OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro Getting OxygenOS Open Beta 5 With Bug Fixes and Improvements

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OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro Getting OxygenOS Open Beta 5 With Bug Fixes and Improvements

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro were launched in April 2020

Highlights
  • OnePlus has released OxygenOS Open Beta 5 for the OnePlus 8 series
  • The smartphones run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor
  • The OnePlus 8 series has been updated to Android 11

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smarpthones are now getting the OxygenOS Open Beta 5, based on Android 11. The smartphones, launched in April 2020, are now receiving a new software package for the Open Beta program for OxygenOS, that will roll out as an over-the-air (OTA) update for users already on the Open Beta path. The new software package brings fixes to known bugs and issues, along with small improvements in terms of features, including an update to the Android security patch.

The announcement of the new software package and update was made by OnePlus on its official forum. For users already on the OxygenOS Open Beta program for the OnePlus 8 (Review) and OnePlus 8 Pro (Review), Open Beta 5 will be delivered as an OTA update. However, users on the stable software path can opt to join the Open Beta program, with instructions as well as the downloadable software package available on the OnePlus forum.

The new software package largely covers various fixes covering issues with messages, volume adjustment, speaker functionality, and Bluetooth call connectivity. Also included are optimisations for app start up speed, an update to the December 2020 Android security patch, new animation effects for the front camera, and ‘Rewind Recording' to record the past 30 seconds of a game within the Game Space tool.

Of course, Open Beta software is less stable and more prone to bugs and issues than the regular software path and should only be used by advanced users who are willing and capable to deal with any issues that may come up. That said, Open Beta software gives users access to experimental features before the wider rollout on the stable software, and often even early access to the new version of Android.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro run Android 11 on both the stable and Open Beta software paths, with the latest version for the stable path rolling out in late November. The smartphones run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and are currently available in India for Rs. 39,999 and Rs. 54,999 respectively.


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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Very good build quality
  • Vivid display
  • Excellent performance and software
  • Solid battery life
  • Decent camera performance
  • Bad
  • No IP rating or wireless charging
  • Low-light video could be better
  • 12GB variant isn’t great value
Display 6.55-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4300mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent build quality, IP68 rating
  • Bright, fluid display
  • Very good rear cameras
  • Solid overall performance
  • Great battery life
  • Fast wireless charging
  • Bad
  • Selfie camera could be better
  • Excessive rear camera bulge
Display 6.78-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4510mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1440x3168 pixels
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Ali Pardiwala writes about audio and video devices for Gadgets 360 out of Mumbai, and has covered the industry for a decade now. Ali is a Senior Reviewer for Gadgets 360, where he has regularly written about televisions, home entertainment, and mobile gaming as well. He is a firm believer in 4K and HDR on televisions, and believes that true wireless earphones are the future of the personal audio industry. Ali is available on Twitter as @AliusPardius and on email at alip@ndtv.com, so do send in ...More
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