Meet the OnePlus 8T

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There isn’t much of a difference between the Oneplus 8 and, its new and latest sibling, the Oneplus 8T. You could say that the Oneplus 8T is an upgraded Oneplus 8, how much of an upgrade you ask? well, I will leave that open for you to decide.

The Oneplus 8T features 120Hz refresh rate as compared to the 90Hz refresh rate of the Oneplus 8, the 8T has a large 4500mAh battery with whooping 65W Warp Charger vs 4300mAh battery and 30W charging of the Oneplus 8 and finally the Oneplus 8T gets better camera lense including a depth sensor as compared to the Oneplus 8.

Dimensions 160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm (6.33 x 2.92 x 0.33 in)
Weight 188g
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Display Fluid AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
Screen Size 6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~87.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass 5
OS Android 11, OxygenOS 11
Chipset Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU Adreno 650
Card Slot No
Internal Storage 128GB/256GB
Memory/RAM 8GB/12GB
Main Camera 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
16 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm
Video 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Sound Yes, with stereo speakers
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS
NFC yes
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer (market dependant)
Battery Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 65W, 100% in 39 min (advertised)
Colors Aquamarine Green, Lunar Silver

The spec and features are flagship-like, not only are you getting an upgrade of the Oneplus 8 but you will also be getting a full flagship experience on this device for around 599 euros. There’s no CERTIFIED IP68 rating on the Oneplus 8T but it does have the many seals and protection to withstand a water drop or splash. According to GSMArena there is an exception, however, you will get the IP68 rating if you are purchasing the T-Mobile exclusive Oneplus 8T+5G model.

When it comes to the design, the Oneplus 8T is nothing short of premium. It has a glass (Gorilla Glass 5) back and front sandwiched by an aluminum frame. Featured glass on the front is not curved, this could be a plus or minus depending on your preference. The device comes in two color options, Aquamarine and Lunar Silver. The Oneplus 8T features a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 which is the same as that of the Oneplus 8.

At the top right corner of the display is a small hole punch for the selfie camera. Now, the major difference with the display is the refresh rate and touch sampling as compared to the Oneplus 8 i.e. 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling compared to 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling. On the rear you will notice a familiar rectangular camera bump featuring a 48MP f/1.7 main camera, a 16MP f/2.2 Ultra Wide camera, a 5MP macro lens and a depth 2MP monochrome lens.

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The Oneplus 8T boots with the latest OxygenOS 11 based on the new Android 11, making it the first Oneplus phone to launch with OxygenOS 11 and amongst the first non-Google smartphones to launch with Android 11 out the box. Powering the Oneplus 8T is the Snapdragon 865 processor and comes in two memory options 8GB or 12GB. Similarly, when it comes to storage it comes in two storage options 128GB or 256GB, both UFS 3.1 storage.

The device packs a 4500mAh battery and supports 65W charging as it comes with the new Warp Charge 65 power adapter, Oneplus assures a full charge in just 39 minutes. According to GSMArena, The Warp Charger 65 adapter can push out up to 10V 6.5A to compatible phones. It can do this safely by having a two-cell battery built into the phone. This allows the 10V charging to be split into two 5V streams per cell, so neither cell overheats. The charger itself is also equipped with 12 thermal monitors to keep temperatures in check because all the power conversion occurs in it.

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There is more, this Warp Charger 65 will fast charge USB-Power Delivery devices. In USB-PD mode, the WARP Charger is capable enough to push out up to 20V/2.25A or 45W – this is enough to charge smartphones and tablets, including some laptops with USB-PD charging such as the MacBooks.

Finally, the Oneplus 8T is a premium built mid-ranger with a great attractive price, choice flagship specs and features that will entice anyone looking for that perfect balance of price and value. There are good alternatives to this if you are not a Oneplus fan, you can always go for the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE or the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro as they are all around the price of 600 euros with equally amazing specs and features.

The Oneplus 8T is now available for purchase from the following links:

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