OnePlus has been successfully making other major manufacturers sweat for years. The company has strengthened its position in the Android market over the years and today the most refined and powerful OnePlus model made its official debut. The OnePlus 8T follows in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed
Series that offers a feature-rich package and top-notch performance.
OnePlus 8T design and display
The OnePlus 8T builds on the design of its predecessor and refines it to the point where you get an almost frameless viewing experience with the same punch-hole selfie camera in the upper left corner that you know from the OnePlus 8 series achieve. The company has focused on matte finishes on previous products, but this time OnePlus chose a glossy coating. Don̵
OnePlus 8T is available in two colors: Lunar Silver (left) and Aquamarine Green (right).
Back to the front of the OnePlus 8T we find a flat, flexible 6.55 ” 120 Hz FHD + AMOLED 2.5D display. That’s a lot of information in one sentence. The big news here is that OnePlus has switched from a curved to a flat panel. The company claims it is “the first flat 120Hz display ever to receive an A + rating from DisplayMate”.
This rating is not surprising given the readings from the last two generations of OnePlus phones. The display of the OnePlus 8T was treated like its predecessor with Pixelworks. These include a special factory color calibration, DC dimming that reduces flickering at low brightness, adaptive color temperature control and lifelike skin tones for all content that real people are involved in.
According to OnePlus, this 2400 x 1080 pixel panel can achieve a peak brightness of 1,100 nits and has 8,192 brightness levels for a smooth transition between different brightness settings. Of course, all of these claims are thoroughly tested in our laboratory. So be curious about our OnePlus 8T review.
OnePlus 8T hardware and performance
The OnePlus 8T is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chipset and a Snapdragon X55 5G modem RF system. This combination should handle any modern usage scenario with the additional 5G connectivity cherry on top. The OnePlus 8T will be available with 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of onboard storage.
The phone has a hefty 4,500 mAh battery, which is actually two 2,250 mAh modules connected in series. This allows the two separate modules to be charged at the same time, which leads to very fast charging times.
The OnePlus 8T supports charging with 65 W and a full charge takes only 39 minutes
OnePlus is using its most advanced charging solution – Warp Charge 65 (a 65W fast charging technology) – for the new device, which claims a full charge in just 39 minutes and a full daily output in just 15 minutes.
The first non-Google phone to ship with Android 11!
The OnePlus 8T is immediately equipped with OxygenOS 11 (based on Android 11) and offers optimized animations and gestures as well as numerous adjustments such as 11 new Always On Display clock options, improved one-hand gesture control and Zen mode 2.0.
New AOD visualizations (Always-on Display) on OP8T
OnePlus 8T camera system
Wide and ultra-wide camera, but no telephoto lens
There is a quad camera system on the back of the OnePlus 8T, which consists of a 48-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and special macro and monochrome lenses. It’s an interesting choice, OnePlus offers an odd mix of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro camera systems. The telephoto lens of the 8 Pro is gone, but the macro lens is there (this time 5 megapixels, 3 cm focal length), as is the monochrome sensor.
The OnePlus 8T will automatically take Nightscape photos when the light is low
OnePlus 8T price and availability
The OnePlus 8T will be available in the US on October 23 at 11 a.m. EDT through OnePlus.com for $ 749. You can also get the OnePlus 8T from Amazon in the US, and T-Mobile is offering the handset under a slightly different name: OnePlus 8T + 5G.
Speaking of 5G connectivity, the phone will support all of the 5G bands used in the US, with the exception of mmWave, which Verizon Wireless and AT&T have massively introduced so far. This makes it best suited for T-Mobile users in the US. If you’re using the OnePlus 8T with Verizon or AT&T, you’ll get LTE speeds most of the time.
And while there is only one model in the US (the one with 12GB of RAM and 256G of storage), international buyers can choose between two versions, the price of which is very competitive:
What do you think of the OnePlus 8T? Can it compete with other phones in this price range?