Our Opinion

The OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM, 256GB) is a significantly better phone than the Motorola Edge Plus, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM, 256GB)!

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Excellence Score
82.8
90.2
Value for Money Score
56.3
65.4
Price ₹ 64,999 onwards ₹ 59,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2020 Jun, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10, Upgradeable to Android 11Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.7 inches 6.78 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 385 pixels per inch) 1440x3168 pixels (~ 513 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 90 HzHigh 120 HzSuper High
Display Features HDR10+ HDR10+ Support, 120Hz Refresh Rate, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.84 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 650 Adreno 650
RAM 12 GB 12 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 108MP + 16MP + 8MP + TOF 3D Camera 48MP + 48MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (6K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 108MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 1/1.33" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, 8MP: f/2.4 Aperture; 52mm Focal Length; Telephoto; 1.12um Pixel Size; 2x optical zoom; PDAF, 16MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1.0um Pixel Size, TOF 3D: Depth Sensor, LED flash, Panorama, HDR 48MP: f/1.8 aperture; 25mm Focal Length, 1/1.43" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; Omnidirectional PDAF; Laser AF; OIS, 48MP: f/2.2 aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/2.0" Sensor; 0.8um Pixel Size, PDAF, 8MP: f/2.4 aperture; Telephoto; 1/1.0um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS; 3x Optical Zoom, 5MP: f/2.4 aperture; Color Filter, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60/240fps, Auto HDR, EIS, UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Micro, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image
Secondary Camera 25MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 Aperture, 0.9um Pixel Size, HDR f/2.5 aperture, 1/3" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size, Auto-HDR, EIS, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching
Internal Memory 256 GB 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.6 mmThick 8.5 mmMedium
Weight 203 gmHeavy 199 gmHeavy
Width 71.4 mmComfortable for one-handed use 74.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 4510 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W TurboPower Yes, 30W Warp Charge 30T
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features 5G Compatible (Limited Band Support); In-Display Fingerprint Sensor; 15W Fast wireless charging; 5W Reverse wireless charging; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration 5G Compatible (Limited Band Support); UFS 3.0 Storage; Alert Slider; 30W Fast wireless charging (50% in 30 min); In-display Fingerprint Sensor; DLNA; NFC; MIMO; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Slick, modern design - the Motorola Edge Plus has the look and feel of a flagship phone with its curved glass sandwich design
  • The front looks stunning - the display wraps around the sides at almost 90-degree leaving no bezels along the sides at all
  • The in-display fingerprint sensor, is fast and reasonably accurate
  • Sharp, vibrant and large 6.7-inch OLED Full HD+ display - the display’s notable feature is its curved ‘waterfall’ sides which makes it look seamless
  • The 90 Hz higher refresh rate makes scrolling through apps or browsing online articles a smooth experience (though, other flagships offer 120 Hz display, like the S20 Plus)
  • The curved sides can be assigned gesture shortcuts using the "Edge touch" feature and you can trigger different apps and functions from the sides - the sides can also be used as trigger button in some games (though, the gestures are difficult to remember)
  • Motorola’s software has led the pack for quite some time - the software is clean and very close to stock Android, with only the lightest enhancements to improve the experience of using the phone day and in day out
  • Motorola has committed to at least two major OS upgrades for the phone, in addition to security patches for two years
  • Top-end flagship performance with the Snapdragon 865 chipset - Motorola Edge Plus has all the performance you’ll ever need - it powers through the most intensive apps and games with ease and the phone always feels fast and light on its feet
  • Good, versatile quad-rear camera setup - a 108MP primary sensor, 16MP ultra-wide, 8MP telephoto and a 3D TOF camera for depth sensing
  • Image quality out of the Moto's main cam in daylight is excellent - a ton of detail in the 27MP shots and the dynamic range is well worthy of the Edge+'s flagship stature
  • The ultra-wide camera is a very capable performer - it offers a wider field of view and the images show excellent contrast and dynamic range and likeable lively colours - the ultra-wide-angle camera of the Edge+ has autofocus and that lets it do some nice closeups too
  • The portrait mode is impressive and show excellent subject detection and good blur quality
  • Selfies are quite nice coming out of the Edge Plus, with excellent dynamic range and spot-on colours, and the focus distance is just right for arm's length shots - portrait mode for selfies also work well
  • Video recording from the Edge Plus is also good - you can shoot up to 6K video
  • Stellar battery life with the 5000 mAh battery - it tops the competition with the largest battery a phone has to offer at this price - it will easily last you for 2 days of moderate use
