oneplus 8t review
oneplus 8t review smartphone was launched on 14th October 2020. The phone comes with a 6.55-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels at a pixel density of 402 pixels per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 20:9. It comes with 12GB of RAM. The OnePlus 8T runs Android 11 and is powered by a 4500mAh non-removable battery. The OnePlus 8T supports proprietary fast charging.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the OnePlus 8T on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture; a second 16-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a third 5-megapixel camera and a fourth 2-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.4 aperture.
The OnePlus 8T runs Oxygen OS 11 based on Android 11 and packs 256GB of inbuilt storage. The OnePlus 8T is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The OnePlus 8T measures 160.70 x 74.10 x 8.40mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 188.00 grams. It was launched in Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver colours.
Connectivity options on the OnePlus 8T include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.10, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and in-display fingerprint sensor. The OnePlus 8T supports face unlock.
As of 15th October 2020, OnePlus 8T price in India starts at Rs. 42,999.
OnePlus 8T design
The OnePlus 8T keeps on including an aluminum outline with a glass back, yet the plan is altogether different contrasted with the OnePlus 8. The sides of the showcase aren’t bended any longer, which makes the front look less striking, yet it’s unquestionably more useful. It’s simpler to see and connect with content at the edges of the showcase. Furthermore, there’s no vignetting impact which is commonly observed on bended edge shows. The second thing I saw is that the OnePlus 8T is heavier (188g versus 180g) and thicker (8.4mm versus 8mm) contrasted with the 8. The specific reasons are indistinct however this new model feels awkward even without a case. Drawn out one-gave use can get exhausting rapidly.
The new Aquamarine Green colorway looks incredible, and regardless of it having a shiny completion, fingerprints are certifiably not a major issue. The OnePlus 8T likewise arrives in a Lunar Silver colorway, which is said to have a matte-iced finish. The camera module is moved to one side as opposed to being in the center, and its adjusted corners coordinate the gentler shapes of the remainder of the phone.
OnePlus has made some subtle improvements to the display too. It’s the same size and resolution as that of the OnePlus 8, at 6.55 inches and full-HD+, but it now supports a 120Hz refresh rate just like the 8 Pro. OnePlus claims the touch sampling rate has also been bumped up to 240Hz (from 180Hz on the 8), for better touch response. The display is also HDR10+ certified, and has a JNCD colour accuracy rating of under 0.55 as well as a maximum brightness of 1,100nits. OnePlus says the 8T has a slimmer chin since the display connector now bends behind the panel. I don’t see much of a difference (if any) when comparing the 8T and the 8 side by side. Finally, there’s a cutout in the upper-left corner for the single selfie camera.
OnePlus 8T software
Before we dive into the OnePlus 8T’s performance, let’s take a look at its software which is also new. The OnePlus 8T runs OxygenOS 11 out of the box. This is the latest version of the company’s custom skin, and is based on Android 11. OnePlus has already begun rolling out this update to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.
OxygenOS 11 features a new “bold” design, taking a cue from Samsung’s One UI. Most of the stock OnePlus apps now show their names in big, bold letters when you open them, and this shrinks to a regular size as you scroll down. You can see this across most of OnePlus’ stock apps such as Clock, Settings, Notes, Recorder, Gallery, etc, but not the File Manager app for some reason.
A quick swipe down on the home screen brings up the OnePlus Shelf, which shows recently launched apps and some contextual information from apps. This gesture can easily be changed to pull down the notification shade instead. There’s a proper Dark Mode setting now, which can be scheduled and can work independent of the theme you’ve set. OnePlus has also finally added a proper Always-On-Display (AOD) feature too. The new Insight AOD is interesting as it shows you how many times you’ve unlocked your phone. OnePlus says it will be adding more features to its stock apps and the AOD through a software update in November.
The OnePlus 8T features Google’s stock dialler and messages apps, just like the OnePlus Nord. Interestingly, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro should continue with OnePlus’ respective apps even after the Android 11 update. OnePlus has also refreshed its Zen Mode wellness feature, which now features soothing themes and lets you share your digital detox experience with other OnePlus users.
OnePlus 8T performance
OnePlus usually uses Qualcomm’s slightly speedier ‘+’ SoC variants for its refreshes but sadly, we have no such luck with the OnePlus 8T. It continues to sport the standard Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. It will be available in two configurations at the time of launch — 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs. 42,999, and 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for Rs. 45,999. I have the higher-end variant with me.
The OnePlus 8T uses UFS 3.1 flash storage, compared to UFS 3.0 in the OnePlus 8. According to the Androbench test, though, there doesn’t seem to be a big difference in read/write speeds. However, the OnePlus 8T still uses LPDDR4X RAM and not DDR5 RAM like in the OnePlus 8 Pro.
Other features include an in-display fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, face recognition, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC. The OnePlus 8T also supports multiple satellite navigation systems and the expected suite of sensors, plus a flicker detection sensor in the camera module.