The drawbacks in buggy OS, slow upgrades, defective cameras etc were tolerated due its competitive price points but with Honor, Real Me, Xiomis, Vivo etc have better alternatives, Nubia, ASU’s gaming phones almost cost similar range, it will be tough for OP to compete in certain markets with high prices.
No doubt a great phone, but it would have reached me almost 1000euro in my country, went for the Note 10+ with the Galaxy buds+ on offer for 800 euros, not the 120hz screen but s pen, good screen and buds+ which are almost 200eu in Romania
where is the 'not interested to buy option' ?
its too expensive at this price point, s20 series are way better and note10s too. they don't have much to give this time around except 120hz screen and '8' doesn't have wireless which is a norm these days.
dash charge no matter how good is a property tech, its not compatible with most of the 3rd party fast chargers and power banks which is very useful for people on the go.
Whackcar, 19 Apr 2020All online reviews (website or YouTube) have been very positive for the OP8 Pro. So unless One... moreYes. They are really very good phones before and now too. Problem is they don't have anything unique that will remind people of their brand. Only thing they had till now is their pricing. They have been always associated with far reasonable pricing compared to iPhones and Galaxy S series. Have to see how customers approach OnePlus's increased price ranges. Oxygen OS is no iOS, to bring people to their brand on its own. Google Pixels have their acclaimed camera and pure android. iPhones have iOS and its software and hardware optimizations. Samsung, with its own set of features, which many other Android OEMs started using them now, and their competition with Apple.
ZeroMinus, 19 Apr 2020Notched and overpriced - BBK will eat one BBC this year...Quote, "Notched and overpriced"
You've commented on the wrong page, for your comment is perfectly attributed to the iPhone.
NoM, 19 Apr 2020Because Samsung has 108mp camera they are the best in game? Ok gsmarena ....... FYSAMLol. OnePlus never impressed any with their camera quality. It's their achille's heel till now. Have to see how their 8s fare in this regard. Forget about S20 Ultra, they couldn't even match or topple S10 series' camera.
Quite impossible for them to compete with Samsung/Apple top dogs, now that they officially entered Samsung/Apple's flagship price tier. All this while they had only built reputation as flagship at a reasonable price. Now, they have to build a reputation again from scratch as one that can stand firm and win a few wars against the established. As of now, they don't have any stand out feature that automatically reminds people of their brand. Only thing that reminds people about OnePlus, is their supposed flagship killer tag. Till now they could only sell in bundles are their vanilla models, with only few takers for their Pro models. Even now, i can only see their 8 getting majority of sales. And have to see how it fares against base S20 and iPhone 11 or its upcoming successor all over the world, including India, where they get much of their sales. People who spend 900$ on a phone, will automatically go to Samsung or Apple store and very rarely check other brands, Huawei would have been one among them, if not for their troubles in American and other shores.
Because Samsung has 108mp camera they are the best in game? Ok gsmarena ....... FYSAM
All online reviews (website or YouTube) have been very positive for the OP8 Pro. So unless OnePlus has bought every single reviewer out there, it seems likely that it's just a great phone.
I know some people are not happy with OnePlus changing their targeted customers, but you have to realize that nothing ever remains the same. Google also started with the Nexus lineup targeting budget conscious users, but have switched to releasing full priced flagships now.
I have been user of One Plus 2 then 3T and then 5 at the time. Must say that devices were good and also good value fot the money. Ulocking phones bootloader and Oxygen OS was crucial advantage to competitors.
But then things have changed. OP 6 introduced glass back (instead of metal) and not offering wireless charging. What for? Also OP 6T, 7and 7T. Trendy but ridiculous.
Prices were getting higher with each introduced device, and important things were still missing (wireless charging, IP68...)
Subsidised phones via carrier contracts were (and still are) much better deals and offer more. Thats ecplains how you get S20+ cheaper then OP 8 pro and its much better phone.
True fans were let down. And I am not fan any more.
BTW Samsung did great job dropping down TouchWiz and introducing One UI. So Android experience is also good and hardware on their flagshipd is still top.
AlexP, 19 Apr 2020Sorry GSMarena, but Galaxy s20+ has starting price in USA $1199 when OnePlus 8 pro has $899. W... moreYou don't understand the US market. People here don't buy their phones outright, so direct MSRP comparisons are pointless. They wait for carrier discounts and then lease the remaining out-of-pocket cost. Take a look at the various US carrier websites and you'll see that most already have BOGO offers or other steep discounts on the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. Prime example being Sprint, who's currently offering the S20 Ultra 5G for $25/month on an 18-month lease. Do the math... that's $450 for a phone every non-Apple-buying American wants vs. $899 for a phone most Americans have never heard of and don't want even if they have. And while it's true that you don't own the phone after 18-months, Americans don't care because they want to upgrade after 12 months anyway.
The OnePlus 7 Pro was lauded by GSMA and the rest of the tech media, and at $699 was $300 cheaper than the Galaxy S10 Plus. Yet somehow the 7 Pro was one of US T-Mobile's worst-selling devices. Point being, if the 7 Pro didn't sell well here, the 8 and 8 Pro don't have a snowball's chance in hell. No one in America cares about OnePlus phones outside of the blogosphere. They just don't.
That curved screen is what stopped me from looking at the rest of the specs
Was really happy when Samsung got rid of it and now One plus? Just why?
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2020Some of statements given in the write-up are not factual. Samsung S20+ was initially priced... moreIn North America and other country cellular service providers sell phones with big subsidies. So you can get Samsung/Huawei and other brands for way less than sticker price. And those companies phone price drops a lot within a month of release. That's not the case for OnePlus. So at the end for most of the big market sticker price doesn't mean anything. Market price is what all that matters.
AlexP, 19 Apr 2020Sorry GSMarena, but Galaxy s20+ has starting price in USA $1199 when OnePlus 8 pro has $899. W... moreProbably referring to EU price where the Galaxies are cheaper due to Exynos and lower specs?
Hello all, hope you're keeping well in these strange times. Long time lurker and first time comment on here.
Want to check if the new OnePlus devices have Always On Displays... I'm quite used to this feature on my Galaxy S8 and previous phones.
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2020Totally not worthed. P40 Pro 8/256GB is just $860 in my country with crazy camera. Exynos S20+... moreU should also mention your country before blindly commenting like this... Who will know which country you belong from and whose can validate and cross check your statement... This all makes people comments useless and unreliable
i have some extra points
lets address the price in chinese market for the same units with free shipping (less by 170$)
the 8 using the same screen specs in 7t ,7tpro and even the 7pro
and adding useless cameras for the sake of adding extra cameras
i liked the ip rating but the new price is kinda deal breaker for a flagship killer phone