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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  • wr3zzz - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    Same here. The dual speakers setup used on OnePlus7/8 does not sound good, or correct, for video viewing.

    What happened to display audio that don't need speaker holes? Sony and LG had them a few years back and then never heard from again.
    Reply
  • Kishoreshack - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    I really love the one plus display
    It feels even smoother & sharper than s20 line up
    One plus has been constantly delivering better displays even than the display manufacturer Samsung itself
    It's a shame Samsung who manufacturers display can't deliver the smoothest sharpest display
    On the market
    Reply
  • NOTELLN - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    It seems phones are more about bragging rights than how they actually perform now a days. $1000usd for a phone? No thank you. Reply
  • flyingpants265 - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    It's about profit, market share, and demand. They just started arbitrarily raising price, and decided it was better to sell slightly fewer phones, at a much higher price. It's called market capitalism. It's awful.

    Also, around here, the telcos are helping subsidize certain phones again, AND financing: every phone is available for $0 now. So we may only see higher prices.

    Nexus 5 was $299 (I think? Don't remember really). OnePlus One was around the same price.. Redmi K20 whatever was $420

    If you look at Realme X, it's $145 USD for a 1080p FULLSCREEN phone with SD765. So they can easily make budget phones and sell them at a slight profit... But they artificially limit sales of phones by region!! It barely even works in North American networks.
    Reply
  • Quantumz0d - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    Exactly, the Android OS is already saturated and removing features like Filesystem advantage and shoving iOS crap into it. The worst part is as you said the insane price tag, this POS phone what does it do better than an S10+ for the same price retail currently, for non tinkerers it does nothing. It has a BL unlock but apart from that S10+ trumps this garbage clone CCP device in everyway. Reply
  • Kishoreshack - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    Their commitment to the display tech is a testament in itself how far they have come
    They are literally beating display manufacturer SAMSUNG in terms of Quality
    Reply
  • Sharma_Ji - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    Lmao, 1+ fanboy.
    Just stop.
    Reply
  • mobutu - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    More interested in the OnePlus Nord or whatever they'll end up calling it. Reply
  • mrochester - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    Why is the manual brightness on android phones so low? Reply
  • Andrei Frumusanu - Monday, June 29, 2020 - link

    Probably to avoid having people needlessly blasting the brightness at full intensity all the time. Reply

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