Best of Android: OnePlus 8 Pro won both the Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice

OnePlus 8 Pro has won the Best Of Android.

As in previous years, Samsung ranked well by consistently ranking high on the charts. OnePlus 8 Pro is highly rated in software, design, and build quality.

Best of Android

This is an amazing result of Android, from a passionate underdog brand to a leading global manufacturer. Especially when OnePlus won after 6 short years.

As smartphones grow, their own votes will be a reward for manufacturers.

With a victory of nearly 40% of votes belongs to OnePlus 8 Pro. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra came in second with 10.6 votes. Galaxy S20 Plus 9.9% and Oppo Find X2 Pro at 5.9%. (Fifth spot went to the regular OnePlus 8 with 5.5%, followed by the LG V60 with 5.1%, then the Poco F2 Pro with 4.4%, and the Huawei P40 Pro Plus with 4.1%.)

After the council selected the top 4, they put the votes on social networks Youtube and Twitter and the results were even clearer. The OnePlus 8 Pro scored 44.1% of the vote on Twitter and 55% of the vote on YouTube. The S20 Ultra came in second on both platforms with 25.3% and 22% of the vote, respectively. The S20 Plus took third place overall.

OnePlus promised a flagship killer years ago but never truly delivered on that promise until now.

Since the June 30 cut-off date for eligibility in Best of Android: Mid-2020, we’ve already got the Sony Xperia 1 II, the Asus ROG Phone 3, Google Pixel 4a, OnePlus Nord, and new releases from Oppo and Vivo on the horizon, not to mention the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and more. As always, our full-year Best of Android awards are going to be hotly contested!

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OnePlus Nord defeated 7T Pro

If you can wade through the amount of frank marketing for OnePlus Nord, you’ll find loads of references to the Snapdragon 765G chipset and its top performance.

OnePlus is posting its chip prices, putting this 765G processor here is the right thing for a product at this price. Besides, the manufacturer is touting nearly 300 optimizations near 300 to ensure a fast and smooth experience that OnePlus users know and love.

A lot of expectation that Nord will give OnePlus enthusiasts a high- performance experience and the budget will also be proportional to the performance.

Does OnePlus Nord meet these requirements and can it provide an experience above and beyond similar handsets? Please follow through the article to find the answer to me.

Classic benchmarks: OnePlus Nord vs AnTuTu, Geekbench, and 3DMark

The manufacturer has benchmarked the Snapdragon 765G inside ZTE Axon 11 and ran OnePlus Nord through similar tests for direct comparison. We also took our data from previous OnePlus handsets, including OnePlus 8 Pro-this year’s champion.

As rumored, OnePlus Nord did not keep up with this year’s top phone even last year. But the Snapdragon 765G is not inferior to the Snapdragon 855 in terms of system and CPU performance.

By now, the biggest difference is in graphics performance, where Nord’s more expensive siblings run away with a lead. Even so, the Snapdragon 765G is a capable gamer. But the thing that makes me not expected for this rookie is the graphic bell and whistle.

OnePlus Nord

Nord’s overall performance seems very similar to ZTE Axon 11, as we would expect from two Snapdragon 765G handsets. But in this launch, the Nord clock in some GPU results is slightly improved. 

If you persevere then try to explore performance, it is maintained and the impact on the ability to play games. 

Your average Nord

These points provide a snapshot of the phone’s performance. But the thing is, the manufacturer doesn’t provide a way for phones to handle heat and stress for a long time.

Sustained performance is critical if you prefer a game session lasting longer than 30 minutes. That’s why we turned to the in-house Speed Test G benchmark to get a detailed view of performance over time. 

OnePlus Nord

We have previously noted that the OnePlus 8 Pro offers exceptional retention performance. So can we guess if Nord can do that? The answer is yes. OnePlus Nord is very consistent on both CPU and GPU benchmarks. 

Testing time is 4h30 minutes, OnePlus Nord only really reduces performance when the battery drops below 5%. This is better than the Snapdragon 855 Plus in OnePlus 7T Pro – its performance is quite up and down in the GPU part of the test.

It is worth noting that both 7 Pro and 7T Pro see CPU performance diminishing, decreasing over time. This may be the result of heat buildup. This does not happen with Nord or OnePlus 8 Pro.

The two older handsets also seriously lower their CPUs when the battery is below 20%. This reduces their performance below the level of OnePlus Nord and is nearly as low as ZTE Axon to extend battery life.

The performance of OnePlus Nord will not let you down

We never expected OnePlus Nord and its Snapdragon 765G chipset to compete with the latest and greatest Snapdragon 865 for the highest performance. 

However, this mid-range chipset still brings a lot of performance to your daily tasks and maintains its highest potential for long gaming sessions.

OnePlus Nord

Importantly, OnePlus Nord lasts longer and maintains better performance than last year’s OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro. It was a big win for an affordable phone. Therefore, the Snapdragon 765G also integrates SoC features previously reserved for the high-end segment.

When it comes to performance and chipset features, OnePlus will never let users down but will lead users to one surprise after another. 

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