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The OnePlus 7T 128GB is a much better phone than the LG G8s ThinQ, and is also much better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the OnePlus 7T 128GB!

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Excellence Score
56.4
84.9
Value for Money Score
54.5
86.9
Price ₹ 35,990 onwards ₹ 37,490 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2019 Sep, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.21 inches 6.55 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2248 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch) 1080x2400 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Display Features DCI-P3 100%, HDR10, Dolby Vision, Always-on display, Palm Rejection Fluid AMOLED, DCI-P3 Support, HDR10+ Display, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Video Enhancer, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.84 GHz 2.96 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #5 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 PlusRanked #3 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 640 Adreno 640
RAM 6 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 12MP +12MP 48MP + 16MP + 12MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 12MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 27mm Focal Length; 1.4um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, 12MP: F/2.6 Aperture; 49mm Focal Length (Telephoto); 1.0um Pixel Size; PDAF; 2x Optical Zoom, 13MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 14mm Focal Length (Ultrawide); 1.0um Pixel Size, HDR, Panorama, Video: 2160p@30/60fps; 1080p@30/60fps; 1080p@240fps, Video HDR, 24-bit/192kHz Stereo sound rec., EIS, Graphy 2.0, Night View, Spotlight, Studio, Portrait mode, Cine Shot, Live Photo, Video Portrait, HDR10 Video Recording, Cine Effect, Time-Lapse Video 48MP: F/1.6 Aperture; Sony IMX586 Sensor; 0.8 um Pixel Size; 1.6um (4 in 1)@12MP; 7P Lens; OIS; EIS, 12MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size; 2X Optical Zoom; OIS, 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 117° Wide-angle Lens, , Multi Autofocus (PDAF +Laser + Continuous), Video: 4K @ 30/60fps; 1080P @ 30/60fps; Slow Motion: 1080p @ 240fps; 720p @ 480fps; 720p @ 960fps, Time-Lapse, Video Editor, UltraShot, Nightscape, Studio Lighting, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image
Secondary Camera 8MP + 3D TOF Camera 16MP
Secondary Camera Features 8MP: F/1.9 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1.12um Pixel Size; AF, TOF 3D camera: F/1.4 Aperture, Display Flash, HDR, Story Shot, Gesture Shot, Auto Shot, Beauty Shot Sony IMX471 Sensor, 1.0um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Time-Lapse, HDR, Screen Flash, Face Retouching
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM + GSM
Thickness 7.99 mm 8.13 mm
Weight 181 gm 190 gm
Width 76.6 mm 74.4 mm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 3550 mAh 3800 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Quick Charge 3.0 Yes, 30W Warp Charge 30T
Included Fast Charger Yes Yes, 30W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Hand ID (Hand Recognition Unlock); Military Grade Compliant (MIL-STD-810G); Wireless charging; Air Motion (Hands-free Gestures); Google Assistant Key; Knock Code; DLNA; NFC; Miracast, MIDI; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; DAC; DTS: X Surround Sound In-display Fingerprint Sensor; Haptic Vibration; Alert Slider; UFS 3.0 Storage; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Looks trendy (albeit some might find it too shiny and gaudy)
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button
  • Water & dust resistant (IP68 rated)
  • Very good OLED display, overall
  • LG's custom launcher is simple and packs relatively less bloat
  • Flagship grade performance with the speed beast Snapdragon 855 at the core - everything from daily use to complex games, is a breeze
  • Triple rear camera (12MP f/1.8 standard lens, 12MP f/2.6 telephoto lens and 13MP f/2.4 136 degree ultrawide lens) offers plenty of flexibility for shot framing
  • Apart from the selfie camera in the front, you have an additional ToF camera - the kind of controls the LG G8S ThinQ offers with the front camera are insane - there is a full studio mode along with the regular portrait mode - where the studio mode goes one step beyond others is in its ability to move the light source in the photo around to suit your mood - overall the G8S ThinQ selfie experience is one of the best on any smartphone
  • Excellent stereo speakers - you get solid sound with more stereo separation than you'd think possible on a device this size - it's really very good
  • Decent battery life with a 3500mAh battery - you will get a full day of use
  • Support for fast charging, wireless charging
  • Excellent, premium, 'dreamy' new design, with high quality materials and top-notch build quality - the frosted glass at the back just adds a new dimension to not just the visual appeal but also the in-hand feel
  • The front has a smaller teardrop notch than the OnePlus 7
  • A bit smaller than the OnePlus 7 Pro and slightly easier to hold (it's still on the large side though on absolute scale, so if you don't like big phones, you might want to reconsider)
  • Basic water resistance (though it's not IP rated)
  • Snappy in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Gorgeous, super smooth 90Hz AMOLED display - along with the display on the OnePlus 7 Pro, this is one of the most amazing displays out there on any smartphone - you will enjoy how much zippier and smoother the phone feels scrolling through things like web pages and apps
