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  #2468461 23-Apr-2020 10:50
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Really am interested in the Pro version and will probably look to get it at some stage, but I'm going to hold off for just a while. I was an early adopter of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and was unfortunate to have a device plagued with screen issues. It looks like the OP8 Pro may be having a similar issue, although it's too early to tell if it's hardware or software related. Will follow this closely over the coming weeks.

 

https://piunikaweb.com/2020/04/22/oneplus-8-pro-green-screen-and-black-crush-issues-surface/


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  #2468483 23-Apr-2020 11:08
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is PBT going to sell the OP fast wireless charger too? Since the OP8 pro can only do 30W wireless charge on its OEM wireless charger.

 

 

The fast wireless charger is hardwired to EU/UK/US plugs, making it a no-go for NZ unfortunately.





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  #2468572 23-Apr-2020 12:43
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NikT:

haihaipow:


is PBT going to sell the OP fast wireless charger too? Since the OP8 pro can only do 30W wireless charge on its OEM wireless charger.



The fast wireless charger is hardwired to EU/UK/US plugs, making it a no-go for NZ unfortunately.



You can’t really justify charging premium prices if the premier hardware isn’t available. The inability to take advantage of the charging speeds means I won’t waste my money on this phone.

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  #2468609 23-Apr-2020 13:21
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You can’t really justify charging premium prices if the premier hardware isn’t available. The inability to take advantage of the charging speeds means I won’t waste my money on this phone.

 

 

 

Sure, that's fair. If your number-one priority in a phone is very fast proprietary wireless charging, you won't find anything in ANZ for several years until the tech is standardised. This happens regularly across many different categories and industries. Region-gating of products and features is frustrating no matter where you encounter it.

 

You can of course import the fast wireless charger and use a converter, but a local retailer cannot sell you one.

 

All mobile brands are in the same boat here, e.g. Huawei's fast wireless charging tech is only available via the car charger, because you cannot certify an international charger for use in ANZ.

 

It is what it is and it's up to individuals to decide if that's important to them or not.





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  #2468622 23-Apr-2020 13:34
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Nik my understanding is that the oneplus 7 pro supported 15w 5v3a PD, I take it that the 8 will as well?


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  #2468653 23-Apr-2020 14:08
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Nik my understanding is that the oneplus 7 pro supported 15w 5v3a PD, I take it that the 8 will as well?

 

 

The 7 Pro's PD support was a bit hit or miss I felt. Looking forward to testing this out on the 8 series - although our usual test benches aren't accessible under lockdown, so there'll be some improvisation. Expecting it will do better in this department than the previous gen.





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  #2468692 23-Apr-2020 14:46
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NikT:

 

tripp:

 

Nik my understanding is that the oneplus 7 pro supported 15w 5v3a PD, I take it that the 8 will as well?

 

 

The 7 Pro's PD support was a bit hit or miss I felt. Looking forward to testing this out on the 8 series - although our usual test benches aren't accessible under lockdown, so there'll be some improvisation. Expecting it will do better in this department than the previous gen.

 

 

I would be very interested to knowing if it does once you can get back into the office etc :)  Sure not as fast as warp/dash but not to far off the 20watt from the nz oppo charger.

 

I am still bummed about the 5v via qi wireless, would have been great if they did 15 but can understand why they didn't (wanted to sell their wireless charger).

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2468712 23-Apr-2020 15:20
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I would be very interested to knowing if it does once you can get back into the office etc :)  Sure not as fast as warp/dash but not to far off the 20watt from the nz oppo charger.

 

I am still bummed about the 5v via qi wireless, would have been great if they did 15 but can understand why they didn't (wanted to sell their wireless charger).

 

 

I have a 15W PD charger to hand + a PD-compliant C-to-C cable, but all the widgets for measuring throughput are locked away in the office! Hoping some of that kit can be snagged at level 3, I'm sure there's all sorts of interesting stuff being done at homes around the country right about now.

 

Use-cases for phones change a bit under lockdown eh.





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  #2470606 24-Apr-2020 23:29
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This website is selling this device to nz but not sure how legit this site is. But this gives us the idea how much pbtech will sell this to us. https://www.mobilestation.co.nz/index.php/mobile-phones/oneplus.html

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  #2470641 25-Apr-2020 07:44
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domon07: This website is selling this device to nz but not sure how legit this site is. But this gives us the idea how much pbtech will sell this to us. https://www.mobilestation.co.nz/index.php/mobile-phones/oneplus.html

 

 

thats a bit cheaper than expansys

 

https://www.expansys.co.nz/store/oneplus/

 

 


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  #2470704 25-Apr-2020 09:09
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severe display issues 

 

 

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/users_report_multiple_display_issues_on_the_oneplus_8_pro-news-42856.php

 

 

 

i recommend buyers wait till these are ironed out by the company via fixes 


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  #2471290 25-Apr-2020 20:30
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graham007:

 

severe display issues 

 

 

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/users_report_multiple_display_issues_on_the_oneplus_8_pro-news-42856.php

 

 

 

i recommend buyers wait till these are ironed out by the company via fixes 

 

 

 

 

Didn't they have this issue with 7 series too?


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  #2471293 25-Apr-2020 20:31
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domon07: This website is selling this device to nz but not sure how legit this site is. But this gives us the idea how much pbtech will sell this to us. https://www.mobilestation.co.nz/index.php/mobile-phones/oneplus.html

 

 

thats a bit cheaper than expansys

 

https://www.expansys.co.nz/store/oneplus/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow, $1900? No chance. Samsung and Apple barely get away with being able to charge that, OnePlus sure as hell aren't.


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  #2471297 25-Apr-2020 20:41
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Kopkiwi:

Wow, $1900? No chance. Samsung and Apple barely get away with being able to charge that, OnePlus sure as hell aren't.



Given that you've said you're not interested in the OnePlus range I'm not sure why you care?

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  #2471338 25-Apr-2020 23:43
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Jase2985:

domon07: This website is selling this device to nz but not sure how legit this site is. But this gives us the idea how much pbtech will sell this to us. https://www.mobilestation.co.nz/index.php/mobile-phones/oneplus.html



thats a bit cheaper than expansys


https://www.expansys.co.nz/store/oneplus/


 



I would be very dubious

Expansys looks like it could be the Chinese version which as others have said does not have band 28

I'm expecting local price to be $2k+ as uk is £889, Hong Kong is HKD8998 which converts to NZD1900~1950

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