While it does not present the OnePlus Nord, the brand of the BBK group has as its most recent models the OnePlus 8 line, which has the Pro variant. Both models have cutting edge specifications and, in the case of the smaller variant, we are talking about a device with Snapdragon 865 chipset, 6.55-inch AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate.
The family has versions ranging from 8 GB to 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. In audio, the device features dual stereo speakers, noise cancellation and Dolby Atmos support. This set was tested by DxOMark analysts and the result was curious.
With 68 points, OnePlus 8 had a respectable performance in the tests, tied with the 10th place in the list, Google Pixel 4. Interestingly, it is one point above the OnePlus 8 Pro, which is supposedly more powerful. Analysts explain this result thanks to slightly better overall playback performance, but also to very different recording results.
More specifically, the difference is in the recording sub-score of the OnePlus, 66, which beat the Pro version by three points, thanks to much higher recording volumes. In the sub-scores, OnePlus 8 made 69 in reproduction and 66 in recording.
In detail, the reproduction of the model is relatively free of artifacts, the upper middle is dominant in relation to the lower, the tonal response is medium due to weakness in the lower extremity. As positive points, the engineers highlight a pleasant and sound range and a good balance in reproduction. The volume controls are also very linear when compared to other models in their category.
In audio quality, the OnePlus 8 is between the OnePlus 8 Pro and Galaxy S20 Plus in the recording tests, with 66 points. The tonal response is good and does a good job of accurately recording voices with the main camera in most cases, according to analysts. With loudspeakers with higher sound sources, excessive bass end up impairing the ability to hear voice clearly or musical instruments.
In conclusion, DxOMark does an above average job in audio processing when compared to other tested devices. In recording, it is well above the OnePlus 8 Pro and Galaxy S20 Plus. Even though it doesn’t have top performance, its quality is comparable to more affordable high performance models.
The OnePlus 8 is not yet available in Brazilian stores. To be notified when he arrives.