias towards oneplus...
i cannot find the option - it losts what made oneplus special...
so, oneplus seemed to fail being "flagship killer"
as an "old as time" saying goes...
"if you cannot beat them, join them"...
oneplus should have waited for iphone se 2020...
i think it is the only flagship they can kill now... if only op8 has better pricing...
The OnePlus 8 Pro starts at $900/â‚¬900/Â£800. Thatâ€™s the MSRP of the Galaxy S20 5G, wrong GSMARENA, starting price on s20 5g is MSRP $999
What kind of a poll is this? All the options are someway saying Oneplus is good and the options don't reflect the poll, the poll is have OP8 and 8 Pro lost what made the brand special while the options are 7T is better best phones of 2020 etc those option don't say anything about brand why is there a no simple No option? Gsmarena should go back to old ways where they asked is a phone hot or not with yes and no options that's it
Is this even a poll? The only option is "Yes". I used to see 1+ as a fast, cheaper alternative to flagships with a few features missing, now it's just another flagship that doesn't really stand out from the crowd.
Uncle Scrooge, 19 Apr 2020All previous models were practically waterproof but just wasn't official...But that's the stupid thing, not from OnePlus, but from everyone who wanted IP rating first, then from OnePlus to actually do that.
Because of IP rating, many features like audio Jack port, pop up camera and maybe soon the USB port itself and who know what else, are removed.
But IP rating, even IP68 is NOT waterproof, it is water resistance, and that doesn't sound like much, but this is a HUGE difference.
It cost literally millions to make a device being approved for IP68 and it doesn't guarantee that all units will be good enough to get up to the standard, but more importantly, IP rating or not, water damage are NOT cover by warranty.
That's why I was totally fine with the previous OnePlus devices being made water resistant enough without having to push for official standard (which require strict measures even if it won't change from the previous model).
Also IP68 on a phone is TOTALLY STUPID, a lower IP rating why not, but why would anyone want a phone to be basically a submarine ?
Or this is what they THINK their phone are, but in reality, IP68 doesn't mean that your phone is MADE FOR working underwater, it just is a standard guaranteeing that the AVERAGE unit can SURVIVE up to a certain depth for a certain amount of time, it doesn't mean the phone WILL always survive or that all produced unit can.
It have been proved from many experimentation that a human can survive up to a minute when exposed to the vacuum of space, does that mean we are made for that or that this is a good idea to purposefully do it ?
Getting IP rated require to have some units being send out to be tested, then, some randomly selected devices of your production will be taken and tested to make sure you didn't send a set purposely of upgraded phones to pass the test.
It doesn't guarantee that all phone are up to the standard, only that out of the few tested they all passed, without having any proof that they all could.
The worse scenario that can happen to a smartphone is being dropped inside water (sink, toilet, pond, bucket etc), which is why peoples want water resistance and that's perfectly understandable, no one want to buy another phone in case of such accidents.
But basically most modern phone models, including those with pop up camera (not slider phones though), can resist such experience, they can even live for multiples minutes underwater without any damages, isn't it enough ?
Why would anyone want their phone to be made for immersion ?
Because there is a thing :
When you REALLY do take your phone underwater, rather than being stupid and relying on IP rating, anyone should simply use a water sealed bag (or special case) that do give REAL waterproof capabilities and doesn't cost much and allow to use the phone and take pictures.
So yeah, IP68 is stupid as it doesn't really prove anything, but it cost millions that WILL affect the final price of the device and cause loss of great features from phones who already had enough water resistance to survive basically most water related accidents.
The phone is just pretty. Even bezels and that frosted back are amazing. But that's all.
There are no headphone jack and sd card slot and idk which idiot would call a phone without these options a "flagship" phone.
They could have gone with the last year SD which would cut the price a lot and still provide great experience.
I don't understand this "NEED" for 5G. When I'm at home I'm using my home data and when I'm out I am using phone for the messenger chat, some internet calls and sometimes some search AND I'm still on 3G and for that it's really enough. I don't know a person who went out and urgently needed to download some file over one gb.
The phone industry has peaked and right now they have nothing else to offer so they are using marketing tactics and high prices to make people believe that they are buying something amazing.
OnePlus should also focus more on their sar values 'cause baby...
those options are just silly. same as whole oneplus with their pricing. I got my current oneplus3 for about 400 EUR and I think it was reasonable price. paying twice that for a darn phone is just retarded.. one can get nice portable laptop or relatively good gaming rig for that price!
Is this a poll?
Shame on you for opinion manipulation.
Here take my write in vote: I don't want any more OnePlus phones because they would rather spend on spin doctors than device manufacturing.
[deleted post]I am French (not a poor country by any means), I have a GTX 1080Ti in my computer so it show I can spend some money when I want to.
And I want to upgrade my really well functioning and more than powerful enough for my need OnePlus 6t because I want better features, not by need, it work really well and I am satisfied of it (except for the notch now that I experienced that horror).
But give me the choice between the OnePlus 7 Pro and any of the OnePlus 8 at the same price, and I'll choose fulldisplay + pop up ANYDAY over the stupid punch hole, so yeah even if I would like the latest SD865 and even if I really like the IMX689 and wireless charging, I'd still take the OnePlus 7 Pro over the OnePlus 8.
Your argument is invalid.
Im not voting. No other options. Seems like all are on the positive
Simple : Puke Hole + cursed edges dis-astrous-play = no buy.
Why would anyone want a fricking hole in a display in any type of device or stupid curves that make the phone akward to handle, difficult to avoid accidental touch and really fragile ?
It cumulate the 3 most stupid and hated thing of modern smartphones :
Punch hole/notch, curved edges display and no audio jack.
It would need AT LEAST both 3D facial recognition with the latest improvement (such as living skin cell detection) and the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max or equivalent for me to even consider wanting to upgrade from my OnePlus 6t to a OnePlus 8(t)(pro).
And even with my both most desired features ever, it isn't guarantee that I'd buy that phone too expensive for too little features.
The K30 Pro Zoom is way better in almost every aspects except for the IMX689 and wireless charging which are the ONLY positive points on the OnePlus 8 compared to any other smartphones.
Oneplus was special because of the price to quality ratio. Now this is gone.
My answer is: none of the above.
No Oneplus for me.
Maybe it's time to get back to the koreeans. The chinese with their increased prices (all of the chinese brands) make me think to switch to the much hated crapsung.
Whackcar, 19 Apr 2020Good point. People think having the same SoC makes phones equivalent to each other. They don't... moreAnd what make it less special is the OnePlus selling (or near) at the price point of other reputable flagships. While one phone has one/two highlight over other vendor, but OnePlus really fail to distinguish it with its new price point. If one thinks name reputation that built over time means nothing, I have nothing more to say.
OnePlus isn't a major phone vendor that the bottom line, and that means it suffers the same other issue with non major phone vendor that are selling cheaper (what OnePlus use to be) - longer turn-around software support, worldwide availability post-sale service point, etc.
I think,Oneplus has dropped the ball.They ve got greedy...Their phones software features are NO MATCH for a flagship Samsung,and they are about the same price range now...Also,to buy a Chinese phone(with a Chinese software)is not the smartest thing to do,years before Oneplus phones sent user data to different servers,without notifying the users.Maybe they changed,maybe they didnt,who knows,what kind of data mining goes on behind the scenes...
What a terrible, terrible poll! You guys will lose all credibility by trying to manipulate your readers...
Nobody likes the new OnePlus 8 and their new prices.