Best OnePlus Smartphones for 2020: New OnePlus Nord, OnePlus 8 and More Older Ones

OnePlus, a young Chinese smartphone company founded in Shenzhen in 2013, has rapidly developed into a popular smartphone brand. Since the company unveiled its first device, the OnePlus One in April 2014, it hit the market with some of the best Android flagship phones every year. If you want to buy a OnePlus phone but still not sure which model to get, we’ve rounded up a OnePlus best smartphones list, from the newly released 5G OnePlus Nord, to latest flagship OnePlus 8, to older but more budget-friendly OnePlus models, to help you decide which one is right for you.

OnePlus Nord

On July 22, OnePlus announced its new smartphone OnePlus Nord, which is the company’s first midrange phone priced under $600. The OnePlus Nord has a 6.44-inch flat display with a 90Hz refresh rate, an in-display fingerprint scanner and 5G connectivity. Powered by a Snapdragon 765G processor, it has a solid 4,100mAh battery, supporting Warp Charge 30T fast charging, which is claimed to boast a 70% charge in 30 minutes. As for the cameras, OnePlus Nord sports a rear quad-camera setup and dual selfie cameras.

OnePlus 8 Pro

On April 14, OnePlus unveiled its OnePlus 8 series including a basic OnePlus 8 and a higher-spec OnePlus 8 Pro. It’s undoubtedly that the OnePlus 8 Pro is the best OnePlus phone as well as the most expensive one (starting from $899) so far. The Pro version comes with a 6.78-inch Quad HD+ display, with curved glass on the front and back and a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. And OnePlus 8 Pro is OnePlus’s first model to have a 48MP Quad Camera on the back and a 3.8mm 16MP punch hole camera on the front. Powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 processor, this flagship is also a 5G phone. OnePlus 8 Pro is quite a rival to the best Samsung and Apple handsets.

OnePlus 8

2020 released OnePlus 8 5G phone (Source: OnePlus)

Even compared to OnePlus 8 Pro, the OnePlus 8 is still a great phone in its own right, thanks to its similarly high-end specs and lower price. It has a smaller 6.55-inch display of 90Hz fresh rate, a big 4,300mAh battery with support for fast charging, Snapdragon 865, plus an in-screen fingerprint scanner, a triple-lens camera, and up to 12GB of RAM. Though not that impressive as the OnePlus 8 Pro, it’s a decent 5G phone with the price starting from $699.

OnePlus 7T Pro

The 2019 released OnePlus 7T Pro isn’t the newest OnePlus phone but still one of the very best. It sports a 6.67-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and it is powered by the Snapdragon 855+ SoC, the best processor available at that time. For the camera, it has a 4MP rear triple camera and a 16MP pop-up selfie camera. OnePlus 7T Pro is the replacement of OnePlus 7 Pro with some small updates and shares same specs with the 7T. If you want a more affordable phone, the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T are good alternatives.

OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the first ‘Pro’ phone from the company and since its launch the 7 Pro has become one of the most popular flagships in the world. The OnePlus 7 Pro features a curved edge-to-edge 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 3K resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. It features a 4000mAh battery along with Warp Charge 30 technology. The phone comes with a 48MP triple rear camera and a 16MP pop-up selfie camera without breaking its beautiful all-screen display.

OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T, one of the best picks of 2018, is still a 2020 best OnePlus phone choice with some top-end features at a mid-range price tag. As the new 2019 and 2020 OnePlus flagships rolling out, the 6T handset is now pretty affordable priced at $349. Powered by Snapdragon 845, it has a 6.41-inch AMOLED display, dual 16MP + 20MP rear cameras, 3700mAh fast charging battery, and up to 10GB + 256GB storage. Though there is no wireless charging, 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate, most powerful processor, this 6T is worth a look if you’re trying to spend as little as possible.