  • There's 15W wireless charging and 5W of reverse wireless charging that you could use to charge other devices
  • Very good set of stereo speakers
  • Also included is a 3.5mm jack, which is a rare sight at this price
  • Gorgeous, premium design - the OnePlus 8 Pro uses a familiar soft-touch glass back, and an aluminium frame - the OnePlus 8 Pro shares the same core design ethos as the OnePlus 7 Pro
  • On the front is a beautiful edge-to-edge display and a hole-punch selfie camera
  • OnePlus's handy alert slider is still here, which enables you to quickly switch between silent, vibrate and sound-on modes
  • With a rating of IP68, the OnePlus 8 Pro is protected against total dust ingress and submersion in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes
  • The in-display fingerprint reader is quite accurate and works quickly
  • A gorgeous 6.78-inch, QHD+ screen, with excellent viewing angles and what looks like spot-on colour reproduction - the display offers an industry-leading 1300 nits peak brightness
  • OnePlus has bumped up the refresh rate to 120 Hz which results in smooth scrolling in apps, and better graphical fluidity in games, overall providing a more premium experience - you can even use the 120 Hz at QHD+ resolution, unlike it's Samsung counterpart
  • When it comes to video playback, content can be enhanced further with two additional settings - 'Vibrant colour effect pro' optimises the colours and contrast in videos to provide a more vibrant picture - 'Motion graphics smoothing' increases the frame rate of the video for clearer and more smooth playback
  • Overall, the OnePlus 8 Pro display is one of the best on a smartphone, at present
  • OxygenOS continues to be one of the most thoughtfully-designed, clean (stock-like) UIs for Android with a host of additional customisation
  • Blistering performance from the Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 chipset - with its 120Hz display, highly-optimised OxygenOS software, and plenty of under-the-hood tweaks, the OnePlus 8 Pro feels like the fastest phone around
  • Excellent quad-camera setup - consisting of a 48MP primary camera, a 48MP ultra-wide lens, an 8MP telephoto lens and a 5MP colour filter sensor
  • Shots taken with the primary camera are sharp and well-exposed with plenty of details, dynamic range is quite good with true-to-life colours, and white balance is consistent with the scene
  • The ultra-wide camera takes great shots as well, it pulls double duty and can shoot close-up macro photos as well - images shot with the ultra-wide lens have good details
  • Image quality from the telephoto camera is pretty good, colours and white balance are mostly consistent with the other cameras - it lets you zoom up to 3x optically and 30x with a mix of digital zoom
  • "Color filter camera" produces interesting images with its photo-chrome filter over the sensor (though, it feels more like a gimmick that normal people will hardly use)
  • Lowlight performance is quite good and the ultra-wide camera can also be used to shoot Nightscape photos
  • Portraits look pretty good, and the subject separation is on point - the portrait effect is quite convincing with smooth and silky bokeh around the subject
  • The 16MP selfie camera is the same one used in the OnePlus 7 Pro - it takes great-looking selfies with excellent dynamic range and just the right amount of sharpness
  • Portrait photos are quite good on the selfie camera as well - the subject separation is quite well
  • Video recording looks great with detail and dynamic range - stabilisation is also excellent with the Super Steady mode
  • Excellent stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, providing richer, deeper sound
  • Very good battery life with the 4510 mAh battery - which is the biggest OnePlus has ever put in a handset, and larger than the power pack you'll find in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, Huawei P40 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro - it will comfortably last a full day on a single charge
  • Excellent fast charging - OnePlus has upgraded its Warp Charge 30T charging, to get you from 0% to 50% in 23 minutes via a wired connection
  • OnePlus has included fast wireless charging called Warp Charge 30 Wireless, and it takes you from 1% to 50% in 30 minutes (though, the faster charging can only be achieved with OnePlus wireless charger which costs extra)
  • With the OnePlus 8 Pro, you get an unabashed flagship, with all the bells and whistles - powerful specs, an amazing display, fast wireless charging, and water resistance make the OnePlus 8 Pro a great alternative to the Galaxy S20 Plus, and it saves you thousands of rupees
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A bit thick at 9.6mm, which is noticeably more than other handsets at this price
  • The volume button and power key, are razor-thin and feel cheap
  • The phone isn’t officially rated for water and dust resistance
  • The telephoto camera lets you zoom up to 10X but the resulting images are just average (though the zoomed images in manual mode are quite nice and this seems like a software issue which might be fixed in future)
  • The low-light photography from the Motorola Edge Plus is average - the night mode slightly helps in improving the image quality, but it's not sufficient
  • Overall, Motorola Edge Plus offers capable cameras, but they don't stand very tall among the competition, the underdogs like OnePlus have upped their game and the iPhone and Pixels are still the kings of the hill
  • The phone only supports 18W fast charging and that's low for this price - it takes nearly 2 hours for the phone to completely charge
