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OnePlus 8 Unboxing via OnePlus 7 Pro

  1. nmatheis
    US Brand Ambassador Apr 16, 2020

    nmatheis , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Apr 16, 2020 :
    Hi everyone! Nikolaus here. I'm a OnePlus US Brand Ambassador living in Portland, OR.

    My journey with OnePlus started when I got fed up with how restrictive my iPhone was and decided to test out the Android waters with the OnePlus 3. It didn't take long for me to fall in love with my new OnePlus 3, and my iPhone fell by the wayside. I've never looked back and have stuck with OnePlus phones. Over time, I've used OP3, OP5, OP6, OP6T, OP7 Pro, and OP7T.

    I'm so excited to have gotten the OP8 in Interstellar Glow a bit early and wanted to share the unboxing experience with all of you, so here we go!

    OUTSIDE BOX
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    Shrink wrap still on. Can't wait to rip that if and see what's inside!


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    For those of you who bought a 7T series phone, the box will look familiar. Long, skinny, and very red!


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    Starting to open the box. What's that peeking out?
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    Ahh, nice small touch...

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    Here's the usual envelope full of...
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    Letter from Pete, paperwork, and STICKERS!!!

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    Under the envelope is your brand spanking new phone!

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    Of course OnePlus gives you the requisite WARP charging cable and plug...
     

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  2. nmatheis
    US Brand Ambassador Apr 16, 2020

    nmatheis , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Apr 16, 2020 :
    Now that we've got the unboxing out of the way, let's take a look at the phone...

    Here's the bottom with SIM, USB-C, and speaker
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    Here's the top with microphone
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    Here's the left side with volume rocker
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    Here's the right side with power button and slider
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    Here's the Beck with the sticker still attached
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    And here's the back looking absolutely gorgeous!!!
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  3. nmatheis
    US Brand Ambassador Apr 16, 2020

    nmatheis , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Apr 16, 2020 :
    I'll use this post to provide some ongoing thoughts about the OnePlus 8...


    DAY ONE

    Today was my first day using it as my daily driver. I'm a Lab Director, so I'm totally using my phone a lot at work to communicate via email, text, phone, and Slack. When I'm not tied up in a meeting, I use my phone to take photos around the lab and listen to music.

    I didn't need to take any photos today, but I did reply to plenty of email and texts, took calls, posted to Slack, and listened to Tidal. The experience was extremely smooth and speedy, and the battery life was super impressive!

    At home, I typically use my phone to keep replying to emails and texts (work never stops, lol), keep up with OnePlus on the Community app and other outlets, watch YouTube or Netflix, listen to music, and browse the web.

    Now, it's time to put this old OP7 Pro down and go enjoy my new OP8!


    DAY THREE

    Just using the phone like usual and am really appreciating the jump in battery life over my OP7 Pro and OP7T. With those, I'd leave work with less than ½ battery. With OP8, I'm leaving work with ⅔ to ¾ battery which is very, very nice!


    DAY FOUR

    Just under 9 hours of SOT today from a full charge to 4%. Woot woot!!!

    Plus I just got this $8 clear TPU case for OP8 from Amazon US. Makes it so much easier to use the slippery phone while still admiring the gorgeous back. Also helps avoid edge input while gripping the phone. The giant corners look a bit wonky, but they do seem like they'll help if the phone drops into them...

    https://www.amazon.com/Osophter-Tra...ption-Flexible/dp/B084P3W8ZD/?tag=at88bagc-20
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2020

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  4. BeingIncog
    Nougat Apr 16, 2020


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  5. nmatheis
    US Brand Ambassador Apr 16, 2020

    nmatheis , via OnePlus Community App , Apr 16, 2020 :
    With punch hole visible...
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    Gives the most usable area but punch hole is clearly visible which may or may not suit your taste.



    With OnePlus setting to hide punch hole...
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    This hides the punch hole camera by blacking out the top of the screen and moving everything down which wastes a bit of space.



    With Nacho Notch app set to black status bar...
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    This is the in-between compromise in my opinion. It hides the punch hole well (if that suits your taste) by blacking out the status bar strip to the right of the punch hole. This effectively gives you the same amount of usable space as the first option above. It just doesn't show the background. I've chosen to round off the corners, but you can leave a completely straight edge at the bottom of the status bar if you want. For this option, you will have to give Nacho Notch permissions to draw over other apps, though.

    #punchholeoptions


    BTW, I absolutely love how the ring around the punch hole lights up when it activates and during use to alert the user that the camera is enabled. Very cool feature!
     

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  7. Starcommander
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Apr 16, 2020

    Starcommander , Apr 16, 2020 :
    Amazing review bruh.. Thank you for sharing.
     

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  8. bezilz
    Honeycomb Apr 16, 2020

    bezilz , Apr 16, 2020 :
    Great, Awesome and Congrats, but please get a good camera for the unboxing experience sharing for all or at least get the lighting done right! Not everything would be provided to you by OnePlus.
     

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  9. Schafer
    US Brand Ambassador Apr 16, 2020

    Schafer , Apr 16, 2020 :
    There was not a case in the box unfortunately but the Phone is super sleek and smooth it's so pretty
     

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  10. Petert87 , via OnePlus Community App , Apr 16, 2020 :
    Thanks.

    I thought there would be a transparant case wit the phone. Maybe for Europe? I have to wait a couple of days, I pre-ordered it the day before yesterday.
     

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  11. Schafer
    US Brand Ambassador Apr 16, 2020

    Schafer , Apr 16, 2020 :
    I really wish that there was a case that came with it, but it's okay. I ordered the clear bumper case off their website because I love the interstellar glow and I am afraid of dropping my phone without a case. What color did you choose?
     

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  12. Petert87 , via OnePlus Community App , Apr 16, 2020 :
    I have just to wait a couple of days and come back with the answer if it's in the European box
     

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  13. Petert87 , via OnePlus Community App , Apr 16, 2020 :
    I think only the Plus will come with a case.
     

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  14. Schafer
    US Brand Ambassador Apr 16, 2020

    Schafer , Apr 16, 2020 :
    You can check to see if your OnePlus's website sells a clear bumper case for the 8 and if they do I bet they won't supply one in the box but if they don't then it might be. I believe the pro comes with the clear case however
     

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  15. Petert87 , via OnePlus Community App , Apr 16, 2020 :
    This unboxing shows it comes with a case. the box (place where we can find the charger) is a little bit different than your box.



    To be sure, I just ordered a transparant TPU case.
     

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  16. Schafer
    US Brand Ambassador Apr 16, 2020

    Schafer , Apr 16, 2020 :
    Interesting, that box is different from mine. Maybe you will get it then. I am super jealous!
     

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  18. Schafer
    US Brand Ambassador Apr 16, 2020

    Schafer , Apr 16, 2020 :
    Sounds great!
     

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  19. nmatheis
    US Brand Ambassador Apr 16, 2020

    nmatheis , via OnePlus Community App , Apr 16, 2020 :
    Yeah, unfortunately no case with the regular OP8 this time around. I've ordered a clear TPU case to provide some protection while allowing the beautiful finish of the Interstellar Glow model to shine through.
     

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  20. JetzNicht
    Eclair Apr 16, 2020

    JetzNicht , Apr 16, 2020 :
    There is definetly a case in the 8 Pro package, the clear one with the "NEVER SETTLE" on it
     

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