  • Strong brightness and great sunlight legibility
  • This time it's also a flat screen without the curved edges of the OnePlus 7 Pro - while that makes it look perhaps less stunning, it's a more practical design from a usability point of view
  • OnePlus continues to have one of the most refined, butter-smooth, minimalistic (nearly stock), yet very useful Android skins, with some handy off-screen gestures, smart customization options, an excellent and improved 'Reading' mode, and Zen Mode to control your phone usage - the excellent software experience remains one of the primary reasons to consider a OnePlus phone
  • Breakneck speeds with the new Snapdragon 855 Plus (which is supposed to be about 15% faster than 855 with graphics), and fast UFS 3.0 storage
  • Playing graphic-intensive games is smooth, and the phone is lightning quick at launching and quitting apps, surfing the web and taking photos
  • Good, versatile, triple rear camera setup, almost identical to the OnePlus 7 Pro - the only significant difference is that the telephoto lens, while packing more pixels (12MP vs 8MP on the 7 Pro), lacks OIS, and has up only to 2x zoom (instead of 3x on the 7 Pro)
  • What that means is that picture & video quality is also very similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro - in daylight, the photos are clear, bright and vibrant with some very good HDR rendering - in low light too, the performance is more than decent, and the Night mode helps with that
  • The wide-angle camera takes bright and sharp landscape photos, and the pictures don't show much warping around the corners, as wide-angle cameras tend to do
  • The new macro mode is good too - allowing you to take pictures of objects closer and with much more in focus than before
  • Portrait shots are also great - the fallout between the foreground and background looks smooth and natural, and you can now take portrait photos with the wide-angle camera as well
  • The 16MP front camera is good too - again similar to the 16MP front camera on the OnePlus 7 Pro
  • Uses its earpiece as a speaker, which gives the OP7T an excellent stereo audio setup - it's even slightly louder than the 7 Pro - and one of the best stereo audio setups on a current smartphone
  • Good battery life with a 3800mAh battery, and a 1080p screen - you will comfortably get a day's use, even with the 90Hz display
  • Amazingly fast charging with the new Warp Charge 30T technology - it charges to 34% in 15 min, and 68% in 30 min
  • On the whole, the OnePlus 7T is an excellent, top-grade addition to OnePlus' tradition of providing top-grade flagship devices at surprisingly reasonable prices - arguably its best value device in recent times - it's again the new 'budget flagship' to beat - near perfect
  • Between this and the OnePlus 7 Pro, it will be mostly down to whether you value the curved screen and the pop-up selfie camera enough to pay the extra moolah - for most people, the OnePlus 7T will be the more sensible value choice
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Super-wide notch is almost a bezel in itself
  • The display tends to be a bit dull in strong sunlight though - so sunlight legibility is not particularly good
  • Having said that, the custom UI hasn't substantially changed in quite some time - it makes for an ok, 'nothing-special' software experience
  • The key USPs of the LG G8s Thinq - HandID (unlocking the phone by waving your palm in front of the front camera), and Air Gestures (shortcuts that work again on the same principle) don't work too well - they look like they need a lot more work before they are ready for prime time
  • Overall rear camera quality is average however, for the price bracket - low-light performance especially is disappointing
  • Overall, the G8s ThinQ is a decent phone, but not a very good one - it especially fails to deliver on it's key 'Air motion' USPs - in a market with many great 'budget flagships' (Redmi K20 Pro, Asus 6Z, OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7T), it will find it very tough to compete
  • The camera bump at the back may be an eyesore for some (it's subjective though)
  • It's a very competent camera setup for the price, but again it's not quite up to the level of the most expensive flagships like the Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Note 10 series, Pixel 3 series, or the iPhone 11 series
  • No included earbuds or a 3.5mm headphone adapter
  • If you want to look at even lesser expensive budget flagships though, you do have some strong options now - the two best value ones would be the Asus 6Z, and the Redmi K20 Pro - though you will be missing out on the super smooth 90Hz display and the great software experience of OxygenOS
Expert Reviews
  1. A decent device for its price
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  2. A unique smartphone experience that ticks all the boxes and gives some features which others don’t have
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. LG's lower-cost flagship has impressive overall performance, but its insistence on extra gimmicks doesn't do it any favours in the competitive premium phone space
    finder.com.au in-depth Read Review »
  4. Overpriced ...there are better options at this price in the Indian market
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. An innovative smartphone that has joined the party late...still, decent value for money
