GPU Performance

GPU performance of the new OnePlus 8 devices should be interesting as we finally have more Snapdragon 865 platforms at hand to test, beyond the initial Galaxy S20 scores that we were able to showcase a few months ago.

Basemark GPU 1.2 - Medium 1440p - Off-Screen / Blit

Starting off with BaseMark GPU 1.2, we’re seeing some very good results from both OnePlus 8 phones. Although peak performance is just a tad little bit lower than the Galaxy S20 Ultra, both OnePlus phones are able to showcase much better sustained performance figures with essentially no throttling after prolonged usage.

GFXBench Aztec Ruins - High - Vulkan/Metal - Off-screen GFXBench Aztec Ruins - Normal - Vulkan/Metal - Off-screen GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 Off-screen GFXBench T-Rex 2.7 Off-screen

The same characteristic of both OnePlus phones having essentially matched peak and sustained performance figures is essentially mimicked in all other GFXBench tests. Again, this comes at a contrast of our first impression of the Snapdragon 865 that we tested in the S20.

I’ve since then also been able to test the LG V60 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro to have a wider repertoire of Snapdragon 865 phones and all of them seem to perform similarly to the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, showcasing excellent sustained performance characteristics.

The OnePlus 8 phones had excellent thermal behaviour during the stress tests, with the phone never exceeding ~37-38°C peak skin temperatures which points out to fantastic heat dissipation from the SoC to the whole phone body.

These new test results finally give meaning to Qualcomm’s initial claims of excellent thermal behaviour of the new chipset and that it is able to indefinitely maintain its peak performance. Both OnePlus 8 phones are able to materialise this claim and will have no issues with providing excellent performance in games.

System Performance Display Measurement
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  • jaju123 - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    It's pretty much universally agreed to be the iPhone as far as i know. Otherwise, every android phone generally has some kind of downside to their video as you have said.
  • eastcoast_pete - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    I agree that the respective top of the line iPhone is usually very good at video, and I have been tempted. My main concerns are 1. price (ouch, especially with 256 GB or more storage and, related 2. No expansion slot (microSD) to add more. Good 4K video really needs at least 50 MB/s even in HEVC, and more tends to be better. Plus, it's better in some situations to be able to remove the storage that has the videos, and you can't do that with an iPhone.
    So, maybe I should have phrased it this way: which is currently the best phone for video that has removable storage and still good 4k video with stabilization and not completely disastrous in low light?
  • chaose - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    iphone seems to be the best all around phone for video, photos, gaming, screen, and battery life.
  • sonny73n - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    - Can iPhone play 10bit h265 mkv natively using hardware decode?
    - Can you sort, rename and tag your photos with the native Photos app?
    - Can you play games with iPhone on external monitor? Can iPhone play demanding games without being a toaster and performance throttled?
    - Is Apple capable of making display instead of relying on Samsung‘s AMOLED? And what’s with the fat notch design for 3 generations?
    - iPhone battery life is far from the top.

    Can you stop being a sheeple? If not, please don’t spam the web with misinformation/fake news.
  • rrinker - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    Well,. right there in the charts, the SUSTAINED graphics speed of the iPhone beats the BURST speed of any of the Android phones, so can it play games without excessive thermal throttling? Why yes, it can. The fake news would be claiming Android is just as fast. Funny how iPhones can do it without cramming 12 or 16GB RAM in there, too. That's desktop computer levels of RAM.
  • m00bee - Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - link

    1 thing that bothers, on Iphone sometime is not registering my action on screen.
    Try simple thing like open setting menu, after that scroll down as fast after screen shown the menu.
    Apple just freeze. Same when open long conversation on whatsapp, click it, than scroll, it freeze for a while. it still happen on my wife iphone 11pro, and previous iphone X.

    Unlike android, it may showing some lag or jitters, but it always registers every click, swipe or scroll.
    I did use iphone 7 and note 10, so I experience this every day.

    Sorry for my English.
  • star-affinity - Sunday, July 12, 2020 - link


    Strange. Not a behaviour I recognize on my iPhones. And I’m quite picky with those sorts of things I think.
  • drajitshnew - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    There are sheeple I agree, but there are also apple baiters. iPhone did not become the most successful smartphone JUST because it looked good. I have never owned an apple device , but seeing what Android devices are on the market I am sorely tempted. If it was not for the price gouging on storage I would have gone over.
  • Daro - Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - link

    True that. Years and years and there is not a good android phone. Please stop with the curved screens!. S10e its the best.
  • Daro - Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - link

    True that. Years and years and there is not a good android phone. Please stop with the curved screens!. S10e its the best.

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