With the Flagship smartphone segment getting crowded by a lot of competitors, its often difficult to choose on which device you should invest your money. One of the most anticipated Flagship smartphones, the OnePlus 8 Pro and the Motorola Edge+ went official recently. While both the smartphones offer top-of-the-line specifications, there are various key differences between them. So down we have a comparison to let you decide which of the devices fulfils all your requirements in the most appropriate manner.
OnePlus 8 Pro Launch Price in India vs Motorola Edge+ Launch price in India
Motorola Edge+ launch price is $999 (Rs. 76,000), but the device is launched currently in the US only. So, we have no word about its arrival in India. As for the OnePlus 8 Pro Indian launch price, you can get it for Rs 54,999 for the base 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. By investing some more, you can go for the maxed-out model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage retails for 59,999.
OnePlus 8 Pro Specifications vs Motorola Edge+ Specifications
Both smartphones have a similar glass design with a curved display at the front. The Edge+ measuring 9.6mm in thickness and 203g in weight is bulkier than OnePlus 8 Pro which is sleeker at 8.5mm thickness and is lightweight at 199 grams. The OnePlus 8 Pro features a Gorilla Glass protected back along with IP68 certification whereas the Edge+ lacks them. Both the devices have a vertically stacked quad-camera setup at the back. On the OnePlus, it lies in the centre whereas its at the top-left corner on the Edge+
Both the devices have a gorgeous display, but OnePlus seems to win. The Edge+ flaunts a 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels along with a 90Hz refresh rate. OnePlus on the other hand, gets a 6.78-inch QHD+ AMOLED screen with a resolution of 3168 x 1440 pixels and supports 120Hz refresh rate. Both the devices get flushed with a punch-hole cut out in the top-left corner that houses a single selfie camera. Both of them also support HDR+ certification.
Performance department is as far the most similar in both the devices. Both of them rock industry leading internals and by looking at the spec-sheet, you can hardly notice any difference. Both the Motorola Edge+ and the OnePlus 8 Pro are powered by the current best and flagship processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. With both of them getting the Adreno 650 GPU, the Edge+ gets up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The 8 Pro on the other hand gets 8GB/12 of RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The Edge+ runs Android 10 out-of-the-box whereas in the OnePlus 8 Pro, you get the Android 10 based Oxygen OS skin for a clean Android experience.
Camera department, especially on the spec-sheet, looks way better on the Motorola Edge+. So, the Edge+ gets a gigantic 108MP primary lens with an f/1.7 aperture, accompanied by an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. The third is a 16MP ultra-wide lens with 117-degree FoV clubbed with a TOF sensor. The rear camera gets OIS and supports 6K UHD at 30fps.There’s a 25MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture at the front.
Coming to the OnePlus 8 Pro camera, it is also equipped with a quad camera module at the back with a dual 48MP sensor. The first is a Sony IMX689 primary sensor. With an aperture of f/1.78, it supports both OIS and EIS. The second is a 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with 119.7-degree field of view. Third, we have an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture paired with a fourth 5-megapixel colour filter sensor with f/2.4 aperture. At the front is a 16MP shooter embedded in a small 3.8mm diameter punched-hole.
So, spec-sheet comparison shows that Motorola Edge+ is the winner.
OnePlus 8 Pro stands as a clear winner in the battery department, mostly due to fast charging speeds. The OnePlus 8 Pro gets a 4510mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T support. The company claims the device will get charged up to 60 per cent in 30 minutes. This time, we also have Warp Charge 30 Fast wireless charging and also reverse wireless charging on a OnePlus device.
The Motorola Edge+ on the other hand gets a bigger 5,000mAh battery. But it gets less fast 18W fast charging support. There’s also wireless charging but with 15W wireless charging support.
So, it is quite clear that OnePlus 8 Pro is the winner.
Now, which is the best pick amongst the two if you are ready to shed more than Rs.50,000 from your pockets. The OnePlus 8 Pro, no doubt, is an amazing option to choose. It is basically an all-rounder coming from a very reliable brand which has a reputation of manufacturing smartphones that you won’t regret even a single day. On the other hand, Motorola Edge+ offers stock Android experience, better-looking design and a stunning 108MP camera system. But, the 8 Pro also doesn’t seem to lag behind with that gorgeous Quad-HD+, 120Hz refresh rate panel. Oxygen OS is also no way behind stock Android, so as of now, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes out as a more justifiable pick.
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