ONE PLUS 8
Buy OnePlus 8 in Kenya for a price of 64,000 shillings for the 128 GB version and 72,500 shillings for the 256 GB version. OnePlus 8 comes with a 4300 mAh battery, 128/256 GB of storage, and a large 6.55 inches display. It also has a triple 48 MP camera and 8/12 GB of RAM. It is available in colors Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, and Polar Silver. Find more about this phone on the official product website.
OnePlus 8 prices in Kenya and key features
|Price||Approx KSh. 64,000 (128 GB)
Approx KSh. 72,500 (256 GB)
|Back Camera||48 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP|
|Front Cameras||16 MP|
One Plus has come a long way, from the days of the flagship killer to now being a flagship by its right. OnePlus 8 is a beautifully designed device, made to amaze and challenge the market leaders for the top spot. The specifications include an AMOLED display, the SD 865 chip, better triple cameras, and a very fast 30W charger, all bundled in a beautifully designed phone. The expected price in Kenya is Ksh 70,000. Let see the review.
OnePlus 8 design
The OnePlus 8 comes with a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display, with a left-aligned punch out to accommodate the front-facing camera. The HDR10+ screen has a smooth 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. The screen has very narrow bezels all around, and it’s beautiful to look at. It sports the waterfall design, with the screen continuously curved on the edge in quite an aggressive manner.
The Gorilla Glass 5 screen and back sandwich an aluminum frame. At the bottom, we have the speaker grill capable of stereo sound, a USB-C connector but no 3.5mm jack. The screen utilizes the under-display fingerprint sensor, in addition to face unlocking biometric. You may also like the OnePlus 8 Pro.
The One Plus 8 comes bundled with the topmost Snapdragon 865 chipset, a Kyro 585 CPU, and an Adreno 650 GPU. The memory options onboard are a huge 12 GB for RAM and 128/256GB for UFS3.0 mass storage. There is no option for expandable storage which is rather disappointing. The SoC configuration is the top tier to lend support to the fluid AMOLED screen and the monstrous camera configuration. It is expected to perform nothing short of some of the best solid flagship status, taking on pretty much everything with ease.
The OnePlus series has had a long-standing reputation for great cameras, and the OnePlus 8 is no different. The primary camera is a 48 mp wide lens, a 16 mp ultra-wide lens with a 116-degree field of view, and a 2 mp macro shooter. This setup offers solid performance, augmented by One Plus’s optimized camera software to deliver sharp, clear, and true-to-life pictures.
The Night Mode got a massive upgrade, with the huge sensor letting in more light hence the photos are better exposed. Video is up to 4K at 60fps, with the assistance of electronic image stabilization, offering Go-Pro-like stable video. The selfie camera is a 16 mp shooter, with Auto-HDR and gyro-EIS, capable of 1080p video in 30fps. The selfies are easily some of the best in this segment. See also OnePlus 7T.
The OnePlus 8 comes with the decent 4300 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery which should easily get you past the whole day, with a little left afterward. It also comes with the impressive 3.1 Type C 30W fast charging, capable of filling 50% of the phone in 22 mins. The unit thankfully comes with the supplied charging brick so you can enjoy the speed straight from the jump. It still does not get wireless charging though, a huge disappointment – see the OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone.
OnePlus 8 comes with Android 10 based Oxygen OS 10, which is one of the things that OnePlus is famous for. Oxygen OS offers an almost stock Android experience, with almost no bloatware on board, hence faster updates and an optimal experience. There may be a little tweak within the system but overall, it feels like a Goggle Pixel in terms of the UI experience, a far cry from the heavy customization other brands tend to choose when it comes to their android skins.
This phone, the OnePlus 8 has great hardware admittedly. The 90Hz screen is butter-like, the chip industry-leading, and the charging very fast. Add a bunch of very capable cameras and you have yourself a value flagship device for 2020.
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