OnePlus 8 Pro disappoints on DxOMark Audio

Launched in April, the OnePlus 8 Pro arrives with four rear cameras, 6,7-inch AMOLED QHD display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset.

OnePlus 8 Pro disappoints on DxOMark Audio

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From an audio point of view, the speakers of the OnePlus 8 Pro are powered by "Dolby Atmos" with the promise of offering immersive sound through a Dolby Atmos 3D enhancement algorithm (with or without headphones). Although in reality there is no headphone jack, nor any type of adapter included.

In any case, DxOMark has just tested the smartphone with its own audio testing suite to measure performance both for recording sound using its microphones and for reproducing audio through its integrated speakers.

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The result? The audio performance of the 8 Pro has a certain similarity to that of the 7 Pro, especially in playback, where it differs from the predecessor's scores by one point at most. When it comes to recording audio, the 8 Pro shows a little more difference from its older brother.

The microphones offer realistic midrange frequencies and benefit from better control of unwanted artifacts, while the volume score is much lower due to aggressive distortion in the high end. Background recordings seem unnatural as in the previous model. In short, it seems that OnePlus has concentrated all its efforts on imaging, with excellent photographic performances, but has brought little news on the sound capabilities of its latest flagship.

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