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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  • golemB - Monday, July 6, 2020 - link

    Really, superflex? You had to go to racism?
  • Kishoreshack - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    This phone is even better than the s20 line & way cheaper than them
    OnePlus is the pioneer of android os at this moment
    The only complain I would have is from One plus 7 pro
    Went from full screen to a punch hole in the screen
    I mean these people spend soo much on screen technology & then punches a hole in the screen which cuts out content
  • Kishoreshack - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    Very important question
    Has one plus done a very good job with 4500mah battery or
    Samsung has done a bad job with it's 5000mah battery?
  • Andrei Frumusanu - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    They're both falling within the same range in terms of efficiency.
  • Kishoreshack - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    The best part of this phone is it's competitively priced in India
    It's an absolute steal for that price
    It outdoes S20 line up in majority of things & is way cheaper than it
  • Dexter101 - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    In the Indian market Oneplus phones are pretty good with their pricing, though I don't see how they beat the S20 line 'in a majority of things'. What things does it do better that a user notices day to day?
  • flyingpants265 - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    No front stereo speakers = no buy. I refuse to cup my hand around a phone to try to hear it in all conditions over background noise, whether home or outside. All phones should have front stereo speakers, there's absolutely no excuse not to have them, they can be mostly hidden behind glass.

    Is that a typo in the title?
  • Andrei Frumusanu - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    It does have stereo speakers, albeit the bottom one is traditional bottom firing. What title?
  • Maxpower2727 - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    Like basically all other flagship phones, this has a front-firing speaker at the top of the phone and a bottom-firing speaker at the bottom, which is a stereo configuration and sounds great (no cupping needed). There are no manufacturers making flagship phones with dual front speakers, so unless you want to keep using an old phone, you're going to be out of luck.
  • flyingpants265 - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    No, it doesn't sound great, it sounds weird. The directionality of the sound is noticeable, it's awkward and unnecessary when I could just have loud, clear speakers facing me directly, like in landscape mode watching a movie or playing a game with a controller. The only reason we don't have front speakers on every phone is that companies want to save 2mm and $2 on a $999 phone, and you've been taught to accept it, just like the lack of a headphone jack.

    And not true, the Xiaomi Black Shark and Nubia Red Magic have front stereo speakers. They might be my only choice at this point, too bad they're missing other useful features.

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