  • The Motorola Edge Plus directly competes with the Galaxy S20 Plus in price and objectively, the Galaxy S20 Plus is a better phone with it's a better display, faster charging and very good cameras, and things like IP certification just make the S20 Plus more compelling
  • If you're looking for more bang for the buck, the new Mi 10 5G offers the same 108MP camera and some other exciting features, and then there're the OnePlus brothers that are always the safe bet for anyone
  • The OnePlus 8 Pro is a large handset, and many users will find that two hands are required to hold it securely
  • There doesn't seem to be any 'palm rejection', which could be an issue while dealing with the extreme curved display and you might see frequent accidental touches
  • Overall, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a great set of cameras, but they're still not on the same level as the best of the best like the iPhone's and the Pixel's
  • However, if you want the very best smartphone photography experience, the iPhone 11 series and the S20 series are still the way to go
Expert Reviews
  1. The Edge+ misses the mark in key areas: camera, display and slow charging
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. One of the most wonderful Android phones
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Edge Plus gets enough right to make it a competent flagship... but one that won't best its competition
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Motorola's first flagship in years is fantastic in many ways, but has a lot of quirks
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. An impressive pricey handset
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The Edge Plus offers powerful specs and impressive multi-day battery life, but its gimmicky active edges don’t justify the high cost
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. An attractive package that performs well... but too expensive
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Overshadowed by giants
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Motorola brings its A-game to the traditional smartphone design space, creating a solid, beautiful, and flawed phone in the process
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Not quite there
    androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. The Motorola Moto Edge+ is a sleek flagship with top-notch hardware
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The best battery life ever... but Motorola has forgotten how to properly refine and polish a premium device
    gizmodo.com in-depth Read Review »
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  1. The OnePlus 8 Pro is a solid smartphone packed with a well-improved camera and all the top features that you'd expect from a flagship
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The OnePlus 8 Pro is the biggest, meanest, and best smartphone OnePlus has put out thus far
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. OnePlus 8 Pro is an excellent phone
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The OnePlus 8 Pro is an excellent phone, period
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. These are OnePlus' best phones yet, and they're both still a good value
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The fastest Android phone experience money can buy
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The most accomplished OnePlus ever
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A proper flagship smartphone
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The OnePlus 8 Pro is in contention for best Android right now
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. The Samsung killer
    theguardian.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Great deal for your money
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. It packs a serious punch with a premium build, very capable camera sensors, a beautiful display, and all-day battery life
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. Powerful specs, an amazing display, fast wireless charging, and water resistance make the OnePlus 8 Pro a great alternative to the Galaxy S20 Plus
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. Everything you want
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. The OnePlus 8 Pro is here with one of the best screens you’ll find on an Android phon
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. Loaded with extras you will love
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. Simply superb
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  18. The OnePlus 8 Pro delivers a smooth 120Hz display, strong performance and the fastest wireless charging ever in a stunning design
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. The OnePlus 8 Pro is an impressive and well-designed Android smartphone with an impressive primary camera, waterproofing, and wireless charging
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. One of the most logical big-screen buys
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  21. A top-quality 2020 flagship phone
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. The complete package
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. Undoubtedly the company's most complete smartphone to date
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  24. OnePlus’s first attempt at a fully featured flagship presses all the right buttons, and there really isn’t anything missing here
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  25. The best Android flagship in India
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  26. The best flagship of 2020
    arstechnica.com in-depth Read Review »
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