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  1. The phone's high specifications and low price keep its value high and the company's aggressive pricing will not go unnoticed
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you are looking for the best deal in mobile, OnePlus still delivers and the 7T should be high on your list
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Premium specs and zippy performance at a value that's better than its Android rivals
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. One of our favorite Android phones of the year
    wired.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. When I compare the 7T to any other phone right now, even the 7 Pro, I’m not sure anything can touch this combination of display, performance, and price
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A solid update to the OnePlus 7
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Worthy successor to OnePlus’ line-up of handsets
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Brings the best of 7 Pro at an affordable price
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. Hits all the right notes...Ultimately, the OnePlus 7T is all about value - a core tenet of OnePlus - and it does deliver
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Brings all the best features from the OnePlus 7 Pro, such as the 90Hz display and a great triple camera system, to a lower price point..If you’re shopping for a new smartphone, the OnePlus 7T is a no-brainer
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. The fuss-free OnePlus 7T's screen tech, camera and overall simplicity make it ultra-desirable
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Near perfect phone
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. If camera is not the priority, then everything else about OnePlus 7T should tick
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. Too good for the price
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  15. By far the best Android phone, at its price
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. Buy it and don’t think twice: The OnePlus 7T is the new Android phone to beat for the money
    tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. Let's get right to the point: the OnePlus 7T is the best phone you can buy at this price...It's got the chops to compete with devices nearly twice its price
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. Take a slurp because this is one tasty T...a beautiful-looking phone with some better-than-flagship features for a lower-than-flagship price
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  19. The best smartphone value of 2019
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  20. Each time OnePlus releases a new phone, they seem to improve their ability to implement the right set of features for the best possible value
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  21. One of the best phones you can buy
    arstechnica.com in-depth Read Review »
  22. Practical and premium to a T
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  23. Turning up the heat in the flagship smartphone segment, again
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  24. The perfect lovechild of the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  25. A killer combination for anyone looking for a flagship device on a relatively tight budget
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  26. Almost the perfect budget flagship
    androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
  27. A great device...something that I can easily recommend to anyone
    neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  28. If your a hardcore gamer and you've been saving up for the OnePlus 7T, get the ROG Phone 2 and you won't regret it....For everything else, the OnePlus 7T is just the right value for money flagship to buy
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  29. Lies between the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro....If you can afford the 7 Pro, get the 7 Pro
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  30. An unbeatable package for the price
    9to5google.com in-depth Read Review »
  31. Nails almost all of a phone’s most important features while still packing in a few big-ticket items like its 90Hz screen..OnePlus is still delivering on its guiding mission of offering big specs at half the price (or close enough) of today’s flagship devi
    gizmodo.com in-depth Read Review »
  32. Everything you wanted at an affordable price point
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  33. Phenomenal smartphone
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  34. Few phones get everything just right every once in a while and the OnePlus 7T is another shining example of that.... it's a steal
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  35. It might not have the sharper display of the 7 Pro, but we think the 7T is the best OnePlus phone this year, regardless of cost
    pocket-lint.com in-depth Read Review »
  36. Near-perfect...impossible not to recommend
    t3.com in-depth Read Review »
  37. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  38. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  39. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  40. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  41. timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  42. pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  43. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
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