Our Opinion

The OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB) is a significantly better phone, but the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But if budget is not a constraint then we recommend the OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB)

OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB)  Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 
OnePlus 8 Pro Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
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Excellence Score
89.4
82.2
Value for Money Score
67.9
78.7
Price ₹ 54,999 onwards ₹ 39,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2020 Oct, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10, Upgradeable to Android 11Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.78 inches 6.67 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x3168 pixels (~ 513 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type AMOLED IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 120 HzSuper High 144 HzSuper High
Display Features HDR10+ Support, 120Hz Refresh Rate, Reading Mode, Night Mode HDR10+
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 8 GB 8 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 48MP + 48MP + 8MP + 5MP 108MP + 13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (8K)
Other Camera Features 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 108MP: f/1.7 aperture; 26mm focal length; 1/1.33" sensor size; 0.8um pixel size; PDAF; OIS, 13MP: f/2.4 aperture; 123-degree ultra-wide; 1.12um pixel size, 5MP: f/2.4 aperture; macro camera, AF, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60/120/240/960fps, EIS
Secondary Camera 16MP 20MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.5 aperture, 1/3" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size, Auto-HDR, EIS, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching f/2.2 aperture, 27mm focal length, 1/3.4" sensor size, 0.8um pixel size
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 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 8.5 mmMedium 9.3 mmThick
Weight 199 gmHeavy 218 gmHeavy
Width 74.4 mmOk for one-handed use 76.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated
Battery Capacity 4510 mAh 5000 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, 30W Warp Charge 30T Yes, 33W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger Yes, 33.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features 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 UFS 3.1 Storage; Power Delivery 3.0; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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
  • Familiar design, similar to other premium phones - made of metal and Gorilla Glass at the front and back, with a big domino-shaped camera bump
  • The front has a beautiful flat edge-to-edge display, with a punch-hole camera on the left
  • The IR blaster sits at the top and as useful as ever
  • Power button doubles as a rapid fingerprint scanner
  • Large, 6.67-in IPS LCD display - this is arguably one of the best LCDs on the market, it impresses with high brightness, HDR10+ support, and a 144Hz refresh rate making for a solid content consumption experience
  • The 144Hz refresh rate is one of the highest on any display - Xiaomi has included AdaptiveSync technology which dynamically switches between refresh rates depending on the application that you’re running - it feels super responsive and luxuriously smooth to look at
  • The MIUI 12 on the Mi 10T is one of the more polished and refined Android skins around - you will get a plethora of customisation and features, the animations are fast and looks great with the 144 Hz display
  • Excellent performance from the top of the like Snapdragon 865 SOC - the chipset breezes through most tasks and games, the rapid UFS 3.1 storage further helps load times and generally speeds up the user experience
  • Very good triple camera setup - boasting of a 108MP primary camera, a 13MP ultra-wide, and a 5MP macro lens
  • The phone produces great daylight photos, subjects come out sharp with quite a lot of detail, even fine detail can be seen from afar, colours are natural-looking, and the dynamic range is wide - turning on the AI will boost the colours and make the images a bit more contrast-y looking
  • The ultra-wide camera with its 123-degree field of view takes dramatically wide shots and fits a lot of the scene (though, details are weaker compared to the main camera, as expected)
  • The phone uses the large sensor to crop 2x and 3x zoom shots since there's no dedicated telephoto camera - the resulting images look decent
  • Very good macro camera - the autofocus helps a lot, and in most photos, the subject comes out in focus, the amount of detail and sharpness it captures is pretty impressive for a small 5MP sensor, while colours are natural, and contrast is good
  • Good low-light photos with a fair amount of detail, sharpness is decent for the most part and contrast is good - the night mode improves the overall quality of the images quite a bit, it brings out even more detail
  • Portrait shots are decent, the edge detection does okay, the detail is good, skin tones are natural, and colours are pleasant overall
  • Selfies are excellent, sharp with plenty of detail even in challenging lighting conditions - the portrait selfie mode works well and the edge detection is excellent
  • The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has plenty of video features - these include 8K recording, a steady video mode, a movie crop, and a dual-mode in which you can record using both the front and rear cameras
  • Overall, a very capable set of cameras for the price
  • Excellent stereo speakers - the Mi 10 sounds amazing with plenty of detail and adequate bass
  • The Mi 10T Pro's 5000 mAh battery delivers solid battery life - at 144 Hz it will easily last a whole day, which you can extend to 2 days if you lower the refresh rate
  • Rapid fast charging from the 33W fast charger in the box - it tops the device up in about 50 minutes, which is good
  • The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is a well-balanced phone - it cuts away the extra features and delivers the basics at premium quality, from its 144Hz display to its 108MP camera, to its Snapdragon 865 processor, the device performs just as you’d expect - it’s a solid choice for the price
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • The camera module at the back is humongous, when placed flat on its back, the phone wobbles heavily
  • This is a huge phone, difficult to manage with one hand due to its sheer size, the slippery back adds more trouble
  • Fingerprints/smudges are quite visible on the shiny back
  • Though, it's an IPS LCD panel and doesn't have the inky blacks of an OLED display
  • Except the camera, the OnePlus 8T offers better value for money, has excellent display, faster charging and overall better software experience
Expert Reviews
  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
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  1. The Mi 10T Pro strikes an excellent balance between price and features
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Xiaomi has made a solid smartphone for those looking for speed and fluidity
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Flagship specs at a good price
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A seriously powerful Android smartphone
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. gadgets.ndtv.com hands-on Read Review »
  7. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
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